48 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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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

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 Importance and Different Roles of a General Contractor w/ Will Pender

    The Importance and Different Roles of a General Contractor w/ Will Pender

    In this episode Clayton speaks with Will Pender, a seasoned general contractor in the commercial real estate space. 



    From wanting to become a lawyer initially to being a leader in one of the most successful and thriving contracting firms in Texas, Will’s journey has been a fascinating one to hear.



    Will sheds some light on the evolving role of general contractors and the importance of hiring experienced professionals, especially for complex projects. He also delves into innovative approaches in construction, from regional specialization to the impact of AI and mass timber on the industry.



    Discover the intricacies of the pre-construction and construction phases, gaining insights into strategies for successful project execution. Will's valuable perspectives on sustainability trends, rising construction costs, and future industry trends offer a comprehensive guide for both industry veterans and aspiring professionals.



    Whether you're interested in project coordination, industry innovations, or navigating construction challenges, this episode provides actionable insights and advice from a seasoned professional.

    • 44 min
    Building Relationships and Thriving in CRE - Citadel Partners

    Building Relationships and Thriving in CRE - Citadel Partners

    In this episode Clayton speaks with industry veterans Scott Jessen and Scott Morse.

    From their humble beginnings in the '80s to forming a successful partnership and establishing a regional firm in 2012, the duo shares invaluable insights into specialization strategies, hiring challenges, and the core values that have sustained their partnership.

    Gain a competitive edge as they discuss the future of the real estate market, offering detailed predictions for the industrial and office sectors in the next 1-2 years.

    Discover the secrets to a lasting and successful career in commercial real estate as Jessen and Morse provide advice for aspiring professionals, emphasizing patience, commitment, specialization, and the qualities of a great teammate.

    Delve into the impact of remote work on the office market, exploring the challenges faced by building owners with vacant spaces and the importance of fostering human connection in the workplace.

    Concluding with a piece of advice that has shaped their careers, this episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of the real estate industry, from seasoned professionals navigating market trends to aspiring individuals entering this dynamic field.

    • 59 min
    Dale Dekker - The Evolution of CRE Architecture

    Dale Dekker - The Evolution of CRE Architecture

    In this episode, Clayton speaks with Dale Dekker, one of the founding partners of Dekker, Perich Sabatini or popularly known as DPS. An architect and planner rooted in Albuquerque, exploring his journey from a young apprentice influenced by his father to becoming a rainmaker at his own architectural firm. 

    The episode delves into the origins and growth of Dekker Perich Sabatini, shedding light on the strategies and values that grew the firm to a headcount of 220+ & counting. Dale discusses the evolution of the architectural industry since the 80s, emphasising the impact of technology, especially AI, on real estate and architecture. The conversation also touches upon the topics of transforming office buildings into multi-family projects, future market trends, and the challenges and opportunities in the field.

    Dale also shares valuable insights into the evolving landscape of architecture and real estate, attracting talent and fostering a positive company culture. The episode explores how technology like AI, 3D printing, and real-time solutions are getting integrated in the industry. And also the impact of new zoning codes and the importance of collaborative efforts in public-private partnerships.

     Whether you're a professional in the field or an enthusiast, this episode provides a wealth of information and perspective on the CRE and Architectural industry.

    • 50 min
    Paul Cauwels - Top Characteristics that Make Up An Exceptional CRE Developer

    Paul Cauwels - Top Characteristics that Make Up An Exceptional CRE Developer

    Show Notes:

    In this episode, we delve into the world of commercial real estate with Paul, an industry veteran with a wealth of experience. Paul shares his journey, from early jobs in construction cleanup to becoming a successful developer, highlighting the importance of hiring the right people and understanding one's strengths and weaknesses. He discusses the key qualities of a good developer and offers valuable insights on due diligence, common pitfalls, and when to make tough decisions. Paul's predictions for the real estate market and his philosophy on debt add depth to this engaging conversation.



    Key Takeaways:


    Paul's journey from humble beginnings to becoming a prominent commercial real estate developer.
    Qualities that make a successful developer, from creativity to humility.
    Insights into performing due diligence and avoiding common pitfalls.
    Paul's market predictions and advice on navigating the world of real estate.

    Curious to learn about Paul's journey from construction cleanup to real estate success? Wondering about the qualities that define a good developer and how to perform effective due diligence? Interested in market predictions and debt philosophy from an industry expert? Tune in to this episode for valuable insights and real-world experiences in commercial real estate.



    Guest Contact Information

    Paul Cauwels CEO/Manager

    Cauwels Investments

    pc@cauwelsinvestments.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Leveraging Online Platforms to Grow Your CRE Business with Raphael Collazo

    Leveraging Online Platforms to Grow Your CRE Business with Raphael Collazo

    Clayton King sits down with Raphael Collazo in this episode of The CRE Project podcast. This podcast dives deep into social media & how Raphael grew his presence being younger in the CRE world. 

    Raphael Collazo is a licensed commercial real estate agent specializing in retail and multi-family properties. Transitioning from a career in software, Raphael brings a strong technical background and a love for dissecting complex problems to his client interactions. These characteristics enable him to provide innovative and effective real estate solutions to help his clients get the most out of each transaction. As a real estate investor himself, Raphael is acutely aware of what investors look for when evaluating commercial property. As a result, he’s able to offer a unique perspective and help his clients make the best possible decision based on their financial goals.

    • 48 min
    Beth Azor - State of the Market and Digital Door Knocking in CRE

    Beth Azor - State of the Market and Digital Door Knocking in CRE

    In this show we sit down with Beth Azor and discuss a plethora of different topics including the state of the market, prospecting do and don't and how to utilize online platform to procure transactions. 

    Affectionately known as ‘The Canvassing Queen™’ Beth Azor is the founder and owner of Azor Advisory Services (AAS), a leading commercial real estate advisory and investment firm based in Southeast Florida.

    As its principal, Beth currently owns and manages six shopping centers in Florida and travels the country consulting with, brokering deals for and training associates in the commercial real estate industry. A partial list of Beth’s clients include Phillips Edison & Co., Brixmor Properties, The Shopping Center Group, Urban Edge Development and DLC Management Group.

    Prior to founding AAS, Beth was the President of Terranova Florida’s largest 3rd party asset manager. Beth also has over thirty years of experience in managing, developing, redeveloping and teaching commercial real estate leasing agents all over the country. She has taken it upon herself to guide budding and established retail real estate agents to conquer the market by offering commercial real estate training courses and workshops. Her canvassing workshops are legendary!

    A graduate of FSU, Beth is a former Foundation Trustee and is past Chairwoman of the Board, and Founder of the FSU Real Estate Foundation. Beth is also the immediate past President of the Board of Directors of HOPE Outreach Center in Davie, Florida and co-founder of 100+ Women Who Care in South Florida. She resides in Davie with her two boys, Alex and Mario.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Must-Listen for CRE Investors

This show is perfect for anyone looking to hear some real stories from across industry lines regarding CRE. Passionate hosts and interesting guests make for a great listen and one of the best CRE podcasts out there right now.

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Thanks for having Neal Bawa on The CRE Project Podcast Show. It was a great episode!

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Great Resource for CRE Investors and Brokers Alike

Listened to a few of the episodes so far, and being an Albuquerque native, it has been great seeing some familiar and new names to hear about what is new and trending in commercial real estate. Timely information with knowledge guests.

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