Win One for Vin

Win One for Vin I can’t be the first person to say this and I know I’m not the first person to think it. Everywhere I go, whether it’s a meeting, business event or backyard party, frustration over the inability to watch the boys in blue fills the air. Unless, of course, you’re one of […]

Five Months and Counting

Five Months and Counting  For just over five months, I’ve served as volunteer President of the Apartment Association of Orange County.  Having been a board member for close to 7 years, this certainly won’t end my involvement with the association and will likely not be my only run as President, but it has been a […]

I Survived the Audit !

I Survived The Audit! About five years ago, I had a large corporate client who owned around 400k square feet of industrial, retail and office space (outside of their normal business that involved a different kind of real estate). This was a fun portfolio to manage simply based on its diverse makeup and geography, but […]

Feeling the Pinch – Responding to a Slant Piece

Feeling the Pinch – Responding to a Slant Piece As an apartment owner/operator, I couldn’t help but cringe as I read Jeff Collins’ recent “Feeling the Pinch…” article. In what appears to be an attempt at explaining the rising costs of rent in Orange County, the article instead vilifies landlords and depicts a public forced […]

Volunteer Leadership – An Exciting Journey Ahead

Volunteer Leadership – An Exciting Journey Ahead Happy New Year! 2015 is off to a great start! This week, I had the honor of being installed as President of the Apartment Association of Orange County.  Going on my sixth year as a board member and my seventh year of active involvement with the association, this […]

Stepping Up to Start Up

Stepping Up to Start Up In today’s business climate, the term “start up” is often associated with web and tech type companies designing apps or products that are then marketed online, sometimes turning unassuming twenty-somethings into multimillionaires overnight. We all know the stereotypes – a coffee-fueled entrepreneur working through the wee hours of the morning […]

Not As Advertised

Not As Advertised If you use the internet on a frequent basis and well, chances are if you are reading this post you do, you might know that subscription boxes are one of the newest trends. There are a number of different boxes, each with its own theme: sports, travel, healthy lifestyles, baby stuff, music, […]

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