Offshoot is a passion project that stems, quite naturally, from my years of experience at Fident Capital. One of the best aspects of the gig is interacting with brilliant people on both the operator/borrower and investor/lender sides of transactions. I love the diversity of their viewpoints and experiencing the horsepower that’s behind their performance. I aim to give these experts a venue to share their knowledge and experience, build relationships, foster connections, and support real estate entrepreneurs. We talk shop on real estate and finance, and we talk personal performance, delving into daily routines, habits, and beliefs that underpin these individuals. I hope you enjoy the conversations.
Chris Thornberg: Overheating: $11T of Gov Spend Created an Asset Bubble & Massive Uncertainty
Dr. Thornberg is an uncommon economist. Chris is as much at home with philosophy as the nuts-and-bolts of economics and forecasting. As the Founder of Beacon Economics, Chris is not only one of the few, like Hank Paulson, who called the collapse of the housing market, but also one of the few economists who can call it like it is, and share beliefs rooted in facts rather than opinion.
Jon Lotter: It’s About the Kids – How Success and Fulfilment in the Real Estate Business is a Blessing for My Children.
We welcome Jon Lotter, founder and Managing Director of Appian Capital, a boutique investment manager that has invested in over 140 transactions deploying over $400MM of equity in $2.2B of real estate value.
Carrie Nikols: Stay the Course – Being Intentional with Your Word and Your Vision
Welcome to Episode 10 of Offshoot with Carrie Nikols from The Nikols Company. Carrie’s experience in the commercial real estate lending industry is vast. She brings strong underwriting expertise and knows how to create win/win situations that benefit her borrowers, sponsors and investors.
Bruce Stachenfeld: Purpose, Vision & Conviction — The Driving Forces for a Leading Boutique Law Firm
Bruce is a NYC-based lawyer running a boutique firm of 40 lawyers. From a difficult start in 1997 to now, Bruce has found his power niche (consummating joint venture equity deals) and become an effective leader to his “pure-play real estate only” team of lawyers.
Max Sharkansky: Consider the Bigger Picture — Trade Well, Treat Them Well, and Scale.
Episode 8 of Offshoot brings forward one of the “young guns” in the founding partner of Trion Properties, Max Sharkansky. Trion is a value-add investor that finds mismanaged properties in top growth markets which they can turn around. Their historic focus has been the West Coast, though that has recently changed to include the southeast.
Peter Kleinberg: A Walk on the Slippery Rocks — Credit Enhancement and CO-GP Investment.
Peter Kleinberg is Vice President of ESI Ventures, a diversified and opportunistic commercial real estate investment firm that focuses on the acquisition, development, and repositioning of value-add and adaptive reuse projects through a variety of positions in the capital stack.
Well worth the listen
Great content well worth the listen
Recommended for aspiring or seasoned real estate professionals. Wealth of knowledge from industry professionals on their successes. Awesome job Kevin!
Kevin elicits the best from his guests and gets to the heart of their talents and advice. It’s well worth the time. Listen and learn from his insightful friends…and don’t forget your pad and pen to take notes. It even makes investing interesting for an old military guy!