It has been a year since Rick Perdue took the reins at Rosewood Property Co. as CEO. He could never have predicted then the situation he would be steering the Dallas-based company through now, but he said the investment decisions Rosewood has made along the way should position it well during this downturn. “It all starts with leverage,” Perdue said. “We have been incredibly conservative and judicious [when it comes to] our leverage. We are at less than 50% leverage across our portfolios.