Tag Archives: David Bodamer

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 shortfalls in the supply chain
  • Ways that customers’ use of supply chain and automation has fundamentally changed during COVID-19
  • The environmental benefits of e-commerce shopping versus brick-and-mortar shopping
  • And more!

Tune in now for the latest insights on CRE!

Resources: National Real Estate Investor  | Melinda McLaughlin on LinkedIn Prologis | Prologis Global Insights & Research

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 the retail sector considering that in-person meetings and walking the properties were no longer an option. But, as you will soon find out, the future of the retail property sector is starting to look bright again. 

You will learn:

  • What it has been like to try to close deals during COVID-19
  • How valuations fluctuated throughout 2020
  • Whether there are any motivated investors in the retail sector right now
  • Where retail might move to in 10 years if shopping centers are out of the equation
  • And more!

The rebound of brick and mortar is coming! Tune in to discover what the rebound will look like. 

Resources:  Wealth Management Real Estate| Tom Lagos on LinkedIn | Institutional Property Advisors

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 this market to which demographics are forcing this market to expand.

You will learn:

  • What the NRHC is and how they service the rental market
  • Who makes up the majority of U.S. landlords 
  • What the secret is to providing good customer service in this market
  • How technology is playing a role in the rental industry
  • And more!

We encourage you to listen in, whether you are the investor or the renter, because understanding where the industry is headed will help you make better decisions.


Wealth Management Real Estate| National Rental Home Council | David Howard on LinkedIn

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.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How WDIP defines middle market assets, how they source deals and what sectors they are targeting in 2021 and how its using technology and data to develop insights into what assets to acquire.
  • How the firm is looking at small business bankruptcies and small business formation and how it is impacting the firm’s investment strategy.
  • Why the firm is looking at opportunistic and value-add strategies in the new future.
  • What the broader political landscape and Democratic control of the presidency and both houses of Congress might mean for the sector.
  • And more!

Tune in now for the latest insights!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | Walker & Dunlop IP

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 2021.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Whether this pandemic has damaged commercial real estate in the city
  • Which types of businesses are looking to re-open with an office environment
  • Which apartment-sizes are in-demand right now and which ones are remaining vacant
  • Matt’s intriguing thoughts on how to correct the affordable housing issue in America
  • And more!

Tune in now for the latest insights on CRE (and remember, cities are cities for a reason)!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | Post Brothers


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 this episode, you will learn:

  • What has made some sectors more resilient than others during this pandemic
  • The best ways for an investor to secure financing
  • Whether seniors are even moving into housing right now
  • Whether COVID-19 has changed the operational thought process in senior care
  • And more!

Listen in and hear how the senior living sector plans to bounce back and thrive in post-COVID-19 era!

Resources: National Real Estate Investor | National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care

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 will affect this sector
  • What the return to office scenario will look like in 2021
  • How CBRE’s projections for 2021 in the various real estate types will be affected by the large numbers of people who’ve left big cities for a suburban lifestyle
  • And more!

Tune in now to get all the highlights from the CBRE Market Outlook 2021 report!


National Real Estate Investor | CBRE | CBRE Market Outlook 2021

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 global pandemic and national civil unrest.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Where David Duncan sees the hospitality sector heading in the next six to 12 months.
  • How the sector has weathered the storm of dropoffs in business, convention and leisure travel and which types of hotels have fared the best amid the COVID-19 crisis.
  • What lessons can be learned from previous down cycles in the hotel sector about when investors may want to strike on acquisitions.
  • The importance of the diversity and inclusion at First Hospitality and in the lodging sector more broadly
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how First Hospitality is setting the pace in hospitality during 2020!

Resources: National Real Estate Investor | First Hospitality

Episode 44: Is the Office Dead?

In this episode of Common Area Podcast, David Bodamer is joined by Joe Brady, the CEO of the Americas for The Instant Group. 

David and Joe discuss whether workers in the knowledge economy will ever make a full return to the office, the rise of suburban flexible office spaces, and how corporate real estate leaders are re-imagining the design of the traditional office space. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How COVID-19 has fueled a drive toward autonomy –– and how we see this played out in worker and consumer behaviors
  • Key takeaways that The Instant Group gleaned from CRE leaders across four continents
  • Whether there is still a demand for brick and mortar with the rise in technology
  • Different ways to approach office design and employee attendance
  • And more!

Tune in now to consider what the future might hold for the modern office. 

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | The Instant Group

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 will learn:

  • What issues have unfolded across CRE property types, from January until now
  • How retail and hospitality have been rocked by COVID-19
  • How COVID-19 factors into the acceleration of technology 
  • What the data is showing for multifamily market
  • What trends investors should watch for
  • And more!

Tune in now for the latest insights on CRE!

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | Trimont