1. How Bruce Ratner Became One of New York City's Top Developers

October 29, 2019
Hosted by James Nelson

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Legendary developer Bruce Ratner has been the catalyst behind some of New York City’s largest commercial and residential projects. In this episode Bruce shares how he got started in the commercial real estate business and his secret to success. Since co-founding Forest City Ratner Company in 1985, Bruce’s firm has built around 50 ground-up projects in New York City, including the New York Times building, the 16-acre Metro Tech office complex, a Frank Gehry apartment tower, the Barclays Center arena and Pacific Park Brooklyn, a four-million-square-foot mixed-use development. Until recently, Bruce was an owner of the Brooklyn Nets and on top of all his business achievements he is also chairman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and on the board of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Real Estate Investing – Live from New York

Real Estate Investing – Live from New York

Tuesday at 7 PM Eastern | 4 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Real Estate Investing, Live from New York will provide you with everything you need to know about investing and operating commercial real estate. Although the show is based in New York City, it explores the fundamentals of investing in all asset classes across the nation.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of TV and radio shows that deal with investing in the stock market and yet almost none that cover exclusively commercial real estate.

This is not a “get rich quick” or “how to flip homes” show. We will teach you step-by-step how to source, acquire, improve and operate commercial real estate. The show will start with a recap of New York City commercial real estate news, followed by an investor spotlight with a legend in the business, and then feature industry experts covering every aspect of the business. Tune in live to the VoiceAmerica Business Channel every Tuesday at 7 PM Eastern and 4 PM Pacific with a rebroadcast Wednesdays at 7 AM Eastern and 4 AM Pacific.

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James Nelson

James Nelson

James Nelson is Principal and Head of Avison Young’s Tri-State Investment Sales group where he leads a group of three dozen professionals in the sale of multi-family, office, development and retail properties. Throughout his 20-year career, James has been involved in the sale of over 400 properties and loans with an aggregate value of over $4 billion. He has worked with all types of investors in the most competitive market in the world. Having taught at New York University, James understands how to break down a real estate traction to its most basis components while also being able to explain the most complex structures that exist today.

Prior to joining Avison Young, James served as Vice Chairman of Cushman and Wakefield, where he was ranked as the number one investment sales broker nationwide in 2016. Previously, James was a partner and top producer for Massey Knakal for six years and was named the company’s youngest partner in 2004.

James is the Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Commercial Board of Directors, a member of the Counselors of Real Estate and Young Men’s and Women’s Real Estate Association of New York (YMWREA), and Founder of the Real Estate Services Alliance and the Colgate Real Estate Council. He has received numerous distinctions including being named The Commercial Observer’s 100 Most Powerful, A Top Deal Maker by LoopNet, Real Estate Forum’s 40 Under 40, Top 35 and Under NYC Real Estate Players by The Real Deal.

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