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The Real Estate Crowdfunding Show
44 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Ian Formigle, Chief Investment Officer, CrowdStreet
Probably exposed to more deals, more real estate asset classes, more sponsors, and more investors than anyone else in the commercial real estate industry, hearing from my podcast guest today, Ian Formigle, Chief Investment Officer at CrowdStreet, is going to be a revelation in what is really happening in the industry today. You're going to learn about the state of the industry, how interest rates are impacting values, investor sentiment, and where we're headed in 2023. Fasten your seatbelts. We cover a lot of ground in this week's overview of the state of the commercial industry today.
43 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
Harold Hofer - Co-founder & CEO, Elevate.money
Learn from this week's podcast guest, Harold Hofer, how his new crowdfunding platform, Elevate.money, is geared to attracting accredited and non-accredited investors alike. Harold is no stranger to building successful crowdfunding platforms. In a prior life, he was a co-founder of the Rich Uncles platform and featured in my book, Leaders of the Crowd, as one of the earlier adopters of crowdfunding to democratize real estate investing for all. Learn from Harold the secrets of his success, why he focuses on the millennial generation and learn how Tik-Tok has become a force for good in commercial real estate capital formation.
35 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Matt Belcher, CEO & Co-Founder, Caltier
Podcast guest this week is Matt Belcher, CEO and co-founder of Caltier, a new entrant to the real estate crowdfunding platform, and one of those that caters to both accredited and non-accredited investors. Caltier uses Regulation A+ for its fund, another of the 2012 JOBS Act innovations, that are sometimes also known as mini-IPOs. The regulation brings with it higher disclosure requirements than the usual, accredited investor only Regulation D, and presents some unique opportunities for crowdfunding platforms like Caltier. Finding deals they both co-invest in as well as own directly Caltier provides real estate investment access to everyone with just a $500 minimum investment. Learn more in this podcast and forgive Matt his strange, foreign accent. He can't help it.
38 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
Ryan Windley, Real Estate Investor
My podcast guest today, Ryan Windley is a teacher/trainer by trade and real estate investor, who has hacked the Groundfloor real estate crowdfunding platform to get outsized returns relative to the risk he takes. Groundfloor makes loans to fix and flippers and grades the quality of the loans it makes, offering higher returns for what it considers relatively riskier 'Class D' loans, and lower returns on lower risk deals that it classifies as Class A. In short, Groundfloor have developed a risk-return model for investors that Ryan figures he's beaten with his own system - and having yielded around an 11% return over three years on loans with risk profiles that should be yielding no more than 7%, well, it looks like he's on to something. Listen to the podcast and sign up to the GowerCrowd newsletter here: https://gowercrowd.com/subscribeCheck to find out exactly how he does it.
41 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Joel Friedland, Co-Founder, Brit Properties
My podcast guest today, Joel Friedland co-founder of Brit Properties, is one of the country's leading experts on Class B and C industrial properties. Industrial real estate has consistently outperformed all other real estate asset classes and Joel's approach, which includes taking on very low levels of debt, have provided him and his investors with steady income over the years and through multiple real estate cycles, while protecting the downside from excessive risk. Learn from Joel how he has built his substantial industrial real estate portfolio, why it has not yet been impacted by current market conditions, and how he preserves his investors' capital while keeping an eye on income and growth. If you are looking for a safe haven during troubled economic times, Class B and C industrial real estate should be on your radar and Joel Friedland is the perfect person to explain the ins and outs.
44 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
John Drachman, Co-Founder, Waterford Property Company
My podcast guest today, John Drachman, co-founder at Waterford Property Company, is also known as Dr. Doom for his analysis and views of where we're headed in the current economy. John has a pragmatic view that is consistent - though (gasp) maybe not quite as doomy and gloomy as my own, and in today's episode you'll hear his latest thoughts and learn how he is steeling himself and his company for the inevitable market correction that's going to hit us in the months to come. With interest rates climbing as rapidly as they have done in the six months or so to October 2022 and the likelihood the Fed is going to continue increases through the end of the year, you can bet that values across all real estate asset classes are going to be coming down. Listen in to learn more and discover how to be on the right side of the changes sweeping the industry.
