Wealth Management INVEST: Investing in Private Markets with a Fiduciary-First Approach

Wealth Management INVEST: Investing in Private Markets with a Fiduciary-First Approach

WealthManagement.com’s David Bodamer speaks with Jake Miller, Co-Founder and Chief Solutions Officer at Opto Investments, about the evolving landscape of private markets and how RIAs can leverage new strategies to benefit their clients. They touch on the opportunities and challenges within private equity, private credit, infrastructure, and real estate, as well as Opto’s recent partnership …

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Wealth Management INVEST: Wealth Enhancement Group’s Approach to Private Investments

Wealth Management INVEST: Wealth Enhancement Group’s Approach to Private Investments

WealthManagement.com’s David Bodamer sits down with Doug Huber, Vice President of Investment Strategy at Wealth Enhancement Group, to delve into how the RIA approaches private market strategies amid the ongoing evolution of alternative investments.  Doug focuses on: What is the trend of democratization in alternative investments and increased investor access How education plays a crucial …

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WealthManagement INVEST: Bridging the Gap in Fixed Income Opportunities

WealthManagement INVEST: Bridging the Gap in Fixed Income Opportunities

Listen in as David Bodamer sits down with Karen Veraa, Head of iShares US Fixed Income Strategy, to discuss fixed-income ETFs. Karen shares insight on navigating the current market complexities, from managing inflation impacts to exploring strategic investment avenues. Karen focuses on: The current state and future prospects of fixed-income markets Insights into fixed-income ETFs …

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WealthManagement INVEST: Trends and Innovations in Alternative Investments

WealthManagement INVEST: Trends and Innovations in Alternative Investments

Listen in as David Bodamer sits down with Lawrence Calcano, Chairman and CEO of iCapital, to explore the world of alternative investments and their role in modern portfolio strategies. They unravel the complexities of the alt space, examine recent developments at iCapital, and discuss how advisors are integrating these assets into their offerings for a …

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Wealth Management INVEST: Exploring Private Market Strategies with Tony Davidow

Wealth Management INVEST: Exploring Private Market Strategies with Tony Davidow

WealthManagement.com’s David Bodamer is joined by Tony Davidow, Senior Alternatives Investment Strategist with Franklin Templeton Institute.  With over 35 years in the industry, Tony shares insights on the increasing accessibility of alternative strategies and the role of private credit, private equity, and real estate in diversified portfolios. He emphasizes the importance of education for advisors …

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Wealth Management INVEST: How Can Alternative Investments Benefit Portfolios

Wealth Management INVEST: How Can Alternative Investments Benefit Portfolios

WealthManagement.com’s David Bodamer sits down with Aaron Filbeck, who leads UniFi by CAIA, to delve into how the CAIA association contributes to the education surrounding alternative investments. They explore the recent overhaul of the CAIA’s core program, designed to equip industry experts with a thorough grasp of alternative investment approaches and their role in asset …

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Wealth Management INVEST: How Private Markets Are Becoming More Accessible

Wealth Management INVEST: How Private Markets Are Becoming More Accessible

Innovations in product development have increased access to private markets for financial advisors and their clients. Steve Brennan, managing director and head of Private Wealth Solutions at Hamilton Lane, joined David Bodamer to discuss the state of private investments and Hamilton Lane’s path to developing private wealth strategies.  Steve focuses on: The benefits of private …

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REPLAY! WMRE Common Area: Exploring Tax-Advantaged Real Estate Options with Louis Rogers

REPLAY! WMRE Common Area: Exploring Tax-Advantaged Real Estate Options with Louis Rogers

Some real estate structures offer investors major tax benefits. Like-kind exchanges allow investors to roll capital gains from one real estate investment into a new one. DSTs allow 1031 exchangers to pool capital into a fund. Qualified Opportunity Zone funds  allow investors to defer capital gains from any previous investments.  In this episode, David Bodamer …

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WMRE Common Area: Exploring Interval Funds With Ramin Kamfar

WMRE Common Area: Exploring Interval Funds With Ramin Kamfar

For many individual investors, the traditional 60/40 portfolio focused on stocks and bonds was the only option they had for investment plans. Bluerock is among a group of alternative asset managers creating offerings meant to increase access to other asset types and investment structures.  In this episode, David Bodamer speaks with Ramin Kamfar, CEO of …

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WMRE Common Area: Transforming Real Estate Investment through Fintech Innovation With Ryan Williams

WMRE Common Area: Transforming Real Estate Investment through Fintech Innovation With Ryan Williams

Real estate investment has historically not been the most innovative space when it comes to using new technologies. But Cadre is aiming to change that. The firm uses predictive models and workflow tools to change the investment experience. It also aims to provide access to real estate investment opportunities previously unavailable to some investors.  In …

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WMRE Common Area: Exploring Private Real Estate as an Alternative Investment With Jay Miller

