A Look At The Top Potential Real Estate Projects in New York City

Town Residential has gained a reputation as New York’s top luxury real estate services firm. Town Residential is built on a great foundation and superior customer service among its team of representatives. Town Residential’s specialty is luxury residential sales featuring leasing, marketing, commercial, and retail. Town Residential has helped set a new standard in the real estate industry. Town Residential was recently honored as a Top Firm to Work For and also one of the best places to work in New York City.

Town Residential is a partnership of Buttonwood Residential Brokerage LLC and Thor Equities LLC. Town Residential is located in some of the city’s top neighborhoods to provide access to both representatives and customers. Town Residential Executives are experts, and are frequently quoted in New York City luxury real estate magazines. Speaking of New York City real estate, there are some big real estate projects potentially in the works.

270 Richards Street, Brooklyn
There are plans for a new five story office building on the Red Hook waterfront. There will be ground floor retail, and the fifth floor will have a walking track and a roof deck.

2810 Queens Plaza South, Queens
The two towers are expected to rise over 20 stories and contain square feet of office space for manufacturing. The development will be across the street from three residential rental buildings.

22 Chapel Street, Brooklyn
The building will have over 100 units and 20 floors. The ground floor will have over 2,000 square feet of retail space.

21 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
This project is a part of the redevelopment of Admiral’s now. Over 100,000 square feet will be dedicated to industrial use. There will also be three retail buildings nearby.

2956 Park Avenue, Bronx
Plans are for a 154 unit rental building in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx. The 15 story building will have a housing component.

827 Broadway, Manhattan
There will be retail on the first three floors and offices on the other floors. There will also be a terrace on the roof and fourth floor.  Check out more of their NYC apartments for sale on http://www.townrealestate.com/.

Coriant Brings On Shaygan Kheradpir As New CEO To Spur Growth


Shaygan Kheradpir was an Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners, the parent company of Coriant Corporation, and was assigned for quite a while to work with Coriant’s top management to help Coriant’s Operations and Strategic Planning do great work. He proved invaluable in his leadership, and so has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Coriant. Their confidence in him is now complete.

Kheradpir’s plan is to lead Coriant forward into a future filled with upgrades for all their many client companies. This will often involve whole new systems for cloud computing and very high-throughput and highly-fault-tolerant networking hardware and software. He wants Coriant to become a bigger player in the telecom arena. This is a task perfectly suited for Kheradpir.

Of particular interest in Coriant’s near future plans, are their top clients who are now shifting to cloud computing in scaled-up data centers, able to handle the hundreds of millions of data packets passing through every second. These are the new 100 gigabit networks. Much of this plan was originally done by Kheradpir while he was consulting with the company’s management, most recently. He takes over from former CEO Pat DiPietro, who is still serving as the Vice Chairman of the Board.

Thousands of companies in over 100 countries benefit from Coriant’s turn-key and custom technology integration packages, and will all be shepherded into the full intensity of high-technology solutions in the 21st century. This will include new packet optical technology, at much reduced prices, because of the huge volumes involved. More automation is being brought online at Coriant to reduce manufacturing costs, and more automation is being applied to field service and field service upgrades.

Shaygan Kheradpir is a high-performing veteran of a number of telecom companies, including GTE and Verizon. He has long served on the Board of Directors for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He worked his way up the corporate ladder at GTE until he became their CEO! He has an Electrical Engineering science degree from Cornell, where he was on the Engineering Council Advisory Panel at Cornell. And, it was at Cornell that he earned both is Masters degree and his Ph.D.

But Kheradpir has double powers. He is not only a bit of a technology guru, he also understands everything about running a technology business, including with unique insight into the world of commercial finance. He was the CEO of the Global Retail Business Group at Barclay’s Bank and a CEO at Global Retail Business Group. While at the latter, he invented an online payment system for them, called ‘Pingit’.

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Do You Need Help in Investment Decisions?

