Category: Episodes

Construction Background, Broker and Developer Foreground with Ernie Facchine III

Today on the New How Podcast we sit down accomplished Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker, Ernie L Facchine III.  Ernie graduated from Williamson College of The Trades Graduate. He is an avid Real Estate Investor and developer, specializing in Residential/Commercial.  From his time at Williamson College, he gained the skills necessary to become a Construction Manager. Ernie has a unique blend of Real Estate Sales/Management Skills Mixed With Development/Construction Technical Knowhow that makes him amongst the elite in his field.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

When it comes to real estate zoning in Philadelphia, you need to speak with Rachael and Adam Pritzker of PLG. Their combined force for helping developers in this city get projects approved is literally helping shape the city skyline. From Rachael’s time as Chief of Staff for Alan Domb, and Adams prior startup and law firm experience, they bring an unprecedented level of sophistication and unique twist to the Philadelphia Zoning Code.

Pritzker Law Group (“PLG”), co-founded by twin attorneys, Adam and Rachael Pritzker, was born out of the fundamental imperative of taking a far more collaborative approach to real estate development, transactions, community outreach and engagement, and government relations in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties in New Jersey.  Our team at PLG is armed with unique experiences and perspectives, having worked for City Council, the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment (“ZBA”), state and local courts, prominent Zoning & Land Use practices, and additional Philadelphia-based businesses. PLG helps some of the most prominent and innovative developers, as well as individuals, tackle some of the issues inherent with land use. PLG’s goal is to make sure all parties involved, from the client to the community, feel comfort and a sense of pride in all projects we have the pleasure of working on.

In this episode of The New How podcast, building businesses and real estate in a new age of technology, we sit down with Jay Doran from Culture Matters.  Jay is a best selling author of the book “Thirty Days of Thought”.  Jay is gifted with understanding the core values in what makes organizations successful through proper implementation of culture.  Jay describes his theories on why culture is so important and brings us back through decades in history and how these concepts have transformed into a more meaningful concept in modern-day business.  This episode is packed with endless 1 liners and theoretical language that you might just comprehend. If you are looking for a mental exercise, get ready to question your perception everything around us.  This is by far one of my favorite podcast conversations to date.  
You can reach out to Jay Doran on his website at https://www.culturematterscourses.com/ or on Instagram @jaydoran_thecultureman

In this episode of The New How Podcast, I sit down with Francis Mangubat from Advance Philly. Francis is a one of kind rockstar real estate agent. He was just named a Philadelphia Power Player by Philadelphia Style Magazine.  We discuss his brokerage Advance Philly and how working in partnership with Lawrence Resnick has lead them to be a #2 ranked brokerage in the city when it comes to volume.  With an office of 8 agents and 2 admins, Advance Philly is taking the real estate market by storm here in Philly. Francis discusses ways how he stays ahead in a competitive marketplace.  He is usually at the gym between 5:30-6am hour! Francis is an inspiration at 25 years old, for those looking to start their real estate career. If you are in real estate, this is a must listen to episode.  “Low Tech, High Check”

You can reach out to their team by visiting http://advancephilly.com/

On this episode of the New How Podcast, we sit down with Greg Schwartz from Commonwealth Residential Title. Commonwealth has been the region’s premier residential and commercial title company since 1971.  A family-owned business Greg came in to bring a level of business development expertise which he learned from the telecom industry. Working with fortune 5 companies, Greg transitioned from telecom into title insurance. He mentions that being genuine is the best thing you can do in business!  He talks about having the “Hunter Mentality” to grow any organization and to keep looking for opportunity around you. “Anyone with a pulse is a potential prospect.” Greg discusses teaming up with Mark Franzoni, President of Commonwealth to build a powerhouse team to help change the title industry for the better.  Utilizing the latest marketing tech through social media, Greg continues to add value to all of his clients through networking and continued outstanding service!


You can visit their website at http://www.caititle.com/ or email Greg at gregs@crtclosings.com

In this episode of The New How Podcast, we sit down with Tim Garrity, Ryan Garrity, and Andrew Janos of Copper Hill Real Estate.  We talk about how this tandem threesome started a brokerage here in the City of Philadelphia. We discuss the reasons why their brokerage is different from the traditional brokerages.  We discuss the growing pains of the new Bright MLS system release. They discuss how they grew their business to just shy of 30 agents in a short amount of time. We talk about their new office down at the Sterling Building and how they fit it out for success.  Did you know the infrastructure in Philadelphia was built for 2 million people and we currently have 1.6m in the city? The guys down at Copper Hill know how the pulse of how Philadelphia Real Estate operates and they are looking to grow relationships with new agents, home buyers, and developers!  “We are looking for people to grow the company with us, not for us.”

You can reach out to these guys over at https://copperhillre.com/

In this episode with sit down with David Landskroner from Hightop Development. David is a rockstar developer in Philadelphia. He focuses on for sale and rental properties around the city. Some locations include Northern Liberties, Rittenhouse, and Washington Ave. Hightop Development has a construction arm in-house which makes them very nimble when being able to develop their own projects. He keeps an even balance of for sale and for rent throughout the year. Typically he handles 5-7 projects at a time which includes 10-30 houses and 50-70 rental units a year. He takes us through what it is like developing in Rittenhouse Square, and how he got started flipping homes. David is a brilliant developer and he shares a ton of value for new and seasoned real estate investors. Sit back, relax, here we go!

In this episode of the new how podcast we sit down with Ryan Quinn of Space and Company to talk about how Ryan has been successfully selling new construction homes in Philadelphia for the last decade.  Ryan sells about 50 homes a year as a solo realtor, almost 1 a week! Ryan talks about some ninja techniques for how he finds new clients, markets homes, and helps developers around the city pre-sell and lease new construction homes.  We talk about changes to the MLS and he gives input on how to properly utilize other technology, in addition, to properly market real estate. Ryan has been in the industry for a long time and has a plethora of knowledge to provide agents looking to expand their network and strategies for new construction sales.  Some much value for anyone in the real estate industry! It’s great to hear from a knowledgeable realtor who can give a great perspective on the market. “Expect to not have your first sale transaction for a year.”

In this episode of the New How Podcast, we sit down with Asher Roth and CJ Smith to talk about everything from the music industry in Philadelphia to real estate. We dive deep into marketing strategies that helped bring the hit song “I love college” to the masses. We discuss the difference between marketing today and discuss a time when MySpace was relevant. There is just some much to learn from this episode, and we hope you find a tremendous value for your business. So sit back, relax, and here we go!

Some quotes from the episode below:

There is “no rush with Philly”. Asher predicted that Amazon wasn’t landing here.

“Be organized in life and do your research.”

“Listen, and listen to people when they tell you who they are”

“Speak with confidence and conviction”

“Live by the sword, die by the sword”

In this episode of the New How Podcast, we sit down with Albert Stroble of Coldwell Banker Preferred, based out of Blue Bell.  Albert is a well intuned real estate agent that also does real estate development.  We talk about his journey into real estate, as well as some of the development projects he is working on.  This episode is a must listen for any real estate professionals looking to dive into development as an additional revenue stream.  Albert also has extensive knowledge of the different neighborhoods throughout the city, and there are tons of golden nuggets of information to listen to regarding Philadelphia Real Estate.  Thanks for listening, and we hope you got a ton of value out of this episode!  Connect with Albert on LinkedIn Here.

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