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Episode 587: 10.21.20

Eight days each November, hundreds of authors and thousands of readers converge on Downtown Miami for the nation’s premier literary festival, Miami Book Fair. And when that’s over, we keep it going, month in, month out.

Jim Fried welcomes three outstanding authors to Fried on Business this month to share their unique stories with viewers. Check out this interview with Michael Fitzgerald, author of Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock.


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Jim takes us from what is block chain technology 

To how he is using it to fund deals!! 

He profiles the first sponsor and transaction

He is advising on the process.

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About Our Guests:

Pat LaVecchia is the Founder & CEO of Oasis Pro, a renowned blockchain expert, Fintech leader, board member, and keynote speaker with more than 25 years of senior level investment and banking experience including corporate capital markets, decentralized finance, and digital assets.
He has served on the Board of Directors of several public and private companies. He has also served as a Member of the NYSE Amex Listed Company Council and held roles across several advisory boards/non-profit boards, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the DTCC Executive Advisory Board for Private Securities (working group), among others.

A recognized thought leader in blockchain and digital assets, Pat promotes the idea of driving evolutionary change through technological advancements creating value for clients and stakeholders. As a CEO, Pat cultivates strategic partnerships, oversees technology development, and assembles specialized teams. His extensive expertise enables him to provide valuable guidance on corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions, growth capital, acquisition finance, and recapitalization.

Lindsay Jarvis is a Senior Partner and co-founder of BRD Land & Investment and is responsible for oversight of company operations, capital raising, and legal interfacing. Located in New Zealand, Mr. Jarvis is a seasoned business veteran with nearly 40 years of experience.

Mr. Jarvis spent 20 years owning and operating a successful construction company with nearly 120 staff members. Over that period, the company went on to complete over $40m of commercial and residential projects.
After 2013, Mr. Jarvis sought a new challenge and began researching markets in the Southeastern United States in search for build-for-rent communities. Mr. Jarvis would meet Mr. Burrell that same year and they would go on to form a partnership where they have built and sold over 1,000 homes.
Mr. Jarvis holds a degree in Construction Law from Auckland University Campus that includes expertise in areas of cost, feasibility, management, and appraisals.

Maurice Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of BRD Land & Investment and brings over eighteen years in the real estate industry and a proven track record of strategic planning and execution and driving organizational growth.
Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor’s degree from The Citadel and spent 8 years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers before shifting to a career in homebuilding. With over a decade of experience at Taylor Morrison in various expanding leadership roles, his track record of achieving outstanding business results, growth in competitive markets and inspiring teams to achieve their full potential continued.

After leaving Taylor Morrison, Mr. Johnson joined Meritage Homes as the Charlotte Division President in 2016 and later the Area President. His ability to leverage relationships and identify strategic land projects led to the successful establishment of the Coastal Carolinas Division and later his promotion to become the Florida Region President.

Mr. Johnson moved into the Chief Executive Officer role for BRD Land & Investment in 2023.

Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon, a South Carolina-based experience technology company. Under his leadership, Bandwagon has raised more than $3M in venture capital and successfully acquired IdealSeat, Inc. in 2020. Harold has had his ideas validated as a graduate of the Founder Institute Accelerator (and now serves as Director for their Austin chapter), one of the inaugural companies in Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange Program, and most recently, the inaugural cohort of the IBM Blockchain Accelerator in 2019.

A man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Harold is actively involved in his community, participating on the Board of Directors for BEAM, a non-profit that focuses on the advancement of women entrepreneurs as they grow their companies as well as a founding team member of Amass, an end-to-end wealth building platform for Black Americans. To that end, Harold is also an active angel investor, investing in women, people of color, and Black founder-led companies. Most notably, he has invested in Partake Foods, the Jay-Z-backed CPG company making allergy-friendly snacks, as well as companies like Goodr, Chipper, Journey Foods, Republic, and Stix.

Harold Hughes is a graduate of Clemson University, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in both Economics (B.A.) and Political Science (B.A.). As a “Triple Tiger”, he also completed his MBA at Clemson before pursuing a graduate certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.

Fried On Business:  Web 3 Real Estate Investing Basics 
Episode 743 | 11.22.23

Jim takes us from what is block chain technology

To how he is using it to fund deals!!

He profiles the first sponsor and transaction

He is advising on the process.

