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During a time of great uncertainty and rapid change, connection and information is a more important resource than ever before. Today's issues could be amplified or altered in a matter of days or hours, so it is vital that organizations and thought leaders frequently share knowledge, dispel rumors, and offer insight.

Hosted by Professor and Lusk Center Director Richard K. Green, Lusk Perspectives offers timely analysis and shares accurate data vetted by leading experts on the latest developments and observations concerning policy, real estate, urban economics and more.

Once interviews are conducted, resources and videos will be made available here and on podcast channels as soon as possible.


Latest Perspectives

Home Builders: Today and in the Future

May 26, 2020
Adrian Foley
Adrian Foley | President and COO, Brookfield Residential
Scott B. Laurie
Scott B. Laurie | President and CEO, The Olson Company

Scott B. Laurie and Adrian Foley join Richard Green (Director, USC Lusk Center) to discuss the state of the home building market, how COVID-19 has impacted the process of purchasing a new home, and how the industry is adapting to meet the needs of its customers. Green fields questions about the software The Olson Company and Brookfield Residential have found helpful, what the CARES Act expiration date in July means for employment, and what long-term changes could be here to stay.

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Commercial Real Esate Market Updates and Overview

May 27, 2020
Stanley Iezman
Stanley Iezman | Chairman and CEO, American Realty Advisors
Rachel Elias Wein
Rachel Elias Wein | Founder and CEO, WeinPlus
David B. Dollinger
David B. Dollinger | Principal, Dollinger Properties
Lisa Reddy
Lisa Reddy | Vice President, Leasing Officer, Prologis

Industry leaders Lisa Reddy, David Dollinger, Stanley Iezman, Rachel Elias Wein join Lusk Director Richard Green to provide updates and analysis on commercial retail, industrial, and office spaces.

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International Relations and Global Market Overview

July 7, 2020
Colin Barrow
Colin Barrow | Investment Manager, former Leader of Westminster Council

Colin Barrow sits down with Richard Green to detail the state of affairs in Europe as both Great Britain and the European Union begin to navigate the way into COVID-19 recovery. Barrow points out that though GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has dropped considerably, businesses continue to float due to government intervention. Richard Green asks questions about the European outlook on state-run relief policies, increasing supply chain redundancies, and the long-term fiscal implications of governments paying back loans.

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Property Technology and Real Estate Markets

June 24, 2020
Connie Chan
Connie Chan | General Partner, Andreesen Horowitz

Connie Chan discusses how property technology, finance technology, and venture capital is impacting real estate during COVID-19 and beyond with Richard Green. They cover a broad range of topics including the long-term viability of virtual property sales, the difference between valuation and value, and if technology start-ups could ever disrupt real estate in the same way that travel was once impacted by drastically reducing the reliance on “brokers” or travel agents.

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How to Safely Open Your Office

June 17, 2020
Darius Lakdawalla
Darius Lakdawalla | Director of Research, USC Schaeffer Center

Darius Lakdawalla outlines the value for universal screening for COVID-19, as well as the cost benefits and practical approach to pooled testing applied in businesses and schools. Richard Green asks questions regarding the challenge of children adopting masks, how evolving information impacts the public, and what Lakdawalla’s criteria would be for his children returning to school.

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