Dec 16, 2019
On today's podcast, we talk with Derek Waltchack about the
retail asset class with a focus on strip centers. As Derek shares,
there is a lot of misinformation about the retail asset class. Many
investors steer clear of retail, especially when retail assets like
malls are not doing so well -- but malls are not the real "bread
and butter". Despite what you may hear, retail is a very stable
asset class, especially when it comes to strip centers in good
Derek also takes us into the new modern world of blockchain,
the record-keeping technology behind bitcoin that is used to store
digital information in a public database, and which is starting to
be used in real estate transactions.
Key Discussion Points
[06:02] How did you transition from broker to owner?
[10:47] What investments are you looking for in Florida?
[18:44] Why did you choose Florida / I-4 corridor for
[25:30] What kind of cap rates are you looking for?
[38:42] Where does your debt financing come from?
[31:01] From an underwriting standpoint, what are a few
important things you look for when someone wants to bring you a
[33:43] Tell us about blockchain technology that is
starting to be used in real estate
[43:00] How can folks contact you?
[44:43] Closing remarks by Eric and Steven