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I am Doctor Adam Gower, and this is the in-depth podcast about advancing the real estate industry, by bringing together academia and real estate professionals to define the future of the industry, and not be driven by it. The Forum's podcasts are where you will hear academic insights and shared industry experiences that will provide you interesting and innovative perspectives and tools to improve your real estate knowledge, hone your skills, and enable you and your business to thrive.

I am Doctor Adam Gower, and this is the in-depth podcast about advancing the real estate industry, by bringing together academia and real estate professionals to define the future of the industry, and not be driven by it. The Forum's podcasts are where you will hear academic insights and shared industry experiences that will provide you interesting and innovative perspectives and tools to improve your real estate knowledge, hone your skills, and enable you and your business to thrive.
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I am Doctor Adam Gower, and this is the in-depth podcast about advancing the real estate industry, by bringing together academia and real estate professionals to define the future of the industry, and not be driven by it. The Forum's podcasts are where you will hear academic insights and shared industry experiences that will provide you interesting and innovative perspectives and tools to improve your real estate knowledge, hone your skills, and enable you and your business to thrive.

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Pete Asmus Greenzone360

11/13/2018
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Listen to the podcast and read the transcript right here! When I was a kid, my parents were both, probably, middle class, but I just had an issue, I guess, listening. And so, I was kicked out, and I lived on the streets when I was 16 years old. It was definitely a different day back then. Like, now, I can't even imagine that. But back then, it was, "Look, you're not listening. You're not doing what you're told. You've got go out. You've got to get out of here." And so, literally, from the...

Duration:00:32:04

Lynn Smith Buy the Block

11/6/2018
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Read the transcript and listen to the episode in the shownotes page here. I've been in a crowdfunding space now for a little over 10 years. So, transitioning to Buy the Block was just a natural transition. I run a crowdfunding platform now for 10 years plus. It is BBnomics. It's available for the community, so they can raise funds for different projects, community causes, businesses, nonprofit, et cetera. So, upon being in the crowdfunding space, always knew that this was something that was...

Duration:00:25:56

Dan Drew, Founder and CEO First Real Fund

10/29/2018
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Listen to the podcast and read the transcript on the shownotes page here. My father is in commercial real estate, and when I first got my driver's permit, I was driving around with him, taking pictures of commercial real estate assets, specifically apartments. That was my first sort of intro to the world of commercial real estate. Out of college, I started working for a lender that was primarily focused on Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac debt. I did that for the bulk of the start of my career,...

Duration:01:03:28

Steven Kaufman, Founder & CAO ZeusCrowdfunding.com

10/8/2018
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Listen to this episode and read the transcript in the shownotes by clicking here. Education wise I have a master's degree in economics; I completed Harvard's strategic marketing management program and I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Chicago School. I'm about two thirds of the way through or somewhere between a third of the way through my dissertation on organizational leadership. Hopefully by the end of this year early next year I'll be I'll be a doctor; Dr. Steve Kaufman. That's a little bit...

Duration:00:33:32

Brian Dally, Co-Founder & CEO, Groundfloor

9/16/2018
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Read this transcript and listen to the episode in the shownotes to today's episode, here. The summary is that my co-founder Nick Bhargava and I were looking into a bunch of ideas that would allow us to test the theory we have about capital markets and in the end we found that real estate was the best arena in which to test those ideas – and as we tested the ideas it became a real business. We both come from a different perspective compared to a lot of other founders in the industry. A lot...

Duration:01:04:14

Matt Rodak, Founder & CEO Fund that Flip

8/20/2018
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Listen to this episode and read the transcript in the shownotes page, right here. I'm originally from the Canton Cleveland Ohio area. I got started in my entrepreneurial journey when I started a landscaping company in high school and ended up doing a lot of a lot of work for real estate investors and people that were primarily either flipping houses or buying rental properties and fixing them up and then sending them out. These guys would hire me to come in to not only do landscaping but...

Duration:00:56:22

Adam Kaufman, Co-founder, Managing Director ArborCrowd

8/6/2018
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Listen to this episode and read the transcript in the Shownotes Page, here. I am the co-founder and managing director at Arborcrowd. I have been surrounded by real estate my entire life. My entire family works in real estate. My father Ivan Kaufman began working in real estate at 24 years old and now he runs a publicly traded real estate investment trust, Arbor, it's called, and they are a leading commercial lender in space. Arbor has a lot of different arms to it and the newest arm is...

Duration:00:27:24

Harold Hofer, Co-Founder & CEO, Rich Uncles

7/29/2018
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Listen to this episode and read the transcript in today's Shownotes, here. Harold Hofer is Canadian born and, consequently like me, a subject of the Queen. He moved to the California when he was a kid and grew up in the Los Angeles area eventually attending UCLA where he received both undergraduate and master's degrees in economics, followed by a law degree, also at UCLA. Harold practiced law for a couple of years when I got out of school and his college roommate was working for a real...

Duration:01:01:36

Jason Schwetz, Triple Net Zero Debt

6/26/2018
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Listen to the podcast and read the shownotes here. Jason Schwetz, President and Founder of Triple Net Zero Debt. I am originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. I went to college in the mountains of Virginia and headed west, as they say, right out of college and got a job working for a shopping center syndication company out of Los Angeles literally starting at the bottom, collecting delinquent rents. That was interesting in and of itself, and I moved from collecting delinquent rents to...

