The key to success? Break bread with your partners and sponsors.

CEO Dan Palmier and his team at UC Funds have frequent meetings to assess the progress of an asset or portfolio.

Dan enjoys advocating with developers and business partners over a meal. “Sharing a lunch or dinner brings civility to discussions–no matter how exciting or challenging they might be,” Dan remarks. “We can dive into numbers and projections all day long. It is important to keep relationships in what we do, so I always prefer business to be in concert with sharing a meal.”