The law firm of Allen Matkins sponsored CRE Radio at the event, as you might tell form the background. I hadn't scheduled Roger for an interview but he seemed like and interesting chap so I asked him to sit down and talk with me. Being a former practicing lawyer and with the Allen Matkins logo looming over our shoulders, it was natural for us to mention our dealings with Allen Matkins. Read more
Lori Kilberg, CREW Networks 2015 President elect, discusses her top reasons for getting involved in CREW Networks. Read more
Who else is qualified to talk about high quality customer experience than one of the top Disney executives. Al Weiss, former president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Al has a new gig..... Marilyn Monroe Spas, a high end luxury spa which is looking to expand to retail sites. Read more
We all heard the quote, "Necessity is the mother or invention." According to Patrick Braswell, CEO of Ten Eight, while trying to break his limit of 30 real estate deals a year, he realized that there was no system in place in which he could make his deal making process more efficient. Therefore, he made it himself.
Kyle Shannon, founder of Storyvine created the company because he thought that creating a video was to difficult for the average amateur to make. He saw a need and he solved the need.
Storyvine creates video templates for use by any amateur, including real estate brokers that adds a professional flare to your videos. All you have to do is shoot the video and upload it to the internet. In 5 minutes the software stitches a professional looking video together. This is no ordinary video. You don't need to understand lighting or even the rule of thirds. It does it all for you. Read more
Jeff, a former principal of NAI Global recognized, by the time that he left NAI, considerable inefficiencies in commercial real estate, particularly from a technology standpoint. He felt that there was poor adoption, lack of integration and no comprehensive set of solutions. With his partners at Pavonis, he sees an opportunity for change. Read more
As a CEO, when you participate in social media, people who follow you are really interested and you end up at a level of engagement where," you get a better understanding of the retailers, consumers, lenders, and investors. You get a better understanding of what works and doesn't work that you do from print media. Read more
Louise opines that 3D visualization is becoming mainstream for the leasing people and developers but not operations, construction and asset management.
Louise also discusses the barriers and requirements for 3D visualization and how property owners can use 3D visualization to see "big data" in a visual way speeding up decision and response time as well as being alerted to problems before they become serious. Read more
Mark Zytko, CEO of Mesa West Capital spends some time with me describing his panel discussion at the CREFC West Coast, High Yield Finance Summit in Santa Monica in May 2014.
In particular, Mark discusses how his firm financed a commercial property even though the major tenant of the property had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Read more
According to David Manshoory, CEO of AssetAvenue, explains that the term, "crowdfunding" is generally being used "to lump together, a bunch of things together that are not acutally, crowdfunding," at least according to federal law and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
As currently defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission, "crowdfunding" actually refers to raising capital from un-accredited investors.
Matt Winn spends some time with me at ICSC Recon 2014 and gives me the "low down" on the retail market trends using an analogy of a barbell; that is the Barbell of Prosperity. Now that the economy is starting to see some traction, we are starting to see some growth rate in retail property and rents. Read more
Lee & Associates Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Rinkov sees diminishing inventory and robust redevelopment in the major urban markets. Read more
Jeff Edison, CEO of Phillips Edison-ARC says that he has never worked a day in his life and I believe him. Now this is a man who has been very lucky, or so he says.
It's interesting that highly successful people credit their success to luck and feel that they are very fortunate to have the success that they have had. In my experience, while luck has a lot to do with it, there is much more to success than blind luck. Intelligence, knowledge and hard work, among others, gets you half the way their so that you can catch the luck as it flies by, like a butterfly in a net. Read more
Everyone who has anything to do with commercial real estate financing will tell you that, "there is a lot of money chasing deals" and there is the concern among many that underwriting standards are beginning to slip. Have we not learned our lessons from the recession? Read more
Jilliene Helman, CEO and Founder of Realty Mogul, a pioneer in real estate crowdfunding sat down with me at the CREFC, West Coast High Yield Real Estate Finance Summit in Santa Monica.
Jilliene comments that there is still plenty of confusion over crowdfunding, what is it, how does it work and is it legal. Read more