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Interviews with the world's best commercial real estate developers.

Commercial Real Estate Developer Interviews: Floorplate Tim Benjamin

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Interviews with the world's best commercial real estate developers.

    Adam Di Marco: The Urban Developer's founder on how he built his media and property development businesses

    Adam Di Marco: The Urban Developer's founder on how he built his media and property development businesses

    How did a young property developer create the leading media brand for Australia’s property development industry?

    And - at the same time – start an acclaimed property development business?

    That’s the story of Adam Di Marco.

    He’s the co-founder of The Urban Developer which delivers news, events and education to Australia’s property development industry.

    Media aside, Adam is also the founder of the Di Marco Group which develops design-led apartments in Brisbane.

    Recent projects include Amersham West End and Perry Lane.

    In today’s podcast, Adam shares with you how he built his businesses...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Petri Ylivuori: Newil & Bau is a consumer product business (not just an 'apartment developer')

    Petri Ylivuori: Newil & Bau is a consumer product business (not just an 'apartment developer')

    Newil & Bau is an acclaimed Helsinki apartment developer. Much loved by the city's smart set, their homes are superby designed. And built to the highest standards. Their projects have included converting an Alvar Aalto-designed office to residential use. And constructing a brand new apartment building designed by the legendary American architect, Steven Holl. In this episode, Newil & Bau founder, Petri Ylivuori, explains how his business works.

    • 29 min
    Liam Wallis: Hip v Hype’s founder on developing sustainable homes

    Liam Wallis: Hip v Hype’s founder on developing sustainable homes

    How do you develop apartments and town houses that are (truly) sustainable? And which reward the developer with a solid financial return? Ask Liam Wallis. He’s the founder of Hip v Hype, an acclaimed developer who’s boutique-scale developments are dotted around inner Melbourne. In today’s episode, Liam shares with you how he develops. And why his projects are ethical, socially conscious and environmentally focussed...

    • 57 min
    Arnaud Zannier: how I develop luxury hotels and resorts

    Arnaud Zannier: how I develop luxury hotels and resorts

    How do you develop low-key luxury hotels and resorts? And then operate them to astonishingly high standards? To find out, I turned to Arnaud Zannier. Arnaud is the founder of Zannier Hotels which operates five boutique sites across three continents. They’re located in the French Alps, Cambodia, Vietnam and Namibia. And more are on the way. In this conversation, Arnaud reveals how he: Acquires each site. Plans what each site will offer. Oversees the build phase. And ensures day-to-day operations work smoothly. 

    • 53 min
    Will Donaldson: Politan Row’s founder on developing food halls

    Will Donaldson: Politan Row’s founder on developing food halls

    How do you develop food halls people love? And help new food entrepreneurs build businesses that thrive? They’re two vital goals for today’s guest. Will Donaldson launched the food hall business, Politan Row, in 2014. Starting with a single site in New Orleans, he has since launched markets in cities across the US. These include Chicago, Miami, Houston and Atlanta. In today’s podcast, Will shares with you how he builds markets that drive massive footfall. And why his operating model helps food entrepreneurs get results.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Nick Johnson: Why My Food Markets Matter

    Nick Johnson: Why My Food Markets Matter

    Can food markets revitalise tired towns and cities? And help them regain a sense of place? According to food market developer, Nick Johnson, the answer is yes. An enthusiast of independent food retail, Nick is the founder of Market Operations. Market Operations has developed three celebrated food markets in the greater Manchester area of England: Altrincham Market, Mackie Mayor and Picturedrome. Prior to entering the food market world, Nick spent decades developing commercial real estate in Manchester. Once the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, by the 1980s, the city was blighted by deindustrialisation. It was at that time that Nick spotted an opportunity to convert Manchester’s charming – but crumbling – 19th Century factories and warehouses into design-led residential, office and retail spaces. In today’s podcast, Nick shares with you how he helped turn Manchester around. And how he develops flourishing independent food markets.

    • 1 hr 22 min

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Commercial real estate interviews

These interviews with successful commercial real estate developers are top notch. It helps that the host, Tim Benjamin, is a developer himself. If you’re wondering where to start, I recommend the interview with Scott Metzner.

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Masterclasses in commercial real estate

Are you interested in learning directly from some of the sharpest minds in commercial real estate? If so, this is your show. Each episode is an in-depth conversation with a single guest in which they reveal how they built their business. And what they think the future holds for CRE. Typically, these guests are switched-on property developers and investors. But Tim also interviews tenants, advisors and others who’s fresh ideas are shaping the future of commercial property. Well worth a listen.

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