47 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
Brad Thomas - Wide Moat Research & iREIT
My guest today, Brad Thomas, CEO of Wide Moat Research, Senior Analyst at iREIT, is a recognized expert in REIT investing and in today's podcast you are going to learn the pros and cons of adding them as a complement to your private equity real estate portfolio. Learn how REITs fluctuate with general market conditions and the news cycle, how and where to find bargains investing in REITs, and discover a brand new ETF that Brad is launching where you can get access to REIT investing like never before. In short, if you've ever wondered what REITs are and how to incorporate them into your portfolio alongside your private equity investments, this podcast is for you!
45 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
Steve Gesis - COO, Smartland
Learn from my podcast guest today, Steve Gesis, COO at Smartland how they dominate the B and C class multifamily sector in their target markets by providing their tenants with Class A amenities. By introducing innovative revenue sources that their tenants love and through providing advanced tech packages, Smartland is able to keep tenants longer and generate higher revenues than their competitors, driving returns higher for their investors. A seasoned, multicycle pro whose business was born at the height of the Global Financial Crisis, Steve knows what to look for during and how to handle downturns to the benefit of his investors. Tune in to learn his secrets of success!
48 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Larry Feldman - CEO, Feldman Equities
My good friend and guest today, Larry Feldman, has over 30 years experience owning and operating major downtown office buildings. He has seen and survived multiple severe economic downturns. His marketing-first approach to keeping his offices filled with rent paying tenants has ensured Feldman Equities stays ahead of the real estate cycle, and by taking the offense during inevitable downturns to capture market share from less proactive competitors, how his investors have continued to earn dividends and build wealth while other sponsors have floundered. Today Larry talks about the characteristics of the Florida office market compared to other major office markets across the country. Learn how Feldman Equities continues to be the market leader and discover what it takes to successfully navigate choppy economic waters.
32 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Spencer Levy - Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE
Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the world's largest CRE services firm where he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. Spencer is frequently quoted in major business publications and appears on business television, including CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, PBS and Fox Business. Spencer is the host of CBRE’s podcast “The Weekly Take.” He is considered one of the most insightful commentators on issues of importance to commercial real estate. You could not wish for more when discussing the state of the CRE market.
36 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
George Bravante - Bravante Farm Capital
George has spent the last 20 years building a vertically integrated farming business, farms some 5,100 acres, and has acquired over $175 million in agricultural assets including, citrus, table grapes, wine grapes, stone fruit and pistachios. Before founding Bravante Farm Capital, He spent 10 years in the real estate private equity business as the President of Colony Advisors, Inc. Prior to Colony George was the President of American Real Estate Group where he led the managed liquidation of $15 billion in real estate assets of the then failed American Savings Bank. Discover a new way to invest in farmland in this conversation with George Bravante.
29 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Orest Mandzy - What is CMBS?
Some months ago I produced a short video defining Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) - and received a couple of complaints on YouTube that it was not thorough enough! To rectify this situation, I invited Orest Mandzy to join me on the podcast to assist with the ultimate definition of CMBS. Orest founded CRENews.com prior to the emergence of CMBS as an investment instrument and has been reporting on the industry extensively. His company and website are now owned by Trepp, the foremost data provider to the CMBS industry. Listen (or watch) this podcast to learn everything you need to know about CMBS - as well as hearing an update on how they are currently performing (July 2022) as an indicator of where the economy is headed. https://gowercrowd.com/podcast/orest-mandzy-cmbs
45 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
Ben Reinberg - Alliance
Ben is an expert in medical office buildings, one of the highest demand asset classes with investors in the world of real estate syndication. In recent months, here at GowerCrowd we have had the pleasure of working with Ben to expand his online presence. He is proactive and in today's podcast you'll hear not just about his focus on medical office buildings, but also how he has built his company to having over $350 million in portfolio value, but also how he has fully embraced the digital world - even including a concerted push to build his own, personal brand. Access more information and watch the podcast on video here.
