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How to handle call-downs

Today I want to talk about a little-discussed area of money management: How to handle call-downs. First, what’s a call-down? In most real estate deals, the investors don’t send all their money for the whole deal on the day of closing. Instead, they agree to commit a specific total amount to the project and then leave

When to start lease-up on a rehabbed building?

Here’s a question we wrestle with all the time: When should lease-up begin? You’d think this would have an easy answer: When construction is done. But you’d be wrong. Usually, buildings are “showable” (eg look pretty close to complete) 2-4 weeks before the construction is actually done. And, after carrying the building with no cashflow

One lesson from our foray into ground-up construction

We’re closing today on what will become either our second or third ground-up project (depending on how you want to count this one). In going through the design / permitting process, I’ve already learned a pretty valuable lesson, which I’ll share here. I always wondered why investors wanted to see a higher pro forma yield on

A short book recommendation

Am super busy today with deals and hiring, so this is going to be a short piece. Want to plug a business book which anyone interested in marketing, even tangentially, should definitely read: Permission Marketing by Seth Godin. It’s an old book… more than a decade now. But it’s timeless, because, unlike lots of marketing

Do you want to pay the price?

Every morning, when I’m leaving the gym, I ask myself one question: Did I pay the price? What I mean by that is: Did I put in the effort necessary to get the result I want? It’s kind of a gut check, just to see if I really tried or if, for whatever reason, I slacked.

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