Building Success: A Real Estate Podcast

Hear from the best and brightest in the world of real estate tech, operations, and financials

Filling an unmet need in the commercial real estate industry, Building Success: A Real Estate Podcast strives to be an educational, informative and occasionally irreverent look at the news, issues and trends affecting owners, operators, and investors. Nicholas Frank, MRI Software marketing leader, real estate trend watcher and recovering attorney is your information broker as he talks to guests from across the industry who share their observations and expertise in a fast paced and engaging format. Tune in to hear about the latest technologies, regulations and standards impacting the industry, and hear from industry leaders who are employing best practices that make commercial and residential real estate companies more efficient.

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Episode Archives
Episode 8 - Virtual Reality and Real Estate

On this episode of Building Success: A Real Estate Podcast, we are joined by Nick Busietta, Managing Director at Liminal VR. Liminal provides virtual reality solutions, centered around combining technology with human psychology. Nick and Nick discuss the current state of virtual reality, as well as where this technology is heading in the real estate industry.

For more information on Liminal, visit their website or

Episode 7 - The Impact of GDPR on Buyer Behavior

On this episode of Building Success, Nick sits down with Stuart Lee to speak about the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) and its effect on marketing and marketers. GDPR may seem to be a EU-driven data operations shift, but Stuart and Nick explore its ramifications on buyer behavior, consumer choice, and the future of marketing. Regardless if you work in B2B or B2C roles, US-exclusive or international, real estate or otherwise, GDPR may very well change the way you do business with your clients for years to come!

Episode 6 - Perfecting The Art Of The Student Turn

On this episode of Building Success: A Real Estate Podcast, Nicholas talks with Happy Co’s Ben Chadwell and Ray Campbell about the Student Turn, the seasonal focal point when thousands of student residents (around 70%) move out and new ones move in in a few short weeks. They discuss best practices and strategies to control costs and keep rents from rising year after year.

For more information, check out Happy Co’s 7 Essential Strategies to Nail the Perfect Student Turn.

Episode 5 - The State of Real Estate Tech

On this episode of Building Success – a Real Estate Podcast, Nicholas speaks with Mandira Mehra, Chief Marketing Officer of MRI Software, who recently completed a survey about real estate trends with technology in the real estate industry. Today’s discussion dives into the statistics discovered, and what the future holds for technology in both the commercial and residential real estate industries.

For more information about the survey, or to download your own copy, visit

Episode 4 - Artificial Intelligence and Real Estate (feat. Leverton)

On this episode of Building Success, Nick speaks with Abhinav Somani, CEO of Leverton (and moonlighting DJ!). They speak about how Artificial Intelligence affects Real Estate, how decision making is relying on data, “the currency of the future”, and how the future of real estate may involve machine and deep learning, even in this sometimes slow-to-change industry.

For more information on Leverton and their AI for Real Estate, check out:

Episode 3 - The Future of Package Management

On this episode, Nick sits down with Brian Zrimsek to discuss the topic of package management.

If you’re interested in learning more about MRI Software’s Package Tracking software, learn more here:

Episode 2 - New Financial Lease Accounting Standard

On this episode, I speak with Marcus Scholes and Steven Fox, regarding the upcoming changes to the financial standards for those acting as lessees.

You can find MRI Software’s Lease Accounting Standards resources at:

For more information on this topic from Steven, check out his article here:…9geNuw.linkedin

You can also download the “Road to Readiness” by Real Asset Management here:…-road-map.html

Episode 01 - 2018 Real Estate Trends

In this first episode of Building Success: A Real Estate Podcast, Nicholas speaks with Brian Zrimsek, Industry Principal at MRI Software, about his thoughts on trends in the Real Estate Industry for 2018.

Some of this conversation stems from an article he wrote, available here:

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