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Episode 210: 04-25-2013

Jim gives the straight scoop on the real estate market trends he is seeing and people are talking about at the conferences he has been attending. Themes include:

  • New equity sources for real estate.
  • Multifamily land prices will cause market to slow down.
  • Hospitality is a viable and finance-able use.
  • Few if any projects will be built in South Florida’s urban core that are not mixed-use.
  • There is plenty of capital and plenty of solid sponsors but very few transactions.
  • Who can find a good job in real estate.
  • Where the best target markets are.

Jim will rock the show with #CRE info.

New Treatments for Brain Cancer and Sports Concussions

Ricardo Komotar, M.D., returns to the show thanks to UHealth. One of our most interesting guests, Dr. Komotar performs open, awake craniotomies, studies the impact of concussions in sports and has a new laser technique to assist with brain tumors. He also has an amazing sense of humor.

Our discussion on concussions in sports covers treatment of concussions, identification of concussions, prevention of concussions, symptoms of concussions and more. Make sure to be with us for this interview!

Walk In Lauren’s Shoes: A Look Back at Her Walk Across Florida

Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren has worked to turn her horrific personal experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors by starting Lauren’s Kids. Lauren’s Kids encourages victims to “shine a light in dark places” and “shed the shame.” On March 19, Lauren embarked on her fourth annual 1,500-mile Walk in My Shoes education and awareness journey. This year’s Walk kicked off in the Florida Keys. Lauren will crisscross the state, traveling north and across the Panhandle, before concluding in Tallahassee for the Rally in Tally on the steps of Florida’s Historic Capitol on April 23, 2013. This year’s rally will be especially meaningful, as April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the national 2013 theme is focused on the prevention of child sexual abuse.

One of our first weekly themes was signs of abuse – things like nightmares, regression, sexualized behavior, mood swings, aggression, eating disorders – these are short-term effects of abuse. However, the effects of sexual abuse extend beyond childhood and into survivors’ adult lives. Many adult survivors of child sexual abuse experience low self-esteem, depression, self-injury, lack of trust, re-victimization in abusive adult relationships and flashbacks. Some adult survivors even get into drugs, alcohol dependence or prostitution.

Even as victims go through the healing process of becoming survivors, the abuse they suffered will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We know that prevention is key – 95% of abuse is preventable through awareness and education.

During the 2013 Walk, Lauren highlighted a different key aspect of child sexual abuse each week: Signs; Disclosure and Reporting; Predators: Grooming/Pedophile Tactics; Prevalence and Healing; Effects of Child Sexual Abuse; Youth-Serving Organizations; Education and Prevention. To learn more about Lauren and her annual statewide Walk in My Shoes, visit

We talked to Lauren from the road every week. This week’s topic: Reflections From The Walk.

Episode 210: 04-25-2013  (To download, right-click and select “Save Link As”.)



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