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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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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