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How He Went from the Military to Multifamily with Brian Briscoe

Today’s guest is Brian Briscoe, the co-founder, and principal in the real estate investment firm Four Oaks Capital. He is also the host of the Diary of an Apartment Investor podcast, helping aspiring apartment investors become experienced apartment investors.


He is an active duty marine Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and is currently stationed at the Pentagon.


Let’s dig in to learn more about Brian’s inspiring story of how he went from the Military to the Multifamily.




[00:01 – 05:30] Opening Segment

  • Let’s welcome Brian Briscoe to the show.

  • Brian shares more about the background of his career journey and how he got into real estate.

  • The power behind leverage in real estate.

[05:31 – 16:15] How He Went from the Military to Multifamily

  • The reason why he pivoted to multi-family investing.

  • Brian shares his plan to focus on four oaks capital after retiring from the Marine Corps.

  • Syndication

  • Educational course

  • Cashflow concierge

  • Brian talks about the market in Georgia and Carolina and why he chooses to invest there.

  • Why he relocate to Idaho falls after he retires.

[16:16 – 29:45] Vetting The Right PM for Your Property

  • Brian talks about where he sees the opportunity in today’s market, how he approaches it, and gets the deals.

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  • Brian’s experience in managing the 16 up to 80 unit multifamily space and how it is compared to the larger unit that he manages.

  • Vet and approach the right property management, especially for the mid-size space.

  • Executing the business plans.

  • The concept and background of the Diary of an Apartment Investor podcast.

  • How to connect with Brian.

  • See links below

[29:46 – 37:51] The Bullseye Round

  • Apparent Failure:

  • His second property that never cash-flow.

  • Digital Resource:

  • LinkedIn.

  • Most Recommended Book:

  • The book of Mormon

  • Raising Capital for Real Estate by Hunter Thompson

  • Daily Habit:

  • His count-down.

  • Current Curiosity:

  • Financial Market.

  • I Wish I Knew When I Was Starting.

  • That he could do multifamily.

  • Best Place to Grab a Bite

  • Nando’s Peri-peri chicken

  • How to connect with Brian

  • See links below

  • Final words from me

Tweetable Quotes:

“if you’re doing that 40 or 50 units, you’re very limited to the companies that come in and do it because the larger companies are going to charge you an arm and a leg to give you that management that you’re asking ” – Brian Briscoe.

“Multi-family is a way that I could basically cut several years of my timeline” – Brian Briscoe.

“The most important thing to ask your potential PM is, can they execute your business plans.” – Brian Briscoe.

You can connect with Brian on Linkedin or via email to

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