Peter Billmeyer, SIOR, is a Co-founder and Managing Principal at Bespoke Commercial Real Estate, a company that finds, negotiates, finalizes, and extends custom real estate solutions for privately-held businesses and nonprofit organizations.
In his role, Peter prides himself on business development and creative problem solving to drive value for clients continually. He has a business degree from Oregon State University and was an Academic All-American, a four-year starter, and three-year captain of the soccer team — and eventually played professionally.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Peter Billmeyer talks about why Bespoke Commercial Real Estate was formed and what they do
- Deciding to niche
- Lessons Peter learned from his entrepreneurial parents
- Why Peter chose entrepreneurship over professional sports
- Getting through tough times in business partnerships
- How to grow a team and sustain company culture
- What Peter has learned from years of turning workspaces around
- The accurate picture of commercial real estate despite COVID-19
- Some great companies Peter has worked with to deliver real estate solutions
- Peter’s most memorable games as a soccer player — and what sports taught him about life
In this episode…
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- “[Top Women Leaders & Chicago Business Series] The Helpful Business With Becky Feinberg-Galvez, CEO of Candor Threads”
- “The Pixar Story: The Letter of a lifetime That Started Everything With Alvy Ray Smith, Co-Founder of Pixar”
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Jeremy Weisz 0:19
Dr. Jeremy Weisz here, Founder of InspiredInsider.com where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders and today is no different. We’re here with Peter Billmeyer and a Bespoke Commercial Real Estate. I’m gonna formally introduce Peter in a second. But I always like to point out other episodes people should check out on the podcast and this is gonna go on the Rising Entrepreneurs podcast as well as Inspired Insider Podcast and I have to highlight a few other amazing EO members that I’ve had on the podcast. Andrea Heuston Lead Like a Woman, Becky Galvez, who was also in Chicago Candor Threads. And there’s other episodes that are fun, like I had the founder, a co founder of Pixar on he talked about, talked about Steve Jobs, stories and in so check everything out on inspiredinsider.com or Rising Entrepreneurs. This episode is brought to by Rise25 at Rise25, we help businesses give to and connect to their dream 100 relationships and how do we do that we help you run your podcast right for me, Peter. And I know this is the same case for you. The number one thing in my life is relationships. I’m always looking at ways to give to my best relationships. I found no better way to do that over the past decade to profile the people in companies I admire on my podcast and shout from the rooftops of what they’re working on and what they’re doing. So if you’ve thought about podcasting, you should if you have questions, go to Rise25.com. Email us happy to answer anything that you throw at us. And I’m excited today, we have Peter Billmeyer, he’s Co-founder of Bespoke Commercial Real Estate and Founder of Bespoke Limited Ventures. And what they do is they focus exclusively on working with other entrepreneurs, helping to facilitate all of their real estate needs pertaining to office or industrial, you could talk you know, you name it, right? They find it, they negotiate it, they finalize it, they extend custom Real Estate Solutions, whatever you need, you can contact them through their years of ownership, they bring that level of knowledge that a typical broker just cannot match because of their experience, it said bespokeCRE.com. And in addition, he got a business degree from Oregon State University. And he was an academic all American, and a four year starter three year captain of the soccer team, and play professionally. Peter,
Peter Billmeyer 2:42
thanks for joining me. Wonderful to be here.
Jeremy Weisz 2:45
So just start off in, you know, I summarize a little bit but give us a little more color about your company and what you do.
Peter Billmeyer 2:52
We founded Bespoke almost exactly eight years ago, recognizing that our industry has gone through a pretty consolidated journey, where a lot of the kind of boutique and more specific shops have been have been purchased by the large, huge international publicly traded firms. And through that, we felt that there created a pretty significant void for entrepreneurs, you very well know, business owners, we just don’t have enough resources to be great at everything. So by not having that extremely deep bench, you’ve got to trust on strategic partners and vendors and those relationships. And so we recognize that sometimes that trust has been misplaced, to be very candid. You know, when you have a firm that works on both sides of a transaction, you know, if you’re a 10,000 foot user, and it’s half a million square foot building, you have to ask sometimes who’s the real client, by never working with landlords, we removed that conflict right off the bat, but also by not doing the publicly traded and you know, things that we weren’t a passionate about and B wasn’t really our niche and our fit, we get to zero and it’d be laser focused and be true specialists versus you know, a jack of all trades, master of nothing. I want to