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An interesting deal we won’t win

I got a call about an interesting building in Highland Park a few weeks ago. Ordinarily, these are the types of calls I love… an interesting deal, a broker with whom I’ve done plenty of business, etc. But this one is almost definitely not happening, and here’s why: Because it’s a bankruptcy sale conducted under

The benefits of being a good acquirer

Last week, we removed contingencies on the acquisition of a 16 unit building in an A area. The price is far from a steal, but it’s fair and, more importantly, works for us. The deal was never on the MLS or Loopnet. We didn’t win a bidding war. Instead, a broker with whom both buyer and

A real broker line

When discussing a deal with me today, a very good broker I know said the following, about a deal a client had in escrow at $1.1MM: “Well, it was listed at $1.3MM.” I don’t want to pick on this broker, because he’s good, but this is a bullshit broker line. As a buyer, you should not

807 N Madison is leased up

We just finished leasing up the front structure at 807 N Madison, our most recently completed renovation project. Leasing the 10 units took us something like 31 days. We began construction in mid September of 2014, so the entire process took approx. 300 days (a little longer than we would like, due to some unanticipated

What’s going on today

Just in case anyone thinks what we do is glamorous, thought I’d give you guys a sense for what I’m working on today. Am working on securing four different loans: Refi of a stabilized property so we can return ~70-80% of the capital invested to our investors Two bridge / construction loans One line of credit

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