Fri, 31 March 2017
Jason Hartman and Ed Conard, founding partner of Bain Capital, discuss the current economic situation facing America. Conard is the author of Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy is Wrong, and The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class. The conversation includes discussion on CEO pay, the tech industry, and the impact of current regulations on competition in the marketplace.
[1:28] Ed the tremendous growth Bain Capital was able to achieve while he was there with Mitt Romney
[3:30] Bain Capital offered clients the ability to invest in capital management and management supervision deals
[5:07] Bain Capital also used a higher risk strategy, which allowed them to capitalize on investments in undervalued assets.
[7:21] The Upside of Inequality explores the American workers productivity
[12:18] The US economy is accelerating and the Fortune 400 continues to have turnover, which are both good signs for our country
[14:47] CEO pay may grab headlines, but it may not be quite so outlandish
[19:36] Tech companies pay less taxes and have fewer regulations
[21:22] Profitability in the tech sector continues to grow
[22:23] There's a profitability squeeze in most of the economy
[24:45] Trained talent and risk tolerance are the limiting factors to growth in this new economy.
Fri, 24 March 2017
Jason Hartman and one of his clients, Gary Pinkerton discuss an article from Vox.com called "27 Charts That Will Change How You Think About the American Economy". The reporter of the story notes that productivity, demographics, and inflation have all changed in the US economy in the past few years. The two looking into what it means for real estate investing if people continue working past social security mandated ages, what kinds of work opportunities are available to people, and how Americans spend thrift ways (combined with the lack of real wage growth) have left many unable to purchase a home.
[3:40] How Gary became a fan and follower of Jason
[5:57] Timothy Lee's article on Vox.com, "The 27 Charts that will change how you think about the American economy"
[10:07] The service industry provides a key indicator in regards to the American standard of living
[13:59] Labor force numbers have been on the decline since 2000
[16:30] The main areas of the country that are showing growth are urban
[21:05] Timothy shows inflation-adjusted home prices in chart #19
[26:18] Construction costs have not kept up with housing prices
[30:42] American retirement is no longer a set definition
Fri, 17 March 2017
Jason Hartman talks with Daren Blomquist, Senior VP at ATTOM Data Solutions and the Executive Editor of ATTOM’s award-winning Housing News Report. The two look into the impact our new President, Donald Trump, could have on real estate investing, how he might change the economy, and what sort of regulations (or lack thereof) that might impact our investing future.
[1:43] A Trump presidency's impact on real estate investors and our economy
[5:55] Lack of wage growth has caused affordability issues
[8:46] Housing bubbles tend to be created by lower interest rates
[11:33] Housing prices continue escalating while home ownership has dropped to a 50 year low
[15:43] What impact would repealing Dodd-Frank have?
[19:11] ATTOM’s Housing News Report article explains the phenomenon of big banks running away from the mortgage business
[20:16] October 2016 saw a continued increase in foreclosure activity
[24:29] The promised $1 trillion infrastructure investment will help real estate investors.
[25:36] Get the Housing News Report free for a year by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and mention "Creating Wealth"
Sat, 11 March 2017
AMA 163 - How Investment Opportunities in Real Estate Are Changing in Today's Financial Environment with Andrew Wright
Jason Hartman talks with Andrew Wright, CEO and Managing Partner at the commercial real estate firm Franklin Street. Andrew has been involved in over $1 billion in real estate and finance transactions, as well as more than $800 million in debt resolution since 2009.
Jason and Andrew discuss how commercial real estate has had to adjust to the changing social dynamics, and where you might best be investing your money today.
[1:20] What to expect from our first real estate president
[4:44] Retail centers have had to substantially change thanks to the internet
[8:16] Warehouse and delivery industries have seen a boon because of the internet bringing in things like same day shipping
[12:39] Andrew gives his opinion on how much more room we might have to grow
[16:48] Andrew dissects the current cap rate availability for commercial real estate
[18:53] The 1 investment Andrew loves today