Real Estate

Greg Hebner, Managing Director at Arixa Capital Quoted in Los Angeles Business Journal

Greg Hebner, Managing Director at Arixa Capital Quoted in Los Angeles Business Journal

Commercial development is booming in Inglewood, and residential real estate is anticipated to follow. LABJ asked Greg Hebner, Managing Director at Arixa Capital what he thinks about the residential real estate in Inglewood.

Addressing California’s Greatest Real Estate Need

Addressing California’s Greatest Real Estate Need

For those who invest in real estate in the Golden State, it makes sense to ask where the greatest need for investment lies. But the most pressing need is likely for additional housing close to jobs, which therefore represents the most interesting opportunity for investors. Jan Brzeski, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Arixa Capital shares his insight to the growing opportunities in California.

Big News about L.A.’s Small Lot Ordinance

Big News about L.A.’s Small Lot Ordinance

Arixa Capital is looking forward to an exciting evening of networking and lively discussion on the Small Lot Ordinance on Thursday, July 20th at the W Hotel in Westwood.  Simon Pastucha, retired Los Angeles City Planner and Alan Scales of KTGY Architecture & Planning will discuss the design guidelines, site organization and urban form, setbacks and building transitions, building design and materials, and much more.

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

Jan Brzeski's Article Appears on Seeking Alpha

Jan Brzeski's first contribution to the Seeking Alpha investment research community has been published. In the article, Jan argues that public REIT shares such as those of Equity Residential are trading at a premium to the value of their underlying real estate. He explains that investors seeking yield from real estate and related assets can find better risk-adjusted returns outside of the public markets. To access the article, click here:

Our first podcast of a series on "Trust Deed Investing" is here!

As part of our commitment to providing high quality education in the field of real estate investment, Arixa Capital is launching a series of podcasts on the subject of investing in trust deeds (real estate loans). The first podcast in the series is shown below to hear the podcast, just click on the image. This first podcast explains the main differences between investing in real estate loans vs. purchasing and operating real estate itself. In today's environment, Standard Capital is very active as a lender to opportunistic buyers of real estate, because investing in loans provides current income while maintaining an appealing margin of safety.

Please watch our blog as we will be posting one new podcast roughly every week. There will be approximately 30 podcasts in this series. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, or to learn about other educational opportunities brought to you by Standard Capital, please sign up for our newsletter at or give us a call at (310) 846-1754.

Thanks for your interest in Standard Capital,

Jan Brzeski

UCLA Extension Course Evaluation

Jan Brzeski taught a course entitled, "How to Invest Profitably in Real Estate Loans" at UCLA Extension on February 26th. In this one-day course, students learned how to invest in real estate loans secured by a first trust deed with attractive downside protection. Jan's student evaluations placed him among UCLA Extension's top-ranked instructors please click here to see Jan's actual evaluations. If you are interested in this topic, please check back to this blog for short audio clips from the course.

Arixa Capital 2010 Fall Newsletter

Topics covered include the 5th Annual Round Table Discussion at the Anderson School, Jan Brzeski's upcoming course on trust deed investing at UCLA Extension, and a summary of Arixa Capital's residential fund financial performance year-to-date. To learn more, please access our Fall 2010 Newsletter below.