The asymmetry of information among investors, especially international investors has been a nagging problem over time. Sahm Adrangi took note of this fact. He treated it as a gap in the market (as it is) and formed the Kerrisdale Capital Management. currently, he holds the title of Chief Investment Officer. This formation was in the year 2009.
Adrangi prides himself on the ability to carry out quality research. This is what has currently drawn him such a large loyal customer base. the large market for information necessitates Kerrisdale to release findings on multiple avenues. They include third parties (as Seeking Alpha), through the company’s Twitter account and even on their website.
Exposure of foul play and attempts to cleanse the market is the main objective of Sahm Adrangi. For instance, he recently commented that he prides in the fact that performance of Globalstar, Inc. has flopped by 50% since the company released a report (which took them a very long time of carrying out research).
Kerrisdale is a company that has established a very strong corporate culture. Mos of this could be attributed to the amount of discipline that Sahm Adrangi aims at maintaining despite being the founder. This discipline was seen all the way from the first job that he took up as a trainee journalist in Toronto’s Globe and Mail.
His passion for journalism is very evident from his actions. Sahm chose to pursue a career in the field of journalism even after graduating from the University of Yale with a degree in Economics. He expects this same enthusiasm from his employees. That is why he maintains a very steady policy on how he takes up employees in Kerrisdale. Only strong and bold analysts and writers are usually hired. This is to ensure they produce quality publications for both internal and external use in the company.
Sahm Adrangi is a person who strongly pushes for growth and results from what he chooses to engage in. That is why the company’s capital grew from $1 million to $150 million just within six years. This has been admired by other companies in this field and some have even assimilated their strategies within their operations.
Todd Lubar is an American businessman and entrepreneur who is also known as the founder and the current president of TDL Ventures. He had worked with a lot of industries in the past, but he chose to focus and concentrate on the real estate industry because of the many opportunities that he could experience in the sector. He once worked with the mortgage banking industry and gained recognition for his will to help the public realize their dreams of building a beautiful home. Today, he chooses to focus on the business aspect of TDL Ventures, and he stated that he would continue to change the lives of those who are relying on people like him, who works in the real estate industry. Todd Lubar is currently based in Maryland, and he recently released his insights about the current trends that can be observed in the real estate sector.
He took the city of Baltimore as an example and told the public about how the city is growing faster than before. The city of Baltimore is home to more than 600,000 people, and it is considered as the 30th most populous city in the United States. It is also one of the most important cities in the state of Maryland, being a commercial center. The demographics of Baltimore changes over time, and by studying the previous records about the city, Todd Lubar managed to see some visible trends that are happening presently in the city. He was able to identify several factors that affect how the city grows, and he decided to enumerate the pointers that he noticed after studying the city’s statistics.
The first thing that he noticed was that the number of young professionals living in the city is starting to increase, while the number of older professionals is beginning to decrease. By studying the flow of the population, Todd Lubar theorized that the city of Baltimore would be home to a younger demographic in years to come, and he had to cater to their needs for his company to survive. One of the things that the youth wanted is to have their dwelling space. The younger generation does not care about how big the house is, as long as their basic needs are met. To address this request, Todd Lubar stated that real estate companies should consider making more apartments out of existing structures because it would please the younger population more compared to the standard housing units. Old warehouses are just some of the structures that could serve as a residential space for the younger demographic, and they would still buy it because of how it was made and how cool it is to them. Other factors that are shaping the trends in the industry, as per Todd Lubar, is the city’s transport system, cost of living, and ease to do business.