Behind The Facade

Behind The Facade

By gavinjgallagher
Hosted by real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, Behind The Facade explores the often overlooked but critically important mental and emotional game governing success in real estate. Reflecting on his own career highs and lows, Gavin takes a deep dive into the mindset, behaviours and strategies essential to thriving in the property investment sector.
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15. Smart Cities and Sustainability - a Conversation with Chungha Cha
Show Notes Behind The Facade is dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, the podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. This week 2 of Gavin 10,000 burpee challenge in support of charity: water - find out more about the challenge or donate to the charity HERE Chungha Cha is the co-Founder of Re-Imagining Cities Foundation and a smart cities advisor to Lake View Community Partners who have embarked on an ambitious development scheme in Toronto, Canada.  During this conversation Chungha refers to Edge Technologies and some of their buildings in Amsterdam - their first building The Edge and Edge Olympic.  Gavin refers to the Bloomberg HQ in London.  Chungha refers to the Renewable Energy Bill in Washington DC and New York City Climate Mobilization Act.  Towards the end of the discussion Chungha refers to a number of PropTech solutions introduced to him by Wouter Truffino, they are Basking, Lone Rooftop, Spaceti  If you have any questions you'd like answered on the show please make a voice recording and send it to podcast@behindthefacade.fm  If you would like to join the Facebook Group you can find it here - Behind The Facade Community - inside Gavin posts daily live videos answering questions, providing insights and advice or just letting you tag along as he goes through his day at work. We also have a Behind The Facade Facebook Page where you can find a link to each episode and comment directly on it. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com/go and subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV for additional content.
1:01:14
August 10, 2020
14. Challenge Announcement and a Conversation with Jerry Tate
Show Notes Behind The Facade is dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, the podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact.  In this weeks episode Gavin announces a tough physical challenge that he has undertaken for charity - to complete 10,000 burpees during the month of August in support of charity: water.  You can find out more about the challenge or donate to the charity HERE This episode differs from the earlier ones insofar as it is an interview with London-based architect Jerry Tate of Tate Harmer Architects.  During this interview Jerry refers to the Eden Project by Grimshaw Architects and his time working with Nicholas Grimshaw.  Jerry refers to the television show Grand Designs and his book recommendation Creative Inc. by Ed. Catmull and Small is Beautiful by EF Schumacher. If you have any questions you'd like answered on the show please make a voice recording and send it to podcast@behindthefacade.fm   If you would like to join the Facebook Group you can find it here - Behind The Facade Community - inside Gavin posts daily live videos answering questions, providing insights and advice or just letting you tag along as he goes through his day at work. We also have a Behind The Facade Facebook Page where you can find a link to each episode and comment directly on it. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media - FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com/go and subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV for additional content.
58:52
August 3, 2020
13. Live Q&A Session - Foreign Property, Buying in 2021, using Comparable Evidence & PropTech
Show Notes Behind The Facade is dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, the podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks episode Gavin hosts a Q&A session live in the podcasts Facebook Group - answering questions about buying foreign property, advice on whether to buy in 2021, using comparable evidence when investing and a question on whether Covid19 has changed the way we will interact with PropTech (innovation and technology in real estate).  If you have any questions you'd like answered on the show please make a voice recording on your phone and email it to podcast@behindthefacade.fm If you would like to join the Facebook Group you can find it here - Behind The Facade Community - inside Gavin posts daily live videos answering questions, providing insights and advice or just letting you tag along as he goes through his day at work. We also have a Behind The Facade Facebook Page where you can find a link to each episode and comment directly on it. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com/go and subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV for additional content.
54:09
July 27, 2020
12. Working with Experienced Property Investors
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks episode Gavin hosts the last episode in a 4 part series on "starting out as a property investor", this week he talks about working with experienced property investors with tips, strategies and some of the mistakes to avoid. raising money from banks and investors, the preparation beforehand and the checks you need to do around your project before you meet them. If you have a question you'd like answered on the show please make a voice recording on your phone and email it to podcast@behindthefacade.fm If you would like to join the Facebook Group you can find it here - Behind The Facade Community - inside Gavin posts daily live videos answering questions, providing insights and advice or just letting you tag along as he goes through his day at work. We also have a Behind The Facade Facebook Page where you can find a link to each episode and comment directly on it. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com/go and subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV for additional content.