WMRE Common Area: Exploring Private Real Estate as an Alternative Investment With Jay Miller

Using recent Wealthmanagement.com research as a jumping off point, in this episode, David Bodamer speaks with Jay Miller, Chief Investment Officer at Forum Investment Group, exploring the company’s focus on multifamily real estate and the various investment options they offer and emphasizing how alternative investments provide opportunities for average investors to diversify portfolios by accessing …

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WMRE Common Area: Diversifying Portfolios with Commodity ETFs With John Love

WMRE Common Area: Diversifying Portfolios with Commodity ETFs With John Love

Commodities have long been recognized as a valuable diversification tool, but their complexities and limited accessibility have often deterred average investors from including them in their portfolios. In this episode, David Bodamer speaks with John Love, president and CEO of USCF, on the role of commodities in investment portfolios. They explore the importance of traditional …

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WMRE Common Area: Navigating Private Real Estate Opportunities for Investor Portfolios With Elizabeth Wohlleb

WMRE Common Area: Navigating Private Real Estate Opportunities for Investor Portfolios With Elizabeth Wohlleb

Despite the challenges faced by some parts of the commercial real estate industry, the fundamentals of many sectors remain strong and there remains plenty of opportunity for investment.  In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Elizabeth Wohlleb, managing director and head of Real Estate Capital Markets with Cresset Partners, to discuss how the group …

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WMRE Common Area: Current Themes Within the Real Estate Market With Mike Acton

WMRE Common Area: Current Themes Within the Real Estate Market With Mike Acton

While trends within real estate rise and fall, there are always themes and strategies that can be used in future markets when looking for investment opportunities. In this episode, David Bodamer speaks with Michael Acton, Managing Director of AEW Capital Management, on what he sees happening within the current real estate market and how investors …

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WMRE Common Area: Creating Balance Between Strong Income and Capital Appreciation With Rick Schaupp

WMRE Common Area: Creating Balance Between Strong Income and Capital Appreciation With Rick Schaupp

Real estate investments aren’t new to portfolio planning. How does Clarion take the next step in providing alternative real estate investments that provide attractive yields and portfolio diversity? In this episode, David Bodamer speaks with Rick Schaupp, Managing Director at Clarion Partners, about the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund, how it fits within financial …

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WMRE Common Area: Where Alternative Investments Fit Within an Evolving Market With Patrick McGowan

WMRE Common Area: Where Alternative Investments Fit Within an Evolving Market With Patrick McGowan

There are a lot of reasons why alternatives have a place in investment portfolios. How are current market conditions influencing private equity, private real estate, private credit, and other alternative assets? In this episode, David Bodamer speaks with Patrick McGowan, Head of Alternative Investments and Manager Research at Sanctuary Wealth, on assessing private equity and …

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WMRE Common Area: Exploring Tax-Advantaged Real Estate Options with Louis Rogers

WMRE Common Area: Exploring Tax-Advantaged Real Estate Options with Louis Rogers

Some real estate structures offer investors major tax benefits. Like-kind exchanges allow investors to roll capital gains from one real estate investment into a new one. DSTs allow 1031 exchangers to pool capital into a fund. Qualified Opportunity Zone funds  allow investors to defer capital gains from any previous investments.  In this episode, David Bodamer …

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WMRE Common Area: A CRE Economist’s View of Current Market Conditions

WMRE Common Area: A CRE Economist’s View of Current Market Conditions

David Bodamer is joined by Xander Snyder, Senior Commercial Real Estate Economist at First American, in discussing economic trends impacting commercial real estate, such as demographics, fundraising, investment and lending.  Snyder monitors, analyzes and reports on economic data and surveys related to CRE, and develops models and forecasts to better understand the forces that influence …

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WMRE Common Area: Outlining the Latest Proptech Investment Trends with Sarah Liu (Ep. 76)

WMRE Common Area: Outlining the Latest Proptech Investment Trends with Sarah Liu (Ep. 76)

Commercial real estate has been a notorious laggard when it comes to adopting technology. But a surge of investment in proptech in recent years is helping to transform many business practices within the space.  Fifth Wall is a major venture capital firm focused on the global real estate industry and property technology for the built …

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WMRE Common Area: Understanding Changes to the Industrial Development Timeline With Lisa DeNight and Kyle S. Roberts (Ep.75)

WMRE Common Area: Understanding Changes to the Industrial Development Timeline With Lisa DeNight and Kyle S. Roberts (Ep.75)

Due to intense competition, supply chain and labor challenges, the time it takes to build new logistics real estate properties across the country has lengthened. This is coming at a time when the national industrial vacancy rate is already at historic lows.  In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Newmark’s Lisa DeNight, National Industrial …

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WMRE Common Area: The Latest Outlook on the Future of Offices with Julie Whelan (Ep.74)

