Wes Edens And Richard Branson Look To Bring Trains Back To Florida

The city of Miami was built on the decision to bring the railroad to the city by industrialist Henry Flagler when he expanded his railroad to the swampy village. Over a century later, the railroad is not the main form of transportation in the state of Florida as the car has overtaken the train in recent years. The U.S.-based billionaire, Wes Edens has been looking to develop the railroad once more in Florida following his decision to bring state-of-the-art rail services to Florida once more.

Wes Edens had initially established the Brightline rail service taking passengers from Miami to West Palm Beach in around a third of the time of a car journey. The launch of the service has been a success but Wes Edens believed a strategic partnership between himself and an existing passenger rail service with a global reputation would prove successful. Wes Edens had recently purchased the U.K.-based soccer team, Aston Villa and sought the assistance of the British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson when seeking help with ticketing upgrades. Brightline has now become Virgin Trains USA and will be part of the global brand of Sir Richard Branson which has already become a successful rail operator in the U.K. and across Europe. Read more about Wes Edens at newfortressenergy.com

Despite the success of Wes Edens and Sir Richard Branson, the fight to bring the railroad back to success in the U.S. will be a tough one. However, instead of creating a national structure of the linked railroad services crisscrossing the nation, Edens believes the use of shorter journeys too long to drive but too short to fly will prove a success. This new way of offering the best in rail services is designed to attract commuters and tourists with Virgin Trains USA intent on adding a range of new services starting with a dedicated push towards creating a new service linking Los Angeles and Las Vegas in the next few years.

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Guilherme Paulus Brasil’s Brilliant Tourism Entrepreneur Founder & Chairman of CVC, Guilherme Paulus

 

Guilherme Paulus began as an IBM intern and has risen to become one of Brasil’s most powerful and persuasive hoteliers in the country. CVC Brasil Operadora operates more than 1200 travel agencies and 53 CVC stores. The Brasilian company had net revenue of approximately 400 million BRL or $100 million in the last quarter of 2018 just to give you an idea of the liquidity of the tourism operation.

CVC Brasil Operadora provides airline tickets, hotel reservations, ground transportation, and other professional leisure travel services at the corporate level nationwide. The GJP Hotels and Resorts currently operates 20 resorts and hotels in Brasil and employs more than 5,000 people.

Guilherme Paulus does not take credit for the idea of CVC; he says that came from Carlos Vicente Cerchiari (CVC), who told Mr. Paulus of his desire to open a travel agency in his hometown of Santo André. Guilherme Paulus embraced the idea even though he had no capital to invest, they embarked on a joint venture, which Guilherme provided the work ethic and Mr. Cerchiari provided the financial backing. They opened a shop close to a cinema that had a flow of people coming and going and grew from there to a nationwide conglomerate. Read more on istoedinheiro.com

Guilherme Paulus’ Weekly Schedule

Guilherme Paulus tells us he learned to plan or update his weekly schedule daily from Og Mandino’s book, The Greatest Salesman in the World. He recommends the book to anyone interested in sales. But, the inspiration he received from the book was his daily thinking and planning session to start each day.

He states that using technology excites him, “With the speed of information, we can understand and act quickly on the needs of our customers…” Google is one of the best research vehicles in the world, and CVC makes use of it daily. You must maintain an online presence, whether it’s research or advertising, people are there online now, and you must be there also. He says online services back your physical appearance. They have agencies in most of the biggest malls in Brasil.

Expanding to Reach the Small Brasil Villages

He says in an interview with Inspirery, we must love what we do. He still physically visits as many hotels as he can two or three times a week. Talking to employees and clients to understand their needs. He hope to expand into the small villages of Brasil and reach even more of the nation’s smaller cities.

Paulus says his favorite quote is, “Prizes are my rewards, obstacles are my challenges.” So, keep your eyes on the prize.

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JHSF’s prowess in Brazil’s real estate business

In the last three decades, the real estate business has been booming. Wealthy individuals and companies have heavily invested in real estates all over the world. The Arab world, most parts of Asia, the US and South America are some of the regions that have embarrassed this business. Capitals such as New York and Dubai have seen huge property development investments.