44:18
July 20, 2020
11. Raising Money from Banks and Investors
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks episode Gavin hosts the third episode in a 4 part series on "starting out as a property investor", this week he talks about raising money from banks and investors, the preparation beforehand and the checks you need to do around your project before you meet them.  A monthly giveaway is launched with a draw for the best podcast review that will allow you a choice of Apple AirPods or an hour of 1-2-1 mentoring with me (your choice). If you have a question you'd like answered on the show please make a voice recording on your phone and email it to podcast@behindthefacade.fm If you would like to join the Facebook Group you can find it here - Behind The Facade Community - inside Gavin posts daily live videos answering questions, providing insights and advice or just letting you tag along as he goes through his day at work. We also have a Behind The Facade Facebook Page where you can find a link to each episode and comment directly on it. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com/go and subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV for additional content.
43:06
July 13, 2020
10. Property Investing - What Should You Buy?
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks episode Gavin hosts the second episode in a 4 part series on "starting out as a property investor", this week he goes into property selection and the outlines the various opportunities that you might be consider - the pros, cons and some of his own experiences in doing such transactions. If you would like to join the Facebook Group you can find it here - Behind The Facade Community - inside Gavin posts daily live videos answering questions, providing insights and advice or just letting you tag along as he goes through his day at work. We also have a Behind The Facade Facebook Page where you can find a link to each episode and comment directly on it. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com/go and subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV for additional content.
55:52
July 6, 2020
9. Starting Out in Property, the Mindset you Need to Get Started
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks episode Gavin hosts the first of a 4 part series on "starting out as a property investor", how to accumulate the capital for your first deposit, the myth of zero cash down investing and some tips on developing the mindset needed to succeed in this business. Mentioned in the podcast are Jason Graystone's Always Free Podcast and Ed Burke, Irish PropTech founder and CEO of RooMigo.io - both Jason and Ed are members of our "Behind The Facade Community", a private Facebook Group with exclusive content for listeners of this podcast. If you would like to join the Facebook Group you can find it here - Behind The Facade Community - inside Gavin posts daily live videos answering questions, providing insights and advice or just letting you tag along as he goes through his day at work. We also have a Behind The Facade Facebook Page where you can find a link to each episode and comment directly on it. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com/go and subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV for additional content.
49:58
June 29, 2020
8. Live Q&A Session - my First, my Best and my Worst Property Deals
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks episode Gavin did a live Q&A and take you back to the very start of his career, talking about his first property purchase and his first land development deal. He then jumps forward a couple of years to 2005 when he had his best year as a property investor and talks about his 2 most profitable deals of that year. Finally to ensure balance and full transparency he ends the podcast by jumping forward to 2010 when he experienced his worst 2 deals that cost him and his partners a lot of money.  During the episode Gavin also cover his 3E's and 6R's of investing. If you would like to participate in future live Q&A sessions please join the Facebook Group - Behind The Facade Community. Gavin posts daily live videos in the Facebook Group answering questions, providing insights and advice or just letting you tag along as he goes through his day at work. We also have a Behind The Facade Facebook Page where you can find a link to each episode and comment directly on it. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com and please subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV.
53:28
June 22, 2020
7. Property Yields, Risk and Resilience in Real Estate
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks episode I try to explain the concept of 'yield' in the property investment market - it can be a complicated topic to explain so I am planning to launch a free online workshop where I cover the area in depth.  If you would like to participate in the workshop please join the Facebook Group and let me know - you will find the Facebook Group here - Behind The Facade Community  The main topic of the episode was 'Resilience in Real Estate' but I also went into the 5 risks in property investing and additional 3 risks in property development. I post daily live videos into the Facebook Group answering questions, providing insights and advice or just letting you tag along as I go through my day at work.  We also have a Behind The Facade Facebook Page where you can find a link to each episode and comment directly on it.  Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com and please subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV.
