Author: dean givas

Articles by dean givas

  • How I Took Advantage of the Downturn
    Published on October 14, 2013 in Market Trends
    In 2008, I was running the Bay Area office that I founded for a regional West Coast high-density residential for-sale developer. When Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15, I had just delivered 400 units that were about 50 percent presold in two developments in downtown San Francisco. Within about 12 months, my San Francisco operation was consolidated into the Seattle-based corporate office as the company downsized from five to two offices.