23 episodes

Graffito is a Boston-based advisory firm that operates as a Strategic Partner to landlords, tenants, and developers focused on ground floor activation of mixed-use urban development projects. Our host, Drew Katz, is joined by co-host Jesse Baerkahn and other Graffito team members as they take turns discussing pressing issues facing the industries in which we work. We’re joined by various friends of Graffito and interesting members of the business community around Boston to share their stories, gain new perspectives, and try to have a few laughs in the process.

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Graffito is a Boston-based advisory firm that operates as a Strategic Partner to landlords, tenants, and developers focused on ground floor activation of mixed-use urban development projects. Our host, Drew Katz, is joined by co-host Jesse Baerkahn and other Graffito team members as they take turns discussing pressing issues facing the industries in which we work. We’re joined by various friends of Graffito and interesting members of the business community around Boston to share their stories, gain new perspectives, and try to have a few laughs in the process.

    SZN2 EP10: End Quote

    SZN2 EP10: End Quote

    Drew and Jesse are joined by Graffito’s newest team member, Melissa Castro, as they wrap up Season 2 of the podcast. What better way to end things than with a game? Drew quotes our nine guests and Jesse has to guess which one said it. How well can you do? 

    Don't forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening and goodbye for now!

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: Symphony Dragon Slayer by Makai

    • 33 min
    SZN2 EP9: Elizabeth Lowrey

    SZN2 EP9: Elizabeth Lowrey

    This week we are joined by Elizabeth Lowrey, principal, director of interior architecture at Elkus Manfredi Architects. Together, we discussed the growing demand for downtown office space, how coronavirus has impacted workplace design, and the relationship between a building’s interior and the surrounding community. Also on this episode, Elizabeth is a fan of Jon Hamm, Drew is a fan of Jon Hamm, and Jesse asks, “Who’s Jon Hamm?”

    Don't forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening!

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: Office Hours by Mixaund

    • 48 min
    SZN2 EP8: Janelle Nanos

    SZN2 EP8: Janelle Nanos

    Janelle Nanos, reporter for the Boston Globe, writes about retail, restaurants, and consumer culture. Which, by the way, are things we care a lot about at Graffito. During our conversation we talked about a local company using a restaurant for office space, why people are rethinking their careers post-pandemic, a new adult playground in Natick called Level99, and the recent consumption boom. And, we peppered Janelle with questions to figure out what it’s like working for the Globe. Also on this episode, Jesse likes the episode’s lead, Drew needs to work on his nut graphs, and Janelle nails the kicker. All of this and more on this week’s episode of The Graffito Podcast!
    Don't forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.comor tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening!
    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: The Moment of Truth by Komiku

    • 51 min
    SZN2 EP7: C.A. Webb

    SZN2 EP7: C.A. Webb

    Fresh off her first MBTA ride since last March, C.A. Webb, President of the Kendall Square Association, joins us on this week’s episode of The Graffito Podcast. We covered a lot of territory, discussing topics like Cambridge’s reduced permitting and licensing fees, the Life Sciences real estate boom in Boston and beyond (looking at you Middlesex, New Jersey), and what makes Kendall Square so unique. Also on this episode, Drew can’t read, Jesse loses his train of thought, and C.A. calls Drew a capitalist. All of this and more on this week’s episode!

    Don't forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening!

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: Beach Time by FSM Team

    • 55 min
    SZN2 EP6: Michelle Wu

    SZN2 EP6: Michelle Wu

    At the beginning of Season Two of The Graffito Podcast, we promised you conversations with political activists, government officials, and entrepreneurs. On this week’s episode, we’re delivering all three qualifications with one special guest. Michelle Wu, City Council Member and Candidate for Mayor of Boston, interrupted her busy schedule to join Drew and Jesse to discuss what she’s learning while on the campaign trail, why she has a special connection to the restaurant industry, and how she hopes to transform the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). Also on this episode, Drew’s disappointed there wasn’t a campaign bus, Jesse questions the plural form of “Matrix,” and Michelle questions the plural form of “Focus.” All of this and so much more on this week’s episode! 

    Don't forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening! 

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: Bust Station by Kazoo (Ex Lab Rat)

    • 55 min
    SZN2 EP5: Nia Grace

    SZN2 EP5: Nia Grace

    Nia Grace, owner of Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen and founding member of the Boston Black Hospitality Coalition, joins Drew and Jesse in The Graffito Podcast studio. She tells us about her upcoming venture, The Underground Café + Lounge, what it was like purchasing a legendary Boston restaurant, and how she’s fighting to make a difference for the few black owned bars and restaurants in our city. After listening, you’ll know why it was no surprise to us that Nia was recently included Boston Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential Bostonians.” Also on this episode, Nia sings Coldplay, Drew fails his own pop quiz, and Jesse conducts some not-so-risky business.

    Don't forget to send along questions to podcast@graffito.com or tweet @graffitopodcast. Thanks for listening!

    Host: Drew Katz
    Co-Host: Jesse Baerkahn
    Music: Lost In Sargam by FSM TEAM FEATURING

    • 53 min

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