*************************************

About Our Guests:

Pat LaVecchia is the Founder & CEO of Oasis Pro, a renowned blockchain expert, Fintech leader, board member, and keynote speaker with more than 25 years of senior level investment and banking experience including corporate capital markets, decentralized finance, and digital assets.
He has served on the Board of Directors of several public and private companies. He has also served as a Member of the NYSE Amex Listed Company Council and held roles across several advisory boards/non-profit boards, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the DTCC Executive Advisory Board for Private Securities (working group), among others.

A recognized thought leader in blockchain and digital assets, Pat promotes the idea of driving evolutionary change through technological advancements creating value for clients and stakeholders. As a CEO, Pat cultivates strategic partnerships, oversees technology development, and assembles specialized teams. His extensive expertise enables him to provide valuable guidance on corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions, growth capital, acquisition finance, and recapitalization.

Lindsay Jarvis is a Senior Partner and co-founder of BRD Land & Investment and is responsible for oversight of company operations, capital raising, and legal interfacing. Located in New Zealand, Mr. Jarvis is a seasoned business veteran with nearly 40 years of experience.

Mr. Jarvis spent 20 years owning and operating a successful construction company with nearly 120 staff members. Over that period, the company went on to complete over $40m of commercial and residential projects.
After 2013, Mr. Jarvis sought a new challenge and began researching markets in the Southeastern United States in search for build-for-rent communities. Mr. Jarvis would meet Mr. Burrell that same year and they would go on to form a partnership where they have built and sold over 1,000 homes.
Mr. Jarvis holds a degree in Construction Law from Auckland University Campus that includes expertise in areas of cost, feasibility, management, and appraisals.

Maurice Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of BRD Land & Investment and brings over eighteen years in the real estate industry and a proven track record of strategic planning and execution and driving organizational growth.
Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor’s degree from The Citadel and spent 8 years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers before shifting to a career in homebuilding. With over a decade of experience at Taylor Morrison in various expanding leadership roles, his track record of achieving outstanding business results, growth in competitive markets and inspiring teams to achieve their full potential continued.

After leaving Taylor Morrison, Mr. Johnson joined Meritage Homes as the Charlotte Division President in 2016 and later the Area President. His ability to leverage relationships and identify strategic land projects led to the successful establishment of the Coastal Carolinas Division and later his promotion to become the Florida Region President.

Mr. Johnson moved into the Chief Executive Officer role for BRD Land & Investment in 2023.

Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon, a South Carolina-based experience technology company. Under his leadership, Bandwagon has raised more than $3M in venture capital and successfully acquired IdealSeat, Inc. in 2020. Harold has had his ideas validated as a graduate of the Founder Institute Accelerator (and now serves as Director for their Austin chapter), one of the inaugural companies in Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange Program, and most recently, the inaugural cohort of the IBM Blockchain Accelerator in 2019.

A man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Harold is actively involved in his community, participating on the Board of Directors for BEAM, a non-profit that focuses on the advancement of women entrepreneurs as they grow their companies as well as a founding team member of Amass, an end-to-end wealth building platform for Black Americans. To that end, Harold is also an active angel investor, investing in women, people of color, and Black founder-led companies. Most notably, he has invested in Partake Foods, the Jay-Z-backed CPG company making allergy-friendly snacks, as well as companies like Goodr, Chipper, Journey Foods, Republic, and Stix.

Harold Hughes is a graduate of Clemson University, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in both Economics (B.A.) and Political Science (B.A.). As a “Triple Tiger”, he also completed his MBA at Clemson before pursuing a graduate certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.

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Fried On Business:  Web 3 Real Estate Investing Basics

Jim Fried 46 views November 23, 2023 6:04 am

Fried On Business: Land Development and Investing
Episode 742 | 11.15.23

Lindsay Jarvis, Senior Partner and one of the founding members of BRD Land and Investment, and BRD Land and Investment's CEO, Maurice Johnson join Jim today at noon.

As many of you know, Warren Buffett's recent stock purchases in DR Horton, NVR-Ryan Homes and Lennar support the view that phenomenal growth and success is expected for those who invest in the residential Real Estate industry in the coming years.

Today Jim speaks with Lindsay and Mo about BRD Land and Investment and its capital arm, ‘Rockstar Capital Group’ and how they plan to work with Oasis Pro to lower costs, increase efficiency and potentially reach new investors.

