Don't commit your hard-earned capital without doing your due diligence. It is better to be with a great manager in a good deal than in a great deal with a bad manager.
When evaluating a real estate investment, you have to look under the hood. And when you get under there, you better know the difference between a radiator and an alternator. You don't buy a car just looking at the horsepower and you shouldn't buy an investment just looking at the projected return.