180: Expert Insight: Real Estate Development and Private Equity Strategies With Ray Mazzie

Big Mike Fund Podcast
Big Mike Fund Podcast
180: Expert Insight: Real Estate Development and Private Equity Strategies With Ray Mazzie

In this segment, we have Ray Mazzie, the managing director of Southern Waters Capital, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida — sharing his expertise in real estate development and private equity.

Ray has a diverse background with a dual degree in economics and political science, an MBA, and being a licensed attorney in Florida. He focuses on sourcing deals and partnering with private equity shops and large developers to take projects vertically. His firm is willing to take on entitlement risks and positioning parcels for future development, leveraging their knowledge and expertise to capture value.

Ray highlights the importance of arbitraging between main street sellers and Wall Street buyers to enforce appreciation through entitlements and positioning deals for future growth. With this strategy, he has successfully shifted his firm’s focus from securities investing to real estate development, with over 1700 units developed in just two and a half years.

Despite their rapid growth, Ray acknowledges that there is still a lot of work to be done, but he remains excited about the future of his firm and the opportunities that lie ahead.


00:23 Introduction: Ray Mazzie

02:13 – Southern Waters Capital Investment

04:06 – Ray’s Vision or Point of View

04:23 – Florida Being a More Resilient Market Today

10:20 – Fourth Quarter

15:40 – What Ray Sees Strategically Multi-Year Vision

19:55 – Residential Neighborhood

23:41 – Get Married to the Market, Not the Asset in the Market

24:53 – Closing

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Website: https://www.southernwaterscapital.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raymazzie/