10/23/17 Dallas Mastermind Group Meeting


The Dallas Mastermind Group, guest speaker Philip Jabour of Southern Methodist University explained some of the unique planning challenges facing this urban private university. When SMU was founded in 1911, it was far from the city surrounded primarily by empty land. Today, SMU, as is the case with other urban universities, must consider “town and gown” relationships (how the university’s … Read More

10/18/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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Autumn in New York: A Focus on Office, Condos, People & Design The NYC Mastermind Group shared a broad range of topics – healthy Manhattan market trends for Q3 2017; office workplace strategies centered around people, the coming shortage of skilled laborers, growing pre-work space trends, and much more. This meeting boasted the largest attendance for the NYC group to … Read More

10/10/17 Washington, DC Mastermind Meeting

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This month, the DC Mastermind Group enjoyed hearing the perspectives of three guest speakers. Michael Stevens, president of the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, presented the progress and future of development of the millions of square feet along and near north edge of the Anacostia River. Juline Kaleyias of EB5 Capital explained what the EB5 program is and how her … Read More

10/16/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group


Thousands of construction laborers will be put to work in Western Pennsylvania over the next few years, with huge coming projects such as Shell’s cracker plant and a new airport terminal. If Amazon chooses Pittsburgh for its HQ2, more building will be needed quickly! All this means developers soon may not be able to guarantee costs or schedules – and … Read More

10/11/17 Atlanta Perimeter Mastermind Group Meeting


There was lively discussion at the recent Atlanta Perimeter meeting on the health of the market and where Atlanta is in the cycle. Some believe Atlanta is approaching the end of being a seller’s market, with a slowing down on acquisitions and buyers waiting for bargain opportunities. Others still see a lot of money looking for good real estate investments. … Read More

10/12/17 Raleigh Mastermind Group Meeting


Long-time member Marcus Jackson, a TradeMark Properties broker focused on the Triangle and Triad’s urban cores, uses “plateau” to depict downtown Raleigh’s current land market and “shifting sands” to describe downtown Raleigh as power centers and office shift from the still-viable Fayetteville Street District to the growing Warehouse District, thanks in part to member Kane Realty’s The Dillon and Raleigh’s … Read More

10/09/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting


The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to hear a presentation and Q&A from Paul Sehnert and Anne Papageorge about the Pennovation Center, discussing “tech transfer” and higher education’s new coalition with innovation and entrepreneurship. Their goal is to create spaces for start-ups that offer more than just physical space but also guidance, networking, and shared resources and hopefully to … Read More

10/05/17 Northern New Jersey Mastermind Group Meeting

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New Jersey’s Still Bullish on the Industrial Market Brian T. Banaszynski of Heller Industrial Parks – was the right person to brief the Northern New Jersey Mastermind Group on the continuing growth of the state’s industrial market. With more than 26 years of experience in both private and public sectors of the real estate market, Mr. Banaszynski commands the helm … Read More

10/04/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group


Detroit Real Professionals Member Brad Rosenberg from Mid-America Real Estate – Michigan, Inc. reported that his company recently sold 13 acres on a 30-acre site – one of the company’s biggest projects this year. The ground up development that included 26,000 square feet of small shop retail was the largest retail project in the Detroit area in the last few … Read More

9/28/17 Atlanta Midtown Mastermind Group Meeting


Nick Masino with Partnership Gwinnett was September’s guest speaker and shared information on the robust business climate in Gwinnett County where unemployment is at 4.5% with a 77% labor force participation. Gwinnett is considered the most diverse county in the Southeast. With more than 600 internationally based companies including multiple Asian and German companies, Gwinnett boasts one of the most … Read More