South American countries, more so Brazil have featured as one of the rapidly growing property development hub. Cities like Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador are now experiencing vast commercial and residential property development project. Thanks to JHSF.

JHSF is undoubtedly the leading property development company in Brazil. The company was founded in 1972. Since its inception, the company has upheld innovation, a tool that has continued to pivot its growth. It has maintained focus on delivering world-class and luxurious properties, which range from elegant hotels and restaurants, residential and commercial properties, classy shopping Centers, airports to mention a few.

JHSF has managed and completed a lot of real estate properties totaling to almost 7 million square meters. Apart from Brazil, the company has moved to the USA (New York) and Uruguay with some of the most notable investments being 815 building and residential condominium of Las Piedras respectively.

Under the leadership of Jose Auriemo, the company has had a fruitful spell. He led the acquisition and management of Parkbem, a parking lot company. JHSF also managed to build its first shopping center, Shopping Santa Cruz, in 1998. Since 2006, the company has diversified its investments with a motive to generate more revenues. Together with other brands across the world, the company was now targeting high-income earner who were willing to pay more for quality goods and services. Parque Cidade Jardim project happens to the product of this partnership. Three years later re-known brands such as Hermes launched outlets inside this masterpiece shopping center. Today, the center is a hub for top brands across the world.

Big property development plans are still underway, and the JHSF wave is yet to be felt. Going into the future, we shall see the company do more business.

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Felipe Montoro Jens Finds Balance

During his average busy workday, Felipe Montoro Jens finds that he can get a lot more done by avoiding social media and small talk in the office. Throughout such days he concentrates on what needs to be done and how to achieve it. His focus is always on the present while keeping the future at the back of his brain. He always makes a practice of reviewing everything he has done until that particular project is done. In everything he does, he puts all of his concentration in it and never gives up. As a work tool, he finds most helpful his banking app.

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In his free time, he strives to build his brain power by reading serious non-fiction. Jens has particularly found valuable a book called “Sidarta,” which talks about fining balance from things in nature. and hanging around smart people. He is also committed to his family and makes it a priority to spend time with them whenever he can. Jens has always been very passionate about his work. Early in his career, he had to find a way to make his teams equally as passionate. This is something he is still trying to perfect. Jens first entered the business world by obtaining his B.A. in Business Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation and his M.S. in Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Throughout his ensuing career, Jens served in a vast variety of roles. Jens currently serves as the Chairman of Arboreoland Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Executive Officer of Energia SA, Executive Officer of Concessionaria Interoceanica Sur Tramo 2, Executive Officer of Concessionaria Interoceanica Sur Tramo 3 SA, Executive Officer of Empresa de Generación Huallaga SA, Principal at H2olmos, Principal at Marañon Energia SA, Principal at Peru Inversiones En Infraestructura SA, and Executive Officer of Concesionaria Travase Olmos.

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David McDonald is a Front Leader of One of the McDonalds Partners, OSI Group

No, he isn’t related to the brothers Mac and Richard McDonald, but he is part of the partner network of hamburger suppliers that have been vital to the restaurant’s success. He is David McDonald, a man who has seen every level of meat production from its beginning at the farms, and has seen and managed the running of assembly lines and grinders in the big plants. Today he is the President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, the longest running McDonald’s supplier and has been proud to serve alongside Chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin for quite some time. McDonald has become quite adept at the business management aspects of the company over the years, and he was recently the orchestrator of several mergers in Europe that included Baho Food and Flagship Europe. But he is also quite knowledgeable in the area of scientific and legal framework of the meat industry as a board member of the North American Meat Institute.

David McDonald grew up on a farm in Iowa so he has a deep understanding and appreciation of the inner workings of all the production processes that take place in the industry. He received his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Iowa State University, and while searching for an entry-level job came across an opening at OSI Group as an intern in 1988. David McDonald served in the lower level capacities of the company until he was promoted to Project Manager of the company’s international operations. He continued to succeed in his lower level roles until he was chosen to join the company’s executive committee. To know more about him click here.

