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Author Spotlight: Retired Cintas Corp. CEO on building a better organization

Robert Kohlhepp joined Cintas Corp. in July 1967 as controller. Over a span of 50 years with Cintas he was promoted to positions of general manager, vice president and treasurer, executive vice president, president and CEO, and then served as vice chairman and chairman of the board before retiring in 2016. Now, he has published his first book, "Building a Better Organization," based on his decades of experience running a Fortune 1000 corporation and acquiring and acculturating hundreds of companies.…

Author Spotlight: The evolution of real estate crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has promised the democratization of investing by giving access to a broader array of investors to directly invest in — among other asset classes — residential and commercial real estate. Adam Gower, founder of and author of Unleashed, a book on the topic, joins the program to talk about the progress real estate crowdfunding has made, as well as the significant interest being expressed in the category by institutional investment managers. (09/2021)

The investment diagnosis for hotels — today and going forward

Crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel business is on the march back to economic health. The debt market is strong, there is a fair amount of liquidity and properties are functioning mostly efficiently. That is the word from our guest, Kevin Davis, a senior managing director in JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group in New York City. There's more, including the current headline writ large above the industry. And what about Airbnb and other shared-economy insurgents? (09/2021)

Inside the Edition: How the apartment industry is engaging with ESG

Residential assets have unique challenges when it comes to implementing ESG, especially on the environmental front, though it is well positioned to participate in a social investment strategy. Loretta Clodfelter, senior editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, reports on the topic, featured in the September 2021 edition of the magazine. (09/2021)

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)

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. (09/2021)

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 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)

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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