Results for ‘Building Adaptive’ category

It’s starting again (again)

Late last week, we started on yet another apartment renovation project. This one is six units in Highland Park. Unlike some of the other projects upon which we’re working, this building has pretty good bones. Am really excite to see how it comes out.

807 N Madison is leased up

We just finished leasing up the front structure at 807 N Madison, our most recently completed renovation project. Leasing the 10 units took us something like 31 days. We began construction in mid September of 2014, so the entire process took approx. 300 days (a little longer than we would like, due to some unanticipated

Thinking about expected value with Elon Musk

Just started reading the Elon Musk biography and am feeling inspired. In case you don’t know of him: Musk started and sold Zip2 and then PayPal, then started Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity. The latter three ventures push the boundaries of what is possible with technology in electric cars, space exploration and renewable energy, respectively. From a

Closing on another one today

Today, we’re closing on a little fourplex deal in a neighborhood we really like. It’s a roughly $1.1MM all-in project, way too small on its own to be worth our time. However, it’s near a bunch of other stuff we’re renovating, it’s a simple project (no reconfiguration of the units), and we like the area

What’s keeping me up at night

Do you know what’s keeping me up at night lately? It’s the following question: To what extent are apartments downtown and in Hollywood substitutes for the apartments we are renovating in East Hollywood, Silver Lake, Highland Park, etc.? I mean “substitutes” in the economic theory sense: “A product or service that satisfies the need of

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