Michael Beckerman, CEO of The News Funnel

The Making of Commercial Real Estate News Online: Interview with Michael Beckerman, Founder of The News Funnel

The original idea for The News Funnel stemmed from Michael’s own experiences trying to stay current without being overwhelmed – he envisioned a more streamlined solution that would benefit both professionals and the PR agencies trying to reach this audience.

How can real estate professionals stay on top of their profession and promote themselves by using The News Funnel?
Finally, Michael will give us a sneak peak at what he sees for the future of the internet and how it will effect the business of commercial real estate.


Investing in Distressed Real Property in Bankruptcy

To most people, bankruptcy is perceived as the end of the line. The dream of riches and opportunity are over and it’s all about cleaning up the mess. However, Bankruptcy Armageddon can be avoided and many investors and property owners and lenders, in the know, take advantage of the opportunities that arise in bankruptcy, particularly those involving distressed real property.

IMN, Montage, Laguna Beach

Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing: IMN Conference Preview

Today we get to speak to three distinguished speakers who will be participating in panel discussions at the IMN Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunities and Private Fund Investing to be held from January 22nd – 24th at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, CA, my old stomping grounds. Today’s show is intended to be only a taste of what is to come during the three day conference in sunny Southern California.

Photo by Mirza Sadovic on Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Finding the Right Commercial Real Estate Appraiser

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.


New Franchise Legislation: Point/Counterpoint

Join our guests Erik Wulff and Robert Purvin as they discuss differing views on efforts to increase franchisee rights in a point/counterpoint style of discussion. To the extent appropriate, Howard adds the perspective of the landlord and how these changes may affect their leases.

David Henry, CEO of Kimco

Icons of Real Estate: David Henry (CEO, Kimco)

David Henry is the CEO of Kimco, one of the largest REITS in the country. While part of the S&P 500, it is run with a definite personal touch that is so much David. Personable, agreeable and competent, David embodies the best of a CEO in commercial real estate.

Learn what has influenced him as a CRE professional, from school through GE real estate and now at Kimco. What are the drivers that have made him so successful? What were his inspirations and how can his story inspire you to excel in your chosen profession?

Photo illustration by Don Hankins on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Skyline photo by Jason Murphy on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Real Estate Crowdfunding and Other New Financing Opportunities

By now, everyone has heard about the new Jobs Act, and how it allows for “crowdfunding” in real estate. But is the Jobs Act really about crowdfunding? Is that the correct term to use when talking about allowing use of the internet to raise funds for real estate projects and companies? What really is crowdfunding? Do syndicators and others have greater access to capital than previously? Who really benefits from the new law? What are the real pros and cons? These and other questions will be answered by nationally recognized syndication expert, Gene Trowbridge.