Becoming an entrepreneur in real estate

By Chris Arnold

From pro basketball to real estate success

This episode features John Pugh, Owner of Pugh Management.

John is a seasoned real estate executive who has found success during a career spanning two-plus decades in the design, construction, and development arenas. He leads teams to thriving project outcomes, identifies new acquisition opportunities, and is responsible for creative deal structuring.

Today, Pugh Management focuses on creating value for investors and partners through placemaking, risk management, and creative problem-solving.

Two fun facts about John: he played professional basketball in Australia, and his artwork was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and internationally.

Hosted By

Chris Arnold


John Pugh

Listen Here

Latest Interviews

Real Wins Podcast Tile 09
Jun 19, 2024

Onsite Activation Best Practices

On this episode of Real Wins, Chris and Mike discuss onsite activation best practices by way of what they see in the wild, why it's generally a broken approach, and more. 

EP87 Nate Jenkins
Jun 13, 2024

Designing Buildings with Intention

Nate Jenkins is Principal at OZ Architecture in Denver, Colorado. His experience includes millions of square feet of mixed-use, commercial/retail, office, resorts and hospitality, K-12, Higher-ed, and multi-family projects.

Real Wins Podcast Tile 08
Jun 5, 2024

Why Agencies and Leasing Teams Don’t Get Along

Chris and Mike engage in a vibrant discussion about why agencies and leasing teams don't get along, and what is broken when it comes to strategic and content-driven marketing plans. 

EP86 Moshe Crane Mike DiMella
May 29, 2024

The Centralization Debate

During our live event, our guests Moshe Crane and Mike DiMella debated and discussed centralization as it relates to residents, employees, and property outcomes.

Want more interviews?

Nominate a Guest

We're always on the lookout for great development, marketing, and industry guests on Transforming Cities. Have someone in mind? Let us know!

Subscribe to the TC:AM Edition

A simple read in under 5 minutes, delivered to your inbox Saturday mornings.