Commercial Real Estate Leadership

Commercial Real Estate Leadership

This is the Commercial Real Estate Leadership podcast. The show is hosted by Darren Krakowiak, the Founder of CRE Success. Every week, Darren delivers insights designed to help commercial real estate leaders to get their business growing faster. This podcast was previously known as CRE Success: The Podcast (until episode 158).


September 27, 2023 10 mins

In this episode, we'll discuss the transition from our previous podcast name to 'Commercial Real Estate Leadership'. We're not erasing the past, just evolving towards a more specific format - it's part of the evolution of CRE Success.

Discover three key focus areas for commercial real estate leaders: working less, finding the right team members, and serving ideal clients. This new program aims to help leaders in each of these areas...

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We're working on an entirely new show for you, and it starts on Wednesday, 27 September, 2023.

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There's a common issue that drives many commercial real estate leaders bonkers: the gap between their commitment and that of their team.

Darren Krakowiak, a specialist in helping commercial real estate leaders to accelerate growth in their business, discusses why enforcing strict rules generally doesn't boost motivation. He also asks the question of leaders: is it even reasonable to expect equal dedication from your team?

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Join Darren Krakowiak as he explores the in-season transformation of the Carlton Football Club in 2023. Uncover the lessons behind the team's inspiring comeback, which highlights the power of sticking to the plan.

We're talking about the significance of individual roles in driving collective achievement, embracing the value of robust systems in enhancing team performance, and understanding how team unity and mutual trust foster a c...

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It's time to address the cost-of-living crisis and how it affects commercial real estate businesses.

With insights tailored for simplicity, on episode 155 of CRE Success: The Podcast, Darren Krakowiak is covering strategies to combat fee erosion, stand strong against market challenges, and turbocharge your deal velocity.

Learn how to turn listings into deals, harness the power of existing clients, and expand your business smartly –...

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The time has come to discover the truth about Virtual Assistants (VAs) in commercial real estate.

In episode 154 of CRE Success: The Podcast, Darren Krakowiak leans on his own experience to dissect the Top 5 misconceptions and objections agents have about VAs, from online security to ethical concerns - so you can unlock the potential of working with them.

With anecdotes and practical advice, Darren will help you recognise your unde...

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In episode 153 of CRE Success: The Podcast, Darren Krakowiak dives into how to delight clients in commercial real estate. He connects good surprises to how they positively impact client relationships and highlights how creating them builds trust.

Practical ways to delight clients are discussed, like negotiation wins and cost savings, while avoiding nasty surprises in deals. Darren advises to be upfront about potential issues and be...

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In Episode 152 of CRE Success: The Podcast, Darren Krakowiak challenges listeners to assess if they are embracing their luck or hindering their progress with a victim mentality. Drawing from personal experiences, he highlights personal growth and the need to shed outdated beliefs.

Through anecdotes and examples, Darren will help you to identify limiting mindsets and welcome a growth-oriented perspective. He also shares the evolutio...

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In episode 151 of CRE Success: The Podcast, Darren Krakowiak shares three key takeaways from a business and leadership conference he just attended in Hawaii.

The first insight builds upon recent episodes about AI, in particular how it's up to you to provide clear instructions about your business and your audience so that ChatGPT has what it needs to produce the most relevant outputs.

The second point Darren emphasizes is the import...

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To mark the 150th edition of CRE Success: The Podcast, Darren Krakowiak is highlighting the significance of recognising and celebrating milestones in commercial real estate.

This episode includes practical ways you can honour employees and clients for their achievements. From personal notes, awards, and social media posts to commemorating milestones with thoughtful gestures, Darren shares actionable advice to strengthen connections...

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These days, it's not often that someone will tell you to be more aggressive. In episode 149 of CRE Success: The Podcast, Darren Krakowiak, a specialist in accelerating growth for commercial real estate agency leaders, debunks negative connotations around being more aggressive with your approach to prospecting and deal doing by highlighting its benefits for you and your clients.

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In this episode, Darren Krakowiak sits down with CRE Success client Jim Tsagalis, who is the founder and managing director of Lease Equity, the leading retail property services firm in Western Australia.

Jim shares the secrets to Lease Equity's dominance in retail leasing and property management, including how he has maintained his motivation over two decades and what he did to recognise clients, employees and other stakeholders wh...

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We're halfway through 2023, so let's take a moment to reflect, reset, and be prepared for soaring to new heights over the next 6 months.

In episode 147 of CRE Success: The Podcast, Darren Krakowiak delivers a halftime pep talk to commercial real estate leaders that will fuel your motivation in the second half of the year.

Listen all the way through to be guided towards reviewing your performance, setting new goals, adjusting strate...

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Episode 146 of CRE Success: The Podcast is our third and final episode in this current series on ChatGPT strategies for commercial real estate agents.

This time around, Darren Krakowiak shows you how ChatGPT can write the about section of your LinkedIn profile, create a series of emails to nurture new leads and start an online newsletter without you having to actually write an article.

From our past three episodes, you now know tha...

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Elevate your marketing campaigns, streamline correspondence, and simplify complex information – achieving these results will help you earn more...and using AI to get it done will raise your efficiency to a whole new level.

Episode 145 of CRE Success: The Podcast with Darren Krakowiak contains even more ways that you can use ChatGPT to save time, boost your productivity and enhance your communication in the context of commercial rea...

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Explore the transformative power of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence language model, in the world of commercial real estate. ChatGPT can optimize business practices and deliver desired outcomes for commercial real estate professionals.

In episode 144 of CRE Success: The Podcast, host Darren Krakowiak shows you how to tell ChatGPT to mimic your tone, vocabulary, and style, so that it produces content that truly reflects your voic...

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In episode 143 of CRE Success: The Podcast, Darren Krakowiak is sharing the 3 Ps of scaling your production as a commercial real estate agent:

  1. Leveraging technology and tools for streamlined work (platform).
  2. Documenting tasks and focusing on dollar-productive activities (process).
  3. Hiring an assistant and (eventually) expanding your team to grow (people).

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This podcast typically caters for experienced industry professionals, but following a listener request, we're dedicating episode 142 of CRE Success: The Podcast to provide guidance to beginners in commercial real estate.

The 6 actionable tips from Darren Krakowiak are picking a market, learning from the experienced, leveraging your networks, being a source of value, prospecting early and often, and setting realistic goals.

By follo...

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In episode 141 of CRE Success: The Podcast, Darren Krakowiak delves into the crucial topic of doing the tasks that matter to the best of your ability, and getting support to reach your true potential, so that you can achieve optimal business performance.

To help you assess if this is an issue for you, we explore the resistance some individuals have towards getting help, in spite of their stagnant performance, and the possible reaso...

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Are you action-oriented? This week's episode highlights the importance of combining action with goal-setting to achieve the results that you're looking for.

Darren Krakowiak covers the significance of goal setting for high-performers in commercial real estate.

Not a goal setter and can't see yourself doing that in the future? An alternative approach is provided for those unwilling to set goals, but who still want to achieve excelle...

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