#636 Real Estate Insights: Navigating Investing in the 90s vs Today’s Landscape

David is a former economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and partner in  Barker Companies, which owns, manages, and develops multi family apartments. He also has been an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa and the University of Chicago, teaching real estate investment, urban economics and corporate finance. Additionally, David has published articles in academic journals, and his research has been covered in publications such as Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist.


“It’s really sort of always been my approach to look at a lot of properties, make offers that make sense, be willing to walk away from them until you find something that makes sense.”


1:20: David’s background leading into the real estate world

6:45: What steps did you take to get comfortable and confident to increase the occupancy of a 300 unit apartment complex?

8:27: What are the differences between multi-family homes in the 90s versus today?

12:20: Is there any fear or risk of a statewide rent control coming into Illinois?

19:40: Is your business operated on all in-house capital?

20:48: Convenience stores – where is most of the money made? Items inside the store or gas sales?

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