The Impact Real Estate Podcast with Chris Papa is the place where we connect you with the most innovative and exciting real estate leaders today. We will show you there are numerous paths to a successful career in the real estate industry and how some of your greatest missteps can be turned into your greatest triumphs.
Season 3, Episode 26 - Impact Real Estate with Connie Moore
On this episode of the Impact Real Estate Podcast, we continue our Throwback Series by welcoming the legendary Constance Moore. We talk about her illustrious career and a working retirement has her on eight different boards. It's a captivating conversation about her work ethic, tenacity and self confidence. You do not want to miss this episode (again!).
03:06 - Born in the Bay
04:20 - "Just a doormat"
10:54 - Learning to adapt
15:31 - Starting at BRE
16:59 - Never a stupid question
19:04 - Starting the path to CEO
29:54 - Figuring it out
34:56 - Completing the evolution
37:20 - Loved every minute of it
41:00 - The Hot Seat presented by KK Reset
50:17 - Giving Back
Connie Moore is the former president and CEO of BRE Properties, a real estate investment trust that develops and manages apartments in highly desirable locales in the West. She’s been named to the Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence Hall of Fame and been noted multiple times as one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times.
Her volunteer leadership includes serving on the Berkeley Haas Board and as chair of the Policy Advisory Board for Haas’ Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. She has also taught generations of students as a guest speaker in numerous Haas classes. She serves on boards for many organizations, including the San Jose State University Tower Foundation, BRIDGE Housing Corporation, and the Urban Land Institute, among others.
Season 3, Episode 25 - Impact Real Estate Throwback with Yusef Freeman
On this episode of the Impact Real Estate Podcast, we take it back to Season 2 and speak with affordable housing expert Yusef Freeman, the Managing Director of Acquisitions and Development at Jonathan Rose Companies. We talk about his journey to affordable housing, the importance of it and the most important skill to learn if you plan on thriving in this industry.
02:40 - Jonathan Rose Companies background
04:58 - Northern California native
06:54 - What led Yuset to affordable housing?
07:53 - From history to real estate
10:20 - Fascinating and curiosity
14:10 - An understandable challenge
16:07 - How do we make it more attractive to build more affordable housing?
18:25 - The skillset needed
20:00 - An economic driver
22:35 - The most important things to learn
23:48 - West vs East
24:56 - Operating affordable housing
28:07 - A mission-based organization
30:20 - Different planets
34:36 - The future of affordable housing
37:21 - The Hot Seat presented by KK Reset
Prior to joining the Rose Companies, Yusef was a Vice President of Investments in the transactions group at PGIM Real Estate, sourcing investment opportunities for the real estate private equity funds of the company.
Prior to joining PGIM in 2018, Yusef was the Managing Director for McCormack Baron Salazar, leading west coast operations and new business development nationally for the company and a Graduate Program lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.
Yusef holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he spent one year studying abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt; a Master of Public Administration from New York University, where he majored in public finance as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow; and an alum of the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence Fellowship Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Season 3, Episode 24 - Impact Real Estate with Marie Murphy
On this edition of our Impact Real Estate Podcast throwback series, we welcome back Marie Murphy as she talks about how you can get started with your real estate career, strategies for closing deals, and key characteristics of successful real estate businesspeople.
Marie Murphy is the Principal and CEO of MJD Capital Partners and is responsible for the overall strategy, operations, and investment management of the firm. MJD Capital Partners, LLC is a privately-held full service development and management company based in San Francisco, California.
Marie has completed over 50 projects in select West Coast markets and is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the United States. She holds a B.A. from Santa Clara University and a Masters from St. Mary’s College. She now lives in San Francisco, CA with her two daughters, Madeline and Molly.
“I really just don’t take ‘no’ [for an answer]. I think that you cannot take ‘no’ and feel bad about it; just know that that’s the next step to your first ‘yes’ in doing your first deal.”
[0:01:18.4] How Mickey and Marie met
[0:01:32.1] Why there aren’t a lot of women in real estate
[0:03:19.9] Marie’s childhood and background
[0:03:47.8] What inspired Marie to delve into real estate
[0:09:34.2] Gaining experience in real estate sales
[0:11:41.0] How to start your own real estate investment firm
[0:14:12.9] General strategy for doing real estate deals
[0:16:42.7] How Marie identifies new business opportunities
[0:18:29.0] Key characteristics of a successful real estate businessperson + Lessons on networking
[0:21:34.0] Advice for people who wants to pursue a real estate career
[0:22:02.5] Marie’s thoughts about the work-life balance
[0:25:00.4] Marie’s recommendations
[0:26:18.8] Connect with Marie
Season 3 Episode 23 - Impact Real Estate with Jerrod Delaine
On this throwback episode of the Impact Real Estate Podcast, we revisit our conversation with Jerrod Delaine, the Director of Development at Carthage Real Estate Advisors, LLC. Jerrod is also an adjunct professor in New York University, teaching students about real estate development.
