Commercial Investment Real Estate Podcast

The name says it all. Commercial Investment Real Estate podcast, the companion to CCIM Institute's quarterly magazine, features leading industry personalities tackling the topics that matter most to commercial real estate professionals today. You'll hear their stories, their insights, and their best practices to inspire, motivate, and make a tangible difference in how you do business. 

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The Retail Rebound in Commercial Real Estate with Dan Spiegel

Dan Spiegel, managing director at Coldwell Banker Commercial, discusses the retail market’s prospects in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. While shutdowns and public health restrictions have made life difficult for some retail sectors, demand for investment properties looks to remain strong. Spiegel also emphasizes the available opportunities for CRE professionals who can think creatively and find new solutions.

Tech’s Vital Role in Returning to the Office with Parkside Realty’s Bob Wislow

Bob Wislow, chairman and CEO of Parkside Realty, a boutique real estate venture in Chicago, details the challenges and opportunities in the office sector amid the delta variant of the coronavirus. Wislow discusses his firm’s Fulton East development, a 12-story, 90,000-square-foot office and retail building in the West Loop, a booming work-live-play area in Chicago, and how the property leverages an array of technology to address public health and employee safety concerns. He also highlights aspects of downtown markets to help ensure cities rebound from COVID-19.

Mitigating Leasing Risk in Turbulent Times with Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM, SIOR

Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM, SIOR, is president and broker of Commercial Executives Real Estate Services in Las Vegas. In a market upended by COVID-19, she discusses the challenges faced by industry professionals in lease negotiations, the importance of communication between tenant and landlord, and creative solutions for troubled assets, including adaptive reuse.

Creating Iconic Real Estate Hubs and Innovative Capital Sourcing with Jamestown CEO Matt Bronfman

Matt Bronfman is principal and CEO of Jamestown, a global real estate investment and management company that has completed iconic downtown projects including Chelsea Market in New York, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, and San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square. He discusses the secret to the firm’s enduring success throughout its 37-year history, supporting tenants during COVID-19, and strategies for approaching the retail space from a unique perspective. He also details Jamestown’s new direct-to-consumer platform to encourage investment from new sources.

REITs as CRE Emerges from COVID-19 with David Bonser with Hogan Lovells

David Bonser, co-head of Hogan Lovells's global REIT practice, sees a bright future for institutional investment in commercial real estate as the country begins its recovery from COVID-19. He discusses the opportunities and challenges facing REITs in various commercial real estate sectors including office, retail, and industrial. Bonser also examines consolidation in the REIT market, noting what such activity could mean for CRE on the whole.

Environmental improvements and C-PACE in CRE with Randy Eckers, Akerman's Real Estate Practice Group

Randy Eckers, chair of the real estate finance practice for Akerman LLP, wants to raise awareness for the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program or C-PACE. This avenue for financing has plenty of potential for CRE projects aimed at environmental improvements in existing and new properties. Through C-PACE, developers, owners, investors, and operators can access low-cost, long-term, fixed rate upfront financing across CRE markets.

Keys to Overcoming Challenges in Workforce Housing with Sabal’s Pat Jackson

Pat Jackson, founder and CEO of Sabal Capital Partners, a financial services firm focused on investing and lending in workforce housing, knows what it will take to meet growing demand in the multifamily submarket. In this episode, he details the challenges in workforce housing, including tight margins, changing demographics, and aging properties. Jackson also highlights some opportunities for CRE professionals in a post-COVID-19 world.

Last-Mile, Supply Chain, and Infrastructure Solutions with CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway

Armed with new research from the American Society of Civil Engineers, CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway, CCIM, MAI, CRE, dives into the challenges and opportunities associated with last-mile logistics, supply chain, and infrastructure. He also discusses the impact of these factors across property types and the data and considerations needed for commercial real estate professionals to succeed in this environment.

Deloitte’s John D’Angelo Sees AI as an Exciting Technological Development for CRE

Managing director at Deloitte Consulting John D’Angelo specializes in operational transformation in real estate operating companies, investment managers, and service providers. In this episode, he details the vast potential of artificial intelligence, process automation, and the Internet of Things in commercial real estate. These technologies can help leverage data across asset classes to improve decision-making, an especially appealing prospect in responding to COVID-19.

Behind Cold Storage’s Hot Streak in Industrial with JLL Managing Director Tim O’Rourke

Managing Director at JLL, Tim O’Rourke is a team leader for the industrial services group in Los Angeles and a member of JLL’s Supply Chain & Logistics Group. O'Rourke discusses the emergence of cold storage as a strong niche within the robust industrial sector. He also details the important driving factors, including population and production, as well as the impact of infrastructure, ESG, and technology.

Examining Cross-Border CRE Investment with BFIN’s Managing Partner Maggie Coleman: Part 2

In the second of a special two-part series, Maggie Coleman, managing partner with BFIN, where she leads the Private Capital Authority real estate platform, details regional differences in how foreign capital views the U.S. and what different commercial real estate sectors might expect in 2021.

Examining Cross-Border CRE Investment with BFIN’s Managing Partner Maggie Coleman: Part 1

In the first of a special two-part series, Maggie Coleman, managing partner with BFIN, where she leads the Private Capital Authority real estate platform, discusses cross-border commercial real estate investment among global regions and across asset classes.

A Look Inside the Agricultural Real Estate Market with Doug Phillips, Schuil & Associates

Doug Phillips, partner and REALTOR® with Schuil & Associates Real Estate, a firm that specializes in the agricultural land sector, outlines the opportunities and challenges facing the agricultural real estate sector. He talks through the COVID-19 response from farmers, processors, and ranchers, who overcame early disruptions to maintain a food supply chain that saw some hefty spikes in demand. Phillips also discusses how technology is an essential tool for many operators in boosting efficiencies and profit margins.

