Videos & Podcasts

Tune in regularly to hear industry executives and thought leaders share their market perspectives and insights. In addition, keep abreast of industry trends and issues by listening to The Dohrmann Report, a monthly podcast with IREI president and CEO Geoffrey Dohrmann.

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Shop Talk: Goodbye to globalization, hello to a tri-polar economic order

Globalization’s ship has sailed and the party is over. Emerging in its place is a new tri-polar economic order composed of major trading blocks in the Americas, Asia and Europe. So says Jay Pelosky of Pelosky Global Strategies. He joins us to discuss why globalization is waning, regionalism waxing, and what the consequences will be. (07/2017)

Inside the Edition: REITs in retreat

The so-called Trump Bump has done wonder for publicly traded stocks. For real estate securities, though, the environment has been more challenging. Prior to the election, REITs experienced a major headwind in the form of rising interest-rate expectations. That headwind has lost its velocity, and REITs might currently be acting as the proverbial canary in the coalmine. Loretta Clodfelter, editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, discusses her reporting’s findings on the matter. (07/2017)

The Dohrmann Report: July 2017

Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate Inc. and Real Assets Adviser magazine, discusses the current marketing freeze in the institutional and private wealth markets, as organizations grapple with pending federal regulations and uncertainty about the staying power of the economic recovery. He reviews the miscalculations firms often make in these situations, as well as the principles behind successful branding campaigns. (07/2017)

Shop Talk: Investing in water technologies and infrastructure

Hubert Aarts, co-portfolio manager for Impax Asset Management, a firm whose water investment strategy includes positions in about 250 companies with a combined market capitalization of more than $800 billion, comes on the program to discuss his perspectives on how investors can capitalize on the precious natural resource. (06/2017)

Shop Talk: A record year for student housing investments

2016 was the biggest year ever for commitments to student housing, with more than $10 billion pumped into the property sector. Why is student housing so hot, and what type of due diligence is required? Michael Orsak, senior vice president of investments at Campus Advantage, one of the largest student housing owners and operators in the United States, joins us to elaborate. (06/2017)

Shop Talk: The ultra-luxury single-family housing market

What do you get in a single-family home priced at $20 million to $60 million? How about all-organic building materials, a LEED Platinum rating, lighting systems sensitive to human circadian rhythms, and a bullet- and blast-proof “safe floor”? (No, not a safe room, a safe floor.) And what kinds of new technologies and features are on the horizon? Paul Rabinovitch, an executive with Troon Pacific, a builder of ultra-luxury spec homes, joins us to discuss this niche segment. (06/2017)

Author Spotlight: The historic challenge facing agricultural investors

Imagine having to harvest more food in the next 40 years than humanity has harvested during the previous 10,000 years. That is  the situation outlined by author Joel Bourne in his book “The End of Plenty.” With an expanding world population, tightening grain supplies, and the prospect of climate change rendering half of global farmland useless by the end of the century, the situation for farmers and investors is urgent. Mr. Bourne outlines the situation. (06/2017)

Shop Talk: Puerto Rico's tax incentives for investors and business

Francisco Luis, a CPA and tax partner with Grant Thornton in the firm's San Juan, Puerto Rico office, joins us to discuss Puerto Rico’s tax incentive Acts 20 and 22. The tax incentive laws, enacted three years ago, are designed to lure wealthy American investors to invest in the United States' so-called 51st state to help revive the island’s economy. (06/2017)

Inside the Edition: Climate change and the risk to real estate portfolios

What U.S. city is at greatest risk to climate change? What city has the lowest risk? Jeff Kanne, CEO of National Real Estate Advisors, discusses a new risk tool the company developed to assess the local and regional threats posed by climate change. Kanne tells us how it was built, what it found and which markets his company is now looking to avoid to protect its real estate portfolio from climatic change and property devaluation. (05/2017)

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