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The Real Estate for Breakfast podcast is a Chicago centric commercial real estate podcast which presents real estate professionals and attorneys to create thoughtful commentary on current real estate issues, explanations of sophisticated real estate problems, current developments, and entertaining discussion. This podcast is the mixture of the real estate business and law. The podcast hosts developers, property management professionals, brokers, attorneys, owners, investors, visionaries, tenants, tenant representatives, and business owners, and brings conversation about business and real estate issues of all kinds. Hosted by Phil Coover of Clark Hill PLC. DISCLAIMER – No information contained in this Podcast or on this Website shall constitute financial, investment, legal and/or other professional advice and that no professional relationship of any kind is created between you and podcast host, the guests or Clark Hill PLC. You are urged to speak with your financial, investment, or legal advisors before making any investment or legal decisions.

Real Estate for Breakfast Phillip Coover

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The Real Estate for Breakfast podcast is a Chicago centric commercial real estate podcast which presents real estate professionals and attorneys to create thoughtful commentary on current real estate issues, explanations of sophisticated real estate problems, current developments, and entertaining discussion. This podcast is the mixture of the real estate business and law. The podcast hosts developers, property management professionals, brokers, attorneys, owners, investors, visionaries, tenants, tenant representatives, and business owners, and brings conversation about business and real estate issues of all kinds. Hosted by Phil Coover of Clark Hill PLC. DISCLAIMER – No information contained in this Podcast or on this Website shall constitute financial, investment, legal and/or other professional advice and that no professional relationship of any kind is created between you and podcast host, the guests or Clark Hill PLC. You are urged to speak with your financial, investment, or legal advisors before making any investment or legal decisions.

    Chicago Real Estate and Sale-Leasebacks with Marcus & Millichap's David Bradley

    Chicago Real Estate and Sale-Leasebacks with Marcus & Millichap's David Bradley

    In this episode, host Phil Coover welcomes Marcus & Millichap Regional Manager David Bradley to discuss commercial real estate investment brokerage and financing services in the Chicago market. Phil and David specifically discuss the mechanics of sale-leaseback transactions and how these transactions can be structured to unlock value and benefit the long-term goals of both the buyers and sellers. They also discuss the challenges and rewards of managing a team of ambitious professionals and, of course, the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on real estate.
































































































    David Bradley is the Regional Manager of Marcus & Millichap’s Chicago Downtown office. He joined Marcus & Millichap as an agent in 2004. He held executive positions within the firm in Florida, Washington DC and Virginia before being promoted to Regional Manager of the Chicago Downtown office in November 2016. David graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and organizational psychology with minors in business, labor relations and dispute management and negotiations.
    For more information, please visit https://www.marcusmillichap.com/.

    The Hospitality Industry and COVID-19 with Scarlett Hotel Group

    The Hospitality Industry and COVID-19 with Scarlett Hotel Group

    In this episode, host Phil Coover and Jay Augustyn of Ice Miller LLP are joined by Zio Pekovic and Rob Sadoff of Scarlett Hotel Group, a hotel owner and operator based in Chicago, to discuss the hospitality industry and its challenges in the face of COVID-19. Despite these challenges, Scarlett Hotel Group maintains a growth mindset, exploring distressed investments and creditor advisory opportunities. Scarlett Hotel Group proactively and transparently implemented procedural and practical changes in hotel operations and infrastructure to safeguard guest and employee health and safety in response to COVID-19.



















































    Mr. Zio Pekovic is a co-founder and principal of Scarlett Hotel Group. During his career, Mr. Pekovic has cultivated strong relationships with owners, brokers and financial institutions throughout the country and internationally, allowing him to identify both on- and off-market opportunities for investors. His focus includes identifying and analyzing potential hotel investments and structuring joint-venture partnerships with private equity funds, endowment funds, family offices and private investors. Mr. Pekovic is also involved in asset management and investor relations and is responsible for third-party management and receivership opportunities.













































    Mr. Rob Sadoff is a co-founder and principal of Scarlett Hotel Group where his focus is in the investment and development of hotel real estate assets. Since the formation of his new company in 2017, Mr. Sadoff has managed the execution of each transaction for the company’s portfolio of owned hotels. His expertise in deal structuring, franchising, financing and legal oversight provides the team with the confidence to execute and close on each transaction. Additionally, Rob’s strong business reputation of high ethics has been the catalyst for the addition of new capital and joint venture partners.
    Jay Augustyn is a Partner in Ice Miller’s Real Estate Practice. He represents clients in all manners of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing and joint ventures. Jay also advises investors, developers and entrepreneurs in fund formation and investment matters with respect to the federal Opportunity Zone program and other federal, state and local programs to improve efficiency of project financing.
    For more information, visit https://scarletthotelgroup.com/.

