Greed – a primary pitfall in the investing world.

Once upon a time in the early 1990s, my energy team was involved in a nice oil and gas production property with a top five private equity firm from Houston as the financier.  We had arranged the purchase of the property and they had put up the capital to acquire the property.  Since it was […]

Why Private Equity is better than the Public Markets.

The following are a sampling of the reasons why we prefer origination and management of Direct Private Equity platforms over trading public Stocks and Bonds.   1. The public markets are fraught with Greed, Impatience and Selfishness at every level.  ENRON is the perfect example of these characteristics.  If you do the research, it is […]

Are Alternative Investments Safer?

Five Reasons Why Are Alternative Investments Considered Safer Than Public Stocks. o   Transparency: A good Private Equity management team is tasked with reporting to partners regularly (monthly or quarterly) and generally available to the partner via cell phone to answer any questions that arise.   o   Deeper due diligence: Private Equity platforms are “long […]

RV and Mobile Home Parks Move to the Mainstream.

Housing costs propel RV and Mobile Home Parks into the mainstream.    The Supertrend that creates this opportunity is “Inflation”. As the cost of housing at all levels (multi-family rentals to single family ownership) increases with inflation and wage rates slowly increase, individuals are forced into alternative, more affordable living arrangements.  Tiny Homes, Recreational Vehicles […]

Opportunity favors those who are prepared to act.

In the early 1990s, I was doing extensive research in the DFW Real Estate markets.  One 6 month period, I was focusing on the M-street section of the market-  the area east of Central Expressway centering around Mockingbird Lane to White Rock Lake.  At that time, the Resolution Trust was active in the area and […]

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