Caliber is capitalizing on record-high prices and has sold 331 units since the beginning of 2021. Despite selling the units, Caliber remains active in multi-family apartments and other commercial real estate sectors.
Roy Bade has seen a lot of highs and lows over the past 40 years in the sometimes boom-or-bust Arizona real estate market.
During that time, Bade has worked in brokerage, construction and development. Since 2014, Bade has been at Scottsdale, Arizona-based asset manager and fund sponsor Caliber Cos. sourcing and analyzing potential properties, seeking ways to maximize returns on existing assets and managing construction and development activities.
For Bade, Caliber’s chief development officer, the past couple of years have been extremely busy. There is a building boom in Arizona, and the company is an active participant with 334 apartment units and townhomes either built over the past five years or in the pipeline.
Interview with Roy
MULTIFAMILY DIVE: On the construction side of the business, how are you dealing with supply chain and labor issues?
ROY BADE: One of the ways that we’re working to mitigate supply chain and labor challenges is by working with highly successful partners and other top-tier companies in the industry.
When we partner with people that have been bringing in the best talent for a number of years, to begin with, it also helps with the supply chain issues. If you’re working with partners at top-tier companies, they normally have excellent relationships with the supply chain partners who they work with along the way.
We also aren’t afraid to change course, if we need to. We’re always working with our partners. We generally have weekly meetings to talk about what’s working in the supply chain, what’s not and how to pivot.
MULTIFAMILY DIVE: You have sold 331 units since the beginning of 2021. Are you sensing we’re at the top of the market for valuations?
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Caliber – the Wealth Development Company – is a middle-market alternative asset manager and fund sponsor with approximately $2 billion in assets under management and development. The Company sponsors private funds and private syndications. It conducts substantially all business through CaliberCos Inc., a vertically integrated asset manager delivering services which include capital formation and management, real estate development, construction management, acquisitions and sales. Caliber delivers a full suite of alternative investments to a $4 trillion market that includes high net worth, accredited and qualified investors, as well as family offices and smaller institutions. This strategy allows the Company to opportunistically compete in an evolving middle-market arena for alternative investments. Additional information can be found at CaliberCo.com and CaliberFunds.co.
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