Each city has a life of their own, with their distinct pulse and rhythm. Most of us spend our lives traveling in and out of cities every day, watching buildings go up and old ones torn down. But do we really know the stories behind them? On this podcast we will talk with the leaders, the visionaries, the entrepreneurs, and the movers and shakers that are having a positive impact in their cities and driving the innovation in Urban Real Estate. We’ll explore the future of cities as they re-invent, and re-establish their purpose. If you're interested in commercial real estate, politics, finance, community organizations, non-profits, and businesses in Rust Belt cities this podcast is for you. Hosted by Andrew Urban and Paige O’Neil and recorded in our studio in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.
126: WeWork We Fail
In this thought-provoking episode, we've taken a deep dive into the captivating rise and stunning fall of WeWork, shedding light on the intricacies of its dramatic journey. From its ambitious beginnings as a disruptor in the co-working industry to its staggering peak valuation and subsequent near-collapse, we've unraveled the highs and lows of this corporate saga. Along the way, we've examined the warning signs, explored the influence of key players, and pondered the future prospects of WeWork in a changing business landscape. Join us on this riveting exploration of one of the most remarkable stories in recent corporate history.
Transitioning From Boomers to Gen X: Exploring the Evolution of Work Values and Culture
In this episode, Andrew and Paige explore the generational shifts in the workplace, notably the transition from Baby Boomer CEOs to Gen X CEOs, and the impact on work culture. They discuss how generational differences affect work-life balance, remote work, and other aspects of the modern workplace. They also touch on productivity measures, organizational behavior in remote and hybrid workplaces, and the changing values and expectations of different generations in the workforce.
124: Psychology of the Workplace: A Conversation with Melissa St. John
In this episode of our podcast, we have the pleasure of hosting a remarkable guest, Melissa St John. Melissa is a prominent business owner and leader with over 30 years of experience in the corporate workplace. Throughout the conversation, we delve into her insights and initiatives, such as psychological safety in the workplace, changes she sees with the needs of hybrid working, and how employees need a voice to have a productive, engaging, and profitable environment.
123: Weekly Short - Navigating Today's Office Markets: Insights with Andrew
In this episode, Paige engages in an enlightening conversation with Andrew, an expert in the field of office markets. Together, they explore the current state of office markets and discuss key trends and insights. The episode also delves into the future of office markets, with Andrew sharing his predictions and perspectives on how the industry is likely to evolve. He touches on topics such as the integration of technology, the role of coworking spaces, and the potential impact of hybrid work models on office demand. Throughout the podcast, Andrew offers valuable insights and actionable takeaways for listeners, whether they are professionals in the real estate industry or individuals interested in understanding the dynamics of office markets today.
122: Revolutionizing Urban Development: Creating Smart, Sustainable Cities with Isaac Bamgbose
In this episode of Urban Foundry, our Andrew and Paige sit down with Isaac Bamgbose, the founder and CEO of
New City Development, a pioneering organization dedicated to transforming city developments. Isaac shares his
background and passion for urban planning and sustainable development, which led him to establish his
121: Gen Z and the Office Environment
In this episode of Urban Foundry, we interview recent college graduate Nick Drehs and college senior Sam Comer about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and their transition into the workforce. They discuss challenges with remote learning, limited social interactions, and the importance of in-person collaboration. The conversation highlights the preference for stability and enjoying work and the need for understanding industry terminology. The hosts emphasize the value of in-person interactions for personal growth and development.