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Bucking the traditional real estate private equity model

The traditional real estate private equity model is broken. Here is how it works now: Sponsor finds deal Sponsor raises equity from investors, then uses as much debt as possible (to enhance the returns to investors) Sponsor adds value to deal (renovating, building ground-up, whatever) Sponsor sells deal as quickly as possible, pays off the

We keep evolving

Have been spending a lot of time over the past few weeks speaking with capital partners, both existing and prospective. Yesterday, a guy who has backed us for a lot of years said something that really stuck with me. He said something like: “The way you describe your business has really changed over the past

Why we no longer announce acquisitions

Was browsing the LinkedIn newsfeed yesterday and came across a video a guy had posted of his latest acquisition, which included the name of the neighborhood in which it is located. The video had a ton of likes and comments (mostly from brokers) and I admit to feeling a bit jealous. (Side note: If you

Why we don’t get capital from investment bankers

Had a nice-but-unhelpful call with a real estate investment banker yesterday and thought the conversation would make for a good blog post. First: What’s a real estate investment banker? That’s a fancy name for a person or company that connects operators (like us!) with debt and equity. Generally, “investment banker” is used to distinguish the

Telling our story (again)

I remember reading one time that being the leader of an organization means repeating that organization’s story over and over and over again, to anyone willing to listen. Lately, I’ve found myself telling all kinds of people what we’re about. So, I figured I’d repeat it here, for those of you willing to listen. Adaptive:

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