Arthur Becker Goes From Real Estate Investor To Real Estate Developer

Real estate investor Arthur Becker is becoming a developer now with an eight-unit, two-year condominium project at 465 Washington Street in Tribeca. Having already invested more than $500 million in New York City projects as a quiet backer for JDS Development, Property Markets Group, Madison Equities and Ambase Corporation, Becker told The Real Deal that the boutique building would be a primer project for him. Becker, who is a former home mover, is shopping for a construction loan after acquiring a 30-foot easement and the development rights on an adjacent building. Becker invests in residential real estate in Miami, as well as in New York. Becker’s New York investments include properties in Redhook, Chelsea Tower, Tribeca and the Steinway at 57th Street.

Currently, Managing Member Becker is associated with Madison Partners, LLC, a firm which specializes in real estate investments as well as investments in biotech ventures. Having said that he saw the emerging biotech sector offered considerable financial opportunities; Becker also noted that investments in these companies, particularly ones involved in new cancer treatments, have the potential to change people’s lives.

In an interview with Ideamensch, Becker talked about being the CEO of Zinio and the CEO of NaviSite; however, he focuses his efforts on being a real estate and biotech investor through Madison Partners these days. Before starting his condominium project in Tribeca, Becker finished the work on his town houses on Sullivan St. in New York City.

A prolific entrepreneur, Arthur Becker founded Bnox, a company that provided technologies for single-use cameras, in 1994. Next, Becker founded Advance Partners, LLC, a firm involved in facilitating U.S. investments in UK businesses. By 2001, Becker had started Atlantic Investors, which bought data centers, including NaviSite. Becker told Ideamensh that the hardest part of being an entrepreneur was balancing his unrelenting drive and passion with an objective analysis of his vision.

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The Aftermath of Atlanta Hawk’s Sale

The American businessman Bruce Levenson is the UCG chairman, philanthropist (https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education) a mostly known as the co-owner of an NBA team. Bruce Levenson hired banks to sell the Atlanta Hawks, the NBA team. The banks were off with at least 15% considering the price they could get for the NBA team. The Goldman Sachs experts and the inner sports circle that was hired by Levenson, he wanted them to sell the Atlanta Hawks. Goldman Sachs managed to persuade Levenson that they would offer the Atlanta Hawks and the Arena managing rights for an estimated $1 billion. The Goldman Sachs figures estimation were wrong, Forbes listed billionaire Tony Ressler won the auction with $850 million bid.

Bruce Levenson was part of the former ownership (Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC) of Atlanta Hawks that filed suit against New Hampshire insurance company for violation of the contract that involving Danny Ferry claims. The lawsuit was filed on September 13 in Fulton’s County Superior Court against AIG insurance for breach of contract. According to AHBE, the employment practices, which include issues but not restrained to “Wrong Termination” and “place of work wrongdoings”, were insured. According to the court’s documents AIG had prior knowledge that the claims stated by MR. Ferry should have been covered, this was because notice it had received from AHBE.

According to the court document the AIG failed to prove that the claims had not been covered and had no basis to show that the claims had not be made. AIG had the responsibility to pay and acknowledge that MR. Ferry’s claims have caused the AIG policy, moreover, these claims were within the covered policy thus, AIG forsook to make payment of the covered loss without providing sufficient reason.

End Citizens United Looks to Take Money Out of Politics

In 2010, the Supreme Court decided Citizens United, a ruling that equated money donated to political causes and campaigns as free speech. Since then, billions of dollars have been spent by Super PAC’s (Political Action Committees) looking to influence United States Elections at the local, state and federal levels. Much of the money comes from wealthy citizens such as the Koch Brothers who look to gain political support for their favorite issues and causes.

 

However, in 2015 a new political action committee formed looking to combat what is seen as disastrous by Democracy advocates. End Citizens United is a PAC whose goal is well described their name. Not only does End Citizens United wish to reverse the Citizens United decision, it seeks to establish a constitutional amendment that will reverse the decision for good. So far the group has the received more than 300,000 signatures on a petition to introduce the necessary legislation to end the Citizens United decision by the needed constitutional amendment. The group has been largely supported by grass roots activism with the average donation to the PAC being around $14.

 

To carry out the PAC’s designated mission, they have taken up supporting democratic candidates who support the constitutional amendment and will actively campaign on it. The group hopes that by supporting such candidates, the infrastructure necessary to pass the constitutional amendment can begin to be built. Passing a constitutional amendment politically and logistically extremely difficult. For an amendment to be added to the Constitution, the amendment must receive a two-thirds majority support from both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. After that, three-fourths of states must ratify the change, each state with its own legislating bodies and politics that must approve of the amendment.

