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Real Estate Investing – Live from New York
48 minutes | 6 days ago
57: Klosed with Steve Kachanian
On this week's show I welcome Steven Kachanian and Adam Hajibai of Klosed Properties, a family-owned, vertically integrated real estate firm specializing in the acquisition and management of well-positioned commercial properties in the New York Metro area and in select markets nationwide. On the show, Steven shares with us how he got started in real estate investing and what ultimately made him decide to move from brokerage to investing. Both Steven and Adam also share with us how they look for deals, what strategies they use and how they ultimately worked closely with all their tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic to make sure they were there as much as possible in these trying times. Steven also shares with us his advice for any person looking to get involved in the business.
50 minutes | 13 days ago
56: Urban Standard with Seth Weissman
On this week's episode, I welcome Seth Weissman, Founder and President of Urban Standard Capital, a group that is focused on investment funds for real estate investment and development in New York City. Tune in to hear Seth's story in which he talks about his time at the University of Pennsylvania and how that gave him real world experience in the real estate business. Seth also talks about his experience interning in the city and how that helped him work on entrepreneurship, as well as how he formed his current company.
56 minutes | 20 days ago
55: Melissa Burch - The Midwest New Yorker
On this week's episode, I welcome Melissa Burch, Executive General Manager of New York Development at Lend Lease Americas. Tune in as Melissa shares with us her childhood growing up in Columbus, OH and how that helped guide her to become interested in real estate and helped shape her career today. Melissa also shares with us her early experiences in the business and working closely with the legend Bruce Ratner at Forest City Ratner Companies.
58 minutes | a month ago
54: Building With Foreign Capital With David Kronman
On this week's episode, I am broadcasting an interview I held for REBNY with David Kronman of Cape Advisors, a prolific developer in New York City and the Hamptons. David and Cape Advisors are behind iconic developments including Mondrian SoHo, 30 Warren, 75 West Broadway, Greenwich West/110 Charlton Street and 5 Crosby Street (all in Manhattan) and the Watchcase in Sag Harbor, NY. Tune in to hear about what they are currently working on during the COVID-19 impact and how they have prospered through.
58 minutes | a month ago
53: Wrestling Deals to the Mat with Matt Pestronk
On the week's episode, I welcome Matt Pestronk, President of Post Brothers, a real estate investment, development and management company with singular and unique expertise in urban real estate development. Tune in as Matt gives us an inside look at his early career in office leasing and how that ultimately shaped him ending up in investment instead. Matt also shares with us some stories about his time at Drexel University, as well as his first deals and the struggles that arose with them.
56 minutes | a month ago
52: What Opportunities Have Arisen
For this week's episode, I have decided to broadcast a panel that I participated in that discusses how the commercial real estate industry has been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. We dive into what opportunities are still out there and how to grow your business and make moves amidst the on-going pandemic.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
51: Avison Young's Deal of the Year
On this week's episode, I am pleased to re-broadcast a recent webinar that took place in which colleagues of mine gave a behind the scenes look at how we won the Real Estate Board of New York's Edward S. Gordon Memorial Deal of the Year Award. In this broadcast, Susan Kanaher, Jennifer Ogden and Jon Epstein from our New York office give listeners an inside look at the structure of the deal and what made it so difficult to accomplish.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
50: The Best of Real Estate Investing Live From New York
On this week's very special episode, I am pleased to bring to everyone a different type of show. For this week, I have decided to take some of the best advice from our past guests including Bruce Ratner, Ian Ross, Dan Hurwitz, Aeysha Seldon and many more. This advice is truly timeless and is something that listeners can come back to as they try to move forward with their careers or get involved in real estate and investing. I want to thank you all for the incredible success that we've received for this show and here is to 50 more!
56 minutes | 2 months ago
49: Fundamentals of Leasing
On this weeks episode, I decided to use a panel that I took part in that I think will be very informative to all aspiring investors and people looking to get into real estate. This panel discussion goes over commercial leasing with some of the top names in New York City real estate, giving listeners an inside look at what to look for with leases, tips and tricks that benefit all sides of a transaction, as well as some other great information!
51 minutes | 2 months ago
48: Putting the Work into Workforce with Scott Choppin
On this week's episode I welcome CEO and Founder of Urban Pacific Group, Scott Choppin. Urban Pacific Group is family oriented development firm based in Long Beach, California that specializes in residential and commercial properties. In this episode, Scott shares with us that visiting construction sites early on in his in life made him realize that the physical aspect behind building wasn't exactly what he wanted, but it was the developer side that ultimately led him to where he is today. Scott also shares with us how growing up in a real estate family didn't ultimately push him to get involved, but it was lessons along the way in his childhood that helped him realize that real estate development was his passion. Scott then gives us an inside look at how his firm looks at projects and what he truly looks for in a deal. https://www.urbanpacific.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottchoppin/
50 minutes | 3 months ago
47: Integrity, Passion and Hard Work with Arthur Mirante
On this week's episode, I welcome close friend and colleague, Arthur Mirante, Principal and President of Tri-State Office Leasing for Avison Young in our New York office. Tune in to learn about Arthur's uprising in Hoboken and some of the jobs he had earlier in his life that helped shape his work ethic today. Arthur also shares with us how he decided to switch from practicing law for a few years to ultimately land a job in commercial real estate and what advice he has for anyone looking to enter the industry today.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
46: Cash Low to Cash Flow with Ayesha Selden
On this week’s episode, I welcome Ayesha Selden, an inspirational property investor, social media guru and true legend in today’s world. Tune in to learn about her experience growing up in Philadelphia, how academics played a large role in her life early on and how she realized the potential of neighborhoods around her while growing up. Ayesha also shares with us her first investment property and how she took on multiple properties while still working a full-time job. She then gives us insight as to her portfolio today and some fantastic advice for people looking to get started.
