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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

Imagining a cashflow monster

Regular readers know I’m an avid follower of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s company. One interesting thing about BH is that Buffett never issues dividends. His argument is that he can find better uses for cash the company generates than the investors could on their own (particularly given that dividends are subject to taxes at the

Another successful Adaptive deal

We just closed on the refinancing of an 11 unit apartment building. We bought the building two years ago for $2.65MM, then spent another $900k renovating it, bringing the total investment to ~$3.55MM. Our net loan proceeds on the refi are $3.54MM and we’ve accumulated ~$250k in cash from operations since lease-up. So, today we’re

What a successful deal looks like

Just finished stabilizing a deal and thought you all would like to see some numbers. Bought this large, non-rent control property in late 2015. Renovated and re-tenanted it, with everything finishing up in the last week or so. All in for about $3.6MM. New rent roll is $369k (so, 9.8x GRM). Looking like roughly a 7.8% unlevered

Dealing with leasing anxiety

We’re going through a period of intense leasing, with multiple new buildings opening up over the course of, say, 3-4 months. Long term, this is a good thing. It means we’re finishing projects we started, in some cases, years ago, fulfilling the promises we made to investors. And, in a lot of cases, it means

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