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Why it all comes back to judgement

One of the under-appreciated qualities that go into doing what we do is judgement. Almost every project brings with it unanticipated problems, from the trivial to the potentially severe. At this point, I think it’s fair to see that we’ve seen the majority of these problems before and know the solutions. But, even now, after

You can’t juke the operating expenses

There’s another broker with whom I’m acquainted who always seems to have amazing deals to show her clients. Every week or so, I see her pitching deals with 8-10% cash on cash returns. Eventually, I started to get curious. After all, this is a tough market. I have every advantage in the world, and it’s not easy for

From whom should I borrow?

(Sorry for the obnoxious headline… my inner grammarian wouldn’t allow me to end a headline with a preposition.) Had a friend call me today asking that simple question. Turns out a broker has been pushing her to use a particular loan broker and my friend wanted to know if that was good advice or not. So, without

What I’m a sucker for…

I have a deep, embarrassing, long term addiction to low price per sq ft deals. There, I admitted it. Do you know why I’m addicted? It’s pretty simple: 1. On the tenant side, buying for a really low per sq means that you can offer large apartments at relatively low, per sq ft rents and

A well-run sale process

We’re currently participating in an interesting sale process, so thought I’d share the details. The seller and listing broker have chosen to run their process differently than most and will, I think, achieve better than average results. To understand what they’re doing differently, you first need to understand how a normal process works. In a

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