50:52
June 15, 2020
6. Live Q&A Session - REITs & Investment Vehicles plus How the Covid19 Crisis is Impacting the Office Sector
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks episode I did a live Q&A Session over on my Facebook Group, the Behind The Facade Community. On this episode I am answering you the listeners questions which ranged from explaining REITs and the various other investment vehicles that investors should be aware, to how the Covid19 Crisis is impacting the office sector.  We now have a Behind The Facade Facebook Page where you can find a link to each episode and comment directly on it.  We also have a Facebook Group called the Behind The Facade Community where I will be posting daily Facebook Live sessions answering questions, providing insights and advice or just letting you tag along as I go through my day at work.  Please sign up to both. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com and please subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV.
56:08
June 2, 2020
5. Resourcefulness in Real Estate and your Response to the Covid19 Crisis
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks episode I cover the return to work and reopening of your business followed by some thoughts on being more resourceful and creative in your response to the Covid19 crisis.  Thoughts on innovation and the use of technology in real estate followed by a short mental exercise on worst case planning which should help you with deciding how best you can take action. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com and please subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV.
27:00
May 23, 2020
4. Real Estate Opportunities and Mindset during the Covid19 Crisis
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks episode I cover the more upbeat topic of opportunities that will arise in real estate because of the Covid-19 crisis. I also spend some time discussing the mindset and confidence required to succeed as a real estate investor during a severe downturn. Price resistance and how the herd mentality can often trick you into doing the opposite of what you know deep down to be the correct decision. Preparing to meet investors and banks and to use that great Warren Buffet quote "to be greedy when others are fearful" Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting Gavin's website www.gavinjgallagher.com and please subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV.
32:37
May 14, 2020
3. Saving your Real Estate Business during the Covid19 Crisis
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact.  In this weeks episode I talk about the often unpleasant and difficult decisions you need to make in order to get through the Covid-19 crisis, or any recession for that matter. If you're a particularly active property investor with multiple projects on the go, a good size portfolio and a healthy pipeline then you need to pay attention. Past successes are often the worst teacher and can lead you into a false sense of security - it time to put away the rose-coloured glasses and carry out a hard-nosed triage-like review of your business and where you stand before the banks get in contact and start seeking a meeting.  Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting website gavinjgallagher.com and please subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV.
27:26
May 9, 2020
2. Keynote Talk - Driving Trends in Office Space
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. In this weeks podcast I playback a keynote talk I gave in London at an event called the 'Commercial Property Summit'. It took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Canary Wharf, London on the 7th March 2020 just 10 days before Ireland went into the full COVID-19 lockdown. I chose this for the second episode because it covers a number of topics that will provide a little background and context to my journey. This was my very first keynote talk to a live audience so I was a little nervous and forgot some of my lines but in general I think it turned out ok. Big thanks to Brendan Quinn for inviting me to speak - I have since participated in a number of online events with Brendan and his BQ Events. If you would like to watch a full length video of this talk please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soc3k0idKsQ If you would like to see the slide deck from this talk follow this link: https://www.slideshare.net/gavinjgallagher/driving-trends-in-office-space Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting website gavinjgallagher.com and please subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV.
32:18
April 29, 2020
1. Behind The Facade - Introduction Trailer
Show Notes Behind The Facade is a podcast dedicated to exploring the mental game and essential mindset critical to success in property investment & development. Hosted by veteran real estate entrepreneur Gavin J Gallagher, whose own career spans 25 years across a full spectrum of international assets and projects, this podcast aims to impart valuable insights and actionable strategies for building wealth in a structured and sustainable manner. Delivered through a combination of guest interviews and Gavin's own uniquely authentic and personal war stories of both his successes and failures, each week the show will cover a topics through the lens of innovation, inspiration or impact. This first episode is more of a teaser trailer to give you an idea of what to expect from the show this season and to outline some of the background motivation that drove me to hit record. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and connect with Gavin on social media (FB Page, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram). You can learn more by visiting website gavinjgallagher.com and please subscribe to his YouTube channel PropTechTV.
12:58
April 28, 2020