MARCEL T. RUTZ
SASKIA M. STRASSER
Who we are
We were born in Switzerland and chose an educational path that 70 percent of Swiss people follow, namely a commercial vocational apprenticeship (Marcel: insurance industry, Saskia: hotel business) and today we earn our living in the consulting and service industry. In 2010, we started our investment journey by investing in apartments and houses, mainly in Europe, Asia and the US. In 2016, we became aware of multifamily properties and in 2017 we joined the local Braintrust group of multifamily owners and investors and are now passively involved in about 13 deals with about 2000 doors.
Our Investment Goal
We monitor entrepreneurial and operational multifamily projects in booming and stable U.S. markets throughout their investment cycle.
We have extensive experience studying investment summaries, private placements memoranda, deal and market analysis, and building and networking with a variety of trusted local project partners on the ground. The goal is to invest in a new deal each year, to build a million dollar net worth in about 10-15 years* and leave a footprint of sustainable, upgraded middle-class apartment communities at affordable rents.
Giving back via Education
Realestate-rockstars.com is an online video coaching program for German-speaking real estate enthusiasts who want to better understand a passive income stream in the US with a niche investment strategy. Marcel was co-author of the book "The Real Estate System" and was a speaker in 2017 at the Immopreneur Congress in Frankfurt and 2016, the Property Investor and Homebuyer Show in London. He is also the initiator and founder of the podcast host "US Multifamily Apartment Investing Stars & Stripes" on itunes and google play
Our Investment Approach in 3 Steps:
We use a passive niche investment strategy to invest in promising C-class multifamily apartment communities that have more than 60 units.
Deals must be able to generate cash flow on the day of investment and subsequently convert to better, more sustainable and affordable B-class rental multifamily apartments within 1 to 3 years.
We prefer projects that have a business plan that will return the property to the market in 5 years or less, depending on market conditions.
*hypothetical scenario with 50'000 USD per year in 10 years