The FORT with Chris Powers

The FORT with Chris Powers

The FORT host, Chris Powers, talks with leaders of businesses across real estate and a variety of industries. As the Founder of Fort Capital, Chris brings a unique perspective and style that allows for a meaningful conversation that dives deep into ideas and topics not regularly discussed. Chris covers each guests story and explores in detail the critical moments that led to success, failure, growth, and confidence. Chris also strives to ask questions that provide practical wisdom that all listeners can learn from – not just in business, but in our personal lives. Thank you for listening!!... Show More

As founder and CEO, Terry Montesi has led Trademark Property Company through 26 years of innovative, community-focused development. Under his leadership, Trademark has developed more than $3.4B and 14.6M square feet of some of the most stakeholder-centric retail and mixed-use properties from coast to coast. He and Chris sit down to discuss Terry's journey of founding companies, the current state of mixed-use retail spaces, what they see for the future of retail, and more. Enjoy! For more information on Chris Powers and Fort Capital, visit www.fortcapitallp.com. Follow Chris on Twitter! @fortworthchris 01:54 — How did your career guide your entry into the retail world? 05:47 — Is there anything you learned at Blockbuster that is still relevant today? 08:52 — Do you and your team have to determine the trade area? 09:29 — Was there a moment you turned from being scared to being optimistic about the buying process? 12:49 — What was Trademark doing in 1992? How does that compare to today’s focus? 18:51 — What triggered the change in consumers and the value of physical retail spaces? 24:38 — What makes a great public space? 33:46 — What is so valuable about your focus on mixed-used public / retail spaces? 45:33 — Is there a reason you would tell an institution "no"? 49:07 — What do you think about CloudKitchens? 49:53 — How do you know if you’ve found the right person for the job? 52:30 — If you had to give your 21-year-old self advice, what would it be? 53:15 — What is your bold prediction for the future ten years from now?

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