Beyond the Skyline is a podcast from Finance & Commerce newspaper about economic development, commercial real estate and construction in Minnesota. Above all, it’s a show about what’s next, creativity and the innovation in technology that are changing how we work and shaping the future of business throughout Minnesota.
Interview: Scott Peterson, vice president of hospitality and office development, United Properties
In this episode, Scott Peterson, United Properties’ vice president of hospitality and office development, talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan. Peterson talks about what he sees as the future for office and hospitality and how the new RBC Gateway tower in downtown Minneapolis is bucking local occupancy trends.
Interview: Keia Isaacson, owner and president, Lakeside Floor Coverings
In this episode, Keia Isaacson, the 2022 Finance & Commerce Top Women in Construction winner and owner and president of Lakeside Floor Coverings, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson. An advocate for women in construction, Isaacson is an active member and past president of the Association of Women Contractors. In this interview, she talks about her construction journey, her advocacy work and the impact of construction inflation and supply chain issues.
Interview: Jared Anderson, safety manager, Adolfson & Peterson
In this week’s episode Jared Anderson, safety manager at Adolfson & Peterson, talks to F&C reporter Brian Johnson about safety trends in the construction industry, the impact of COVID on jobsite safety, the latest safety equipment and more.
Interview: Lee Blons, executive director, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
In this week’s episode, Lee Blons, executive director of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, talks to F&C reporter J.D. Duggan about the need for deeply affordable housing and the growing focus on the issue.
Interview: Ramona Wilson, director of equity and inclusion, Knutson Construction
In this week’s episode, F&C reporter Brian Johnson talks to Ramona Wilson, the director of equity and inclusion at Knutson Construction. Wilson talks about her role with Knutson and gives her take on the state of diversity and inclusion in the broader construction industry.
Interview: Christian Lawrence, founder and CEO, Rise Modular
This week F&C reporter J.D. Duggan talks to Christian Lawrence, founder and CEO of Rise Modular, which builds and co-develops modular multifamily housing and hospitality projects.
Rise is the first modular housing manufacturer in Minnesota. Lawrence started the company in 2018 and has seen demand continue to increase for modular housing.
Very Excited For This!!
I am an avid Finance & Commerce reader and am very excited to see that they have expanded the interview based content to podcasts. So far I am impressed with what I’ve heard and now I can look forward to listening to F&C podcasts for my commute!
Keep up the good work!
Poor audio - interviewer needs a mic. Poor editing as well. Some questions are candid and don’t match with the person that is being interviewed.