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Small Axe Podcast

Nov 13, 2023


Welcome to the captivating world of real estate investing with Nico Salgado on the Small Axe Podcast. In this episode, Nico extends a warm welcome to Vlad Arakcheyev, who unfolds his journey from graphic designer to real estate aficionado amidst the backdrop of COVID challenges. Catalyzed by a transformative Texas event, Vlad’s shift from single-family to multifamily real estate showcases his tenacity in networking and continual learning. Join us as Vlad delves into the details of his inaugural syndication deal, navigating challenges, and extracting invaluable lessons from unforeseen obstacles, in the dynamic landscape of real estate transactions.


Here is a breakdown of what to expect in this episode:

  • Vlad's Transition: Multifamily to Land Development
  • Sarasota, Florida: Vlad's Dive into Land Conversion
  • Kansas City Joint Venture: Cold Calling Success Story
  • Olga's Vital Role: The Power of Partnership in Real Estate
  • From Joint Ventures to Syndications: Vlad's Evolution in Real Estate
  • And so much more!


About Vlad Arakcheyev:

Vlad Arakcheyev is the Principal of Zontik Ventures, a privately held commercial property investment company. Zontik Ventures aims to generate long-term wealth by engaging in real estate investments in collaboration with investors. Vlad brings to the table a wealth of experience in sales and marketing, particularly in the realms of residential and commercial real estate. His role involves spearheading direct marketing initiatives and overseeing acquisition and disposition activities, with a focus on distressed and off-market properties. Vlad is adept at negotiation in property acquisitions and employs various creative financing strategies to optimize deals. Additionally, as a licensed real estate agent in New Jersey, he has cultivated a robust network comprising investors, real estate agents, contractors, and other pertinent stakeholders in the industry.


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