Other Investments

Enriching lives by exceeding expectations

In addition to our multifamily portfolio, we also offer hard money loans and engage in opportunistic investments through Investment Funding Inc (IFI).

IFI was formed in 2004 by Willy Ayyad to take advantage of event-driven opportunities that reveal themselves throughout market cycles. IFI primarily targets investments in the following areas:

  • Distressed Single Family Residential Opportunities:

    Active and passive investments with various operators around the country who specialize in the acquisition, rehab, and disposition of distressed SFR. At any given time, we have between 5-10 partnerships in this space with strategies from wholesale institutional trades to fix and flip retail sales.

  • Hard Money and Bridge Financing on Real Estate Transactions:

    Hard money lending platform that specializes in 3-9 month loans secured by real estate.

  • Alternative Investments:

    We also invest in alternative strategies with various Hedge Funds, Private Equity Groups, and self-directed brokerage accounts.

  • Venture Debt and Equity:

    Passive investments in the local San Diego start up community. Our current portfolio consists of equity and/or debt positions in 10 local startups. We generally target early round investments with companies based out of San Diego.

  • Ground Up Development:

    New development projects both locally and abroad that range from single and multifamily residential to commercial and hospitality.

IFI’s primary purpose is to take advantage of event-driven opportunities that reveal themselves throughout market cycles

Four Pillars to Success

LOW DOWNSIDE RISK

“It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.” – Richard Branson

HIGH YIELDS

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” – Robert G. Allen

THE RIGHT PEOPLE

“In evaluating people, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” – Warren Buffet

THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITY

“You have to be like a man standing with a spear next to a stream. Most of the time he is doing nothing. When that juicy salmon swings by, the man spears it. Then he goes back to doing nothing. It may be six months before the next salmon goes by.” – Charlie Munger