Results for ‘Buying’ category

Why we’re sticking to our knitting

Regularly get asked the following questions: Are you planning to venture out to other cities? Start doing other product types (office, retail, etc.)? The answer to both is that I would love to branch out. Aside from the intellectual stimulation that comes from learning new things, expanding the pool of potential projects would allow us

Finishing up another one

We’re just finishing a 6 unit deal in an area where we’ve done a ton of business, and thought you guys would like to see pics. The ads went up this past Monday (so, seven days ago) and already 5 of the 6 units are spoken for. Think the unlevered yield on this one is

A really scary roof deck

Came across a listing for a renovated building yesterday that made me very scared for the potential new owner. To be clear, this was a nicely renovated building, with brand new systems, high-quality finishes, decent taste, etc. And the rents were pretty good – around $2500 for 2 beds with no parking, which, for the

Two types of potential investors

When I speak with potential capital providers, I hear two very different ways of thinking about investing in our projects. The first group of investors thinks about things in terms of a return target. These investors trust us and like what we do. They are concerned about where we are in the real estate cycle

The most important variable

In a recent email to investors in Adaptive Realty Fund 4, I wrote: “In our business, there are three types of variables (of varying degrees of magnitude): Things we can’t control… Things we can control… Things over which we have some, but not total, control…” Spent the rest of the letter discussing the most important

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