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.
||CleanSam Zell||Sam Zell has always had an entrepreneurial mind-set, attributing his real estate success to it. After getting his start managing student apartments in college, he grew his businesses and was later instrumental in establishing the modern REIT industry.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA-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...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGadi 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|
||CleanEllen 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|
||CleanJonathan 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 t...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhil 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,||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMary 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|
||CleanChip 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|
||CleanTom 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|
||CleanJanet 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|
||CleanAndres 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 urban...||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott 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.||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaryAnne 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.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToby 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.||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex 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 landsc...||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKimber 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|
||CleanSteve 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,||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEgbert 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|
||CleanAlicia 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 Ho...||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Wilson||Steve Wilson founded 21c Museum Hotels, a boutique brand in midsized cities that brings contemporary art to the masses. His desire to curb suburban sprawl prompted his purchase of a downtown Louisville building for the first of his many hotels.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHonorable Marilyn Strickland||As an African American and Asian American woman in office, Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma challenges notions of what makes a strong leader. She talks about the journey that has led her to earning the top post of this international port city.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Leading Voices||Leading Voices explores the personal stories of leaders in real estate, land use, and policy. Podcast host Matt Slepin takes a candid look at leaders’ career journeys, including obstacles they have overcome, and reflections on their pathways to success.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is incredibly moving and inspiring. For someone like me who tries to find unique ways to make my city better, I couldn't have found a better pod.
Great insights from inspirational leaders
Marilyn Strickland podcast
What an entertaining, informative and inspiring podcast! Ms. Strickland has overseen impressive progress in Tacoma and tells about it in terms of ULI's core capacities, with an emphasis on courageous leadership. I look forward to hearing the upcoming episodes.