Leading Voices in Real Estate

Leading Voices in Real Estate

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A podcast about the leaders in real estate


Cedric Bobo | Co-Founder of Project Destined
Dec 2 • 68 min
As we wrap up Thanksgiving and head into the 2019 holiday season, we wanted to re-release an episode about hope, empowerment, and giving back with Cedric Bobo, Co-Founder of Project Destined. Project Destined is a social impact nonprofit that trains…
Brad Greiwe | Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Fifth Wall
Nov 18 • 64 min
Disruptors in real estate, particularly in the PropTech sector, are topics that Matt has tackled on several Leading Voices in Real Estate episodes. He expands on this conversation with Brad Greiwe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Wall, the…
Paul Smithers | CEO of Innovative Industrial Properties
Nov 4 • 49 min
This week, Matt speaks with Paul Smithers, CEO of Innovative Industrial Properties, the first and only NYSE REIT serving the cannabis space. It’s hard to imagine that this type of business would exist even a decade ago, but with the changing landscape of…
Jamie Hodari | CEO and Co-Founder of Industrious
Oct 21 • 67 min
It’s no surprise that coworking spaces are shaking up the business world. Many companies are abandoning their traditional offices, selling assets like desks and rolling chairs, and downsizing square footage to move into modern outsourced workplaces, like…
Dr. Peter Linneman | Founding Chairman of Wharton’s Real Estate Department
Oct 7 • 56 min
The late 1980s saw massive changes in the real estate industry. The passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and then the S&L crisis that followed transitioned the industry into a modern, institutional business. During this time, Dr. Peter Linneman had just…
LVRE Podcast Season Four Kick-Off
Sep 16 • 77 min
After our summer hiatus, Leading Voices in Real Estate returns for its fourth season. To kick it off, host Matt Slepin shares the current trends of listeners and the direction for the new season.
Phil Freelon (Rebroadcast)
Jul 9 • 42 min
Leaving a legacy is easy for Phil Freelon, who founded one of the largest African American–owned architecture firms. Enjoy this rebroadcast in celebration of his life and legacy.
Larry Webb | Founder and CEO of The New Home Company
Jun 17 • 74 min
Larry Webb, founder and CEO of The New Home Company, talks about lessons learned in the homebuilding industry and his approach to business. Thanks to JLL for sponsoring this episode.
Bobby Turner | Principal and CEO of Turner Impact Capital
Jun 3 • 64 min
Bobby Turner is the Principal and CEO of Turner Impact Capital, one of the country’s largest social impact investment funds, and previously the leader of Canyon’s real estate investment platform. He shares how his careers have taught him how to balance…
Gene Golub | Founder and Chairman of Golub and Company
May 20 • 52 min
Listen in to hear Gene discuss the discipline and passion it took to build this commercial real estate business from the ground up in the ‘60s, and how his family values and culture have shaped its impressive trajectory. Thanks to JLL for sponsoring this…
Chris Rising | CEO of Rising Realty Partners and Host of The Real Market
May 6 • 64 min
In this episode, Chris and Matt talk about the lessons learned from hosting their podcasts and their experiences interviewing leaders in commercial real estate. You’ll also learn more about their journeys as they swap questions in this joint interview.…
Bill Bayless | CEO of American Campus Communities, the Only Publicly Traded Student Housing Company
Apr 22 • 62 min
Bill Bayless is the co-founder and CEO of the only publicly traded student housing company, American Campus Communities (ACC). Bill co-founded the company in 1993. One of the true pioneers in the student housing business, Bill initially conceived of ideas…
Ed Walter | From Running a $19B REIT at Host Hotels to Leading a Non-Profit at ULI
Apr 8 • 66 min
Ed Walter was named Global CEO for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in June of 2018, after 35-years prior of experience in the industry. Most notably, Ed was CEO of Host Hotels and Resorts, the $19 billion hospitality REIT. Ed articulates lessons learned…
Gilda Perez-Alvarado | Leading the Hospitality Division of JLL
Mar 25 • 51 min
Gilda Perez-Alvarado is the CEO of JLL’s Hotels and Hospitality Group, Americas. Gilda shares her career journey, the opportunities, challenges, and evolution of the market in the hospitality sector. From Costa Rica to Cornell and further, Gilda has…
Cedric Bobo | Engaging Inner City Kids in Development via Real Deals
Mar 11 • 69 min
Cedric Bobo is the Co-Founder of Project Destined, a 501c3 that educates both inner city kids and military veterans in financial literacy and community development by their investing, shark tank style, in real estate deals in their communities. This…
NMHC Panel | Industry Leaders Discuss Challenges of Recruiting Talent
Feb 25 • 46 min
In this special edition, panel discussion from the 2019 National Multifamily Housing Council Meeting, we explore the centerpiece topic of recruiting and managing talent in today’s industry with four leaders in the apartment business: Bill Bayless, CEO of…
Lucy Billingsley | A Natural-Born Real Estate Leader
Feb 11 • 52 min
You might say that innovation, passion, and real estate are in Lucy Billingsley’s blood. As the only daughter of real estate legend Trammell Crow, Lucy wanted to make her own name for herself and co-founded the Billingsley Company with her husband. The…
