About this Episode – The Real Estate Legal Landscape with Ron Rohde

Welcome to the A.CRE Audio Series! On this episode, I am here once again with the creators of the Adventures in CRE website, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco. We are also joined by our guest today Ron Rohde.

Ron Rohde is a seasoned commercial real estate attorney practicing in Florida and Texas. He has over 10 years of experience with commercial transactions, leasing and investment. Ron is currently focused on commercial real estate transactions. He graduated with his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He is now an A.CRE Legal Contributor.

In this episode we are getting to know Ron a little bit better. Fun fact, Ron grew up speaking Mandarin. Besides speaking Mandarin, Ron has a lot of great skillsets. We dive into how he intentionally decided to use his background to do something purposeful. Ron shares great knowledge and insight based on his experience during our conversation today.

Show Notes – S2E3: The Real Estate Legal Landscape with Ron Rohde

  • Who is Ron [1:34]
    • He is a seasoned commercial real estate attorney
    • Ron recently served on a regional counsel.
    • He is currently focused on commercial real estate transactions.
  • Ron’s elevator pitch [5:03]
    • Ron’s a near Texas native. His family moved there in the mid-90s.
    • His family was active in real estate. They have always owned rental properties.
    • Ron really likes the general concepts that bring people into real estate investing.
    • When he went away to Cornell then he went to law school, it was always been in the back of his mind that he wanted to try to do something fulfilling.
  • Considerations from different property types [10:40]
    • He doesn’t have a ton of experience with high rise buildings.
    • Ron is more focused on acquisitions, dispositions and operations.
  • Ron’s experience with transactions [15:08]
    • He is more on the lawyer terms.
    • Everybody has their role. Everyone has different channels.
  • Dealing with an attorney slowing down the process [20:21]
    • He gets to choose who he works with. If he no longer wants to work with them, he can fire them.
  • We are all just trying to get to the end of the deal [25:40]
    • Getting advice on an extension
    • Have people put their goals onto paper or into an email.

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