Real Estate Matters
63: Impact of Coronavirus on Commercial Office Space with James Lomax

63: Impact of Coronavirus on Commercial Office Space with James Lomax

April 2, 2020

James Lomax, Corporate Office Properties Trust director of asset management & leasing, joins ACRE Research Coordinator Stuart Norton to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting the commercial office space, including how to continue to manage buildings, how working from home will affect the industry, and what tenants should be considering during this time.

 

62: What the Real Estate Industry Needs to Know about Coronavirus with K.C. Conway

62: What the Real Estate Industry Needs to Know about Coronavirus with K.C. Conway

March 26, 2020

ACRE Director of Research and Corporate Engagement K.C. Conway joins ACRE Research Coordinator Stuart Norton to discuss how coronavirus has already begun to impact the real estate industry and what we can expect moving forward for both the commercial and residential real estate sectors as well as the overall Alabama economy.

ACRE will continue to post updates and commentary on the impact of COVID-19 on the WIN, on our media platform exploRE and on our LinkedIn page.

61: What’s New with Your State Housing Finance Authority

61: What’s New with Your State Housing Finance Authority

March 5, 2020

Cathy James and Tony Lee from the the Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AHFA) podcast to provide an update on the AFHA's programs and educational opportunities.

AHFA was established by the Alabama Legislature in 1980 to serve the housing needs of low- and moderate-income Alabamians and create housing opportunities through the affordable financing of single- and multifamily housing. Since 1980 AHFA has provided funding for more than 48,000 rental housing units and helped more than 70,000 Alabamians purchase a home. 

For more information about AHFA's programs or to set up an education event, call Tony Lee at 334.244.9200 or email him at tlee@ahfa.com. For more information about Community Heroes, email Cathy James at cjames@ahfa.com.

 

60: This Month in Residential Real Estate (January 2020)

60: This Month in Residential Real Estate (January 2020)

February 27, 2020

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton discusses data and insights about Alabama's residential real estate market for January 2020.

59: The State of Alabama Real Estate

59: The State of Alabama Real Estate

February 6, 2020

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton shares information from his ALAres 2020 data-driven presentation, focusing on past trends and future projections regarding Alabama’s residential real estate. 

58: Real Estate Photography Q&A with David Moman

58: Real Estate Photography Q&A with David Moman

January 31, 2020

Real estate photographer/videographer and marketing expert David Moman joins the podcast to answer questions such as how to stage for photography, how photo licensing works and how to effectively market using media. For more tips from David, check out his stories on Instagram @crimsonhomesphotography.

57: This Month in Residential Real Estate (November 2019) & ALAres Conference Preview

57: This Month in Residential Real Estate (November 2019) & ALAres Conference Preview

January 16, 2020

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton discusses data and insights about Alabama's residential real estate market for November 2019.

Cherie Moman, director of education, marketing & communications, joins in to share details about the 4th Annual Alabama Residential Real Estate Conference - ALAres - being held on Thursday, February 6, at The Club in Birmingham. 

ALAres features a distinguished lineup of speakers presenting on social media and technology, cybersecurity, communicating and selling to Gen Z, and Alabama residential data trends and forecasting:

Marki Lemon Ryhal, ReMarkiTable LLC
Marki Lemon Ryhal will deliver the opening keynote at ALAres 2020. She is a licensed managing broker and REALTOR® and has earned several sales awards. She holds an MBA degree from Saint Xavier University and has over 50 certifications, designations, and licenses in social media and real estate. She travels the country teaching social media courses for the National Association REALTORS®, REBAC, ASI, and others. She is a six-time REALTOR® Conference and Expo featured attendee, one of 100 speakers selected to speak the REALTOR® Conference and Expo six times, and an Inman closing keynote speaker. Her ALAres keynote “Change Your Business Trajectory with Social Media and Technology” will show REALTORS how to earn up to a 2,682% ROI on their marketing dollars, implementing FREE and low-cost social media strategies. 

