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The Real Estate Addicts (REA) podcast is for anyone interested in developing real estate. The podcast covers a comprehensive range of topics related to real estate and investing and features interviews with savvy and successful entrepreneurs who share their career path, failures, successes and the stories behind the incredible companies they built. Listen in for big personalities and great conversation.

Co-hosted by Ray Hurteau, Dan Rubin (Instagram @dan.and.ray) and Marc Savatsky (Instagram @choose_boston)

Follow Real Estate Addicts Podcast on Instagram: @Real_Estate_Addicts

Real Estate Addicts Marc Savatsky, Ray Hurteau, Dan Rubin

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    • 5.0 • 131 Ratings

The Real Estate Addicts (REA) podcast is for anyone interested in developing real estate. The podcast covers a comprehensive range of topics related to real estate and investing and features interviews with savvy and successful entrepreneurs who share their career path, failures, successes and the stories behind the incredible companies they built. Listen in for big personalities and great conversation.

Co-hosted by Ray Hurteau, Dan Rubin (Instagram @dan.and.ray) and Marc Savatsky (Instagram @choose_boston)

Follow Real Estate Addicts Podcast on Instagram: @Real_Estate_Addicts

    #83 Brian Vizarreta- Construction Tech

    #83 Brian Vizarreta- Construction Tech

    In this episode, Brian Vizaretta from StructionSite joins us to talk all things construction tech.

    • 35 min
    #82 -Ricky Beliveau, Volnay Capital + V10 Dev

    #82 -Ricky Beliveau, Volnay Capital + V10 Dev

    It’s been about 3 years since we checked in with our good friend Ricky Beliveau and a lot has changed at Volnay Capital. We discuss the transition from smaller scale multi-family residential to developing much larger 100+ unit buildings and where we see the real estate market going.

    Podcast Sponsor: First Boston Capital Partners
    www.grossmanco.com/private-lending/
    Trusted partner & private lender providing loans to builders, developers and real estate investors in MA, CT, RI, NH & NY.

    • 1 hr
    #81 -Jesse Kanson-Benanav + Jonathan Berk - Abundant Housing Massachusetts

    #81 -Jesse Kanson-Benanav + Jonathan Berk - Abundant Housing Massachusetts

    In this episode we are joined by Jesse Kanson-Benanav, Executive Director of & Jonathan Berk, Board member of Abundant Housing Massachusetts. Massachusetts has a severe housing shortage. We aren’t building enough homes to keep pace with demand, especially near jobs and transit. In this episode we discus how Abundant Housing MA is working to foster policies and take local action to:
    Create More housing near transit and jobs
    Reform of exclusionary zoning rules
    Institute Sustainable development practices and communities

    Check out Abundant Housing Massachusetts website to learn more:
    https://abundanthousingma.org/

    Podcast Sponsor: First Boston Capital Partners
    www.grossmanco.com/private-lending/
    Trusted partner & private lender providing loans to builders, developers and real estate investors in MA, CT, RI, NH & NY.

    • 47 min
    #80 Dave & Dave - Cedarwood Development

    #80 Dave & Dave - Cedarwood Development

    In this episode we are joined by our friends Dave Matteo & Dave Winick who founded Cedarwood Development, a private real estate development and investment company specializing in condominium and apartment buildings back in 2005. The guys share the story of how they’ve grown their business from building decks over the summer in college to a large, successful full-service real estate development business with an extensive portfolio all over greater Boston.

    Thank you as always for rating and reviewing the Real Estate Addicts Podcast!

    Podcast Sponsor: First Boston Capital Partners
    www.grossmanco.com/private-lending/

    Trusted partner & private lender providing loans to builders, developers and real estate investors in MA, CT, RI, NH & NY.

    Co-hosted by Ray Hurteau, Dan Rubin (Instagram @hrvhomes) and Marc Savatsky (Instagram @choose_boston)

    Follow Real Estate Addicts Podcast on Instagram
    @Real_Estate_Addicts

    • 50 min
    #79 Matthew Martin, Snr. Urban Designer at Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA)

    #79 Matthew Martin, Snr. Urban Designer at Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA)

    This week are extremely excited to be joined by Matthew Martin, Snr. Urban Designer at the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). In this episode Matthew provides incredibly helpful insights that he’s gained over his 20+ years in urban design at the BPDA. The conversation is wide ranging and interesting throughout. Some of the topics discussed are highlighted below:

    Podcast Sponsor: First Boston Capital Partners
    www.grossmanco.com/private-lending/
    Trusted partner & private lender providing loans to builders, developers and real estate investors in MA, CT, RI, NH & NY.


    0:45 What is the BPDA?

    2:00 On a scale from Texas to Paris in terms of rigidity in planning and land use, where does Boston rank?

    8:15 – What are the key components that you might look for when reviewing a new project and how have those components evolved?

    10:40 – What happens if an applicant deviates from approved plans during construction?!

    12:10 – What is a mockup? How are they used?

    14:00 – Does the BPDA prefer traditional or contemporary architecture? If a developer wanted to propose a more modern design how is that perceived and what tips can you offer?

    18:00 – The natural evolution of architecture and change of design within a city

    19:30 – Discussion of the “neighborhood process” and concerns related to “othering” that is sometimes inherent in this process

    21:30 – Parking!

    26:30 – Tension between controlling initial investments in preliminary/unapproved projects and later concerns related to buildability and technical aspects

    31:00 – Advice for architects and developers on how to submit a thorough set of design documents that will lead to fewer rounds of revisions during the design review process?

    36:00 Under-rated / over-rated / appropriately rated!

    • 44 min
    Construction Attorney, Bradley Croft of Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C.

    Construction Attorney, Bradley Croft of Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C.

    This week are joined by construction attorney, Bradley Croft, President and Chair of Litigation Department at Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C. Attny. Croft has built a successful practice representing architects, contractors, sub-contractors and developers. The conversation was wide ranging and full of important concepts and insights that every contractor and developer should understand. Some of the topics we touched on include, the fundamentals of construction contracts as well as specific terms and conditions that you should always look out for, mediation vs arbitration, issues related to construction delays including consequential damages and liquidated damages, Duty to Defend which is an insurer’s obligation to provide an insured with defense to claims, the concept of standard of care, how to manage change orders equitably, the prompt payment act, retainage, warranty work, mechanics liens and finally the nuances and implications of the statute of limitations vs statute of repose.
    Thank you as always for rating and reviewing the Real Estate Addicts Podcast!
    Disclaimer: this discussion was intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice

    Podcast Sponsor: First Boston Capital Partners
    www.grossmanco.com/private-lending/
    Trusted partner & private lender providing loans to builders, developers and real estate investors in MA, CT, RI, NH & NY.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Mariann!! ,

Wonderful show!

Thanks, Marc, it’s an excellent show!
The content of this program is of great value.
Congratulations!

FirstTimeLongTime_:) ,

Love the show

Just a comment on the NYC rental brokerage fee conversation from the Senne episode. It should be understood that typically in NYC, the broker doing the rental deal has historically worked for the owner, not the renter. Especially in the lower end of the market where renters are not hiring their own agent and listings are found online. This negates the consumer protection argument. I’ll buy that the cost will just get absorbed into rents, but the market forces are just so much stronger than these fees and I think will be the driving force of any increase or decrease.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The hosts of the podcast highlight all aspects of real estate and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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