Season 2 Highlights from the Future of Living

This past season of Future of Living featured 20 fantastic guests. We covered a lot of ground, too. The future of construction, retail food technology, downtown stadiums, affordable housing, affordable transportation, and so much more. This episode features five standout segments from the past season.

In this episode:

  • Elizabeth Glynn of Travois talks about the economic development work they are doing in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. Specifically, how their focus is helping mini-cities flourish in these communities and the surprising challenges for technological advancement.
  • Jon Dishotsky of Starcity talks about the rise of co-living as a means of affordable housing in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York and the surprising makeup of residents in these communities.
  • Sarah McMillian from Temboo talks about how IoT technology and Temboo are helping to preserve buildings and retrofit them so owners can better monitor their services.
  • Gabe Halimi of Flo Technologies talks about how water sensor technology can stop catastrophic home damage before it happens, but also conserve trillions of gallons of water in cities.
  • Calandra Cruikshank from Statebook talks about the rise of Opportunity Zones and what they mean for Real Estate Investors and Developers. Additionally, she explains how Statebooks technology streamlines selecting Opportunity Zones to invest in.

Listen to each of these full episodes on the Future of Living website. Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram, @FutureLivingPod.

The Future of Living Podcast is produced by Media Club. Learn more at https://mediaclub.co.

 

Calandra Cruickshank – Streamlining Location Selection and Opportunity Zone Investments

Calandra Cruickshank Statebook on the Future of Living Podcast

Selecting a corporate site or validating an investment in an opportunity zone can take a very long time, sometimes months. Calandra Cruickshank (@CalandraLila, TW) recognized that by leveraging the power of big data, these processes could be significantly faster and easier. Thus, Statebook International® was founded. Statebook is the first nationwide online marketplace for economic development and corporate site selection headquartered in NY.

With over a decade in the tech industry, Cruickshank specializes in designing and implementing creative campaigns using sustainable and socially responsible programs and strategic alliances between for-profit and non-profit companies and government agencies.

Calandra previously co-founded and served as president and on the board of directors for CommonKindness.com, an online coupon hosting platform that benefits nonprofits while saving consumers money and driving traffic and sales to brands and retailers. Calandra also co-founded and served as senior vice president for Good Deed Foundation, a national branding and licensing company that leveraged existing supermarket products to support non-profit organizations benefitting climate change and women and families in poverty.

In this conversation, Blake and Calandra discuss:

  • The rise of Opportunity Zones and how Real Estate Investors can leverage big data to streamline decision making.
  • What corporations are most attracted to when selecting a new location and how this might affect real estate.
  • How Real Estate Developers are transforming abandoned malls into community-focused experiences.

Learn more about Statebook International® at https://www.statebook.com. Check out their About Page for direct emails to Calandra and her team. Follow Statebook on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Finally, connect with Calandra on Twitter, @CalandraLila, and on LinkedIn.

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

The Future of Living Podcast is produced by Media Club. Learn more at https://mediaclub.co.