With the hot rental market, rental prices are continuing to rise, the issue of rental affordability has become a major topic of conversation. With many of the newer apartment developments focusing on luxury and resort style living, are some people being priced out of the rental market? Now, even a moderate income earner is having problems affording rental living.
Is there an alternative to the continuous upward spiral of rents and can owners and developers provide affordable housing to the vast majority of the population? What are the benefits to the development of affordable housing and can it be provided with a good standard of living?
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
This is the best commercial real estate conference I have ever attended. In this video, Gail and I preview some of the key events and benefits at this years CREW Network Annual Convention in Bellevue, Washington. This is a shortened video version of my interview with Gail. For the full audio podcast, which you can listen to online or download, go to creradio.com. In this video, Gail previews Keynote speaker, former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright and featured speakers, Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman, Carla Harris, Former NBC Chief Economist, Marci Rossell; and Business strategist, Rita McGrath Read more
In preparation of this year’s CREW Network Annual Convention in Bellvue, Washington from September 30th through October 2nd, I interview Gail Ayers, CEO of CREW Network (Commercial Real Estate Women). In case you haven’t noticed yet, I am a huge proponent of diversity in commercial real estate and a supporter of CREW Network.
In this radio show, Gail talks about:
Her many successes as CREW Network CEO over the past 11 years;
The many programs and advantages afforded to CREW members; and
What you can expect if you attend the convention;
Gail and I also discuss whether or not this is a women only thing or whether or not men should consider attending also.
As an attendee last year, I can tell you, from my own experience, guys should absolutely attend. The predominantly female attendees are warm, inviting and “inclusionary”. The mere fact that this seems to be a well kept secret among male commercial real estate professionals is reason alone to attend. The guys haven’t gotten it yet.
Karyl Argamasilla, the 2014 CREW Network Miami president and a key architect of the 2014 National CREW Network Convention in 2014, discusses with me how the local chapter took upon itself, the monumental task of hosting CREW Networks National Convention.
In this video, Karyl describes how the idea of hosting a national convention germinated from a mere thought to the accomplishment of a monumental task. The theme of the 2014 convention was "The Rewards of Risk, Bold Choices, Big Returns", and nothing could have added more meaning to the theme of the convention than the bold action of Karyl and the CREW Network Miami chapter.
Listen to our former, first lady discuss, among other things how she benefited from having the confidence to take risks, including learning from her "first" run for the presidency as well as a back story to the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. 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
"When you model behavior and you can demonstrate to a woman that you do not have to sacrifice a family, you do not have to become a man, that you can be a woman, you can be a wife, you can be a mother and you can be successful." Read more