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Long term holds

Why do real estate private equity investors sell assets? After all, most private owners of real estate generating really nice cashflow hold forever. And selling forces you to either re-place the capital via a 1031 exchange under duress (eg with a short window) or to pay huge tax bills. So, again, why do the smartest

Why we’re selling 2727 E 4th St.

Regular readers know I’m not a fan of selling LA real estate, particularly in improving neighborhoods. So, why are we selling 2727 E 4th St. in Boyle Heights? The fund that owns it has a structure¬†which requires we meet a certain yield threshold to keep pace with the investors. To get the yield up above

What’s my apartment building worth?

Every once in a while, I take a look at the Google Analytics for this site to try to get a sense for what people are searching for to end up here. Turns out a ton of people are trying to figure out what their apartment buildings are worth. This is the kind of question

Why would I sell?

“Do you have anything in your portfolio that you’re considering selling?” I get that question at the end of almost every conversation I have with a broker. And it makes sense, right? You don’t get business without asking for it. But the answer is, most assuredly, “No, and I probably won’t sell ever again.” Once

Who cares if the tenants find out the building is for sale?

Pretty often, owners want to try to prevent their tenants from knowing the building is for sale. I get why this is a concern with market-rate tenants. They are paying full-whack and you want to keep them happy. But, with under-market tenants, this is just insane. What, exactly, are they worried about? That the tenants

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