Tackling the Supply and Demand Challenges in the Multifamily Market
Feb 4 • 35 min
Coming off the heels of the successful National Multifamily Housing Council Annual Meeting, we focus this special edition of Leading Voices on a discussion of current trends in the apartment market 2led by a panel of experts. We hear from Co-head of JLL’s…
Bill Stein | The Growth of Cloud Computing Hits the REIT World
Jan 28 • 56 min
Listen to this podcast interview with the CEO of Digital Realty Trust, Bill Stein. He discusses his career and the growth of Digital Realty Trust from its IPO in 2004 to becoming one of the best-performing and fastest-growing REITs. Digital Realty is now…
Daryl Carter | Balancing Returns and Impact in Avanath’s $1.5B Investments in Affordable & Workforce Housing
Jan 14 • 86 min
Daryl Carter is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Avanath Capital Management, LLC, a real estate investment firm that acquires, renovates, and operates affordable and workforce housing communities across the US. His dual focus on both investment returns…
John Stewart | Finding Opportunity, From Aerospace to Affordable Housing
Dec 31, 2018 • 64 min
John Stewart, Founder and Chair of the San Francisco based John Stewart Company, has shaped the affordable housing industry both in California and on a national scale in tremendous ways. Discover why tackling homelessness and innovative thinking are key…
Sam Zell | Building an Empire With Fearlessness and Drive (Rebroadcast)
Dec 17, 2018 • 54 min
Sam Zell has always had an entrepreneurial mindset, attributing his real estate success to it. After getting his start managing student apartments as a law school student, he grew his businesses and helped transform what we know as the modern REIT. This…
Colin Wiel | Pioneering the Single-Family Rental Space With Tech Innovation
Dec 3, 2018 • 68 min
As a co-founder of Waypoint Homes, Colin Wiel wanted to strike out on his own again after the company went public as Starwood Waypoint. So he founded Mynd, a tech-enabled property management company focused on the single-family home industry that allows…
Art Gensler and Riki Nishimura | The World’s Largest Design Firm Reimagines Design and Company Culture
Nov 19, 2018 • 56 min
Art Gensler founded the posthumously-named design firm in 1965, which has grown to become the largest architecture firm in the world. He and Riki Nishimura, the firm’s Director of Urban Development, discuss the evolution of the firm over the last 50 years…
Liz Holland | Analytics: The Secret to Survival in Today’s Retail Space
Nov 5, 2018 • 68 min
As the third generation to run Abbell Associates, the family-owned real estate company, Liz Holland has recognized the importance of changing with the times. As a large owner of retail space, Liz has ushered in the practice of deeply analyzing data to…
Lisa Picard | Creating a Vision for the Modern Workplace
Oct 22, 2018 • 91 min
Lisa Picard is President, CEO of EQ Office, the company formerly known as Equity Office Properties (EOP), one of the largest owners of office property in the United States, owned by Blackstone. She offers a timely perspective on the fast-evolving office…
Jon Geanakos | President, Americas of JLL Capital Markets Shares Why Tough Jobs Pay Off
Oct 8, 2018 • 71 min
As he entered the real estate market, Jon Geanakos felt outnumbered amongst his Ivy League colleagues and peers. With hard work and selfless leadership, he overcame his doubts and built a storied career from tough jobs. Today, he is the President,…
Ron Terwilliger (Part 2) | From Leadership in Market Rate Housing to Affordable Housing
Sep 24, 2018 • 48 min
In today’s episode, Ron Terwilliger, a great influencer in the apartment sector and dedicated philanthropist, shares part two of his story: his philanthropic and policy-driven role in affordable housing and education. This episode is made possible by our…
Ron Terwilliger (Part 1) | Risk, Intensity, and His Journey Leading Trammell Crow Residential
Sep 17, 2018 • 67 min
In today’s episode, Ron Terwilliger, a great influencer in the apartment sector and dedicated philanthropist, shares part one of his story: his leadership at Trammell Crow Residential and how he literally spawned the next generation of the apartment…
Chip Conley (Rebroadcast)
Sep 3, 2018 • 58 min
Chip Conley started one of the country’s first boutique hotel chains, Joie de Vivre, when he was just 26 years old. After selling the company, he joined the startup Airbnb at age 52, despite the fact that the young founders were primed to disrupt his…
Clara Brenner | Venture Capitalist Making City-Living Easier
Aug 20, 2018 • 58 min
Clara Brenner is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of the Urban Innovation Fund, a venture capital firm that provides seed capital and regulatory support to the tech startups addressing the challenges facing urban dwellers. Clara and I had a…
Karl Polen | From a Music Career to Managing a $40 Billion Fund
Aug 6, 2018 • 64 min
As a successful musician, playing with Johnny Cash and others in Nashville, Karl Pollen could not have predicted the future of his career path. Today he is the Chief Investment Officer for the Arizona State Retirement System (AZASRS), where he manages…
Matt Slepin | Discovering True Leaders
Jul 30, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, you will actually hear me being interviewed, rather than me doing the interview. Jeff Large is the editor of Season 2 of Leading Voices. He interviewed me on his podcast, The Jeff Large Podcast, where he talks about tech, podcasting, and…
