16 episodes

The CRE Project Podcast is a educational and informative platform for Commercial Real Estate Professionals. Rather you’re just getting into the CRE business or you’re a veteran in the industry, The CRE Project will benefit your practice in the CRE Field. We interview seasoned developers, brokers and professionals that have been successful in the CRE industry.

The CRE Project Clayton King

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The CRE Project Podcast is a educational and informative platform for Commercial Real Estate Professionals. Rather you’re just getting into the CRE business or you’re a veteran in the industry, The CRE Project will benefit your practice in the CRE Field. We interview seasoned developers, brokers and professionals that have been successful in the CRE industry.

    Covid 19 - The Impact on Commercial Real Estate - Spencer Levy

    Covid 19 - The Impact on Commercial Real Estate - Spencer Levy

    Today (3/30/2020) we discuss the impact of Covid 19 on Commercial Real Estate and estimated timelines for recovery.  We are speaking with Spencer Levy which is one of the most well known and knowledgeable individuals in the CRE industry when it comes to economics and research. 

    Spencer Levy is Chairman of Americas Research for CBRE and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE. He plays an integral role in the development and implementation of the global research strategy and business plan. A CBRE veteran of more than 10 years, Spencer had previously served as Executive Managing Director in the company’s Capital Markets division.

    Mr. Levy oversees the analytical activities of the CBRE research community within the Americas region and is responsible for the management of hundreds of professionals who are focused on producing market-leading insight and interpretative analysis on the latest real estate trends. Mr. Levy supports CBRE executives in their decision-making by providing insight into the impact of market trends related to strategic business planning, and analyst call preparation.

    He serves as principal external spokesperson on real estate issues in the Americas region and has considerable media experience, providing market commentary for many national television, newspaper and internet outlets.

    Mr. Levy joined CBRE in 2007 to lead the U.S. Eastern Division of the Capital Markets platform. Since then, he has assumed positions of increasing responsibility. As a part of senior management for the Capital Markets platform, Mr. Levy provided leadership for several areas in the United States and Latin America. Mr. Levy provided additional oversight of Retail, Auction and Investment Banking in the United States. He also directly serves a number of major clients.

    Mr. Levy is a frequent speaker before industry groups, including NAIOP, ICSC, ULI and CREW.  In 2010, he won CBRE’s Gary J. Beban Teamwork Award, which acknowledges professionals who take a multi-disciplinary approach to client service. Mr. Levy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

    Prior to joining CBRE, he was a principal at Stifel Nicolaus (formerly Legg Mason Capital Markets), a leading investment bank serving the real estate industry, where he played a significant role in M&A, IPO and private capital-raising activities. Before that, he served as assistant general counsel at the Witkoff Group and was an attorney at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Jones Day Reavis & Pogue.

    Resourceful Links

    CBRE’s main page for CRE research and content related to COVID-19: https://www.cbre.com/covid-19

    CBRE’s revised 2020 outlook for the US hotel industry: https://www.cbrehotels.com/en/research/articles/hotel-viewpoint-an-updated-2020-outlook

    CBRE 2019 Green Building Adoption Index for Multifamily Buildings: https://www.cbre.com/research-and-reports/US-Green-Building-Adoption-Index-for-Multifamily-Buildings-2019

    CBRE 2019 Green Building Adoption Index for Office Buildings: https://www.cbre.com/research-and-reports/US-Green-Building-Adoption-Index-for-Office-Buildings--2019

    CBRE Global Outlook 2030 (i.e. 10 bold predictions for commercial real estate by 2030): https://www.cbre.com/2030

    • 41 min
    $1.3 Billion in Assets Under Ownership and Management - Brian Watson

    $1.3 Billion in Assets Under Ownership and Management - Brian Watson

    Brian Watson is the Founder and CEO of Northstar Commercial Partners (“Northstar”). In this capacity he manages the firm’s overall business, new initiatives, investment strategies and all major investment decisions, as well as sits on the investment committee of all investment activities.

    Since founding the firm in 2000, Brian has positioned Northstar as a leading, multi-faceted and vertically integrated real estate company. Northstar’s line of business, which is value-add real estate focused on job creation, is currently one of the premier acquirers of vacant and/or value-add properties in markets throughout the United States. Northstar focuses on buying these assets from lenders, corporations and other owners, then improving and placing them back into productivity in order to create jobs and opportunities in their local communities and, in the process, delivering attractive returns to its investors.

    Background
    Brian began his career at Cushman & Wakefield (“C&W”), an international commercial real estate firm. During his seven-year tenure at this firm, he focused on both landlord and tenant representation assignments throughout America. Brian received several acknowledgements while at the firm, including being the youngest broker at the time to secure a Directorship title for his production, and C&W’s prestigious Service Excellence Award for his superior ability to handle complex, high value transactions. Mr. Watson’s extensive education and experience in the real estate industry has been instrumental to the success of Northstar Commercial Partners.

    Personal Life
    Brian is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Real Estate. Brian has lived in Colorado since 1981 and grew up in Olathe on the stunning Western Slope of Colorado, known for its agriculture and ranching.

