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Bergstrom Center broadcast brings real estate into focus

One of the highlights of my year is the board of directors retreat for the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville. This year was certainly no exception. I had a great time doing the latest episode of Fried On Business from the event. It gave me a great opportunity to renew old friendships …

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EWM expert Shuffield talks Miami homes for sale

Fried On Business just started its 8th year on the air. It’s hard to believe. Time certainly does fly. So on the most recent episode of the show, we had a bit of a celebration with an old friend, Ron Shuffield of Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors® (EWM). Shuffield and I have actually made money together, so I guess that makes him one …

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Roundup of Raisal and ICSC retail

The most-recent Fried On Business show was chock-full of actionable business information. Our guests – from the online lending platform Raisal and from the leading real estate law firm Becker & Poliakoff – simply hit it out of the park as we talked about real estate financing and the recent ICSC Florida Conference in Orlando. Raisal: The new way to …

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Trio demystifies foreign investment in real estate

Dealing with foreign nationals who want to buy Miami real estate is a lucrative but complicated specialty. So I had three top-notch practitioners in this segment on the show recently to help sort it all out. We covered so much ground, so to speak, that it’s impossible to review it all in writing. So here are the high points: The …

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Michael Cooper on-air session yields positive energy tune-up

Michael Cooper is fast becoming one of my favorite people. If you don’t know the name, he’s the founder of Human Performance Mentors and The Missing Playbook. His passion is to develop leaders in all realms through the use of mental training and positive energy. He trains pro athletes, speaks with pro teams, and counsels high net-worth families. He’s fantastic, …

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Summer topics abound at Fried On Business

It’s summertime at Fried On Business, and I recently took advantage of the slower pace to give my thoughts about some assorted topics. Multifamily real estate Residential land financing for multifamily housing is right in my wheelhouse. I’ve been handling it for years, and right now I’m seeing a disconnect in the market for multifamily housing land. Landowners are sitting …

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Residential mortgage lending a natural fit for Fried On Business

As I’ve searched over the years for what I want to do with my life, inevitably I’ve always circled back to real estate. That may sound odd to some, but there’s a thread that runs through my real estate career, the Fried On Business radio show, my mentoring efforts, and many other activities. That thread is a desire to help …

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Self-directed IRA expert expands investment horizons

Someone once asked Albert Einstein, “What is the most powerful force in the universe?” He remarked, “Compound interest.” Whether or not that anecdote is true, it is absolutely true that compound interest is a mind-blowing key to building wealth. And when you combine that with tax-deferral, the results can be staggering, according to Adam Bergman, the founder of IRA Financial …

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Earth Diet author credits foods with healing, restoration

We have always been major proponents of health and wellness at Fried On Business. I’ve had lots of great interviews with many of the world’s leading health experts. But my focus on health and wellness became even more acute with the onset of my wife Vivian’s kidney disease. It was a huge reminder to us both about the need to …

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Miami Beach Super Lux, and a Vivian Fried kidney transplant update

We don’t often discuss the ultra high-end residential market on Fried On Business, but we made up for lost time recently when we spoke with Brett Harris of Brett Harris Homes and Douglas Elliman Miami Beach. Harris represents buyers and sellers of major estates and unique top echelon homes throughout South Florida. If anyone knows the Super Lux market, it …

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