Case | HBS Case Collection | November 1999 (Revised April 2008)

Revere Street

by Arthur I Segel, John H. Vogel, Jr., Lisa Strope and Erich Dylus


Although inexperienced in real estate, Edward Alexander hopes in June 1999 that youthful enthusiasm and an $80,000 inheritance will help him enter the real estate business. His experience chronicles the process of finding, evaluating, and acquiring a four-unit brownstone in need of renovation in the Beacon Hill area of Boston. The case also identifies the various players in the process. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Acquisition; Investment; Housing; Real Estate Industry; Boston;


Segel, Arthur I., John H. Vogel, Jr., Lisa Strope, and Erich Dylus. "Revere Street." Harvard Business School Case 800-147, November 1999. (Revised April 2008.)