88: Passion With Joe McMillan
June 29, 2021
Hosted by James Nelson
On this week’s show, I welcome a close friend Joe McMillan, former CEO of DDG and current CEO of Azur. This incredible interview dives into topics and information about Joe that even I never knew about after knowing him for close to two decades. Joe’s has an incredible story which begins in starting at an investment banking firm, working crazy hours, which ultimately led to him moving up in the banking world. He talks about meeting great mentors along the way and how those relationships formed bonds in his life. He talks about some of his first deals in the real estate industry and how he didn’t see a single paycheck for close to 21 months. Finally, Joe gives us an inside look at how his deals are so incredibly successful and how building teams is the true key to his success.
Real Estate Investing – Live from New York
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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.
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.