*************************************

About Our Guests:

Lindsay Jarvis is a Senior Partner and co-founder of BRD Land & Investment and is responsible for oversight of company operations, capital raising, and legal interfacing.

Located in New Zealand, Mr. Jarvis is a seasoned business veteran with nearly 40 years of experience.

Mr. Jarvis spent 20 years owning and operating a successful construction company with nearly 120 staff members. Over that period, the company went on to complete over $40m of commercial and residential projects.

After 2013, Mr. Jarvis sought a new challenge and began researching markets in the Southeastern United States in search for build-for-rent communities. Mr. Jarvis would meet Mr. Burrell that same year and they would go on to form a partnership where they have built and sold over 1,000 homes.

Mr. Jarvis holds a degree in Construction Law from Auckland University Campus that includes expertise in areas of cost, feasibility, management, and appraisals.


Maurice Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of BRD Land & Investment and brings over eighteen years in the real estate industry and a proven track record of strategic planning and execution and driving organizational growth.

Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor’s degree from The Citadel and spent 8 years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers before shifting to a career in homebuilding. With over a decade of experience at Taylor Morrison in various expanding leadership roles, his track record of achieving outstanding business results, growth in competitive markets and inspiring teams to achieve their full potential continued.

After leaving Taylor Morrison, Mr. Johnson joined Meritage Homes as the Charlotte Division President in 2016 and later the Area President. His ability to leverage relationships and identify strategic land projects led to the successful establishment of the Coastal Carolinas Division and later his promotion to become the Florida Region President.

Mr. Johnson moved into the Chief Executive Officer role for BRD Land & Investment in 2023.

Fried On Business: Land Development and Investing
Episode 742 | 11.15.23

Lindsay Jarvis, Senior Partner and one of the founding members of BRD Land and Investment, and BRD Land and Investment's CEO, Maurice Johnson join Jim today at noon.

As many of you know, Warren Buffett's recent stock purchases in DR Horton, NVR-Ryan Homes and Lennar support the view that phenomenal growth and success is expected for those who invest in the residential Real Estate industry in the coming years.

Today Jim speaks with Lindsay and Mo about BRD Land and Investment and its capital arm, ‘Rockstar Capital Group’ and how they plan to work with Oasis Pro to lower costs, increase efficiency and potentially reach new investors.

*************************************

About Our Guests:

Lindsay Jarvis is a Senior Partner and co-founder of BRD Land & Investment and is responsible for oversight of company operations, capital raising, and legal interfacing.

Located in New Zealand, Mr. Jarvis is a seasoned business veteran with nearly 40 years of experience.

Mr. Jarvis spent 20 years owning and operating a successful construction company with nearly 120 staff members. Over that period, the company went on to complete over $40m of commercial and residential projects.

After 2013, Mr. Jarvis sought a new challenge and began researching markets in the Southeastern United States in search for build-for-rent communities. Mr. Jarvis would meet Mr. Burrell that same year and they would go on to form a partnership where they have built and sold over 1,000 homes.

Mr. Jarvis holds a degree in Construction Law from Auckland University Campus that includes expertise in areas of cost, feasibility, management, and appraisals.


Maurice Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of BRD Land & Investment and brings over eighteen years in the real estate industry and a proven track record of strategic planning and execution and driving organizational growth.

Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor’s degree from The Citadel and spent 8 years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers before shifting to a career in homebuilding. With over a decade of experience at Taylor Morrison in various expanding leadership roles, his track record of achieving outstanding business results, growth in competitive markets and inspiring teams to achieve their full potential continued.

After leaving Taylor Morrison, Mr. Johnson joined Meritage Homes as the Charlotte Division President in 2016 and later the Area President. His ability to leverage relationships and identify strategic land projects led to the successful establishment of the Coastal Carolinas Division and later his promotion to become the Florida Region President.

Mr. Johnson moved into the Chief Executive Officer role for BRD Land & Investment in 2023.

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Fried On Business: Land Development and Investing

Jim Fried 13 views November 16, 2023 5:34 am

Fried On Business: Blockchain From Basics to the Broker Dealer
Episode 741 | 11.08.23

Best Of Jim:
What is "Blockchain" and Why Oasis Pro?
THE FUTURE IS NOW

Today, as part of Jim’s continuing series profiling authors appearing at the Miami Book Fair Jim interviews Harold Hughes author of :
“A Kids Book About Blockchain”

You’ve heard Jim talking about his Blockchain powered portal to finance real estate deals with Oasis Pro.

