42 episodes

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.

Urban Foundry with Andrew Urban Andrew Urban

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

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.

    209: Exploring Japan - Real Estate Trends and Cultural Insights

    209: Exploring Japan - Real Estate Trends and Cultural Insights

    Andrew shares his recent experiences from a week-long trip to Japan, and discusses the current real estate landscape in Tokyo, including housing affordability crises, office vacancy rates, and the emerging trend of hybrid workplaces and amenity floors. Andrew also touches on cultural dynamics, Japan's exceptional mastery of French and Italian cuisines, and the broader economic shifts influenced by global politics. 

    • 17 min
    208: The Best of Urban Foundry - The Great Economic Debate: Jacob Everett vs. Steve Brunson on the Economic Future of 2035

    208: The Best of Urban Foundry - The Great Economic Debate: Jacob Everett vs. Steve Brunson on the Economic Future of 2035

    We're taking you back to the future as we revisit the best of Urban Foundry and a conversation about the future of the US economy. In this episode, we're thrilled to have two economic experts, Jacob Everett and Steve Brunson, engage in a debate about the economic future of 2035, the potential opportunities, and the challenges that lie ahead.

    • 1 hr
    207: Doom Loops, Urban Renewal, and the Future of Downtown Real Estate

    207: Doom Loops, Urban Renewal, and the Future of Downtown Real Estate

    This episode focuses on doom loops in downtown real estate markets, particularly in St. Louis and Detroit. We discuss articles from the Wall Street Journal by Conrad Puget that highlight the contrasting urban renewal efforts in these cities. The narrative centers on how post-1950s 'white flight' and economic decisions have historically led to downtown decay in American cities, emphasizing how Detroit's downtown has seen a resurgence thanks to investments from affluent families and businesses. The episode also touches on the challenges and opportunities faced by urban retailers and the potential of suburban-style planning in revitalizing urban centers.

    • 21 min
    206: Generational Shifts and Housing Crunch: A Millennial Perspective

    206: Generational Shifts and Housing Crunch: A Millennial Perspective

    What is the impact of millennials aging into the economy? Andrew Urban and Paige O'Neil explore how younger millennials are finally hitting major life milestones such as marriage and home-buying, challenges posed by the housing market, and the influence of COVID-19 on accelerating these trends. Touching on the real estate recession and the reluctance of older generations to sell their homes, the conversation expands to cover the broader implications of shifting demographics, including the pressure on urban planning, housing affordability, and the transformation of commercial real estate. How can millennials and Generation Z to adapt to and change these dynamics through innovation in housing and lifestyle choices? Listen now.

    • 25 min
    205: From Restaurants to Real Estate: Sam Khouri's Path to Lakeland Equity

    205: From Restaurants to Real Estate: Sam Khouri's Path to Lakeland Equity

    In real estate investment, success demands deep understanding, trust, and adaptability. Sam Khouri of Lakeland Equity Group, a real estate-focused private credit firm, shares insights on market complexities and strategies that he learned in his journey from business to real estate, especially the resilience he learned in the post-2008 environment. Our discussion covers strategic investment, multifamily property volatility, and the future of office spaces. Sam's optimistic perspective challenges prevailing views, and his insights serve as a roadmap for navigating real estate challenges with resilience and foresight.

    • 59 min
    204: Chicago's Urban Renaissance and Life Sciences Boom with David Burden of Colliers

    204: Chicago's Urban Renaissance and Life Sciences Boom with David Burden of Colliers

    Co-hosts Andrew Urban and Paige O'Neil talk to guest David Burden, a leading real estate broker with Colliers Chicago about the world of urban real estate and the emerging life sciences sector in Chicago. They examine the media narrative around Chicago, the evolution of downtown and Fulton Market post-COVID, and the safe return to office spaces, as well as highlighting the impact of the pandemic on work-from-home trends and office demand. The focus then transitions to the booming life sciences field in Chicago, discussing its growth, factors contributing to its success, and the transformation of certain areas into vibrant neighborhoods supporting life sciences, retail, and office spaces alike.

    • 46 min

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