118 episodes

The Insider's Edge To Real Estate Investing will provide you with everything you need to know about investing and operating commercial real estate. Although the show is based in New York City, it explores the fundamentals of investing in all asset classes across the nation.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of TV and radio shows that deal with investing in the stock market and yet almost none that cover exclusively commercial real estate.
This is not a “get rich quick” or “how to flip homes” show. We will teach you step-by-step how to source, acquire, improve and operate commercial real estate. The show will start with a recap of New York City commercial real estate news, followed by an investor spotlight with a legend in the business, and then feature industry experts covering every aspect of the business.

The Insider's Edge To Real Estate Investing James Nelson

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

The Insider's Edge To Real Estate Investing will provide you with everything you need to know about investing and operating commercial real estate. Although the show is based in New York City, it explores the fundamentals of investing in all asset classes across the nation.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of TV and radio shows that deal with investing in the stock market and yet almost none that cover exclusively commercial real estate.
This is not a “get rich quick” or “how to flip homes” show. We will teach you step-by-step how to source, acquire, improve and operate commercial real estate. The show will start with a recap of New York City commercial real estate news, followed by an investor spotlight with a legend in the business, and then feature industry experts covering every aspect of the business.

    Step 3: Spot the Gems

    Step 3: Spot the Gems

    On this week’s episode, I’m continuing a series that coincides with my upcoming book and name of the podcast, The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing. In this show, the fifth of this 12-part series, I talk about discovering properties that can produce returns which outperform the market. You’ll learn why it’s a great idea to ask about the seller’s motivation, how to find deals that aren’t readily listed and visible to the public eye, and ways to build a great relationship with brokers, who are an essential resource and can lead you to hidden deals. My writing partner Rachel Hartman talks with me about pursuing off market opportunities, why neglected property might be a great fit, and how to decipher sales information. In addition to helping me with the book, Rachel pens content for Fortune 500 companies and is a regular contributor for U.S. News & World Report (connect with her at LinkedIn)

    • 59 min
    Step 2: Create Your Dream Team

    Step 2: Create Your Dream Team

    On this week’s episode, I’m continuing a series that coincides with my upcoming book and name of the podcast, The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing. In this show, the fourth of this 12-part series, I delve into one of the most important aspects of real estate investing: your relationships. This is not a game you’ll play on your own and having a partner you can count on will help you get great wins, time and again. I lay out the different players you’ll need on your dream team, and how each one will contribute to the deal. My writing partner, Rachel Hartman, interviews me as I share ways to get to know others in this space, how to approach them, and the benefits of long-term relationships. Bottom line: your reputation will reign supreme, and others will notice who you keep in your circle. In addition to helping me with the book, Rachel pens content for Fortune 500 companies and is a regular contributor for U.S. News & World Report (connect with her at LinkedIn).

    • 52 min
    Step 1: Find the Right Property Type

    Step 1: Find the Right Property Type

    On this week’s episode, I’m continuing a series that coincides with my upcoming book and name of the podcast, The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing. In this show, the third in this 12-part series, I define and compare the four main property types, which are often called asset classes, in real estate investing. These are: multi-family, retail, office, and land. I cover the advantages and disadvantages for each one, and lay out some important factors, like considering upfront costs and understanding your tolerance for risk when choosing a property. My writing partner Rachel Hartman interviews me as I discuss which asset class I think is a great option for beginning investors, along with the value of starting with a location where you feel comfortable and have an inside edge—like your own neighborhood. In addition to helping me with the book, Rachel pens content for Fortune 500 companies and is a regular contributor for U.S. News & World Report (connect with her at LinkedIn).

    • 57 min
    Why Real Estate

    Why Real Estate

    On this week’s episode, I’m continuing a series that coincides with my upcoming book and new name of the podcast, The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing. In this show, I compare real estate investing to other investment types, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and retirement accounts. I explain how real estate tends to be an opaque and inefficient space, meaning it’s not always easy to readily find information about every available property in your neighborhood. I also lay out why those factors work to your advantage, because if you research and get to know an area, you’ll be able to spot great opportunities and build returns on your own terms.
    My writing partner Rachel Hartman interviews me as I break down two common myths that tend to hold new investors back, which are the lack of capital and lack of experience. I share my investing philosophy which reduces risk, point out ways to raise capital right from the beginning, and explain how I went from having nearly zero knowledge of real estate to becoming an expert in my neighborhood in just 90 days—and how you can too. In addition to helping me with the book, Rachel pens content for Fortune 500 companies and is a regular contributor for U.S. News & World Report (connect with her at LinkedIn).

    • 57 min
    My Story

    My Story

    On this week’s episode, I’m kickstarting a new series that coincides with my upcoming book and new name of the podcast, The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing. In this first episode, I share insights into my background, including where I grew up and how I got into real estate, first as a broker and later as an investor myself. I relate stories about observing my grandfather’s tenacity and seeing how that helped guide his real estate investing strategy, along with my gratitude for mentors who showed me how to get into the real estate game and gain the competitive advantage. My writing partner Rachel Hartman interviews me to pull back the layers and point out the lines I draw between my brokerage business and acting as an investor, my early mistakes that taught me valuable lessons, and discoveries that opened my eyes to the opportunities in real estate for those who have the inside knowledge. In addition to helping me with the book, Rachel pens content for Fortune 500 companies and is a regular contributor for U.S. News & World Report (connect with her at LinkedIn).

     

    Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-hartman-4a8a516/

    • 54 min
    Inflation and Real Estate With Dr. Nick Axford

    Inflation and Real Estate With Dr. Nick Axford

    On this week's show I welcome Nick Axford, Principal and Global Director of Insight at Avison Young. Dr. Nick Axford is Avison Young's Global Director of Insight, and has over 25 years' experience in leading private sector research and consultancy functions. From 1994 to 2018 he worked for CBRE, including five years as Global Head of Research. In this global role, Nick was responsible for leading and coordinating the activities of more than 650 specialists in countries around the world.

    Nick is a regular presenter at leading industry conferences and events, appearing frequently in the print and broadcast media commenting on topical issues relating to the commercial real estate market.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Whitney Sewell ,

Great Value-Add Show

I enjoyed being a guest on this show! James does a great job with each guest at drawing out answers to your questions!

megan@podcastingyou ,

Amazing Content!

James does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

bulobili ,

Great Conversations with CRE Key Players

James invites the key players in CRE and always makes the conversations inspiring and intelligent. James also asks good questions on behalf of people who want to break into CRE. I highly recommend this podcast to both students and professionals!

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