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A podcast hosted by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors. The show that brings you illuminating interviews with today's most relevant and motivating leaders throughout all corners of the real estate sector. Each episode will feature different masters in real estate, revealing challenging lessons they've learned, their secrets to success, and opinions regarding the state of the market. For more than 50 years RCLCO helps clients make strategic, effective, and enduring decisions about real estate investment, repositioning, planning, and development. Learn more about RCLCO at www.rclco.com.

Conversations with the Best Minds in Real Estate RCLCO Real Estate Advisors

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A podcast hosted by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors. The show that brings you illuminating interviews with today's most relevant and motivating leaders throughout all corners of the real estate sector. Each episode will feature different masters in real estate, revealing challenging lessons they've learned, their secrets to success, and opinions regarding the state of the market. For more than 50 years RCLCO helps clients make strategic, effective, and enduring decisions about real estate investment, repositioning, planning, and development. Learn more about RCLCO at www.rclco.com.

    Best Minds: Gary E. Mozer, Principal & Co-Founder, George Smith Partners

    Best Minds: Gary E. Mozer, Principal & Co-Founder, George Smith Partners

    RCLCO’s Director of Business Development, Joshua A. Boren, speaks with George Smith Partners’ Principal & Co-Founder, Gary E. Mozer, about managing expectations during this period of market uncertainty as transaction volume has slowed; his strategies for successfully balancing work, home, and community life; and the importance of mentoring the next generation of real estate practitioners through ULI and other professional organizations.

    • 34 min
    Best Minds: Karen Hollinger, SVP of Strategic Initiatives, AvalonBay Communities

    Best Minds: Karen Hollinger, SVP of Strategic Initiatives, AvalonBay Communities

    How is Avalon Bay changing their business model to respond to the challenges and opportunities of 2020 and beyond?

    In this episode, RCLCO Managing Director, Charles A. Hewlett, speaks with AvalonBay Communities’ SVP of Strategic Initiatives, Karen Hollinger, about her career journey from overseas consulting to domestic real estate, how automation and PropTech is disrupting the multifamily sector, and the impact of the pandemic on the rental apartment industry. She also describes how technology has made it possible to lower operating costs at AvalonBay’s newest concept community, Kanso Twinbrook.

    “Given the influx of capital from the venture capital space, and just PropTech in general exploding, there’s a lot of ways you can mimic an institutional player.” – Karen Hollinger



    About Karen Hollinger & AvalonBay Communities

    Karen Hollinger is Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at AvalonBay Communities and is responsible for leading large strategic corporate initiatives. She also is point on innovation initiatives and for venture-capital investment. She is considered an expert in the multifamily industry, especially in matters related to “PropTech” and technology, and has spoken frequently in the industry. AvalonBay Communities, Inc., an equity REIT, has a long-term track record of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing distinctive apartment homes in some of the best U.S. markets, and delivering outsized, risk-adjusted returns to shareholders. With equal parts experience and vision, they’ve established a leadership position rooted in building value for the long term.



    About Charles A. Hewlett & RCLCO

    Charles A. Hewlett is a Managing Director based out of the Washington, DC office. He has over 25 years of real estate consulting experience and has advised on commercial and residential properties in most major metropolitan regions. His areas of specialization include corporate, portfolio, and asset-level strategic planning; economic, market, financial feasibility and metropolitan development trend analyses; as well as litigation consulting. Charles has written articles published in the Corridor Real Estate Journal, UrbanLand, and publications of the National Multi Housing Council. He is the author of Strategy Planning for Real Estate Companies.

    RCLCO is proud to be the “first call” for real estate developers, investors, the public sector, and non-real estate organizations seeking strategic and tactical advice regarding property investment, planning, and development. RCLCO leverages quantitative analytics and a strategic planning framework to provide end-to-end business planning and implementation solutions at an entity, portfolio, or project level.



    Topics in this episode include:



    How the AvalonBay family is faring during COVID-19

    The biggest challenges of the pandemic and the surprising upsides

    The lasting impacts of this pandemic on the rental apartment industry and what the post-COVID “new normal” will look like

    What AvalonBay is doing to change the business model to respond to these challenges and opportunities

    The impact of technology on real estate over the course of Karen’s career and predicted future impacts

    How AvalonBay is automating the sales and leasing process, including their new concept community, Kanso Twinbrook

    How AvalonBay thinks about data as a strategic edge to think about development decisions

    How the influx of venture capital funds in the “Proptech” space impacts multifamily operations beyond the largest institutional competitors

    The impact of newer leading-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, could impact real estate

    The people and resources that have been most valuable over Karen’s career



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    Best Minds: Philip Jalufka, CEO, Legacy International

    Best Minds: Philip Jalufka, CEO, Legacy International

    In this episode, RCLCO Managing Director, Todd LaRue, speaks with Legacy International CEO, Philip Jalufka, about the process of selecting the right developers and projects to work with; the strategy behind creating a vertically-integrated capital deployment arm of the business; and how Legacy International has responded to COVID-19 through enhanced communication and a full embrace of the digital transformationthat is fundamentally changing the business world.

    • 46 min
    Best Minds: Amy Cara, Managing Partner, East West Partners

    Best Minds: Amy Cara, Managing Partner, East West Partners

    In this episode, RCLCO Senior Managing Director, Taylor Mammen, speaks with Oregon State Treasury Senior Real Estate Investment Officer, Anthony Breault, about how leadership-intensive military experience built the skills needed for a real estate career, the challenge of creating rigorous investment processes while being flexible enough to respond to market conditions, and creating a culture that emphasizes fiduciary responsibility.

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    Best Minds: Anthony Breault, Senior Real Estate Investment Officer, Oregon State Treasury

    Best Minds: Anthony Breault, Senior Real Estate Investment Officer, Oregon State Treasury

    In this episode, RCLCO Senior Managing Director, Taylor Mammen, speaks with Oregon State Treasury Senior Real Estate Investment Officer, Anthony Breault, about how leadership-intensive military experience built the skills needed for a real estate career, the challenge of creating rigorous investment processes while being flexible enough to respond to market conditions, and creating a culture that emphasizes fiduciary responsibility.

    • 52 min
    Best Minds: Justin Kennedy and Jonathan Roth, Managing Partners and Co-Founders, 3650 REIT

    Best Minds: Justin Kennedy and Jonathan Roth, Managing Partners and Co-Founders, 3650 REIT

    In this episode, RCLCO Senior Managing Director, Taylor Mammen, speaks with 3650 Capital Managing Partners and Co-Founders, Justin Kennedy and Jonathan Roth, about coming up in the real estate industry among the backdrop of the industry’s RTC era in the 1990s, how that crisis, among others, set the stage for Jonathan and Justin’s careers, and lessons learned about equity investing from a lender's position.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Cwamne ,

This is something special

I really enjoy this podcast; they have great guests on the podcast. They really do in-depth interviews, and those interviews are very honest. There is also some great advice and tips, that you can pick up from listening. I really loved their interview with Bobby Turner, what he had to share, was very moving.

Podcast Dan ,

Marketing and Production Coordinator

I loved this podcast. Insightful without being too stuffy, and the personal connections between guests and the host give the interviews an extra dimension often missing in other real estate podcasts. Highly recommended!

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