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
"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
It may now be a great time to invest in India, finally. Previously, there had been significant hurdles for foreign investors in India. However, according to Anuj Puri, Country Chairman and Head of JLL India, the election of a new government, the first in 30 years, bodes very well for foreign investing, particularly in commercial real estate. Read more
Leslie Lundin, Managing Partner of LBG Realty Investors sits down with me at the CREFC High Yield Real Estate Finance Summit in Santa Monica to discuss the current state of investor financing and who is the smart money. Read more
Michael Carroll, CEO of Brixmor, the largest owner of wholly owned grocery anchored centers in the United States, maintains that there is a big upside to grocery anchored shopping centers and it's a great time to be a shopping center landlord. Everyone has got to eat. Read more
More interviews added on 5/13/14. In chronological order of interview, I have confirmed the following interviews at RECON 2014: Arturo Sneider, John Crossman, Al Weiss, Adam Ifshin; Terry Brown; Jeff Rinkov,BK Allen, Faith Hope Consolo, Judith Nitsch, Lori Kilberg, Gene Spiegelman, Matt Winn, Anthony Buono, Jeff Edison Mathew Harding, Greg Maloney, Anuj Puri, Larry Kilduff, MaryAnne Gilmarten and Mike Carroll. Read the full article for more details Read more
Greg explains how the retailer controls the environment within the 4 walls of it's store, while the developer and owner of the center, is responsible for the environment outside all of the stores.
Is retail a subset of the entertainment industry and requires a retail design architect to understand the demographics of the retailers that the developer is trying to target as well as the demographics of the consumers that the retailers are trying to target. Read more
Justin Weiss discusses the recent history of Los Angeles Downtown Revitalization. He has been involved in the process for over 13 years. It's not likely that anyone knows the process better than him.
Among other things, he discusses how mixed use is becoming more popular, now bringing in more high end retail and chic supermarkets and why. Is downtown LA now becoming more like NY and San Francisco and is it becoming the chic center of Gen Y? Read more
The appraisal of commercial property is, without a doubt, one of the most important aspects of commercial real property practice. The appraisal touches every part of the business and every person involved in the process, including buyers, sellers, lenders, borrowers and their brokers. Choosing the right appraiser and understanding what goes into a thorough appraisal can make or break a deal.
Gayle Ayers, CEO at CREW Network and Susan Hill, President give some insight on how the recession has affected women in commercial real estate. Is there still a glass ceiling? Is it worse now or better than it was before 2009? Read more
What's not to like about being the broker on $40,000,000 of NNN commercial real estate with Walgreens? And I take plenty of opportunity during this video to tease them about it. What, with a team that goes by Ryan & Ryan, it sounds more like a law firm than a team of brokers. Read more