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Episode 027 – Over Regulation of Property Rights – The Real Consequences

3/13/2020
In June of 2019 the laws that regulate rents in NY swung 180 degrees to the left. Now after that recipe has simmered for almost a year we are experiencing the Real Consequence of its bitter brew. Not just for property owners, but all stakeholders. Join attorneys Nativ Winiarsky and Jim Marino as they share the stories of what was, what is and what to expect as we tread down this path. And this is NOT just a NY thing. It could come to a location near you soon! Listen, learn and share...

Duration:01:20:43

Episode 026 – The Real Estate Data Universe – The Path to a Conclusion.

2/25/2020
Listen and learn from Jim Costello, SVP at Real Capital Analytics as he takes us on a journey through the trends and tools available to make sense of transactional real estate data. Jim is brilliant and we touch on everything from alternative property types, leverage, transportation infrastructure, local national and global markets, the aftermath of impactful economic events and so much more.

Duration:01:03:22

Episode 025 – Placemaking – The Business Improvement District Way

1/28/2020
What a difference a DECADE makes. In this episode - Ellen Baer, Hudson Square BID - President and CEO, will share with you the why, what and how of creating and executing a Business Improvement District! Whether you are contemplating a BID in your community or not; you’ll want to listen to Ellen’s process for transforming a neighborhood’s vision into a reality in which all the stakeholders reap rewards.

Duration:00:51:25

Episode 024 – Short and Sweet – Bill’s 2019 Year End Message to You

12/26/2019
In this short 5 minute episode, Bill Weidner reflects on year 2 of Realty Speak® and shares his 2019 year end message to you, the Realty Speak® guests and listeners.

Duration:00:05:16

Episode 023 – Diversity and Equality – Women in Real Estate

11/25/2019
NYU Dean Sam Chandan together with KPMG partners Shruti Sha and Yesenia Scheker participate with me in this very relevant, timely and thought provoking conversation that will have you asking yourself “what can I do to help build the blueprint for change”

Duration:00:52:24

Episode 022 – Ensure the Insurance – Hold Harmless, Endorsements, Exclusions – Oops!

10/30/2019
Matt Cotter, a Consultative Broker and Construction Insurance Specialist along with Michael Nucatola a Risk Consultant for the real estate industry lead you up and down the risk transfer totem pole. Where you land; top, bottom or middle has more to do with asking questions. After listening you’ll not only know what questions to ask - but what the answers mean as well.

Duration:00:55:03

Episode 021 – Development of Affordable Housing – A Mission to Expand

9/25/2019
Goldstein Hall law partner, Matt Hall and affordable housing developer Eli Weiss of Joy Construction discuss how the supply and demand paradigm is the overarching fundamental that supports a business model of developing regulated housing. Are you curious to know why the mission to opt in to the development of affordable, workforce and middle income housing VS developing market rate assets makes sense? Tax exempt bond financing, tax credits in the equity stack, area median income, political...

Duration:01:18:53

Episode 020 – Multifamily Lending – Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD Capital Markets

8/21/2019
Blake Janover of Janover Ventures a Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets company and Realty Speak® host Bill Weidner talk pre and post the 2008 financial crisis while helping you count the ways you can execute the finance of new multifamily development and existing apartment housing anywhere in the USA. This straightforward discussion will guide you along Blake’s personal entrepreneurial journey and his love affair with all things lending. Great insights and info - you do not want to miss...

Duration:01:09:02

Episode 019 – World of EB-5 – Deep Dive and the Capital Stack

7/24/2019
Attorney Min Chan, Managing Director of the Chan Law Firm and Allison Berman, Managing Director and General Counsel of Greystone’s EB-5 bring you deep into the world of the EB-5 Program - an Immigrant Investor Visa Program which provides a method for eligible Immigrant Investors to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. EB-5 can be a viable alternative as part of your Capital Stack that costs US taxpayers nothing, adds to Federal Tax Revenue and best of all - requires the...

Duration:01:08:26

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

6/10/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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