Investments decisions are among the major decisions that one needs to make after adequate consideration. In many cases, one needs to consult an expert before making the decision; because of the money involved or the implications that come with the wrong choice of alternatives. Investment bankers have since emerged to help individuals and corporates in their decisions and hence enhance the success of their investments.

Role of Investments bankers
Investments bankers not only give investment advice but also help corporates raise capital for their different investments. They play a much greater role in overseeing mergers and acquisitions. An investment banker evaluates the financial implications of the business agreement, whether a merger, acquisition, consolidation or advice on whether to go ahead with the decision after weighing the alternatives. In other words, they are the major investment or financial advisers for any business venture.

Martin Lustgarten
One of the leading investment bankers is Martin Lustgarten. He is an experienced investment consultant, who has made significant investments decisions for himself. Martin is, therefore, not only being consulted for advice but rather offers mentorship to many regarding investments. He is among the few that interpret different market trends, and act quickly, more so in time of turndown in any financial environment. Investment bankers like Martin Lustgarten are fast enough to avoid any negative impact on their investments and of their client’s investments.

Lustgarten’s interpretation of the financial market makes him a person to look out for in case you need to make an investment decision. His experience in the field for quite sometimes plays an upper hand in the success of his investments and that of his client’s businesses. In addition to being a banker, Martin Lustgarten is outgoing. Hence he is an easy person to interact with. His character makes a conversation with him, easy and any consultation comfortable as well.

Anyone can consult an investment banker. You should never look down on your idea or undermine it. Your idea will propel you to greater heights, all you need is talk to a professional about it, and they will guide on the way forward e.g. viable investments that one may consider.

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Securus Refuses to Tolerate integrity Breach from GTL

A company only takes time make a press release on, matters that are really critical to them. Therefore, the highlighting of GTL wrongdoings by Securus must have greatly affected Securus such that they decided that the only way to solve the issue is to take the matter public.

Both GTL and Securus provide technology solutions to prisons in America. Being in the same industry, the actions of one company is bound to affect the other. This is true according to the reviews by various clients commenting on this industry. They seem to have totally lost trust in them, thanks to GTL which has continuously maltreated their customers and show no signs of change.

Customers who use the services of this industry feel that they have no option. Their desperation is what keeps them using the services. This should never be the case for any industry. At all times, the customers should feel that they have the upper hand in whatever the company does.

GTL, 18 years ago, was charged with some wrongdoings in directly taking advantage of the customers. The company was reported to have been benefitting from overcharging their clients and in some instances billing transactions more than once thus reaping profits off the unsuspecting clients. Even with a stern warning and a fine, GTL was adamant to change. Continued practice of these wrong doings has seen the reputation of this industry totally damaged.

Over the 18 years, other companies must surely have noted what was going on with GTL. However, only Securus was bold enough to go public with the issue. Securus recently got an A+ grade from BBB Accreditation. Being stewards of integrity within the industry, it is only fair to assume that GTL and the likes had this coming.

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Skout’s New Investor

The new Skout app is a global platform that was specifically designed to fit perfectly with the iOS app. This global platform can be used at home on a desktop or using a mobile platform. The use of Skout expands vastly and can be used for dating, finding new friends, or just for the purpose of meeting someone new. This app encourages chatting with new and different individuals that are located all around the world. As Skout is readily available in over 180 different countries around the world, Skout has become one of the fastest growing social media apps to use in present day. Skout consists of interesting and unique features which sets this app apart from other popular sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

What makes this app such a great app to use is the vibrant community of the app. Though meeting new people can often be a difficult task, the makers of Skout have now made this easy because of the icebreakers that are involved with the app. With addictive features such as the Shake feature and the Chat feature, individuals can talk to anyone. The only requirement is to fill out information with an included picture at start of using the app. This information will automatically match up the users based upon interests, hobbies, and even the dislikes. Skout has truly become a definition of globalization.

The Shake feature on this app enable the app to do the choosing as to who to talk to. Rather than having to choose someone, this app chooses for the user. After using the Shake feature, individuals are matched up with other individuals around the world. People can decide to talk with each other or not. By the end of the conversation, Skout even has a feature that can bookmark the individual in order to keep track of the person when they come on line again.

