1/17/18 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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The Impact of the New Tax Bill and Transportation Issues in the Region Dr. Alexander Heil, Chief Economist for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, returned to continue discussions about the future of transportation in the NY/NJ Metro Area – this time with an emphasis on the impact of the new Federal tax law on the region. … Read More

1/11/18 Raleigh Mastermind Group Meeting


For 2018, member David Koehler of Wells Fargo foresees continued growth in the Charlotte and Raleigh markets as well as growth in suburban sectors and activity in townhome and office space. He continues to see ample outside investment coming into NC. David also reports Wells Fargo’s new hotel franchise financing group is experiencing strong activity out of the gate.

1/10/18 Atlanta Perimeter Mastermind Group Meeting


Rick Ferguson with Georgia Brokers Real Estate reports working on Atlanta’s West side where the area is exploding in what he terms “hyper selling.” The West side is considered to be in the general area from Northside Drive to the old Bankhead Highway along I-285. While seasoned buyers have been in the area for the last 9 years, Rick reports … Read More

1/9/18 – Detroit Mastermind Group


Detroit REAL Professionals held their January meeting and featured Matt Fenster from Etkin Real Estate Solutions as the member spotlight. Formed in 1982, Etkin is a full spectrum commercial real estate organization engaged in the acquisition, management, and development of office, retail, hotel, mixed-use and industrial properties. Matt Fenster explains that Etkin has two areas of operation with the first … Read More

1/9/18 Washington, DC Mastermind Meeting

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The DC Mastermind group started the new year off looking toward the future with a discussion that touched on how driverless cars are impacting the garage parking equation and what Prince George’s County needs to do in order to reach its full development potential. Trends in office were also discussed, from how the shrinking need for space is impacting law … Read More

1/8/18 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting


The members of the Philadelphia Mastermind Group who braved the weather to attend the January meeting were given a special opportunity to learn about cybersecurity from Ballard Spahr’s Edward McAndrew. A former federal cybercrime prosecutor, McAndrew discussed the importance of preparing a game plan for both preventing and managing a cyber attack. He also shared hacking methods, categories of information, … Read More

12/20/17 Washington, DC Mastermind Meeting

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In anticipation of passage of the massive federal tax reform bill, members of DC’s mastermind group discussed the state of the local workforce, noting that their troubles with finding and retaining talented (and high-grossing) employees wouldn’t be alleviated by the potential tax breaks. Guest speaker Victor Hoskins, director of Arlington’s Economic Development department, agreed that the mismatched workforce is an … Read More

12/18/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group


Guest Sara Snider, Urban Redevelopment Strategist, provided an overview of her efforts via Penn State to invest in the City of New Kensington, a former mill town on the banks of the Allegheny River, 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Penn State opened an entrepreneurial center in the community earlier this year, and Snider said there’s momentum behind efforts to innovate … Read More

12/18/17 Dallas Mastermind Group Meeting


Attendees of the December meeting of the Dallas Multi-Discipline Group heard from guest speaker Matt Davies, an Assistant Vice President in community outreach department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and a cybersecurity and payments expert. Davies told the group that there are two areas of emphasis in regard to payments: speed and security. “In the payment system of … Read More

12/14/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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Visions of Economic Growth, Transportation and a Bronx Tale of Transformation Mark the End of 2017 Members of the NYC RPN Mastermind Group topped off a great year with two powerful presentations. Dr. Alexander Heil, chief economist for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, shared the latest economic news and its impact on the transportation hub of … Read More