Whether you’re a first time investor in commercial real estate or you’ve been at it for years, your work is always cut out for you. As if staying abreast of the market and news wasn’t enough, understanding pitfalls, new laws, and how to navigate the commercial real estate investing field in general makes for a time-consuming effort all around.
Things are no different in 2017, so we’ve compiled 7 must-listen real estate podcasts to add to your morning commute, evening commute, or an hour spent at the gym. The personalities differ and the topics they discuss vary, but they’re all worth checking out if you’re looking for new sources of insight and inspiration. Here’s the rundown on each.
Top 7 Commercial Real Estate Podcasts You Should Be Listening To
Adding to a 30-year career and $4 billion of sales and leases, host Michael Bull covers commercial real estate and other business-related topics during each episode of his weekly, hour-long podcast. Over the six-year run of the show, Bull and his guests have covered everything from commercial interest rates to information about specific properties, and paperwork in general. (Oh, and if you poke around on the show’s site, you may just be able to see a clip of Bull performing stand-up comedy.) Intelligent commercial real estate discussion with personality – that’s a winning combination.
Joe Fairless isn’t your average podcaster, and if you look at the 10 facts he has shared about himself on his site, you’ll see why. Fairless controls over $101 million worth of real estate, and the expertise he’s gained in the real estate field is apparent in every episode of his podcast. He discusses just about everything in the real estate sphere, from investing in real estate to his own experiences in rehabbing properties. His episodes vary in length, but most come in at under 30 minutes or so, so they should fit right into your morning commute. Mind you, there’s over 300 episodes – so you’ve got some catching up to do.
Creator Jason Hartman offers more than just a podcast. Not only does he bring expert investors in real estate, but it’s clear he’s always pushing himself to offer more information to his listeners, and in a variety of ways. For example, after you’ve heard a discussion about risk and inflation, you can head on over to his blog, where you’ll find recaps of episodes, musings, and more. After all, Hartman has owned income properties in 11 states and 17 cities – there’s more than enough information regarding real estate to go around.
Known for a huge variety of insightful resources, BiggerPockets has extended itself into the podcasting space, and you can count on a new episode every Thursday. Hosted by Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turner, the show provides “off-the-cuff interviews with investors of various backgrounds, niches, and experience levels.” Whether it’s about rental properties, investing in real estate, or understanding tax in the real estate investing sphere, every episode offers something new.
More than one professional makes up this team, and the collective expertise of Stephen Gasque, Jane Dollinger, and Bill Thompson is definitely something you’ll want to get familiar with in 2017. They bridge discussions for real estate buyers, real estate sellers, and everyone in between. Interviews, call-ins, and specialized segments not only make this broadcast informative, but an interactive one at that. Oh, and you may just have found your new favorite local station, because they broadcast on the radio, too.
Who are the Real Estate Guys? Robert Helms and Russell Gray, who have both had quite the careers in real estate, financial services, and investing. The real estate investing talk program has been broadcasting weekly on the radio since 1997, and so their podcast hit the ground running by episode one. They keep up the discussion in their blog and newsletter, and they’re always available to answer listener questions – now that’s going the extra mile.
J. Massey is a lot of things: a full-time real estate investor, podcast host, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and coach. But you don’t have to wait until his next speaking event to glean from his knowledge and experience investing in real estate. With a history in financial planning and insurance, he doles out lessons on investing, interviews guests with diverse backgrounds, and packs a lot into (mostly) 45-minute episodes. J. Massey is just about as resourceful as he is insightful.
Which real estate investing podcast is right for you?
You’ll notice that all of these podcasts have slightly different scopes, and all of these hosts have unique backgrounds and experiences in real estate – these aren’t the only podcasts out there, either. After all, everyone’s wealth growing journey is different. In 2017, never stop doing your research, so you can take your next steps in the commercial real estate field with confidence.