A Highlight of 2020’s Best PRO Perspective Episodes

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2020 was a year of curveballs, turns, and turbulence, yet it brought the commercial real estate community together in the digital space like never before. 

At the start of the pandemic, we launched our PRO Perspective series to equip brokers, investors, and principles with the data and conversation they needed to stay sharp, informed, and ready to face the changing tides of commercial real estate. What began as a labor of love exploded into 46 episodes produced this year, hosting nearly 50 CRE professionals and bringing on thousands of viewers nationwide.

To cap off a year of learnings and conversation, we’ve curated a collection of your favorite PRO Perspective webinars in 2020. From data-driven asset class performance talks to in-depth discussions about managing your brokerage and much more, these episodes were among the most popular in the series.

The Evolution of Net Leases

Aired 6/11/2020

This PRO Perspective explored the evolution of net leases with Patrick Luther, Managing Director at SRS, National Net Lease Group. In this episode, Patrick and Crexi’s Matt Cors discussed how commercial real estate net lease transactions have become more efficient over time, the evolving role of a CRE broker in negotiating net leases, and take deep dive into strategic methodologies to navigate the nuances of net lease transactions. 

CRE Titans on Note Sales

Aired 9/16/2020

This PRO Perspective featured some of the CRE’s top note sale experts on navigating the current loan note landscape. In this episode, Crexi’s Mike DeGiorgio and Brandy Smith sat with Patrick Arangio of CBRE, Will Sledge of JLL, James Dunbar of Värde, Angela Gonzales of Trimont, and Nicholas Seidenberg of Eastdil Secured to discuss all things note sales.

Running Your Own Brokerage

Aired 8/19/2020

This PRO Perspective featured Cathy Jones, Michelle Hudson, and Patricia Loveall sharing their brokerage managing experience. In this episode, Crexi’s Kyla Dickman and Jessica LaRusso sat with Cathy, Michelle, and Patricia to discuss the ins and outs of starting, growing, and managing a brokerage. The female-led panel dove into topics ranging from first-time broker advice to how to attract and hire the best talent for your firm. 

The Rise of Dollar General

Aired 11/18/2020

This episode featured Branson Blackburn and Matt Davis of Trinity REIS discussing the rising success of Dollar General and net leases. In this episode, Crexi’s Yannis Papadakis sat with Branson and Matt to discuss the rise of Dollar General and other net lease successes. The conversation ranges from the first appearance of discount stores, their resilience amid turbulent economic times, and how the Trinity REIS team has transacted more than 120 Dollar General assets in 2020. 

Transforming CRE and Creating Opportunity

Aired 7/15/2020

This PRO Perspective featured Kyle Matthews, founder of Matthews Real Estate Investment Services, to explore shaping CRE to create opportunity. In this episode, Crexi’s CEO Mike DeGiorgio and Matt Cors sat with Kyle to discuss what it takes to succeed in commercial real estate, how to create opportunities for yourself, and how CRETech is transforming the inner workings of the commercial property sector.

All Things Self Storage

Aired 10/28/2020

This episode featured Brett Hatcher and Gabriel Coe of Marcus & Millichap’s The Hatcher Group, talking about self storage properties. In this episode, Crexi’s Matt Cors sat with Brett and Gabriel to discuss the fundamentals of self storage assets, where the trajectory of the sector is headed, and how COVID has impacted activity in the self storage industry.

Starting Out in CRE

Aired 5/13/2020

In this PRO Perspective, Larry Genet, SVP at CBRE, sat down with Crexi’s Matt Cors to discuss how to launch a career in commercial real estate. In this episode, Larry and Matt discussed a wide range of topics, including coronavirus’ ending of the bull market, kickstarting a commercial real estate career in an economic downturn, and the value of teamwork and mentorship in joining the CRE industry.

The Pharmacy Net Lease Market

Aired 8/26/2020 and 9/2/2020

This two-part PRO Perspective series featured Brandon Hanna of Encore Real Estate Investment Services discussing more CRE opportunities in the pharmacy market. In these episodes, Crexi’s Yannis Papadakis joined Brandon in a  deep-dive exploration of historical trends, current happenings, and future potential in the pharmacy net lease market.

View Part 1 here:

Which was your favorite topic? Who do you want us to interview in 2021? Let us know.

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Shanti Ryle
Shanti Ryle

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Shanti leads Crexi's content marketing strategies with 7+ years of content development experience, creating everything from blog posts to award-winning podcasts. Previously, she worked on content teams at Snapchat, Weedmaps, and HopSkipDrive as well as developed copy, articles, and media for freelance publications.

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