WMRE Common Area: The Latest Outlook on the Future of Offices with Julie Whelan (Ep.74)

After two years of employees working partly or fully remotely, offices are not seen as the necessities they once were. Most occupiers are wrestling with hybrid strategies, although a true consensus on the best model has still yet to emerge.  In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Julie Whelan, global head of occupier thought …

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Episode 73: Reviewing the ULI Spring 2022 Real Estate Economic Forecast with William Maher

Episode 73: Reviewing the ULI Spring 2022 Real Estate Economic Forecast with William Maher

In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by William Maher, director of strategy and research at RCLCO Fund Advisors, ULI Washington member, and ULI Spring 2022 Real Estate Economic Forecast survey respondent. William shares insights into the recent forecast, how the picture has shifted somewhat since the report was compiled and what the rest of …

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Episode 72: The Rising Popularity of Single-Family Rental Investments

Episode 72: The Rising Popularity of Single-Family Rental Investments

In this episode, David Bodamer shares insights from the WMRE’s 2022 report on the investment and development climate for single-family rentals. He dives into what the current markets are like, what’s driven the creation and success of the market and what the survey results say about the outlook for the next 12 months.  David discusses: …

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Episode 71: A Look at the First Quarter Commercial Real Estate Investment Numbers with Darin Mellott

Episode 71: A Look at the First Quarter Commercial Real Estate Investment Numbers with Darin Mellott

After a record breaking fourth quarter in 2021, the momentum continued into the first quarter of 2022 with a 45 percent year-over-year increase in U.S. commercial real estate investment volume. What has influenced these numbers and what does the rest of the year look like? In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Darin Mellott, …

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Episode 70: What Family Offices Want from CRE Investments

Episode 70: What Family Offices Want from CRE Investments

High-net-worth investors and family offices have unique needs when it comes to the commercial real estate market. It’s a way of diversifying their portfolios and, unlike for other investors, it is sometimes a long-term play that plays a role in estate planning and generational wealth strategies. In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Belinda …

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Episode 69: Best Places to Invest in Real Estate in 2022 with Ian Formigle

Episode 69: Best Places to Invest in Real Estate in 2022 with Ian Formigle

Accredited investors have more options for investing in commercial real estate than ever before. Public equities are one way, but private direct investments are another attractive option.  In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Ian Formigle, chief investment officer of CrowdStreet, to explore how accredited investors can access private real estate and to discuss …

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Episode 68: A Look at Institutional Investors’ Plans for CRE

Episode 68: A Look at Institutional Investors’ Plans for CRE

INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles, recently published its latest annual study exploring the aspirations for institutional investors into the real estate sector over the next two years. In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Iryna Pylypchuk, director of research and market information at INREV. Iryna shares some of …

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Episode 66: Finding CRE Deals Amid Uncertainty with Eric Birnbaum

Episode 66: Finding CRE Deals Amid Uncertainty with Eric Birnbaum

In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Eric Birnbaum, founder and CEO of Dreamscape Companies, a real estate investment firm specializing in acquiring and repositioning multifamily and hospitality properties.  Eric shares his experience launching and building a new company during the pandemic, what kinds of deals they have pursued during the past two years …

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Episode 65: WMRE: Where It Started and How It’s Going

Episode 65: WMRE: Where It Started and How It’s Going

It’s been almost one year since NREI announced a full rebrand to WMRE, a change that represented the status of the company within the WealthManagement.com portfolio.  In this episode, David Bodamer discusses the brand change from NREI to WMRE, revealing why they chose to rebrand and how it’s changed how they cover the commercial real …

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Episode 64: What To Expect When Returning To The Office With David Smith

Episode 64: What To Expect When Returning To The Office With David Smith

As the world begins to reopen, more and more people are returning to work in person. With more people going back to the office, what can we expect in this post pandemic world? In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by David Smith from Cushman & Wakefield. David Smith discusses the latest report from Cushman …

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Episode 63: How To Get A Loan From Home With Dan Gorczycki

Episode 63: How To Get A Loan From Home With Dan Gorczycki

After more than a year of uncertainty for businesses, being able to access and apply for mortgages and loans from home is more beneficial than ever. In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Dan Gorczycki with True Rate Services. Dan discusses how modern technology changes how you can apply for and find a quote …

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Episode 62: Breaking Down the Seniors Housing Industry for 2021 with Beth Burnham Mace

Episode 62: Breaking Down the Seniors Housing Industry for 2021 with Beth Burnham Mace

Understanding the current situation for seniors housing affects everyone on different levels, whether you realize it or not. The seniors housing industry reflects how many other industries are doing, and is heavily affected by the state of the economy.  In this episode, David Bodamer sits down with Beth Burnham Mace, chief economist and director of …

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Episode 61 – A Look Into the 2021 Scoring Tech Talent Report With Colin Yasukochi

