Results for ‘Building Adaptive’ category

Why I don’t write much about our funds

Got an email from a reader recently asking me why I don’t write more about the funds we run. Believe me, I’d love to! The problem is that I don’t want to run afoul of securities regulations, which prevent the open advertising / marketing of unregistered securities. The reasoning behind these regulations is sound: The

Fee for services

Lately, it feels like we’re spending a lot more time speaking with potential partners about fee-for-services deals, rather than straight brokerage. What do I mean by “fee for services”? Jon and I have relationships with certain investors where we help them buy and renovate apartment buildings in exchange for brokerage fees and cash payments from

Growing the team

An update for those of you following our progress in building the Adaptive Realty team: We’ve added a new property manager, Ignacio, who will be responsible for overseeing all of our existing apartment properties and assisting Jon with the properties we have under construction. We’ve added a new leasing agent, Bana, who will be handling

New intern?

My current intern, Adrian, is taking a break from working with me in order to get his grades up during his last semester in college. Therefore, am looking to bring on a new intern to handle some research and writing for Kagansblog and our development business. The ideal candidate would be a college student with

The culture I’m trying to create

I used to read the pieces written by Silicon Valley entrepreneur-types about company culture with skepticism. After all, I personally have never required much external motivation to work hard, collaborate with colleagues, and generally try to behave honorably. I always figured if you hired a bunch of people like that, your culture would be fine.

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