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All about West Dade, green energy and Florida apartments

Another show. Another home run. My guests on the most recent Fried On Business shared some of the best in-depth business knowledge you will hear anywhere on the dial. CCIM Voice – FIU Growth It all started with Frank Lago, CCIM, a commercial Realtor with KW Commercial in Miami. He has a background in local government, planning specifically, but in …

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FOB trio covers Miami real estate waterfront

We just had one heck of a show at Fried On Business. We had a stellar trio of guests who gave us the latest thinking on some very important topics, like the Brickell submarket, walkable communities, and the state of commercial real estate lending. Brickell Heights Leading things off was Arden Karson, Senior Vice President at the Related Group. She …

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Email marketing principles boost kidney donor search

I do a lot of email marketing to promote Fried On Business and my new career originating large home loans for Spectrum Mortgage. It’s important stuff, vital to my businesses. But it almost seems trivial compared to the most recent email campaign I put together with the help of Sandi Abbott at Xpresso Content Cafe. Abbott worked with me to …

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First week reveals surprising spectrum in residential mortgage market

Well, I recently completed my first week in residential mortgage lending business, and it was an eye-opener. I’ve been in commercial real estate finance forever, so I guess nothing should take me off-guard. But if you need a home loan and you haven’t gotten one in a while, you’re in for a big surprise. I have a good friend who …

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Focus is key to branding in a career transition

I’m in the middle of a career transition. This involves an evolution of not just my professional life but my professional brand. Frankly, I’ve been a little concerned about the process, but branding expert Bruce Turkel says I’m doing just fine. “First of all, you’re talking about it on the air. Which means every single person listening is now an …

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Vivian Fried Kidney Transplant Fund now online

Don Weidenfeld, Managing Member of Magnum Energy Solutions, is far more than a frequent guest and sponsor of the Fried On Business show. He was my roommate after college and has been a faithful friend throughout the years. And now he’s come through once again as a principal sponsor of the Vivian Fried Kidney Transplant Fund. For those who don’t …

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Fried On Business app goes live

Since the last time he was on the show back in March, Sanjay Kuttemperoor and his team at WikiRealty® have produced and launched a first-rate app for the Fried On Business show. In addition to all of our other digital venues – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, email and website – the Fried On Business app provides a unique approach to delivering …

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Miami-Dade Urban Debate League trains tomorrow’s leaders

Common sense isn’t common. Clear thinking and the articulation of those thoughts are even more of a rarity. That’s why it was such a treat recently to have Reinaldo Cardenas, a freshman at Miami Senior High School, on the show to talk about the new Miami-Dade Urban Debate League (MDUDL). As a local chapter of the National Association for Urban …

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Vivian Fried kidney transplant hits roadblock

Most of you know that my wife, Vivian Fried, is struggling with end-stage kidney disease and is in dire need of a kidney transplant. You also know that we’ve had a ray of hope in the form of a young lady who has volunteered to be a donor and who tested as a match for Vivian. You’d think that once …

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Corporate private investigations protect your interests

So, you meet someone at a conference, and in the course of conversation you discover that you might be able to do some business together. You’re intrigued, but how do you know it’s a wise move? Do you really know anything about that person? The point is this: You never know until you check it out. When you’re putting it …

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