The Five Essential Elements of Successful Lease Negotiations ~ March 15th at 11:00 am, PST


For this live, online, interactive TV show, our regular guest, Peter Morris and I discuss the Five Essential Elements of Lease Negotiations. This is the second in a series of shows co-hosted by Peter. The first show was The Only Questions You Need to Ask in a Negotiation. The live show will air at 11:00 am, PST on March 15, 2016. Click here to register. You can just watch. But if you want to join in, ask questions or give your two cents, follow the directions at the end of this post. You will need a gmail, email address to participate live. After the live show, the recording will be made available, both in video and audio formats. This topic is taken from Peter's book where he lays out the essential things that you need to accomplish if you are going to win, such as: Read more

CRE ~ ICYMI CRE Stories from the Last Few Weeks @ 11:00 am, PSt 3/17/16

What are The Four Greatest Benefits to Crowdfunding?

CRE Radio & TV’s “CRE~ICYMI” series is where we discuss the top commercial real estate news stories from the past weeks and stories submitted by our audience. If you've got a great CRE story from the last few weeks, this is your opportunity to bring it to our attention. In addition, I will also be aggregating stories from various sources, including our Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook feeds, stories from Money Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The News Funnel, and many, many other sources. Our goal is to take the stories provided by others, bring them to life with commentary and provide a deeper understanding. Some of the stories we may discuss on this show are: The Results of The Broker List Survey The Difference between Direct and indirect Real Estate Investing, an article written by Darren Powderly, co-founder or Crowdstreet; SoFi Exploring Launch of REIT as reported by Bloomberg and Crowdfund Insider The Retail Store Closing and Opening Report and what that means to the retail sector, including Staples, JC Penneys, Macy's. Amazon and Sport Authority Read more

What Keeps Your Real Estate CFO Awake at Night

What Keeps Your Real Estate CFO Awake at Night

The world of real estate investing is changing as rapidly as the changes in technology. Investors want more and more information and there is a heightened level of reporting required. This, I believe is partly as a result of the recession from 2008 through 2013 as well as the advancement and availability of big data. ID-100302395 Jennifer McLean, the Chief Financial Officer of GFI Capital Resources Group, Inc., a provider of a wide array of brokerage services including investment sales, commercial real estate financing and retail leasing, shares with me her concerns about the changing marketplace. Read more

The Top Reason to work in commercial real estate according to Jeffrey Edison, CEO, Phillips Edison-ARC

The Top Reason to work in commercial real estate according to Jeffrey Edison, CEO, Phillips Edison-ARC

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

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.

The Shrinking Retail Footprint with Patti Bender, EVP Leasing of Weingarten Realty

The Shrinking Retail Footprint with Patti Bender, EVP Leasing of Weingarten Realty

In retail real estate, the buzzwords for 2013 have been "experience" and "shrinking footprint." Retailers have been rethinking their real estate strategies as they consider renewing existing locations and expanding to new locations. All of a sudden, retailers are going from 10,000 sq. ft. to 7,000 sq. ft. and trying to squeeze more into a smaller space. Are they looking to just save money or are they looking for something else? Read more

Greg Maloney, President & CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle, Explains How a 3rd Party Can Act as Internal Real Estate Depts. for Expanding Retailers

What Hot Button CRE Issue is Greg Maloney (Jones Lang LaSalle) Focused on?

As the economy improves and retailers start expanding again, are the retailers going to rebuild their real estate departments internally or are they going to use 3rd party representatives to provide those services. Greg Maloney (Retail CEO) sees great opportunity for JLL to provide those services and infrastructure. Tenant Rep will now mean more than just finding the right space. Read more