Episode #41: The Future of Furniture with Sam Selby of Fernish


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This episode is sponsored by
Christina Real Estate.

In this episode, we take a step away from real estate investing to talk about something a little different, furniture. This episode covers the idea of furniture services, supply chain dynamics, and changing consumer tastes and preferences.

Our guest is Sam Selby, Director of Business Development at Fernish. Fernish is a premium furniture service that offers monthly payment options. But this isn't your parents' rent-to-own, it's part of the larger trend of the sharing economy.

0:00 Introduction
1:24 The pandemic and furniture demand
3:05 Post pandemic hygiene concerns
6:04 The vacation rental demand boom
7:33 Fernish and multifamily
11:50 Fernish and interior design
13:45 Furniture waste
16:09 The slow furniture movement
20:27 How Fernish looks at industrial real estate
25:00 Choosing new markets
28:10 Supply chain concerns
29:50 Fernish's plan for refurbishing furniture
34:44 Fernish and commercial real estate
39:47 Technology and furniture

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