123 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 6: Part 2

    Step 6: Part 2

    The Capital Stack with Special Guest Derek Eakin
    This week’s episode is a continuation of my series that coincides with my upcoming book and name of the podcast, The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing. In this show, the ninth of the 12-part series, my writing partner Rachel Hartman interviews special guest Derek Eakin, senior director of portfolio management at The RMR Group. Previously Derek was the chief investment officer at River Oaks Investment Corp. and while there, he and I partnered with others to create two real estate funds with a total capitalization of $350 million.
    In this episode, Derek breaks down the layers of the capital stack, covering debt and equity components along with the risks and rewards to be aware of. He guides us through a sources and uses document, and explains why it’s essential to create one when raising capital.
    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).

    • 51 min
    CRE's Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

    CRE's Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

    In this show, I interview Marilee Utter, Global Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate, to debut the top ten issues of Real Estate.

     

    ● Inflation and Interest Rates

    ● Geopolitical Risk

    ● Hybrid Work and the “Great Decentralization”

    ● Supply Chain Disruption, Energy: Sustainability, Affordability, & Availability

    ● Energy: Sustainability, Affordability, & Availability

    ● Labor Shortage Strain

    ● The Great Housing Imbalance

    ● Regulatory Uncertainty

    ● Cybersecurity Interruptions

    ● ESG Requirements Forcing Change

    • 34 min
    Step 6: Raise the Capital

    Step 6: Raise the Capital

    This week’s episode is a continuation of my series that coincides with my upcoming book and name of the podcast, The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing. In this show, the seventh of the 12-part series, I discuss what it means to orchestrate the funds and investors involved in a real estate acquisition. From equity and deposits to partner agreements and timelines, I spell out the main factors that you’ll want to firmly grasp so you can move forward with confidence (and a greater chance of success!) My writing partner, Rachel Hartman, asks me questions as I share the importance of taking a bid seriously (brokers talk! Others will know if you back out), how to approach lenders, and why you shouldn’t overlook incentives. 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).

    • 54 min
    Step 5: Initiate the Underwriting Process

    Step 5: Initiate the Underwriting Process

    This week’s episode is a continuation of my series that coincides with my upcoming book and name of the podcast, The Insider’s Edge to Real Estate Investing. In this show, the sixth of the 12-part series, I lay out some of the beginning financial considerations that will arise as you evaluate a piece of property. What type of return can you expect from a property? Who should you bring in to look at the financial statements? How do you make sure you don’t get overleveraged? My writing partner, Rachel Hartman, asks me about these topics and more as I share the techniques that I’ve developed to understand the costs and returns related to an investment, which is a key component when initiating the bidding process. 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).

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Step 4: Know What to Look For

    Step 4: Know What to Look For

    This week’s episode is a continuation of my 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 the 12-part series, I discuss what it means to walk through a listing that you are considering for an investment. I compare what it’s like to tour a residential home versus checking out an investment property (trust me, there are some key differences!). My writing partner, Rachel Hartman, asks me questions as I share inside tips to give you the advantage, including knowing who to bring with you, what questions to ask, and how to find out information that will help you decide whether to make a bid. The best part: the chance to reimagine a space and think creatively about how you could repurpose it and add value. 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).

    • 49 min
    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

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!

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!

Rootr2000 ,

Amazing insight

There is so much to learn in this podcast and in particular from a legend in the industry, Arthur Mirante.

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