When you’re designing apartment buildings, you need to resolve the following tension: You want the units to be cool enough to attract tenants today, while making them timeless enough to attract tenants for decades to come. We have settled on what I like to think of as “authentic Socal minimalism”: “Authentic”, because we avoid using
One of the bad habits I’m prone to falling into is failing to grow my network of capital providers. For any given deal, if we’re not deploying a discretionary fund, it’s easiest to reach out to the 3-4 families with whom we do the most business and get one of them to write the check.
Acquisitions have been slow at Adaptive over the past few months. And it’s not by choice… prices in our core neighborhoods in 2018 have generally run way out ahead of rent growth, taking our forecast unlevered yields down to levels we don’t find appealing. However, recently, we have identified a few areas where the equation
Regularly get asked the following questions: Are you planning to venture out to other cities? Start doing other product types (office, retail, etc.)? The answer to both is that I would love to branch out. Aside from the intellectual stimulation that comes from learning new things, expanding the pool of potential projects would allow us
Thought experiment regarding American population dispersion: Imagine you picked up all of the people who live in the United States, then allowed them to pick where you put them down, with no regard to where they lived before. How many would choose to be set back down in the Northeast and Upper Midwest? How many