"Michael and I have had quite a few in-person meetings throughout the years where we would catch up with each other. Michael has always been interested in talking with me on how to overcome different obstacles he would come across while rapidly growing his business.
Throughout all of this time, I have gotten the impression that Michael takes his business extremely seriously and is very proactive in identifying and overcoming obstacles. He has scaled to a good-sized portfolio on the value-add methodology while keeping a very positive reputation amongst his clients and his peers.
In November of 2019, I offered Michael and James an opportunity to purchase Hilltop apartments in Adams. Under this agreement, Michael and James would be responsible for rehabbing and stabilizing this property. This was a pretty big undertaking, but Michael and James hit the ball out of the park. They have never missed a payment and have invested a very significant amount of money and time into this project.
We've received feedback from the local police, fire department, and other authorities who have thanked us for cleaning up this building. It's my understanding that they've totally renovated a large number of the units and have replaced all of the problem tenants with high-quality residents. I can say from personal experience that this is not an easy task (especially in New York).
I feel the future is very bright for these two young men."
—Brian H. Murray Founder and CEO