Jim and Harold will discuss the basic building blocks of that technology.

AND

Today, Jim interviews Pat LaVecchia - CEO of Oasis Pro - Jim's new partner. Jim is working with Oasis Pro to help his clients
 • lower their costs,
 • increase operating efficiencies and
 • potentially meet new investors.

*************************************

About Our Guests:

Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon, a South Carolina-based experience technology company. Under his leadership, Bandwagon has raised more than $3M in venture capital and successfully acquired IdealSeat, Inc. in 2020. Harold has had his ideas validated as a graduate of the Founder Institute Accelerator (and now serves as Director for their Austin chapter), one of the inaugural companies in Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange Program, and most recently, the inaugural cohort of the IBM Blockchain Accelerator in 2019.

A man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Harold is actively involved in his community, participating on the Board of Directors for BEAM, a non-profit that focuses on the advancement of women entrepreneurs as they grow their companies as well as a founding team member of Amass, an end-to-end wealth building platform for Black Americans. To that end, Harold is also an active angel investor, investing in women, people of color, and Black founder-led companies. Most notably, he has invested in Partake Foods, the Jay-Z-backed CPG company making allergy-friendly snacks, as well as companies like Goodr, Chipper, Journey Foods, Republic, and Stix.

Harold Hughes is a graduate of Clemson University, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in both Economics (B.A.) and Political Science (B.A.). As a “Triple Tiger”, he also completed his MBA at Clemson before pursuing a graduate certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.

Pat LaVecchia is the Founder & CEO of Oasis Pro, a renowned blockchain expert, Fintech leader, board member, and keynote speaker with more than 25 years of senior level investment and banking experience including corpor pital markets, decentralized finance, and digital assets.
He has served on the Board of Directors of several public and private companies. He has also served as a Member of the NYSE Amex Listed Company Council and held roles across several advisory boards/non-profit boards, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the DTCC Executive Advisory Board for Private Securities (working group), among others.

A recognized thought leader in blockchain and digital assets, Pat promotes the idea of driving evolutionary change through technological advancements creating value for clients and stakeholders. As a CEO, Pat cultivates strategic partnerships, oversees technology development, and assembles specialized teams. His extensive expertise enables him to provide valuable guidance on corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions, growth capital, acquisition finance, and recapitalization.

Fried On Business: Blockchain From Basics to the Broker Dealer
Episode 741 | 11.08.23

Best Of Jim:
What is "Blockchain" and Why Oasis Pro?
THE FUTURE IS NOW

Today, as part of Jim’s continuing series profiling authors appearing at the Miami Book Fair Jim interviews Harold Hughes author of :
“A Kids Book About Blockchain”

You’ve heard Jim talking about his Blockchain powered portal to finance real estate deals with Oasis Pro.

Jim and Harold will discuss the basic building blocks of that technology.

AND

Today, Jim interviews Pat LaVecchia - CEO of Oasis Pro - Jim's new partner. Jim is working with Oasis Pro to help his clients
• lower their costs,
• increase operating efficiencies and
• potentially meet new investors.

*************************************

About Our Guests:

Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon, a South Carolina-based experience technology company. Under his leadership, Bandwagon has raised more than $3M in venture capital and successfully acquired IdealSeat, Inc. in 2020. Harold has had his ideas validated as a graduate of the Founder Institute Accelerator (and now serves as Director for their Austin chapter), one of the inaugural companies in Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange Program, and most recently, the inaugural cohort of the IBM Blockchain Accelerator in 2019.

A man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Harold is actively involved in his community, participating on the Board of Directors for BEAM, a non-profit that focuses on the advancement of women entrepreneurs as they grow their companies as well as a founding team member of Amass, an end-to-end wealth building platform for Black Americans. To that end, Harold is also an active angel investor, investing in women, people of color, and Black founder-led companies. Most notably, he has invested in Partake Foods, the Jay-Z-backed CPG company making allergy-friendly snacks, as well as companies like Goodr, Chipper, Journey Foods, Republic, and Stix.

Harold Hughes is a graduate of Clemson University, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in both Economics (B.A.) and Political Science (B.A.). As a “Triple Tiger”, he also completed his MBA at Clemson before pursuing a graduate certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.

