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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


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 industry.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Key trends from the Scoring Tech Talent Report
  • Where CBRE gathers data from for this report
  • As a real estate investor, why you should pay attention to this report
  • How COVID-19 has affected tech talent collaboration efforts
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear about tech talent and its growth –– and why you should pay attention to it.

Resources:  National Real Estate Investor | CBRE 2020 Scoring Tech Talent 


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 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