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CCIM Connections Podcast

The name says it all. CCIM Connections Podcast, the companion to The 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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A Discussion on the Top 10 Issues in Commercial Real Estate with Kathleen Rose, CCIM, CRE

Kathleen Rose, CCIM, CRE, is a Founder, President, and CEO of Rose and Associates Southeast, Inc. She has combined decades of development and commercial real estate experience to build a boutique woman-owned consulting practice. Rose is a Chief Problem Solver consultant, facilitator, instructor, developer, investor, speaker, and author. She received her CCIM Designation in 1989 and holds the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designation. Each year the Counselors of Real Estate identifies current and emerging issues expected to have the most significant impact on all real estate sectors. Now in its 11th year, and with many of the issues interrelated, the 2024 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate can be grouped into three general categories: Economy & Markets, Government & Regulatory, and Change & Risk Management. Listen now to hear Rose talk more in-depth about some of the most pressing issues in this year’s Top 10.

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Hospitality’s Improving Prospects with Helen Zaver, SVP with Colliers International

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The podcast, “Hospitality’s Improving Prospects with Helen Zaver, SVP with Colliers International,”  discusses hospitality’s steady recovery in Year 3 of COVID-19.  Helen Zaver, senior vice president with Colliers International and a member of its National Hospitality Group, joins the podcast. With leisure travel bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels, she details how business and convention activity may continue to increase, which can mean different experiences for major urban markets versus secondary vacation destinations. Based in Atlanta, Zaver looks at Atlanta and Savannah as a proxy for the sector’s overall health.

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Opening Doors in CRE with Nancy Glick, Cofounder of the CRESDA Diversity Initiative

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The podcast, “Opening Doors in CRE with Nancy Glick, Cofounder of the CRESDA Diversity Initiative,” details why the Commercial Real Estate Supplier Diversity Alliance (CRESDA) is vital to the future of CRE, what common obstacles pop up in DE&I efforts, and how the next generation of CRE professionals will change the industry. Nancy Glick, COO of Newmark Associates, joins the podcast to discuss how she recently cofounded CRESDA to diversify the supply chains of Fortune 500 companies. Glick also shares how COVID-19 has impacted distressed assets — one of her areas of expertise — including how commercial real estate practitioners can best approach potential deals in this sector.

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Exploring the ‘E’ in ESG with David Amerikaner the Duane Morris’ Real Estate Practice Group

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The podcast, “Exploring the ‘E’ in ESG with David Amerikaner the Duane Morris’ Real Estate Practice Group,” discusses what commercial real estate is doing in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) arena.  David Amerikaner is special counsel with the Duane Morris’s Real Estate Practice Group, with a focus on sustainability, land use, project development, and environmental law. He joins the podcast to detail how tenant demand for sustainable practices and shortening ROI on green investment are changing the equation for developers and owners.

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Meeting Demand in the Booming Biotech Sector with the Kevin Perry, Principal with HED

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The podcast, “Meeting Demand in the Booming Biotech Sector with the Kevin Perry, Principal with HED,” discusses growing demand in the biotech sector of commercial real estate, noting low vacancy rates and rising rents in primary markets like Boston, San Francisco, and San Diego.  Kevin Perry, principal with HED, an architecture design, engineering, and planning firm with eight locations across the U.S., joins the podcast. Perry details the challenges in site selection for biotech lab and office facilities that come with the sector’s specific infrastructure requirements, while also highlighting the opportunities associated with a growing market.

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Multifamily’s Bright Future and Making Affordable Housing Work with Leste Group’s Josh Patinkin

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The podcast, “Multifamily’s Bright Future and Making Affordable Housing Work with Leste Group’s Josh Patinkin,” discusses an approach to investment in affordable housing that focuses on a fundamental imbalance in supply and demand that can produce opportunities in various markets, especially those in the Southeast U.S. and Texas. Josh Patinkin, managing director of real estate for Leste Group, joins the podcast. Leste Group is a leading global alternative investments platform with more than $280 million in assets undermanagement. Patinkin also eyes health care and cold storage as CRE markets that pack plenty of potential heading into 2022.

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Growing Interest in Land and Manufacturing with National Land Realty’s Ben Crosby, CCIM

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The podcast, “Growing Interest in Land and Manufacturing with National Land Realty’s Ben Crosby, CCIM,” advocates for investors and commercial real estate professionals to keep a long-term perspective in examining potential properties, emphasizing population trends and demographics over day-to-day headlines and short-term issues. Ben Crosby, CCIM, managing broker with National Land Realty in Florida, joins the podcast. He sees a bright future for land investment in Florida and throughout the Southeast, while also speculating on what the reshoring of manufacturing could mean good things for the Midwest.

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The Retail Rebound in Commercial Real Estate with Coldwell Banker Commercial's Dan Spiegel

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The podcast, “The Retail Rebound in Commercial Real Estate with Coldwell Banker Commercial's Dan Spiegel”, 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.  Dan Spiegel, managing director at Coldwell Banker Commercial, emphasizes the available opportunities for CRE professionals who can think creatively and find new solutions.

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

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The podcast, "Tech’s Vital Role in Returning to the Office with Parkside Realty’s Bob Wislow," details the challenges and opportunities in the office sector amid the delta variant of the coronavirus. Bob Wislow, chairman and CEO of Parkside Realty, a boutique real estate venture in Chicago, 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.

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

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The podcast, “Mitigating Leasing Risk in Turbulent Times with Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM, SIOR,” 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 in a market upended by COVID-19. Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM, SIOR, president and broker of Commercial Executives Real Estate Services in Las Vegas, joins the podcast.