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Realty Speak – The Podcast

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

It’s not about us but how we help you raise the bottom line

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 015 – Raising the Bar (bell) – Amenities in New Development

Vinnie Sunders, Matrix Fitness and Jeff Yachmetz, Slate Property group share that in these times the ultimate customer, the tenant has an expectation of experiential living that goes far past the idea that apartment living is just the cube you occupy.

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Episode 014 – Gimme Shelter – Transitional Housing Part 2 – What a Story!

The Victor Rivera backstory is a raw personal history of growing up surrounded by the nefarious influences of his South Bronx neighborhood in the 1960’s.
Did he succumb? Did he fall? Did he subsequently triumph?

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Episode 014 – Gimme Shelter – Transitional Housing Part 1 – It’s a Biz.

Juan Restrepo, Esq. and Richard Yao, COO of the not for profit Bronx Parent Housing Network discuss transitional housing and the nuances around this niche of multifamily real estate.
This episode reveals a very special opportunity for multifamily developers and owners of existing multifamily buildings to achieve revenue stabilization while helping to fill the housing gap experienced by many who find themselves homeless.

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Episode 012 – Things That Go Bump in the Transaction

Just when you thought you could sell or buy you may find out that something you thought you knew; you actually did not know.
In this episode you will hear from Susan May-McLean, owner and Sherri Zaret, partner of Horizon Land Services, a title abstract company with the story of the firm and their partnership.
Then Mario Lan, in house counsel for Horizon Land Services and Vincent Balardi, a commercial real estate attorney and counsel for the NYC law firm of Moritt Hock & Hamroff share relevant examples from their years of experience mastering title and the real estate transaction.

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Episode 010 – Real Estate Wealth in the 401K or IRA? Yes, the Self Directed Way.

Today Megan Galane from Mountain West IRA is talking with Bill about how to take control of funds in your retirement account by creating a Self-Directed IRA or 401K.
This is an amazing strategy that enables one to maximize the use of the capital in your retirement account to build wealth in real estate.

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Episode 009 – Big Project Construction Perils – The Path to Success.

Construction and Management Consulting Expert Michael Nucatola and Construction Law Attorney Brian Markowitz are our guests this episode. They discuss how the many intricacies of the planning and preparation that increases the probability of a successful large scale construction project. The advice in this episode is priceless.

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Episode 008 – How FAR can you go? – Floor Area Ratio, that is.

Land use Consulting Expert Eldad Gothelf and Architect/Developer Alex Hughes are our guests this episode. They discuss how FAR (Floor Area Ratio) is sometimes not as FAR out as you think and explain why we don’t sell air in NYC but a developer can build very tall buildings by assembling development rights. Get the lowdown on New York City zoning, planning, development and process in this information packed episode of Realty Speak.

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Episode 007 – Metrics, Spreadsheets and Philosophy – Oh My

You are in for a treat in Episode 7 as real estate investor, income-property analysis software developer, author and Columbia University Asst. Adj. Prof. Frank Gallinelli shares not only his Fave Five metrics every RE investor should know but how 3 other important concepts play into a prudent investor’s game plan.

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