 

However, End Citizens United argues that the difficulty of the situation does mean its not worth the effort. The group carries out two essential roles, the first being spreading awareness of the Citizens United decision so the citizens will understand the effects of the decision on our democracy. The other is supporting the candidates who will either support a constitutional amendment ending the controversial court decision or will support nominees for Justices on the Supreme Court who will support overturning the decision. So far neither Donald Trump nor the leaders in the House and Senate republican majorities in congress have expressed a desire to overturn the decision, that is if those same members have not already expressed support for the decision. But by laying out the needed infrastructure now, within a few years it may be possible end the controversial ruling.

 

Kevin Seawright Is A Financial Expert

Kevin Seawright is known for his leadership qualities as well as strategic vision. This has helped him to achieve his business goals. He has always welcomed new opportunities.

Kevin Seawright has been making use of his financial expertise to better the communities located on the East Coast. He has been doing it for 13 years now. He has unique business acumen, as well as team inclusion abilities. He is well skilled in the private financial sector as well as government operations.

Currently, he is the Vice President as well as Chief Financial Officer of Newark Economic Development Corporation. He has been able to reformulate business strategies leading to responsive divisions in Accounting and Finance. This has helped him to deliver consistent results as he aligns innovations in technology with the current economic goals of the company.

He has effectively transformed the corporate revenue planning processes. This has worked well across the board through the entire mid-Atlantic region. He has a number of career accomplishments to his credit. He has managed to enhance the annual returns by 25%, through the goods and services being rendered.

According to Crunchbase, Kevin Seawright has made the Human Resources Division stronger by improving staff retention, enhancing the quality of recruitment, making collective bargaining efforts, compensation adjusting being done, in addition to negotiations as well as change management.

All these processes have led to standardization. This has improved service to customers and enhanced the company performance.

His previous endeavors include serving in the finance, human resources, as well as operational department at an executive level for over 13 years. Learn more about Kevin Seawright:  http://vizualize.me/kevinseawright#.WOJjraK1uM8

He has a reputation for being an efficient business leader. He has an aptitude for having a great rapport with staff and clients. Read more: Kevin Seawright & RPS Solutions LLC Fill Baltimore’s Belvedere Square with First Time Homebuyers

He is always trying to promote efficiency as well as reliability in various departments including accounting, human resources, vendor management, operations and change management. He is a successful team player. He understands achieving goals through strategic planning leading to profitability.

Kevin Seawright believes in enhancing proficiency through information technology and such other related tools in order to enhance reporting capabilities. He can develop strategic planning for the long term.

How Stephen J. Rotella Shines in Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship

Stephen J. Rotella is a businessman and the CEO of the advanced StoneCastle Cash Management, LLC. He is skilled in banking and risk management, and portfolio management. Rotella is also a philanthropist, who supports various causes. He is also bilingual and fluently speaks English and Italian. Rotella is one of the longtime and active members of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Stephen J. Rotella’s educational background and career

Rotella has a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University, and an executive MBA from the University of Albany, SUNY. He has close to four decades of work experience in the business industry. Rotella has worked for various companies as a consultant and as an executive officer. He joined StoneCastle Cash Management in 2011 as its chief executive officer and became the firm’s president in 2014. This company specializes in the administration of insured cash solutions to large corporations and institutional investors. Rotella has led the company into acquiring significant transactions such as deposit sweep business from Intermedium Financial LLC.

Before joining StoneCastle Cash Management, Rotella worked for Accenture as a senior consultant. In the early 80’s, he became the VP of product development of the Reserve Group. In 1984, he joined Shearson Lehman Inc. and served as its vice president, a position he held for three years. Rotella has also worked for J.P. Morgan, one of the top financial organizations in the United States. He has also worked for Chase Home Finance LLC, WMI Holdings, and Chase Manhattan Mortgage Company. Rotella is part of the Board of Vericrest Financial, Consumer Mortgage Coalition, and Mortgage Bankers Association.

Stephen J. Rotella’s philanthropic activities

Rotella supports various charity foundations like the YouthCare Seattle, a shelter for the homeless that conducts outreach programs and provides housing, education, counseling, and emergency shelters. Rotella also donates to the Seattle Foundation, BalletMet, the Papermill, and ArtsFund. He also sits on the Board of LIFT Inc., a non-profit organization that assists families to break the cycle of poverty. This organization provides public benefits, tax preparation, employment, childcare, legal aid, job training, and referral services in healthcare. Rotella has been supporting LIFT Inc. since 2012. This foundation has its main offices situated in Washington D.C.

