My parents have always owned their own business and been involved with the real estate industry. Since I grew up around office, warehouse and other types of investments, commercial real estate as an alternative asset class never really resonated with me.
As soon as I turned 16, my parents generously bought me a car. But the following Saturday, car keys in hand, I was tasked with meeting contractors and waiting for a plumber at a rental house. I also had to deliver documents to title companies all over town, which—given that this was during the pre-smartphone era—was frustrating. That said, I learned a lot about the nuances of managing real estate, and eventually, this led to my career as a real estate attorney.
I knew that I wanted to do something with real estate, but I was particularly driven by a desire to help people navigate the commercial real estate contract process and minutiae of real estate law.
Five years ago, I opened my own law practice in Dallas, Texas, where I work on a nationwide basis. I feel fortunate to have built a successful practice that allows me to help investors understand commercial real estate law and maximize their returns on investment (ROI).
In writing this book, my goal is to help people who are looking to invest in the industrial and warehouse asset class for the first or second time. Whether it’s someone who has already made several commercial investments in other asset classes, or someone who is altogether new to commercial real estate, my hope is that they learn something valuable from this book.