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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, 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 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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Episode 017 – Rent in THE City – More Regulation? Yup!

On June 14th 2019, subsequent to the publication of this episode, NYS Senate Bill S6458 was enacted as the “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection act of 2019”.
Much of what you will hear in this episode was passed as part of the bill in one form or another. 
To access and review the “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection act of 2019” from the NYS Senate web site go here.
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s6458
Realty Speak, Bill Weidner and his guests do not give legal or financial advice and all decisions made by stakeholders around any topic on Realty Speak should rely on their own appropriate legal and financial counsel for clarification of any and all information that is distributed by Realty Speak, Bill Weidner and the podcast guests.

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Episode 016 – An Affordable Footprint – Carbon That Is

Chris Parker, Founder, Giv Group in Utah joins Bill in this episode to discuss that it’s not just technology, energy efficiency and affordability that are the foundation of his multi-family development projects.
Instead; an altered perspective drives him and his team to form and execute alternative solutions.

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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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