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Madison Case Study: Uh Oh, Your Remodeling Isn't Going as Planned...Now What?

  • 28 Nov 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Madison REIA, Fitchburg


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Uh Oh, Your Remodeling Isn't Going as Planned...Now What?

Having a plan when you rehab a property is a must, but what happens when the rehab is not going as planned? Some risks include Cost overruns, Deadlines being missed, Contractors getting sick, tenants stopping paying rent, Code Violations, City Permit issues, or the Contractor installing the wrong material.

Things don't always go as planned, so we'll talk about some of the problems I encountered with my latest rehab. I'll share with you what I discovered along the way and how part of dealing with a problem is done before you even know what the problem is or will be. And, of course, I'll share pictures of the before and after! Come join the conversation.

Speaker: Corban Gehler

Corban Gehler

Corban is an Investor, landlord, developer, & aspiring interior designer; uncle of 15 amazing kids, an artist, speaker, and former teacher with a 4.9 star UBER rating. He has lived and worked abroad, and currently works as a consultant with over 12 years of government experience.

He has a passion for Real Estate, Business, Community Involvement, and Design – being the difference that matters. He also co-founded a non-profit organization and served on the board of directors as President and Chairman for three years.

When he is not at the office being a faithful public servant or even reviewing all the real estate sites for deals, he is navigating the city playing tour guide to friends and family. He also maintains the title of worst pool player in the Midwest. Go ahead and challenge him to a game of pool – you’ll win! He also likes puns, pina coladas and street tacos.

The Schedule (4th Monday):

  • 5:30 pm - Check in at the reception desk, visit with your friends and colleagues, get settled in to start
  • 6:00 pm - Welcome from Chris Hake, brief announcements, and introductions of Vendors and all attendees
  • 6:30 pm -  Case Study (TBD) OR Panel of experts OR Group discussion on specific REI topic
  • 7:15 pm -  Break out into un-constructed networking, first-time guests meet with President and Founder, Chris Hake
  • 7:30 pm - Open forum for ANY and ALL real estate questions
  • 8:00 pm - Meeting adjourned, closing comments by Chris Hake
  • Meeting after the meeting: TBD LOCATION

Host: Chris Hake

Chris Hake

Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks 

Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA which has 5 REIA’s across Wisconsin, bringing the combined membership to over 650 with 6 locations! 

On a personal note, Chris and his wife, Suzanna, have three children, Tyler, Tanner and Trelan. He also has two dogs, Kona and Hemi. Chris loves classic muscle cars (Corvettes), all outdoor sports, especially golf, and fishing. As a husband, father, businessman, and real estate investor, Chris holds true to his core values and living his Life and Business Vision plan.

His personal and business motto is, “People before profits.”

Doors always open at 5:30pm (networking) and meeting starts at 6pm and ends at 8:00pm.

Additional Meeting Information:

Meeting Location:

Madison REIA

2809 Fish Hatchery Road

Fitchburg, WI 53713

Members are always FREE! First-time guests are always FREE! After that, non-members are $20!

Madison's Round Table Case Study Meetings are always on the 4th Monday of the month from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday, November 28th from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hosted by: Chris Hake

2065 American Dr, Suite A Neenah, WI 54956

‪For inquiries, please send a message to Francesca Jonker-Miranda, WiscoREIA Executive Director
(608) 616-5277‬‬ • membersupport@wiscoreia.com

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