Results for ‘Property Management’ category

How big property management companies improve the world

As our management company grows, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how we affect the communities in which we work. Obviously, property management companies don’t have great reputations. Most people would probably prefer to rent from a nice, local mom-and-pop type who might occasionally forget to raise the rent, instead of a faceless corporation

Brooklyn to the Eastside

Was speaking with an applicant for my as-of-yet-unfilled assistant position yesterday and heard an interesting theory. Her argument was that many of the creative types who have been living in Brooklyn over the past 5-10 years are moving to LA. Ordinarily, I would ignore this kind of observation… after all, it’s not exactly backed by

Buildings we will manage and buildings we won’t

Have recently found myself explaining my take on our property management business to several people and figured I’d put it up here for general consumption. Lots of people ask us to manage their buildings and we generally decline. Why? In LA, there are basically two kinds of buildings: 1. Ones that have been renovated somewhat

Termites, housing and LAHD

You might be wondering how termites and the Housing Department intersect. I’m going to tell you. First, a bit about termites: In Southern California, most structures are constructed from wood. This is because wood is cheap, durable, and holds up well in earthquakes (because it’s flexible). The main downside to wood construction, which is that wood

Silver Lake duplexes nearing completion

We’ve got two wonderful duplexes just south of Sunset nearing completion. When we help our client buy them, they were in rough shape. There was all kinds of deferred maintenance and the tenants weren’t paying much rent. The upside was that they were in a fabulous location, non-rent control and had parking, views, decks, and

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