With the hot rental market, rental prices are continuing to rise, the issue of rental affordability has become a major topic of conversation. With many of the newer apartment developments focusing on luxury and resort style living, are some people being priced out of the rental market? Now, even a moderate income earner is having problems affording rental living.
Is there an alternative to the continuous upward spiral of rents and can owners and developers provide affordable housing to the vast majority of the population? What are the benefits to the development of affordable housing and can it be provided with a good standard of living?
Commencing 2016, we will be doing a live, online, interactive, weekly, real estate chat on any and all real estate subjects. These will generally be audience driven discussions with portions of the shows, pre-planned by me, with the intention of fostering audience participation and discussion. Topic discussions are wide open and can include, what’s going on in... 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
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
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
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
This is the best commercial real estate conference I have ever attended. In this video, Gail and I preview some of the key events and benefits at this years CREW Network Annual Convention in Bellevue, Washington. This is a shortened video version of my interview with Gail. For the full audio podcast, which you can listen to online or download, go to creradio.com. In this video, Gail previews Keynote speaker, former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright and featured speakers, Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman, Carla Harris, Former NBC Chief Economist, Marci Rossell; and Business strategist, Rita McGrath Read more
Joy Shoffler, principal of Leverage PR based in Austin, Texas discusses with me the three things that a real estate developer or syndicator can do to rapidly accelerate its growth. Joy is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the field of innovative financial services marketing and communication.
According to Joy, those three things are........... Read more