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January 6, 2017
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To Resolve or Not –

We aren’t talking problems or family conflict, we are talking New Year’s Resolutions. 

There’s always animated banter between those who stand firm on their efforts each year to make a resolution come January 1st and those who scoff at the idea.   The naysayers tout about avoiding the disappointment of another year where they started strong and didn’t follow through or that they simply don’t believe in it.

Wherever you fall in the great debate, there’s abundant research to support the idea of sharing goals out loud, writing them down, and resolving to in a concrete way to reach a desired change in life.

For business leaders, entrepreneurs, or everyday success oriented individuals there’s tremendous benefit in the perception of a clean slate where you establish a clear, tangible focus on something specific personally or professionally.

In an article written on Forbes about Why You Should Be Writing Down Your Goals written by money coach and expert on personal finance, Ahsley Feinstein, she notes that, “According to a study done by Gail Matthews at Dominican University, those who wrote down their goals accomplished significantly more than those who did not write down their goals.” She offers these tips:

  1. Create a Vision
  2. Make it Measurable
  3. Set Benchmarks
  4. Celebrate SUCCESS!

Happy New Year from Raza Properties — may your 2017 be visionary, measurable, and successful!

Add your resolutions in the. comment below!


We seek out promising development opportunities that can be acquired at a significant discount created by inefficient capital structures, event-driven distress, and asset-level difficulties. Our real estate professionals are experts at creating debt transaction structures that offer downside protection, mitigate risk, and align the interests of participating parties. Each opportunity is evaluated based on the underlying value of the asset and the risks associated with correcting the situation to unlock value. We support both the near- and long-term capital needs of the properties in which we invest. When it comes to distressed debt, high-yielding senior loans, direct equity and hybrid investments, among others our real estate professionals are seasoned experts in sourcing, analyzing, structuring and monetizing real estate investments. Their experience spans highly structured and complicated capital structures, sponsorship/management turnaround issues, divestitures, and bankruptcies.


  1. I agree that the prospect of a clean slate is energizing. I’ve also been adhering to the principles of The 12-Week Year, which provides a similar end-of-year clarity, urgency, and energy every three months. Give it a try!

  2. Rahil Raza says:

    Going to check it out!

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