Spent my morning at eviction court on behalf of one of the owners for whom we manage property. Not, strictly speaking, the highest value way I could be spending my time.
However, we try to manage properties the way we would if they were our own, and sometimes that means making no money and slogging through an eviction hearing.
You take a financial hit in the short term to improve the whole building for all the tenants (and the owner) in the long term.
Ancillary benefit: it does kind of excite the could-have-been lawyer I have buried in me somewhere. At least, it does in theory. Once I get under those florescent lights in 111 N. Hill St., will probably wish I was back at my desk running the numbers on some triplex in Atwater Village.
Anyway, wish me luck.