David McDonald is involved in many programs that educate and prepare young people for careers in the food industry. He has been honored as an ISU alumni for his sponsorship of the university’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative which allowed for some students to travel overseas and study the inner operations of an OSI processing plant. McDonald has seen the importance of community outreach for OSI’s corporate arm, and he has included the St. Michael Parish in the current Chicago suburb where he lives as a beneficiary. McDonald is also a father of six children.

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Ted Bauman Tells Investors Their Wealth could be at Risk with Scam Phone Calls

As an outside-the-box financial analyst, Ted Bauman is always looking for new trends investors should look at to protect their wealth from the many threats out there. He’s recommended many good stocks, bonds and real estate investments like his colleagues at Banyan Hill where he writes, but he’s also issued warnings about some of the latest cyber threats to wealth. Bauman recently wrote about a new threat of phone scammers, and how if you aren’t careful you could end up losing huge amounts of money.

What Ted Bauman said was that these cyber criminals were now starting to move away from targeting people through emails and now using phones to spam their victims. Some have used numbers disguised as the IRS and Social Security Administration, and victims have been scammed from information they’ve given over the phone. Some people have started using call blocking or suspicious number reporting services to try and mitigate the threat, but more should be done. Bauman says it’s the telephone companies who need to act and guard their lines with technology that can protect customers, and in his upcoming newsletters he will inform his readers on how to get the telecom industry to act.

How does Bauman know which resources investors should consider to protect their savings with? He’s traveled around the world and seen how different resources in different countries can be utilized to that end. Before he became focused on independent investing and finance as a newsletter writer, Ted Bauman worked primarily with governments and non-profit groups. He moved from the US to South Africa as a young man, completed his bachelor’s degree at Cape Town University and then began working with the government on housing programs. He helped start one program known as Slum Dwellers International which grew from South Africa into Asia and South America and still exists today helping many homeless people find housing.

Ted Bauman did a lot of traveling as a consultant and researcher for organizations led under the authority of the UN for about 10 years. From 2008 to 2013 he was an international director for Habitat for Humanity leading their international housing division. After that, Bauman retired and joined Banyan Hill, though he still looks abroad the US for opportunities such as real estate in the South Pacific, healthcare in Central America and precious metals elsewhere.

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GreenSky Credit Thrives Where Other Lenders Fail

Lending and borrowing is a very tough thing to get involved in. For one thing, people have to think through everything before they get a loan. For instance, they have to figure out how they are going to pay back the money they owe so that they don’t become overwhelmed with debt. GreenSky Credit CEO David Zalik has set up a model that makes lending and borrowing a lot easier for people. Some others have commented how there is a lack of tension in the process of lending and borrowing with GreenSky Credit compared to other online lending and general lending methods.

One factor in the success of Greensky Credit is that they are honest. They make sure that what they are offering is perfectly described. This will prevent issues down the line. One other online lending company has caused a bit of a fiasco when it has admitted that there have been differences in what was described and what was actually given in its offer. This caused a lot of harm for every online lending company. However, GreenSky Credit has shown itself to be a really honest and reliable online lending company. Showing themselves to be trustworthy can go a long way in their business success.

GreenSky Credit stands out from the rest of the competition because of the honesty and reliability. It also stands above and beyond when it comes to innovation. Clients are able to use technology to get the loans they need at an efficient rate. GreenSky makes takes a long and drawn out process and makes it more efficient for the client. Another factor that helps GreenSky is that it has banks that provide funds for it. The type of funding it gets from the banks is stable. CEO David Zalik makes a lot of careful decisions when it comes to his online lending company.

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Stream Energy on Charitable Causes

The happening of a disaster is unpredictable, and when it does, it takes with it lives and homes. It is not easy to get back on track when such an event occurs. Luckily, there is one company that has devoted itself to helping people who are affected by such disasters. The Stream energy company does its level best to help people who have been left homeless. The company was among the first to donate money towards the recovery of the hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston neighborhoods, which led to the loss of many lives and homes. The stream energy company in Dallas is one of the companies that help people who have been left homeless due to such natural disasters. The company used the money from its sales business to fund the people who were affected by the disaster. The company is focused on corporate philanthropy. The stream cares foundation enables the company to do its philanthropy work all over the country. It has done such charitable work for several years.

