You may be surprised to hear that a national economist may not be the one with their ear on the track waiting for the economic train coming. The economist goes to the people in the trenches, who are dealing with the effects of economic conditions on a day-to-day basis. Those people include............. Read more
Andrew Bermudez, our guest author, attributes much of his success to his unsatiated obsession using technology tools to improve his productivity and workflow so he can win more clients and quickly close more deals. As an entrepreneur, Andrew is a super busy with a never-ending list of things to get done. Here are the apps that he uses to kick ass and take names throughout the day and be ultra productive Read more
Commencing 2016, we will be doing a live, online, interactive, weekly, real estate chat on any and all real estate subjects. These will generally be audience driven discussions with portions of the shows, pre-planned by me, with the intention of fostering audience participation and discussion. Topic discussions are wide open and can include, what’s going on in... Read more
Multi-Family has been hot, hot, hot and it looks like it's not going to cool off anytime soon. While the new and used home market has improved dramatically over the last two years, it still isn't easy to purchase a home, with prices in some regions exceeding the pre-recession prices. Young home buyers are priced out of the market and baby boomers are now looking to downsize and even shift from homeownership to rentals It seems like a perfect storm for apartment owners.
But are there clouds on the horizon? Is this just a never ending upward climb?
In this show, I rely upon two recognized leaders in the multifamily space to review the multifamily market of 2015. Albert M. Berriz, CEO of Mckinley and Daryl J. Carter, CEO of Avanath join me for this live, online, interactive television show on Blab. For more information on how to get on Blab and be seen and heard on the show, scroll below. Otherwise, if you just want to watch and not participate, just click on the picture of Albert, Daryl and me. We're going to dig down, past the data and really discuss how 2015 differed from past years and what they expect in 2016 and beyond. Read more
George Papageorge, Executive Vice President - Leasing at Westfield Shopping Centers describes Westfield's current philosophy of creating, "Point of Difference," food at their malls. As he explains at the CREW Network Annual Convention:
"if you look at all of the data...... and what consumers want," you recognize that they, "cannot eat over the internet, they cannot drink over the internet, they cannot smell what mom's got cooking over the internet." They are looking for artisan food and "regardless of where it is, they are............... Read more
Are you considering opening your own cannabis business and looking to lease space or are you a landlord hoping to take advantage of the premium rents being demanded? Are you a leasing professional who wants to take advantage of these new opportunities or are you just interested in the topic of marijuana?
Whatever the reason, this is your opportunity to discover the myriad issues facing landlords and tenants who are involved in the marijuana business.
If you are more of a voyeur and just want to watch, click on the image just below and watch at your heart's content. You don't need to download or join anything. However, if you want to ask questions or comment live just click here, to take you to Blab.io. You will need a free Twitter account and need to join Blab, but won't have to download anything. However, not everyone will be able to get on the show.......we only have so much time. Read more
I've heard a lot lately about the EB-5 program and how developers intend to use the immigration program to raise funds for their real estate projects, but I have yet to talk to someone who has actually, successfully used the program to raise funds for billion dollar project. Loren Cohen, Manager, Legal Affairs for MC Construction, spends some time with me discussing how MC raised a significant portion of the capital for their 1.2 billion dollar Point Rustin development using the EB-5 visa program. Read more
This is the full video recording of the live Blab conducted on October 27, 2015. It's an open discussion between Jeremy Neuer, myself and Linda Day Harrison. In which we discuss whether or not technology has or ever will disrupt real estate. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, Allen Buchanan, an inspiration for this show was unable to participate in this discussion. In my opinion, a major loss. However, Linda Day Harrison from The Broker List admirably took over and stood in for Allen. Note that this is the full length version. Read more
For the last year or so, Faith Hope Consolo, Chair of the Retail Division of Douglas Elliman Real Estate has been promoting her increased involvement in the culture and real estate of Harlem. I finally get the opportunity to discuss her move to Harlem during an interview at the CREW Network Annual Convention in Bellevue, Washington.
Faith long known in real estate circles as the Queen of Retail is best known for her representation of high end, luxury retail tenants. She and I discuss how she Read more
Scott Mason and I spend some time at the CREW Network Annual Convention in Bellevue, Washington. Scott is the head of Cushman & Wakefield's Healthcare Group and is not only knowledgeable on the subject, but very personable and explains all things CRE and Healthcare well.
There are so many factors now affecting healthcare in the US, not the least of which includes an aging population, Obamacare, and an industry that was in flux before Obamacare. According to Scott, changes have to be made in order for healthcare to be affordable in the future and real estate has to be included in that equation.
The "triple aim" of healthcare includes........... Read more
Joel, rather than jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon, gives, what I call a "contrarian" view of equity crowdfunding and what he refers to as a "realistic" view. Joel believes that crowdfunding is not an industry. He believes that it is a "subset, a little technique....... inside of the fundraising business, the money business. To Joel, it is............... Read more
Kristin Blount, Senior Vice President at the Colliers International office in Boston explains the importance of developing relationships in order to succeed in real estate. During this video, Kristin tells me how she first got involved in commercial real estate, a male dominated business and how she learned the importance of developing relationships.
Relationship building is not limited to real estate and Kristin makes the point that........ Read more
This started all started with a blog article written by Allen (click here) that Jeremy disagreed with, (to read Jeremy's response, click here). You would think that they are both running for president. Let's see who is really "the Donald" and who is "Hillary". Will this be a preview of the presidential election in 2016? That remains to be seen although, Allen's hair.............oh, never mind the name calling. Read more
This is the second in a series of videos produced from my interview with Dr. Chandan.
In this video, Dr. Chandan gives a scholarly perspective on who the winners and losers will be, not if, but when the Federal Reserve increases interest rates.
Heather Schwarz Lopes, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at EarlyShares.com gives a very animated account of crowdfunding and what is big that is going on.
Hint: Investments are being funded. She is excited that crowdfunding is now gaining traction. Deals are being funded.
Since EarlyShares was first organized, four years ago, there were a lot of naysayers who didn't believe that regulations would ever get approved. Once they were approved, then people thought it was a fad. Well, with a billion dollars getting funded, just last year, it no longer looks like a fad.
According to Heather, "This is future of how commercial real estate private investing will be done. Read more