The FORT Podcast: Fort Capital’s 2020 Year In Review

Fort Capital COO, Jason Baxter, returns to discuss Fort Capital’s 2020 ‘Year in Review’. On this episode, Chris and Jason discuss the processes implemented in 2019 that helped our team through the pandemic in 2020, starting a property management company, doubling down on industrial, key improvements made to the team, the importance of technology & AI for your business, and much more. Listen here: Click here to read Fort Capital’s 2020 Annual Letter.

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(00:52) – What are the things we did as a company as it relates to COVID? What did we do in 2019 that positioned us for success?

(04:45) – The Flywheel at Fort Capital

Turning the Flywheel by Jim Collins

(10:13) – The First 2 Months of 2020 and Getting Into Property Management

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Fort Capital 2019 Year in Review

(14:22) – Why We Selected Yardi

(16:17) – Onboarding our Properties Pre-COVID and During COVID

(16:57) – Doubling Down on Industrial

(20:39) – COR Improvements in 2020 [Cutting Costs & Managing Data]

(25:33) – Working With the Banks

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(29:02) – What are some key things we did to improve the company on a department level?

(34:05) – Improving Investor Reporting

(36:38) – The Importance of Technology to Make Your Business Better

(41:01) – Some of the Tools We’ve Built and How We’re Thinking About Acquisitions in 2021

(45:05) – The Predictability Score

(54:08) – Fort Capital’s Acquisition Consultant Program & Broker Incentive Program

(58:27) – Final Stats for 2020 (Closing, Raising, Investors) and Goals for 2021

(1:00:58) – Our Shameless Ask & What Fort Capital is Looking For

(1:01:40) – Final Thoughts and Goals Looking at 2021

The FORT with Chris Powers is produced by Straight Up Podcasts

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