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Fried friends tackle branding, marijuana and online security in one show

We had a veritable smörgåsbord of content on the latest Fried On Business program. All of it providing tasty morsels of information you can use. Convey your brand Our good friend and branding guru, Bruce Turkel, brought a friend of his own into the studio to provide a first-hand illustration of the principles he teaches. Andres Cardona founded Elite Basketball …

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CBRE experts gather for live Fried On Business broadcast

The good folks at CBRE recently hosted the Fried On Business program for a live broadcast from their offices in Miami. As could be expected from a company like CBRE, the show was an absolute home run. Their people provided some first-rate insight into the South Florida and statewide commercial real estate markets. Arden Karson and Drew Schaul First up …

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Healthcare power couple sheds light on connection between diet, mindset, health

I’ve heard it said that the body and mind catch each other’s diseases. That concept would come as no surprise to two recent Fried On Business guests: Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn. Joan, a psychotherapist, and Peter, a cardiologist, established the Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn and Family Research Fund at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging …

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Post-transplant challenges remain, but outlook brightens

Real estate finance is my thing. Been at it a long time, and I love closing capital markets deals for my clients. But the most important deal I’ve closed in my life was not for a client at all. It was for my wife, Vivian, when I helped her get a life-saving kidney transplant. That was almost three months ago. …

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Pros reveal Broward insights at Bisnow Fort Lauderdale event

I had a chance recently to visit the Bisnow Fort Lauderdale State of the Market update and communicate with some of the best minds in real estate. These are the folks who have been ahead of the curve and focused on Fort Lauderdale long before others have taken notice. Their foresight and patience are paying off, as you will see. …

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PACE opens new world of commercial real estate financing options

I’m a finance guy – through and through. I like numbers. And more importantly, I like helping people get deals done. So when a new commercial real estate financing option comes to light, I can’t help but excited about it. It’s geeky, I know, but it’s important. This particular development holds a lot of promise for the industry. It’s called …

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Bergstrom Center conference draws real estate pros and prospects

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. There’s a soft spot in my heart for the University of Florida. The place and the people have been instrumental in who I’ve become, both personally and professionally. So it was a real joy to once again broadcast live from the University of Florida’s Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies Annual …

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Process and persistence are key to opening up new real estate deals

I’ve been in this real estate game for a very long time. I’ve seen a thing or two, and I’ve learned a thing or two over the years. And one of the most valuable things I’ve learned is how to start from scratch. That is, how of break into a new market and start generating real estate deals where I …

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Tim S. Marshall traces an uncomfortable path to success

Tim S. Marshall is just a guy. He’s just a guy who works real hard. The author of “The Power of Breaking Fear” is today a popular motivational speaker and corporate coach. He started his own copier sales business, built it up and sold it to Konica Minolta. But things were not always thus. He told me that himself, by …

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Market moves should bring adjustment, not confusion, says KC Conway

Bewilderment. It was the chief characteristic of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, and it seems to be making a comeback as markets top out and interest rates rise, according to my latest Fried On Business guest. “We knew for two or three years before that the subprime problem was coming. There was a day of reckoning. We knew we were overbuilding …

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