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Arixa Capital 2012 Spring Newsletter

First Quarter 2012 Newsletter
First Quarter 2012 Newsletter

This edition of Arixa's newsletter includes:

  • The growth of our investment programs and the launch of our second fund
  • Our annual panel discussion at UCLA in conjunction with the Ziman Center and the Anderson School
  • An update on Arixa's first assignment as a court-appointed receiver; and
  • Information on a new white paper by Jan Brzeski
 

February 8th UCLA Panel Discussion

To all who registered for and/or attended our event last week, thank you for coming. If you were able to attend, we hope you found it valuable. If you are interested in the photos that were taken of the event, please click here.

To read more about the event, please click here.

The unique value proposition for this event series is the high quality networking and educational opportunity combined with the very low registration fee ($15 for pre-registration or $20 at the door). The fact that beer, wine and appetizers are included in the price is also popular with participants.

For those of you who were unable to attend, or would simply like to listen to the discussion again, the UCLA Ziman Center was kind enough to record the event again this year. We plan to post this video very soon, so please check back on this blog for that link.

If you have suggestions for making the event even better next year, or would like to reach us for any other reason, we would love to hear from you. Please email Jan Brzeski at jbrzeski@arixacapital.com.

2012 Annual Real Estate Panel Discussion

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.

Case Study: A Junior Loan on a Fix-and-Flip Project

Those investors comfortable taking more risk may want to consider making a junior real estate loan, which can provide more equity-like returns (both on the upside and the downside) as opposed to the steadier returns on lower-risk first trust deeds. This podcast outlines a specific project in which we made a junior loan. This investment has now paid off and it was successful.

Assessing the Risk: Is a particular SFR Trust Deed Safe?

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.

Purchasing Loans Secured by a Trust Deed

This podcast addresses the secondary market for short-term, small balance real estate loans. Some companies originate loans and then sell the loans to investors seeking yield. These companies can then re-lend their funds to generate origination fees. This is a niche market with only a small number of players in each region. 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 at www.stndcap.com or give us a call at 310-846-1754.

Arixa Capital 2011 Spring Newsletter

Our first newsletter of 2011 is now available.

Topics covered include selected recent investment originated by Standard Capital; our 6th Annual Round Table Discussion at the Anderson School; and Jan Brzeski's course on trust deed investing at UCLA Extension.
 

 

February 2nd Panel Discussion Video

For those of you who were unable to attend our February 2nd panel discussion, or would simply like to listen to the discussion again, the UCLA Ziman Center was kind enough to record the event this year. Download the file here to view on your computer's media player: The New Normal Panel Discussion, February 2nd, 2011

or watch the video online at http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x25943.xml

If you have suggestions for making the event even better next year, or would like to reach us for any other reason, we would love to hear from you. Please email Kari Burns at kburns@stndcap.com.

Feb 2nd UCLA Event Photos and Video

To all who registered for and/or attended our event last week, thank you for coming. If you were able to attend, we hope you found it valuable.

If you are interested in the photos that were taken of the event, please click here.

With more than 230 people present, it was our largest event yet. We held our first event six years ago and it has grown organically ever since. The unique value proposition for this event series is the high quality networking and educational opportunity combined with the very low registration fee ($15 for pre-registration or $20 at the door). The fact that beer, wine and appetizers are included in the price is also popular with participants.

For those of you who were unable to attend, or would simply like to listen to the discussion again, the UCLA Ziman Center was kind enough to record the event this year. We plan to post this video within the next week, so please check back on this blog for that link.

If you have suggestions for making the event even better next year, or would like to reach us for any other reason, we would love to hear from you. Please email Kari Burns at kburns@stndcap.com.

Real Estate Panel Discussion- The New Normal: Adapting to the Great Recession

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.