The company used more money to give back to the society. Through giving back to the community, stream energy has been able to gain the respect of its public and its clients as well. Having a philanthropy arm is something new, but it has many advantages to a company. Corporate responsibility can help companies when it is faced with scandal, has reduced profits and faces hard times.

Businesses have been giving to the society to the charities of their choice. Stream Energy has built its relationships with different entities. The company uses a simple model to give back to the society. The associates get the commission on the sales that they make. The individuals are given the opportunity to support the causes of their choice. Homelessness is a cause that the company’s associates care about. The employees and the company keep track of the homelessness, and it uses hope by helping the homeless. The people affected by the disaster need hope for them to face another day.

Short Selling Conference Led by Sahm Adrangi Investment Speech

Sahm Adrangi keeps making waves in the world of investing by publically short selling the companies that his investment firm, Kerrisdale Capital, has researched. Some of his latest targets have been engaging in fraudulent advertising that is misleading not only their customers but also the investors that placed their faith in their promises. These practices have to be stopped, and Sahm Adrangi and Kerrisdale Capital are working towards this goal by shorting their stocks in order to draw attention to their unscrupulous actions. As an added benefit, they are able to make a hefty profit through their practices as well.

Sahm Adrangi has had so much success in the industry through short selling bad companies and investing into the success of the good that he was asked to speak at a recent convention that took place in Manhattan called The Art, the Pain, and Opportunity of Short Selling. The conference that was organized by Kase Learning and Whitney Tilson was attended by many people in the investment world and featured speakers that are well known and respected throughout the investment community.

The conference not only talked about the good aspects of short selling but also the many different challenges that investors face during the process. Each of the dozen speakers involved addressed on some of these challenges and tried to speak about a different one in each one of their speeches that took place throughout the day in early May.

The conference had a high level of attendance and a high level of quality when it came to the speakers that were featured during the event. By speaking about their unique experiences in front of the large audience, they were able to share their knowledge and help other short-selling investors with the issues that they may face while short selling investments. The series of speeches was headed by Sahm Adrangi as he gave the first one of the day after breakfast and Whitney Tilson’s opening statements. The event was considered a success by their organizers and attendees and was considered an important event in Manhattan in the diverse world of investing.

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Roberto Santiago Builds the Ideal Mall Environment

To be successful in commercial real estate a real estate investor actually needs to understand people. It is easy to assume that one can simply have a business degree and move throughout the business world with commercial real estate endeavors.

 

Having the ability to finance a commercial piece of property means nothing if real estate investors do not have any knowledge on how to market to the potential consumers that may come to these properties. Fortunately, Roberto Santiago is an investor that holds a degree in business administration. He knows how to attract people to the vision that he helped created with the Manaira Mall.

 

There is so much for people to do when they look at this mall environment. People get really excited when they consider all of the possibilities for spending a day at this shopping mall. There are things like movie theaters and an amusement park that really provides people with so many options.

 

The average person that is interested in this type of mall environment will discover that they can get all of their needs met here. This was a wise thing for Roberto Santiago to do. There are more than 90 stores here, and many people may not get the chance to explore even half of this mall during the course of one day.

 

Roberto Santiago put a lot of time into getting this mall in place. The groundwork and construction started in the late 80s. As the mall opened in 1989 it would draw a crowd, but it would continue to expand. There was an expansion in 1993 and 1997. The mall would also expand throughout the years again in 2002 and 2007. These expansions would continue to draw even bigger crowds. The food court would even get an expansion and 2008. The food court would get expanded again in 2012. Tourists continued to flock and see the constant work in progress to make this mall better each time that there was an expansion.

 

What all of this ultimately shows is that Roberto Santiago had a desire to continue with attracting more consumers that were interested in an adventurous shopping experience. There are few places in the world where people can go to a movie or hang out at a bar after they are done shopping without leaving the premises. That may be the most exciting thing about the Manaira Mall.

 

The great thing about this concept is that Roberto knew how to market this mall himself. Before he got into commercial real estate he worked for a marketing agency. This made it easier for him to visualize how he could make this mall work for the Brazilian culture and study stream of tourists.