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Shop Talk: The comeback prospects for hotels and Airbnb

U.S. hotel occupancy has more than doubled from historic lows of just over 20 percent in April, according to Reuters, but the hotel sector’s lost glory is still a long way off. Indeed, Airbnb is likely better positioned for recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout. We talk about those prospects with our guest, Michael Beckman, managing director at Townhouse Partners, a due diligence firm focused on the U.S. commercial real estate industry. (07/2020)

Shop Talk: The expanding market for single-family rentals

Investor participation in the buying, renovation and renting of single-family homes has taken off in the United States, and trend lines indicate the market will grow much larger. This new real estate sub-category, a byproduct of the housing market devastation triggered by the global financial crisis, is promising to both reward investors and improve the housing market for single-family rentals. Our guest, Brian Mitts, CFO of NexPoint Real Estate Advisors, a player in the space, joins the program to explain…

Author Spotlight: Healthy buildings and indoor spaces in the age of coronavirus

With impeccable timing, co-authors John Macomber and Joseph Allen hit the market with their new book, Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, right in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Macomber — a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School with more than 30 years of experience in the real estate, construction and information technology businesses — argues that, rather than pinching pennies on energy-cost reduction, building owners and managers have far more to gain by focusing on…

Report from Europe: COVID-19 inflicts fresh round of pain on euro zone retailers

At the start of 2020, shopping centers had just emerged from a hugely challenging decade. And then along came a pandemic. COVID-19 is being called a retail game-changer and the prognosis seems simple enough. Retail decline plus a global pandemic equals an industry in deep trouble. Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe, reports on the situation. (06/2020)

Inside the Edition: The marriage between AI and senior housing and care

Take the underserved senior-care market and apply artificial intelligence, and what do you get? Might AI make senior-care residents healthier and facilities safer as it swiftly and autonomously discerns whether residents are suffering from any number of ailments, such as increased pain levels or even a minor stroke? Might it reduce the workload and stress on personnel? Might it also keep beds occupied and boost the profitability of senior-care facilities? Take a tour through this technology with our guest, Terry…

Report from Asia: The future of urbanization and the office sector

What does history teach us about the resiliency of urbanization trends? What is so appealing to so many people about cities — despite pandemics and terror attacks? How will office investors fare in this new environment. What changes might we see in future office environments? We are joined by Milan Khartri, head of research at Phoenix Property Investors, to discuss. (06/2020)

In Focus: Brian Chinappi on trends driving Asian real estate

Part 1 of series of 2 Brian Chinappi, partner and head of Asia real estate at Actis, discusses the effects of COVID-19 on the real estate property classes in Asia, as well as new trends that are emerging in this market. (06/2020) This is part 1 in an interview series about the Asian real estate market. Look out for Part 2 in a few weeks.

Shop Talk: Faith-based and mission-focused real estate investing

What is the Collegiate Church Corp. and how was its real estate assets managed in a way that assisted in boosting its portfolio’s value by more than 300 percent? What is mission-focused and faith-based real estate investing? Our guest, Casey Kemper, recently retired from his post as head of the Collegiate Church endowment and has since co-founded the faith-based K4 Real Estate Group. We talk with him about his real estate investing principles, as well as his speculation as to…

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