This morning was a first for me. I woke up at the normal time, went through my typical morning routine, and then got on video to speak before the entire Cadre team. From my living room.
Aside from a few (well-deserved) comments about my apartment décor, our first work-from-home all-hands went off smoothly. While none of us know how long this current situation will last, what we do know is that we’re well-prepared to make the most of it and continue serving our investors and building an enduring company.
After already sharing details of our temporary work-from-home policies last week, there were no urgent new messages to share with the team this morning. Instead, I wanted to thank them for handling the uncertainty so far with incredible professionalism, grace, and focus. I told them that in good times, bad times, and just plain odd times, there’s no group of people I’d rather be in the trenches with.
I also wanted to share my thinking on Cadre in light of coronavirus and market volatility. The short version is I know that we’re incredibly well-positioned. Cadre was purpose-built to reward patient investing. We’re building a real estate platform that provides access to quality commercial real estate assets, coupled with the opportunity to achieve liquidity and generate yield. And we believe our investors will be well-rewarded in the long run. On top of that, our model allows us to be extremely flexible and access capital to take advantage of opportunities that the market may present. As a result, we believe we’re built to perform in up and down markets.
That’s not to say the days ahead will be smooth sailing, and I told my team this morning that unforeseen moments like this call on each of us to step up and be leaders. I’m reminded again of a quote that a mentor and legendary leader former CEO of American Express, Kenneth Chenault (now Managing Director of General Catalyst) shared at a recent Cadre Chat just a couple of weeks ago – from Napoleon Bonaparte: “The role of the leader is to define reality and give hope.”
That’s what we’re going to do at Cadre. We’re going to take good care of each other, stay focused, and lean in to move forward. Together.
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