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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

An irritating refinancing issue

Have just begun the process of refinancing 201 N Ave 55, a 12 unit property we renovated and recently stabilized. Thought I’d share with you an irritating issue I’m running into, so that you aren’t surprised when it happens to you. Let me begin by giving you some sample numbers. These aren’t actuals for the

Some advice I wish I had received

Going back to Princeton for reunions recently caused me to do some thinking about my personal network, which led me to thinking about advice I wish I had received when I was a kid. The advice is this: Your personal network is the most important factor in your career; Your highschool and college years are

Why I intentionally have a bunch of vacant apartments

Right now, I have a bunch of apartments sitting vacant. That sounds crazy, right? After all, we are in the business of renting apartments. Having vacancies means we’re intentionally not maximizing revenue, which means a lower return to us and our investors. So what’s going on? Well, we bought a bunch of buildings a few years

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