General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> April 9, 2001

Ralph Block – Bay Isle Financial Corporation

RALPH BLOCK is the Executive Vice President and Chief REIT Portfolio Manager at Bay Isle Financial Corp., a San Francisco, California-based asset management firm with approximately $1 billion under management. He is also the co-manager of the Undiscovered Managers REIT Fund. Mr. Block has written two books on REITs and REIT Investing: The Essential REIT and Investing in REITs. He also authors a weekly online REIT Investment newsletter. Mr. Block practiced corporate and business law for over 25 years as a senior partner in a Los Angeles law firm. He earned his BA and JD degrees from UCLA and the UCLA School of Law. Profile
TWST: Ralph, what is key to the approach that you take to investing at

Bay Isle Financial Corporation?

Mr. Block: Our philosophy in REIT investing, as it is elsewhere, is to

use several