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Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2017
Picture this: it’s the late 1950s, and the city of Chicago is buzzing with the excitement of growth and progress. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Loop, a self-made man sees an opportunity for development on Wacker Drive – a stretch of land ripe for transformation. This man is the father of our protagonist, and he has a vision for the future of this city. With unwavering determination, he begins buying up older buildings, laying the foundation for the gleaming office towers that will one day define this iconic skyline.
But this story is not just about a man and his business ventures. It’s also a story about family, and the sacrifices we make for those we love. You see, our protagonist’s father didn’t originally plan on settling in Chicago. He had gone to Harvard Business School with dreams of a career in investment banking, but when his wife Naomi – an only child – expressed a desire to stay in the Midwest, he made the tough choice to forgo the bright lights of New York City and pursue his dreams elsewhere.
As our protagonist’s close friend Richard tells us, this decision wasn’t an easy one. In fact, when his father arrived in Chicago, his HBS degree didn’t carry much weight with the locals. The only real players in investment banking were companies like William Blair and Chicago Corp, and they were focused on Rust Belt-type deals – not exactly the entrepreneurial spirit that our protagonist’s father was looking for.
So, what’s a man with a drive for success to do in a city that doesn’t offer the opportunities he’s looking for? As Richard explains, the answer was clear: real estate. And so, our protagonist’s father pivoted his career and became a master of the real estate game, building a legacy that would endure for generations to come. But the road to success is never easy, and the choices we make along the way can have far-reaching consequences. Join us on this journey through the city of Chicago, as we explore the triumphs and tribulations of one family’s quest for the American Dream.
Have you ever pondered the fate of investors, as some meet financial ruin in any market cycle, whilst others flourish and expand exponentially?
Do you find yourself contemplating the possibility of embracing the stressful role of a developer or merchant builder?
Curious about the mechanics of equity raises in the dynamic world of real estate, particularly when venturing into distressed assets such as non-performing loans, commercial and residential properties, and a myriad of other asset classes?
Have you ever been struck by the allure of true wealth and prestige, lying in the realm of commercial real estate investing?
And have you considered the evolution of your own career as a professional real estate investor, perhaps transitioning from a modest home-flipper to a respected figure, commanding the trust and admiration of those who invest alongside you?
Well, have you ever watched wealthy investors fall victim to the siren song of low-interest rates and easy credit, only to be swallowed up by the quicksand of real estate development? It’s a cruel and unforgiving world, filled with leverage, interest rate risk, operating risk, and headline risk. And yet, so many investors are drawn to it like moths to a flame.
That’s why I wrote “Raising Real Money: The Foundation Handbook for Aspiring Fund Managers.” I wanted to show these investors a better way – a way to be equity investors in real estate partnerships operated by world-class managers and operators, rather than taking on the risks and headaches of development.
But this book isn’t just for the wealthy. It’s for anyone who wants to avoid the mistakes that so many emerging families and impulsive investors made during the last market downturn. It’s a handbook to keep you out of trouble and guide you toward success in the complex world of real estate investing.
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My friend, I present to you a two-part handbook that will transform your understanding of the real estate fund world, equipping you with the knowledge necessary to secure investments with confidence and authority.
Get ready to delve deep into the complex world of real estate funds. In this section, you’ll learn:
Starting on page 37, we’ll uncover the art of discretion and decision-making. Master the jargon and gain an edge in negotiations with your securities counsel.
In this transformative section, you’ll learn how to:
Beginning on page 161, we’ll reveal the critical role you play as a Fund Manager. Learn to embody true leadership, prioritize investor needs, and make smart decisions. Discover how to govern your fund effectively, mastering best practices for holistic fund governance.
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Please note: this book is not for those seeking overnight riches or those with no real estate investing experience.
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Here’s a well-kept secret: Wall Street professionals can model practically anything – except for symmetric fee structures. Drawing from my experience, I’ve gone beyond conventional management fees to showcase a true alignment of interest with my investors.
When I established Dandrew Partners Encore Ventures, I revolutionized the incentive structure (or carry) to better align with my investors. I pledged that they would have to make 200% on their invested capital before I would earn a single cent on any splits.
This approach worked wonders. Subscriptions poured in, due diligence became a breeze, and calls were returned faster than ever before. I knew how to tap into investors’ sense of fairness and value, and I translated that into a financial structure they could trust.
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Since the re-publication of this book, I’ve only ordered 1,000 copies, all packaged and ready for shipping. Chances are, they’ll sell out in a heartbeat.
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So, what sets this book apart from the rest? Let’s take a look at the story of Richard’s father, Harvey M. Walken. Harvey discovered the power of balance sheet risk, opting to invest in equity rather than navigating the treacherous waters of financial, leverage, and operating risks.
Richard explains that his father chose to become a real estate investor instead of a developer, avoiding the pitfalls of creating a massive organization or brokerage. This decision made him a consistently solid equity investor, evident in the numerous skyscrapers and iconic buildings he financed.
Harvey’s interests extended to media, technology, and entertainment, with connections spanning various industries. In the early 1980s, he seized the opportunity to save baseball in Pittsburgh, ultimately becoming the largest individual investor in a venture that brought together real estate families as founding investors in professional sports.
Any ambitious real estate entrepreneur genuinely seeking to become a professional real estate equity fund manager must read or listen to this book multiple times before accepting a single cent from others.
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