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Small Axe Podcast

Feb 15, 2021

Our guests for today are John Batey and Brian Alfaro, two good friends of mine from Blue Oak Capital, a private equity firm in Houston, Texas, that focuses on providing a quality investment in multifamily space. Brian is the managing partner of Blue Oak Capital. John is an active oil trader and real-estate entrepreneur.

Let’s listen to Brian and John to learn more about mindset and keys in switching to the multifamily investment.

[00:01 – 06:57] Opening Segment 

  • Let’s get to know Brian Alfaro.
  • Let’s get to know John Batey.
  • John and Brian share about their starting journey in Multi-family space real estate. 

[06:58 – 11:25] Switching to Multifamily 

  • Wheelbarrow profits academy in Jake and Gino community.
  • The mindset shift in switching to multi-family investment.
  • Opportunity Mindset to get comfortable with word leverage.

[11:26 – 28:07] Blue Oak Capital

  • What Blue Oak Capital is.
  • Educating people about syndication.
  • Brian and John talk about their roles and responsibilities in Blue Oak Capital.
  • Multiple hats in real-estate
  • Trust but verified.

[28:08 – 34:58] Passive Investor Cheatsheet 

  • The importance of knowing your team player.
  • Background check on your team
  • Being passive investor vs. active investor 
  • Investor first mindset.
  • Learning from the sponsorship team
  • Being an active-passive investor

[34:59 – 40:20] Closing segment


  • If your great-great grandkids are to write a book about you, how would you like it to be titled? 


    • Brian; Raising the bar
    • John; Hustle in peace 
  • Connect with Brian and John. See the links below. 


Tweetable Quotes:

“It’s not about what I can do, but what can we do as a team.” – Brain Alfaro.

“It is the opportunity mindset, not a scarcity mindset that is going to help you get comfortable with the word leverage .” – John Batey.

Resources Mentioned:

Email Brian and John at and, or reach out to them on John’s LinkedIn and Brian’s LinkedIn. You can also listen to their podcast Prosperity Through Multifamily Real Estate Investing and visit their website

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