The Forecast for Rent Rates Through 2023

Friday, October 15

My investments consist of SFR's and a bunch of LP & GP interests in commercial multifamily apartments. In 2021 we have seen quite an acceleration in unit rent rates across our multifamily portfolio. Our prognosis for 2021 was optimistic but cautious. But one of the disadvantages to my persona...


What the Covid 19 Recession Means for Multifamily Real Estate

Friday, May 01

The news these days is moving rapidly and making fools out of Wall Street analysts, hedge fund managers, and yes, even us real estate investors. Back in March, Goldman Sachs produced “research” that described that the U.S. economy would likely experience a “V”-shaped recovery as Covid-19 was only...


7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Investing In Real Estate

Friday, January 31

I’ve been investing in real estate for many years. It has been the single best investment strategy I’ve ever used to build wealth and passive income. Today, however, I was musing on how it could have been better over the years. Unfortunately, I’m like most people in that I have the unfortunate te...


The 2020 Outlook for Multifamily Investing

Friday, December 27

2019 was a strong year for multifamily investing and the year ahead looks to be more of the same. There is a significant amount of capital in U.S. markets searching for yield with very few alternatives. Multifamily apartments will remain one of the more attractive asset classes for yield. Althoug...


What is the Ideal "Hold Time" For a Property?

Sunday, December 01

This is a question I was recently asked by one of our multifamily investors. Most of our projects are projected on a 5-year hold. She was wanting to know why. That is a great question. As I was thinking about this question, it occurred to me that this question should be applied to any piece of re...


Where Are We In the Real Estate Cycle?

Friday, September 27

One of the biggest questions today is about the real estate cycle. Where are we? While it's not possible to determine with pinpoint accuracy where we are in the cycle and where the market is headed, we can look at data and get a general orientation. One of the most helpful data points in determin...