The Best Cities and States For Real Estate in 2018 (Including Surprising Top 10 'Shoot-Out' Results)

Neal Bawa once again delivers a power-packed talk about key trends you ABSOLUTELY MUST know about before you start planning your 2018 and beyond investments. This is a not-to-be missed investment presentation for both the analytical and the opportunistic investor. Hold on to your seat because the presentation is fast, fact-driven, and entertaining.  



  • The Booming US and World Economies Can they support more growth? What to expect in 2018, 2019, and beyond...
  • The Looming Impact of Rising Rates including how many interest rate hikes are likely in 2018 and when the shockwaves will hit real estate the hardest. This is an important consideration for making buy, hold, and sell decisions.
  • The Real Estate Trifecta What it is and the jolt it's already having on 2018 real estate prices all over the country.
  • The Mass Exodus That Has Quietly Started... and will have a big impact on real estate. It is reshaping the country, so make sure you factor this in your investment decisions. It will be very costly to get caught on the wrong side of this little known trend.  
  • Which Cities Have Rebounded To Pre-Recession Peak Prices? ...and where does California stand in the list?
  • The Top 3 Likely Picks For Amazon’s HQ2 With five billion dollars and 50,000 jobs at stake, HQ2 can change a city’s future.


Rankings from Trulia, Zillow, Forbes,, ApartmentList and Yardi Matrix will make city and state trends crystal clear. Before you leave, you will know the best cities in the U.S. to invest in, according to the analysis from the top Real Estate companies in the country.

TOP 10 Cash Flow These areas are poised for strong rent growth, providing excellent cash flow in 2018 and beyond. 

TOP 10 Metros For Fix & Flip These hot areas are known for having a lot of cash buyers. One of the CA cities on this top 10 list was a big surprise.

TOP 10 Appreciation Metros If you are a buy and hold investor looking for price growth, check out these strong metros.


Discover His Top California Pick (and 2 Honorable Mentions) Neal's top pick is a small affordable CA city with good cash flow and strong employment, while still being fairly affordable. It has been ranked one of the top performing small cities and probably hasn't even been on your radar, until now... 

The Out-of-State Metro At The Very Beginning Of It's Run This metro is one of the lowest cost metros in the Pacific Northwest. You will frequently find it on "best cities to live" lists. Real estate owners enjoy low property tax rates. It is also an up-and-coming city for college grads. 


"2018 Real Estate trends was extremely relevant and informative in the ever changing investing landscape, backed up by current data and new points.

In addition, Neal delivered the information in a light-hearted manner and welcomed any questions and clarifications. His presentation not only helped me focus my next investing moves, but has caused me to re-evaluate my current strategies for the coming changes. Highly recommended."

Megan (Feb 22, 2018)

"Just attended my first meetup with BAMF yesterday and it certainly will not be my last! The presentation by Neal Bawa on emerging Real Estate Trends 2018 was excellent! 

Clearly a lot of time and effort was taken to put together the research and the presentation was compelling. Very excited to continue coming to events to earn and meet network with other investors."

Max (Feb 22, 2018)

"I have been following BAMF for a year now. People in this group are amazing! Neal's presentations are fantastic, always expremely informative, detailed and well organized. 

He is always happy to share his knowledge and great tips with group members and this is very helpful. Highly recommend this group and Neal's "Emerging Trends in Real Estate" presentation in particular."

Peter B. (Feb 23, 2018)

“Neal's presentation was filled with invaluable information that is not readily available to the average investor. This group takes you to the elite level of investing. 

Many many hours of research must have gone into this presentation! Thank you guys for sharing it with me!!” 

Carlos Molina ____________________________

"Super Meetup event. Neal is an expert in real estate and rentals. He is the best teacher I have met in the last 3 decades and he is willing to share his knowledge to all attendees, including some potential competitors down the road. Thank you, Neal”  

Eugene Sussli

"Not a boring real estate presentation! Neal is a natural presenter and teacher, and the 2018 trends presentation was no-nonsense but entertaining. The Amazon predication was fun because it showed all the different pros and cons for cities from the point of view of almighty Amazon. Neal has a gift for explaining the big picture of real estate, and then breaking down all of the different factors in an engaging, analytical style. Neal was originally a technologist, so his inclination to break things down and understand them makes for great teaching." B Gladstone

"This was an excellent, hands-on working session that went deeper than almost any Meetup training one could expect. Neal is clearly an expert in both real estate investing and efficiency. There is/was so much he could automate or outsource, it makes it possible to scale up faster with less cost and risk. Great session!” 

Ryder Meehan ____________________________

“Great tips and expert advice straight from the front-lines of successful multifamily investments! Great service by Neal. I've learned a lot in those two hours - and not just about the real estate or running a business, but how to be more efficient dealing with mountains of tasks.” 




Neal Bawa is CEO at Grocapitus Investments, a commercial real estate investment company. Neal sources, negotiates and acquires commercial properties across the U.S. for 200+ investors. His current portfolio contains over 1000 units, with a projection of at least 2000 units in 12 months. 

Neal speaks at Multifamily events, IRA events & meetups across the country. Nearly 2,000 students attend his multifamily seminar series each year and hundreds attend his Magic of Multifamily boot camps. Neal is the co-founder of the largest Multifamily Investing Meetup network in the U.S. (BAMF), a group of investors that has over 3000 members.