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Small Axe Podcast

Dec 18, 2023

Uncover the key takeaways and wisdom in the dynamic world of real estate. Welcome to the Small Axe Podcast! In this episode, Nico welcomes Cody Laughlin for a compelling discussion on Cody's transformative journey in the real estate industry. The conversation unfolds into Cody's background in a traditional household, his nursing career, and the pivotal moments during the 2008 financial crisis. Cody shares insights on becoming a landlord, navigating real estate complexities, and the paradigm shift toward multifamily investments. This episode encapsulates Cody's wealth of experience and offers aspiring real estate entrepreneurs valuable lessons.


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

  • The Economic Strength of Texas in Real Estate Investing
  • Navigating Increased Expenses in Real Estate Operations
  • Strategies for Managing Expenses and Improving Operational Efficiency
  • Importance of Customer Service and Resident Retention in Real Estate
  • Building a Successful Real Estate Portfolio
  • And so much more!


Listen until the end to get a very exciting surprise!



About Cody Laughlin:

Cody Laughlin is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Blue Oak Capital. Mr. Laughlin is the director of Acquisitions and Chief Investment Officer and oversees the company’s acquisitions and business development. Cody has eleven years of experience in alternative investments. Prior to Blue Oak Capital, Mr. Laughlin was the founder and President of Laughlin Investment Group, LLC, a privately held real estate investment group where he managed the company’s acquisition portfolio of residential real estate. In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Mr. Laughlin worked as a Registered Nurse in the Texas Medical Center. He is a graduate of McNeese State University with a bachelor’s degree in science of Nursing.


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