57 minutes | 3 months ago
45: The Value of a Handshake with Jeff Gural
On this week's episode, I welcome industry legend Jeff Gural, Chairman of GFP Real Estate LLC (formerly Newmark Holdings and Newmark Knight Frank). On this episode, Jeff shares with us how he had no real interest in real estate, despite growing up in a particularly real estate focused family, how he moved to Los Angeles early in his life and what ultimately brought him back to New York City. Jeff also shares with us some of his early deals, explains that once he shakes your hand on a deal, it won't be broken and what he is focusing on now.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
44: Reputation is Everything with Matt Shulman
On this week's episode I welcome Managing Partner & CEO of the Ardent Companies, Matt Shulman. Tune in to learn about Matt's upbringing in Detroit and what ultimately led him to decide that law school wasn't the best option for him moving forward. Matt shares with us how he moved up through the real estate world and how a pair of brothers in 2006-2007 handed him the chance of a lifetime when they were opening up a new shop and offered to give him $30-$50 million to buy assets. At the end of the show, I feature a second portion of a webinar I held with the Young Men's and Women's Real Estate Association (YMWREA) that gives fantastic advice for any student or professional looking to get into real estate.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
43: Passion and Focus with Amit Khurana
On this week's episode, I welcome founding partner of New York City based development firm, Sumaida + Khurana, Amit Khurana. On this episode, Amit joins us live from a small island in the Bahamas to give us an inside look at how he got involved in real estate, early lessons he learned and how he ultimately got to where he is now. Amit shares stories of how teaching tennis lessons in Greenwich while still attending Tufts University gave way to his passion for architecture and design. He shares that early in his professional life, he had a lot of energy, but couldn't find his passion in order to use this energy. This fantastic interview gives listeners an in-depth look at his connections, how he landed on his feet and some of the projects he is working on now.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
42: Eric Brody - No Sleep From Brooklyn!
On this week's show, I welcome close friend and Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Wonder Works Construction, Eric Brody. Tune in to hear this amazing and insightful discussion in which Eric shares with us his life story of entrepreneurship, running gyms in New York City as a young 21-year-old, and what lessons his father instilled in him to get Eric where he is today. Eric also shares with us some of his favorite books that have helped guide him, some fantastic stories about past projects he's worked on and what Wonder Works Construction is currently working on. At the end of the show, I share with everyone a recent white paper that I wrote entitled, The Calm Before the Storm.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
41: Location, Location, Transportation with Chris Schlank
On this week's show, I welcome Founder and Managing Partner of Savanna Fund, Chris Schlank. Tune in to learn how Chris funded his first investment property in Brooklyn and how he ultimately learned career-long lessons with that first property. Chris also gives us an inside look at how Savanna invests in properties within New York City and gives some fantastic advice for first time investors. At the end of the show I feature a panel I held with the Young Men's and Women's Real Estate Association in which young leaders in our industry offer great advice to anyone looking to get into the business.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
40: Opportunity Zones with David Coelho
On this week's show I welcome David Coelho of Bridge Investment Group. Tune in to learn about David's interesting story about how he first got started in the real estate industry, as well as how his firm is truly investing in opportunity zones around the country. He explains what markets he's looking in, how he structures these deals and gives us fantastic examples of deals he's worked on in the past. At the end of the show, I welcome back Josh Simon of EBI Consulting and Jeffrey Carleton of Heat Watch.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
39: Olympic Effort With Paul Teti
On this week's show, I welcome Senior Vice President of Asset Management and Leasing at Columbia Property Trust, Paul Teti. Tune in to hear Paul's incredible story about his childhood and life in sports, ultimately guiding him and providing him with lessons that he still uses today. Paul also shares with us some fantastic advice about how to get through tough times and continue to be our best selves during this crisis. At the end of the show I welcome Jeff Carleton of HeatWatch LLC and Josh Simon of EBI Consulting to discuss what to look for when purchasing property.
54 minutes | 5 months ago
38: Phase 3 & Beyond
On this week's episode, I am re-broadcasting a fantastic panel that I held on July 8 including Ofer Yardeni of StonehengeNYC, Jessica Walker of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and Michael Keogh of Bolton St. John's in which we discuss Phase 3 of the re-opening of New York and what is in store for the future of New York City. This panel gave amazing insight as we move forward through this COVID-19 pandemic. To listen to the full webinar, which includes a brief discussion of the State of the Market along with our second quarter statistics, please follow the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfO3_yogH5A
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