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CRE Insights With Cecil Cummins

CRE Insights With Cecil Cummins is an interview series discussing the aspects of Commercial Real Estate with top professionals.

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The COVID-19 Impact on Shopping Center Retail

Cecil Cummins sits down with Ray Bayat of NetCo investments to discuss COVID-19's impact on Shopping Center Retail. Cecil and Ray talk through short term and long term asset management strategies and what the future may hold. Ray founded NetCo Investments, Inc. along with Mitch Bayat in 2002 to pursue value-added shopping center developments and investments. Since then, Ray has been involved in the acquisition, redevelopment, sale, and financing of more than 1.2 million square feet and transactions valued at over $300 million. Prior to this, Ray was with Grubb & Ellis from 1997 to 2003. He was one of the top retail salespersons for Grubb & Ellis nationally, culminating in a Circle of Excellence performance for years 2000 through 2002. Prior to joining Grubb & Ellis, Ray was Leasing Manager for Newhall Land, the largest landowner in Los Angeles County. The company was involved in both residential and commercial development in Valencia, California. Ray was also an entrepreneur. He owned a franchised restaurant and two other retail businesses from 1988 through 1994.


6 May 2020

Rank #1

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Cannabis Investing in 2020 With Mana Supply

Cecil Cummins sits down with Chris Jensen and Matt Volz of Mana Supply, a multi-state Cannabis company that has maintained profitability- despite the hurdles. In this interview, Cecil, Matt and CJ discuss where cannabis s now- the potential impact of COVID-19 and how they see cannabis navigating a market downturn. Christopher Jensen is a former lawyer turned successful entrepreneur with a history of startups and exits across multiple industries. He was the Co-Founder of Trustpoint International ($60M in annual revenue); Former senior executive at Hudson Global, Xerox and CS Disco; Board Member and Treasurer, National Cannabis Roundtable; Recipient of 2019 Cannabis Dealmakers Summit “Rising Star Award" Matt Volz is a veteran commercial real estate executive with experience in private equity, capital markets, investments, dispositions and asset management. He was the Director of Acquisitions, Excelsa Holdings ($400M in assets); Portfolio Manager, Colliers International (3.6M sq. ft. portfolio); General Manager, ING Clarion Real Estate Investment Management.


25 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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COVID-19's Overall Impact on Real Estate and How to Survive a Recession

Cecil Cummins sits down with David Osborn, New York Times Best Selling Author and Real Estate Mogul to discuss the COVID-19 impact on the real estate market. After sticking out his thumb and traveling the world, David returned home to Austin, Texas broke and unemployed, at the age of 26. Though his travels may not have yielded wealth, they instilled the key motivation that he brings to every part of his life to create it -- freedom. Because to have everything you ever wanted takes the opportunity to design your life and believe it can happen. Through this intention, David began to test his entrepreneurial merits alongside his business-partner mom in the world of real estate. The results were nothing short of remarkable. In less than 10 years, David would go on to build one of the top real estate brokerages in the world, founding over 50 companies. Yet, more than anything else, the inherent freedom derived from his success awards him the time to focus on the importance on what matters most: being a proud father of two beloved daughters, a son, and husband to the wonderful and talented Traci Osborn. Today, still rooted in his boundless sense of adventure, David continues to travel the world not only to be enlightened by new experiences but to share his insight and expertise with others so they, too, can truly be free.


24 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Navigating 1031 Exchanges During COVID-19

Cecil Cummins and Fred Hubler discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the Financial Markets and on Real Estate Markets, specifically on a 1031 Exchange he is working on, and how it was impacted. Tune in for insights on the potential short and long term implications of this massive Black Swan event! Frederick is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than twenty-five years of success spanning financial services and technology. He is responsible for founding Creative Capital Wealth Management Group, growing the firm to eleven states, and building a retainer-based wealth management program. Frederick is an innovative leader with a keen eye for unique solutions and vast knowledge in alternative wealth creation strategies. He received his Behavioral Financial Advisor TM, BFATM for short, certification as of July 2018. Frederick built a framework to allow third-party experts to collaborate with and assist his clients, a practice now spreading throughout the industry. He is an inspiring leader who draws from a breadth of knowledge in market leadership, business development, goal execution, and wealth management. Frederick attained his MBA from the University of Phoenix and his BS in Business Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. As a seasoned board member Frederick has held board positions with Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation, Rotary, Kiwanis, LGBT Equality Alliance, the Phoenixville Senior Center, Cornerstone for Hope, and the West Chester Schools of Business Advisory Council. He is married to Elizabeth, has eight-year-old twins James and Abigail, and loves Eagles football. His hobbies include technology, cigars, and cars.


23 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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MultiFamily and COVID-19 from the Man who Predicted '08-'09

Mike Hananel, CEO of Strategic Growth Real Estate and Cecil Cummins Discuss the current situation, along with the short-term and long-term implications of COVID-19. As the CEO of Strategic Growth Real Estate, Inc., the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Investment, and Property Management firm he founded in Los Angeles in 2012, Michael Hananel brings nearly thirty years of entrepreneurial experience in business operations and real estate management to the table. A third-generation real estate investor and second-generation real estate broker, Michael has a lifetime of experience in the real estate industry, including the founding, in 2006, of WNY Metro Horizon in Buffalo, NY, a company he grew to over 600 apartment units under management before he sold the company for $36.0 Million in early 2015. As a devoted student of the economy, money and monetary policy, in 2005 Michael foresaw the housing crash and anticipated a massive downturn in the housing market in Los Angeles and nationwide. He began selling all of his apartment building investments in Los Angeles and encouraged his clients (whom he managed apartment buildings for) to do the same. He then began researching markets all around the United States to see if there would be a safer market to roll those funds into (for tax deferral purposes) that would withstand a nationwide housing downturn. Buffalo, NY fit his investment criteria perfectly so he opened an office there and began making investments there and bringing many of his LA clients into the Buffalo market with him. In 2005, when he began investing in Buffalo, it was ranked by Moody's as the 72nd best real estate market of the 100 largest cities in America. When he sold in 2015 Kiplinger's Finance Magazine ranked Buffalo as the #1 real estate market in the country (of the 100 largest cities in America) during the Great Recession from 2007 to 2014. Michael's clients who invested with him in Buffalo made an average overall return of 312% (34% average annual return) during the Great Recession.


22 Apr 2020

Rank #5