183: Retail Real Estate: Fairfax and Orlando Deal with Rob Levy and Phil Block of LBX Investments

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183: <strong>Retail Real Estate: Fairfax and Orlando Deal with Rob Levy and Phil Block of LBX Investments</strong>
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Join us for a discussion with Rob and Phil on e-commerce’s impact on shopping plazas and the challenges posed by the current recession and high-interest environment. We’ll explore how these factors shape the retail space. Lastly, we’ll discuss the two upcoming deals that LBX is working on and what makes them so promising. Don’t miss this insightful conversation with Rob and Phil. Tune in to gain valuable insights on the current state of retail and how LBX Investments is adapting to meet the changing needs of the industry!

Rob Levy

Rob Levy is a founder and Managing Partner of LBX Investments, working alongside Co-Founder Phil Block. Robert’s strong leadership skills have been instrumental in driving LBX’s success, establishing it as a leading force in the investment industry. His dedication to excellence has helped set the standard for others in the field.

Prior to co-founding LBX Investments in February 2018, Rob co-founded BVC, an investment vehicle focused on acquiring shopping centers in the Southeastern U.S. During his time at BVC, Rob managed all capital raising efforts, including both debt and equity, as well as asset management. His experience in this area has been invaluable in guiding LBX’s investment strategy.

Under Rob Levy’s leadership, LBX Investments has built a premier portfolio of shopping centers across the country, with a particular concentration in the Southwest, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions. This success is exemplified by the over $400 million in acquisitions that Rob and his co-founder Phil Block have led since 2016. With over 30 years of experience in real estate, Rob’s expertise and vision have been instrumental in driving LBX’s growth and continued success in the industry.

Phil Block

Phil Block is a Founder and Managing Partner of LBX Investments, working closely with Co-Founder Rob Levy to build a leading investment firm. With their combined expertise and dedication, Phil and Rob have established a strong foundation for LBX and continue to drive its success.

Before launching LBX Investments in February 2018, Phil spent several years partnering with a family office that focused on shopping centers in the southeastern US. During this time, he played a critical role in the company’s success by overseeing acquisitions, asset management, and capital raising. His extensive experience and leadership were instrumental in helping the family office build a strong portfolio of shopping centers in the region, setting the stage for his future success at LBX.

Recently, Phil has been guiding the overall corporate strategy of LBX Investments and focusing on the growth of the platform through acquisitions and the execution of the firm’s strategy. Under his leadership, LBX has successfully built a premier portfolio of shopping centers throughout the country, with a strong concentration in the Southwest, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions. Over the past few years, Phil and Rob have led the company in completing over $400 million in acquisitions, drawing on Phil’s extensive 15-year background in real estate investment.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EPISODE

00:23 Guest Intro: Rob Levy and Phil Block of LBX Investments

00:56 What’s happening in the Retail Space?

01:58 Are Amazon and E-commerce destroying shopping plazas?

05:44 Recession and the Retail Space | Is there a type of retail that will do well?

09:28 The 2 Upcoming Deals: How do you secure a great deal?

15:03 Orlando Deal: Why is it such a great deal?

24:10 In today’s high-interest environment, what’s the initial cash flow?

25:57 Fairfax Deal: One of the best pieces of retail in the submarket 

31:55 Final thoughts | How to reach out

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CONNECT WITH THE GUEST

Website: lbxinvestments.com
Email: info@lbxinvestments.com

Rob Levy: rob@lbxinvestments.com

Phil Block: phil@lbxinvestments.com