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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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Episodes

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Duration:00:26:35

Tore Steen, Co-Founder, CEO, CrowdStreet

1/29/2018
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Looking to the Future Having been founded only in 2013, CrowdStreet’s growth trajectory has been very rapid reaching the $200 million milestone of equity placed just four years later in 2017 and exceeding 70,000 investors in the same year. The company focuses on bringing institutional quality deals with a diversity of both asset types as well as risk profile so that investors can create a truly diversified portfolio of commercial real estate. The platform plans to incorporate easy to use...

Duration:01:07:40

Nick Walsh, co-Founder Global Senior Housing

1/22/2018
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From Single Family For Sale, to Senior Housing Global Senior Housing, the company that Nick Walsh co-founded with his father, develops senior living projects in the western United States. Before forming the company and moving to San Diego, they had developed residential subdivisions in Idaho. Despite being relatively new to the to the senior housing space and having only a small company, they currently have projects in Texas, Arizona and Idaho. Listen to this episode in the shownotes,...

Duration:00:49:02

Chris Loeffler, Founder & CEO Caliber Companies

1/14/2018
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Humble Beginnings Chris Loeffler graduated Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an accountant going down the corporate path. An opportunity came to him, during the 2007-2009 economic downturn, to start buying and selling auction properties at trustee sale auctions and basically flipping homes. He would go to auctions on a daily basis and bid on properties every day. Together with his partners, Chris would drive the properties in the mornings from...

Duration:00:56:31

Adam Hooper, Founder & CEO RealCrowd

1/9/2018
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The 19th Hole After graduating Penn State, Adam Hooper started his career as, of all things, a class A PGA golf professional. Finding that not quite as glamorous as he had initially anticipated, he followed in his family footsteps and, around the year 2003, took up working a regional commercial brokers firm in central Oregon. It was a really good market and the time and Adam got to ride that wave up, finding that as he was active in a small enough market he was able to gain some...

Duration:00:49:32

AdaPia d'Errico, Part 2: Consultant

12/19/2017
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A Woman’s Voice for Women AdaPia d’Errico has recently moved into an advisory role with AlphaFlow. She is a special advisor with the company, still working closely with them on influencer marketing and business development and promoting the company and its brand. Read these shownotes and listen to the podcast here. That said, AdaPia experienced a big shift driven in part by the #MeToo movement. She found it galvanized her in a way she never could have imagined. It led her to make a...

Duration:00:29:53

AdaPia d'Errico, AlphaFlow

12/17/2017
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CFRE – And Educational Challenge AdaPia D’Errico became involved with real estate crowdfunding around 2013 when she joined the three founders of Patch of Land. It was about three months after they launched and was really the beginning of real estate crowdfunding industry. Patch of Land, a Los Angeles company, was one of the first entrants into the real estate crowdfunding space and, for AdaPia, her industry expertise comes from having been a core part of that team. Their she helped bring...

Duration:00:29:38

Amy Wan Attorney, Bootstrap Legal

12/11/2017
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Crowd Funding Real Estate – Intersection of Money, Morality and Justice Amy has always been intrigued by the intersection of money, morality and justice and originally entered the law profession as a human rights attorney. Moving to Los Angeles some years ago, she became general counsel of a fledgling company at the time called 'Patch of Land', which is now one of the leading real estate crowdfunding platforms. See the Shownotes to this episode here The company was formed at the end of...

Duration:01:13:17

Jonathan Tate, Architect Developer

12/3/2017
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Architect Developer Jonathan Tate runs a small architectural practice in New Orleans, Louisiana that prides itself on its experimental approach and its contemporary aesthetic. He has been practicing for 20 years now and has always been interested in housing and so that has been the undercurrent of his practice. He focuses on residential projects across the spectrum whether it is private clients or for a single family house or a multi-family project for affordable housing, and integrates...

Duration:01:04:38

Bill Bedell, First Ever Regulation Crowd Fund Real Estate Investor

11/30/2017
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The First Regulation Crowd Fund Real Estate Investor Bill wanted to invest in real estate deal but did not have enough money to do so. That was until he came across the SmallChange website. SmallChange had a list of all their currently ongoing projects and they updated it with what the type of project was, and was it open to accredited investors or non-accredited investors. Not being a millionaire (accredited investor), Bill realized that SmallChange was speaking to him and may give him...

Duration:00:33:19