As Skout increases in both popularity as well as revenue, the company has earned the interest of MeetMe which has recently acquired the company for almost $30 million with the promise of 5 million shares of the company. The agreement of MeetMe is that MeetMe will fund Skout and Skout will be able to continue on as a standalone brand name. The estimated goal for Skout for the year of 2018 is to be able to profit by over $100 million thanks to the new investment.

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California Drought and the Effect on the Snow Skiing Business

Andy Wirth, ever the optimist, and CEO of Squaw Valley, Alpine Valley, and Tahoe ski resorts was recently interviewed on KCRW by Madeline Brand. Knowing that Andy is at the helm should give great comfort to both skiers and stockholders alike.

While many people would view the past skiing season, one of the driest in recorded history, as disappointing and downright discouraging, Andy continues to see the positive aspects. He states that the mountains are using the latest in scientific research to make snow, and make it last. He also states that the business continued to make money even with a 20% decrease in the number of skiers. This year they had four thousand acres open for skiing instead of the usual six thousand. Learn more about Andy Wirth: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSquawValley/posts/10152191670133708

Andy states that the skiers that were out had, “A fantastic time”.
Andy Wirth also reports that the resorts are positioned to withstand an unlimited number of drought winters and still be able to make a profit. Based on a report from Stanford Scientists, he states we can continue to see a trend of weather volatility. Andy is working with his team of experts to ensure the resorts stay profitable and are usable year around.  Read more: How Will the Drought Affect California Ski Resorts?

Currently, in addition to skiing, the resorts are being marketed for weddings, iron man event and conferences. Andy Wirth states that increasing the availability of activities is having a very positive effect on the business and that they are fully booked well in advance.
The resorts are also working hard to have a positive impact and preserve the environmental resources by reducing carbon footprint and working with companies that are also environmentally conscious. Andy Wirth states that they are, “fiercely focused on reducing their carbon footprint at every possible point.”

Devco Makes Development A Simple Process

Devco is trying to make development of communities in New Jersey a simple process by privately offering all the loans that are needed, and the Press of Atlantic City is reporting on the way that Devco does their work. Devco is making it so that anybody will be able to get a loan to develop a part of their community, and then they are going to make it so that these same people are going to feel like they have a way of getting their money back when the process is over.
Someone who is trying to make the most of their time working with Devco will actually get a development plan from Devco, and then they will use that to build new hotels and casinos. The idea is to make sure that every hotel and casino that is built is created to help people get the best results possible, and that also means that they will be able to change the way that they take in tax money. A new tourism industry can grow in an old community, and all the people there will have jobs and hope for the future for the first time in a long time.

The best thing about this is that cities around New Jersey can actually take out as many loans as they need to get the work done, and then they will be able to use those loans to develop the plans that they need for their conference. It will be much easier for people to get the jobs and prosperity that they need, and then they will be able to get better places to live, work and shop. A lot of money goes back into the economy, and then the economy is going to prosper more because of the enhanced tax base.


George Soros Asserts That Ukraine Merits Debt Relief

George Soros decries the Russian aggression because it has taken a toll on new Ukraine’s economy. To this end, George proposes for financial support to Ukraine. In the recent past, Ukraine was struggling to reach a deal with its creditors. This is because the International Monetary Fund demanded for the negotiation as a condition to provide Ukraine with financial support. The renegotiation regarding the country’s debt was deliberated in San Francisco.

Soros posits that the country lacks a chapter 11 where sovereign borrowers may establish a deal between borrowers and lenders. In addition, Ukraine does have latitude on the types of debts to be reorganized. In addition, the country cannot mediate deliberations between the lenders and borrowers. This situation leaves Ukraine to negotiate with the private lenders. The greatest disadvantage of this setting is that the side having might makes the decision. George Soros Ukraine posits that in this situation, Ukraine can only leverage on default unless debt relief is provided. On the other hand, bondholders must be telling Ukraine that if she defaults, people will not invest in the country for a long time.

