Mar 14 2021We Love Special Situations & Story Deals
By Brian DeLucia We love special situations and story transactions. We look at good companies and good people in challenging situations. At the same time, many of our friends are also keen towards bringing value to these situations as well. Beyond the compelling economics, there is something fulfilling about saving jobs and creating more sustainable Read more ➝Mar 14 2021Family Offices Spotty on Direct Deal Response
By Brian DeLucia Throughout the family office community, leadership has been spotty across the board as families are seeking more direct investments. The challenge in winning deals for family offices is that many of them unfortunately lack the infrastructure to source transactions, let alone analyze them in a thorough and timely manner. http://ow.ly/DFFm30oRKqENov 11 2020Trading Intel Along The Front Lines
By Brian DeLucia One of the things we are proud of is that when people want to understand what is really happening in the world, many reach out to me for insight and candor. I do the same in return as well with specific trusted people. It is not about ideology with me. It is Read more ➝Aug 23 2020The dangers of performing to a metric
By Brian DeLucia In business, we constantly talk about metrics and measuring against them constantly. In the corporate world, it is quarterly reporting. In government, it is a few indices. While measuring results is important, it is also dangerous if it promotes negative behaviors. And that is exactly what is happening within the corporate world Read more ➝Aug 23 2020The Priority of building a Relationship Today
By Brian DeLucia I always believe personal relationships and many that evolve into authentic friendships bring substance and meaning to our lives. Never put building a relationship with someone aside until tomorrow, next week, or next month. As we mature in life, we value people more and must spend time with the people we want Read more ➝Aug 23 2020Why most family offices get multi-family real estate wrong
By Brian DeLucia There continues to be a lot of investor pitches around multi-family real estate to the family office community. Through our own experience within land and building development, we can spot the few elite multi-family developers among the masses contacting other families within our circles. The masses offer nothing real compelling and in Read more ➝Aug 23 2020Why Private Markets are more meaningful
By Brian DeLucia One of the reasons we love private rather than the public equities market whether it is in real estate or through traditional businesses is that we have the ability to make a more meaningful impact in helping to grow companies and create more jobs within communities. On the private equity side, we Read more ➝Aug 23 2020Practice Practicality Vs. Ideology
By Brian DeLucia There is a lot of ideology, but the best of us function by being practical.Aug 23 2020Do we need mentors?
By Brian DeLucia Do we need mentors? I believe we all identify people who give us a framework in terms of our philosophy and principles. However, we must draw a line when it comes to how mentors influence us when it comes to our strategy or activities. What worked for them may not play to Read more ➝Aug 23 2020Observing Vs. Doing
By Brian DeLucia You cannot simply read about things. You actually must do the work…. with repetition.