Real Estate for Breakfast
By Phillip Coover
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The Real Estate for Breakfast podcast is a Chicago centric commercial real estate podcast which presents real estate professionals and attorneys to create thoughtful commentary on current real estate issues, explanations of sophisticated real estate problems, current developments, and entertaining discussion. This podcast is the mixture of the real estate business and law. The podcast hosts developers, property management professionals, brokers, attorneys, owners, investors, visionaries, tenants, tenant representatives, and business owners, and brings conversation about business and real estate issues of all kinds. Hosted by Phil Coover of Clark Hill PLC. DISCLAIMER – No information contained in this Podcast or on this Website shall constitute financial, investment, legal and/or other professional advice and that no professional relationship of any kind is created between you and podcast host, the guests or Clark Hill PLC. You are urged to speak with your financial, investment, or legal advisors before making any investment or legal decisions.
||CleanCollete English Dixon of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate||In this episode, Phil is joined by Collete English Dixon, Executive Director of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate and Chair of Real Estate in the Heller College of Business, at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL. The dynamic Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate sets itself apart from other educational institutions in that it’s deeply intertwined with the Chicago Real Estate community, by helping those in the community to feed off of and learn from one another. Collete and Phil discuss how valuable networking and educational opportunities within the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate can help further the careers of professionals and enable students to grow in the Real Estate community. Collete also discusses the academic offerings of the Institute such as the Masters in Real Estate (MSRE) program, and the creation of the Advisory Board, which consists of industry leaders who share their knowledge with students, providing a connection with those who are moving the Real Estate industry forward.||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 – Kevin Bupp, CEO of Sunrise Capital||On this episode, Phil Coover is joined by Kevin Bupp, CEO of Sunrise Capital Investors and host of the popular podcast “Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow”, on which Phil was a guest in November. Florida-based with a national presence, Sunrise Capital has developed an investment niche in mobile home parks. Kevin and Phil discuss what makes this asset class different from other multi-family commercial real estate and the unique opportunity it presents. Kevin also talks about making the transition from self-funded investment to finding partners and raising capital.||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 – Retail is Alive! Innovations in Retail Real Estate with Marget Graham and Jaime Bertsche of Mid-America Real Estate Group||Joining Phil this episode are Marget Graham and Jaime Bertsche of Mid-America Real Estate Group, the leading full-service retail real estate organization in the Midwest. During this holiday time, we always think of retail. Over the last few years, retail real estate has been beaten down in the markets and in the press, as it went through a tumultuous time. Marget and Jaime, key aspects of Mid-America’s third party landlord brokerage division, share the ways that large retail properties are being used in exciting new ways. Malls and other shopping centers are increasingly converting to mixed-use developments incorporating entertainment, residential and medical components and utilizing common spaces to attract new tenants and customers. Some shopping centers even have swim schools where retail used to be!||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 – Multi-Family Mania - Lee Kiser of Kiser Group||Phil welcomes Kiser Group founder, principal and managing broker Lee Kiser to the podcast. The multi-family market has been one of the most sought after asset classes for investment over the past few years as the retail market has struggled. Kiser Group, Chicago’s leading mid-market multifamily brokerage firm, has a reputation for innovative service. They assist private investors and property owners with the sale or purchase of both stabilized and value-add multi-family properties. Using proprietary market data, Kiser Group provides extensive, in-depth knowledge of Chicago’s neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs, maximizing value on behalf of their clients. Lee and Phil discuss Lee’s company, its roots, and big picture business strategies. Lee is renowned in the Chicago real estate industry, and is one of the premier multi-family strategists. Phil and Lee discuss Kiser’s narrow focus and their philosophy of proactive marketing strategies customized for each individual property and client. The result has been strong relationships with prominent local, regional, and national multi-family buyers, sellers and financial institutions.