In 1984, when Rappaport founder and CEO Gary Rapport looked to finance the purchase of a shopping center in Baltimore, he turned to 14 partners within his personal network.
He expanded his dealmaking strategy in the 2000s to include institutional backing. But rather than let institutions control the destiny of his investments, Rappaport built a reputation for finding new opportunities to recapitalize on his investment and own every institutional deal he has done.
Now, the local retail guru has turned his attention toward rekindling the friends and family financing network that helped launch his company and career.
Baker Tilly's Todd Stokes sat down with Rappaport to learn about how the CRE leader goes about financing his real estate deals, and why he often prefers raising capital with friends and family over institutions.
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