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 28th May 2016    

ICSC RECon16 Wrap Up

 26th May 2016    David_Perlmutter
Linda Day Harrison and David Perlmutter

First Meeting of the Linda and David Mutual Appreciation Society

Wow, what an exciting week it has been! I arrived in Las Vegas Saturday afternoon. After checking into Aria, I went over to the Las Vegas Convention Center to help set up our booth. QuantumListing shared the booth with my brokerage company, Perlmutter Properties and Benbrooke Realty Investment Co. and Gladstone Development Corp. We went with a different graphic concept this year. Instead of our usual wall mounted graphics, which required outside labor, we decided to user banner stands. All of the booth members helped in the set up, and we were all pleased with the results. We were done in record time.

Sunday was much more relaxing than in past years since we were able to complete the set up on Saturday. The much anticipated Lets Get Social Meet Up planned with Linda Day Harrison of The Broker List, Office Depot’s Julie Augustyn, and Real Massive’s Mike Westgate at the Aria Sports Bar exceeded all of our expectations. Dozens of members of The Broker List showed up and got the opportunity to put faces to names we encounter in its Blog pages and social media feeds. As the DNA of CRE Survey made clear, the most important source of leads is contacts, and we were all able to expand our networks with some time together away from the hubbub of the convention center and the nightly parties.

After the Meet Up, many peeled off to attend parties. A group of us shared a delicious meal together and got to further solidify these newly formed relationships amidst an abundant spread of antipasto, salad and pizza. Joining us were Linda and John Harrison, Mike Westgate, CRE Radio and TV’s ebullient host, Howard Kline, Alan Zuckerman and Stephanie Waters from Perlmutter Properties, New Jersey broker Rick Riccardi, and QuantumListing’s intern, Jack Grossman. Even though conversation at one end of the table strayed into the tinderbox of the 2016 Presidential election, peace, harmony and conviviality prevailed. Apologies if I’ve left anyone out!

Monday morning RECon16 got into full swing. Convention momentum picked up as the morning progressed. Our booth was in the South Hall, and although not on one of the main “streets”, we still had a steady flow of visitors to meet and greet between our meetings. RECon is always busy for me, and with both QuantumListing and Perlmutter Properties to promote, this year was particularly so. Although I was concerned before the convention about being able to strike a balance, thanks to the help of the Alan Zuckerman, David Liebowitz and Stephanie Waters on the Perlmutter Properties team and Jack Grossman on the QuantumListing team, I never felt stressed. Monday ended with dinner with the Perlmutter Properties team at Blossom at Aria. Try the Peking Duck!

Tuesday we added a whole new level of interesting to the convention. The aforementioned Howard Kline set up shop in our booth to conduct a series of interviews (including yours truly). Make sure you bookmark to catch all of the interviews as they released over the next several months, as well as all of Howard’s other insightful content. The unintended consequence and added bonus to hosting Howard for his interviews, is that I got a chance to meet most of the interviewees, which really enriched Tuesday. We finished the day at the New York Developer’s party, which is always a great event to catch up with old friends and meet a few new ones. We followed that up with a party at XS at the Wynn thrown by Blumenfeld Development, Serota, Fried Frank and a couple of other companies. I met a few new people and had an opportunity to further bond with our booth-mates.

Wednesday at RECon is always an interesting day for me. Even though attendance is abysmal, it is a great opportunity to have longer, more relaxed conversations. Because of the exodus from Las Vegas, you don’t get to schedule many meetings, but those you do are ones you often remember longest. Although I am didn’t do this on purpose, some of the meetings overlapped. Chuck Dietz of Dietz Architects and Mike McClure of AdArt Signs ended up meeting with me at the same time and we had a really interesting conversation about retail, sign and design trends. After the meeting, Brian Donovan from Donovan Real Estate Services, and Barry Fine, Paul Bulmer and Chris Farrell of Vanguard-Fine came over to our booth to continue a tradition  that Brian and I cooked up a few years ago, and is largely due to Brian’s generosity. We share a bottle of wine with whomever else is around, relax, kibbitz, and due a convention post mortem. The last couple of years, David Liebowitz has gone to In N Out Burger and provided our Wednesday lunch. The Siobhan and Jimena from the neighboring booth, LA’s Decron Properties joined us, and we were glad to provide them with lunch after their generous sharing of lunch on Tuesday.

As a result of this really interesting afternoon, we have cooked up an idea that we’d like to implement next year for the stragglers that are still at RECon on Wednesday. We’d like to try to have an “event” at our booth where we have some panel discussions starting at 11:00, then around noon, open a few bottles of good wine and break into some In N Out Burgers for a slightly larger crowd, so we can end the show with a really great experience instead of the fizzle that so many have. Linda, Howard, what do you think?

Time to sign off and catch up on some sleep. I’ll add further reflections in the comments, and invite you to do the same.

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Meet with QuantumListing at ICSC #RECON16

 18th May 2016    David_Perlmutter

QuantumListing is exhibiting at ICSC #RECON16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center at Booth S246 S Street in the South Hall. We would love to have the opportunity to tell you all about it. QuantumListing is a new mobile-first commercial real estate listing platform. It was developed out of the need for a fast, easy and inexpensive solution to post, search and share your commercial listings.

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Generational Shift in Real Estate Investing

 17th May 2016    David_Perlmutter

bitmoji-20160517082900Be sure to catch my article in the digital edition of The New York Real Estate Journal, “Generational Real Estate Investment: It’s All Over Now, Baby Boom.” It is my interpretation of a poll QuantumListing posted on Twitter. Let me know if you agree with my analysis, or if you have something to add.

You can check out our previous polls HERE, and their results HERE.

David Perlmutter is the author of the QuantumListing Blog and publisher of the QuantumListing App. He is also the owner of Perlmutter Properties Inc. in White Plains, NY.

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QuantumListing and The Broker List Invite You to Meet Up at ICSC RECON16

 4th May 2016    David_Perlmutter

One of the great things about a start up is that it forces you to get out of your comfort zone, expand your circle of contacts, and walk the tight rope. There are so many great people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and/or communicate with, way too many to mention. When you’re out there sticking your neck out and opening your wallet to try to create value not only for yourself but for your community, it is incredibly valuable and comforting to find people willing to give you support, and provide some sort of safety net.

Linda Day Harrison, founder of The Broker List, is one of the amazing people I’ve encountered on this journey. She is generous with her knowledge, contacts and time. When I learned that she would be in Las Vegas when I was there for ICSC RECON16, it was an imperative that we find some time to finally meet in person. We started working up plans to have dinner. After giving it some thought, I realized that there were probably dozens, if not hundreds, of RECON attendees that were members of her brainchild, The Broker List, that had benefited from her resource and contacts that would also probably like to have the opportunity to meet her and each other. As a result, Linda and I concocted The Broker List ICSC RECON16 Meet Up.

We hope you’ll join us at The Sports Bar at Aria on Sunday, May 22 at 5:00 pm. You don’t have to RSVP, but if you sent an email to we might be able to prepare a name tag for you!

If you can’t make the meet up, but want to get together at the QuantumListing booth (S246 S Street in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center), send an email to or call 914-470-5719.

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