Leading Voices in Real Estate
By Matt Slepin
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"Leading Voices in Real Estate" is a podcast hosted by Matt Slepin of Terra Search Partners. In this podcast series, we interview city builders who use innovative approaches to create healthier, more economically vibrant communities with character and a high quality of life. These leaders provide inspiration to those of us looking to build better cities.
||CleanColin Wiel | Pioneering the Single-Family Rental Space With Tech Innovation||As a co-founder of Waypoint Homes, Colin Wiel wanted to strike out on his own again after the company went public as Starwood Waypoint. So he founded Mynd, a tech-enabled property management company focused on the single-family home industry that allow.||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt Gensler and Riki Nishimura | The World’s Largest Design Firm Reimagines Design and Company Culture||Art Gensler founded the eponymous-named design firm in 1965, which has grown to become the largest design firm in the world. He and Riki Nishimura, the firm’s Director of Urban Strategies, discuss the evolution of the firm over the last 50 years while||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiz Holland | Analytics: The Secret to Survival in Today’s Retail Space||As the third generation to run Abbell Associates, the family-owned real estate company, Liz Holland has recognized the importance of changing with the times. As a large owner of retail space, Liz has ushered in the practice of deeply analyzing data to.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisa Picard | Creating a Vision for the Modern Workplace||Lisa Picard is President, CEO of EQ Office, the company formerly known as Equity Office Properties (EOP), one of the largest owners of office property in the United States, owned by Blackstone. She offers a timely perspective on the fast-evolving offic.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJon Geanakos | President, Americas of JLL Capital Markets Shares Why Tough Jobs Pay Off||As he entered the real estate market, Jon Geanakos felt outnumbered amongst his Ivy League colleagues and peers. With hard work and selfless leadership, he overcame his doubts and built a storied career from tough jobs. Today, he is the President,||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRon Terwilliger (Part 2) | From Leadership in Market Rate Housing to Affordable Housing||In today’s episode, Ron Terwilliger, a great influencer in the apartment sector and dedicated philanthropist, shares part two of his story: his philanthropic and policy-driven role in affordable housing and education. -||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRon Terwilliger (Part 1) | Risk, Intensity, and His Journey Leading Trammell Crow Residential||In today’s episode, Ron Terwilliger, a great influencer in the apartment sector and dedicated philanthropist, shares part one of his story: his leadership at Trammell Crow Residential and how he literally spawned the next generation of the apartment b||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChip Conley (Rebroadcast)||Chip Conley started one of the country’s first boutique hotel chains, Joie de Vivre, when he was just 26 years old. After selling the company, he joined the startup Airbnb at age 52, despite the fact that the young founders were primed to disrupt his||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClara Brenner | Venture Capitalist Making City-Living Easier||Clara Brenner is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of the Urban Innovation Fund, a venture capital firm that provides seed capital and regulatory support to the tech startups addressing the challenges facing urban dwellers.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKarl Polen | From a Music Career to Managing a $40 Billion Fund||As a successful musician, playing with Johnny Cash and others in Nashville, Karl Pollen could not have predicted the future of his career path. Today he is the Chief Investment Officer for the Arizona State Retirement System (AZASRS),||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Slepin | Discovering True Leaders||In this episode, you will actually hear me being interviewed, rather than me doing the interview. Jeff Large is the editor of Season 2 of Leading Voices. He interviewed me on his podcast, The Jeff Large Podcast, where he talks about tech, podcasting,||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLyric | The Innovative Newcomer in the Rental Space||Andrew Kitchell and Joe Fraiman saw an opportunity in new developments that had vacant apartments or unsold condominium units. By master-leasing a portion of these units and subletting them to users on a short-term basis,||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKen Woolley | Turning Self Storage into an Integral Part of the Real Estate Industry||Ken Woolley is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Extra Space Storage, the country’s second largest self-storage company. In this episode, Woolley shares his experience as a serial entrepreneur and how his background in the airline, mining,||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJane Graf | Alleviating Poverty Through Affordable Housing||Jane Graf has been a leader in the affordable housing industry for over 35 years and is now the President and CEO of Mercy Housing, one of the country’s largest nonprofit developers dedicated to revitalizing lives and neighborhoods. In this episode,||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Rahaim | The Challenge of Planning for a Growing San Francisco||San Francisco’s Planning Director John Rahaim is building thriving communities and creatively solving some of the most challenging obstacles facing growing cities.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFred Tuomi | Technology, Strategy, and Growth||Years ago, Fred Tuomi transformed the real estate landscape with the first automated apartment management system. Today he’s continuing to use technology to make scattered-site single-family rentals efficient at Invitation Homes.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGerald Hines | Industry Legend, Developer, and Visionary||Gerald Hines, Founder of Hines Development, is renowned for his groundbreaking work creating iconic buildings and partnering with the world’s best architects.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDar Williams | Community Building From a Folk Singer’s Perspective||As a folk singer who has performed across the country, Dar Williams authored the book “What I Found in A Thousand Towns” to provide her unique perspective on how communities evolve. She also plays her song “February.”||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim Ketai | Revitalizing Detroit||Jim Ketai, who founded Bedrock Detroit along with Dan Gilbert, reveals how the company is reenergizing Detroit through major investments and the attraction of new office and retail tenants, completely changing perceptions about the city.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeith Oden | Creating the Ultimate Company Culture||Keith Oden, President of Camden Property Trust, shares how the company revolutionized the multifamily business and why Camden is one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.”||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices Transitions||While we prepare the next season of Leading Voices for you, we wanted to let you know about some changes behind the scenes. Look for new episodes in early 2018!||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Sam Zell||Sam Zell has always had an entrepreneurial mindset, attributing his real estate success to it. After getting his start managing student apartments as a law school student, he grew his businesses and helped transform what we know as the modern REIT.