Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast with Mike Tohikian

Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast with Mike Tohikian

The Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast that talks about all things Real Estate with a splash of Real-Life topics. The podcast's main emphasis is Commercial Real Estate. The host, Mike Tohikian, started his Real Estate career in 2003 and is now owner/president of a full service real estate brokerage firm in the Los Angeles area called Hot Spot Properties, Inc. Hot Spot Properties, Inc. currently represents major clients including McDonald's, Denny's, Wingstop, Panda Express, and Big Chicken.

Episodes

October 18, 2023 10 mins

Episode Name: Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast – Ep. #38Mike Tohikian

 

Today on the Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we will be chatting about ICSC Western Conference in San Diego, CA.

  1. Mike chats about Q4 slow down and how to push through to be ready for the holiday season. 
  2. Mike discusses the ICSC Western Conference event in San Diego CA
  3. Mike goes through the daily agenda at the ICSC Western Conference event in San Diego CA
  4. Mike...
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Today on the Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we will be chatting with Justin Bird

Justin Bird is a Principal of The Bird Group, A design-build firm out of Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Topics Discussed

  1. Justin gives us some background info about the Bird Group and his role at the company. 
  2. Justin provides details on some of the challenges he is facing in the design build work right now.
  3. Justin gives us insights about the benefits of hiring ...
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Episode Name: Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast – Ep. #36 – Andy Giti

Today on the Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we will be chatting with Andy Giti 

Andy Giti is Managing Partner at Slam Dunk Foods LLC a Big Chicken Franchise group

Topics Discussed

  1. Andy gives us some background info about Big Chicken and how he became a franchisee of the concept. 
  2. Andy provides details on Big Chickens expansion in the US.
  3. Andy gives us insights abo...
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Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast – Ep. #35Alexis Volen

Today on the Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we will be chatting with Alexis Volen

Alexis Volen is COO of CIRE Equity.

Topics Discussed

  1. Alexis gives us some background on CIRE Equity and how she got her start in commercial real estate.  
  2. Alexis tells the listeners the difference between a syndication and a REIT. 
  3. Alexis gives us details about CI...
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Episode Name: Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast – Ep. #34Kien Tsoi

Today on the Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we will be chatting with Kien Tsoi.

Kien Tsoi is Director of Real Estate at the Dollar Tree/Family Dollar.

Topics Discussed

  1. Kien discusses how he got his start in the Real Estate industry through his immigrant parents’ smart start. 
  2. Kien provides some details about the transition from ...
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Today on the Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we will be chatting with Kristin McCann.

Kristin McCann is the Vice President at Elevate Retail Group.

Topics Discussed

  1. Kristin shares her start in Commercial Real Estate and background on Elevate Retail Group. 
  2. Kristin and Mike discuss the pace of working in the real estate industry in NYC versus working in Los Angeles
  3. Kristin talks about steps she takes to make it through a recession. 
  4. ...
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Today on the Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we will be chatting about ICSC in Las Vegas.

Topics Discussed

1. Mike gives some insight about ICSC, the annual Las Vegas convention, and what the show entails.

2. Mike talks about listener feedback about the show along with things that could potentially change for future ICSC shows.

3. Mike gives important feedback for new brokers on how to properly network.

4. Mike shares information on ho...

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Today on the Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we will be chatting with Motti Farag.

Motti Farag is a Commercial Real Estate Broker at Strategic Retail Advisors.

Topics Discussed

1. Motti shares how he got his start in commercial real estate and he got in front of the right people to get into the industry. 
2. Motti shares on why decided to make the switch from CBRE to SRA.
3. Motti discusses the challenges with low v...

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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Jay Fox.

Jay Fox is the Vice President & Business Developer at Menemsha.

Topics Discussed

  1. Jay shares how he got his start at Menemsha Solutions and the projects that they focus on in the retail real estate industry.
  2. Jay and Mike discuss the importance of relationship building in order to secure deals within the real estate industry.
  3. Jay gives insight on...
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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Steve Selcer.

Steve Selcer is the President of Selcer Group & Selcer Realty Inc.

