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How we think about apartment design

When you’re designing apartment buildings, you need to resolve the following tension: You want the units to be cool enough to attract tenants today, while making them timeless enough to attract tenants for decades to come. We have settled on what I like to think of as “authentic Socal minimalism”: “Authentic”, because we avoid using

Finishing up a five unit

Just finished a cool five unit building in an area we know really, really well. It’s actually the third building we’ve done on the same block! To be honest, we knew this deal was a great one the moment we got it under contract… it was so good that the broker tried to chase us

One unit left at our brand new complex on Ave 50 in Highland Park

Think we still have one unit left at the small building we just built on Ave 50, right near all the cool stuff in Highland Park. It’s a 3/2 with two parking spaces, laundry, AC, etc. for around $3000. Figueroa there is probably the most interesting retail corridor in the city right now… loads of

Competing with cowboys

We spend a lot of time looking at rental listings to ascertain market pricing for apartments of various types in different neighborhoods. Recently, we’ve seen a lot of renovated product come onto the market. Out of interest, I often check to see who owns the buildings and whether they’ve pulled the relevant permits for the renovations. Very, very

4424 Burns is done

Yet another renovation project. This one is walking distance to Virgil Village / Sunset Junction. The building is a mix of 3 bed / 2 bath and 1 bed / 1 bath units. The 3/2s, pictured below, are really impressive. I think they’re the best 3 beds we’ve ever done… great ceiling height, great windows, all the

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