37 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Paige Gilligan - Risk Mitigators and Advisors
Having just discovered the wonders of farmland investing in California, I had the pleasure to talking to Paige about what it takes to run a successful farm. Paige is a wealth of knowledge, advising farmers on land quality and providing guidance on optimal use of individual farms - AKA ranches. Watch or listen to the podcast to discover the ins and outs of farming California's Central Valley here: https://gowercrowd.com/podcast/paige-gilligan
61 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Real Estate Bear Market Round Table
With the stock market in retreat in 2022, the concept of a bear market has been very much on the minds of investors. While a bear market in equities is well defined, the concept is not so clear for commercial real estate. In fact, the phrase ‘bear market’ is not typically used to describe a decrease in commercial real estate values. Investors more commonly refer to a ‘downturn’ in property values, or to the end of a real estate bubble. Listen to this June 2, 2022, roundtable discussion as Dr. Adam Gower asks 'What is a bear market in real estate and are we in one?' with special guest Orest Mandzy, Managing Editor at Commercial Real Estate Direct (CRENews.com), featuring appearances from Chris Finlay, Founder and CEO at Lloyd Jones in Florida, Chris Rising, Founder and CEO of Rising Realty Partners in Los Angeles, Paul Fiorilla, Director of US Research at Yardi Matrix and other contributors from the live audience. And read the full article on this topic here: https://gowercrowd.com/podcast/what-is-a-bear-market-in-real-estate
51 minutes | May 31, 2022
Paul Fiorilla - Yardi Matrix
With the stock market in retreat in 2022, the concept of a bear market has been very much on the minds of investors. While a bear market in equities is well defined, the concept is not so clear for commercial real estate. In fact, the phrase ‘bear market’ is not typically used to describe a decrease in commercial real estate values. Investors more commonly refer to a ‘downturn’ in property values, or to the end of a real estate bubble. In this podcast with Paul Fiorilla and the article on the podcast page here, learn more about rea estate bear markets.
45 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
Brian Adams - Founder, Excelsior Group
Brian is a recovering attorney hailing from a family office background dedicated to providing investors with direct access to institutional alternative investments that can generate passive income in a tax efficient manner. He pulls on his extensive experience in the legal, private equity and real estate industries to provide a broad market view of the entire alternative investment landscape to deliver strategic and reliable investment opportunities to his partners. Brian and I discuss the economy, his fund, and why he likes to introduce other kinds of opportunities to his network of investors. Watch the video recording of this show
61 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
JOBS Act - 10 year anniversary
Ten years ago to the day, the JOBS Act was signed into law giving birth to the brand-new industry of online real estate syndication, AKA 'crowdfunding.' In this special event presentation, listen in as the founders of the four major platforms discuss the past, present, and future of the industry with Dr. Adam Gower. Tore Steen - CrowdStreet Jilliene Helman - RealtyMogul Adam Hooper - RealCrowd Charles Clinton - EquityMultiple Access the shownotes page by clicking here.
49 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Mark Hamrick, Senior Economic Analyst, Bankrate.com
Mark is a career journalist and senior economic analyst with Bankrate.com, a Red Ventures company, where he is also Senior Director. His focus is on personal finance, business, data creation, collection and analysis, economics and politics. Mark has hundreds of media hits/appearances during live on-air interviews and for print each year providing commentary, color and insight for media outlets including newspapers, online, radio and television. Creating, analyzing and explaining polls and surveys of experts and the public related to the economy, politics and personal finances. Mark covers everything you need to know about the state of the economy today in an insightful and data rich podcast. You'll love it. Access the shownotes page by clicking here.
47 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
John Chang | Senior Vice President, National Director at Marcus & Millchap
My guest today, John Chang, Senior Vice President, National Director of Research and Advisory Services at Marcus & Millichap, is going to give you a pragmatic deep dive into all the issues that are affecting commercial real estate today: inflation, supply chain issues, rising interest rates, record job quitting rates, yield curve inversion, war in Europe, sanctions, Russian sovereign debt default. It is, without doubt, the most important podcast that you could listen to today. Tune in and learn from one of the leading economists in the country how to protect your portfolio and prepare for whatever may come next in this unstable and uncertain world. Watch the video recording of this show, See the highlight videos Gain access to online real estate syndication resources ACCESS THE SHOWNOTES PAGE BY CLICKING HERE.
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