Topics Discussed

  1. Steve shares the beginning of his commercial real estate industry journey and how it led to where he is today. 
  2. Mike and Steve discuss what it takes to make the shift from a broker to a developer in the industry.
  3. Steve talks about his personal insights on c...
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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Jillian Sabaugh

Jillian Sabaugh is the President & Founder of Ukropina Sabaugh Inc.

Topics Discussed

  1. Jillian shares with Mike how she got her start in retail real estate.
  2. Jillian and Mike discuss what makes someone successful within the industry.
  3. Jillian shares her thoughts on the growing health and wellness space.
  4. Jillian talks about the landlord side a...
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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Shauna Mattis.

Shauna Mattis is the Southern California Agency Business Lead at JLL.

Topics Discussed

  1. Shauna shares her story on how she got into commercial real estate and her journey throughout her career.
  2. Shauna and Mike discuss the hurdles that occur in the real estate industry related to inflation.
  3. Shauna talks about how some landlords invest in certai...
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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Hide Iwagami.

Hide Iwagami is the CEO and co-founder of Hestia Atelier. 

Topics Discussed

  1. A dive into the background of how Hide started his design firm, Hestia Atelier and how the company name came to fruition. 
  2. Hide shares a few architectural projects that he has designed, including a mention of a few cannabis clients. 
  3. Mike and Hide discuss the challenge...
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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Bridget Zamora.

Bridget Zamora is the Director of Real Estate at Philz Coffee.

Topics Discussed

  1. Bridget shares the warm story of how Philz coffee started as a company.
  2. Bridget and Mike dive into the challenges of finding sites in an extremely competitive industry.
  3. Bridget talks about the mobile component of Philz Coffee and how it has impacted their busines...
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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Beth Azor.

Beth Azor is the Founder and CEO of Azor Advisory Services (AAS).

Topics Discussed

1. Mike and Beth begin the episode by talking about Beth’s background in commercial real estate and how she started Azor Advisory Services.
2. Mike and Beth go into the story of how Beth got her name “The Canvassing Queen”.
3. Beth dives into the fi...

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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Blake Kaplan.

Blake Kaplan is the Executive Vice President of JONES LANG LASALLE IP, INC.

Topics Discussed

  1. Mike and Blake talk about how Blake got his foot into the industry, with a twist on how it ultimately started.
  2. Blake dives into his thought process on his self branding in the real estate industry.
  3. Blake gives reflection and advice on how he grew in th...
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In today's episode of the Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Brad Umansky.

Brad Umansky is President of Progressive Real Estate Partners, leading retail focused brokerage firm based in Rancho Cucamonga.

Topics Discussed

  1. Brad dives into the challenges in his early days with commercial real estate.
  2. Brad and Mike discuss boutique real estate firms and how to navigate the industry.
  3. Brad shares how he start...
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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Aaron Aszkenazy.

Aaron Aszkenazy is the Director of Investments and Leasing at Aszkenazy Development.

Topics Discussed

  1. Aarons provides some background on his education and how he got started in Commercial Real Estate.
  2. Aaron speaks about the backbone of Aszkenazy Development and his specific role in the industry including his geographical advantage strategy...
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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with our host, Mike Tohikian! Mike will be sharing some highlights on season one of Hot Spotting Real Estate podcast.

Topics Discussed

  1. Detailed discussion on why Mike started Hot Spotting Real Estate podcast
  2. Mike shares how he balances his time of being a broker and a podcast host
  3. Shares which guest he would like to have on the show
  4. Mike shares his favorite epis...
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In today's Hot Spotting Real Estate Podcast we'll be chatting with Greg Giacopuzzi.

Greg Giacopuzzi is Vice President of Leasing & Development at NewMark Merrill Companies.

Topics Discussed

  1. Greg shares how he started his journey in commercial real estate
  2. We get a run down on what NewMark Merrill Companies does Greg’s role at the company
  3. Conversation on being a good deal maker from the Landlord’s perspective
  4. Detailed dis...
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