Howard Katkov: CEO, Dirtbag Skier, & Leader
Welcome to Episode 14 of Offshoot with Howard Katkov, CEO and co-owner of Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, British Columbia. Howard has started and successfully operated seven different companies and has pulled a steady paycheck from them 45 consecutive years. He loves the game of businesses and building successful ventures from vision to execution with the support of strong teams.
Jennifer Hernandez: Inequality through California’s Environmental Quality Act
Welcome to Episode 13 of Offshoot with Ms. Jennifer Hernandez, a land use attorney from Holland and Knight. Jennifer is truly remarkable. She expertly and fluidly draws connections between the flaws of California’s Environmental Quality Act and the rights of its citizenry to have attainable shelter. Jennifer reveals that CEQA is no longer utilized to protect the environment from pollutants, nor to protect open space.
Chris Thornberg: Overheating: $11T of Gov Spend Created an Asset Bubble & Massive Uncertainty
Dr. Thornberg is an uncommon economist. Chris is as much at home with philosophy as the nuts-and-bolts of economics and forecasting. As the Founder of Beacon Economics, Chris is not only one of the few, like Hank Paulson, who called the collapse of the housing market, but also one of the few economists who can call it like it is, and share beliefs rooted in facts rather than opinion.
Jon Lotter: It’s About the Kids – How Success and Fulfilment in the Real Estate Business is a Blessing for My Children.
We welcome Jon Lotter, founder and Managing Director of Appian Capital, a boutique investment manager that has invested in over 140 transactions deploying over $400MM of equity in $2.2B of real estate value.
Carrie Nikols: Stay the Course – Being Intentional with Your Word and Your Vision
Welcome to Episode 10 of Offshoot with Carrie Nikols from The Nikols Company. Carrie is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Nikols Company, a private lender who has originated over 500 loans without a single foreclosure or loan loss.
Bruce Stachenfeld: Purpose, Vision & Conviction — The Driving Forces for a Leading Boutique Law Firm
Bruce is a NYC-based lawyer running a boutique firm of 40 lawyers. From a difficult start in 1997 to now, Bruce has found his power niche (consummating joint venture equity deals) and become an effective leader to his “pure-play real estate only” team of lawyers.
Max Sharkansky: Consider the Bigger Picture — Trade Well, Treat Them Well, and Scale.
Episode 8 of Offshoot brings forward one of the “young guns” in the founding partner of Trion Properties, Max Sharkansky.
Trion is a value-add investor that finds mismanaged properties in top growth markets which they can turn around. Their historic focus has been the West Coast, though that has recently changed to include the southeast.
Peter Kleinberg: A Walk on the Slippery Rocks — Credit Enhancement and CO-GP Investment.
Peter is Vice President of ESI Ventures, a diversified and opportunistic commercial real estate investment firm that focuses on the acquisition, development, and repositioning of value-add and adaptive reuse projects through a variety of positions in the capital stack.
Andrew Jobst: Knowledge, Intelligence & Curiosity — The Secrets Behind a Boutique LP Equity Provider.
Episode 6 of Offshoot brings long-time friend and acquaintance, Andrew Jobst onto the show. Andrew is a principal of HG Capital.
Since 1995, HG Capital has specialized in providing joint venture equity for value-add and opportunistic real estate investments throughout the Western US. Uniquely, they typically invest $8MM and less per transaction.
Lorne Polger: Passion and People — The Foundation of 11 Funds and 135 Deals.
Lorne Polger, co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Pathfinder Partners joins me on this episode.
After more than 20 years practicing real estate and environmental law at Procopio, in San Diego, and just before The Great Recession began, Lorne and his partner Mitch Siegler had the vision and guts to leap into the operator role.