Episode 61 – A Look Into the 2021 Scoring Tech Talent Report With Colin Yasukochi

During 2021, the importance of technology has become more apparent than ever. Understanding the technology industry can really help business professionals to not only make better decisions for their company, but also stay on top of advancements and new products.    In this episode, David Bodamer speaks with Colin Yasukochi, executive director of CBRE Tech Insight …

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Episode 60: The Changing World of Distribution with Chad Buch and George Cutro

Episode 60: The Changing World of Distribution with Chad Buch and George Cutro

As e-commerce continues to change the way we live our day-to-day lives, there have been some major impacts in the world of transportation and distribution that could affect you in ways you have never considered. In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Chad Buch and George Cutro, JLL researchers, as they discuss areas within …

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Episode 59 – What Financial Advisors Should Know About REITs? With Abby McCarthy

Episode 59 – What Financial Advisors Should Know About REITs? With Abby McCarthy

Investing in REITs can help diversify an investor’s portfolio, which can decrease overall portfolio risk.  In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Abby McCarthy, senior vice president of investment affairs with Nareit, as they talk about what financial advisors should know about investing in REITs.  Abby discusses: The common misconceptions and big questions financial …

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Episode 58 – Net Lease Investing: What’s Trending? –– With Randy Blankstein

Episode 58 – Net Lease Investing: What’s Trending? –– With Randy Blankstein

In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Randy Blankstein, president of The Boulder Group, a boutique investment real estate service firm specializing in single tenant net lease properties.  David and Randy discuss everything from the effects of COVID on the industry to the potential change in how 1031 exchanges will be taxed and what …

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Episode 57 – Institutional Investments: Current Updates & Future Growth Potential –– With Dori Nolan

Episode 57 – Institutional Investments: Current Updates & Future Growth Potential –– With Dori Nolan

With the rollout of vaccines and the end of lockdown orders in several states, the economy is beginning to recover – which means new opportunities for institutional investors. In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Dori Nolan, senior vice president of National Client Services at Berkadia to talk about a recent merger that led …

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Episode 56 – The Government as a Tenant –– with William Hill

Episode 56 – The Government as a Tenant –– with William Hill

In this episode, David Bodamer speaks with William Hill, vice-chairman of Federal Investor Services Group with Newmark in Washington D.C. David and William (Bill) discuss how the government as a tenant fared during the pandemic for investors in the commercial real estate market. You will learn: The role Newmark plays in the commercial real estate …

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Episode 55 – The Time Is Now For Investing in Hotels –– With Carlos Rodriguez

Episode 55 – The Time Is Now For Investing in Hotels –– With Carlos Rodriguez

In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of Driftwood Capital, an umbrella company with three new funds for investors in the hotel sector. They take care of  everything from development, to acquisitions and even preferred equity.  The pandemic has been particularly hard on the hotel industry, so what does that mean …

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Episode 54: Results of the 2021 CRE Capital Raising Survey –– With Brandon Sedloff

Episode 54: Results of the 2021 CRE Capital Raising Survey –– With Brandon Sedloff

In this episode, David Bodamer discusses the results of Juniper Squares 2021 CRE Capital Raising Survey with Brandon Sedloff, the founding senior vice president of sales.  Juniper Square is transforming the private funds industry with easy-to-use software and solutions that streamline fundraising, investment operations and investor reporting. You will learn: How Juniper Square is bringing …

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Episode 53: Why the Opportunities in Real Estate Are Endless –– With Mark Rose

Episode 53: Why the Opportunities in Real Estate Are Endless –– With Mark Rose

In this episode, David Bodamer speaks with Mark Rose, the CEO and chairman of Avison Young, a full-service commercial real estate company. Together, they discuss how this last year has provided the opportunity for not only Avison Young, but for the real estate industry as a whole to grow faster and further than ever before. …

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Episode 52: Logistics is Location! Location! Location! –– With Melinda McLaughlin

Episode 52: Logistics is Location! Location! Location! –– With Melinda McLaughlin

In this episode, David Bodamer has an in-depth conversation with Melinda McLaughlin, the vice-president of research at Prologis, about how automation and the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the global logistics chain. You will learn: What opportunities are available to someone who’s interested in investing in the logistics space How the pandemic has brought awareness to …

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Episode 51: Enduring the Waiting Game: 2020 Retail Through the Eyes of a Transactional Broker –– With Tom Lagos

Episode 51: Enduring the Waiting Game: 2020 Retail Through the Eyes of a Transactional Broker –– With Tom Lagos

In this episode, David Bodamer is joined by Tom Lagos, an executive director with Institutional Property Advisors, an arm of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. Tom has spent the last 27 years as a transactional broker, specializing in the area of shopping centers. Tom talks about how slow and dismal 2020 was for …

