So we looked at real estate in Greenwich today for our new office. For those of you that don't know, my team is spinning out of GM... well, partially spinning out. Let's just say spinning enough to get all the benefits of working for yourself, building equity value in a long term entity, aligning yourself with clients, etc... but to at the same time, leave enough of a connection to build of off the great franchise that GM has built in private equity as well as off their financial strength. So, we'll basically do all the same stuff we do for GM, but organizationally, we'll be our own firm.
Ok, so now that I have all that out of the way, the end result for me is that I'll have to be a reverse commuter. After nearly eight years of working in the same office, all of the sudden I'll be hopping in the car for a 1/2 hour drive. I did the drive this morning, exactly as I would do it as if I was working up there. Its not bad at all. I got up early, hopped right in the car, and went to the NYSC in Greenwich. I worked out, showered, and then met my team at 8:15. We looked at a few properties, and I think we found one we all seemed to like. Its a very very cool space with a lot of potential. Its exciting actually--exciting enough where I think I'm going to start a new blog. So many VC's have interesting blogs tied to what they do. I like the idea of that, b/c it focuses the blog on a particular thing, and you don't feel the need to include lots of personal stuff. Maybe we'll call it plazablog, or maybe I'll just wait until I go to Stanford and I'll call it MBAblog or something like that. Ideas?