Lyric | The Innovative Newcomer in the Rental Space
Jul 23, 2018 • 54 min
Andrew Kitchell and Joe Fraiman saw an opportunity in new developments that had vacant apartments or unsold condominium units. By master-leasing a portion of these units and subletting them to users on a short-term basis, they could fill a need for both…
Ken Woolley | Turning Self Storage into an Integral Part of the Real Estate Industry
Jul 9, 2018 • 54 min
Ken Woolley is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Extra Space Storage, the country’s second largest self-storage company. In this episode, Woolley shares his experience as a serial entrepreneur and how his background in the airline, mining, technology,…
Jane Graf | Alleviating Poverty Through Affordable Housing
Jun 25, 2018 • 71 min
Jane Graf has been a leader in the affordable housing industry for over 35 years and is now the President and CEO of Mercy Housing, one of the country’s largest nonprofit developers dedicated to revitalizing lives and neighborhoods. In this episode, we…
John Rahaim | The Challenge of Planning for a Growing San Francisco
Jun 11, 2018 • 63 min
In college, John Rahaim was fascinated with the concept of how environmental and urban design affected human behavior. Today, he is the Planning Director for the City and County of San Francisco and arguably one of the most respected planning minds in the…
Fred Tuomi | Technology, Strategy, and Growth
May 28, 2018 • 63 min
A Technology Foundation Fred Tuomi was born in Minnesota, and went on to attend high school and college in Georgia, receiving a B.A. in Business Information Systems and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University. While working for…
Gerald Hines | Industry Legend, Developer, and Visionary
May 14, 2018 • 43 min
Gerald Hines founded his business in 1957 as a developer of office properties. His namesake company now has a presence in 201 cities and 24 countries, and manages over $110 billion in property. Hines is renowned for not only creating the highest quality…
Dar Williams | Community Building From a Folk Singer’s Perspective
May 7, 2018 • 62 min
Community Building Music was everywhere. We played music, we were encouraged to play music, we sang in the car. But that was also the 70’s. Dar grew up in Chappaqua, NY during the 70’s. It was developing and becoming more progressive as a commuter city to…
Jim Ketai | Revitalizing Detroit
Apr 30, 2018 • 53 min
Jim was born and raised in the Detroit suburbs. He has positive memories of the dynamic neighborhood full of families raising their kids and a strong public school environment. Also clear in his memory is a downtown visited on special occasions or to shop…
Keith Oden | Creating the Ultimate Company Culture
Apr 16, 2018 • 65 min
Creating and Building: Born in McComb, MS, Keith says he could have written the book “Hillbilly Elegy,” about his own life. Since his parents weren’t really in the picture, his grandmother raised him from a young age in Pasadena, TX. He went on to…
Leading Voices Transitions
Nov 13, 2017 • 6 min
While we prepare the next season of Leading Voices for you, we wanted to let you know about some changes behind the scenes. Look for new episodes in early 2018!
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Sam Zell
Sep 5, 2017 • 53 min
Sam Zell has always had an entrepreneurial mind-set, attributing his real estate success to it. After getting his start managing student apartments as a law school student, he grew his businesses and helped transform what we know as the modern REIT.
Leading Voices in Real Estate: A-P Hurd
Aug 23, 2017 • 46 min
A-P Hurd was not planning on going into the real estate industry. After working in journalism and on the trading floor, she then landed a leadership role at Touchstone. Her unique perspective on business encourages people to use their skillsets to allow…
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Gadi Kaufmann
Aug 8, 2017 • 45 min
After growing up in Israel and serving in the army, Gadi Kaufmann came to the U.S. on a scholarship to Brigham Young University. His drive led him to an interview with RCLCO during college; and now, after 38 years and four careers at RCLCO, he has…
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Ellen Winkler
Jul 25, 2017 • 46 min
Ellen Winkler became an accidental developer when she moved her video production firm to Denver and failed to find a fun, yet collaborative work environment. Now she is creating coworking spaces all around the city.
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Jonathan Rose
Jul 11, 2017 • 27 min
Jonathan Rose left his family’s multigenerational real estate company to start his own for-profit mission-driven development firm. His passion for creating communities of opportunity is strengthened through the belief that we all share a compassion that…
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Phil Freelon
Jun 16, 2017 • 44 min
Leaving a legacy is easy for Phil Freelon, who founded one of the largest African American–owned architecture firms. With numerous cultural institutions under his belt, including the newest Smithsonian museum, he is motivated to design places where the…
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Mary Ann Tighe
Jun 13, 2017 • 45 min
Mary Ann Tighe didn’t know what commercial real estate was until she was 36 years old. With a successful career in the Carter/Mondale White House before launching the A&E network, she recognized her knack for deal-making and is now one of the country’s…