January 22, 2024

JF3427: Sewage Lagoons and Other Deal Killers in Mobile Home Park Investing ft. Ferd Niemann




Ferd Niemann, a seasoned mobile home park operator and real estate attorney, dives into the niche world of mobile home park investing. He shares expert insights about the nuances of real estate law, the specifics of mobile home park operations, and some of the risks associated with mobile home park investing that investors often overlook.

Key Takeaways

  • Transitioning to Mobile Home Park Investing: Ferd Niemann shares his journey from working in insurance and as a county appraiser to becoming a real estate lawyer and mobile home park operator. He emphasizes the shift from single-family homes to mobile home parks due to competitive market conditions and the pursuit of greater returns.
  • Navigating the Challenges of Mobile Home Parks: Ferd discusses the unique challenges of mobile home park investments, including zoning issues, the value of vacant sites, and the significance of local market conditions. He provides insights into managing these challenges, emphasizing the importance of due diligence and understanding local market dynamics.
  • Strategic Approaches and Best Practices for Mobile Home Park Operations: The episode covers strategic approaches to mobile home park investing, such as focusing on parks with potential for infill and improvement, and the benefits of owning multiple parks in a region for managerial efficiency. Ferd also delves into best practices for setting up legal entities for different aspects of the investment to mitigate risks and streamline operations.

Ferd Niemann | Real Estate Background

  • The MHP Law Firm
  • Portfolio:
    • 1,500 mobile home park sites
    • Various LP investments
  • Based in: Kansas City MO
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  • Best Ever Book: Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman
  • Greatest Lesson: Trust your gut.



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