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Who passes on a 7% unlevered deal?

We just cancelled escrow on a deal that I thought was pretty likely to end up a 7% unlevered return. How do you pass up a deal like that, particularly in this market? I know this is going to sound crazy to long-time readers, but, sometimes, it’s not about the numbers. On this particular deal,

Heading to RealShare tomorrow

Tomorrow, am headed to RealShare, which is the premier LA multifamily event. Why?   A huge part of doing deals is having the relationships necessary to get your offer picked over others’. Those relationships generally get created during deals. The more you close, and the better you behave, the more brokers like you. But it’s easy

The importance of a diligence checklist

The diligence process for a multifamily building is complex. In essence, you are buying a small business, often using a lot of debt. And, if you’re buying the kind of beat-up buildings in which we specialize, often you’re doing the deal with missing / incorrect information from the seller. To make sure you don’t miss

What I do all day

Someone asked me this weekend what, exactly, I do all day. The truth is, many days, I don’t do much more than read. Sure, people come into my office for guidance on how to handle tricky issues. But, in those cases, I try to get the person asking the question to make a recommendation, which

What is the difference between “price” and “value”?

Answered this question on Quora yesterday and thought it would be interesting to re-post here: The key to understanding “value” is to separate it from “price”. “Price” is the amount of a given currency at which a buyer is willing to buy or a seller is willing to sell (sometimes, those numbers overlap, in which

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