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American Building

60 EpisodesProduced by Michael GravesWebsite

American Building, hosted by Atif Z. Qadir, Sponsored by Michael Graves & REDIST, shares how iconic buildings came to be from the perspective of their developers, investors, and designers. These innovators discuss on a deeply personal level what they faced over the course of the entire building proc… read more


Building a Career in Development | Peter Brosens

In today’s episode, we will be speaking with Peter (Pete) Brosens, the co-founder of Stolar Capital, a real estate investment firm with offices in Hoboken and Philadelphia. Since 2012, the firm’s focus has been on developing large mixed-use projects in transit-oriented downtown locations in New Jersey. We will be speaking with Pete about his Chatham on Main project which incorporates the charm of garden-style living into his development plans. Today we will also be discussing the larger topic of the challenges that inevitably come with journeying into the world of real estate and how Pete has leveraged his past experiences at JBG Companies.  

The career path to becoming a real estate developer is not a smooth one, it will undoubtedly involve many twists and turns. However, it is possible to set yourself up for success in the early stages of your career as a real estate developer. Join us on this week’s episode as we learn more about Pete’s journey, including the challenges he had to face and how they have brought him to where he is today. We will be exploring these topics in-depth, including Pete’s experience acquiring, rehabilitating, and leasing single-family homes in the Washington Metropolitan area.  


Learn more about Peter Brosens

Peter is the co-founder of Stolar Capital, a real estate investment firm that blends entrepreneurial, hands-on management with data-driven risk assessment processes. In doing so, they transform underutilized properties into development plans that can withstand short-term market disruptions. Peter’s involvement with the firm has led him to overseas business development and management of the acquisition department. He has also raised a $10M specialty-financing fund to focus on investment in repositioning multifamily residential assets across the country. Prior to starting Stolar Capital, Peter worked at the JBG Companies in Washington, DC, where he developed several large commercial buildings. Peter received his BA in Political Science from Columbia University.  


About your host: 

Atif Qadir is the Founder & CEO of REDIST, a technology company making it easy for commercial real estate professionals to find and use the $100B of real estate incentives given out every year in the US.


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