Videos & Podcasts

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Shop Talk: The flexible office space market — today and in the future

What is the current state of flexible office space? Why has flex space caught fire in the United States? What type of tenants benefit most? What percentage of office space does flex space account for, and what is it likely to be in five or 10 years? In what ways will flex space to evolve? CBRE has released a new report on the topic and its lead author, CBRE executive Julie Whelan, joins us to discuss the report’s findings. (10/2019)

Shop Talk: Retail ‘e-volution’ and predictions for 2025

A new report from the CCIM Institute, a commercial real estate organization, offers five — sometimes surprising — predictions regarding online retailing, new retail showroom concepts, innovations in warehouse design, insights about last-mile fulfillment, the importance of adaptive reuse of retail space, and other issues. K.C. Conway, chief economist of the CCIM Institute, joins the program to elaborate. (10/2019)

In Focus: Lawrence Souza on today's economy

Dr. Lawrence A. Souza, DBA/CRE/RICS/CCIM, senior – real estate/financial/investment economist/advisor/broker, Johnson Souza Group, Inc. & Pillar6 Advisors; adjunct professor finance at St. Mary's College of California and University of San Francisco, discusses the past, present and future economy and if/when there will be a recession and how to prepare accordingly. (10/2019)

Shop Talk: A wholistic investment concept for affordable housing

Affordable housing remains a huge and growing problem in the United States, despite significant efforts to alleviate the situation. Our guest, Inna Khidekel, a partner in capital markets at Bridge Investment Group, points out the lack of affordable housing, which now affects more than 60 percent of the population, is turning out to be a major investment opportunity, provided investors move beyond traditional approaches. Bridge and other investment managers are taking an entirely new approach that involves partnering with social…

Inside the Edition: An overview of the Islamic finance industry

Islamic finance has enormous influence in our global economy and has been a large contributor to the many financial investments made worldwide. Yet, it remains a mystery to most. To demystify the subject we are joined by Thom Polson, an Islamic finance expert and director of global investments for Pentavirate. He also directs the Himayah Financial Group, a Pentavirate subsidiary. (10/2019)

Inside the Edition: The real estate opportunities being created by esports

What is esports (or electronic sports) and why is it being played by millions around the world, including in custom sports venues? What are the implications for real estate developers and investors, and how might smaller-scale esports venues be integrated into traditional and lifestyle malls, as well as other retail spaces? Chi Bhatia, a senior designer with the sports and entertainment division of the architecture firm HKS, is our guest on the subject. (09/2019)

Shop Talk: The real estate opportunities in a rebuilding Puerto Rico

You might be surprised to learn that virtually all of Puerto Rico is a qualified opportunity zone for investors. Or that 80,000 housing units are needed, as well as many mixed-use, hospitality and infrastructure projects. Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz, co-founder and CEO of Alvarez-Diaz & Villalon, an architecture firm with offices in San Juan and Miami, joins the program to explain what is possible for real estate developers and investors. (09/2019)

Inside the Edition: Construction financing and the WeWork IPO implosion

How has the real estate financing landscape changed in the past few years? Is construction financing becoming a new focus for real estate debt funds? What are the risks associated with investing in construction financing? Loretta Clodfelter, editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, delves into the subject — as well as offering her assessment of WeWork's ill-fated IPO. (09/2019)

Report from Europe: Self-storage poised to sweep euro zone

While self-storage has been a hot niche real estate investment in the United States for years, it is just beginning to gain ground in Europe, giving investors a potentially lucrative opportunity. Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe, discusses the current state of self-storage in the region, why it is forecast to grow, and what kind of returns investors can reasonably expect. (09/2019)

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