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Investigating the Real Estate Asset Class with Steven Kantor & Michael Brown, Part Two (Ep. 80)



In today’s market, many investors and clients are coming off of a decade of strong stock market wins and are now wondering, what’s next? With inflation concerns running rampant, many people are starting to look at the real estate asset class for answers.

In this episode John and Michael Parise welcome back guests Steven Kantor and Michael Brown for part two of a two part series on real estate investing.

John, Michael, Steven, & Michael discuss:

  • What opportunity zones are truly opportunities
  • How to leverage opportunity zone tax incentives
  • The use of DSTs in client’s real estate holdings
  • Why clients might consider shifting from stocks to real estate 
  • 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.