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Episode 018 – Land of Opportunity IS in the O-Zone – Really!

6/10/2019
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Developer Toby Moskovits and Realty Speak host Bill Weidner navigate through the latest guidance from Treasury/IRS on the Opportunity Zone regulations with KPMG Opportunity Zone experts Phil Marra and Demetri Yatrakis. You will learn how the Opportunity Zone program could help defer payment of tax on those gains for up to 7 years and further eliminate capital gain tax on future profit after 10 years. These latest clarifications on the regulations create additional latitude when forming a...

Duration:01:23:15

Episode 017 – Rent in THE City – More Regulation? Yup!

4/2/2019
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Jay Martin, Executive Director of CHIP and Kara Rakowski, Attorney with Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP share critical insights regarding the proposed changes in the NYS rent regulation laws that could pass this June in Albany. Listen to learn how these new laws will impact NYC housing stock in ways that will not benefit property owners OR their tenants. Owning and managing apartment buildings in NYC under the current laws is complicated enough. Additionally restrictive regulation will...

Duration:01:05:42

Episode 016 – An Affordable Footprint – Carbon That Is

2/21/2019
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Chris Parker, Founder, Giv Group in Utah joins Bill in this episode to discuss that it’s not just technology, energy efficiency and affordability that are the foundation of his multi-family development projects. Instead; an altered perspective drives him and his team to form and execute alternative solutions.

Duration:01:16:01

Episode 015 – Raising the Bar (bell) – Amenities in New Development

1/23/2019
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Vinnie Sunders, Matrix Fitness and Jeff Yachmetz, Slate Property group share that in these times the ultimate customer, the tenant has an expectation of experiential living that goes far past the idea that apartment living is just the cube you occupy.

Duration:00:48:43

Episode 014 – Gimme Shelter – Transitional Housing Part 2 – What a Story!

1/18/2019
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The Victor Rivera backstory is a raw personal history of growing up surrounded by the nefarious influences of his South Bronx neighborhood in the 1960’s. Did he succumb? Did he fall? Did he subsequently triumph?

Duration:01:00:56

Episode 014 – Gimme Shelter – Transitional Housing Part 1 – It’s a Biz.

1/9/2019
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Juan Restrepo, Esq. and Richard Yao, COO of the not for profit Bronx Parent Housing Network discuss transitional housing and the nuances around this niche of multifamily real estate. This episode reveals a very special opportunity for multifamily developers and owners of existing multifamily buildings to achieve revenue stabilization while helping to fill the housing gap experienced by many who find themselves homeless.

Duration:00:52:15

Episode 013 – Short and Sweet – Bill’s Year End Message to You.

12/13/2018
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In this short 5 minute episode, Bill Weidner reflects on year 1 of Realty Speak and shares his year end message to you, the Realty Speak guests and listeners.

Duration:00:04:57

Episode 012 – Things That Go Bump in the Transaction

11/6/2018
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Just when you thought you could sell or buy you may find out that something you thought you knew; you actually did not know. In this episode you will hear from Susan May-McLean, owner and Sherri Zaret, partner of Horizon Land Services, a title abstract company with the story of the firm and their partnership. Then Mario Lan, in house counsel for Horizon Land Services and Vincent Balardi, a commercial real estate attorney and counsel for the NYC law firm of Moritt Hock & Hamroff share...

Duration:01:05:21

Episode 011 – Raising Capital – Not Eyebrows

10/10/2018
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This comprehensive episode with John Lore, Esq, managing partner of Capital Fund Law reveals the different strategies for raising capital to invest in and develop real estate.

Duration:01:09:40

Episode 010 – Real Estate Wealth in the 401K or IRA? Yes, the Self Directed Way.

8/29/2018
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Today Megan Galane from Mountain West IRA is talking with Bill about how to take control of funds in your retirement account by creating a Self-Directed IRA or 401K. This is an amazing strategy that enables one to maximize the use of the capital in your retirement account to build wealth in real estate.

Duration:00:56:08

Episode 009 – Big Project Construction Perils – The Path to Success.

7/25/2018
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Construction and Management Consulting Expert Michael Nucatola and Construction Law Attorney Brian Markowitz are our guests this episode. They discuss how the many intricacies of the planning and preparation that increases the probability of a successful large scale construction project. The advice in this episode is priceless.

Duration:01:25:25

Episode 008 – How FAR can you go? – Floor Area Ratio, that is.

6/27/2018
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Land use Consulting Expert Eldad Gothelf and Architect/Developer Alex Hughes are our guests this episode. They discuss how FAR (Floor Area Ratio) is sometimes not as FAR out as you think and explain why we don't sell air in NYC but a developer can build very tall buildings by assembling development rights. Get the lowdown on New York City zoning, planning, development and process in this information packed episode of Realty Speak.

Duration:01:11:42

Episode 007 – Metrics, Spreadsheets and Philosophy – Oh My

6/5/2018
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You are in for a treat in Episode 7 as real estate investor, income-property analysis software developer, author and Columbia University Asst. Adj. Prof. Frank Gallinelli shares not only his Fave Five metrics every RE investor should know but how 3 other important concepts play into a prudent investor's game plan.

Duration:01:19:33

Episode 006 – Office Space – Not the same as it ever was

5/15/2018
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In this episode the story of how a market shift in the late 80's led Joe Scharf on a journey from one small Townhome of shared office suites to eventually founding Virgo Business Centers.

Duration:00:45:09

Episode 005 – Deferred Sales Trust – It’s an Option!

5/2/2018
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In this episode Michael Burwick, a practicing attorney with several decades of tax and securities law experience and the President of Deferred Sales Trust Services LLC talks with Bill about the Deferred Sales Trust as an alternative and/or supplement to more traditional capital gain tax deferral strategies.

Duration:01:19:00

Episode 004 – Rent Regulation – It’s Real

4/19/2018
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In this episode Simon Moule, a 20+ year veteran of consulting on regulation and the President of STM Associates talks with Bill about the complicated laws that regulate multifamily rental property in NYC.

Duration:01:20:18

Episode 003 – Taxes Come & Taxes Go

3/26/2018
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In this episode David Gorenberg, ESQ., formally EVP & Counsel for Riverside 1031 and Len Berkowitz,ESQ, Managing Director of Riverside TACS share strategies that will help you keep more of the profit from investment real estate wealth and put your hard earned capital to work for you and your legacy sooner than later. Enjoy!

Duration:01:24:39

Episode 002 – When Construction Happens

3/7/2018
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Alen Gershkovich CEO and Founder of Inspiron Construction is candid about how a project big or small should progress.

Duration:00:37:08

Episode 001 – Shrink the Expenses

3/2/2018
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Tina and Mark from the FolSon Group share how they look at each expense line item and find savings. In one case they saved $250k on a capital improvement project.

Duration:00:27:21

Episode Zero – What to Expect

2/23/2018
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What's in it for you? The what, where, why and who of Realty Speak. To get the full idea of what to expect just click play. It’s only 4 minutes and will take less time than the R to Union Square.

Duration:00:04:12