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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Shop Talk: The Milken Institute on the evolution of fintech

Jackson Mueller, leader of the fintech program at the Milken Institute, joins us to discuss a recent federal report on fintech, the industry’s development, the prospects of major technology platforms — such as Amazon, Facebook and Google — getting into the finance business, and what his organization is doing to facilitate fintech’s overall progress. (08/2018)

In Focus: Fred Pierce on the student housing market

Fred Pierce, president and CEO at Pierce Education Properties, discusses current trends, investment activity, takeaways from the recent EdR transactions and the outlook for the student housing market. (08/2018)

Shop Talk: The crowded real estate crowdfunding field

Why has the number of crowdfunding platforms proliferated? Is a shakeout or consolidation coming? How have crowdfunding platforms performed thus far? What will the business look like in five or 10 years? Will it ever compete with tradition real estate funds? Jeff Holzmann, managing director of iintoo, a platform for real estate investments, joins us to discuss. (08/2018)

Shop Talk: The financial-service challenges faced by cannabis-related businesses

Even as Congress is expected to soon legalize hemp as a crop — with implications for activities ranging from medical treatments and construction materials to fabrics and investment opportunities — cannabis businesses have effectively been shut out of the banking business, leaving them with piles of cash and few effective ways to secure and manage it. Our guest, Nathaniel Gurien, founder of FINCANN, which connects pot-related business with the so-called Cannabis Banking Financial Network, joins us to discuss those issues.…

Report from Asia: Ranking the ESG real estate universe

One of the most important themes in global real estate investing has been the focus on sustainability — or environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Although most managers have developed talking points about ESG factors, few have attempted to develop a quantitative methodology to assess and rank companies according to their ESG behavior. Our guest, Jana Sehnalova, CEO and CIO of La Francaise Forum Securities, talks about a new index to do exactly that for global real estate securities. (07/2018)

In Focus: Jeremy Gutsche on Trend Hunter

Jeremy Gutsche, CEO and author of Trend Hunter, gives highlights from his keynote at the VIP Americas conference about how to get better and faster in two different ways. (07/2018)

Shop Talk: The five stages of artificial intelligence

What are the five stages of AI? What is our current stage of development? How are Amazon and other organizations using AI? And will advanced forms of AI pose a threat to human beings, as some futurists have warned? Our guest, Bahram Motamedian, counts AI as one of his areas of expertise. Officially, he is an executive managing director of portfolio management and chief strategy officer at USAA Real Estate. He shares his perspectives with us during this interview. (07/2018)

The Dohrmann Report: July 2018

Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate Inc., talks about the state of infrastructure investing on the heels of VIP Infrastructure (formerly known as Institutional Investing in Infrastructure) in Toronto, which brought together those actively — or contemplating — investing in the infrastructure asset class. (07/2018)

Inside the Edition: The proptech revolution

Building owners are rolling out a variety of tools that can improve operational efficiency. Architects can use virtual reality to model designs — saving time and money. Online platforms have given landlords new ways to manage leases. All of this means there may never be a greater time to launch a real estate technology startup. Loretta Clodfelter, editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, elaborates on the topic, featured in the July/August 2018 edition of the magazine. (07/2018)

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