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Mike Smith and Luke Patterson interviwed Burl East. The show covered the topic of opportunistic real estate investments. Most people think of real estate as single-family, multiple-family, or commercial. Burl’s company looks to acquire real estate with a focus on growth. Cellular towers, data centers, gaming casinos in Asia. We also discussed growth in China and whether tariffs and trade talk will affect the relationship between China and the U.S.
Burl East is the Chief Executive Officer of American Assets Capital Advisers (AACA). Mr. East has over 30 years of experience on Wall Street as a sell-side securities analyst and investment banker. While at Wachovia Securities and its predecessor companies, Mr. East managed numerous teams of securities analysts and investment bankers and raised approximately $15 billion in capital (mostly equity) from sophisticated investors globally over three cycles in 142 large-scale real estate transactions including 26 initial public offerings, 40 follow-on offerings and 19 private equity transactions, as well as numerous converts, preferred stock and bond offerings, tenders, mergers, strategic advisory assignments and mezzanine debt placements.