Former Nomura Asset Capital leader offers real estate equity strategies

I just love doing my radio show. It is pure self-actualization. I’ve been able to find my authentic self, which is on display every time I go on the air. I really enjoy creating content that people find useful and entertaining. One guest last month, Ethan Penner, managing partner at Mosaic Real Estate Investors in

Cesar Alvarez provides insight about the growth of Greenberg Traurig

It’s amazing how time flies. I have been writing my monthly column for South Florida Business & Wealth for one year, my show just had its sixth anniversary, and we just had our 1,000th guest on “Fried on Business.” Guest No. 1,000 was an abogado gigante: Cesar Alvarez, CEO and co-chairman of Greenberg Traurig. What

What’s Hot

I am so proud of the guests we get on the show each month, and this month is no exception.  I admit that I made a mistake last year when I said that real estate crowdfunding was just a fad. Now, it looks like crowdfunding can challenge and perhaps even surpass securitized financing and Wall

Pricing Pain

This month, our topics ranged from franchising to Little Havana to European real estate investing trends. Chad Bozza, senior vice president of fund investments and asset management at Munich-based BVT Equity Holdings, told the audience that European appetite for U.S. real estate investing is extraordinarily strong – and it’s not limited to condos.  His firm

Tips on email marketing and executive fitness

As always, this month we had a number of great guests. Sandi Abbott is South Florida’s premier Constant Contact consultant. She is also one of the region’s social media thought leaders. Sandi helps make sure that my email marketing campaigns build and maintain my brand. She and her team just did a complete redesign of

Going Green and Getting Green

Green energy, technology and raising money on the Internet were hot topics on our show within the past month. Don Weidenfeld is managing member of Magnum Energy Solutions, which manufactures hardware that is easy to install and helps buildings become more energy efficient.  His motion detectors, thermostats and other products help cut a building’s energy

Brand Building and Beyond

Some of the most meaningful tips I have heard on brand building came from recent guests on my radio show. Branding guru Bruce Turkel joined me twice this month: once at the University of Florida’s Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies Trends and Strategies Conference, and again on my show two weeks later.  He also

Investment Sweet Spots in South Florida Commercial Real Estate

As a commercial real estate professional who has worked for decades in South Florida, I was particularly pleased to host three commercial real estate industry veterans on my show to discuss our local infrastructure, as well as the industrial and apartment development landscape in South Florida.  John Dohm, SIOR, CCIM, CFP, is a partner at

Great, Big Ideas

My guests over the past month brought great ideas and great energy to the show. First, we had one of the most touching segments we’ve ever done with UHealth. Dr. Tiffany Field is the director of the Touch Research Institute in the Pediatric Department at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. She studies the

Overcoming the Obstacles

Talking with thought leaders this month on my radio show has once again made me realize how inspirational it is to understand what motivated them to succeed. Often, it seems, the tougher the challenge is for them, the greater their success is when they overcome it. Sandra Goldstein CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), a true

Talking Turkey about Networking, Outside Investors, & Education

This month our show had some awesome guests.  Ivan Misner, the Founder and Chairman of BNI – the world’s largest networking organization – was fascinating. He’s often called the father of modern networking.  We discussed mindfulness and networking – being present while you are meeting someone in a networking situation. I sometimes have jitters when

Fried on Business

One of the regular guests on my Fried on Business radio show is Carlos Rosso, president of the Related Group. He combines an incredible real estate vision with an extraordinarily strong sense of social responsibility to design and deliver some of South Florida’s most impactful projects. A number of Related’s projects use the brand name