Results for ‘Building Adaptive’ category

Leadership failure

One of the worst things about running a small company is having to let people go. When you hire someone, you’re entering into an exchange, where he gives you his best effort during the most productive hours of his day, for an indefinite period, and you give him money to support himself. It’s awful for

How rising construction costs impact affordability

Everyone knows LA is in a housing crisis and everyone is talking about up-zoning as a potential fix. But, recently, a big part of the problem is that construction costs are skyrocketing… and that’s what I want to discuss today. What’s going on? The wipeout of 2007-9 crushed a lot of subcontractors (plumbers, framers, roofers,

Long term holds

Why do real estate private equity investors sell assets? After all, most private owners of real estate generating really nice cashflow hold forever. And selling forces you to either re-place the capital via a 1031 exchange under duress (eg with a short window) or to pay huge tax bills. So, again, why do the smartest

A good podcast

Have been spending my morning commute listening to a podcast I think you guys would love. It’s call The Private Equity Funcast. The hosts are two of the partners in a new private equity shop in Chicago called Parker Gale. They have a small (for private equity!) fund of about $200MM which they’re using to

Where our deals come from

Spent some time this morning looking back at all the deals we’ve done to see if I could learn anything about how we have historically sourced. Here are the numbers: Total deals done (as a buyer myself or as part of our fee-for-service business): 81 Of the total, number that were brokered: 74 Total number

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