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 – Big Data Investments - Todd Stofflet of KIG CRE||In this episode, Phil sits down with Todd Stofflet, Managing Partner of real estate investment brokerage firm KIG CRE. Investing in big data and using that data to drive better investments, KIG is using predictive analytics in new ways. Chicago-based and Mid-West focused, KIG CRE represents some of the most prominent institutional investors and developers in the multifamily real estate industry. Phil and Todd discuss the firm’s innovative use of data-driven intelligence to make investment decisions. Using open source data including occupancy figures, rental rates and demographic trends, KIG provides investors with valuable analytics. Phil and Todd also explore KIG’s recent “State of the Market” report and current trends in the regional real estate industry.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Opportunity Zones – Bob Waun and Loren Guzik of Pike Street Properties, LLC||In this episode, Phil sits down with Bob Waun and Loren Guzik, two of the principals of Pike Street Properties, LLC, to discuss the new tax advantaged vehicle that everyone is talking about: Opportunity Zones. Pike Street is currently embarking on an endeavor to create and raise capital through the use of Opportunity Zone Funds, which was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (a/k/a the Trump Tax Plan). Pike Street intends to raise these funds and invest in the communities they care about, namely, Pontiac and Flint Michigan. These gentlemen have been trying to revitalize these blighted areas for years, and now through this new vehicle, they may get their opportunity.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Dean Marks, Esq. - Sterling Bay||“Bring us your Biggest Idea” is the mantra of Sterling Bay. Phil sits down with long time Sterling Bay General Counsel and Principal, Dean Marks, to discuss Sterling Bay’s history of big ideas, notable developments, and future massive projects. Starting with a review of the major redevelopments of buildings in the West Loop and Fulton Market areas, including the Google headquarters and former Oprah Harpo Studios turned McDonalds. Then, the conversation turns to the massive project along Chicago’s North portion of the river—Lincoln Yards. Lincoln Yards is grand in both vision and scope, and projects to extend the 606 pedestrian thoroughfare, renovate the existing Metra train station at Clybourn, and create an enormous 70 acre mixed use commercial, residential, and transit focused community where people can live, work and play. This is the site of course where Sterling Bay is trying to lure the Amazon 2nd Headquarters, and building a stadium for sporting and live entertainment events. From there, Phil and Dean talk about the history of Sterling Bay, it’s growth, and it’s fun passion project called Victory Ranch.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - ICSC RECon Recap – Tom McGee||Joining Phil on this episode is ICSC President and CEO, Tom McGee||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - G. Michael Verden - Security, Protection, and Active Shooters||In this day and age of security breaches and active shooters, Phil brings on G. Michael Verden, the CEO of the Lake Forest Group, a private security consulting firm, to discuss crafting a security plan for your company.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - Mike Piper - Student Housing and Tax Incentives||Joining Phil on this episode is Mike Piper, the CEO of ICS Tax, LLC, to explain P3s, or Public-Private Partnerships, and tax strategies such as cost segregation.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Bob Cavoto - Successful Interviewing Strategies||He’s back! Bob Cavoto joins the podcast again to talk to Phil about successful interviewing and making an effective sales pitch, taking your career to the next level, and the state of the real estate jobs market.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Bill Barry - Financing Commercial Real Estate||A 30 year finance veteran, BB has closed $25 billion in real estate during his storied career, and believes deals are like snowflakes—no two deals are the same. Bill sits down with Phillip to explain how commercial lending works and the different le||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - David Moore and The Willis Tower Redevelopment||David Moore, as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Director of Equity Office’s Chicago portfolio, comes on the podcast to discuss the company’s $500 million investment/redevelopment of famed The Willis Tower.||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Doug Childers||Doug Childers, Managing Director at HFF’s Atlanta office (formerly, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler), sits down with Phil and Raul to discuss LIHTC and other tax incentive programs.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Bob Cavoto Repost||Happy Thanksgiving! Phil is out this week to spend time with family, so we are re-broadcasting one of our most popular interviews: A sit down with Bob Cavoto, the founder of 20/20 Foresight Executive Search.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Donna Salvatore||Phil sits down with Donna Salvatore, the CEA and founder of Megalytics, a Chicago based tech company providing data analytic services to the commercial real estate industry.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Andy Koglin||Phil sits down with our first architect on the podcast, Andy Koglin—the President of OKW Architects.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - The University Club of Chicago||Phil sits down with the general manager, head chef and restaurant manager, and chief engineer of The University Club of Chicago to discuss the opening of the $13.5 million expansion.