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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 of a Commercial Real Estate Bridge Loan

This podcast outlines a recent loan we originated, secured by a strip shopping center located in Ohio. This loan was compelling based on the income of the property. The attractive income outweighed the negative factor of the property being far from our office.

Register for the 2012 Annual Real Estate Roundtable Discussion

Join Arixa Capital Advisors and five established real estate investors for our seventh annual real estate investment panel discussion at the Anderson School at UCLA on February 8, 2012. To learn more, click here, or register at http://arixacapital.com/conference/

Arixa Capital 2011 Winter Newsletter

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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
 

"Gotcha" Issues with Income Property

This podcast presents a list of "gotchas"--things that can make what appears to be a good investment actually turn out to be a bad investment, because the income stream ends up being less than what it appears to be. The podcast also presents a critical and at the same time enjoyable step in the process of researching an investment, namely, visiting the property and driving around the property in concentric circles to get a feel for the neighborhood.

Underwriting Income Property

This podcast introduces some of the issues involved when underwriting income property such as apartments or shopping centers, when considering making or investing in a loan secured by income property. The key is to understand the value of the property and value is driven by ability to generate cash flow, which in turn is driven by a variety of factors, depending on the property type.

How to Value Income Property

This podcast addresses the issue of how to value income property, in the context of making a loan secured by an income property such as a shopping center or apartment building. The concept of the capitalization rate is introduced.

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.

Things That Can Go Wrong when Investing in Trust Deeds

This podcast addresses problems that can come up when investing in real estate loans. The most common problem is a default, but other problems include natural hazards, fire and bankruptcy by the borrower, to name a few. All of these issues can be mitigated with property structuring, however many investors are afraid of having to deal with these types of issues, which helps explain why investors in real estate loans get paid well for the amount of risk they take.

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 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.
 

 

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.

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.