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SROs: A new, old idea

I read a TON about business, in general, and real estate, in particular. So it’s fairly rare for me to come across an idea that’s genuinely new to me. But I came across one last night, during a conversation with a much more experienced owner-operator, that I’d like to share. We were discussing the housing

Why I oppose Prop 10

Want to add my voice to those urging people to vote against Prop 10. Oh, you say, what a surprise! A real estate guy who dislikes rent control! Shocking! But, honestly, we’ve learned how to make money for ourselves and our investors under rent control. The more buildings that are subject to rent control, the

Help support more housing along the Expo Line

Am writing today with a request: That you click the link below and add your name to the long list of people and organizations in favor of adding more housing along the Expo Line in LA. Here’s the link. Regular readers know that LA’s housing crisis is basically the result of terrible land-use planning. We

Let’s behave ourselves

Have been stewing over the behavior of a few of our competitors, who skirt city law in order to drive up the returns they earn on deals. All businesses are subject to some level of government regulation. For a variety of reasons, including the fact that the assets are immovable, the ownership of rental housing

How increasing replacement costs imply a widening investment moat

Experienced real estate investors know to keep an eye on replacement cost when considering rehab deals. The idea is to try to ensure your property will have a cost advantage vs. its neighbors. The thought process is pretty simple: When considering doing a project, you want to look at what it would cost a competitor

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