084: How to Prosper During a Recession with Logan Freeman

Real Estate Runway

Dec 7 2022 • 29 mins

Chad welcomes back Logan Freeman to discuss the nuances of real estate investing. They talk about the challenges during a recession, and how long-term investments in multifamily and industrial properties can still be profitable in these times. Learn how to navigate through market cycles to maintain profitability and avoid panic selling by tuning in!

Logan Freeman is the key principal, co-founder, and Chief Development Officer of FTW Investments. Ex-NFL athlete turned real estate investor, Mr. Freeman oversees the company’s acquisitions and investment strategies. He also personally selects all key investment markets and asset classes to meet the goals of investors.


[00:00 - 10:12] Opening Segment

  • Welcoming back Logan Freeman to the show
  • Go back to episode 52 if you haven’t listened to Logan’s first episode yet!
  • Logan shares his opinion that there is an identity crisis in the real estate industry due to the changing dynamics of the market
  • He recommends educating yourself and your investors on cycles so that you can make money in any cycle, but understand the different dynamics at play
  • Multifamily fundamentals are strong, with strong rent growth and collections.
  • Multifamily has historically held up well during economic downturns, and when looking at rent growth, industrial, and retail multifamily, has been the strongest.

[10:13 - 18:32] How is the current market towards multifamily?

  • The average lease term for multifamily properties is about one year, which means that the property can be repriced multiple times
  • The availability of debt financing from federally backed agencies like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae has helped to create a big tailwind for multifamily.
  • The rate of rent growth in multifamily is still high, despite the recent market correction.

[18:33 - 28:36] Opportunities in Other Asset Classes

  • Flex industrial is a type of industrial property that is different from traditional industrial properties
  • Allows businesses to operate their entire business in one location, which is attractive to smaller and medium-sized businesses

[28:37 - 29:53] Closing Segment

  • See the links below to connect with Logan
  • Final words


“What do you want to invest in in a recession? It’s gonna be the necessities. It’s gonna be the everyday-life type of activities.” - Logan Freeman

“Keep your eyes up and out, not down.” - Logan Freeman

“The best thing you can do is educate yourself. Invest in yourself.” - Logan Freeman

You can connect with Logan through LinkedIn, or you can visit www.ftwinvestmentsllc.com.


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