A Look Back at Streetwise Circa 2016 -2017
A real estate show exploring industry trends / issues
Streetwise was a real estate show exploring industry trends and issues and featuring in-depth interviews with local and national leaders. Paul Berry, one of D.C.'s most respected journalists, talked with the most interesting minds from real estate, the building industry, government and more. Listeners could tune in to hear Streetwise on WWRC 1260AM The Answer on Sundays (11:06 am - Noon). The show was also available on this site to be enjoyed anytime.
Content is from the site's 2016 -2017 archived pages as well as from other outside sources. NOTE: The Streetwise domain has new owners who have chosen to keep an archived version of the original site live on the web. Past interviews are no longer available for listening.
Paul Berry's current website is found at: http://www.paulberry.com/
One of Washington, D.C.’s most respected and recognized journalists. To many viewers and listeners, he is known as much by his voice as by his face. During his time in the Air Force, he established the first independent FM radio station in South Vietnam. After more than thirty years as a television news reporter and anchor, Paul returned to the microphone as a nationally syndicated weekly radio talk show host on the Radio America Network. He has recorded over 350 shows with Home & Family Finance Radio. As the host of Streetwise, he is bringing that same passion of broadcasting to explore the nuanced and complicated world of real estate.
With more than 35 years of media experience, Paul Berry is one of Washington's most respected journalists. Paul recently returned to the airwaves as host of his own weekly syndicated radio talk show, “Home & Family Finance”, on Radio America where he discusses local and national issues with newsmakers, journalists, and Washingtonians. In addition, Paul has recently started a world-wide travel service for selective participants.
Paul was senior anchor for ABC-7's 5, 6, and 11 p.m. newscasts in Washington DC. Berry joined ABC-7 in 1972 from his native city of Detroit where he spent four years as an anchor/reporter at the ABC owned outlet WXYZ. During his military service in the USAF, he graduated from the DoD Information School (DINFOS) and served with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) assigned to the Tuy Hoa Air Force Base in Vietnam where he worked as Program Director and Sportscaster. While on assignment, Berry established the first independent FM radio station in South Vietnam.
Recognized as a man of the people, Berry is highly regarded in the Washington area for establishing two WJLA/community service programs, “Crime Solvers” and “Seven on Your Side.” Over the years, Berry has been recognized countless times for his relentless work and commitment to the community. In 1982, Berry was named the unanimous winner of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Ted Yates award, given to the individual demonstrating outstanding professional and personal qualities in their contribution to Washington television news and public affairs.
In November 1982, Washington Mayor Marion Barry honored Berry by declaring November 12, "Paul Berry Day in the District." On February 15, 1994, D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly repeated the honor. Berry has also received community service awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Capital Optimist Club, and the Associated Press Chesapeake Broadcasters Award.
Berry received the 1986 Humanitarian Award of the National Martin Luther King, Jr., Student LeadershipConference in recognition of his long record of community involvement, particularly as a role model of
Washington area youth. In 1989, Berry received both the Mid-Atlantic Professional Golfers'Association - Citizens Award and the Olender Foundation Generous Heart Award. “Washingtonian Magazine” named Berry Washingtonian of the Year in 1991. He won the 1993 Capital Region Emmy Award for Outstanding News Anchor, and in 1994, Berry was voted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle in recognition of his 25 years of contributions to Washington Television.
Berry is a member of several local civic, charitable and professional organizations. He serves on the boards of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., The Avalon Theatre in Easton, Maryland, and The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. He is past president of the Chesapeake Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and currently serves as a commissioner for Maryland Public Television.
A Husband And Wife Team In Real Estate
Todd And Lala Ragimov
Streetwise invited Todd And Lala Ragimov For His Show And Called It "A Husband And Wife Team In Real Estate". In His Show He Wanted The Audience To Hear For Perspective From A Husband And Wife Working In And Developing Real Estate In The Washington, DC Region.
