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. Read more
Maximizing Rents for Landlords
Tue. May 3, 2016 @ 11:00am
Landlords want to get the most rent possible and tenants want to pay as little as possible. In this, the 3rd in a series of shows with Peter Morris, we delve into commercial lease strategies and techniques, Peter will explain how he positions the landlord to maximize rents.Read more
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
Podcast What is Your Competitive Advantage and Why You Should Keep it Fresh with Rita McGrath (podcast)
Today’s special guest is Rita Mcgrath a featured speaker at the crew network annual convention in Bellevue, Washington. Ms. McGrath is an author, business strategist and professor at Columbia Business School. In this show, Rita and I discuss identifying your competitive advantages in business, why those advantages are not sustainable without reinvigorating and refreshing them. As it relates to a competitive advantage, such as Polaroid’s instant cameras, the responsibility of management is to constantly cultivate new, next generation and stronger competitive advantages, no matter how strong you current advantages seem. The bottom line is not to sit on your laurels.
Does this philosophy only apply to businesses?
After a summer of decreased unemployment and high expectations that the Federal Reserve would begin to raise interest rates in September, the Feds balked at an increase, surprising most people. Was it the volatile stock market in August, a sputtering economy in Canada or the sputtering of the Chinese economy? Well known economist, columnist and radio show host, Dr. Sam Chandan, Dr. Sam Chandan, Professor in the Associated Faculty of Real Estate The Wharton School & Host of the Real Estate Hour SiriusXM Business Radio, explains, in detail, how the Fed's action, or inaction, as the case may be, effects commercial real estate. Read more
Dr. Marci Rossell, former chief economist for CNBC and featured speaker at the CREW Network National Convention in 2015 previews her presentation at the convention. Marci discusses how the turmoil in China may affect the capital markets and commercial real estate, here in the United States. Read more
Do you know what makes a building healthy or sick? Do you know the costs associated with both? Do you even know what a healthy building is?
In this show, we talk with two of the most respected experts in the industry, SIMON TURNER, CEO and Managing Director of the Western Region of Healthy Buildings and CAROLYN RICKARD-BRIDEAU, partner and office president of “Little”, an expanded services and architectural firm, who will answer those questions and more. For those who think about how to make buildings perform better, it’s not just about electricity and water usage. It’s also about how we as humans interact with our environment and in particular those buildings that we spend much of our day in.
Carla Harris, Vice-Chair for Morgan Stanley and a featured speaker at the CREW Network Annual Convention in Bellevue, Washington from September 3-th through October 3, answers the question, "What is the greatest impediment to success for Women?" In reality, her comments apply to anyone seeking greater success in their own endeavors. Carla is a strong believer that everyone should invest more time and effort in relationships. Carla distinguishes between, what she refers to as "performance currency" and "relationship currency", the later of which, she believes is Read more
I am a long time supporter of diversity and increasing the participation of women in commercial real estate. Whenever a woman would tell me that she was considering becoming a real estate agent, I would immediately recommend that she become a commercial broker. Heck, in the early 80's, I knew only one female broker in New York City. What an incredible advantage, she had at the time, being the only female broker. Talk about standing out in the crowd. Of course, things have changed over the last 30 years. Now when I go to conferences like RECON, I see many women brokers walking the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, making deals, just like their male counterparts. I'm not saying the gals have arrived, but they are making progress. What a turn of the cards. In 80's I go from knowing one female broker to the present, when I can be, perhaps, one of 20 men attending a conference with 1,000, powerful, creative, competent and intelligent women involved in commercial real estate. Now I am the one standing out in the crowd. Read more
You can see the shock on my face when Bill gave me this and other examples of how investors are repurposing real property after the recession. Can you imagine, buying an old mothballed hotel for $2,000,000, refurbishing it and selling it six months later for $90,000,000? That's right, you read this correctly. Read more