    The Fulton East Project by Parkside Realty, Inc. Chairman and CEO Bob Wislow

    The Fulton East Project by Parkside Realty, Inc. Chairman and CEO Bob Wislow

    In the latest episode of Real Estate for Breakfast, host Phil Coover is joined by living Chicago real estate legend Bob Wislow. Phil and Bob discuss the properties managed and developed by Parkside Realty throughout Chicago, including the ground-up development of Fulton East – a 12 story commercial building including 5,000 square feet of retail, 3 levels of enclosed parking and 8 stories of office space. The top is crowned with an 8,000 square feet outdoor space. Fulton East is the nation’s first office building designed to deliver health-focused operating solutions for the post-COVID-19 business environment, and is receiving national publicity and attention. Each of the 10,605 square foot floor plans enable flexible, custom planning options to accommodate safe social distancing. State-of-the-art wellness features include a hands-free elevator system and air and surface disinfection systems housed within a beautiful glass and steel grid exterior design that fits the historic district where the property is located.
































































































    Bob Wislow is chairman and CEO of Parkside Realty, Inc.
    In 1978, Bob Wislow and Camille Julmy founded U.S. Equities Realty which they, together with Nancy Pacher, grew to be Chicago’s largest, privately-owned commercial real estate services firm. U.S. Equities has been responsible for a number of major projects including the development of the Harold Washington Library Center, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Center For Care & Discovery and Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, Poetry Foundation and John Stroger Hospital for Cook County; co-development of One Financial Place , Grand Plaza and The Cook County Hospital Headquarters and Clinic Building;  and the redevelopments of the John Hancock Center, Willis Tower, 20 North Michigan, and 840 N. Michigan in Chicago; as well as overseeing the development of Compuware’s Headquarters in Detroit, Bank Boston’s Headquarters in both Argentina and Brazil, 618 S. Main in Ann Arbor, and in partnership with Clayco Centene’s Headquarters in St. Louis.
    In Spring 1999, U.S. Equities was retained by Millennium Park Inc., (the group representing the Park’s private donors) to oversee the design, engineering, fabrication and construction of Frank Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion and BP Bridge, Anish Kapoor’s monumental Cloud Gate sculpture and Jaume Plensa’s Crown Fountain. 
    In addition to development and project management services the firm provided tenant representation, asset and property management, leasing, real estate consulting, and financial and investment services. Its Chicago headquarters, directly across from Millennium Park, housed original works of art, including paintings, prints and sculpture by over 150 artists. Through its annual Artist in Residence program, the company commissioned artists to create original, limited edition books related to the cities where the firm did projects. 
    After nearly four decades of success in Chicago, Wislow and his partners merged their firm into CBRE, the world's largest commercial real estate services firm, in the summer of 2014. At the time, U.S. Equities leased and managed 17 million square feet of Chicago property, including Willis Tower, 2.5 million square feet of office and retail space along Michigan Avenue, Union Station, Metra Market, and six Illinois tollway oases. The successfully merger brought more than 40

    Charlton Hamer, Senior VP of Habitat Affordable Group, on Affordable Housing and The Habitat Company

    Charlton Hamer, Senior VP of Habitat Affordable Group, on Affordable Housing and The Habitat Company

    In this episode of Real Estate for Breakfast, host Phil Coover is joined by Senior Vice President of the Habitat Affordable Group, Charlton Hamer. Phil and Charlton discuss the affordable housing sector of the commercial real estate market, including development, funding and property management and operations. They discuss some interesting projects undertaken by the Habitat Affordable Group, including those in Opportunity Zones, and the impact of COVID-19 on affordable housing and commercial real estate.
































































































    The Habitat Company is a full-service real estate company with a people-first foundation and an emphasis on service.
    As Senior Vice President of Habitat Affordable Group, Charlton Hamer provides leadership and oversight for all affordable housing clients, both development and property operations. Habitat’s affordable portfolio consists of 13,000+ units located in Chicago, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri. Charlton's experience spans development and both asset and property management. His focus on top-level operations sets the stage for portfolio growth in the affordable housing market. Charlton has served in several leadership roles at real estate firms like Redstone Urban Properties, LLC; VESTA Corporation and Shore Area Community Development Corporation. Professionally, Charlton is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the American Planning Association and the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Additionally, he served as the chairman of the Bridgeport, Connecticut, Redevelopment Agency. Charlton holds a Master of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of New York.
    For more information, please visit http://www.habitat.com/.