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Liz Holland||The Back to School Special. Phil sits down with Liz Holland, the CEO of Abbell Credit Corporation and Abbell Associates.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Linda Day Harrison||Marketing! We all know that we should be doing a better job marketing ourselves and our companies online. But it is hard to know how to market oneself. We had Linda Day Harrison, founder and CEO of theBrokerList come on the podcast.||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFollow-Up Call with Colin Laitner||Phil’s friend Colin Laitner (Deeter Investments / Metis Capital) comes back on the podcast as a follow up to Episode 4 to let us all know the resolution of his company’s real estate lawsuit.||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Dan McCaffery||Phil sits down for a cup of coffee with Dan McCaffery of McCaffery Interests. Dan explains how he went from a college student in Canada to running a hugely successful real estate development and full service real estate firm in Chicago.||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Jon Winick||Distressed Debt. Debt buying is a multi-billion dollar industry that operates largely under the radar. Phil has Jon Winick of Clark Street Capital come on to discuss the business side of debt purchases and sales, the industry, and how it all works.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Sam Rosen||In order to learn more about the coworking phenomenon, Phil has Sam Rosen, co-founder of Deskpass, on the podcast. Sam, a design and technology professional by trade, is a long time pioneer in the coworking space industry.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Sleeping Bear Capital - Andrew Calcutt and George Freeman||First, Phil provides an ICSC RECON recap, and he shares his first experience at the storied conference in Las Vegas. Phil then sits down with Andrew Calcutt and George Freeman, two long-time friends and business partners, who invest in 6-30 unit multi||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Dee G. Coover - Mother's Day Special||Dee G. Coover. MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL. In this episode, Phil’s mother Dee G. Coover comes on the podcast to discuss one of the most complex real estate deals one can imagine: The DeKalb Public Library Expansion project.||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Bobby Goodman||Phil is joined by Bobby Goodman, one of the co-founders of Truss, which could revolutionize the commercial real estate industry with its new real estate tech company, Truss. This company launched in January of 2017 and is already making waves in the co||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Craig Nadborne - Q1 2017 Chicago Downtown Office Market Report||Craig Nadborne - Q1 2017 Chicago Downtown Office Market Report. In this episode, Phil has Craig Nadborne, an office tenant rep broker and senior managing director at Bradford Allen, come on the podcast to explain the Bradford Allen quarterly report and||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode - Cyber Security: What Does It Mean for My Business?||In case you could not join us on March 8, 2017, SATC Solution Center L3C hosted a cybersecurity symposium which included a panel of cybersecurity professionals.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Bob Cavoto||Jobs! Careers! Bob Cavoto, the founder of 20/20 Foresight Executive Search, comes on to answer all those questions you always wanted to ask an executive recruiter.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - David Haigh||In episode 7, Phil has industrial real estate broker, David Haigh, of NAI Hiffman, come on to discuss the different approach needed for massive square footage transactions in industrial real estate.||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Steven Spinell||Phil's featured guest is Steven Spinell of JLL. Steven is a former professional hockey player turned commercial real estate professional.||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - David Stone||The State of the Chicago Retail Market! In episode 5, Phil gets the state of the Chicago Retail market from one of Chicago’s premiere retail brokers, David Stone of Stone Real Estate Corporation. David discusses the recent soaring rents in the North||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Colin C. Laitner||Phil grabs a cup of coffee with his good friend, Colin C. Laitner, the general counsel of Deeter Investments, LLP.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Robert Walters - Part 2 of 2||Robert Walters - Part 2 of 2||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Robert Walters - Part 1 of 2||Part 1 of 2||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - C. Michelle Panovich||Phil sits down with C. Michelle Panovich and Andy Annes||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Real Estate Rockstars!
Phillip and his knowledgeable guests are truly rockstarts! They’re making quality real estate investment knowledge accessible to everyone because they truly believe in the power it has to change lives. The great advice they provide, combined with the relatable way in which they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Thanks for putting out such a stellar show Phillip - keep up the great work!
Fantastic and down to earth.
Enjoying it Phil keep it up!
Great show. Lots of valuable insight as well as entertaining. Subscribed.