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Silver Lake rents and operating margins

Spent some time this morning looking at rents in Silver Lake. When we started in this business back in 2008, a really nice 1 bed in Silver Lake was around $1500. Today, a similar apartment goes for $2200-2300. That’s an increase of ~50% in eight years… or around 5-5.5% / year (inclusive of compounding). But that’s

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

Another flare-up in Boyle Heights

Am pretty sensitive to the concerns of many in Boyle Heights regarding gentrification, particularly after our whole blown-up bike tour. Still, can’t help but feel like chasing an opera company and a walking tour out of the neighborhood is conduct unbecoming of what appears to be an otherwise quite-thoughtful group of citizens. I know the

Today at Adaptive

Apologies for the sporadic posting; we have a lot of things cooking this week. In case you wonder what life is like here at Adaptive, today we are: Attending an appraisal of 830-832 N Beaudry, a building we renovated via Fund 3 and which we are now refinancing; Attending an HPOZ meeting to figure out

What chutzpah!

Have been following a listing in Highland Park for a little while and wanted to share it with you all.* It’s a decent-size deal in a good area at a somewhat reasonable price. So, what’s the big deal? If you dig into the listing info, you will see that the building has an underground parking area, which is

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