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
Simon Turner, CEO and Managing Director, Western Region for Healthy Buildings and Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, partner and office president of “Little” focus on what we mean by the term, "Healthy Building. To Simon, a healthy building is an efficient building. Simon thinks of the buildings that we work in as a "machine" which helps work on behalf of the humans that sit, walk, run and work inside it. It's supposed to be an asset, both from an accounting perspective and a production perspective. Carolyn, adds the perspective that the humans, inside the building must be working in a way that is most ............. Read more
Georgia and I discuss the difference between two types of crowdfunding. One in which the public can contribute to the development of a product, company or service and in essence buys the product or service in advance and the other in which the public can buy an ownership interest in the company. Read more