Case | HBS Case Collection | May 2013 (Revised July 2014)

Pinckney Street

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


Although inexperienced in real estate, Edward Alexander hopes in June 2013 that youthful enthusiasm and $240,000 in savings and 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: real estate; Acquisition; Investment; Housing; Real Estate Industry; Boston;


Poorvu, William J., Arthur I Segel, John H. Vogel, Jr., Lisa Strope, and Erich Dylus. "Pinckney Street." Harvard Business School Case 813-182, May 2013. (Revised July 2014.)