Chapter fifteen points out a lot of scary risks inherent in real estate. People get sick, children fall down, people fall down on accident and sue property owners, people fall down on purpose and sue property owners, dogs bite people, fires can start and burn the building down, crimes occur on and on it goes. Here is our story for this discussion exercise:
Robert Solberg is an institutional real estate investor and is looking for a property management company to manage and lease his firm’s mixed use shopping center and apartment building in the Bay Area. He is interviewing you and your property management company for a two year contract.
The meeting is over lunch on California Street at the top of the Bank of America building in San Francisco and in the interview you are asked what you think the most important risks are and how you and your company would go about managing those risks for this mixed use property.
After you finish your last bite of sushi What is your answer?