    The business model of Northstar focuses on having a positive impact on its investors, tenants, vendors, local community, and world at large by creating jobs and opportunity for thousands of people through profitable commercial real estate investments. Brian has a deep sense of faith that compels him to find the good in people and leave the world a better place than it was when he was born into it.  For this reason, he contributes a portion of his fees and interests from his business endeavors and donates them to charitable projects in his community and abroad.

    Brian’s initiatives stretch throughout the globe with a focus on bridging the gap between people of different backgrounds, faiths, belief systems, and cultures.



    Learn more about Brian’s latest book at BuildingBook.us or purchase now on Amazon.com.

    Brian Watson 

    Phone: (303) 893 - 9500

    brian@northstarcp.com

    1999 Broadway, Suite 3500

    Denver, CO 80202

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Intro Into Commercial Finance - Jordan Herrington - BOKF

    Intro Into Commercial Finance - Jordan Herrington - BOKF

    Intro Into Commercial Finance - Jordan Herrington 

    Jordan Herrington is Vice President, Relationship Manager in the Commercial Real Estate Group for Bank of Albuquerque. In this role, Jordan works with developers and investors looking to construct, acquire or refinance income-producing properties. He specializes in ground-up construction, acquisition and rehab, and term financing for retail, office, industrial and multi-family properties. Jordan has been with Bank of Albuquerque since May 2005, and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility over that time. Prior to his role in the Commercial Real Estate Group, Jordan was a Relational Manager in the Commercial and Industrial lending group working with large operating companies in New Mexico. Jordan received his BBA in Finance from the Anderson School of Management at The University of New Mexico in 2004. Jordan has lived in Albuquerque for 25 years and has built strong roots here. Jordan and his wife Jennifer have been married for 10 years and have two boys, Declan (6) and Everett (3).  Outside of work, Jordan enjoys spending time with his family, cycling on many of Albuquerque’s great bike paths, golf in the warm months and snowboarding in the winter.

    Contact Information

    Jordan Herrington

    Vice President | Commercial Real Estate

    BOK Financial

    100 Sun Avenue NE, Suite 500

    Albuquerque, NM 87109

    505-222-8460 | Office

    505-263-2115 | Cell

    jherrington@bokf.com | Email

    • 57 min
    Rod Santomassimo - The Massimo Group

    Rod Santomassimo - The Massimo Group

    Today we interview a very dynamic Commercial Real Estate coach, Rod Santomassimo. 

    Rod Santomassimo is a best-selling author, speaker, and consultant.  He is also the founder of the Massimo Group.  The mission of Massimo Group is to assist independent contractors, solopreneurs and small business owners in transforming their business and, ultimately, their lives.

    During his 35+-year professional career, Rod has been an IT Consultant, COO of a public telecom firm, CFO of a regional law firm, and senior executive of an international commercial real estate firm.  He has also started his own brokerage firm, college lacrosse recruiting company, and is a patented inventor.

    Through these trials and tribulations, Rod developed the Massimo MethodsTM. These are the same methods that Rod implemented to create a multi-million dollar coaching business as well as allow his Massimo Group clients to accelerate their own success.

    When he is not traveling for speaking or consulting engagements, Rod lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wife and their two children.

    Contact Information

    Rod Santomassimo

    massimo-group.com

    • 1 hr
    Becky Torres - A Legal Perspective on How to Protect Yourself and Negotiate in Commercial Real Estate!

    Becky Torres - A Legal Perspective on How to Protect Yourself and Negotiate in Commercial Real Estate!

    In today's show we take a deep dive into the legal side of the Commercial Real Estate business! We hear from a very accomplished and active real estate attorney on what clauses to look for in negotiate whether you are a Tenant/Landlord or Owner/Seller. We learn what strategies can be used to protect your asset from liability and litigation. Awesome show and we hope you enjoy! 

    Contact Information:
    Becky Torres
    Website: https://torreslawnm.com/ 
    Phone: (505) 221-6709
    Email: bt@torreslawnm.com 

    • 54 min
    Dave Campbell - How Infrastructure, Autonomous Vehicles and Drones Factor into City Planning!

    Dave Campbell - How Infrastructure, Autonomous Vehicles and Drones Factor into City Planning!

    In this truly interesting episode we speak with one of the most accomplished city managers in the state of NM. We learn about how cities and governments are planning for innovation and technology. You learn how cities utilize incentives and public private partnerships to spur commercial development. Enjoy!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

Ecupirate69 ,

Great podcast

I just started listening to this podcast and I have already learned a lot. If you want to learn more about commercial and development, look no further!

NTA102 ,

Great podcast!

If you are looking for a great way to learn about commercial real estate and all that goes into deal making and development, then this podcast is for you! Great job Clay!

Army33 ,

Keep it coming!

I had the privilege to work with Clayton on a couple deals this past year. He’s a great Broker and well respected in the community. I’ve enjoyed the episodes so far, there’s been great guests and excellent content so far. Keep up the good work fellas!

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