Soros contends that defaulting on sovereign debt is costly for any nation. However, when the lenders can reach a speedy agreement with a given country, such a country is able to return to the market within a year or two. Soros argues that a country is not kept out of the international market for defaulting but instead for the economic issues that resulted in the default. A former secretary to the U.S. treasury, Nicholas Brady, came up with the Brady Plan in 1989. The plan sought to urge the banks to recognize and accept debt relief. During the time, the plan was designed to aid Latin American countries in pursuit of sensible reforms get debt relief.

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The Greatest Investors: George Soros

Today, Ukraine is working on enhancing the structural reforms proposed under the Brady Plan. These reforms comprise of dealing with corruption, ensuring that the judicial system is reformed and making the country independent from Russian gas. The other reforms are synchronizing the Ukrainian economy with that of the European Union, augmenting agriculture and reforming the banking sector.

George Soros serves as the chairman of the Soros Fund Management. He is also the chairman of the Open Society Foundations. He is a pioneer of hedge-fund business. Over the years, Soros has authored many books. In a recent article, Soros posited that Ukraine’s presidential elections and elections undertaken in the European Parliament produced different outcomes. In Europe, voters were dissatisfied with European Union’s functions. In Ukraine, the populace exhibited their wish to be associated with the EU. Soros believes that citizens and leaders in European should view the two outcomes and devise ways through which Ukraine can be of help to Europe.

Before the euro crisis, the EU enhanced the relationship between sovereign states. However, this situation changed with the emergence of the euro crisis. This is because the relationship in EU is based on creditor and debtor relationships. The creditor countries exercise their dominance over the debtors.

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Michael Zomber Is A World Expert On Japanese Metalwork

Metal has played an important role in cultures around the world today. The use of metal allowed people to perform important tasks of all kinds. One of the most important of all such tasks was the creation of metalwork that allows people to engage in combat successfully without the risk of serious injury. The art of creating metal objects that could be used in combat and provide protection for the user’s limbs and other body parts came to full fruition under the work of the Japanese Samurai period. During this time, as expert historian of this era Michael Zomber points out, the work of this time was both light and yet fully capable of providing the kind of protection necessary for all those engaged in such actions.

Japanese Metalwork

Ancient Japan was a highly isolated society. While the society was influenced by cultures surrounding it such as Korea and China, the society itself was largely one that often looked inward. This is why historians and those who explore the swords and armor of that time frame such as Micheal Zomber have found the metalwork of this period such a joy to see, explore in great detail and then collect. The craftsmanship that went into such work is one that still holds today. Historians have found that those who created it were able to help bring out the amazing beauty of the metal. Zomber has developed a following of his own because he is able to provide expert advice and insights into what it is that makes this kind of metalwork so very special. He has written extensively about the kind of metal that was used during this time. He has also done many other actions to help bring national and international attention to it.

So Much Love

Zomber is one of a new breed of collectors and historians who want to help the public appreciate and love the kind of objects they see in front of them. He and others who are not Japanese have been given access to the ability to visit to Japan and speak with historians and experts here about the use of such magnificent techniques. It is with his help that awareness has been raised about the power of the swords and the ability of such ancient crafters to still call out to us today. This is why so many people look to him for help.

Venezuela Wins Copa America

Soccer season is here and Venezuela is off to a great start after Copa America Centenario got off to a super start with a 1-0 win over Jamaica in Chicago. After go down 1-0, things got even worse after a first have red card by Danilo Diaz Granados. Jamaica was unable to avoid defeat despite a great comeback effort.

Jamaica played the game without Premier League champion Wesley Morgan. The Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel started Salomon Rondon along his European star Diaz Granados. The Jamaicans showed some fight despite being a man down, but ultimately the Venezuelan squad was too much. Clayton Donaldson led an great charge forward, but the undermanned side struggled to get the numbers needed in the box as Hernandez pounced on a loose ball in the box.

This is Venezuela’s sixth win in the history of CopaAmerica. Their strong effort stands as proof they will be tough to defeat.