Building Success

Episode 15 – Live From IUC (Commercial Real Estate Panel)

Today’s Building Success podcast was recorded live at IUC 2018 in Atlanta Georgia. Moderated by Andy Welkley, MRI Software were joined by Melissa Bartow (Measurabl), Scott Morey (GPG), Brian Wong (Waypoint), and Geoff Lewis (Honest Buildings) for a discussion about the future of Commercial Real Estate (“To Boldly Go Where CM Has Not Gone Before”).

Episode 14 – Debunking The E-Pocalypse, Embracing Omnichannel Retail (feat. CBRE)

Today Nick speaks with Melina Cordero, Global Head of Retail Research at CBRE regarding CBRE’s recent “Definitive Guide to Omnichannel Real Estate”. They discuss the current state of brick & mortar retail, and how e-commerce is not a death sentence. Melina provides data based on CBRE’s research to show that embracing technology and an omnichannel approach can help retail owners, as well as landlords and property owners remain successful and impactful.

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Episode 13 – Fraud in Real Estate (feat. Experian)

Today Nick is joined by Matt Ehrlich of Experian and Aaron Durkee of MRI Software to discuss fraud in the real estate industry. Matt and Aaron explain some of the current cases of fraud in the industry, as well as the future of fraud and how to best protect your property. There is a lot at risk here, and many ways leasing staffs can use technology to help mitigate fraud.

To read the 2018 Global Fraud and Identity Report referenced in this episode, visit:

Episode 12 – Starting A Utility Billing Program (feat. PayLease)

On this episode of Building Success: A Real Estate Podcast, Nick speaks with Tiffany Mittal, Director of Platform Management and Strategy at PayLease about the need for utility billing programs at property management companies, how to get a program started at your property, and some of the common misconceptions around this evolving industry.

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Episode 11 – Physical Assets gone Digital (feat. Dror Poleg)

On this episode of Building Success: A Real Estate Podcast, Nick speaks with Dror Poleg, Founder of Rethinking Real Estate, and host of his own podcast Dislocation. Their conversation dives into many new technologies and commercial real estate disrupters that are creating new challenges and opportunities for commercial real estate owners, operators and developers.

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Episode 10 – Multifamily Tech Amenities (feat. ServusConnect)

Today Nicholas speaks with Jamie Wohlschlegel, CEO and Cofounder at ServusConnect, a technology company specializing in apartment maintenance operations. Their conversation begins with a discussion on some of the future innovations Jamie sees in real estate tech. The topic then shifts to the concept of “tech as an amenity” and how the future consumer will be (and already is) expecting residential communities to keep up with many of the technological advances already serving the consumer markets.

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Episode 09 – Blockchain for Real Estate and Beyond (feat. Boxer Property)

On this episode of Building Success: A Real Estate Podcast, Nick speaks with Justin Segal, President at Boxer Property about Blockchain. A hot topic issues in the world of tech, blockchain has many exciting applications that could be on the horizon for the real estate industry as well. Nick and Justin discuss what blockchain is, how it is currently being applied in multiple industries, and what Justin is already doing at Boxer Property, implementing technologies from Stemmons Enterprise, a tech company he also co-founded.

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Episode 08 – Virtual Reality And Real Estate (feat. Liminal VR)

On this episode of Building Success: A Real Estate Podcast, we are joined by Nick Busietta, Managing Director at Liminal VR. Liminal provides virtual reality solutions, centered around combining technology with human psychology. Nick and nick discuss the current state of virtual reality, as well as where this technology is heading in the real estate industry.

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Episode 07 – The Impact of GDPR on Buyer Behavior

On this episode of Building Success, Nick sits down with Stuart Lee to speak about the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) and its effect on marketing and marketers. GDPR may seem to be a EU-driven data operations shift, but Stuart and Nick explore its ramifications on buyer behavior, consumer choice, and the future of marketing. Regardless if you work in B2B or B2C roles, US-exclusive or international, real estate or otherwise, GDPR may very well change the way you do business with your clients for years to come!

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Episode 06 – Perfecting The Art Of The Student Turn (feat. Happy Co.)

On this episode of Building Success: A Real Estate Podcast, Nicholas talks with Happy Co’s Ben Chadwell and Ray Campbell about the Student Turn, the seasonal focal point when thousands of student residents (at least 70%) move out and new ones move in in a few short weeks. They discuss best practices and strategies to control costs and keep rents from rising year after year.

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