Category: Blog Post


LavaMaex is a nonprofit that teaches people anywhere how to bring mobile showers and other essential care services to the street, where our unhoused neighbors need them most. While providing its consulting services, LavaMaex also brings weekly mobile showers and other care services to the streets of San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles. When those activities became unsafe

Converting Hotels to Housing : A Q&A with Michelle Dumont

Our founder, Amy Bradac, is a mentor in the CREW Mates mentorship program through CREW SF. As a mentor, she was paired with a rising real estate professional, Michelle Dumont. Michelle was a collaborator within her firm, Steinberg Hart, to put together a guide on converting hotels to housing. We are happy to share Michelle’s

How hotels can take the ‘home’ out of ‘work from home’

No Vacancy Sign

This article, written by Carlo Torrano and Amy Bradac, originally appeared in Hotel Management magazine. It’s no secret that hotel occupancy rates have plummeted since the coronavirus pandemic hit. Both leisure and out-of-town business travel have nearly ground to a halt. Meanwhile, properties sit idle with high vacancy rates. For some hotels, particularly those located