Impact Insider: Meet Eddie Lorin, Impact Real Estate Investor and Entrepreneur
Last week we detailed the impressive track record of our Sponsor, Strategic Realty Holdings (SRH). This week we’re here to unveil the visionary and leader behind all that success – Eddie Lorin, its Founder.
Eddie is a 30-year real estate veteran, an expert in value-add multifamily, a proven social impact real estate investor and a champion of safe, affordable housing for all Americans. Since 2001, his team has successfully purchased and transformed more than $3 Billion worth of multifamily real estate (acting as either Principal or Advisor) amounting to more than 180 communities with approximately 40,000 apartment units nationwide.
Eddie, since a young age, has been a dreamer, a doer and a proponent of the underdog. As one of four boys raised by a single mother in Southern California, Eddie grew up with modest means in an apartment community not dissimilar from the neglected communities he now purchases and revitalizes. Eddie believes that affordable housing should not be a privilege for the wealthy, but rather a right for everyone. He made it his life mission to make safe, quality housing affordable and accessible to all Americans.
Longtime impact investors and philanthropists, Eddie and his lovely wife Jane founded Healthy Apartment Property Initiative (HAPI), a 501C3 non-profit in 2013 that “builds community through health” by bringing health-related education, fitness, gardening, and nutrition programs directly to the doorsteps of residents living in lower income apartment communities. Hapi offers efficient, low-cost, high-reward customized programming to cater to each specific community’s needs, whether it is a senior, toddler, or school age population. Hapi programming is a key ingredient in the performance of SRH and Impact Housing REIT’s properties and delivery of ‘triple bottom line’ returns to investors.
As an impact real estate expert, Eddie has featured on and interviewed by leading industry experts and media including Cashflow Ninja w/ M.C. Laubscher, Wealth Formula w/ Buck Joffrey, The Sure Investing Podcast, Michael Blank’s Apartment Building Investing Podcast, Best Ever Real Estate Investing Advice w/ Joe Fairless, Wheelbarrow Profits w/ Jake & Gino, Take a Knee w/ Adam Carolla, Flipping America, American Dream TV and more.
Eddie is a member of the Mission Investors Exchange, SOCAP, National Multifamily Housing Council, National Apartment Association, and Jewish Funders Network. Most recently, he became an Official Member of the Forbes Real Estate Council and will soon be a Contributor to Forbes.