An Aside: When I lived in DC I really enjoyed listening to interviews on Streetwise with Paul Berry. I remember one interview with Todd And Lala Ragimov in particular since I lived in the top floor unit of the two condo apartments Todd Ragimov’s company ATEL developed at 3 S Street Condominiums. It was a one bedroom top floor unit, with luxurious bathroom, high cathedral ceilings and rooftop deck. Great space and really nice work. The Ragimovs are a pretty amazing couple. I found the condo via Lala Ragimov. So when I heard that Paul Berry was going to interview them, I made time in my day to listen to his show.
This past year I left the DC area and moved to New York City. My department was closing down and I was given the choice of moving to NYC where the company was opening a branch or remaining in DC. I jumped at the chance to move to the Big Apple. I now am learning all about my new neighborhood on the Upper West Side of Manhattan; best restaurants, most convenient grocery stores, closest cleaners, car rental, subway station and bus stops, movie theater, and local NYC rug cleaning pros. Finding a really good rug cleaning company is important to me. I have six beautiful heirloom Persian rugs I inherited when my folks passed away. As they get worn I will need to find a rug company that has experienced antique rug restorers and if, god forbid, I get a stain on one of them I need an expert rug cleaner. I am already checking out the myriad restaurants within a 15 block area from my new place. I now visit Zabars, a venerable food emporium on upper Broadway every week after I do shopping at a Sunday farmers market near the Museum of Natural History. And I have found a great local rug company, Agara, who specialize in handwoven antique rugs. I haven’t used them yet but I have their number handy. If I want to listen to Paul Berry interviews I have my internet/ computer. Life is great. I am a few blocks from Central Park where I can go jogging or for a change of scenery I am a few blocks from Riverside Park and the Hudson River. New York City is fantastic.
Sustainability in Design, Construction and Development
November 13, 2016
rand* Sustainability Coordinator Beth Giltner and Gensler Associate Brynn Kurtzman discuss sustainability and its impact on design, construction and development with Streetwise host Paul Berry.
What Makes Real Estate Work in DC
September 16, 2016
Meet a luxury realtor and a high-end stager as they discuss what make real estate work, luxury real estate trends, and how it all works.
Glad They Do What They Do: Nonprofits in the Housing Market
September 1, 2016
Guests Abe Schuchman, CEO, Housing Unlimited and John Paukstis, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity discuss what their organizations are doing to housing the vulnerable in the community.
It's All About Relationships: Builders and Sellers in Real Estate
August 25, 2016
Hear a lively discussion and perspectives from Kevin Palka, Asset Companies and John Bratton, Bratton Realty on how developers and real estate brokers build relationships to build better communities.
The Perfect Odd Couple in Real Estate: Attorneys and Developers
August 11, 2016
Gain valuable insight from Steve Dube, Saul Ewing and Barry Madani, Madison Investments, discuss challenges and opportunities in the residential markets.
August 5, 2016
This week we have Mark Deitz of EagleBank and Shuan Marble of Monarch Title. They explain to us how they went from being a Police Officer and managing a fashion line to being passionate about closing loans!
July 28, 2016
This week we have Stefanie Reiser of Align Development and Jill Homan of Javelin 19 on to discuss their experience as leaders in real estate development.
July 22, 2016
This week we have Cliff Meredith and Dale Mattison discussing top sales in DC and St. Michaels!
July 18, 2016
This week we have Bruce Finland of MED Developers and Sean Pichon of PGN Architects on to discuss what it takes to build and design affordable housing in the District!
July 13, 2016
Navigating Cultural Differences in Real Estate [Streetwise Interview]
Master's in Real Estate Faculty Director Glenn Williamson is interviewed by Streetwise with Paul Berry. Glenn comments on international real estate, cultural difference that affect real estate, ethics in real estate. Drawing upon his experience developing commercial projects in emerging markets overseas and in US inner cities, Glenn shares his views on the role of diversity at Georgetown and how to navigate cultural differences and ethical challenges that confront today's real estate professionals.
