Results for ‘Buying’ category

Concentration vs. diversification

One of the interesting issues with managing other people’s money is having to decide how exactly to allocate that money among projects. At any given fund size, you need to decide whether you should do a small number of big deals or a large number of small deals. All the theory points toward diversifying. After

Apologies for the lack of posts

Didn’t write Friday or Monday because I’ve been slammed. We were finishing up diligence on the first deal for Adaptive Realty Fund 3, our latest investment vehicle. Late last night, we removed contingencies, with closing to come early next week. On top of that, my very capable assistant has been out sick, so I’m doing

Some stats on our business

Jon and I are hiring a photographer to go back and document all of the buildings we’ve renovated. She asked for a list, so I went back through my records to produce one. Thought you would be interested in the results of my research: Completed gut-renovations on 25 buildings totaling 156 units Renovations in progress

Taking apart a deal: An East Hollywood Duplex

Today, I’m going to try something new: Taking a look at a deal in one of our neighborhoods so that we can get a sense for what the numbers look like for the new owner. So, let’s take a look at an East Hollywood duplex that sold yesterday. I should start out by saying I didn’t offer

Off market-deal

Not to beat a dead horse, but: We have a reasonably interesting, off-market 4plex deal that we’re going to send out tomorrow. It’s not going to set anyone’s world on fire, but we think it’s a worthwhile project for someone who likes Silver Lake and is willing to do some work to add value. And

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