What is the future of parking structures? What about their economics and investment opportunities? What are some of the new technologies being brought to the process? Are autonomous vehicles a threat to the economic future of parking? And should we be parking our cars front-end first or tailpipe first? Dan Huberty, president of MVP REIT, also known as TheParkingREIT, is our guest. (12/2017)
New tech and retail trends are transforming industrial real estate, as online retailers focus on the "last mile" for same-day deliveries to customers. Also, single-family housing rentals continue, by some, to be regarded as an emerging asset class, and we look at single-family rental activity for 2016 and 2017. Loretta Clodfelter, editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, joins us to highlight.
“The valuations in the cannabis space are simply the best I have ever seen,” says former BlackRock executive Chris Leavy, who came out of an early retirement to take an executive position with MedMen, a marijuana investment house and retailer. With 64 percent of U.S. citizens favoring full legalization, and 94 percent favoring legalization of pot for medical use, the future of marijuana investing is burning brightly. Leavy joins the program to elaborate. (12/2017)
Richard Fleming, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe, summarizes some of the great unknowns facing the European economy, as well as the geopolitical risks surrounding the continents. (12/2017)
What Middle East country was the number one investor in U.S. real estate for 2017? (The answer will surprise you.) What property type has supplanted office as the most popular among foreign investors? What changes are afoot in Japan that could change the size of its role? What are the chances that FIRPTA regulations could be rewritten or repealed to unleash even more foreign dollars? Our guest, Chris Ludeman, global president of capital markets at CBRE Group, brings his perspective to these and other topics. (12/2017)
Zillow reports that millennials — those ages 18-34 — now account for 42 percent of today’s home buyers, which is more than other generations. Why is the housing market suddenly seeing an influx of millennial buyers? How do they differ from generations of previous homebuyers? Gregg Gerken, an executive with TD Bank, joins us to discuss this trends statistical and anecdotal features. (11/2017)
Venture capital is among the many types of alternatives available to investors, but what does it take to build young companies in the high-risk realm of VC investing? What must venture investors offer startup companies besides money to make them successful? Is it best for a company to be first to market, or is there a “second-mover advantage?” Carter Williams, CEO of iSelectFund, a venture investor that funds young companies involved in technology, agriculture, health care, pharmaceuticals, genomics and other categories, is our guest to answer these and other questions.
The 2017 art and finance report produced by Deloitte has estimated that $1.6 trillion in art and collectible wealth is held globally by the ultra-wealthy, and that number is forecast to grow to $2.6 trillion within a decade. To walk us through the findings of the 272-page report, we are joined by Phillip Ashley Klein, the man who spearheads Deloitte’s art and finance practice in the United States. (11/2017)
What is the biggest weakness in the current approach by sponsors to product development? What are the ramifications of those weaknesses? How will new regulations affect product development? With institutional players such as Blackstone, Brookfield and TH Real Estate moving into the private wealth space, how will they change product development for individual investors and family offices? Joining us to discuss those issues is Steve Kantor, CEO of S2K Financial, a New York City-based alternative investment firm. (11/2017)
The following podcast is an edited recording of a recent conversation between Real Assets Adviser editor Mike Consol and Ron Carson, founder and CEO of the Carson Group, regarding Carson Group’s recently completed Excell Conference and the recent rebranding of his firm.