At Oak IQ Investments, we are a passionate team of entrepreneurs and real estate experts based in Kansas City, focused on helping fellow entrepreneurs build more secure futures through intelligent passive real estate investments. Combining our expertise in multifamily apartment investments with our emphasis on plans, people, and processes, we've developed a proven strategy that enables entrepreneurs to establish a truly passive real estate portfolio, providing them with the opportunity to unlock all the benefits of real estate investing without sacrificing their time and energy. At Oak IQ, we're committed to helping entrepreneurs secure a stronger, smarter future backed by passive real estate.

Successful entrepreneurs are always seeking smart investment opportunities to grow their wealth and secure their financial futures. Oak IQ Investments specializes in helping these busy professionals achieve their goals through intelligent passive real estate investments in the Midwest's multifamily market. In this article, we'll unveil our winning investment thesis and explain the key components that drive its success.

Every great recipe requires the right combination of ingredients. Here are some of the most important ingredients to our recipe for success in real estate investing:

  1. Leveraging a Powerful Network: Having a vast network of brokers and other key players in our target markets ensures a strong pipeline of potential deals. By cultivating these relationships, we can identify and analyze high-potential opportunities with precision.
  1. The Midwest Edge: We strategically focus on Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas markets due to their robust demographics, population growth, employment, and other positive economic trends. These markets offer an attractive cost basis for multifamily investments and consistently strong year-over-year growth.
  1. A Rigorous Underwriting Model: We meticulously analyze every deal using a conservative underwriting model that considers over 50 metrics and risk factors. We then stress test each opportunity under various economic scenarios to further mitigate downside risk. We only pursue deals that pass our stringent criteria and third-party due diligence.
  1. Key Success Factors: Here are the essential factors we look for in a deal:
    a) A minimum 14% IRR for investors
    b) Fixed-rate debt or a full-term rate cap
    c) A 1.5-2.5x equity multiple minimum over the hold period
    d) A 3-5 year hold period (unless selling or refinancing early benefits investors)
    e) Opportunities to "force" appreciation through mismanaged assets, renovations, or new construction rented for below market average rents
  1. Proven Expertise: This is the X-factor of Oak IQ. Can a mediocre chef execute a great recipe? Sure. However, when you put a great recipe in the hands of an expert chef, the results are exquisite. Our team has over 20 years of experience in the real estate investing space, and has a proven track record for success. We have never lost money on a deal, and we never intend on it. And although past performance is no guarantee of future success, we believe that our investors are joining a team that has proven that, together, we can win…and win big.


Our investment thesis has proven to be a game-changer for our clients, enabling us to assist entrepreneurs in securing their financial future with passive real estate investments. By adhering to our core principles and only pursuing deals that meet our strict criteria, we can confidently claim that our investments have the potential to excel. If you're an entrepreneur looking to grow your wealth and build a legacy for your family, consider exploring the possibilities of multifamily investments with Oak IQ Investments.