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Episode 50: Why Single Family Rental Housing is Currently on the Rise –– With David Howard

Episode 50: Why Single Family Rental Housing is Currently on the Rise –– With David Howard

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer is joined by David Howard, the executive director at National Rental Home Council (NRHC), to discuss how the single family rental housing market is faring in early 2021. Together, David and David discuss all the facets of single family rental housing, from who is investing in …

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Episode 49: The Middle Market CRE Investment Opportunity – – With Sam Isaacson

Episode 49: The Middle Market CRE Investment Opportunity – – With Sam Isaacson

In this episode of Common Area, David Bodamer talks to Sam Isaacson, president of Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners (WDIP) about the opportunities the firm sees in assets worth less than $100 million across most property types. WDIP is commercial real estate investment firm now comprised of 31 investment professionals who manage approximately $1.2 billion. …

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Episode 48: Reasons Why Cities Survive Pandemics –– With Matt Pestronk

Episode 48: Reasons Why Cities Survive Pandemics –– With Matt Pestronk

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer talks with Matt Pestronk, president and co-founder of Post Brothers: an industry leading multi-family development company that focuses on Class “A” apartment buildings in Philadelphia. The two discuss ground-level insights into the multi-family sector, how it has fared throughout 2020, and what can be expected in …

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Episode 47 – 2020’s Lessons Learned in Senior Housing –– With Beth Burnham Mace

Episode 47 – 2020’s Lessons Learned in Senior Housing –– With Beth Burnham Mace

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer is joined by Beth Burnham Mace, the chief economist and director of capital markets outreach at the National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care (NIC): A non-profit organization that provides options and support for senior housing and care by bringing capital into the industry.  In …

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Episode 46: Highlights From CBRE’s Market Outlook 2021 –– With Richard Barkham

Episode 46: Highlights From CBRE’s Market Outlook 2021 –– With Richard Barkham

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer discusses the recent report published by CBRE, CBRE Market Outlook 2021, with the CBRE’s Chief Global Economist and Head of America’s Research, Richard Barkham.  In this episode, you will learn: What real estate’s recovery looks like for 2021 How much the outcome of the presidential election …

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Episode 45 – A Shelter in the Storm: How the Hospitality Industry Is Enduring 2020

Episode 45 – A Shelter in the Storm: How the Hospitality Industry Is Enduring 2020

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer is joined by David Duncan, the president and CEO of First Hospitality: a company that not only strives to provide the very best for their guests but their employees as well. Together, they discuss how the hospitality industry is staying afloat in the midst of a …

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Episode 43: A Window of Opportunity For Great Leadership During COVID-19

Episode 43: A Window of Opportunity For Great Leadership During COVID-19

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer talks to Brian Ward, CEO of Trimont Real Estate Advisors, about how COVID-19 has disrupted the commercial real estate (CRE) industry in 2020.  They also discuss what opportunities have opened up for leaders, despite the pandemic’s unfortunate impact on several key sectors.   In this episode, you …

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Episode 42 – Highlights from the CBRE 2020 Scoring Tech Talent Report –– With Colin Yasukochi and Lexi Russell

Episode 42 – Highlights from the CBRE 2020 Scoring Tech Talent Report –– With Colin Yasukochi and Lexi Russell

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer is joined by Colin Yasukochi, the executive director of CBRE Tech Insight Center, and Lexi Russell, the director of research and analysis at CBRE.   Today, they cover the highlights from CBRE’s Scoring Tech Talent Report, discussing what impact tech talent is having on the real estate …

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Episode 41: Efforts to Achieve Gender Parity in the CRE Industry Are Far From Complete –– With Wendy Mann

Episode 41: Efforts to Achieve Gender Parity in the CRE Industry Are Far From Complete –– With Wendy Mann

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer has a timely conversation with Wendy Mann, CEO of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network. Wendy shares how for over 30 years, CREW has been working with women from all walks of life to help them have successful and meaningful careers in commercial real estate.   In …

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Episode 39: How Malls Are Being Used for More Than Just Shopping

Episode 39: How Malls Are Being Used for More Than Just Shopping

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer speaks with Lou Conforti, CEO of Washington Prime Group (WPG). WPG is a retail REIT and a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition, and development of retail properties. Lou talks about what he and the WPG team are doing to help their tenants continue operating …

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Episode 38: Real Estate Management and Diversity

Episode 38: Real Estate Management and Diversity

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer is joined by IREM President Cheryl Gray. They examine how the commercial real estate industry has been having conversations about underrepresented groups for some time now, but in today’s atmosphere, people want to stop talking and start doing. In this episode, you will learn: How the …

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Episode 37: Trends in Logistics Real Estate During COVID-19

