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Pro tip: Don’t move the mailbox

When you renovate an apartment building, you may be tempted to move and/or replace the mailbox. Don’t. Why? When you install a new mailbox for an apartment building, it comes unlocked. The USPS needs to install a master lock so that the mail-carrier can access the slots. But, due to budget cuts, the USPS is down to

229 S Avenue 60 is done

Thought you’d appreciate seeing pics of our latest project, a seven unit building on Avenue 60 in Highland Park. The units are pretty awesome and come with lots of parking. Best of all, they’re walking distance to all the interesting galleries, bars, restaurants on Figueroa. There’s a one bed at and six three beds at

What we talk about when we talk about appreciation

Have been doing some thinking about appreciation and how it affects our business. First, what is appreciation? It is the tendency, over time, of the price of real estate (in Los Angeles, anyway) to increase. A bit of clarification: Obviously, there is no guarantee that real estate will increase in price over any particular time

What to build in LA right now

Periodically, I’m asked to answer the following question: What part of the real estate business is most attractive for a new entrepreneur right now? So I think about this question a lot. And my answer right now is: Condos for old people. As I’ve said here before, I’m among the oldest Millennials. Therefore, I’m experiencing

363 S Leslie is fully leased

You may remember 363 S Leslie, a 4plex we recently completed in Highland Park. Here’s a pic to jog your memory: Am happy to report that leasing is done. Better yet: Our rents came in materially higher than we originally pro forma’d. So, instead of the 6.3% unlevered yield we expected out of the property, I

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