Episode 27 - G. Michael Verden - Security, Protection, and Active Shooters

In this day and age of security breaches and active shooters, Phil brings on G. Michael Verden, the CEO of the Lake Forest Group, a private security consulting firm, to discuss crafting a security plan for your company.

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Episode 23 - David Moore and The Willis Tower Redevelopment

David Moore, as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Director of Equity Office’s Chicago portfolio, comes on the podcast to discuss the company’s $500 million investment/redevelopment of famed The Willis Tower. 

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Episode 19 - Andy Koglin

Phil sits down with our first architect on the podcast, Andy Koglin—the President of OKW Architects.  Andy tells Phil about current trends in real estate, including redeveloping and adapting bricks and mortar for different uses by creating value and density, and seeing an increase in urban infill properties.

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Episode 18 - The University Club of Chicago

The University Club of Chicago is a private city club residing in a gorgeous 13 floor gothic skyscraper located at the corner of Monroe and Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. Phil recorded this episode onsite with its general manager, John Spidalette, head chef and restaurant manager, Mark Baker, and chief engineer, Marty Keane, to discuss the opening of $13.5 million expansion on the 7th and 8th floor.

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Episode 17 - Liz Holland

The Back to School Special.  Phil sits down with Liz Holland, the CEO of Abbell Credit Corporation and Abbell Associates.  Liz takes us to school on current retail real estate trends, what Amazon is going to do to compete in the grocery store market.

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Follow-Up Call with Colin Laitner

Phil’s friend Colin Laitner (Deeter Investments / Metis Capital) comes back on the podcast as a follow up to Episode 4 to let us all know the resolution of his company’s real estate lawsuit between the Nook and the Westin regarding the Westin’s claim that the Nook’s awesome sound was infringing on its use and enjoyment of its property.

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Episode 15 - Dan McCaffery

Phil sits down for a cup of coffee with Dan McCaffery of McCaffery Interests. Dan explains how he went from a college student in Canada to running a hugely successful real estate development and full service real estate firm in Chicago, Illinois, that has successfully completed over $2 Billion of commercial real estate developments.

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Episode 14 - Jon Winick

Distressed Debt.  Debt buying is a multi-billion dollar industry that operates largely under the radar.  Phil has Jon Winick of Clark Street Capital come on to discuss the business side of debt purchases and sales, the industry, and how it all works.

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Episode 9 - Craig Nadborne - Q1 2017 Chicago Downtown Office Market Report

In this episode, Phil has Craig Nadborne, an office tenant rep broker and senior managing director at Bradford Allen, come on the podcast to explain the Bradford Allen quarterly report and describe the state of the office market in downtown Chicago.

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