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The New 1980s Inflation with Rob Pruett



After maintaining steady inflation of just under 2% for over a decade, America is now seeing the highest inflation rates since the late 1980s.

In this episode, Iván Watanabe and Rob Pruett explore the rising interest rates and inflation faced by consumers and businesses. They dive into the state of the economy while revealing ways clients can make the most out of the market volatility.

Iván and Rob discuss:

  • The role inflation plays with consumers and businesses
  • What the future looks like in terms of inflation and interest rates
  • Reasons pre-retirees and retirees should invest in their 401(k) plans
  • How interest rates impact client debt
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

Robert P. Pruett has been a wealth advisor with Opus Private Client, LLC for 14 years performing planning for high-net-worth individuals, families, and business owners. Rob uses leading-edge advanced personal planning techniques to protect and maximize each client’s wealth, retirement, and estate plans. Rob also consults with 50-to-800-person firms to deliver high-value corporate benefit programs, with a special focus on delivering healthcare savings of 10-15% or more through Opus’ proprietary reimbursement program offering.

His specialties include asset management, institutional investing, tax planning, life insurance, disability, annuities, and long-term care insurance, corporate benefits programs, executive benefit programs, retirement, and estate planning, and legacy and charitable planning.


Bringing People & Communities into Commercial Real Estate with Zameer Upadhya & Chris Chambers



When Platinum Premier Global Equity looks to invest, it looks for ways it can help improve its local communities.

In this episode, Platinum Premier’s Zameer Upadhya and  Chris Chambers join Iván Watanabe to share how the company is working to help people across the United States (and the world) invest in commercial real estate. 

They highlight how the organization’s investments and high-quality real estate improvements can provide stable returns for investors and secure economic assets for communities.

Zameer and Chris discuss:

  • Platinum Premier Global Equity’s mission to provide unique real estate opportunities 
  • COVID-19’s impact on the commercial real estate industry 
  • How real estate creates value for people 
  • Why real estate isn’t a passive investment
  • Reasons to integrate commercial real estate into your overall portfolio 
  • And more

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About Zameer Upadhya: 

Zameer Upadhya is Platinum Premier Global Equity’s co-founder and CEO, a real estate private equity firm focused on multi-family and hotel value-add development opportunities. The team improves the properties through hands-on management and targeted value-add initiatives striving for solid returns for investors and strong economic assets for communities.

About Chris Chambers:

Chris is Platinum Premier Global Equity’s CFO. He has been investing in real estate since 2004. His investments concentrated on residential real estate projects, increasing profits, and enhancing cash flow. His background lends him nearly 15 years of relevant financial expertise in real estate, financial planning, long-term planning, capital allocation, capital-efficient profitable growth, auditing, and investment strategies.