Episode 37: Trends in Logistics Real Estate During COVID-19

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer is joined by Chris Caton, the senior vice president of global strategy and analytics at Prologis. They discuss how the world’s logistical supply chain of the essential industries has outperformed during this lockdown period and where logistics real estate is heading for the foreseeable future. In …

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Episode 36: How COVID-19 is Changing the Real Estate Landscape

Episode 36: How COVID-19 is Changing the Real Estate Landscape

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer talks to Adam Gower, the founder of Gowercrowd, a crowdfunding resource for real estate developers. Together, they discuss why it’s time for investors to consider distressed real estate, examples of adaptive reuse on commercial properties, and other ways that COVID-19 is shaking up commercial real estate.  …

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Episode 35: How the Education Sector is Coping With COVID-19

Episode 35: How the Education Sector is Coping With COVID-19

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer speaks with Kevin Wayer, CEO of brokerage firm JLL’s Public Sector and Higher Education group. In this episode, you will learn: How JLL finds efficiencies with managing properties and facilities, such as universities Whether it takes a certain type of real estate investor to invest in …

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Episode 33: The Status of Commercial Lending and Borrowing During COVID-19

Episode 33: The Status of Commercial Lending and Borrowing During COVID-19

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer is recording safely from his home and has a guest on the line: Charles Krawitz, vice president and head of commercial lending at Alliant Credit Union. Charles is here to discuss how the lockdown is affecting commercial borrowers. In this episode, you will learn: What (if …

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Episode 32 – COVID-19’s Impact on the Commercial Real Estate Market

Episode 32 – COVID-19’s Impact on the Commercial Real Estate Market

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer speaks with Adam Hooper, the founder and CEO of RealCrowd. RealCrowd is a digital marketplace for real estate managers that are looking to raise capital from accredited investors. Together, they discuss the impact that COVID-19 is having on commercial real estate –– an industry that was …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 31 COVID-19 Update: Some REITs are Getting Hammered, Others are Well In-Demand

NREI Common Area – Episode 31 COVID-19 Update: Some REITs are Getting Hammered, Others are Well In-Demand

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer is recording safely from home to bring you updates on how the real estate industry is responding to the COVID-19 situation, who is thriving, and who is struggling. In this episode, you will learn: Which sectors of the market are struggling and which ones are in …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 30 – Will the REIT Markets Hold Strong in 2020?

NREI Common Area – Episode 30 – Will the REIT Markets Hold Strong in 2020?

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer interviews Calvin Schnure, Nareit’s senior vice president of research and economic analysis, about the various REIT markets, how they finished in 2019, and where he predicts they are headed for 2020. In this episode, you will learn: Which REIT sector finished the strongest in 2019 How …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 29 – AKS Capital Partners Acquired by Walker & Dunlop

NREI Common Area – Episode 29 – AKS Capital Partners Acquired by Walker & Dunlop

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer speaks with Adam Schwartz, the senior managing director at Walker & Dunlop, about Walker & Dunlop’s recent acquisition of AKS Capital Partners, a New York City-based capital markets advisory shop. Adam and his three partners had only begun AKS Capital Partners in the summer of 2019, …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 28 – Mega-Merger: Simon Property Group to Buy Taubman Centers

NREI Common Area – Episode 28 – Mega-Merger: Simon Property Group to Buy Taubman Centers

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer discusses the recent mega-merger between Simon Property Group and Taubman Centers. David explores the early days of the retail mall industry, which began with these two retail real-estate giants, to uncover what finally brought these two rivals together.  In this episode, you will learn: What events …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 27: How the Grocer Consolidation Will Impact Shopping Center Landlords

NREI Common Area – Episode 27: How the Grocer Consolidation Will Impact Shopping Center Landlords

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer discusses how grocery stores are evolving to meet consumers’ ever-changing shopping habits, why consolidation is inevitable, and how these changes will impact shopping center landlords.   In this episode, you will learn: How grocery chains are evolving to accommodate changes in consumer habits Why smaller stores are …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 26: What Does the CRE Industry Think About Trump’s Performance?

NREI Common Area – Episode 26: What Does the CRE Industry Think About Trump’s Performance?

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer shares results from NREI’s new survey, which gauges how the CRE industry views President Donald Trump on the heels of impeachment. And to keep this all in context — the respondents commented on events that took place at the end of 2019, not the president’s most …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 25: Industries Top Stories for CRE of 2019

NREI Common Area – Episode 25: Industries Top Stories for CRE of 2019

In the final episode of Common Area Podcast for 2019, David Bodamer recaps the commercial real estate industry’s biggest stories of the year. Get ready for an episode that’s full of notable and newsworthy 2019 topics, like the implosion of WeWork and the shakeout in the retail space caused by the shift to direct-to-consumer sales. …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 24 – A View From the North: Takeaways from the Global Property Market Conference and the Annual Toronto Real Estate Forum

NREI Common Area – Episode 24 – A View From the North: Takeaways from the Global Property Market Conference and the Annual Toronto Real Estate Forum

