In this episode we sat down with Toby Cobb and enjoyed a couple Samuel Adams beers. A Miami native, Toby shares his story about his career in commercial real estate. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Toby returned to Miami and began working for Southeast Bank in the heart of the savings and loan crisis in the late 80’s.
Toby moved to New York City to attend NYU and received an MBA. He then spent the next 28 years on Wall Street working for Citi, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Deutsche Bank where he was the Co-head of US Real Estate. Toby provides an insightful macro view of commercial real estate from the last 40 years and where he thinks things are headed for commercial real estate in the not so distant future. Spoiler alert: Office-Armageddon is coming and there will be contagion for other asset classes.
After leaving Wall Street, Toby returned to the 305 to lead LNR Property as Co-CEO. After a 3-year stint at LNR he Co-founded Grass River Property and dipped his toe in development. In 2016 he co-founded 3650 REIT, a loan origination and loan servicing firm.
Join us for an incredibly educational and discerning conversation with Toby Cobb.
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