Russ Ward – University of Alabama Huntsville
Russ Ward is the Chief Information Security Officer at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Russ has been engaged in cybersecurity for the last 18 years, including academic, government, corporate and legal domains. He focuses on a holistic security approach including architecture, design, implementation, incident handling/response, forensics, code analysis, web applications testing, auditing, and training. Throughout his career, Russ has trained college students, law enforcement and DoD personnel, while conducting security operations and research. Russ is currently 1 of 232 people that hold GIAC’s most prestigious certifications, GIAC Security Expert (GSE). In addition, he also holds 12 other professional certifications. He will discuss current cyber threats along with ways to mitigate the risks and protect data.

Lexi Edwards – University of Alabama
Lexi Edwards is a marketing professor at the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business and is also a director of the college’s sales program. In that role, she teaches the advanced sales courses and manages the relationships with corporate partners. The Program teaches over 1,500 students each year, engages more than 100 stakeholders, and provides upwards of $300,000 in student scholarships annually. Her session will describe the preferences, goals, and experiences of Gen Z and introduce sales techniques that will improve agents’ ability to work with the Gen Z home buyers.

Stuart Norton – Alabama Center for Real Estate
As research coordinator, Stuart Norton manages ACRE’s residential market research, producing monthly, quarterly and yearly sales reports on 26 residential markets across the state, monthly new construction reports that track new construction building permits and housing starts, and the center's Alabama housing affordability index. He will review trends from 2019 and provide a 2020 forecast for inventory and sales.

Registration is open for ALAres 2020 on the website at alares.io. For information about conference sponsorships or registration, contact Cherie Moman at 205.348.3324 or cmoman@culverhouse.ua.edu.

56: ACREcom20 “Building the Future”

56: ACREcom20 “Building the Future”

January 9, 2020

ACRE Research Coordinator Stuart Norton speaks with Director of Research & Corporate Engagement KC Conway about ACREcom, ACRE's 20th annual commercial real estate conference and expo, which will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020, at The Club in Birmingham. The 2020 conference theme is “Building the Future.” 1999 brought Y2K concerns. 2009 ushered in the Great Recession.  And 2019 reintroduced us to the impact from tariffs and a trade war not seen since the 1920s.  What followed in 2000 was the biggest housing boom in our history that burst and resulted in a Financial Crisis unlike any since the Great Depression that influenced the next decade. 

What is ahead in the third decade of the 21st Century? Are tariffs and a trade war with China behind us?  Can the longest recovery on record run another year and surpass 135 months in 2020? Will Impeachment influence the 2020 elections resulting in a rollback of the benefits to our industry from the 2017 Tax Act?  Will Opportunity Zones survive and thrive? And what is the outlook for the cost and availability of capital to commercial real estate? After all, capital is the fuel for commercial real estate transaction activity.

ACREcom20 will dissect these topics so industry participants from lenders and brokers to developers and investors will be ready for a new decade influenced by the Gig-economy, ESG, Zebras, Adaptive Reuse, Retail e-Volution, and Logistics. Come get prepared for the next decade of disruption and understand which influencers are likely to determine both the direction and performance of commercial real estate. 

For more information or to register, visit ACREcom.info

55: Using LinkedIn Ads to Amplify Your Brand with Cherie Moman

55: Using LinkedIn Ads to Amplify Your Brand with Cherie Moman

December 13, 2019

LinkedIn is growing by leaps and bounds and is consistently rated as the most trusted social media network. ACRE social media intern Rayven Lane talks to ACRE's Director of Education, Marketing & Communications Cherie Moman about how to effectively use LinkedIn Ads to break through the noise, grow your network and establish yourself as an authority on the platform. 

Cherie will be presenting on how to build your organic presence on LinkedIn at ACREcom20 on February 7, 2020, at The Club in Birmingham, Ala. Register today!

54: This Month in Residential Real Estate (October 2019)

54: This Month in Residential Real Estate (October 2019)

December 6, 2019

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton discusses data and insights about Alabama's residential real estate market for October 2019.