"We make a real effort to get a diverse student group," he said. "You can see that especially in the Ethics class when you bring up issues and see how each student reacts quite differently. You need to be able to understand multiple viewpoints if you are going to find creative solutions to fix problems."
June 30, 2016
This week we have Scott Robinson, President of the Appraisal Institute and Jenifer Gausman, the owner of Gausman Appraisals breaking it down on why appraisals matter!
June 24, 2016
This week we have Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. a nationally acclaimed economist and Glenn Williamson, FRICS, of Georgetown's Masters in Real Estate program on to discuss the state of the economy and why point of view matters in real estate!
June 20, 2016
Richard Fenati of EDENS and Steve Schwat of UIP join us to discuss how their firms engage with communities in both retail and residential real estate.
June 10, 2016
This week we have a wide-ranging conversation on what smart growth is and why it matters with Governor Parris Glendening!
June 10, 2016
PRESIDENT LYNN HACKNEY AND CEO LISA MALLORY ON STREET WISE RADIO WITH PAUL BERRY
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Hear from President Lynn Hackney and CEO Lisa Mallory about the accomplishments and benefits of DCBIA, i impact of young leaders and baby boomers, cheap nfl jerseys challenges facing the business community, and the wholesale mlb jerseys growth and future Business of Washington, DC.
You’ll also learn why both leaders continue to live and work in DC.
June 3, 2016
Rose Quint and David Magri join us to discuss how aging in place has become a growth sector in the real estate industry!
May 27, 2016
Ty Voyles and Oliver Harris join us to discuss how they operate within the regions real estate market from both the residential and commercial segments!
May 19, 2016
Mayor Williams and Richard Lake join us this week to discuss their history with the District, economic development and how we are moving forward as a community.
May 12, 2016
Jay Donaldson and Leah Garrett join us this week to discuss multi-family lending, affordable housing and the local opportunities for the at risk population.
May 6, 2016
Lisa Mallory and Lynn Hackney join us to discuss how the District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA) is helping to make DC a vibrant city and a thriving community for all!
April 29, 2016
Matt Dewey of Urban Pace and Steve Alfandre of Urban Alfandre discuss how their respective firms are working to retain families in the urban core!
April 22, 2016
Andrew Schlack of the Calvert Foundation and Gary Odum of BG LionStar Group discuss how social impact investing can affect change in the real estate industry!
April 15, 2016
Abiud Zerubabel of Urban Investment Group and Warren Williams Jr. of The Warrenton Group discuss with us a new equity platform and how it's changing how they move real estate projects forward.
February 16, 2016
Streetwise Podcast: An Interview with PN Hoffman
On February 16, 2016, Streetwise with Paul Berry interviewed PN Hoffman CEO Monty Hoffman and his son Nate.
Topics of discussion included: the history of PN Hoffman; the story of how The Wharf came to be; Nate’s upbringing and starting his career in real estate; urbanization in Washington DC; vitality and enhanced lifestyle experiences in mixed-use environments; people’s desire for connectivity and community; influences for The Wharf; and the future of PN Hoffman.
Mark Bisnow, Loving Husband & Father
Rushern L. Baker III, County Executive, Prince George's County, MD
Myron Adoteye, Chairman & CEO at Eye Street Investments
Cameron Webb, Senior Investment Associate at Marcus & Millichap
Jesse Mates, Investment Associate at Marcus & Millichap
Councilmember Jack Evans
Richard McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of SwingSpace
Zak Kidd, COO and Co-Founder of SwingSpace
Haze McCrary, Executive Vice President at Broad Street Realty
Marc Fechter, Vice President at Broad Street Realty
Ryan C. Smith, Investment Associate with Marcus & Millichap
Frank Chambers, Principal at The Jocelyn Group
Joseph Seriki, TTR Sotheby's International Realty
Martha Witte Suss, President of the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS
Marnie Abramson, Principal and Founding Partner of NextGen LED
David Borchardt, Vice President-Development at Lerner Enterprises
Andrew Painter recently interviewed on “Streetwise with Paul Berry.”
