Real Estate Investment

Arixa's 7th Annual Real Estate Investment Round Table Discussion Attracts Record Crowd

Arixa's 7th Annual Real Estate Investment Round Table Discussion took place March 6 at the Anderson School at UCLA. We had 345 people pre-registered and just under 50 attendees who registered at the door. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible, including key sponsors the Ziman Center at UCLA, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and Wells Fargo. For a video of the panel discussion, please go to www.arixacapital.com/conference. If you are interested in being added to the interest list for next year's installment of this event, please join our newsletter list and you will automatically receive reminders once we have a date selected. To join the newsletter list, please go to www.arixacapital.com and click on "Sign Up For Our Newsletter" You can view pictures of the event here.

Should I invest in trust deeds?

This podcast outlines selective positives and negatives of investing in trust deeds. The main focus is to highlight the limitations of trust deed investing so that investors go into this type of investing with realistic expectations‚ and steer clear if this type of investment does not match their objectives. Please watch our blog as we will be posting one new podcast roughly every week. There will be about 30 podcasts total in the series, and this is the sixth. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, give us a call at 310-905-3050.

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 www.stndcap.com or give us a call at (310) 846-1754.

Thanks for your interest in Standard Capital,

Jan Brzeski

Our February 2 Event is only three weeks away!

Please join us for an evening of networking and stimulating discussion among noted real estate investment experts in our region. Our latest co-sponsor is GlobeSt.com, a leading web-based publication serving the real estate investment industry. Both GlobeSt.com and the Daily Journal currently have senior editorial staff on our registration list in anticipation of a newsworthy back-and-forth dialogue among our panelists. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with an hour of networking, wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres, with the panel discussion going from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Questions and answers and the event will conclude at 9 p.m. Pre-registration is just $15 with a major credit card.

What makes our event different and why did we attract almost 200 people last year?

I think our event has three special qualities that set it apart: (1) great panelists who are unusually candid about what is happening behind the scenes in the real estate investment market; (2) a low price and excellent value, thanks to our generous sponsors; and (3) a collegial atmosphere in which the speakers are more accessible than usual. Our event is not set up to earn a profit…it is designed to build community and provide a venue for all of us to become better investors by tracking a group of experienced real estate pros through the ups and downs of the real estate market cycle.

Please feel free to call me directly if you have any questions about the event, or need help registering, or if you have any special requests or ideas to make our event better. I look forward to seeing you on February 2.

Home Prices are Still to High: Wall Street Journal

This article makes the argument that home prices are still overvalued relative to their 100-year trend of 3.35% price increases per year. If Federal support for the market were removed (e.g. home mortgage interest deduction and government guarantees of mortgages backed bonds from Fannie Mae), prices might drop 20%. Of course the U.S. Government is very unlikely to destabilize the market currently by removing support for the market given current conditions. That being said, investors in residential real estate need to be cautious and should not assume a return to rapidly rising prices.

Access the article on Wall Street Journal online here: Home Prices Are Still Too High

OR, if you are unable to access WSJ online, I've created a pdf of the article for you to read here: Peter Schiff_ Home Prices Are Still Too High - WSJ

Gallatin Plaza - DOWNEY, CA

Arixa Capital Gallatin Plaza

REFINANCE

Our involvement: Our client and partner Southland Development purchased this property in 2006 based significant potential to add value through rent increases and re-tenanting. We are financial advisors to Southland and have refinanced the property as income increases.