MHP Reflections

Prescience: knowledge of things before they happen

A 2014 historical study suggests that not since the Civil War have we been so polarized as a nation. Climate change, immigration, Fair Housing law. The issues are many, and both the emotions, and...

Don’t mess with the bull

That’s where numbers become important. Numbers drive our operations, set our projections and bear our cash flow, and right now the numbers are some of the best most of us have seen, and a...

Did you feel that?

After a temblor we always check for the intensity and the epicenter. It’s a ritual that comes with living on a fault line. Perhaps a lot like living in today’s economy. And just as...

America was built by thinkers

One’s ability to work through challenges has a cascading effect on every level of society. Such a skill also strengthens our stream of renters and their ability to pay rent, be responsible citizens and...

Be fearless

The value of stuff Ambiently determining the value of stuff may be our newest religion. It may or may not include free and fair market, inherent worth, or supply and demand. Generally, it’s complicated, debated and...

Trust the fabric

As my darling grandmother, a seamstress by trade would say, a good seamstress trusts the fabric. And I do. Our best days are ahead, most assuredly, and I am excited by morning’s first light. Multifamily continues...

The soul of success

From the tales of his tirades, it sounds like he missed his yoga class. Go figure. Even the laid-back, button-down Californians are stressed these days. That, and it may continue to be open season on...

The tick tock of economics

My grandmother had a penny jar, while my father insisted we eliminate the one dollar bills and round up when playing Monopoly. The philosophical difference was not lost. So why do policy makers seem to...

The lion’s roar

Indeed, the world is an unbelievably amazing place, rich and beautiful and full of wonder. Still, some things may simply be too hard to believe, like sleeping in a tent on the Masai Mara in...

Data to dollars: a story of the relentless American business

Storytelling may, indeed, be the secret to life. I come from a long line of storytellers. Hailing from a large Catholic family, you either perfected the craft and rose to the top of the...