What are the five stages of AI? What is our current stage of development? How are Amazon and other organizations using AI? And will advanced forms of AI pose a threat to human beings, as some futurists have warned? Our guest, Bahram Motamedian, counts AI as one of his areas of expertise. Officially, he is an executive managing director of portfolio management and chief strategy officer at USAA Real Estate. He shares his perspectives with us during this interview. (07/2018)
Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate Inc., talks about the state of infrastructure investing on the heels of VIP Infrastructure (formerly known as Institutional Investing in Infrastructure) in Toronto, which brought together those actively — or contemplating — investing in the infrastructure asset class. (07/2018)
Building owners are rolling out a variety of tools and sensors that can improve operational efficiency. Architects can use virtual reality to model designs — saving time and money in the development process. Online platforms have given landlords new ways to manage leases, allowing for the rise of more flexible lease arrangements. All of this means there may never be a greater time to launch a real estate technology startup than now. Loretta Clodfelter, editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, elaborates on the topic, featured in the July/August 2018 edition of the magazine. (07/2018)
What is non-conventional lending? What interest rate can a lender expect to earn? What is the typical length of a non-conventional loan? How can an investor get involved in this form of debt investing? Anthony Geraci — managing shareholder at Geraci Law and an advocate of non-conventional lending — is our guest. (06/2018)
Real estate crowdfunding is projected to grow to $300 billion by 2025. How has crowdfunding influenced real estate investing? Has it democratized real estate investing? What are the risks individual investors need to understand? And what does the Statue of Liberty have to do with crowdfunding? Adam Kaufman, co-founder and managing director of ArborCrowd, an online real estate crowdfunding platform, is our guest. (06/2018)
The real estate business has long had an aversion to technology and has been slow in its adoption. Our guest, Alex Robinson, co-founder and CEO of Juniper Square, argues the problem has been, in part, a lack of available and good quality technologies. That is changing. Robinson discusses the state of the art. (06/2018)
There is a trio of forces changing the way growing European cities are being developed. Just what those primary forces are, how cities are adapting to these new trends, and the things investors need to be keen to are the subjects of our discussion with Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe.
Modestly rising interest rates are an emblem of a good economy, but that does not mean there won't be implications for real estate investors and developers. Loretta Clodfelter, editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, explains some of the dynamics, as outlined in a story on the topic in the June 2018 edition of the magazine. (06/2018)
In a quest for less correlation and a more diversified portfolio, financial advisors are increasingly looking to private credit offerings. To effectively leverage private credit in a client's portfolio, however, asset level evaluation of the investment thesis is of critical importance.
More investors are expanding their investment portfolios into real assets, with 19 percent of institutional investors planning to “significantly increase” their allocations. What is driving the expansion? What advantages do they offer a portfolio? Which real assets are showing the greatest promise? Prashant Tewari and Steve Cummings, executives from the Townsend Group and Aon, respectively, join the program to analyze the trend. (06/2018)