Innovative Real Estate Podcast Show Notes

EPISODE 4 -


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“When you try to change the way things are done you are going to get push back."

-  Breck Crandell (Director of Design, TSI)

Show Notes:

  • 0:25 - Introduction into episode 4: Hurdles of challenging convention. 

  • 1:07 - Breck's Highlight of the week: The Haven.

  • 3:34 - Leslie discuses Three Squared's core values, and how they lead to innovation.

  • 5:01 - How we educate on the challenges that can come up when building with alternative materials.

  • 5:26 - The first challenge: Permitting and Design.  

    • 8:19 - The stigma of shipping containers within municipalities. ​

    • 9:18 - 100% Success rate of shipping container buildings approved. 

    • 9:43 - Hearing what others concerns are is one of most important ways to challenge convention. 

  • 10:18 - The second challenge: What's the cost of innovation? 

    • 10:35 - Choosing the right words when talking to your bank about building an innovative structure. ​

    • 13:25 - The importance of your "capital stack" and knowing prior to design, how your project is being funded.

    •  14:12 - Three Squared's history of higher appraisal helps with to create future projects.

    • 15:43 - Contact your local banks and credit unions! 

    • 18:26 - The importance of education about alternative architecture. ​

  • 20:08 - Leslie shares one of her favorite Three Squared memories. 

  • 21:21 - The Third Challenge: Finding Contractors. 

    • 21:42 - Why this might be the biggest challenge. ​

    • 22: 16 - How the trades do things and why it is hard to change that.

    • 22:50 - Greatest challenge is finding the general contractor who will be forward thinking. 

    • 24:40 - Using Clash Detection to make projects successful. 

    • 26:27 - We help you in the design process find the right contractor. 

  • 29:35 - We are connecting with great contractors all over the United States to help with our projects.

  • 30:00 - Concluding thoughts about challenging convention. 

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