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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Report from Europe: Poland’s rip-roaring retail sector

On the strength of 25 years of uninterrupted economic growth — and another 10 to 15 more years of the same — the Poland retail sector has grown year-over-year by 7 percent annually, and brick-and-mortar retail sales are forecast to grow by 30 percent in the years to come, and e-commerce sales are expected to triple. Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe, expands on the country’s robust economic trends. (09/2018)

The Dohrmann Report: September 2018

Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate Inc., discusses the just-completed 2018 Fall Editorial Advisory Board Meeting for IREI Americas, as well as upcoming events, and a new consulting venture the company has launched for players — and would-be players — in the private wealth advisory market. (09/2018)

Inside the Edition: Inflation, CMBS and the top factors influencing real estate

Construction costs are on the rise, the CMBS market has rebounded and gone through some fundamental changes, and The Counselors of Real Estate have published their annual list of the top 10 issues likely to affect real estate during this year and 2019. Loretta Clodfelter, editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, walks us through these stories, appearing in the September 2018 edition of the magazine. (09/2018)

Shop Talk: A progress report on integrating real estate into DC plans

Millions of Americans now depend on DC plans for a secure retirement.  The Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC) was launched with the goal of improving retirement plans through the use of direct commercial real estate and real estate securities in DC plans. Our guest is one of the organization’s co-presidents, Allan Swaringen, who is also CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Income Property Trust. He joins us to offer an update on DCREC’s progress. (08/2018)

Report from Europe: Italy attracting real estate investment

Italy has traditionally been viewed as a domestic investor market, but this has been changing. Why is Italy now attracting attention from cross-border investors? Which real estate sectors and geographic areas are garnering the most interest? What about risks associated with Italy’s threats to leave the European Union? We discuss those topics and other with Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe. (08/2018)

Shop Talk: Advantages of adding separate accounts to investment portfolios

What exactly are separate accounts? When do they make sense for institutional and high-net-worth individuals and families? What do they typically contain, and what potential risks or special considerations do separate accounts pose? Karen Brennan, head of Americas custom and separate accounts at LaSalle, offers her experience and insights. (08/2018)

Shop Talk: The Milken Institute on the evolution of fintech

Jackson Mueller, leader of the fintech program at the Milken Institute, joins us to discuss a recent federal report on fintech, the industry’s development, the prospects of major technology platforms — such as Amazon, Facebook and Google — getting into the finance business, and what his organization is doing to facilitate fintech’s overall progress. (08/2018)

In Focus: Fred Pierce on the student housing market

Fred Pierce, president and CEO at Pierce Education Properties, discusses current trends, investment activity, takeaways from the recent EdR transactions and the outlook for the student housing market. (08/2018)

Shop Talk: The crowded real estate crowdfunding field

Why has the number of crowdfunding platforms proliferated? Is a shakeout or consolidation coming? How have crowdfunding platforms performed thus far? What will the business look like in five or 10 years? Will it ever compete with tradition real estate funds? Jeff Holzmann, managing director of iintoo, a platform for real estate investments, joins us to discuss. (08/2018)

Shop Talk: The financial-service challenges faced by cannabis-related businesses

Even as Congress is expected to soon legalize hemp as a crop — with implications for activities ranging from medical treatments and construction materials to fabrics and investment opportunities — cannabis businesses have effectively been shut out of the banking business, leaving them with piles of cash and few effective ways to secure and manage it. Our guest, Nathaniel Gurien, founder of FINCANN, which connects pot-related business with the so-called Cannabis Banking Financial Network, joins us to discuss those issues.…

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