Must Read Books for Multi-Family Investing

Top Books on Multi-Family Housing Investing

These are a list of foundational books that should be in everyone's library who is serious about investing in multi-family properties. We are always looking for new recommendations, so leave in the comments. Note: a suggestion is no guarantee a book will be added to the list. We are not getting any commission/fees for listing these books.

The Hands-Off Investor: An Insider’s Guide to Investing in Passive Real Estate Syndications by Brian Burke
Brian Burke, a syndications insider with decades of experience in forming and managing syndication funds, will show you how to evaluate sponsors, opportunities, and offerings so you can pick the right sponsors and achieve the highest odds of a favorable outcome.

Passive Investing Made Simple: How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Apartment Syndications by Anthony Vicino
A comprehensive guide designed to teach you how to invest in Multifamily Apartment Syndications so that you can build generational wealth, additional passive income streams, and to reduce your yearly tax burden.

Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate: How a Small Investor Can Make It Big by Brian H. Murray
A practical guide for beginners and experienced investors who want to achieve financial independence through rental properties. The author shares his own story of how he started with a single duplex and grew his portfolio to over 400 units. He also offers tips on finding deals, financing, managing, and scaling your business.

Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth by Larry B. Loftis
Shows you how to use residential multi-units to generate cash flow, equity, and tax benefits. The author explains how to analyze, finance, and manage small multi-family properties, as well as how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes.

The Perfect Investment: Create Enduring Wealth from the Historic Shift to Multi Family Housing by Paul Moore
Reveals why multi-family housing is one of the best investments you can make in today’s market. The author covers the fundamentals of multi-family investing, such as finding, funding, and operating deals, as well as the advanced strategies of syndication, value-add, and exit planning1.

Invest in Apartment Buildings: Profit Without the Pitfalls by Theresa Bradley-Banta
A comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to invest in apartment buildings. The author covers everything from finding and evaluating properties, to negotiating and closing deals, to managing and growing your portfolio. She also shares her own experiences and lessons learned from investing in over 1,500 units2.

The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings by Steve Berges
A comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to buy or sell apartment buildings. The author covers the entire process, from finding and evaluating deals, to negotiating and closing contracts, to maximizing profits and minimizing risks1.

Multi-Family Millions: How Anyone Can Reposition Apartments for Big Profits by David Lindahl
A guide for investors who want to use value-add strategies to increase the income and value of their multi-family properties. The author explains how to identify emerging markets, find underperforming properties, implement improvements, and sell for a profit.

The Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book by Joe Fairless and Theo Hicks
A step-by-step guide for anyone who wants to raise money from private investors and buy large apartment buildings. The authors cover the entire syndication process, from finding a niche, to building a team, to securing deals, to raising capital, to closing, to managing, and to distributing returns.