Duration:01:07:45

Anna Pinedo Mayer Brown, The Accredited Investor Standard

6/5/2018
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See the shownotes to this episode here. I'm a partner in the New York office of Mayer Brown and am a co-head of the firm's capital markets practice. I devote much of my time to counseling issuer's, counseling placement agents, underwriters, and other financial intermediaries when they are thinking about or structuring a financing transaction – that might be a private placement to accredited investors or institutional accredited investors, or it may be a public offering. In short, securities...

Duration:00:24:29

Michael Episcope Origin Investments

5/21/2018
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Michael This is actually my second career. My first career was in commodities trading. At the age of 19 years old I got a summer job down at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and that was between my freshman and sophomore year of college at DePaul. I thought it was a summer job but it really became my career, and I was down there for a total of about 16 years. I started trading for a hedge fund in 1997, managing the futures risk on their portfolio and then after about a year or two I went off...

Duration:00:57:56

Ian Ippolito, Real Estate Crowd Funding Review

5/7/2018
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The Real Estate Crowd Funding Review Ian Ippolito came from the world of tech entrepreneurship. He had run a couple of companies and started some companies, some more successful than others. He had a few failures but over the years he had built up a bunch of different companies. In 2013 Ian sold a company called VWorker. It was an online marketplace that was sold to a company called Freelancer. He enjoyed a nice exit and found it was time to move from being a tech entrepreneur to his new...

Duration:00:42:57

Dror Poleg, Private Equity and Tech Advisor

4/16/2018
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Rethinking Real Estate Dror Poleg has spent the bulk of his career, a little over 10 years, in China developing institutional real estate. There he developed around thirty million square feet of shopping malls space, offices, about twenty-six thousand apartments and some serviced apartments. Together with a Dutch Israeli fund some of these assets were sold to institutional investors, and they were partners with BlackRock in most cases selling other projects to private equity funds in Asia...

Duration:01:07:55

Jason Fritton, co-Founder & CEO, Patch of Land

4/3/2018
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From Zero to 300 Million When he formed Patch of Land, Jason Fritton hadn’t had any career experience related to real estate. It was an aspirational, ‘somewhat naive goal’ of his to start a real estate company, as he describes it, and he came into it with absolutely no knowledge beforehand. Jason’s background is more on the technology side. He had worked providing solutions on the telecommunication side for very large public sector clients and had done very well with that and had built a...

Duration:00:38:37

Charles Clinton, Co-Founder & CEO EquityMultiple

3/26/2018
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EquityMultiple Charles Clinton started his real estate career as an attorney working at a firm called Simpson Thacher in midtown Manhattan mostly for big private equity clients like Blackstone, KKR, Carlyle and others. All the real estate giants. He worked on huge, multibillion dollar transactions and found that his actual exposure to real estate investing was pretty limited and opaque and during the day and oftentimes late to the night he’d be working on these big real estate deals, but...

Duration:00:44:18

Lew Feldman, CEO Heritage Capital Ventures, CSO KBS

3/19/2018
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REITs in the Crowd Fund World KBS was basically an analog company built on the broker dealer networks under the old non-traded REIT business model for capital raising, but that business just fell off completely because of regulatory changes. Robert Stanger came out with an article where it showed that they were raising $20 billion a year and now they're raising somewhere around $1 billion a year. This is because rule 15.02 now requires more transparency in the way that non-traded REITS are...

Duration:01:03:09

Chuck Schreiber, CEO Founder KBS

3/12/2018
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KBS Direct – a $1 billion Fund for the Crowd* Chuck Schreiber is a fifth generation Californian who grew up in Southern California. Loving mathematics he went to college to study finance and gravitated towards real estate and real estate investments because it was an investment opportunity where he saw opportunity to actively improve the performance of assets through their management rather than the passive activity of selecting stocks or other securities. He started his career in a...

Duration:00:32:18

Greg MacKinnon, Pension Real Estate Association

3/5/2018
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Greg MacKinnon is director of research at the pension Real Estate Association, PREA. As the director of research his role is to provide research in white papers, and data and thought leadership to the association’s membership. Members are primarily institutional investors in commercial real estate, so, despite the name of pension real estate, members include both pension funds, such as the big public pension funds and corporate pension funds, and also include sovereign wealth funds, family...

Duration:00:27:25

Sara Hanks, CEO CrowdCheck

2/12/2018
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Sara Hanks is, was, a corporate and securities lawyer of thirty plus years before the financial crisis of 2008+ happened. She was recruited by Senator Elizabeth Warren, who at the time was Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), a program set in place to put a floor under potential collapse of the financial system. Sara started the week that the Dow Jones hit bottom although they did not know that until later. After working on oversight issues...

Duration:00:31:57

Max Sharkansky, Managing Partner, Trion Properties

2/5/2018
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Introducing Max Max Sharkansky’s firm, Trion Partners, is in the business of value item multifamily residential real estate. They started out around 2005/2006, right before the recession. Prior to that Max was a broker at Marcus and Millichap and his partner, Mitch Paskover, was working on the debt side at HFF in mortgage banking. They started buying deals towards the end of 2005 and as Max had been brokering multi-family deals in the San Fernando Valley at the time, they naturally started...

Duration:00:26:35