It’s Me, Charles Dobens

Meet Charles Dobens

Let me introduce myself.

I am a Boston-based attorney and apartment investor, though none of my properties are located in Massachusetts.

Ever since I was young, I wanted to own apartments. But, taking the path of least resistance (and not the path less traveled) I decided to enter the family business of insurance after getting out of college. That started a long journey that finally brought me back to the business of multifamily investing.

I have been involved in multifamily transactions either as principal, attorney or consultant totaling approximately $500MM. I currently own and operate approximately $20MM of property in several Midwestern states.

In addition to owning and operating these properties, I also own the management company that oversees them as well. (Don’t believe what you have heard or read about just hiring a third-party management company to run your properties and life will be a breeze. It’s like sending your child away to boarding school in Switzerland and then wondering why you don’t have a good relationship with them).

After seeing the dearth of good, quality training for the new investor, I co-founded the Multifamily Investing Academy, working with new investors to train them in the correct way to acquire, operate and own multifamily property.

My law practice, is a “boutique” law and consulting firm with one specialty; assisting our clients through the entire acquisition, ownership and disposition process of multifamily property. With our experience as multifamily investors, we are uniquely qualified to walk investors confidently through the entire process; analyzing property, negotiating contracts, organizing funding as well as transitioning to ownership.

If you come to one of my presentations, expect a no-hold-barred presentation that will leave you laughing (and sometimes crying) but wanting more straight-talk about owning apartments and dealing with residents. The audiences typically include repeat customers looking to hear my latest stories of multifamily ownership.

I live in Duxbury, MA with my wife, Kate, and our four children, Abby, Jack, Nancy and Sam (ages provided upon request – hey, they change every year).

After years of running in road races all across the world, I now play the piano.

Charlie is a great person to work with. He has a great understanding of the details to make a deal work and is more than willing to go the extra mile to help his clients. I have enjoyed his integrity, honesty and company, and encourage anyone investing in multifamily properties to talk with Charlie.Howard SalpeterWashington, D.C.Howard Salpeter
I have listen to a lot of guru’s in our industry, but from the first webinar I listened to I knew Charlie was different. His information is fresh, relevant and REALISTIC he will help you avoid the pitfalls of investing and keep you on the high ground. If you are planning on investing in real estate or already own real estate I HIGHLY recommend you have Charlie Dobens on your team. Personally I think he is one of the best real estate attorney’s out there and has the experience, knowledge and passion to help you be succeed in this business. Charlie a personal thanks for all your help and look forward to working together in the future.Robert LaingAlbany, NYRobert Laing