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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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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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