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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 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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Episode 005 – Deferred Sales Trust – It’s an Option!

In this episode Michael Burwick, a practicing attorney with several decades of tax and securities law experience and the President of Deferred Sales Trust Services LLC talks with Bill about the Deferred Sales Trust as an alternative and/or supplement to more traditional capital gain tax deferral strategies.

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Episode 004 – Rent Regulation – It’s Real

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 is no longer accurate and many changes, in one form or another, resulted from the passage of the new law.
On 04/02/2019, subsequent to this episode; Realty Speak Episode 017 – Rent in THE City – More Regulation? Yup! was published. It was a discussion about the proposed changes to the NYS rent laws. Both this episode and episode 017 are great primers for a better understanding of what the rules were prior to the the new law and will be helpful information to have as you explore the new law.
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 003 – Taxes Come & Taxes Go

In this episode David Gorenberg, ESQ., formally EVP & Counsel for Riverside 1031 and Len Berkowitz,ESQ, Managing Director of Riverside TACS share strategies that will help you keep more of the profit from investment real estate wealth and put your hard earned capital to work for you and your legacy sooner than later. Enjoy!

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