Nitesh Gandhi – Living as a Service

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There’s a saying, “Wherever you go, there you are.” Nitesh Gandhi, Founder & CEO of Locale wants to make it so that wherever you go, you have a home. Locale (@StayWithLocale, IG) is an innovative, design-led aparthotel company based in Austin, TX. They partner with real estate owners and developers to design, furnish, and lease vacant units for short term stays.

Aparthotel is a relatively new term that we wrote about on the Homebase blog, Aparthotels: How Far Will Multifamily and Hospitality Converge?. Some might see it as the next evolution of Airbnb, but Gandhi envisions something bigger, Living as a Service.

In this conversation Blake and Nitesh discuss:

  • What Aparthotels are and how they benefit real estate owners and developers.
  • How Living as a Service will introduce a new level of flexibility for both independent and corporate workers.
  • The role of community when building vibrant multifamily, mixed-use properties.

Learn more about Locale and Nitesh Gandhi at https://www.staywithlocale.com. Check out the Locale Instagram account, too, if you need to quench some wanderlust. The Locale Facebook page is where you can keep up with what’s happening at various Locale destinations. Finally, connect with Nitesh Gandhi on his LinkedIn page.

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Dr. Damon Heybrock – Reclaiming Healthcare

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When was the last time your doctor met you at a coffee shop to diagnose an ailment? For that matter when was the last time you called your doctor’s office and got an appointment within the hour, then actually saw your doctor within the hour? Can your doctor pull off a legit horizontal bar routine and stick the landing? Probably not and Dr. Damon Heybrock (@healthstudiokc, IG) probably isn’t your doctor.

Dr. Heybrock is a pioneer in a type of practice gaining popularity in America; Direct Primary Care. This model of healthcare is subscription based and patients have unbelievable access to their physicians at all hours of the day, are on a first name basis with their physician, and getting in touch is often as easy a text message.

In this conversation, Blake and Dr. Heybrock discuss:

  • What subscription medicine means for the future of healthcare.
  • The role of wearable tech in healthcare present and future.
  • What Real Estate Developers need to know to attract and retain Direct Primary Care practices.

Find Dr. Damon Heybrock online at https://www.healthstudiokc.com, on Instagram as @HealthStudioKC and on Facebook. Additionally, you may connect with Dr. Heybrock on his LinkedIn page.

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Jeff Wood – Optimizing Urban Transit and Land Use

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Jeff Wood (@TheOverheadWire, TW) thinks we won’t ever have truly autonomous cars and that Apple is stuck in the past. His reasoning is sound, unique, and definitely not what you might expect to hear from anyone in Silicon Valley. Jeff owns and operates The Overhead Wire, a San Francisco based consultancy focused on transit and land use strategies primarily in urban areas.

Jeff also curates The Overhead Wire Daily, a newsletter disseminating over 30 pieces of news about cities around the world for advocates, elected leaders, researchers, and other interested parties. Additionally, you can hear Jeff each week on the Talking Headways podcast.

In this conversation Blake and Jeff discuss:

  • The “Location Affordability Index”.
  • Why we should be concerned that only a few companies control map data.
  • Challenges and opportunities facing city executives, planners, and real estate entrepreneurs as urban areas continue to boom.

Find Jeff online at The Overhead Wire, on Twitter, @TheOverheadWire, and on the Talking Headways podcast. You can also connect with Jeff on his LinkedIn page.

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Taylor Lembi – Streamlining Tenant Qualification

In 2010 Taylor Lembi lost his father to cancer. The man that taught him everything he knew about real estate investing, development and management was gone and his motivation to continue ruling the San Francisco real estate market was waning. So he decided to learn how to code. His desire to try something new and his disdain for paper clutter gave birth to Intellirent (@intellirent, IG), a smart service that streamlines tenant applications and fills vacancies fast; even for international applicants.

A 3rd generation San Francisco real estate investor, Lembi and his partners now manage over 2500 units in the bay area. That number only goes up when you factor in all the units that Intellirent handles nationally. Over the course of his illustrious 20-year career, Taylor has acquired, managed, financed, and advised on more than $3 billion of real estate related transactions.

In this episode Blake and Taylor discuss:

  • The importance of delegation, especially when starting a new business or bringing a new building to market.
  • Challenges associated with retrofitting old buildings with new, smart technology.
  • How small living spaces can be made into versatile, communal living experiences in densely populated markets.

The best way to connect with Taylor is through his LinkedIn page. Learn more about Intellirent at https://myintellirent.com, and keep up with them on Instagram, @intellirent.

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Joe Blair – Investing in Profitable and Purposeful Companies

Joe Blair (@joseph_blair, TW) believes that a business does not have to sacrifice profit for purpose. As a venture capital investor with Obvious Ventures (Twitter, Medium, etc.), Joe is focused on companies with a world positive approach to business. That is to say, he’s focused on companies with a high potential for profit and a positive impact on the way we live and work.

Joe is also the host of The Epic Human Podcast (@EpicHumanPod, TW). A podcast featuring extraordinary people from all walks of life.

In this episode, Blake and Joe discuss:

  • How autonomous mobility might negatively affect small and medium-sized cities and what can be done about it.
  • Why our changing media consumption habits will do away with cable news.
  • The difference between “world positive” and “social impact” investing.

Find Joe on Twitter, @joseph_blair, and on LinkedIn.

Find The Future of Living Podcast online at https://futureoflivingpodcast.com, or on Twitter and Instagram: @FutureLivingPod.

 

Chris Baggott – Leveraging Data, Delivering Exceptional Food

It should come as no surprise that someone obsessed with data, analytics, and food would figure out how to put them all together and create something truly extraordinary. After achieving tremendous success with Exact Target – acquired by Salesforce – and Compendium Software – acquired by Oracle – Chris Baggott (@chrisbaggott, TW) started Tyner Pond Farm and that’s when a new idea was born. What if someone could create amazing, fresh food from scratch and deliver it to customers in minutes without a storefront?

That’s how ClusterTruck came about, a freshly prepared food delivery service currently operating in Indianapolis, IN, Columbus, OH, Kansas City, MO, and Denver, CO. Unlike their competitors that deliver food from any restaurant, ClusterTruck is a collection of restaurant concepts and every meal is created from scratch and delivered hot and fresh. A true end-to-end experience.

In this conversation, Blake and Chris discuss:

  • How Real Estate Professionals should be preparing and accommodating services like ClusterTruck.
  • Why services like delivery must be part of the business plan, not an add-on service.
  • How data can be leveraged to create an exceptional meal and overall experience.

Find Chris on Twitter, @chrisbaggott, and on his LinkedIn page. Also, check out the TEDx talk Blake references in this conversation, The Simplest Way to Feed the World, given by Chris at TEDx Indianapolis.

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Andrew Dickson – Building Turnkey, Autonomous Homes

Andrew Dickson (@bennettdickson, TW) believes the way homes are built is fundamentally flawed. The idea that we’re still constructing homes from the ground up, board by board, home by home is, in his opinion, inefficient and old-fashioned. He sees a future of turnkey homes built using pre-fabricated segments, extremely automated, and able to go seamlessly move on and off the electrical grid.

Dickson is the CEO & Founder of Acre Designs, a home construction startup re-imagining the American Home. In this conversation, he and Blake discuss:

  • Why home construction must be changed.
  • How Acre’s approach to single-family construction also benefits multi-family construction.
  • How to create energy independent homes and neighborhoods.

Learn more about Andrew and Acre at https://acre.co or on Andrew’s LinkedIn page. You can also find Andrew on Twitter, @bennettdickson.

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