Worcester Wed 11/14: A Review of Productivity Tools, Interview with Dan Botwinik (One of our Most Experienced Guests Ever)

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11/14/2018 3:30 PM - 11/14/2018 9:00 PM
Worcester Technical High School
Address: 1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

Part I: A Review of Productivity Tools

In this part of the presentation, we'll moderate a series of five minute or less "member show-and-tell" segments sharing technology tools that have saved time, money, or stress. What are people using for accounting? How are people reminding contractors to show up? What's the best way to text all your renters? This and more.

This part of the presentation will be moderated by Rich Merlino, Worcester Emcee.

Part II: Interview with Dan Botwinik

Dan Botwinik of Cougar Capital Management has done it all from flipping to buy-and-hold, from duplexes to complexes, from bootstrapping to doing deals. He has done condo conversion. He has built developments from scratch. He even once purchased hardwood floors direct from the forest. No matter what you want to do in real estate, Dan is an expert at it.

We're going to start this interview talking about estimating and negotiating construction costs. Where it goes from there we aren't sure, but we know you'll be glad to hear from this 500+ owner.

  • Deal structures/financing
  • Selecting contractors, negotiating contracts, lien releases, best practices, managing the project, what to do when things go wrong etc.
  • The expansion of Dan's business, including his team growth as he has scaled (at what point to bring on property managers, leasing agents, bookkeepers).
  • Landlording for his buy-and-hold

"If you have any interest in real estate at any level, you should move whatever mountain you need to move to get in the same room with this guy." -Rich Merlino, after his prep call with Dan

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A Chaotic Review of Orderly Tools
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Dan Botwinik of Cougar Capital Management

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Wednesday, November 14th

Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30pm Sign-in/Networking
    • Networking draws from Worcester, Shrewsbury, Millbury, Auburn, Leicester, Paxton, Holden, West Boylston, Boylston, Grafton, Upton, Northbridge, Sutton, Oxford, Charlton, Spencer, Oakham, Rutland, Princeton, Clinton, and Sterling.
  • 6:15pm Buffet Dinner by The Vintage Grille
  • 6:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
    • Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
  • 7:00pm Rich Merlino Meeting Introduction
  • 7:05pm A Chaotic Review of Orderly Tools
  • 7:30pm Dan Botwinik
  • 9:00pm Doors close


Worcester Technical High School
1 Skyline Dr
Worcester, MA 01603


There is ample free parking in the first lot you see, in the covered garage to your left, on top of the garage (entrance further down road), and around the back of the school


  • Cheese and crackers, sodas, water, coffee, decaf
  • Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad, rolls
  • Cookies, brownies, and/or blondies

*Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and email hello@masslandlords.net, we will accommodate you.


Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Early-bird ends seven days prior @ 12pm:
    • Public: $24
    • Members: $14 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
    • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register
  • After Early bird or at the door:
    • Public: $29
    • Members: $19
    • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register

This event is operated by MassLandlords staff. Check in with your MassLandlords ID card.


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