Episode 032 – The Paper and Show Must Go On – NEREJ and NYREJ Find the Way Forward

The signs were there in late February and early March. Now what?!
In this episode of Realty Speak, Rick Kaplan – Media Director, shares how the New England and New York Real Estate Journals made the pivot during the Covid-19 Pandemic and continued to publish without missing a beat. While continuing to get the news out as normal they also explored new ways to serve their readers, contributors and sponsors. Rick unravels Rolly’s story from 1963 and brings us forward to now

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Episode 031 – Urban Town House for the Workforce of the West – Just in Time

New multifamily housing development is clearly in Scott’s DNA.
His ability to see a little into the future while being mindful of the past and careful about the present is his superpower as he innovates workforce housing.
Not only has he not shut down, he is accelerating the model.
Great stories and insights that you will be glad we shared.

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Episode 030 – Family Legacy Multifamily in the Big City – Challenges and Joys

When you think of apartment buildings in New York City you imagine them owned by large Real Estate Corporations, Private Equity Companies and publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts. However, when you pause and look closely you will find that there is a group of dedicated families who operate legacy multifamily real estate across many celebrated communities in our big pond of a town. These individuals who represent the fabric of the diverse cultural enclaves provide much of the affordable regulated apartments and they do it with heart!
Recorded, on Juneteenth, they raised their voices and candidly shared the inequity of their contribution to housing in NYC while having to operate under a barrage of regulatory burden and a lack of social and financial recognition.
SPONY.ORG members Joanna from Soho, Jan from Chinatown and Sharon from East Flatbush are Real New Yorkers telling it like it is. Do not miss this one!

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Episode 029 – Syndication – Template for Success in a Real Estate Fund

For Tom Carroll investing in real estate while working in the financial markets was an exercise in diversification. It eventually became his journey from active limited partner to a managing general partner with a team that has scaled real estate assets under management 16x since 2014.
Strategic financial and demographic analysis around acquisitions, back office and property level efficiency along with superior management of their investor’s expectations and user experience is the basis for their success as a private equity real estate syndicator.
After listening to this episode that is jam packed with all the hows and whys – you find yourself saying – “Yes, I can try this at home.”

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Episode 028 – COVID-19 Virtual Summit – For the Landlord and Real Estate Professional

This episode is the lightly edited audio of a Virtual Summit I moderated on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The free online event “Virtual Summit for the Landlord and Real Estate Professional of New York City and Beyond – Coronavirus & Your Rental Cash Flow” was produced by the law firm of Kucker Marino Winiarsky & Bittens, LLP.
Live attendees were able to hear and interface with thought leaders in various roles in the real estate industry addressing the pressing topic of what landlords should be expecting in relation to rent payments in the view of the ongoing pandemic and how to financially prepare for a possible significant drop in rental receipts. In additional we answered many questions around the CARES act and the financial resources available to successfully navigate this unparalleled time.

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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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