It’s not Fair! Now what?

Rick owned a used building with several unique pluses and some deferred maintenance. He wanted to sell it so he could move on to his next investing goal.  The marketing package we put together revealed the roof was in its second half of its life. The drone video...

Legacy Choices

The way your live your life determines your legacy. Rental ownership is face-to-face capitalism. The way you do business affects the households who rent from you. Leah has been blind since birth and she’s rented from a friend and client for more than a decade. She was...

Compassion and Comparative Advantage

Income and wealth inequality have grown in the last fifty years. On National Public Radio a professor in favor of inclusionary housing dismissed the data which seemed to say inclusionary housing policies decreased the rate of construction in the inclusionary housing...

On almost dying… again…

April 7, 2019 was supposed to be an ordinary day. 18 of us set out to do the longest bike ride I had ever done. The name of the event was “Port to Port.” I thought that meant going from one bay over many hours to a different bay. Actually, the lighthearted people who...

Getting to the Top

Why would a businessman almost 60, whose only sport had been tournament chess, decide to climb Kilimanjaro, 19,863 feet, the highest peak in Africa? Here’s the story. Rick, my best male friend, got me hooked on ocean kayaking. Over several years we had kayaked in Baja...

Where to invest?

“San Diego apartment buildings are outrageously expensive! The cash flow is wretched. What do you think about going to the 40 other states with dramatically higher cash flow and lower prices?” The experienced landlady was asking me whether her son should use his...