In this episode John interviews JP Conklin, founder of Pensford and LoanBoss. Pensford was his first company and it is a financial services company providing derivatives for commercial real estate owners. From what he learned in building and scaling Pensford JP identified a set of software tools that were not supported well by existing PropTech vendors. This lead to the creation of LoanBoss, a software platform that helps commercial real estate owners leverage their data to make better loan decisions.
JP talks about building a software product without a technical background, trends in commercial real estate, what the data tell him about COVID, and his background jumping from his dream corporate job to going out on his own. He also talks about his own philosophy on managing two distinct but related companies.