Institutional Real Estate, Inc. Podcast
Summary: Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI) — a commercial real estate publishing and consulting company — presents our new, free podcast series to help keep you up-to-date on the current institutional real estate investment market. Tune in throughout the month to hear updates from IREI's president and CEO, Geoffrey Dohrmann, in “The Dohrmann Report”; interviews with article authors that get you deeper into our publication in our “Inside the Edition” episodes; and “Report from Europe” episodes that will highlight different countries within Europe. Don't miss any episodes — subscribe now!
James Russell, author of The Agile City: Building Well-Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change, joins us to discuss his book and the low-tech and low-cost strategies it espouses for making cities more livable while also helping them reduce the effects of global warming.
This month, Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate, Inc., offers his perspectives on China's $50 billion shipping canal project in Nicaragua, Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, the globalization of REITs, and efforts by private real estate interests to make inroads with defined contribution plans.
Alicia Munnell is co-author of Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It. She has been in charge of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College for more than 15 years, and her research center has estimated that 53 percent of Americans are at risk of not having enough money to maintain their living standards in retirement. She has studied pensions and Social Security since the 1960s. Previous to her role at Boston College, Munnell was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy. Before that, she spent 20 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
This podcast is a collection of excerpts from an interview conducted with Ryan Mullenix and Scott Wyatt, architects at NBBJ, for the February 2015 cover story titled: The golden age of corporate HQs returns. NBBJ is the architecture firm designing the new headquarters being developed by Amazon, Google and Samsung. Mullenix and Wyatt talk about some of the thinking behind these new projects and the features they will incorporate. The interview questions have been edited out of this recording to give the architects an uninterrupted opportunity to offer their perspectives.
Viki Radden, an executive at 5 Stone Green Capital, discusses the fast-growing urban indoor farming business and the opportunities it is likely to present to institutional real estate investors.
The sanctions against Moscow have foreign capital fleeing, the ruble collapsing, interest rates spiking, recession looming and president Vladimir Putin lashing out at the West in his speeches to the Russian people. Yet, some long-term investors still see opportunity. Sheila Hopkins, managing director of IREI's European operations, explains why.
The CEO of Rockbridge joins us to discuss his new $438 million hospitality fund, why hotel fundamentals are the best they have ever been, and his suspicions about why institutional real estate investors are not more enamored about this property type.
Drew Campbell, editor of Institutional Investing in Infrastructure magazine, talks about the appetite for new versus experienced infrastructure fund managers.
David Skinner and Laurie Tillinghast, co-presidents of the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council, discuss a new study that found adding a 10 percent mix of listed and unlisted real estate improves retirement outcomes for direct contribution plan participants.
Emma Huepfl, head of capital management at Laxfield Capital Ltd., says there is plenty of debt capital available in Europe, yet financiers have not been exuberant about lending. She offers her insights as to why.
Jonathan Schein, senior vice president and managing director of business development at IREI, discusses feedback received at the seventh annual Editorial Advisory Board meeting on matters pertaining to the Asia Pacific region.
James Anderson, one of the principals at Tierra Partners, a firm that manages a private fund and provides strategic advice to institutional investors targeting Latin America, talks about the economic issues facing the region and why his organization favors investing in REITs rather than private real estate.
John D’Angelo, a managing director at RealFoundations, a professional services firm focused on helping real estate organizations improve their operations, discusses the process involved in making change and improving performance.
Norm Anderson, CEO of CG-LA Infrastructure, an organization that aims to increase the level of infrastructure investment, discusses the top challenges for improving infrastructure in the United States and abroad, the state of private-public partnerships, and the infrastructure sector's best practices.
Jennifer McConkey, sustainability director at Principal Real Estate Investors, offers a data-driven case for the benefits of green initiatives and sustainable practices.