In this episode, Jerrod talks about the difference between affordable housing and market rate housing, how he landed his first real estate job after NYU, how to make it in the real estate business, the importance of networking and setting yourself apart from the rest, and some practical wisdom for young people venturing into real estate.
“Figure out how you stand out, because you’re competing with every kid from UPenn, Princeton, Harvard, MIT - they’re all trying to get the exact same job you’re trying to get. How can you stand out?”
“[Real estate] is a relationship business. You have to go out, you have to meet people. You’ll never know where that new deal is going to come from.”
National Realty Club
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (book)
I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi (book)
CONNECT WITH JERROD
[0:00:59.9] About Carthage Real Estate Advisors
[0:01:39.1] How Jerrod ended up working in real estate
[0:05:29.7] Going back to school to learn about real estate development
[0:07:32.2] How knowledge in legal documents can help you as a real estate developer
[0:08:52.3] The importance of having a legal adviser
[0:12:48.0] Finding out what makes you stand out among your peers
[0:13:23.3] How Jerrod landed his first real estate job after school
[0:14:31.7] Networking is a must in the real estate business
[0:17:10.9] About Carthage properties
[0:18:26.4] Difference between affordable housing and market rate housing
[0:20:38.2] Advice for young people in the real estate business
[0:22:27.5] Jerrod’s mentors
[0:24:00.6] Jerrod’s recommended books
Season 3, Episode 22 - Impact Real Estate with Avi Telyas
Avi Telyas shares the amazing vision and mission of their organization, Makerhoods, and how their organization is able to help entrepreneurs with their businesses by combining affordable work/live communities with comprehensive business development services.
Avi also talks about the transformative power of community and affordable spaces, and how it can support the growth of micro-enterprises. His passion for Makerhood is one for inspiration and motivation, so make sure to check it out!
Avi Telyas is an American real estate developer, serial entrepreneur, and pioneer in lean manufacturing and large-scale modular construction. His passion for architecture and craft entrepreneurship has led him to found Makerhoods.org, an organization which advocates for urban land use policies that foster self-employment and self-sufficiency through affordable working and living space.
“Makerhoods doesn’t just provide income for the entrepreneur; each one of these micro-enterprises generates four jobs, and those jobs make better than minimum because most of the time, these entrepreneurs hire family members and they pay them better, so it’s a great economic development strategy.”
Zero to One by Peter Thiel (book)
[0:01:58.2] How Mickey and Avi met
[0:03:00.3] Getting to know Avi
[0:04:36.0] Catching the real estate/entrepreneurial bug
[0:06:35.6] Avi’s educational background and how it helped him get into the real estate business
[0:07:26.7] Avi’s career after NYU
[0:07:34.6] How Avi was able to buy a small business for $15k and then sell it for $30M to a Fortune 500 company
[0:09:15.5] The beginning of Avi’s venture in modular construction
[0:11:22.3] How modular construction works
[0:12:07.5] The pros of modular construction
[0:12:54.7] What Makerhoods is about and the opportunities they offer for solo entrepreneurs and small businesses
[0:15:50.6] How Avi started with Makerhoods
[0:28:21.7] Makerhoods Projects
[0:30:16.4] What’s next for Makerhoods
[0:33:24.4] Get to know more about Makerhoods.org
[0:36:10.6] How Avi promotes his community
[0:36:54.4] The economic advantages of a community like Makerhoods
[0:37:47.3] Avi’s book recommendations
[0:38:48.5] Avi’s mentors
[0:40:02.9] Advice for people who want to venture into any form of real estate business
Season 3, Episode 20 - Impact Real Estate with Roberto Arista of Dakota Partners
On this episode of the Impact Real Estate podcast, we take a deep dive into affordable housing with the co-founder and President of Dakota Partners, Roberto Arista. Roberto tells us how he went from engineer to real estate developer and guides us as we look into the future of affordable housing. Roberto is a treasure trove of knowledge and he’s sharing with all of us today on the Impact Real Estate Podcast.
02:55 - Getting back into the office
04:34 - What is Dakota Partners?
06:36 - A journey without forethought
09:04 - The most complicated real estate business
10:16 - Figuring things out
11:31 - Passionate and compassionate
13:00 - 4% vs 9%
15:02 - A little bit of legwork
17:35 - Transit-oriented development
20:21 - Controlling your destiny
23:43 - The “itch”
26:16 - Sustainable construction — “passive house”
29:46 - The Hot Seat presented by KK Reset
Dakota’s co-founder and President, Roberto is responsible for the development, project financing, and asset management activities of the firm. Roberto brings over 20 years of project planning, budgeting, development and financing experience, and has successfully managed over $100 million in capital projects. Previously, Roberto was co-founder of Austin Development where he was involved in multi-family condominium projects. Roberto holds a BS in Engineering from Northeastern, an MBA from Boston College, and an MS in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Chris is informative, funny, and easy to listen to. I am definitely learning a lot with every new episode.
Advice and insight from the best in the business. Keep the episodes coming.