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer talks about his trip to Toronto, Canada, where he attended the Global Property Market Conference and the Annual Toronto Real Estate Forum. David discusses what he learned about Canadian commercial real estate trends and how the status of the U.S. economy and commercial real estate market …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 23 – NREI Research Series: Light at the End of the Tunnel for the Retail Sector

NREI Common Area – Episode 23 – NREI Research Series: Light at the End of the Tunnel for the Retail Sector

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer uncovers the findings from their annual research into the retail sector. Retail has had quite a year with chains closing or restructuring under bankruptcy. Will there finally be light at the end of the tunnel for this struggling sector? You’re about to find out.   In this …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 22 – Will McDonald’s Grill up a New Real Estate Strategy?

NREI Common Area – Episode 22 – Will McDonald’s Grill up a New Real Estate Strategy?

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer serves up one hot story that focuses on McDonald’s. Whenever you see its famous golden arches, you probably recognize this ubiquitous restaurant right away. You might also know that McDonald’s is more of a real estate company than they are a fast-food restaurant. But why is …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 21 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 25, 2019

NREI Common Area – Episode 21 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 25, 2019

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer talks about the news that made headlines this week, including the latest update on Sears, recent research from Hodes Weill, and a Cornell University report showing a rise in target allocations. David also shares news from the Boston area on the lab space market, and whether …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 20 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 18, 2019

NREI Common Area – Episode 20 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 18, 2019

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer discusses Nestpick’s list of the world’s best cities for Generation Z, what RCA’s research is showing for the slowdown of CRE acquisitions by foreign investors, and lastly what questions California’s new rent control law is posing for multifamily investors.  In this episode, you will learn: Which …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 19 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 11, 2019

NREI Common Area – Episode 19 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 11, 2019

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer talks about the big news that hit the shopping sector this week: Bed Bath & Beyond is upping the number of stores it expects to close. As well, you’ll get the latest scoop on CRE investors’ growing interest in casino hotels and investors’ steady attraction to …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 18 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 4, 2019

NREI Common Area – Episode 18 – Hot Stories of the Week: October 4, 2019

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer shares highlights from new NREI exclusive research that examines the evolving hospitality sector. As well, he discusses the record-setting surge in investments in real estate tech companies and what is on the horizon for Austin’s CRE market. In this episode, you will learn: How the rise …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 17 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 27, 2019

NREI Common Area – Episode 17 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 27, 2019

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer shares highlights from the current NREI exclusive research series that unveils trends in brokerage firms. As well, he brings you updates on how foreign investors are emerging in the multifamily sector, what industrial investors are doing to the national cap rate, and new opportunities that are …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 16 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 20, 2019

NREI Common Area – Episode 16 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 20, 2019

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer and co-host Aric Johnson discuss updates from the stories that we’ve been following for the last few weeks. Get the latest news about the Feds cutting interest rates, WeWork postponing their IPO, and online stores moving to brick-and-mortar spaces. In this episode, you will learn: How …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 15 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 13, 2019

NREI Common Area – Episode 15 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 13, 2019

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer and co-host Aric Johnson discuss highlights from the top stories of this past week. Find out the key takeaways from the NIC Fall 2019 Conference, the latest buzz on WeWork’s IPO, an update on 2019 YTD investment sales figures, and how rising construction costs are disrupting …

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NREI Common Area – Episode 14 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 6, 2019

NREI Common Area – Episode 14 – Hot Stories of the Week: September 6, 2019

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer and co-host Aric Johnson discuss top stories affecting the affordable and senior housing sector and they uncover the results from a study focused on female buying power, “Rise of the SHEconomy.” Highlights include investment opportunities near big schools, the latest on affordable and smaller housing markets, …

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NREI Common Area Episode 13 – NREI Research Series: Seniors Housing Market Study, August 30, 2019

NREI Common Area Episode 13 – NREI Research Series: Seniors Housing Market Study, August 30, 2019

Today, co-host Aric Johnson asks David Bodamer the question we all want an answer to but are afraid to ask: Why did we change the name of this podcast from Weekender to Common Area? After David shares the answer, they go on to discuss the data from NREI’s latest research study on the seniors housing …

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NREI Weekender – Episode 12 – Hot Stories of the Week: August 23, 2019

NREI Weekender – Episode 12 – Hot Stories of the Week: August 23, 2019

In this episode of the Weekender podcast, David Bodamer and co-host Aric Johnson discuss top stories centering around the finance and investment side of the industry. Highlights include what the inverted yield curve might mean for investors, highlights from an interview with RCA’s Jim Costello, life insurance companies looking to increase their CRE lending portfolios …

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NREI Weekender – Episode 11 – Hot Stories of the Week: August 16, 2019

