Category Archives: NREI Common Area

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

 


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 need of human power to keep the supply chain moving
  • How the government is working to support businesses
  • David’s advice to anyone who is considering investing in real estate right now
  • And more!

Tune in now to get the latest updates on how REITs are faring in the midst of COVID-19.

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | COVID-19 CRE Industry Resource Centre


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 COVID-19 will affect the REIT space
  • What a “ghost kitchen” is
  • Why REITs can be an important part of your portfolio 
  • And more!

Tune in now to get the latest updates on REITs!

Resources:

National Real Estate Investor 


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, but their knowledge and expertise quickly made them a sought-after commodity in the capital markets space. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Adam made his way to Walker & Dunlop
  • Why Adam believes it made sense to sell AKS to Walker & Dunlop
  • Why communication is the key to Walker & Dunlop’s success
  • What impact new rent regulation will have on multifamily lending
  • And more!

Tune in now to get the scoop on Walker & Dunlop’s recent acquisition of AKS Capital Partners

Resources:

National Real Estate Investor 

Links to more stories:

Walker & Dunlop Acquires AKS Capital Partners


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 led to the REIT revolution
  • About the conflictual past relationship between Simon Property Group and Taubman Centers
  • Insights into why both companies agreed to this merge
  • What Simon Property Group is doing to help struggling retailers
  • And more!

Tune in now to get the backstory behind this mega-merger! 

Resources:

National Real Estate Investor 

Links to more stories:

Breaking Down Simon’s Bet on Taubman

Book Review: A Pioneer’s Tale

 


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 at risk of being snatched up by the national players and larger chains 
  • Why consolidation can be positive for landlords
  • And more!

What does all of this mean for grocers and landlords going forward? Tune in to find out!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor 

Read the full story:

Grocer Consolidation Is Expected to Continue. How Will It Impact Shopping Center Landlords?


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 recent actions.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why NREI decided to conduct a survey about this particular president
  • How President Trump rates according to the CRE industry
  • How respondents view the impeachment proceedings and whether they believe Trump should be removed from office
  • What percentage of respondents approved and disapproved of Trump’s overall legislative agenda
  • And more!

What is the CRE industry’s sentiments on President Trump? Tune in to find out!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor 

Read the full story:

Despite Impeachment, President Trump Retains Slight Support from CRE Pros