Realty Speak® – The Podcast

Realty Speak® has a lot to say about the many strategies you can employ around the revenue, cash flow, profit, debt, equity and the final returns of your portfolio of investment real estate.

And remember – It’s not about us but how we help YOU make the bottom line rise.


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What’s in it for you? The what, where, why and who of Realty Speak. To get the full idea of what to expect just click play. It’s only 4 minutes and will take less time than the R to Union Square.

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Episode 027 – Over Regulation of Property Rights – The Real Consequences

In June of 2019 the laws that regulate rents in NY swung 180 degrees to the left.
Now after that recipe has simmered for almost a year we are experiencing the Real Consequence of its bitter brew. Not just for property owners, but all stakeholders.
Join attorneys Nativ Winiarsky and Jim Marino as they share the stories of what was, what is and what to expect as we tread down this path.
And this is NOT just a NY thing. It could come to a location near you soon!
Listen, learn and share EVERYWHERE. It’s time to stop the proliferation of this form of regulation in its tracks.

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Episode 026 – The Real Estate Data Universe – The Path to a Conclusion.

Listen and learn from Jim Costello, SVP at Real Capital Analytics as he takes us on a journey through the trends and tools available to make sense of transactional real estate data.
Jim is brilliant and we touch on everything from alternative property types, leverage, transportation infrastructure, local national and global markets, the aftermath of impactful economic events and so much more.

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Episode 025 – Placemaking – The Business Improvement District Way

What a difference a DECADE makes. In this episode – Ellen Baer, Hudson Square BID – President and CEO, will share with you the why, what and how of creating and executing a Business Improvement District!
Whether you are contemplating a BID in your community or not; you’ll want to listen to Ellen’s process for transforming a neighborhood’s vision into a reality in which all the stakeholders reap rewards.

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Episode 023 – Diversity and Equality – Women in Real Estate

NYU Dean Sam Chandan together with KPMG partners Shruti Sha and Yesenia Scheker participate with me in this very relevant, timely and thought provoking conversation that will have you asking yourself “what can I do to help build the blueprint for change”

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Episode 022 – Ensure the Insurance – Hold Harmless, Endorsements, Exclusions – Oops!

Matt Cotter, a Consultative Broker and Construction Insurance Specialist along with Michael Nucatola a Risk Consultant for the real estate industry lead you up and down the risk transfer totem pole.
Where you land; top, bottom or middle has more to do with asking questions. After listening you’ll not only know what questions to ask – but what the answers mean as well.

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Episode 021 – Development of Affordable Housing – A Mission to Expand

Goldstein Hall law partner, Matt Hall and affordable housing developer Eli Weiss of Joy Construction discuss how the supply and demand paradigm is the overarching fundamental that supports a business model of developing regulated housing.

Are you curious to know why the mission to opt in to the development of affordable, workforce and middle income housing VS developing market rate assets makes sense?
Tax exempt bond financing, tax credits in the equity stack, area median income, political will, community boards, it’s all here and more.

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Episode 020 – Multifamily Lending – Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD Capital Markets

Blake Janover of Janover Ventures a Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets company and Realty Speak® host Bill Weidner talk pre and post the 2008 financial crisis while helping you count the ways you can execute the finance of new multifamily development and existing apartment housing anywhere in the USA.
This straightforward discussion will guide you along Blake’s personal entrepreneurial journey and his love affair with all things lending. Great insights and info – you do not want to miss a word.

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Episode 019 – World of EB-5 – Deep Dive and the Capital Stack

Attorney Min Chan, Managing Director of the Chan Law Firm and Allison Berman, Managing Director and General Counsel of Greystone’s EB-5 bring you deep into the world of the EB-5 Program – an Immigrant Investor Visa Program which provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents of the United States.
EB-5 can be a viable alternative as part of your Capital Stack that costs US taxpayers nothing, adds to Federal Tax Revenue and best of all – requires the creation of new jobs.

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Episode 018 – Land of Opportunity IS in the O-Zone – Really!

Developer Toby Moskovits and Realty Speak® host Bill Weidner navigate through the latest guidance from Treasury/IRS on the Opportunity Zone regulations with KPMG Opportunity Zone experts Phil Marra and Demetri Yatrakis.
You will learn how the Opportunity Zone program could help defer payment of tax on those gains for up to 7 years and further eliminate capital gain tax on future profit after 10 years.
These latest clarifications on the regulations create additional latitude when forming a strategy around Qualified Opportunity Funds in Opportunity Zones for real estate and/or businesses.
This is a must listen for business owners, real estate entrepreneurs and those who have real estate and non-real estate capital gains.

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