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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U.S. housing shortage keeps fueling the single-family build-to-rent market

The COVID-19 pandemic, along with increasing single-family housing prices, has only accelerated the suburban renaissance. Both ends of the demographic spectrum, millennials and baby boomers, are seeking the hassle-free living of apartment life, while also looking for the space and privacy of a single-family home. That has made investors more interested than ever in the hot build-to-rent market. To discuss the phenomenon, we are joined by Berkadia executives Russ Hardy and Dori Nolan. (09/2021)

NFI-ODCE Index – Mid-year Update

Geoffrey Dohrmann, executive chairman and CEO of Institutional Real Estate, Inc., and Garrett Zdolshek, portfolio manager of Investors Diversified Realty, discuss current events of the NFI-ODCE Index. Watch an informative discussion on Index performance, outlook, recent trends and significant events. (09/2021)

Report from Europe: The sky might be the limit for vertical-farming real estate

Whether it be in a reconfigured air-raid shelter 33 meters below the ground in south London, in a converted office building in Singapore, or in a building in Dubai — startups around the world are now growing closely-stacked racks of vegetables under LED lights, in a bid to bring consumers fresher produce with a lower carbon footprint than generally available at their supermarket. Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe, reports on the topic. (09/21)

Report from Asia: Time for real estate investors to embrace digital infrastructure

The increasing use of data continues to transform businesses and consumer behavior around the world, whether it is the rollout of 5G, the growth of ecommerce, our increased reliance on the cloud or the development of artificial intelligence across industries, our need for data is always increasing. Thomas Liu, partner with Actis, makes his case for why real estate investors should seize the opportunity posed by digital infrastructure. (09/2021)

Author Spotlight: Nine areas to invest during this era of climate change

Real estate is among the nine key investment areas highlighted in the book New Climate: A Sustainable Approach to Investing & Living in a New Climate, authored by program guest Scott Schwartz. He has been an investment adviser and financial analyst for more than 25 years, in additional to being an airline pilot, sailor and world traveler. Those land, sea and air activities has provided Schwartz with what he has called a three-dimensional global perspective on the changing climate. He…

The relationship between good school districts and apartment rents

A new study co-authored by professors Spenser Robinson (Central Michigan University), Jeremy Gabe (University of San Diego) and Andrew Sanderford (University of Virginia) asks the question about multifamily housing that we have known the answer to regarding single-family housing for a long time. Spenser Robinson joins the program to discuss the study’s takeaways and what they mean for apartment investors. (09/2021)

The perennial argument around public vs. private real estate

Do publicly traded or private real estate holdings bring more value and returns to investor portfolios? It’s a long-running feud that recently came under the microscope of three University of Florida researchers seeking to supply a definitive answer to that question. Tom Arnold, one of those three researchers, joins the program to offer a detailed explanation of the study’s methodology and its ultimate conclusion. (08/2021)

IREI : LIVE – Future of Office

A number of office demand, style and design trends were emerging before COVID-19, and the post-pandemic environment will see an acceleration of previous trends and the creation of new ones at the same time. In the IREI : LIVE – Future of Office webinar, we explore: What Does the Tenant of the Future Want?; CBD vs. Suburban Office, and Primary vs. Secondary Markets; and Traditional vs. Niche Office. View our interactive discussion on these topics to find out how they…

The best U.S. cities for multifamily investing

With a national housing shortage there exists continuing opportunities for multifamily investors — more in some markets than others.  Michael Episcope, co-CEO of Origin Investments, has used a predictive model to find what he deems the best cities for apartment investing. He also warns of possible longer-term problems that could face those markets and the property type. (08/21)

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