Choosing a Networking Group

Sunday, May 15

Choosing a Networking Group The world of real estate is so diverse that when you decide to attend a networking group, the options can be quite daunting. So how do you go about deciding what group to attend? The best way to answer that question is to ask yourself a different question. What are you...


The Art & Science of Appraisals

Monday, May 02

A couple years ago, I order an appraisal report for a developer that I was working for. It was primarily intended for internal use, though it was also used to help ascertain how large a construction loan we could potentially qualify for. The report ended up being 151 pages long, though I only l...


Creativity and Community Respect – A Property Tour

Monday, April 25

In National City, CA is a multi-use development project that takes up half a city block. The project is primarily multifamily consisting of 127 total units, most of which are 400 square foot microunits. The full residential component includes these studios, a few co-living spaces, and rowhomes. T...


Sustainability Disclosures: New Regulations Expected

Monday, April 11

What is Sustainability? Sustainable development can be defined in a number of different ways, though the most common is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Sustainability is then generally expanded upon ...


A Net Zero Building Property Tour

Monday, April 04

My class recently had the opportunity to tour what is believed to be California’s second ever certified Net Zero Energy Building. The 12,000 square foot public library in Alpine, CA opened to the public in 2016 and was certified Net Zero two years later. Net Zero Energy refers to the fact that t...


Solving Traffic Congestion

Monday, March 28

A report published in 2021 listed New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston as the US cities with the worst traffic congestion (in that order). While it shouldn’t be a surprise to see any of these cities among the top ten, there are some interesting n...