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Passing on some great management advice

Sorry for the limited posting last week; I was up in SF at the EisnerAmper Real Estate Private Equity Conference. At the conference, heard a talk about building an “excellent, enduring organization”, which is obviously what we are trying to do here at Adaptive. The talk included several good pieces of advice, but one really stood

Pro tip: Don’t move the mailbox

When you renovate an apartment building, you may be tempted to move and/or replace the mailbox. Don’t. Why? When you install a new mailbox for an apartment building, it comes unlocked. The USPS needs to install a master lock so that the mail-carrier can access the slots. But, due to budget cuts, the USPS is down to

Pondering single family home brokerage

As deals become harder to find in this cycle, we’re thinking about new ways to expand our business. One of the options is to make a push into single family home brokerage. Before you keel over, understand: I’m not advocating that people buy single family homes as investments. Except in very specific circumstances (like 2009-2011),

Giving a talk today

Today, am going to speak to Mott Smith’s real estate development class at USC. The topic? Capital structures for real estate entrepreneurs… or, in other words, how to build a real estate business from scratch without starving. Here’s the rough outline for my talk: First: Do good deals Why a small asset base is a problem

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