Hospitality Looks to Build Trust to Overcome COVID-19 with Strategy Consultant Rick Garlick, PhD

Rick Garlick, PhD, vice president of Magid, a leading business strategy company, details how the hospitality industry can rebound from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic by rebuilding trust. He discusses data and metrics available to the travel and leisure sector, which will help commercial real estate professionals anticipate where the market is headed. Garlick also discusses the future of shopping malls and what COVID-19 has done to experiential retail.

Reonomy’s Rich Sarkis on How Data Can Fight Uncertainty in a COVID World

Chief Executive and Founder of Reonomy Rich Sarkis understands the value of data. He discusses how proper data analysis can be an essential tool for commercial real estate professionals looking for opportunity in an economy destabilized by COVID-19.

REIS’s Victor Calanog Breaks Down Recent Research to Help CRE Plan for the Future

Head of Commercial Real Estate Economics for Moody’s Analytics REIS, Victor Calanog, PhD, dives into new research on major commercial real estate sectors. While industrial has weathered the COVID-19 storm, challenges lie ahead in light of shifting demand. Office and retail, meanwhile, face more immediate obstacles as the national economy looks to rebound after shutdowns.

Cautious Optimism for Seniors Housing with Beth Mace, Chief Economist at NIC

Chief Economist at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, Beth Mace details the challenges and opportunities for seniors housing in the wake of the COVID pandemic. The market sector, as she puts it, is a hybrid of multifamily, hospitality, and health care, so investors and operators must be knowledgeable and agile to succeed as demand begins to grow after the initial shutdown.

Planning for Success and Lifetime Learning with CEO and Podcaster Michael Bull, CCIM

Founder and CEO of Bull Realty, Michael Bull, CCIM, has closed more than $6 billion in sales and leases in his 30-year career. He also hosts America's Commercial Real Estate Show, his own podcast where he speaks with leading figures in the industry. In this episode of the Commercial Investment Real Estate podcast, Bull discusses commercial real estate in the COVID-19 world, where he offers insights into how leading professionals can best position themselves for success.

Reopening the COVID-19 Workplace with Cushman & Wakefield’s Despina Katsikakis

Despina Katsikakis, head of occupier business performance at Cushman & Wakefield, details best practices on reopening workplaces, including the firm’s Six Feet Office concept that reinforces social distancing, improves air quality, and optimizes workspace. In addition, she shares how the future of the office sector will be impacted as a result of the pandemic and how commercial real estate professionals can be proactive in their preparations.

Adapting to Disruption in Commercial Real Estate with Blaine Strickland

A 40-year veteran of commercial real estate, Blaine Strickland, CCIM, has succeeded as a broker, manager, consultant, and instructor. Author of the newly published “Adapt,” his second book, he discusses the commercial real estate’s readiness to survive and thrive amid disruptive forces in technology, demographics, and global markets.

Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives in Turbulent Times with GRESB’s Roxana Isaiu

Roxana Isaiu, director of ESG and real estate at GRESB, a leading sustainability benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the globe, details how environmental, social, and corporate governance initiatives differ in Europe and North America for commercial real estate. She also outlines how ESG will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CRE Tech Solutions in a COVID-19 World with Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech

Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech, a leading event, data, and content platform focused on tech in commercial real estate, discusses how technology can help the industry respond to our rapidly changing world. He also shares how the staggering effects of the coronavirus pandemic may actually accelerate the adoption curve for new technologies and boost investment in potential solutions.

Coronavirus and Its Impact on CRE with CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway

In this special episode of the Commercial Investment Real Estate podcast series, CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway discusses the pandemic, how CRE practitioners can weather the storm, and how to future-proof new investments. For an edited excerpt of this episode, read the Commercial Investment Real Estate magazine online exclusive article.

CBRE’s Chairman of Americas Research Spencer Levy on Rent Control in Multifamily

Chairman of Americas research and senior economic advisor for CBRE, Spencer Levy examines rent control measures and their impact on the multifamily market. He outlines how efforts to control price inflation often limit supply and discourage capex. The real solution, Levy argues, lies in updating zoning to accommodate more affordable housing.

CCIM Institute Instructor Alec Pacella on Industrial Growth, Giving Back

Managing partner at NAI PVC in Cleveland and CCIM Institute's 2019 Robert L. Ward Instructor of the Year, Alec Pacella, CCIM, breaks down the industrial sector, the resurgence of Rust Belt cities, and the importance of giving back to the CRE industry.

Skender's CTO Stacy Scopano on Modular Construction, Lean Manufacturing

Chief technology officer with Skender, a Chicago-based construction firm, Stacy Scopano discusses the growing market for prefabricated construction and how to optimize lean manufacturing to save time and money.

Diversity Is Profitable with B+E's Camille Renshaw

CEO and co-founder of B+E, a modern CRE investment brokerage firm, Camille Renshaw, CCIM, outlines how diversity can produce tangible results for a business in this session from the 2019 CCIM Global Conference in San Diego.

Gensler's Darrel Fullbright Talks CRE Impact of 5G and Autonomous Vehicles

The principal and design director for Gensler, a leading global design and architecture firm, Darrel Fullbright, AIA, LEED® GA, discusses how 5G, smart homes, and autonomous vehicles will impact commercial real estate.

2020 CRE Capital Markets with CCIM Institute Chief Economist K.C. Conway

CCIM Institute chief economist and director of research and corporate engagement at the Alabama Center for Real Estate, K.C. Conway, MAI, CRE, examines the capital markets for 2020, including five pro tips for commercial real estate professionals. Read the full 4Q19/1Q20 Commercial Real Estate Insights report online.

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