Leading Voices Podcast: Keith Oden of Camden Property Trust

The Leading Voices in Real Estate podcast series interviews some of the most successful, interesting, entrepreneurial people who shape our cities and the built environment. Host Matt Slepin gets to the personal side not often heard from these legends and visionaries, their career stories and advice, and their role in creating vibrant communities.

Keith Oden
President, Camden Property Trust

Keith Oden and his business partner, CEO Ric Campo, have taken Camden Property Trust from a Texas start-up to a nationwide apartment owner, with a distinctive approach. He explains the seminal move by Camden in innovating rent optimization software, how they’ve built a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, and how they keep a sprawling organization humming.

Toby Bozzuto
President & CEO, The Bozzuto Group

Growing up, Toby Bozzuto did not want to work in the family business-yet now he is the CEO. Toby began his career in the music industry but was drawn into the real estate world because of the foundational values his father set for the Bozzuto Group.

Sam Zell
Chairman, Equity International

Sam Zell has always had an entrepreneurial mind-set, attributing his real estate success to it. After getting his start flipping apartments as a law school student, he grew his businesses and helped transform what we know as the modern REIT.

Jonathan Rose
President, Jonathan Rose Companies

Jonathan Rose left his family’s multi-generational real estate company to start his own for-profit mission-driven development firm. His passion for creating communities of opportunity is strengthened through the belief that we all share a compassion that makes the world a better place.

Mary Ann Tighe

Mary Ann Tighe didn’t know what commercial real estate was until she was 36 years old. With a successful career in the Carter/Mondale White House before launching the A&E network, she recognized her knack for deal making and is now one of the country’s most prolific brokers.