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Video Student Housing Owners Get Surprised by Students Use of Internet

Here I am doing interviews at Realcomm and I run into Ian Marlow, CEO of Fitech. He's a really funny guy who tells me this story about how university student, living in off-campus student housing, decided to, in essence, hijack the housing projects internet. An interesting footnote to the story is that the owner of the student housing complex had to revise all of their leases to take into consideration the changing internet and IT infrastructure offered to students at Universities. Read more

Video New, Crowdsourced, Mobile First CRE Listing App Created by and For Brokers

In this video, I interview David Perlmutter, the founder of Quantum Listing, a new, crowdsourced, mobile first commercial real estate listing app. What I like about this new app is that, while it is targeted to the millennial generation, it was created by a "not so millennial" commercial real estate broker to solve his own real estate needs. You see, David is not just the founder of a CRE Tech company, but he is also a commercial real estate broker. During the interview, David points out some of the unique features of Quantum Listing, including the fact that you can upload data right to the app and it doesn't create extra work for the user since it uses the data and material that the user has already created. One of the best aspects of this app is that it is really easy to send your listings to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, straight from the app. Read more

Video Challenges and Solutions to Multi-Use Properties

Laurie Baker, CREW Network 2016 president and Senior Vice President of Camden Property Trust, predominantly a multi-family apartment owner and operator, discusses some of the unique challenges of owning and operating multi-use properties. You can't just own and operate a mixed-use project like you would, just retail, office or apartments. It often involves, at times, conflicting interests of the various tenants. If there are residential units above restaurants, the residents are often concerned with smells and noise emanating from the restaurants and bars causing them to seek limitations on the hours and methods of operation of the retail establishments. It really takes a dedicated and creative approach to satisfy all those concerned. Read more

Video Is Wall Street Causing the Closure of Retail? Interview with Garrick Brown

In the first half of 2016, we've seen numerous retail closures, a trend that has come as a surprise to me as we continue to climb out of the great recession. There have been many, high profile retail closures, including those resulting from bankruptcies, such as Sports Authority and Sports Chalet as well as other retailers, including Macy's, Penny's, Sears, Aeropostale, Barnes and Noble and Office Depot/ Office Max, among others. Garrick explains that going into 2016, he knew that Macy's, with 30% of its sales coming from etail, was going to make some adjustments relating to their real estate locations. As a result of some high profile bankruptcies, in early 2016, wall street analysts opined that some of the large retailers weren't going through their real estate downsizing fast enough. As a result, "there was immense pressure on Wall Street to ramp up its closures regardless of the consequences". Read more

Video Event Women in Commercial Real Estate, Equality or Not?

What better time to consider whether society is treating women as equals than shortly after the first woman has been nominated for president by a major political party. No matter your political affiliation or leanings, it's exciting to see how far women have come in our society. But are they treated equally and given the same opportunities as their male counterparts? Every five (5) years, CREW Networks conducts a survey, in collaboration with MIT, measuring the progress of women in commercial real estate. This survey looks at the changes from the perspective of "specialization, compensation and career achievement" and tracks changes over the last 10 years. While the survey answers many questions and the information provided can help guide all those in commercial real estate, it raises many questions that we will endeavor to answer in this show. Read more

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Video Women in Commercial Real Estate, Equality or Not?

What better time to consider whether society is treating women as equals than shortly after the first woman has been nominated for president by a major political party. No matter your political affiliation or leanings, it's exciting to see how far women have come in our society. But are they treated equally and given the same opportunities as their male counterparts? Every five (5) years, CREW Networks conducts a survey, in collaboration with MIT, measuring the progress of women in commercial real estate. This survey looks at the changes from the perspective of "specialization, compensation and career achievement" and tracks changes over the last 10 years. While the survey answers many questions and the information provided can help guide all those in commercial real estate, it raises many questions that we will endeavor to answer in this show. Read more

Video Article How Will Brexit Effect Commercial Real Estate ~ Part 1; An Interview with Dr. Sam Chandan, Associate Dean of the NYU Shack Real Estate Institute

In this video, the first of a two part series, I interview Dr. Sam Chandan, noted economist and now, Associate Dean, NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate about the effect of Brexit on Commercial Real Estate. We dissect the long and short term effects and what geographic markets may be most affected. Much of our focus is on the gateway cities, such as London, New York, San Francisco and where the direction of the flow of capital will be. Are the economic fundamentals still solid and are the reactions more a matter of confidence. Read more

Video Digital Connectivity is the Future and It’s Knocking on our Doors Today

This is the first part of my interview with Neel Naicker, CEO of AMP Technologies from ICSC Recon 2016. In this video, Neel explains how the various and different forms of information from our buildings will converge and become useful in ways that we had not, previously imagined. Think of all of the building systems in a modern office building, from heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, security, fire safety, elevators, etc. Our buildings will know of issues, problems and repairs, before they occur. The systems will order replacements and even have them installed without human intervention. Health systems will be maintained automatically in a way that insures the healthiest and most comfortable environments for employees and visitors alike. Read more

Podcast Video Event CRE ~ ICYMI: A Review of the Weeks Top Commercial Real Estate Stories:

We discuss the commercial real estate stories from the past weeks. The content for this show is often determined by our audience. However, our shows have and may include discussions on: (a)Google and Apple are Getting into Real Estate. Find Out How; (b) Despite Troubles During Downturn, Will CMBS Change? (c) Who Are the Ten Wealthiest Real Estate Investors? (d) Do You Know When a Lease Starts? (e) How Neighborhood Shopping Centers Evolve, Compete and Win; and (f) What is the Sustainability Imperative? Read more