Whether you’re CEO of a multi-national real estate services giant, a tenant representative or an entrepreneur carefully nurturing a property focused start-up, your time is money. Listening to podcasts is one of the most efficient ways of expanding your professional knowledge and keeping abreast of the factors affecting the commercial real estate industry and the global economy as a whole.
We’ve listed ten of the best business podcasts to educate, inform and keep you up to date on everything today’s property professional needs to know.
1. Bigger Pockets Podcast
Bigger Pockets is iTune’s top ranking real estate podcast with some 800,000 unique monthly visitors. Hosted by Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner it sidesteps hyperbole to give listeners practical advice from real life property investors. The program runs the gamut of the real estate industry from small scale residential through to larger commercial investments.
Download via iTunes
2. Commercial Real Estate Online – Broker and Agent Training
Hosted by John Highman, this monthly podcast is specifically targeted at commercial real estate professionals and brokers across the world. Experienced industry experts share real life knowledge and advice regarding sales, leasing and property management.
Download via PlayerFM
3. BBC Business Daily
Whilst not focused on CRE, the BBC World Service’s Business Daily provdes a reliably balanced overview of some of the bigger issues that global businesses face today. Topics range from an in-depth look at the rise and fall of Finland’s once-leading tech firm Nokia, to the wider impact of feminism in the workplace.
Download via the BBC World Service webiste
4. The Economist Radio
Like BBC Business Daily, The Economists Radio enhances your global perspective. Brought to you by the venerable magazine of the same name, The Economist’s own podcast casts its net far and wide in the search for topical, insightful and informed business coverage. With a combination of detailed reports on everything from the economic impact of drug cartels to a bite-sized roundup series that picks apart the week’s business highlights, this is an essential addition to any serious businessperson’s information bank.
Download and subscrive via radio.economist.com
5. Super Agents Live – Meet Your Mentor
This popular weekly program specialises in interviewing ‘super agents’ – individuals who sell property valued in excess of USD 50m per year. These luminaries share their real life success stories and give down to earth advice on marketing strategies, networking, technological trends, lead generation, business psychology and much, much more.
Download and subscribe via Stitcher
6. BBC The Bottom Line
Another valuable broadcast from the BBC stable, The Bottom Line is a weekly panel discussion show presented by renowned journalist Evan Davis. Guests are experts in their fields and debate topics from marketplace longevity to wearable technology etc. The show has recently tackled hot topics like data privacy, renewable energy and financial engineering.
Download via BBC
7. Real Estate Talk
Closer to home the Australian Property Investor magazine offers the video series Real Estate Talk. This program fronted by Kevin Turner gives you the low down on the trends influencing the property investment market nationally. It provides useful information on complex topics like financing and tax structures, property management and the latest property hot spots.
View at Australian Property Investor
8. Commercial Property Cashflow Blueprint
Again on the domestic front James Dawson hosts a program focused on the mystical art of generating passive income through commercial property investment. The topics explored include the effect of the Australian political landscape on CRE, financing, investment strategies and commercial property versus residential.
Download via iTunes
Those in the start-up sphere can get the inside scoop direct from some of the biggest names in the business world. Mixergy hosts interviews from the founders of LinkedIn, Sun Microsystems, Pixar and Groupon, to name but a few.
Download and subscribe via mixergy.com
10. Inside PR
Finally those looking to bone up on the marketing and promotions side of things can unpick the world of PR and Social Media with this weekly podcast that gets you on the right track, jargon-free. If you’re in charge of your company’s marketing and communications output, then this podcast is an absolute must-listen.
Download via insidepr.ca