General Partner & Licensed Realtor
Megan started in the real estate industry working for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in 2008. Megan built a network of real estate investors and learned some best practices for investing. While working full-time Megan began house hacking and investing in residential real estate. Megan started implementing the Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance, and Repeat (BRRRR) strategy in 2011 on her primary residence. After working for several fast growing technology companies, Megan started leveraging her sales and marketing skills to grow local property management companies. That lead Megan to get her real estate license in 2016 and started passively investing in multifamily real estate syndications. Shortly after becoming a passive investor Megan became a General Partner in her first real estate syndication. Today Megan has a rapidly growing portfolio of over $1,491 units valued at over $109 million dollars. Megan loves helping the accredited and sophisticated investors turn their grit into financial growth. Learn more about joining her Passive Investing Club.
When Megan isn't working, you can find her sailing on Lake Minnetonka, volunteering at local non-profit organizations, or traveling with her family to a State Park.
Passive Investor & Engineer
Darik graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with several engineering degrees and a math minor. He has worked as an Engineer since 2008. Darik's passion for number crunching proved useful when the Lamkes embarked on their first Financial Peace University class in 2014. Since then, Darik and Megan have paid off over $535,000 including their mortgage, and are completely debt-free! Darik's true passion is engineering and loves his current 9-5 job as the Director of Systems Engineering Kannegiesser Etech.
Darik is grateful that together they prioritized getting completely out of debt and fully funding an emergency fund before investing in real estate. There is so much more peace and stability when investing with cash. Darik highly recommends that individuals get their "Four Walls" and a personal budget in order before scaling up to multifamily real estate.
When Darik isn't working, he can be found in his workshop woodworking, reading a good book or playing board games.
Lyra is adorable and the driving force behind what we do , why we do it and who we choose to impact. She loves building things like her dad and delights in connecting with people like her mom does.
When Lyra isn't attending real estate closings and conferences with her parents she can be found playing with something musical, dancing around, creating art or building with Magnatiles.
At Megan Lamke Real Estate we are driven to help our clients achieve long-term financial security through real estate investments that can successfully be passed from generation to generation. We do this not only by offering sound financial investments, but by creating an atmosphere of trust, dedication, communication, and integrity. Our values drive us to operate our real estate investments with honesty, integrity and a heart for the common good in the communities we serve. Our values mean we treat our investor clients and tenant clients with the utmost respect. In every project we work on we partner with local faith-based organizations to teach life skills, like Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, to our tenants.
1. Safe, quality housing that provides like new condition, state-of-the-art amenities
2. Maintaining open communication between investors in order to ensure the highest level of satisfaction and long lasting relationship within the team and community.
3. To continue to expand the number of properties purchased, re-positioned, rented and/or sold, while also increasing the level of profits for all investors.
Many of our Minnesota investors have chosen to downsize their living expenses and live off of their passive income from their apartment investments. Whether you are looking to sell your residential investment portfolio, downsize your primary residence, or find your dream home, the Megan Lamke Real Estate team is here to help.
Giving back to the communities in which we live and invest is an integral part of our mission. Having the ability, courage and dedication to building financial freedom is important, but in our humble opinion, it is how one uses that blessing that is truly important. By serving faith-based organizations and neighborhoods we can help strengthen communities.
Main areas Megan Lamke Real Estate gives to:
1. Local faith-based organizations in the communities we serve
2. Neighborhood stabilization programs
3. Multi-generational education
4. Micro-financing for empowering women, especially moms
5. Female entrepreneurship, investment, and development
After providing providing double digital returns for investors and covering real estate expenses, Megan Lamke personally gives 50% of her net income from every real estate transaction to three local charities in order to make a difference in the lives of children locally and globally.