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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In Focus: Fred Pierce on the current student housing market

Fred Pierce, president & CEO at Pierce Education Properties, discusses which markets/cities have the best prospects for student housing investment, what the outlook for the student housing sector looks like over the next couple years, how student housing fundamentals look and much more.

The Dohrmann Report: August 2017

Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate, Inc., discusses the hiring of a new managing director of Institutional Investing in Infrastructure magazine, as well as some updates about the Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies (iREOC), the invitation-only club whose members (investors, managers and real estate operating companies) are seeking to form operating partnerships. (08/2017)

Shop Talk: The current status and future of U.S. water quality

Did you know that U.S. water consumption peaked in 1971 and has been declining for decades? Or that water purity used to be measured in parts-per-million and is now measured in parts-per-trillion? Don’t let the unsavory scent or discoloration fool you, our water quality is better than ever. So says, Chris Franklin, CEO of water utility Aqua America. He joins us to discuss that state of water quality and its future. (09/2017)

Shop Talk: The big data revolution in real estate

The escalation and application of computing power to real estate portfolios and their performance is promising a supercharged new era better decision making and high-speed transactions. Think in terms of daily — or even hourly — updates on net asset value of private equity real estate properties and portfolios. Think also in terms of institutional-grade real estate accessible to high-net-worth individuals, and even 401(k) plans. We get up to speed on things with Bob Courteau, CEO of Altus Group. (07/2017)

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)

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