• ULI’s “Leading Voices” Podcast / Interview with Andrés Duany

    Posted in Blog on Apr 19, 2017

    The latest episode of Leading Voices with ULI podcast is live! Hosted by me, hear how Andrés Duany led the charge in creating new urbanist communities, made famous by his traditional neighborhood design of Seaside, Florida. Give it a listen and be sure to subscribe.

  • Matt Slepin interviews Swig’s Ken Perry on Company’s DNA for The Registry

    Posted in Blog on Apr 07, 2017

    Great companies in real estate succeed in the long run not just by their great assets, but also by an inherent DNA in their business platform. The DNA of a business platform is defined by intangibles like culture, technology and systems, training, people and structure, diversity and maybe culminates in succession. This is nowhere more apparent in my latest interview for The Registry. In my latest installment, I speak with Kennard (“Ken”) Perry, the President and CEO of The Swig Company. The Swig Company is a family owned company with holdings comprised of approximately 8.5 million square fee...

  • ULI’s “Leading Voices” Podcast / Interview with Scott Cowen, President Emeritus, Tulane University

    Posted in Blog on Apr 06, 2017

    The latest episode of Leading Voices with ULI podcast is live! Hosted by Terra Search Partners’ founder Matt Slepin, hear how Scott Cowen managed to lead Tulane University through Hurricane Katrina, strengthening the student body and city of New Orleans in the process by strategically integrating the two. Give it a listen and be sure to subscribe.

  • ULI’s “Leading Voices” Podcast / Interview with MaryAnne Gilmartin, President & CEO, Forest City Ratner Companies

    Posted in Blog on Mar 22, 2017

    The latest episode of Leading Voices with ULI podcast is live! Hosted by Terra Search Partners’ founder Matt Slepin, hear how MaryAnne Gilmartin, President & CEO, Forest City Ratner Companies, has defied many conventions in the real estate world (e.g., she wears high heels to construction sites of major New York City projects and has achieved the top leadership position in a family business where she has no relation). Give it a listen and be sure to subscribe.

  • ULI’s “Leading Voices” Podcast / Interview with Toby Bozzuto President & CEO, The Bozzuto Group

    Posted in Blog on Mar 08, 2017

    The latest episode of Leading Voices with ULI podcast is live! Hosted by Terra Search Partners’ founder Matt Slepin, this episode discovers how one real estate industry leader initially didn’t want to work in the family business—yet now he’s the CEO. Give it a listen and be sure to subscribe.

  • New podcast episode is up! Listen in.

    Posted in Blog on Feb 22, 2017

    The latest episode of Leading Voices with ULI podcast is posted! Hosted by Terra Search Partners’ founder Matt Slepin, this episode explores how a social entrepreneur's nonprofit brings together youth to physically build amenities in their struggling neighborhoods. Give it a listen here!

  • Semi-Annual Newsletter: A Look at 2017, and a Look Back

    Posted in Blog on Jan 31, 2017

    It has been a crazy six months since our last newsletter. The headline, of course, was the November general election and our new President. It was an all-consuming election process with economists holding out the results of the election, as well as political gridlock generally,

  • ULI Announces Podcast Series Featuring Matt Slepin

    Posted in Blog on Jan 18, 2017

    If you work in the industry, you most likely have heard of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). You might have attended one of its many events. You might even be a member. (You should be a member.) As a ULI governor, I am passionate about the organization and its mission. So I am very happy to announce the launch of Leading Voices with ULI, a new podcast series. In the podcast, I host in-depth conversations with innovators in the real estate industry. In the series, we will hear their stories about their passion, about the substance of their work, and about the places where they find meaning. We...

  • Matt Slepin interviews Plant Construction’s Craig Allison for The Registry

    Posted in Blog on Jan 17, 2017

    Great companies in real estate succeed in the long run not just by their great assets, but also by an inherent DNA in their business platform. How is this DNA passed on when leadership changes? Read my latest interviewfor The Registry with Craig Allison, Plant Construction Company as we discuss succession, hiring an “outsider,” and transferring the firm’s knowledge.

  • A Meditation on Springsteen's Land of Hope and Dreams

    Posted in Blog on Jan 10, 2017

    -By Matt Slepin. I write these words from vacation in Mexico, a few weeks after the election. I am continuing to process, process, and process, still in a fog and trying to understand our changed world of President elect Trump, a change which challenges so many of my deepfelt values and assumptions. I am working out on the elliptical, scrolling through the news on my iPad with music blasting through my headphones. I am reading the Times and the Journal, compulsively reading about the never-ending Trump Tweets and the latest nominees. No other news is as compelling...