About The Book
About The Book
What if you can create financial freedom and save the world?
Pulling back the curtain, Matt Picheny reveals the power of purposeful investing to improve life for you, your family, and even the world, one passive investment at a time. His uncommon journey from actor to real estate investor, exposes the power of passive income to liberate you from necessity, setting you financially free to write your own story.
From the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat, Matt takes us along on his eclectic path to financial freedom, sharing lessons learned (sometimes the hard way) to help light our way forward. Building a portfolio alongside his day job, Matt re-scripted typical real estate investing strategy with his value-centric approach that benefits both residents and investors.
From a starter home in Washington Heights to flipping houses and ultimately finding his niche in apartment syndication, Backstage Guide to Real Estate shares the keystone concepts of property ownership that Matt learned along the way.
- The tell-tale signs of a great real estate investment
- How to add value through minor improvements and upgrades
- Beginning and Advanced Strategies for buying, selling and managing properties remotely
- The most important factors to consider when vetting a syndication deal
- How to use your investments to improve life for your residents and your community
With an optimistic win-win approach and practical advice, Backstage Guide to Real Estate is for busy entrepreneurs, inspired leaders, nomadic visionaries, and change agents everywhere, who want to direct the power of their investment dollars to make positive changes in their world.
What People Are Saying
What People Are Saying
“Matt Picheny's Backstage Guide is an invaluable resource for any real estate investor who wants to make a difference in the world while earning a great return. Picheny blends his long experience on the stage — and investing in blockbusters such as Hamilton — with his deep knowledge of real estate investing to create a winning combination. It's a funny, fun, interesting, and useful book. No matter where you are in your investing or creative journey, you will learn something new from this book.”
- John Palfrey
President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
“Matt Picheny is a Rock Star in real estate. A coach, mentor, and expert in the multifamily asset class. This book is an incredible resource for anyone looking to invest in the multifamily space.”
- Rod Khleif
Host of the Lifetime Cash Flow Podcast
(the largest commercial real estate podcast in the world)
“Picheny's human take on real estate shows us that you really can do well by doing good. His positive, purposeful approach to investment is blazing a new trail. Backstage Guide is an indispensable roadmap for the next generation of real estate investors who want to use their investment dollars to change their corner of the world.”
- Matt Britton
Founder & CEO of Suzy
International Keynote Speaker and Bestselling Author
“Picheny is the Kiyosaki for the TikTok generation of real estate investors. He takes complex concepts and distills them down to something simple, relatable, and entertaining. Matt has taken lessons from his mistakes along with models that are taught in master’s programs and shares them with his readers in succinct yet powerful ways. It’s a must-read for those that want to start with their first small rental and potentially grow that to a portfolio fit for a mogul.”
- Sean Hsieh
Founder & CEO of Concreit
Serial Tech Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Commercial Real Estate Investor
“Success leaves clues and this book is packed with them! The author's unique method of educating through storytelling leaves no stone unturned in guiding aspiring and seasoned apartment investors in avoiding costly errors. With his own life experiences, Picheny leaves a clear and compelling blueprint for anyone looking to maximize success in life and investing. If you are investing in apartments, or anything through private syndications, this book should be top on your list.”
- Chris Rush
U.S. Navy Pilot, Retired
“Backstage Guide To Real Estate is a terrific book with an invaluable toolbox at the end. Picheny’s personality, sense of humor, and approach to investing shine through as he elegantly weaves important learning points into his unique life story to provide an entertaining and informative read.”
- Matthew Nayor, MD
Cardiologist, Boston University School of Medicine
“I enjoyed Matt Picheny's uniquely personal perspective on real estate investing. The way the book threads his narrative as he gained experience makes a fun and interesting read, rather than a dry recitation of technical details.”
- Greg Hager, PhD
Computer Science Professor at Johns Hopkins University
“Rich Dad Poor Dad meets the musical Rent in this powerful and entertaining story from Matt Picheny who shows the reader how the American Dream can be achieved by having perseverance and patience when investing in real estate.”
- Steven Suh, MD
Ophthalmologist & Passive Real Estate Investor