Real estate stories. Real estate insights.
Aaron Cameron and Adam Powadiuk share a love of podcasts. They spend hours of downtime searching, discovering, listening and learning. They also share a love of Canadian commercial real estate. Yet, when they tried to find engaging content on their favourite subject, in their favourite format, there wasn’t any.
They saw an opportunity to take their shared passions and share them with others. In 2016, they launched The Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Podcast, focused entirely and exclusively on Canadian commercial real estate. The podcast was the first of its kind, and has since garnered a loyal and growing following.
Aaron and Adam both work for First National Financial. Their perspectives as lenders are diverse. And they want to reflect that diversity in the podcast, providing insights into all aspects of the Canadian commercial real estate community. Their mandate? Find interesting people doing interesting things in Canadian commercial real estate and give them a platform to share their stories, their way.
Listeners can always expect candid conversations with established experts and credible voices. Aaron and Adam commit to creating a space for guests to tell their stories, and discovery and spontaneity characterize their style. For them, the insights live in the stories — in the meandering through each guest’s journey to legitimacy in their area of expertise.
In 2019, the podcast reached a significant milestone, establishing a partnership with the Canadian Real Estate Forums. Pre-Covid, Adam and Aaron could be found recording live at their many real estate forums across the country. In their post-pandemic pivot with their partner, they are creating webinars and content for forum attendees, as well as acting as interviewers of the Canadian Real Estate Forum’s guest roster of real estate leaders.
Most recently, Aaron and Adam introduced the CRE Podcast After Show, where they share their immediate reactions, thoughts and impressions of each guest’s story, insights and impact on the industry.