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Investigating the Real Estate Asset Class with Steven Kantor & Michael Brown, Part One (Ep. 79)



Real estate is an asset class that comes up in almost every single client meeting. And, while it is a must-have in any portfolio, real estate is a broad asset class that is changing and evolving generation by generation. 

In this episode John and Michael Parise welcome guests Steven Kantor and Michael Brown for part one of a two part series where they discuss all things real estate. From how an investor should start to assess the real estate market to some key macrotrends in the space, Steven and Michael provide some important insights into the real estate market landscape that you won’t want to miss.

John, Michael, Steven, & Michael discuss:

  • How to decide where to play in the real estate market 
  • Different end-goals of owning real estate investments
  • Macro trends in the real estate market
  • The retail submarket
  • And more

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About Our Guests 

Steven Kantor is CEO of S2K, where he is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the firm. Steven has over 35 years of principal investing and investment banking experience, and throughout his career has raised several billions of dollars for REITs and other real estate companies via IPOs, CMBS financings and other forms of equity and debt financing. Previously, Steven was an Executive Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald, as well as Chairman and Co-Founder of CCRE, Cantor Fitzgerald’s affiliated commercial real estate lending platform. Prior to Cantor Fitzgerald, he held several senior roles at Credit Suisse. Steven earned a B.A. from Syracuse University and a J.D. from American University.

Michael is the Head of Real Estate Capital Markets at S2K. Prior to his role at S2K, Michael held a principal position at Sabbatical, was director of debt strategies at Fairstead, and was the Senior Managing Director at Cantor Commercial Real Estate, among other roles. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.