Secrets of Building Wealth through Real Estate
On The Build Up, hosts Malessa and Candice unlock the secrets of building wealth through real estate by interviewing real estate investors who are better known for their accomplishments as professional athletes, CEOs, tech founders, influencers, and more.

These savvy investors have been able to grow their income and diversify their investments because of the unique wealth-building qualities that only real estate can offer. Whether it is through a multi-family portfolio, investment in a REIT or a proptech platform, these insightful conversations break down different ways to build up your wealth through real estate.
April 19, 2024

Episode 112: A Look Back at Season 1 with Candice and Malessa

In the Season 1 finale of 'The Build Up,' hosts Malessa and Candice take listeners on a nostalgic journey through the inaugural season's most compelling topics and memorable strategies. From insightful investment tips to captivating guest interviews, join them as they revisit the highlights that made this season unforgettable. Stay tuned for Season 2, coming soon!
April 4, 2024

Episode 111: Student Housing Insights with Jared Hutter

In this episode of “The Build Up” Candice sits down with Jared Hutter, the Co-Founder and Principal of Aptitude Development, to discuss the ins and outs of investing in student housing. Plus, Malessa and Candice discuss a concerning trend: the closure of hospitals across the country.
March 21, 2024

Episode 110: Market Analysis and Predictions with Gregory Heym

In this episode, hosts Malessa and Candice are joined by Gregory Heym, Chief Economist at Brown Harris Stevens. Greg, a renowned industry expert, provides insights into the intersection of economics and real estate investment. The episode delves into a retrospective of the 2023 economic and housing markets, forecasts for 2024, and practical tips for listeners. Plus, Malessa and Candice discuss the impact Wall Street is having on the housing market.
March 7, 2024

Episode 109: Netting Success with Alecko Eskandarian

In this episode of “The Build Up" Candice and Malessa engage in a fascinating conversation with Alecko Eskandarian, former pro soccer player turned real estate investor. Learn about Alecko's upbringing as a son of immigrant parents, pivotal moments in his soccer career, and how athletes can leverage their platforms for wealth building. Gain insights into real estate investing, financial challenges, and valuable lessons from Alecko's journey from the soccer field to success in real estate. Also, Candice and Malessa discuss the commercial retail estate outlook for 2024.

February 22, 2024

Episode 108: Building Wealth Beyond TV with Nely Galán

In this episode of “The Build Up”, Malessa and Candice sit down with Nely Galán, the first Latina President of a U.S. TV Network, Emmy Award-winning producer, New York Times best-selling author, and real estate investor. Nely delves into her immigrant experience, her investment journey and philosophy, and offers listeners practical advice and pearls of wisdom for aspiring real estate investors. Plus, Candice and Malessa touch on some of the hottest real estate markets for 2024.
February 8, 2024

Episode 107: Shaping City Skylines with MaryAnne Gilmartin

In this episode of "The Build Up," join hosts Malessa and Candice as they sit down with the self-made powerhouse of real estate, MaryAnne Gilmartin. From her unexpected entry into the industry to becoming the Founder and CEO of MAG Partners, MaryAnne shares the challenges, triumphs, and groundbreaking projects that have defined her career. Malessa and Candice discuss Fannie Mae’s new 95% Financing Program that offers real estate investors a unique advantage in property purchases.
January 25, 2024

Episode 106: From Football Fields to Farmland with Avery Williamson

In this episode of “The Build Up”, hosts Candice and Malessa Join hosts Candice and Malessa engage in a captivating conversation with special guest Avery Williamson, a former NFL player turned Farmland Owner and Real Estate Investor. Avery provides valuable insights into the challenges faced by ranchers, the legal aspects of the land acquisition, and the potential impacts of building on farmland. Also on the episode, Malessa and Candice unravel the controversy surrounding a large land grab near San Francisco.
January 11, 2024

Episode 105: Sustainable Living and Real Estate Wealth: A Conversation with Chef Priyanka

In this episode of "The Build Up," hosts Malessa and Candice explore the intersection of sustainable living and real estate wealth. Special guest Priyanka Naik, vegan celebrity chef, TV host, author, and real estate investor, shares her first home buying experience and the importance of sustainability in her home.
December 28, 2023

Episode 104: Building Wealth in the Midst of Crisis - Exploring Opportunity Zones with Alex Bhathal

In this episode of “The Build Up,” hosts Candice and Malessa delve into the pressing issue of the housing affordability crisis, explore the aftermath of the 421-A program expiration, and discuss the challenges faced by developers. Special guest Alex Bhathal, Founder of Raj Capital, Co-Owner of the Sacramento Kings, and real estate developer, shares his valuable insights on the intricate world of Opportunity Zone investing.
December 14, 2023

Episode 103: Women in Real Estate - Breaking Barriers and Building Wealth with Bess Freedman

In this episode of “The Build Up,” hosts Candice and Malessa discuss the growing trend of single women and young professionals outpacing men in homeownership, and share some tips on making the home ownership process easier. Special guest Bess Freedman, the first CEO of Brown Harris Stevens, a real estate investor, and an expert with over 800 press features, shares her personal journey, insights on real estate investing, and empowering leadership lessons.
November 30, 2023

Episode 102: The Art of Flipping with Artist Christopher “Flore” Florentino

In this episode of “The Build Up,” hosts Candice and Malessa discuss Gen-Z’s competitive edge in homeownership and break down one of real estate’s most popular investment strategies: house flipping Flore, a world-renowned contemporary fine artist, mid-century modern interior designer, and real estate investor, shares his early experiences in flipping properties. We gain insight into how his creative eye influences his choices in interior design within his real estate investments.
November 16, 2023

Episode 101: Venturing in Tech and Real Estate Investing with John Roa

In this episode of "The Build Up," hosts Malessa and Candice delve into the highly debated topic of the return to the office and its significant impact on the real estate landscape. 7x Tech Founder, John Roa, who sold his last company to Salesforce shares his inspiring journey from the tech world to the realm of real estate, explaining how he successfully completed two ground-up development projects in an unexpected location -- the stunning Greek island of Mykonos.


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