Pat LaVecchia is the Founder & CEO of Oasis Pro, a renowned blockchain expert, Fintech leader, board member, and keynote speaker with more than 25 years of senior level investment and banking experience including corpor pital markets, decentralized finance, and digital assets.
He has served on the Board of Directors of several public and private companies. He has also served as a Member of the NYSE Amex Listed Company Council and held roles across several advisory boards/non-profit boards, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the DTCC Executive Advisory Board for Private Securities (working group), among others.

A recognized thought leader in blockchain and digital assets, Pat promotes the idea of driving evolutionary change through technological advancements creating value for clients and stakeholders. As a CEO, Pat cultivates strategic partnerships, oversees technology development, and assembles specialized teams. His extensive expertise enables him to provide valuable guidance on corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions, growth capital, acquisition finance, and recapitalization.

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Fried On Business: Blockchain From Basics to the Broker Dealer

Jim Fried 14 views November 9, 2023 5:39 am

Fried On Business: BlockChain Basics Everyone Can Understand 
Episode 739 | 10.25.23

BlockChain Basics Everyone Can Understand

Today, as part of Jim’s continuing series, profiling authors appearing at the Miami Book Fair, Jim, interviews Herald, Hughes, author of :
“A kids book about Blockchain”

You’ve heard Jim talking about his Blockchain powered portal to finance real estate deals.

Jim and Herald will discuss the basic building blocks of that technology.

If you want to understand blockchain from the ground up, this is your show.

*************************************

About Our Guest:

Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon, a South Carolina-based experience technology company. Under his leadership, Bandwagon has raised more than $3M in venture capital and successfully acquired IdealSeat, Inc. in 2020. Harold has had his ideas validated as a graduate of the Founder Institute Accelerator (and now serves as Director for their Austin chapter), one of the inaugural companies in Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange Program, and most recently, the inaugural cohort of the IBM Blockchain Accelerator in 2019.

A man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Harold is actively involved in his community, participating on the Board of Directors for BEAM, a non-profit that focuses on the advancement of women entrepreneurs as they grow their companies as well as a founding team member of Amass, an end-to-end wealth building platform for Black Americans. To that end, Harold is also an active angel investor, investing in women, people of color, and Black founder-led companies. Most notably, he has invested in Partake Foods, the Jay-Z-backed CPG company making allergy-friendly snacks, as well as companies like Goodr, Chipper, Journey Foods, Republic, and Stix.

Harold Hughes is a graduate of Clemson University, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in both Economics (B.A.) and Political Science (B.A.). As a “Triple Tiger”, he also completed his MBA at Clemson before pursuing a graduate certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.

Fried On Business: BlockChain Basics Everyone Can Understand
Episode 739 | 10.25.23

BlockChain Basics Everyone Can Understand

Today, as part of Jim’s continuing series, profiling authors appearing at the Miami Book Fair, Jim, interviews Herald, Hughes, author of :
“A kids book about Blockchain”

You’ve heard Jim talking about his Blockchain powered portal to finance real estate deals.

Jim and Herald will discuss the basic building blocks of that technology.

If you want to understand blockchain from the ground up, this is your show.

*************************************

About Our Guest:

Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon, a South Carolina-based experience technology company. Under his leadership, Bandwagon has raised more than $3M in venture capital and successfully acquired IdealSeat, Inc. in 2020. Harold has had his ideas validated as a graduate of the Founder Institute Accelerator (and now serves as Director for their Austin chapter), one of the inaugural companies in Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange Program, and most recently, the inaugural cohort of the IBM Blockchain Accelerator in 2019.

A man of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Harold is actively involved in his community, participating on the Board of Directors for BEAM, a non-profit that focuses on the advancement of women entrepreneurs as they grow their companies as well as a founding team member of Amass, an end-to-end wealth building platform for Black Americans. To that end, Harold is also an active angel investor, investing in women, people of color, and Black founder-led companies. Most notably, he has invested in Partake Foods, the Jay-Z-backed CPG company making allergy-friendly snacks, as well as companies like Goodr, Chipper, Journey Foods, Republic, and Stix.

Harold Hughes is a graduate of Clemson University, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in both Economics (B.A.) and Political Science (B.A.). As a “Triple Tiger”, he also completed his MBA at Clemson before pursuing a graduate certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.

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Fried On Business: BlockChain Basics Everyone Can Understand

Jim Fried 8 views October 26, 2023 4:34 am