    Willy Walker, CEO of Walker & Dunlop, on Capital Markets During COVID-19

    Willy Walker, CEO of Walker & Dunlop, on Capital Markets During COVID-19

    In this episode of Real Estate for Breakfast, Willy Walker, chairman and chief executive officer of publicly traded Walker & Dunlop, joins host Phil Coover to discuss the capital markets and the impact of the Great Recession and COVID-19 on that industry, as well as Walker and Dunlop’s explosive growth over the past 12 years. While discussing the evolution and growth of Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Walker and Phil discuss specific industry sectors such as hospitality and retail from both the landlord and tenant perspective. In addition, they dive into office space and how the need for and use of space may change moving forward. This includes a discussion of working from home and the development of corporate culture. Phil also gets the chance to ask Mr. Walker about the decision to take the company public and the ramifications of that decision.
































































































    Willy Walker is chairman and chief executive officer of Walker & Dunlop. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, Walker & Dunlop has grown from a small, family-owned business to become one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States. Walker & Dunlop is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and was #17 on Fortune’s 2017 list of “Fastest Growing Public Companies.” The company has also been named a Best Workplace for five of the past six years by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Mr. Walker received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011 and was named “Financier of the Year” in 2017 by Commercial Mortgage Observer.
    Mr. Walker received his master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University. He currently serves on the boards of Children's National Medical Center and the Mortgage Bankers Association, and he is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Walker is an avid runner, skier and cyclist, and has run the Boston Marathon in 2:36.
    For more information, visit https://www.walkerdunlop.com/.

    Raising Equity in a COVID-19 World with Jay Soave and Matthew Burskey of Cadence Capital Partners LLC

    Raising Equity in a COVID-19 World with Jay Soave and Matthew Burskey of Cadence Capital Partners LLC

    In this episode, host Phil Coover is joined by Jay Soave and Matthew Burskey of Cadence Capital Partners LLC and Jay Augustyn of Ice Miller LLP. The Cadence team shares its approach to raising equity and placing debt for sponsors and developers to facilitate their real estate projects. Cadence employs a proprietary data-driven scoring system that evaluates and weighs deal vitals, demographics, trends and risk probability for its sponsor clients and capital sources. The discussion includes an insider’s look at how COVID-19 has impacted the retail and hospitality sectors and investments in Opportunity Zones.










































    Jay Soave, Cadence Managing Principal














    Jay Soave in a Managing Principal at Cadence and leads the Chicago office with responsibility for sourcing debt and equity for all asset classes nationwide, focusing on the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast. Jay has structured, negotiated and closed sophisticated transactions for 16 years, representing over $15 billion in gross value. Before joining Cadence, Jay worked in Tishman Speyer for nine years as a Managing Director in the Transactional Tax Group based in New York. Before Tishman Speyer, Jay worked as an attorney in the Chicago offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Kirkland & Ellis, and Baker & McKenzie where he represented clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, restructurings, and fund formation.






































    Matthew Burskey, Cadence Partner














    Matthew Burskey is a Partner at Cadence and is responsible for the firm’s directional strategy and sourcing equity for all asset classes nationwide. Matt has established himself as an expert in the art of opportunity zone capital raises, yet his experiences spans all aspects of the capital raise spectrum.
    Jay Augustyn is a Partner in Ice Miller’s Real Estate Practice. He represents clients in all manners of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing and joint ventures. Jay also advises investors, developers and entrepreneurs in fund formation and investment matters with respect to the federal Opportunity Zone program and other federal, state and local programs to improve efficiency of project financing.
    For more information, visit the Cadence Capital Partners website: https://cadencerec.com/.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

sb071 ,

Fantastic content

I stumbled upon this podcast and thought the content is fantastic. Looking forward to more episodes!

Mac is Blue ,

Beautiful array of Chicago and national real estate issues and developments

Enjoy listening to the podcast on my brown line commute. Love hearing how different businesses in the real estate sector have developed from their beginnings. I know it will bore most listeners but would love to hear about more of the legal issues that plague developments in their various stages.

Katie Joy B. ,

Real Estate Rockstars!

Phillip and his knowledgeable guests are truly rockstarts! They’re making quality real estate investment knowledge accessible to everyone because they truly believe in the power it has to change lives. The great advice they provide, combined with the relatable way in which they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Thanks for putting out such a stellar show Phillip - keep up the great work!

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