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 stay ahead of the evolving shopping trends to keep her tenants and properties successful. This episode is made possible by our sponsor JLL. Learn more at jll.com/voices.
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 workplace, the importance of creating spaces with a vision, and what these changes mean for the future of real estate. This episode is made possible by our sponsor JLL. Learn more at jll.com/voices.
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, Americas of JLL Capital Markets, managing a team of more than 700. This episode is made possible by our sponsor JLL. Learn more at jll.com/voices.
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 sponsor JLL. Learn more at jll.com/voices.
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 business. This episode is made possible by our sponsor JLL. Learn more at jll.com/voices.
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 industry
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 wide-ranging discussion about her career, business, and the startups and technologies in which her firm has invested.
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 investments for a $40 billion state pension fund.
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 running a business. I get to discuss how this relates to real estate from both a recruiting and leadership standpoint. Enjoy!
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 the resident and the developer. Their company Lyric has thus transformed the future of rentals with their innovative vision, technology, and start-up culture.
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, and fast food industries shaped him as an entrepreneur in real estate.
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 discuss the political stigma surrounding affordable housing, what we can learn from the Sisters of Mercy’s fearless business approach, and why local resources and organizations are crucial to the success of affordable housing models.
Years ago, Fred Tuomi transformed the real estate landscape with the first automated apartment management system. Today he’s continuing to use technology to make scattered-site single-family rentals efficient at Invitation Homes.
As a folk singer who has performed across the country, Dar Williams authored the book “What I Found in A Thousand Towns” to provide her unique perspective on how communities evolve. She also plays her song “February.”
Jim Ketai, who founded Bedrock Detroit along with Dan Gilbert, reveals how the company is reenergizing Detroit through major investments and the attraction of new office and retail tenants, completely changing perceptions about the city.