Conversations with the Best Minds in Real Estate

Conversations with the Best Minds in Real Estate


Latest Episodes

Best Minds: Warren Fields, President & CEO, Pyramid Hotel Group
May 27, 2021

RFA CEO Taylor Mammen speaks with Pyramid Hotel Group’s President & CEO, Warren Fields. Fields discusses his career journey, from entering the workforce at Wendy’s, and going to Cornell. He addresses what operators and investors of other property types...

Best Minds: Peter Pappas, Founder & CEO, Pappas Properties, Chief Executive Officer, Terwilliger Pappas
April 15, 2021

RCLCO’s Chief Executive Officer, Adam Ducker, speaks with Pappas Properties’ Founder & CEO, Peter Pappas. Pappas discusses growing up in Charlotte, South Carolina, starting a real estate career with The Bissell Companies,

Best Minds: Carlos Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer, Pellas Development
March 11, 2021

RCLCO’s Chief Executive Officer, Adam Ducker, speaks with Pellas Development’s Chief Executive Officer, Carlos Hernandez, about the beginnings of Carlos’ career in real estate starting with growing up in Mexico and working as a construction manager,

Best Minds: Looking Back and Thinking Forward Retrospective
February 15, 2021

In this special episode, hear key insights from nine real estate leaders as we look back at how our Best Minds cohort adapts to shifting market dynamics in the past, present, and future. Hosted by Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives, Joshua Boren.

Best Minds: RCLCO Announces Generational Leadership Transition
January 25, 2021

RCLCO Real Estate Advisors, announced today that after leading the firm for 40 years, CEO Gadi Kaufmann has transitioned to the role of Chairman, promoting long-term colleagues and fellow members of the Executive Committee,

Best Minds: Gary E. Mozer, Principal & Co-Founder, George Smith Partners
December 15, 2020

RCLCO’s Director of Business Development, Joshua A. Boren, speaks with George Smith Partners’ Principal & Co-Founder, Gary E. Mozer, about managing expectations during this period of market uncertainty as transaction volume has slowed; his strategies f...

Best Minds: Karen Hollinger, SVP of Strategic Initiatives, AvalonBay Communities
November 30, 2020

How is Avalon Bay changing their business model to respond to the challenges and opportunities of 2020 and beyond? In this episode, RCLCO Managing Director, Charles A. Hewlett, speaks with AvalonBay Communities’ SVP of Strategic Initiatives,

Best Minds: Philip Jalufka, CEO, Legacy International
October 22, 2020

In this episode, RCLCO Managing Director, Todd LaRue, speaks with Legacy International CEO, Philip Jalufka, about the process of selecting the right developers and projects to work with; the strategy behind creating a vertically-integrated capital depl...

Best Minds: Amy Cara, Managing Partner, East West Partners
September 24, 2020

RCLCO Fund Advisors Managing Director, Cyndi Thomas, speaks with East West Partners Managing Partner, Amy Cara, about migrating to real estate after studying finance and accounting; the balancing act of maintaining stewardship of the land, investors,

Best Minds: Anthony Breault, Senior Real Estate Investment Officer, Oregon State Treasury
August 27, 2020

In this episode, RCLCO Senior Managing Director, Taylor Mammen, speaks with Oregon State Treasury Senior Real Estate Investment Officer, Anthony Breault, about how leadership-intensive military experience built the skills needed for a real estate caree...