• Dec 23 2018
    Harvard State of the Nation Housing Report – I enjoy reading and gathering information. With that being said… I was reading Harvard’s “State of the Nation’s Housing Report” for 2018. Approximately, a third of households in the U.S. are cost constrained and the pipeline of “affordable” housing in multi-family is less than five (5%) of all new construction. This is alarming.  Read more ➝

  • Jul 25 2018
    Family Office Leadership in the Marketplace – It is difficult sometimes to sift through all the white noise in the marketplace. Most people are chasing money. Others are chasing their next commission checks. And everyone else is frustrated by the process. This is why I am proud of our family office community. We all have different backgrounds from how we built our successes. Mine  Read more ➝

  • Jul 15 2018
    Graduated. Now What? – We have passed the summer graduation season with all the parties and gatherings.  This is also the time of year that many people contact me for career advice. Here are a few perspectives I usually share. I understand you have big grandiose plans when you leave school.  Most often, those plans never work out. When you  Read more ➝

  • Jul 15 2018
    Family Office Due Diligence in Real Estate – As family offices discuss getting involved in more direct transactions as an alternative from paying a fund manager, real estate is the common investment of choice for many families looking at direct assets – especially multi-family properties. If a family’s background is real estate, this can be a natural transition.  If your family has  Read more ➝

  • Jul 15 2018
    Building a Culture of Diversity – To maximize the success of any organization, you need to attract and build around the best talent. As a leader myself, it is always my priority to build a team around people with not only talent, but passion and purpose to make a difference in the marketplace.  To make this happen, organizations need to  Read more ➝

  • Jul 15 2018
    Why Most Meetings are a Waste of Time – As I get older and (hopefully) wiser, I have been more guarded of my time. My views have evolved on time set aside for meetings. While I believe the importance of an in-person meeting remains a timeless fundamental to business, most meetings held are a waste of time. Here’s why. Meetings are often distracted,  Read more ➝

  • Jun 18 2018
    Retail Real Estate Evolving with Changing Demographics – I was recently interviewed to provide some insights on the changing retail real estate market. This was a fun topic since we are principal retail developers ourselves. While most simply put a blanket on the retail market by saying it is over, I believe this is hardly the case. The real fact is  Read more ➝

  • Jun 17 2018
    Infrastructure Finance gaining steam in 2018 – Investments in Infrastructure has always been tricky to many investors and developers alike. There are a lot of investment groups that have always been intrigued by infrastructure, but never sure how to generate compelling returns.  Developers and especially government entities have always faced challenges in attracting capitalization for their infrastructure projects. Recently, we are  Read more ➝

  • Jun 17 2018
    How Blockchain Technology evolves the next century – As our world becomes more device driven, technology continues to evolve. Blockchain is leading this evolution of technology as we look ahead to the next generation beyond the cloud. In the months ahead, you will hear more about decentralized solutions. In the financial industry, including with the trading of digital currencies, there is an intriguing  Read more ➝

  • Jun 11 2018
    Los Angeles Rivals New York in Foreign Capital Allocation – Foreign Capital has always been attracted to New York, but in recent months, we are seeing significant increases in foreign capital being deployed into Los Angeles. In fact, Los Angeles is now rivaling New York in the allocation of foreign capital. At Arrivato, we happen to be active in various roles in both markets.  Read more ➝