Mike Heiligenstein & Other Transportation Experts Coming Together for Improvements

In recent news, Mike Heiligenstein, the Central Texas Regional Mobility’s executive director, spoke at the 19th Annual Williamson County Growth Summit. The focus was mostly on the city itself; however, there were opportunities to focus on the transportation challenges in the region’s suburban communities and the changing technology of transportation in Austin and worldwide.

The panel for discussion also included Joseph Kopser, RideScott LLC, Leandre Johns, Texas External Affairs of Uber Technologies, and Jared Ficklin, product designer of ArgoDesign. The event was held at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, their discussion centered on how technology is changing the face of transportation in the Austin region and across the globe.

Mike Heiligenstein mentioned that new technologies, such as ridesharing apps and driverless vehicles, can tremendously change transportation infrastructure, but Austin still needs more and smarter roads built and other growth in transportation capacity. Mayor Alan McGraw of Round Rock responded on what policymakers require to prepare for the future transportation needs. Ficklin said that the flexibility of the land use and building codes need to remain.

About Mike Heiligenstein and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Mike Heiligenstein works in the infrastructure development in Central Texas. He currently is the executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. This organization is an independent government agency that started in 2002.

 

This company is made to design a regional and modern transportation network for Central Texas. In 2003, it became operational upon Heiligenstein being chosen by the Board to run this organization.

Mike Heiligenstein represents Central Texas’ growing number of citizens by serving Williamson County’s elected official for 23 years helping to lead efforts to expand infrastructure for expanding transportation, wastewater, and water.

And while serving as an elected official, he served on the region’s MPO, the Clean Air Force of Texas, the Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council, and assisting in leading a plethora of other community infrastructure initiatives. Also, as a result so far while under his leadership, his agency is due to reach $136.5 million by 2020, and see $4 billion in assets by 2020 due to a total program in place.

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Investing in Real Estate: Construcap is Changing The Game

Many people today are excited about the financial opportunities going on in Brazil. For many years, this was a country that was on a great track to be one of the largest economies in the world on Catho.com. Although the rate of growth has slowed some, there are still many investors who are coming by to see what kind of opportunities there are. With all of the population growth according to empregocerto.uol.com.br, housing is more important than ever. This is a great option for anyone who wants to break into real estate. Not only that, but companies like Construcap have a lot of experience working with people who are new to real estate investing.

Construcap

When Construcap first started out, a lot of people were excited about the possibility of growing a real estate company in Brazil. Before the cycle of economic growth, wealth in Brazil was concentrated only at the very top. Then the country had millions of people come up from the bottom to start being able to afford housing. This big shift in population demographics is a boom to the real estate industry. It is also a major boom to companies within that industry like Construcap. If you want to start investing in this industry, you need to work with a company like Construcap that can walk you through all of the steps necessary to succeed at a high level at http://exame.abril.com.br/noticias-sobre/construcap/.

Future Plans

In the coming years, Construcap wants to work more with real estate investors than ever before. This is a company that is concentrating on the long term track record that they are trying to reach. Not only that, but Construcap sees the value financially in working with people who are going to buy a bunch of properties in the form of an investment according to jornalcruzeiro.com.br. In any case, this is a company that has a lot of opportunities to grow in the future. If you want to work with a growing company that obviously cares about clients, this is a great option for you to succeed at a high level.

Lori Senecal Set To Change Things At CP+B Advertising Agency

Lori Senecal is simply one of the most accomplished women (http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/11/04/wk-s-colleen-decourcy-cpb-s-lori-senecal-and-morgan-stanley-s-carla-harris-discuss) in her industry. The remarkably talented leader has a stellar track record in her career. In her latest move, Lori Senecal was named the global chief executive officer of the advertisement agent Crispin Porter and Bogusky, reports Ad Age. This was after the former chief executive officer, and executive creative director Andrew Keller left the organization. Andrew served the company for 17 years and also acted as the chief executive officer since 2010. In this role, Senecal is handed with the responsibility of supervising the global expansion of the advertising agency. She is also responsible for managing coordination in the company’s eight offices across the globe. This promotion came after CP+B received a 450 million dollars global account from Infiniti.

Before her role at Crispin and Bogusky, Lori Senecal served KBS as the global executive chairman. In this role, Senecal was responsible for driving strategic growth, working with MDC partner agencies in a consultative role and enhancing MDC’s unique model. All this was towards ensuring that the company registered growth and acquired productive partnerships. Lori Senecal had, before the role at KBS served as the president of McCann Erickson located in New York. Her appointment as the president as well as chief executive officer at KBS was due to her remarkable capabilities.

