7/13/17 Raleigh Mastermind Group Meeting


Member Sam DiFranco, Partner, Broker Services with Trinity Partner reports he’s focusing on Rocky Mount, NC, due to the CSX’s Carolina Commuter Intermodal Rail Terminal (CCX). His group just purchased its third industrial building in the area, a food-grade facility, for $6.75/SF on 53 acres, working with a Dallas investment group. He adds this is cheap pricing, but buyers must … Read More

7/11/17 Washington, DC Mastermind Meeting

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On the heels of the federal government’s announcement that they are putting the search for a new FBI campus on an indefinite hold, the members of the DC mastermind group had a lot on their minds for this month’s meeting regarding the status of the office market in DC proper and in the suburbs. While DC’s office market remains strong … Read More

7/11/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group


Champion, Steve Sallen led off the recent Detroit Real Professionals Mastermind Meeting with information regarding cyber fraud, relaying stories and informing the group of spoofing emails and hackers infiltrating networks of real estate professionals. By focusing on keywords in emails like “closing” and “transfer,” hackers are seeking emails in order to intercept and reroute money. There has been a 500% … Read More

7/6/17 Northern New Jersey Mastermind Group Meeting

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Jersey City’s Transformation to a Vibrant Cityscape and Waterfront This month’s meeting of the Northern New Jersey RPN Mastermind Group featured a guest speaker from Jersey City government – Councilwoman Candice Osborne. She painted a dynamic picture of current and future stages in the redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront and provided updates on other exciting programs in the city. … Read More

7/10/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting


The Philadelphia Mastermind Group was given the opportunity to learn from Elliott Roth and Ed Opall of EisnerAmper about the new lease accounting laws, which will be going into effect over the next few years. The new laws will change the accounting of right-of-use assets and lease payment liability and may impact the choices businesses make regarding leasing in the … Read More

6/28/17 Miami Mastermind Group Meeting


Miami RPN members are making multi-million dollar deals from Florida to California and report that business is good. Baptist Health Enterprises just closed on a major project in Marathon Key and they are expanding to communities as needed. This month’s speaker Dyan Brasington the Executive Vice President of Economic Development at The Beacon Council of Miami emphasized that Miami is … Read More

6/27/17 Gulf South Mastermind Group Meeting

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At the June 27 Gulf South Multi-Discipline Group meeting, Fred Rendfrey of the Downtown Mobile Alliance detailed the dramatic explosion of growth in the downtown Mobile market as of late. Interest in residential and office space is booming, and as a result, several multi-family residential projects are on the table. In addition, while retail has been a little slow to … Read More

6/26/17 Dallas Mastermind Group Meeting


At the June meeting of the Dallas Mastermind Group, Doug Prude, economic development and planning analyst for the private nonprofit Downtown Dallas Inc. explained that downtown is as vibrant as ever. Currently, an estimated 135,000 people work downtown and 10,000 people live downtown. Residential development is booming; there are more than 7,000 residential units now under construction. Downtown Dallas Inc. … Read More

6/21/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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Rob Karin, New York Mastermind Group co-champion and partner at Davis & Gilbert, sparked discussions on recent commercial real estate hot topics. The Amazon buy of Whole Foods drew speculation that the Internet giant is ramping up its online grocery presence with brick-and-mortar locations in a bid to take on #1 U.S. grocer Wal-Mart. The increase in mobility and flex … Read More

6/8/17 Raleigh Mastermind Group Meeting


Member Donnie Oldham, President of Sanford Contractors, Inc., says his company is busy: between starting the Greenville Southwest Bypass last month, working on another section of the Fayetteville Outer Loop and ongoing projects with Newland Real Estate Group, LLC at both Briar Chapel and Wendell Falls, it’s no surprise business is thriving. The only downside is the difficulty of securing … Read More