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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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)

The Dohrmann Report: May 2017

Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate Inc., talks about Blackstone Group's herculean fundraising year in 2016, as well as the risk climate change is posing for commercial real estate in coastal U.S. cities. (04/2017)

5 Questions with Amy Price

Amy Price, president and co-CIO at Bentall Kennedy, speaks with Jonathan Schein, SVP and managing director of global business development at Institutional Real Estate, Inc., about demographic trends, ideal long-term investment locations, the commercial real estate sector, impending economic factors and much more. (04/2017)

In Focus: Ethan Penner on risk

Ethan Penner, managing partner at Mosaic Real Estate Investors, discusses the common misunderstandings related to risk. (04/2017)

Inside the Edition: Tax reform — the real estate story of the year

With a new presidential administration in the White House, the question is what lies ahead for real estate developers and investors with regard to taxes and regulation. Loretta Clodfelter, editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, discusses a new feature story on the topic and why she believes tax reform will be the real estate story of the year. (04/2017)

Shop Talk: Scott Muldavin on the new standard for healthy buildings

If you remember Legionnaires Disease and reporting about “sick building syndrome,” you might be especially interested in the new WELL Building Standard being spearheaded by an organization named Delos. What is the “health” of the average office or retail building? How are things changing today? How many buildings currently meet WELL Building Standard? How do building owners and investors benefit from "healthy" building status? Scott Muldavin, a senior adviser to Delos, explains. (04/2017)

Shop Talk: Jim McAlister discusses investing in undeveloped land

Why do investors tend to be averse to investing in undeveloped land? What are the advantages and disadvantages to investing in raw land? What are some of the factors that need to be taken into consideration when assessing whether an undeveloped parcel is a good investment? Guest Jim McAlister IV, CEO of Rockspring Capital, walks us through the process. (04/2017)

Inside the Edition: Debt funds raking in billions

Commercial real estate debt is having a moment. New mortgage lending in 2017 is forecast to reach $515 billion, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association — more than the $502 billion originated in 2016 and topping the $508 billion record set in 2007. And real estate debt funds are raising significant amounts of capital from investors. According to the FundTracker database, produced by Institutional Real Estate, Inc., debt-focused funds closed on $21.7 billion in 2016, representing 22.0 percent of total…

Report from Europe: Retailers seek to entertain

Faced with a growing challenge from e-commerce, traditional retailers in the euro zone are offering their shoppers a bona fide entertainment experience that their e-commerce rivals cannot replicate. The result: Retail has been one of the best performing real estate sectors in the current cycle. Can the hot streak continue? And what might become of the struggling middle-market malls and store fronts? We discuss the situation with contributing reporter Sheila Hopkins. (03/2017)

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