Journalist and “Streetwise” radio host Paul Berry explores industry trends and issues in interviews with local and national leaders. This past September, Paul interviewed Andrew Painter, along with developer Brian Cullen of Keane Enterprises, to discuss zoning, land use, and real estate practices in Northern Virginia.
Bob Horvath, President of Kalorama Staging
Maxwell Rabin, Associate Broker, TTR Sotheby's International Realty
John Paukstis, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County
Abe Schuchman, CEO, Housing Unlimited
Kevin D. Palka, President & Ceo of Asset Construction Services
John Bratton, Broker at Bratton Realty
Barry Madani, Principal at Madison Investments
Steven L. Dube, Partner at Saul Ewing
Mark Deitz, Senior Vice President and Area Sales Manager for EagleBank
Shaun Marble, Eastern Market Manager of Monarch Title
Jill Homan, LEED AP, Principal of Javelin 19
Stefanie Reiser, Founder and Principal of Align Development
Dale Mattison, Team Leader of The Mattison Group
Cliff Meredith, Broker of Meredith Fine Properties
Sean Pichon, Founding Principal of PGN Architects
Bruce Finland, Managing Partner of MED Developers, LLC
Scott Robinson, President of the Appraisal Institute
Jenifer Gausman, Owner of Gausman Appraisals
Glenn Williamson, FRICS, Faculty Director of the Masters in Real Estate Program with the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D., Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC
Richard Fenati, Director of Tenant Construction Management at EDENS
Steve Schwat, Principal of UIP
Governor Parris Glendening, President of Smart Growth America's Leadership Institute and the Governors' Institute on Community Design
Rose Quint, NAHB Assistant Vice President for Survey Redsearch
David Magri, Director of Project Development, Daniels Design & Remodeling
Ty Voyles, Founding Principal at Fulcrum Properties Group
Oliver Harris, VP-Loan Officer at ReadyCap Commercial, LLC
Mayor Anthony Williams, CEO of the Federal City Council
Richard Lake, Founding Principal of Roadside Development
Jay Donaldson, President of NorthMarq Capital
Leah Garrett, Vice President, Development and Communications at Community of Hope
Lisa Mallory, CEO of DCBIA
Lynn Hackney, President of DCBIA
Steve Alfandre, Founding Principal of Urban Alfandre
Matt Dewey, President of Urban Pace
Gary Odum, Founder and CEO of BG LionStar Group
Andrew Schlack, Director of Investments at the Calvert Foundation
Warren Williams Jr., Founder and President of The Warrenton Group
Abiud Zerubabel, Founder of Urban Investment Group
Steve Wydler, Principal Broker of Wydler Brothers Real Estate
Hans Wydler, Principal Broker of Wydler Brothers Real Estate
Michael P. Bell, Principal of Closeline Settlements
John Henry Sisk, VP of Business Development
Simone Griffin, Vice President of Affiliate Relations at HomeFree-USA
Marcia Griffin, Founder and President of HomeFree-USA
Job A. Woodill, Principal of Landmark Construction Development LLC
Roby Thompson, Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster
Frank Perna Jr., Senior Loan Officer with Intercoastal Mortgage Company
Brian Athey, Founder and President of Congressional Capital
Bob Pincus, Vice Chairman of EagleBank
Scott Zimmerman, President of Capital City Real Estate
Stefan Martinovic, Co-Founder & CEO of Create
Holly Worthington, Managing Broker of Compass
Kevin Roberts, Vice President of Development at Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners
John Harris, Principal with Hord Coplan Macht
Monty Hoffman, CEO of PN Hoffman
Nate Hoffman, Associate Developer/Analyst at PN Hoffman
George Webb, Founding Partner of Westside Development Companies
Michael Schaeffer, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker