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Liz Holland | Analytics: The Secret to Survival in Today’s Retail Space

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.

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Lisa Picard | Creating a Vision for the Modern Workplace

Lisa Picard is President, CEO of EQ Office, the company formerly known as Equity Office Properties (EOP), one of the largest owners of office property in the United States, owned by Blackstone. 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.

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Jon Geanakos | President, Americas of JLL Capital Markets Shares Why Tough Jobs Pay Off

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.

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Ron Terwilliger (Part 1) | Risk, Intensity, and His Journey Leading Trammell Crow Residential

In today’s episode, 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 apartment business.

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Chip Conley (Rebroadcast)

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

Clara Brenner | Venture Capitalist Making City-Living Easier

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.

Karl Polen | From a Music Career to Managing a $40 Billion Fund

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.

Matt Slepin | Discovering True Leaders

In this episode, you will actually hear me being interviewed, rather than me doing the interview. Jeff Large is the editor of Season 2 of Leading Voices. He interviewed me on his podcast, The Jeff Large Podcast, where he talks about tech, podcasting, and running a business. I get to discuss how this relates to real estate from both a recruiting and leadership standpoint. Enjoy!

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