Arixa Capital has released a new white paper focused on the U.S. housing market and single family homes as an asset class for investors to consider. The white paper is based on Arixa's concrete experience investing in this area in recent years, working with local operators who buy properties in a specific geographic area, renovate them, and either lease the homes or resell them.
The white paper explains various ways that investors can gain exposure to this asset class, which Warren Buffett recently endorsed as underpriced and attractive. The author explains the advantages and disadvantages of various investment strategies for both active and passive investors.
The white paper also explains that the activity of thousands of local operators is already helping to work through the backlog of foreclosed homes. Attracted by appealing profits, local operators will help the housing market to heal over the next several years. Policies that aim to solve the problem on a mass scale are neither needed nor advisable.
For a copy of our white paper, please click here.
This year's event is set for Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anderson School. For details, including speakers and registration, please visit the conference website: http://arixacapital.com/conference. What Makes this Event Special Last year, our event drew over 220 attendees for networking, refreshments and a lively panel discussion among some of Southern California's most established and interesting real estate investors. The reason our event has succeeded while other conferences sometimes draw limited attendance include three main factors:
(1) Great Panel. The panel discussion is unusually candid, as we track a core group of investors through the full real estate market cycle. This "longitudinal study" aspect of our event is unique. We are told each year that our panel is one of the best, or the best, among all the California conferences.
(2) The Price is Right. At only $20 per person ($15 with pre-registration), including food, beer and wine, there is no better value than our conference. We thank our key sponsors including the Ziman Center at the Anderson School, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, for keeping the cost to a minimum.
(3) Excellent Networking. Our event starts with a one-hour reception during which you will meet valuable contacts in a collegial atmosphere. At the reception and after the discussion, you can meet the panelists and other professionals and investors in our industry.
Arixa's latest activities include:
- The growth of our investment programs,
- Upcoming events and Arixa's first assignment as a receiver for a shopping center in Phoenix; and
- Information on our 2012 Real Estate Round Table Discussion
This podcast explains the pricing and terms private lenders can expect when lending to established, high volume single family residential rehabilitation specialists. It also explains the loan-to-cost and loan-to-value underwriting criteria that are typical in our market as of mid-2011. The current market is profitable for both lender and borrower, and provides an appealing opportunity for real estate investors looking for high current yields with a solid margin of safety.
This podcast addresses the question "Why do borrowers need private lenders like Arixa Capital?" The answer is that banks will only make loans that fit into their current, restrictive criteria. Many of the loans we make are good quality loans but they don't fit banks' current lending criteria. Please watch our blog as we will be posting one new podcast roughly every week. There will be about 30 podcasts total in this series. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, please sign up for our newsletter or give us a call at 310-846-1754.
UCLA Extension Course
Instructor: Jan B. Brzeski
Saturday, February 26, 2011
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please join us Wednesday, February 2nd at the Anderson School at UCLA for an evening of networking and insights from a group of prominent Los Angeles-based real estate investors. Our confirmed panelists include:
- John Brady, Head of Global Real Estate, Oaktree Capital Management
- Sam Freshman, President and Founder, Standard Management Company
- Bill Lindsay, Founding Partner, Pacific Coast Capital Partners
- Ray Lowe, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Real Estate Banking Group
- Jesse Sharf (Moderator), Partner and Co-Chair of Real Estate Department, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Once again we are providing wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres all for just $15 if you pre-register. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at Korn Hall at the Anderson School at UCLA. To learn more or to register, please go to www.stndcap.com/conference or feel free to call me if you have questions about the event. We hope to see you in February.
This event is brought to you by the following sponsors: UCLA Ziman Center and Real Estate Alumni Group; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Stanford Professionals in Real Estate; Dartmouth Club of Los Angeles; the Los Angeles Venture Association; and the Anderson Real Estate Association.
Jan Brzeski has created a podcast to address 10 frequently asked questions about trust deedinvesting.
- What is trust deed investing? - What are the benefits and disadvantages? - How does trust deed investing differ from other real estate investing options? - What is Arixa Capital doing in the area of trust deed investing?
We hope you find our white paper informative. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments, or to get more information about Arixa's Capital's services.