Met with a guy yesterday who participated in the Highland Park building boom of the 1980s and early 1990s. Apparently deals worked like this: You would buy a piece of land for cash. Next, you would get the bank to appraise the land for a lot more than you paid for it. Then, the bank
If you’re going to do multifamily projects, you need to know your target post-rehab rents. In our business, we rely heavily on proprietary information from our existing portfolio. Since almost all our units are renovated to a similar standard and all our buildings are clustered in a few areas, we have very granular information about
We’re just beginning leasing on 3100 London, the largest project ever undertaken by Adaptive. This one was a bear. Among other things, we upped the unit count from 24 to 27, totally reconfigured all the units, re-vamped most of the entrances, constructed private outdoor spaces for all the units and resolved a majorly painful situation
Visited a smaller building we bought three months ago. About six months from now, these are going to be six of the nicest three bed units around, though you certainly can’t tell from how they look now!
When you’re in a hot market, every second thing you get from brokers is a development opportunity. That’s generally code for “over-price land”. And I’ll tell you what your first impulse is: To see if you can maybe buy the land on either side and have that make the project work. (That’s called “assemblage”.) But this