In advance of the Greenbuild conference in New Orleans, Will Teichman, Director of Sustainability at Kimco Realty gives his perspective on Green leasing and how Kimco approached the issue. Read more
The success of any CRE brokerage firm is dependent upon recruiting and keeping the best brokers. Michael Scheinkop, EVP and Regional Managing Director for Newmark, Grubb Knight Frank, stresses that one of the keys to successful recruitment is building and maintaining a culture that benefits the brokers. It's the "ying & yang" of commercial real estate; a great culture attracts the best people and the best people foster the best culture. Read more
Chris Pyke, Vice President of Research for the US Green Building Conference couldn't be more enthusiastic about this years Greenbuild Conference in New Orleans. I thought that he would jump off the screen as he described the goings on at the conference scheduled for October 20-24.
He is not alone though. There is no doubt........ Read more
Crystal and I discuss how she first became involved in social media and how she focuses on using it, "strategically" to further the interests of herself and her clients. Read more
Steve Forbes provides some interesting insights into his personality, beliefs, taking risks and not quitting. Despite being the head of a media empire, he is a real down-to-earth person who has and remains, a champion of the greater good. Read more
While attending the Newmark, Grubb, Knight & Frank national industrial forum in Chicago, I spent a few minutes with Jim Young, CEO of Realcomm. Jim shared his vision with me on where technology and real estate has been, where it is and where he sees it going. Read more
Dr. Ken Rosen, Chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics and Professor Emeritus at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley discusses how we have to prepare ourselves for a different economic time despite the fact that real estate values are at near record levels, from a historical perspective. Read more
Having experience handling CMBS workouts from 2007 through 2012 has got to be great experience, looking forward at the real estate market over the next three years according to Adam Knowlton, Senior Attorney at the Law Firm of Loeb & Loeb. He correctly explains in this video how no one had any experience in 2007 handling the CMBS workouts since that market didn't exist during the last economic downturn and things will be different going forward.
Mark Foster, General Counsel for Sabal Financial Group describes a contrarian approach to investing in real estate; see what the main players are not doing and go do it. Read more
Steve Wayne, CEO of Prospect Now joins me in a lively discussion about how commercial real estate has changed from local or hyper local to global.
Should brokers still be experts in local areas and physically canvas local? Read more
Jamie Perillo, President at American New Homes Group will be a panelist at the IMN Land & Homebuilding Conference in Las Vegas. He spends some time with me discussing his contribution to the panel. Some of the key highlights of the discussion, include:
* "The homebuilding industry is heavily fragmented, lending itself to consolidation and mergers & acquisitions"............. Read more
Katty Kay, lead anchor for BBC World News America and author of the Confidence Code,spends some time with me in advance of her presentation at the CREW Network Annual Convention in Miami on September 30th through October 1st.
Her book, the confidence code explores the confidence gap between men and women. Based upon her research, Katty believes the confidence gap is holding women back in business. Read more
For Rodney Montag, Managing Director of Mountain Real Estate Capital, The Great Recession was the best of times. Of course, Rodney isn't looking at that time from the perspective of a home builder, but from the perspective of an investor in distressed homebuilding projects.
For some it was the worst of times. But as Rodney proves, with every loser, there is a winner and Rodney has been a winner.
John Crossman spends some time with me at the ICSC Recon convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this year.
John, like most other people in the industry, is seeing retail real estate come back from the depths that we had been seeing in 2008 - 2012. What he is seeing though is a change in the tenant mix in shopping centers, or what he calls, "mixed use". Read more
While attending Realcomm 2014 I spent some time with David Lorenzini who is a Google Glass aficionado and developer. David is a big time supporter of Google Glass.
In this video, David describes how Google Glasses can be used with intelligent buildings. He believes that Google Glass is but a taste of what things will be in the near future.
Watch and listen as David describes his travel experiences and use of Google Glass to help him read signs and communicate better in countries speaking and writing language foreign to him. Read more