Results for ‘Buying’ category

What I’m a sucker for…

I have a deep, embarrassing, long term addiction to low price per sq ft deals. There, I admitted it. Do you know why I’m addicted? It’s pretty simple: 1. On the tenant side, buying for a really low per sq means that you can offer large apartments at relatively low, per sq ft rents and

A well-run sale process

We’re currently participating in an interesting sale process, so thought I’d share the details. The seller and listing broker have chosen to run their process differently than most and will, I think, achieve better than average results. To understand what they’re doing differently, you first need to understand how a normal process works. In a

Get on the mailing list

Am going to be sending out an interesting Highland Park opportunity in the next few days. It’s a little different from our usual deals, but it’s one in which we strongly believe. So, if you are a qualified investor (eg have a net worth exceeding $1MM exclusive of your home and/or income of $200k+ for

The essential passivity of the rehabber

By far the most annoying part of my business is this: I am at the mercy of the market. We’ve got every trick in the book for maximizing the rents, and therefore the value, of apartment buildings. We can take the ugliest building in the world and turn it into the kind of place that

When to order the appraisal

Recently, the question of when to order the appraisal has caused problems for us on two deals, so I thought I would address it here. Just so everyone is clear on what we’re talking about: When you use a loan to buy a building, the bank requires an appraisal be conducted. Depending on the size

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