Leading Voices in Real Estate

Leading Voices in Real Estate

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A podcast about the leaders in real estate
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…
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Chip Conley
May 30, 2017 • 59 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…
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Tom Geddes
May 16, 2017 • 38 min
A chance meeting on a playground led Kevin Plank, Under Armour’s founder, to ask Tom Geddes to oversee his private investments. Tom’s leadership is enhancing Baltimore’s waterfront and how the public experiences the city.
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Janet Marie Smith
May 2, 2017 • 39 min
Janet Marie Smith had a homerun vision for Camden Yards, the first baseball stadium in 70 years that was built within the existing urban fabric of any U.S. city. With stadium work in Boston and Atlanta also under her belt, she is now enhancing 55-year-old…
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Andrés Duany
Apr 19, 2017 • 40 min
Following the advice of his grandfather, Andrés Duany knows he can either be popular or indispensable, and he’s chosen the latter. Made famous by his traditional neighborhood design of Seaside, Florida, Duany has led the charge in creating new urbanist…
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Scott Cowen
Apr 5, 2017 • 41 min
How does one prepare for an unexpected crisis? Scott Cowen managed to lead Tulane University through Hurricane Katrina, strengthening the student body and city of New Orleans in the process by strategically integrating the two.
Leading Voices in Real Estate: MaryAnne Gilmartin
Mar 22, 2017 • 48 min
MaryAnne Gilmartin defies many conventions in the real estate world. She wears high heels to construction sites of major New York City projects and has achieved the top leadership position in a family business where she has no relation.
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Toby Bozzuto
Mar 8, 2017 • 46 min
Growing up, Toby Bozzuto did not want to work in the family business—yet now he is the CEO. Toby began his career in the music industry but was drawn into the real estate world because of the foundational values his father set for the Bozzuto Group.
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Alex Gilliam
Feb 21, 2017 • 37 min
Teens using power tools? That’s the foundation for Alex Gilliam’s two nonprofits. He brings together youth to physically build amenities in their struggling neighborhoods. These students learn how to engage civically while changing the urban landscape.
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Kimber Lanning
Feb 7, 2017 • 38 min
Kimber Lanning has operated an independent record store in downtown Phoenix for 30 years. Her experience as a small business owner led her to start Local First Arizona, advocating for self-reliant, unique downtowns that can support the little guy.
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Steve Leeper
Jan 31, 2017 • 48 min
Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood was one of the most blighted in the country, impeding on the city’s economic development. Leveraging creative financing as well as civic and corporate partnerships, Steve Leeper has led 3CDC in the transformation…
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Egbert Perry
Jan 24, 2017 • 41 min
Egbert Perry of the Integral Group developed the national model for mixed-income housing. He has since been changing the notion of which industry sectors people of color are accepted, and successfully forging into market-rate commercial projects.
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Alicia Glen
Jan 24, 2017 • 38 min
A lifelong New Yorker, Alicia Glen serves as the city’s deputy mayor for housing and economic development. Why did she leave the private sector for public service, and what are the challenges for New York given one of its own is entering the White House?
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Steve Wilson
Jan 17, 2017 • 40 min
Steve Wilson is the founder of 21c Museum Hotels, started in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2006. These unique concept hotels, which incorporate gallery space for Wilson’s expansive art collection, are a unique way to help revitalize the downtowns of midsized…
Leading Voices in Real Estate: Honorable Marilyn Strickland
Jan 17, 2017 • 49 min
As an African American and Asian American woman in office, Mayor Marilyn Strickland challenges our notion of what makes a strong leader. She talks about her journey, starting with a job at the headquarters of Starbucks to earning the top post of an…