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: A-P Hurd||A-P Hurd was not planning on going into the real estate industry. After working in journalism and on the trading floor, she then landed a leadership role at Touchstone. Her unique perspective on business encourages people to use their skillsets to allo.||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Gadi Kaufmann||After growing up in Israel and serving in the army, Gadi Kaufmann came to the U.S. on a scholarship to Brigham Young University. His drive led him to an interview with RCLCO during college; and now, after 38 years and four careers at RCLCO,||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Ellen Winkler||Ellen Winkler became an accidental developer when she moved her video production firm to Denver and failed to find a fun, yet collaborative work environment. Now she is creating coworking spaces all around the city.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Jonathan Rose||Jonathan Rose left his family’s multigenerational real estate company to start his own for-profit mission-driven development firm. His passion for creating communities of opportunity is strengthened through the belief that we all share a compassion th||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Phil Freelon||Leaving a legacy is easy for Phil Freelon, who founded one of the largest African American–owned architecture firms. With numerous cultural institutions under his belt, including the newest Smithsonian museum,||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Mary Ann Tighe||Mary Ann Tighe didn’t know what commercial real estate was until she was 36 years old. With a successful career in the Carter/Mondale White House before launching the A&E network, she recognized her knack for deal-making and is now one of the country||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Chip Conley||Chip Conley started one of the country’s first boutique hotel chains, Joie de Vivre, when he was just 26 years old. After selling the company, he joined the startup Airbnb at age 52, despite the fact that the young founders were primed to disrupt his||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Tom Geddes||A chance meeting on a playground led Kevin Plank, Under Armour’s founder, to ask Tom Geddes to oversee his private investments. Tom’s leadership is enhancing Baltimore’s waterfront and how the public experiences the city.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Janet Marie Smith||Janet Marie Smith had a homerun vision for Camden Yards, the first baseball stadium in 70 years that was built within the existing urban fabric of any U.S. city. With stadium work in Boston and Atlanta also under her belt,||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Andrés Duany||Following the advice of his grandfather, Andrés Duany knows he can either be popular or indispensable, and he’s chosen the latter. Made famous by his traditional neighborhood design of Seaside, Florida, Duany has led the charge in creating new urbani||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Scott Cowen||How does one prepare for an unexpected crisis? Scott Cowen managed to lead Tulane University through Hurricane Katrina, strengthening the student body and city of New Orleans in the process by strategically integrating the two.||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: MaryAnne Gilmartin||MaryAnne Gilmartin defies many conventions in the real estate world. She wears high heels to construction sites of major New York City projects and has achieved the top leadership position in a family business where she has no relation.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Toby Bozzuto||Growing up, Toby Bozzuto did not want to work in the family business—yet now he is the CEO. Toby began his career in the music industry but was drawn into the real estate world because of the foundational values his father set for the Bozzuto Group.||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Alex Gilliam||Teens using power tools? That’s the foundation for Alex Gilliam’s two nonprofits. He brings together youth to physically build amenities in their struggling neighborhoods. These students learn how to engage civically while changing the urban landsca||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Kimber Lanning||Kimber Lanning has operated an independent record store in downtown Phoenix for 30 years. Her experience as a small business owner led her to start Local First Arizona, advocating for self-reliant, unique downtowns that can support the little guy.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Steve Leeper||Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood was one of the most blighted in the country, impeding on the city’s economic development. Leveraging creative financing as well as civic and corporate partnerships, Steve Leeper has led 3CDC in the transforma||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Egbert Perry||Egbert Perry of the Integral Group developed the national model for mixed-income housing. He has since been changing the notion of which industry sectors people of color are accepted, and successfully forging into market-rate commercial projects.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Alicia Glen||A lifelong New Yorker, Alicia Glen serves as the city’s deputy mayor for housing and economic development. Why did she leave the private sector for public service, and what are the challenges for New York given one of its own is entering the White Hou||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Steve Wilson||Steve Wilson is the founder of 21c Museum Hotels, started in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2006. These unique concept hotels, which incorporate gallery space for Wilson’s expansive art collection, are a unique way to help revitalize the downtowns of midsiz||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeading Voices in Real Estate: Honorable Marilyn Strickland||As an African American and Asian American woman in office, Mayor Marilyn Strickland challenges our notion of what makes a strong leader. She talks about her journey, starting with a job at the headquarters of Starbucks to earning the top post of an int.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Keep up the Good Work!
I recently discovered your “Leading Voices” podcast. I wanted to reach out and tell you how much I have enjoyed each one I have downloaded. I have been fortunate to meet so many creative, disciplined, and successful people throughout my real estate career, but seldom do you get the opportunity to really delve into how or why these people come into careers in Real Estate. This in particular is why I have found the 5 or 6 episodes I have listened to thus far so enlightening. Keep up the good work and I will keep downloading!
Great conversations with opportunities for learning
There are very limited real estate industry podcasts, especially focusing on the commercial segments. I was so happy to find this one, as it explores the “local legends” of our business across different product types. I really enjoyed the last episode of Season 1 (Sam Zell) and the Season 2 opener about Camden.
Each time I listen, I feel as thought I’m having lunch with a mentor who is trying to help me navigate my career. Well produced podcast with quality sound/audio/editing. Thanks for continuing on this journey even after the ULI sponsorship evaporated. Keep up the good work!
Getting Exposure to the Industry
I work in the commercial real estate industry and this podcast serves two purposes for me - 1) gives me exposure to leaders in the industry 2) provides insights into various real estate career paths. I encourage all my coworkers (and those interested in learning about how people developed their careers in real estate) to subscribe to this podcast and I’m looking forward to future episodes.