Posted in Blog on Dec 03, 2018
As a co-founder of Waypoint Homes, Colin Wiel wanted to strike out on his own again after the company went public as Starwood Waypoint. So he founded Mynd, a tech-enabled property management company focused on the single-family home industry that allows investors to track performance data in real time.
Posted in Blog on Nov 19, 2018
Art Gensler founded the eponymous-named design firm in 1965, which has grown to become the largest design firm in the world. He and Riki Nishimura, the firm’s Director of Urban Strategies, discuss the evolution of the firm over the last 50 years while touching on the value of experiential design and creating an excellent team and platform for innovation.
Posted in Blog on Nov 05, 2018
As the third generation to run Abbell Associates, the family-owned real estate company, Liz Holland has recognized the importance of changing with the times. As a large owner of retail space, Liz has ushered in the practice of deeply analyzing data to stay ahead of the evolving shopping trends to keep her tenants and properties successful.
Posted in Blog on Oct 22, 2018
Lisa Picard is the CEO of EQ Office, the company formerly known as Equity Office Properties, one of the largest owners of office property in the United States. She offers a timely perspective on the fast-evolving office workplace, the importance of creating spaces with a vision, and what these changes mean for the future of real estate.
Posted in Blog on Oct 08, 2018
As he entered the real estate market, Jon Geanakos felt outnumbered amongst his Ivy League colleagues and peers. With hard work and selfless leadership, he overcame his doubts and built a storied career from tough jobs. Today, he is the President, Americas of JLL Capital Markets, managing a team of more than 700.
Posted in Blog on Sep 24, 2018
Ron Terwilliger's outstanding career and legacy didn't end when he retired from Trammell Crow Residential; it only grew. Coming from a low-income family with little expectations of wealth, Ron wanted to give back and Affordable housing seemed to be the most natural place for his philanthropic interest to bloom. From his $100 million legacy gift to Habitat for Humanity to chairing the boards of Habitat and Enterprise Community Partners, Ron gives gives generously of his money, time, and expertise.
Posted in Blog on Sep 17, 2018
Ron Terwilliger, a great influencer in the apartment sector and dedicated philanthropist, shares part one of his story: his leadership at Trammell Crow Residential and how he literally spawned the next generation of the business. Stay tuned for Part 2 next week.
Posted in Blog on Sep 03, 2018
Chip Conley started one of the country’s first boutique hotel chains, Joie de Vivre, when he was just 26 years old. After selling the company, he joined the startup Airbnb at age 52, despite the fact that the young founders were primed to disrupt his industry
Posted in Blog on Aug 20, 2018
Clara Brenner is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of the Urban Innovation Fund, a venture capital firm that provides seed capital and regulatory support to the tech startups addressing the challenges facing urban dwellers. Clara and I had a wide-ranging discussion about her career, business, and the startups and technologies in which her firm has invested.
Posted in Blog on Aug 06, 2018
As a successful musician, playing with Johnny Cash and others in Nashville, Karl Pollen could not have predicted the future of his career path. Today he is the Chief Investment Officer for the Arizona State Retirement System (AZASRS), where he manages investments for a $40 billion state pension fund.