Managing Apartments During COVID

We and our partners have remained intensely focused on operations and tenant engagement since early March. For now, our on-site property management teams have done a great job navigating the operational challenges of COVID. We’ve found ways to manage work requests, rent collections, and leasing engagement within the constraints of social distancing. According to the … Read more Managing Apartments During COVID

Global Influences on Local Investments

Many times, the outcome of an investment, both positive and negative, are outside of our control. While they cannot be influenced, they are dangerous to ignore. In this post, I’ll explain why the low yields of global bonds may significantly affect returns of your US real estate investments. Location, Location, Location… And Perspective Let’s take … Read more Global Influences on Local Investments

Key Drivers for Apartment Investments

We’ve already discussed the many benefits of investing in apartments (see 5 Reasons Apartments may be the IDEAL Investment). But what are the key value drivers that determine whether a deal will be successful? Well, it turns out that having 25+ years of experience in analyzing stocks help quite a bit when analyzing apartment investments. … Read more Key Drivers for Apartment Investments

Thoughts from Houston and the Importance of Forced Appreciation

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Hats off to the guys from Disrupt Equity and Wolfe Investments for organizing a tremendous maiden event. Roughly 250 people attended the first Multifamily Investor Network conference with the overwhelming consensus that it was time well spent. Each session focused on education, insights, targeted networking, and as promised, there wasn’t a single sales pitch. Following … Read more Thoughts from Houston and the Importance of Forced Appreciation

5 Reasons Apartments may be the IDEAL Investment

For more than 25 years I’ve dedicated my career to investing in stocks. Bonds were interesting too, but they were largely tools for diversification. They protected your portfolio during those nasty periods when stocks sold-off. It wasn’t until more recently that I discovered what may be the IDEAL investment: passive apartment syndications. In this post, … Read more 5 Reasons Apartments may be the IDEAL Investment