NREI Weekender – Episode 11 – Hot Stories of the Week: August 16, 2019

In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREIOnline.com, David Bodamer highlights the hot stories of the week. David and co-host Aric Johnson discuss top stories around the correlation between the macro-economic backdrop of the Fed dropping rates and the real estate industry, including office vacancy rates, the state of regional malls, why …

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NREI Weekender – Episode 10 – Hot Stories of the Week: August 9, 2019

NREI Weekender – Episode 10 – Hot Stories of the Week: August 9, 2019

In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREIOnline.com, David Bodamer highlights the hot stories of the week. David and co-host Aric Johnson discuss top stories around the retail market, from mega-malls to old favorites like Barneys New York and dollar stores. In this episode, you will learn: Is the American Dream mega-mall …

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NREI Weekender – Episode 9 – Hot Stories of the Week: August 2, 2019

NREI Weekender – Episode 9 – Hot Stories of the Week: August 2, 2019

In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREIOnline.com, David Bodamer highlights the hot stories of the week. David and co-host Aric Johnson talk about the trends happening in the multi-family sector, retail sector loans, and an update on the “hot” self-storage sector. In this episode, you will learn: How labor shortage is …

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NREI Weekender – Episode 8 – Hot Stories of the Week: July 27, 2019

NREI Weekender – Episode 8 – Hot Stories of the Week: July 27, 2019

In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREIOnline.com, David Bodamer highlights the hot stories of the week. David and co-host Aric Johnson talk about the valuation of WeWork, the pros and cons of Prologis’s Clear Lease structure, apparel stores lending clothes to gain business, and more competitive terms on “green” and “affordable” …

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NREI Weekender – Episode 7 – Hot Stories of the Week: July 20, 2019

NREI Weekender – Episode 7 – Hot Stories of the Week: July 20, 2019

In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREIOnline.com, David Bodamer highlights the hot stories of the week. David and co-host Matt Halloran talk about food halls, the use of emerging technology to boost the retail market, recent data around cap rates for multifamily dwellings, and high-profile hotels and big portfolios.   In this …

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NREI Weekender Episode 6 – NREI Research Series: Annual REITs Study Review, July 13, 2019

NREI Weekender Episode 6 – NREI Research Series: Annual REITs Study Review, July 13, 2019

Today, David Bodamer and co-host Aric Johnson continue with the NREI Research Series by reviewing NREI’s 4th annual REITs study.   In this episode, you will learn: The major takeaways from this year’s research Which categories are on respondents’ buy and sell lists The status of REIT balance sheets What kind of predictions the study …

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NREI Weekender – Episode 5 – NREI Research Series: The Multi-family Sector, June 29, 2019

NREI Weekender – Episode 5 – NREI Research Series: The Multi-family Sector, June 29, 2019

In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREIOnline.com, David Bodamer and co-host Aric Johnson introduce the NREI Research Series and take a close look at the multi-family sector.    In this episode, you will learn: That multi-family is the strongest real estate sector and is a very stable investment What’s happening with CAP …

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NREI Weekender – Episode 4 – The Changing Environment in Manhattan Retail: June 22, 2019

NREI Weekender – Episode 4 – The Changing Environment in Manhattan Retail: June 22, 2019

In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREIOnline.com, David Bodamer is joined by special guest, Nicole LaRusso, CBRE’s director of research and analysis, to talk about Manhattan retail. In this episode, you will learn: About the significant shifts that have affected retail, from rent prices to consumer habits How storefront healthcare is …

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NREI Weekender – Episode 3 – Hot stories of the Week: June 15, 2019

NREI Weekender – Episode 3 – Hot stories of the Week: June 15, 2019

In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREIOnline.com, David Bodamer highlights the hot stories of this past week. With a common theme this week: “sharing spaces,” David and co-host, Aric Johnson, talk about roommates, businesses, employees, and the levels to which they are all trying to combat the rising costs in rent. …

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NREI Weekender – Episode 2 – Hot stories of the Week: June 9, 2019

NREI Weekender – Episode 2 – Hot stories of the Week: June 9, 2019

In this episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREIOnline.com, David Bodamer highlights the hot stories of this past week. They cover topics ranging from the two property types that are now in demand by HNW investors, to the dwindling optimism in the self-storage sector. In this episode, you will learn: Which two property …

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Episode 1 – Hot stories of the Week: Challenges Ahead for Fund Managers and Millennials Struggle With Rising Rents

Episode 1 – Hot stories of the Week: Challenges Ahead for Fund Managers and Millennials Struggle With Rising Rents

In this inaugural episode of the NREI Weekender Podcast, by Informa, NREIOnline.com, David Bodamer and Aric Johnson highlight the hot stories of this past week. They cover topics ranging from private equity fund managers fighting to keep their investors happy, to millennials struggling with higher rent costs. In this episode, you will learn: Why private …

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