Efficiency in CRE
Great conversations about efficiency in commercial real estate. We talk about efficiency from the perspective of energy use as well as development and management of income producing properties
About Mateo Chiyangi
Beyond Mateo’s work as a real estate finance professional, he hosts a weekly podcast called “Efficiency in CRE” where he has conversations with real estate industry leaders with billions of dollars in assets under management.
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Fengate Asset Management: Looming Crisis?
I’m very thrilled to have Jaime Mckenna, Managing Director and Group Head Real Estate at Fengate Asset Management, as our special guest on this week’s podcast episode. Here’s one of my favourite quotes from Jamie in discussing the different aspects impacting the supply of housing, “If we woke up tomorrow and we all said ok great, we can now pencil all the development we wanna build, whether it’s commercial whether it’s residential… it makes financial sense. We don’t have the labour to actually build the supply we need to meet the demand and a lot of that could be solved by adjusting immigration policy.” Click the link below to listen to our conversation!
February 12, 2024
27 min 22 sec
Adrian Rocca: From Starting the Purpose Built Rental Division at Tricon to Building Fitzrovia with Partners
I’m very thrilled to have Adrian Rocca, CEO at Fitzrovia, as our special guest on this week’s podcast episode. Here’s one of my favourite quotes from Adrian on the podcast when talking about the impact of delays in the development approval process, “Delays kill deals… it’s an equity drag, it reduces your returns, it impacts your ability to fundraise, it impacts your ability to give… investors, institutional investors, the confidence they need to deploy capital in this space, it’s everything.” Click the link below to listen to our conversation!
February 5, 2024
18 min 57 sec
KingSett: New Ceo on the Block, KingSett Culture and Decarbonizing the Royal York Hotel
I'm very thrilled to have Rob Kumer, CEO of KingSett as our special guest on this week's podcast episode. Rob takes us behind the scene of KingSett's decarbonizing of the Royal York Hotel, revealing a story of transformation and forward-thinking. Rob also shares his leadership philosophy of leading from behind as new CEO of KingSett. And what could be achieved regarding the current housing crisis if the three levels of government are more aligned? Click the link below to listen to our conversation!
January 29, 2024
34 min 6 sec
Hazelview Investments: Using Tech to Fast Track Construction and Investing for the Long Term
I'm very thrilled to have Ugo Bizzarri, CEO at Hazelview Investments as our special guest for this week’s podcast episode. In the podcast, Ugo talks about how investing for the long term has been key for Hazelview. We also discuss Hazelview’s development pipeline of over 21,000 housing units and what it’s going to take to completely build these units. Ugo also mentions how technology can be used to fast track construction. Click the link below to listen to our conversation!
January 22, 2024
20 min 47 sec
Fiera Real Estate: Attracting Foreign Capital into Canada
I'm very thrilled to have Wenzel Hoberg, Global Head of Real Estate at Fiera Real Estate as our special guest for this week’s podcast episode. In the podcast, Wenzel talks about a recent Fiera white paper that highlights how Canada has showed stronger performance metrics compared to other G7 countries for real estate investments in the last 15 years. We also discuss the difference in the real estate sector between Canada, the UK and the United States. Wenzel also mentions what should be done to attract more foreign capital in Canadian real estate. Click the link below to listen to our conversation!
January 15, 2024
34 min 26 sec