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WBP – Don’t Wait To Raise Capital with John Azar

John is an Executive Vice President and Managing Member of MACC Venture Partners where he directs acquisitions, strategic development, capital management and growth. He also oversees alternative financing and investor/portfolio development.  He co-directed the company’s recent growth from a 2500 units owner/operator to a current 6500 units owner/operator by developing a market brand and proliferating and growing a portfolio of institutional and individual investors in the syndications of the company’s assets; as well as the launch of several closed-end asset funds.

In 2019 John launched a new capital advisory and consulting firm called Peak 15 Capital to help other CRE operators and sponsors with their capital stack.

John is also currently an advisory board member of several Charlotte based companies. One is Tabbris Coworking, which is a co-working and innovation center with a location in Charlotte to service an exploding demand for innovation-based startups and early stage ventures in the area.

Previously he was a co-Founder and Managing Partner of Boston Venture Partners (BVP), a private equity consulting and finance firm based in Boston specializing in real estate development, and structured finance.

He speaks with us about raising capital, scaling your business and pirates.


The Rundown

  • Developing A Brand
  • Inflection Point
  • The First 1500
  • Hiring
  • Source Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Scale
  • Training
  • Underwriting
  • Institutional Money
  • Internal Reorganization
  • Making Mistakes
  • Systems
  • Vetting Employees
  • Growth Mindset
  • Abundance
  • Value Add
  • Property Vintage
  • Raising Capital
  • Habits For Success
  • Tips for Scaling
  • Opportunism
  • Book Recommendations
  • Upcoming Projects
  • Take The Long View

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