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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 this episode, you will learn:

  • About CREW Network and how they’re educating the industry to become a more equal environment for all 
  • About the encouraging and eye-opening findings from the 2020 CREW Benchmark study
  • Whether millennials will face the same blockades as their predecessors
  • What can and should be done to recognize wage gaps between men and women
  • And more!

Tune in now for this timely conversation –– it’s time to take action for gender parity and greater diversity in commercial real estate.

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | CREW Network | 2020 CREW Benchmark Study


Episode 40 – 2020 Midyear Outlook



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer shares highlights from the CBRE’s midyear market report, including many of the topics from the articles within the NREI 2020 Midyear Update.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The highest in-demand CRE space for 2020
  • How mall landlords will utilize the vacant space left by stores closing 
  • The projections for the office sector
  • Whether there will still be a need for off-campus student housing in light of COVID-19
  • And more!

Tune in now for your CBRE midyear update!

Resources: National Real Estate Investor | CBRE’s Midyear Market Report | NREI 2020 Midyear Outlook

 


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 their retail businesses during COVID-19.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Washington Prime Group is assisting their tenants during COVID-19
  • Ways that Lou is helping tenants strike a delicate balance between physical space and e-commerce
  • How WPG differentiates itself from other open-air retail centers
  • Creative ways that WPG is using open-air spaces in their assets
  • And more!

Tune in to hear how WPG is collaborating with retail tenants to pivot during the pandemic. 

Resources:   NREI Newsletter | National Real Estate Investor | Washington Prime Group


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 recent rise in protests against racism is leading to to a renewed push in industries to improve diversity and inclusion efforts
  • The obstacles that have faced members of oppressed communities in the past
  • The benefits of having diverse teams
  • How IREM is working to make property management a career of choice
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear how IREM is working to broaden their pool of future employees, find new ways of recruitment, and cultivate from within.

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | IREM


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 this episode, you will learn:

  • Key takeaways that Prologis has seen from being exposed to the effects of the pandemic since the early stages 
  • How the role of e-commerce is changing in the industry
  • Whether the locations of logistics real estate development will change now that more people are working from home
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about logistics real estate and how it’s keeping the supply chain moving.

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | Prologis


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. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Gowercrowd is helping its clients during COVID-19
  • Why now is the time to be looking for distressed real estate opportunities
  • Why June 1st is an important date for the real estate market
  • Why working remotely does not have to mean working from home
  • And more!

Tune in for insight into how COVID-19 is changing the commercial real estate market. 

Resources: NREI Newsletter

National Real Estate Investor | Gowercrowd


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 these types of properties
  • How the sector has been impacted by COVID-19
  • And more!

Tune in now for a glimpse into this seldom-discussed and unique area of the real estate market.

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | JLL 


Episode 34: Diagnosing the Medical Office Space During COVID-19



In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer is recording safely from his Brooklyn home, as his guest, Bob Atkins of Atkins Companies, dials in from New Jersey. Bob is here to discuss how the medical office space is holding up during this crisis and how he sees it emerging once the pandemic is over.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What changes have been made to Atkins properties
  • How the Atkins tenants have been affected by COVID-19 and how they’re adapting
  • Whether there are still deals to be made in the industry
  • Where Bob sees the future of medical office space heading
  • And more!

Tune in now to consider whether medical office space will become the new craze in retail space.

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | Atkins Companies

 


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 any) deals are happening right now
  • In which areas government funding could be more elevated
  • What to consider before purchasing a distressed property
  • How businesses are faring in their transition to working from home 
  • And more!

Tune in now to get a lender’s perspective on this pandemic in the commercial real estate space.

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | Alliant Credit Union


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 in a fairly strong position prior to the pandemic.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • At what point the commercial real estate markets will start to feel the effects of this pandemic and how far-reaching those effects will be
  • Ways the government is assisting the CRE industry and whether it will be enough
  • What the future might hold for the office-space sector
  • And more!

Tune in now to get the latest scoop on how CRE is faring during this unprecedented time.

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | RealCrowd