EP 158: From Tragedy and Grief to Becoming a Multifamily Syndicator with Chat Sarmiento-Steinwald

multifamily syndication Feb 12, 2021

You have to feel the fear and do it anyway. On today’s episode, we talk with Chat Sarmiento-Steinwald, multifamily syndicator and investor, about how you can overcome fear and manifest the life you want through real estate investing.

After the sudden death of her husband, Chat began investing in real estate as a necessity. Through education and networking, she began to invest in apartment syndications and then transitioned to become a general partner. We discuss with Chat how to bring value to a team, what questions to ask when choosing a team, and resources you can use to under write large syndication deals. Chat also shares how she overcame the challenges she faced as a female in a male dominated industry.

Chat Sarmiento-Steinwald is a native of the Philippines. Her dream, as a child, just like any other Filipino was to live in America. As a best laid plan to pursue her dream to come to America, she worked as an Accounts Analyst with Philippine Airlines for two years to use her travel benefit to migrate to the USA. She migrated to Los Angeles at the age of 23, armed with a hundred dollars and a degree in accounting and a fearless drive for the American dream. After landing a job at Dunn & Bradstreet as a Trust Accountant, becoming a mother, and opening an award-winning spa, she decided to focus on multi-family and commercial real estate investing. Chat has become a limited partner in 800 apartment units and a GP in over 400 units.

Chat has also co-founded a women’s group focusing on Multifamily investing called Multifamily Women’s Mastermind with over 500 very successful and active members in the industry. She is also a chapter leader and host for a meet up in Los Angeles area. Chat loves to travel and loves to give back and plans to do more philanthropic works in the near future.

On today’s episode, we discuss a ton with Chat including:

  • Ways to learn about multifamily syndication
  • How to transition from a limited to a general partner
  • What questions to ask when evaluating a potential syndication team
  • How to invest by showcasing the value you can provide others
  • The importance of knowing your value


Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

The Only Woman in the Room Compiled by Ashley Wilson


Contact Information

Facebook – Chat Sarmiento-Steinwald

IG – Chat Sarmiento-Steinwald

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