Welcome to Limitless, an opportunity to hear how some of commercial real estate’s most successful players have gone from being a Joe Schmo to the CEO.
In this podcast, we give you full access to my rolodex of connections so you can hear their stories of how they hustled their way to the top.
Whether you are interested in breaking into the industry or trying to figure out how to take your career to the next level - you won’t want to miss these success stories.
Limitless with Scott Bitney
Scott Bitney is an interesting guy. He's confident in his work but one of the most humble people I've ever met. He doesn't take himself seriously at all. And the first word that comes to mind when I think of him as a broker is that he's a grinder. He's an extremely tough negotiator. I would know I've been on the other side of him on a deal before but he also values relationships as much as anyone that I know. Writing handwritten notes and sending out gifts out of left field is not uncommon practice for him. This dynamic is what makes him so successful as a partner at Location Commercial Real Estate in St. Louis, a leading Midwestern brokerage firm. It's like he's the most interesting guy in retail real estate, especially when he tells us about how he shut up to his showing one time shirtless. You'll want to hear that story and his insight. So without further ado, here's my conversation with Scott.
Connect with us:Aaron Zucker: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-zucker-b884b634/)Scott Bitney: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-bitney-11000a21/)KazSource: Website (https://kazcm.com/contact/)
Limitless with Libby Lassiter
Libby Lassiter's journey from working at McDonalds to becoming the Co-President of Bayer Properties is one of the more decorated careers worth celebrating that we've had so far on Limitless. She is a true American success story about grit, maximizing talent, and just making things happen and I'm so excited to share it with you guys. So let's go ahead and get right into it.
Connect with us:Aaron Zucker: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-zucker-b884b634/)Libby Lassiter: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/libby-lassiter-229a058/)KazSource: Website (https://kazcm.com/contact/)
Limitless with Jay Siano
Today's guest is, let's call it unique to say the least. Jay Siano, the CEO of Sabre Real Estate Advisors brings an unapologetically honest approach to everything he does in life. His strong-willed mindset coupled with his incredible work ethic has yielded to him running one of the strongest boutique retail real estate brokerage firms in the country. Full disclosure, my buddy Jay doesn't hold anything back in anything he says or does so make sure you have your earbuds in for this one and enjoy it.
Connect with us:Aaron Zucker: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-zucker-b884b634/)Jay Siano: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaysonsiano/)KazSource: Website (https://kazcm.com/contact/)
Limitless with Bob Myers
On today's show, I sit down to hear Bob Myers’ story from humble beginnings in a small town in Ohio to becoming the Chief Operating Officer at Phillips Edison and Company, the nation's largest privately-held grocery anchored shopping center owner in the country. Bob’s success story is one that is relatable, enjoyable, and something that I can't wait for you guys to hear.
Connect with us:Aaron Zucker: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-zucker-b884b634/)Bob Myers: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-myers-85090798/)KazSource: Website (https://kazcm.com/contact/)
Limitless with Maria Toliopoulos
One of my favorite parts about commercial real estate is that you can have an unconventional path to getting where we end up, Maria Toliopoulos is a prime example of that.
Her Greek immigrant parents gave her two choices in life for a career path, to become a doctor or become a lawyer. Of course, neither of which she did. She now runs all real estate strategy for Ulta Beauty, the leading makeup and cosmetic beauty retailer in the world with over some 1,100 locations. Her path involved hard work from the onset waiting tables in her family's restaurant and included other adverse points in her life, like dealing with gender bias in big meetings.
After getting to know Maria through this episode, you’ll understand very quickly why the adversity hardly slowed her down and so let's go ahead and get right into her journey.
Connect with us:
Aaron Zucker: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-zucker-b884b634/)Maria Toliopoulos: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariapopetoliopoulos/)KazSource: Website (https://kazcm.com/contact/)
Limitless with David Birnbrey
It's widely known that having success in commercial real estate takes chutzpa, an old Yiddish term describing someone with self-confidence. The term is often used to describe those whose confidence is ideal, not cocky and can work a room with the best of them. My unsolicited two cents? It's impossible to have too much chutzpa.
This show is based around the idea that we can leverage my network of incredible people in the commercial real estate industry to get inside access to their success stories. Of all the people that I've ever met, which is well into the thousands in this business, I can't think of one with more chutzpa than David Birnbrey.
That chutzpa, his work ethic, and playing to his personal strengths has been an instrumental part in TSCG, which is formerly known as The Shopping Center Group and their wild success.
We get into the history of commissions, his first failed career path prior to real estate, and what it takes to stand out. I don't need to say it but I think you guys are gonna love this one.
Connect with us:Aaron Zucker: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-zucker-b884b634/)David Birnbrey: LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-birnbrey-5720b88/)KazSource: Website (https://kazcm.com/contact/)
Customer ReviewsSee All
In CRE this is The One!!!
Aaron is a amazing host with really good probing questions. I would highly suggest you listen to the podcast with Jay Siano first.
Aaron is a Star
Aaron us a star in the retail CRE world.
Nobody better to learn from. Period.
This is probably the best podcast for retail CRE. Just wish there were more episodes!