Most importantly, Senecal is well-seasoned in leading major global advertising agencies. According to Fast Company, this kind of experience was in line with KBS’ objectives for growing beyond its New York borders. After her appointment as the chief executive officer at Crispin Porter and Bogusky, Lori Senecal is going to drop her role as the global executive chairman at KBS and Partners. However, Lori is going to maintain her role as the president as well as the chief executive officer of MDC Partners. She is also going to remain as a member of the MDC’s Board.

Speaking on her appointment, CP+B chairman Tuck Porter said that Lori was good at everything that he was not, this means she would be a perfect complement to the team at the agency. One of the primary attributes that make Lori Senecal so successful is the use of her workforce’s talent. She encourages her workers to be innovative all the time. Lori believes that it is paramount for employees to identify their strengths and how they may benefit their organizations. In her long career, Lori Senecal has continued to garner respect due to her excellence in leadership.

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Mike Heiligenstein Participates in the Williamson County Growth Forum

It has been a tradition for Austin area’s transit debates to focus on issues that affect the city itself. However, things changed during the Williamson County Growth Summit, which was held in December 2016. This Summit unveiled a chance for panelists to debate on challenges that Austin’s suburban communities encounter.

 

The panel

 

The Williamson County Growth Summit brought to the table executive director of CTRMA, Mr. Mike Heiligenstein, ArgoDesign’s creator, Mr. Jared Ficklin, creator of RideScout, LLC, Mr. Joseph Kopser, and Mr. Leandre Johns, who leads the Texas External Affairs. The event took place at the distinguished Sheraton Georgetown Conference Center. They discussed the impact of technology on the status of transportation in the Austin and around the world.

 

Heiligenstein’s sentiments

 

Heiligenstein stated that Austin area should invest in modernizing its transportation infrastructure by building more roads. He said that expanding transportation capacity would meet the mobility demands of Austin’s drastically growing population. He added that most of the population growth is occurring in the suburbs like Williamson County. Heiligenstein noted that innovative tech, including ridesharing application and driverless automobile, could radically change Austin’s transportation infrastructure.

 

Ficklin’s opinions

 

Ficklin insisted that building and land-utilization laws should remain flexible. That way, rapid changes in the construction of roads and parking garages will be accommodated. He called for the amendment of the existing construction codes to make them more flexible.

 

Leandre Johns’ thoughts

 

Leandre Johns stressed the importance of embracing new technologies in the transportation sector. He said that Uber technologies could improve the quality of transport services that residents of Austin receive.

 

What is The Mobile Authority?

 

The Central Texas Regional Mobile Authority (CTRMA) concentrates on upgrading transport infrastructure in counties such as Travis and Williamson. Its overall goal is to implement inventive, multi-modal transportation solutions that moderate congestion and establish transportation options that boost economic vitality as well as the quality of life. The Mobile Authority has a professional staff managed by Managing Director Mike Heiligenstein. It offers staffing support for unique projects by using private industry contractors.

 

Mike Heiligenstein

 

Mike Heiligenstein is a thought leader committed to changing the face of Williamson County. He landed the managing director role at Regional Mobility Authority after a seven-member CTRMA governing council picked him from three finalists in 2003. Heiligenstein sits on the advisory council of the Texas Transportation Institute. Mike’s board services range from Tunnel, Envision Central Texas, Turnpike Association, and the International Bridge. He obtained his undergraduate-level and two master’s degrees from the Austin-situated University of Texas.

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Mike Baur, a Man of Great Success

Mike Baur is a hard-working middle-aged man, an entrepreneur, who has been a part of tremendous growth in every business that he has been involved with, either as an employee or at the management level. His vast experience in the business world has made him famous across the world. His dedication and positive contributions have seen him achieve tremendous results in the business sector. Currently, Mike is the co-founder and Executive Chairman at Swiss Startup Factory in Switzerland.

Mike developed a passion for banking and finance from an early age, and that passion drove him to make his dream a reality as it became his profession. He graduated with master’s degree from the University of Rochester in New York, and an executive MBA, from the University of Bern. After his education, Mike spent almost 20 years of his career life in Swiss private banking, where through his hard work, dedication, and passion for growth he managed to make his way up to a higher level of an executive Board of Large Swiss Private Bank.

In the year 1992, Mike Baur together with five other employees, founded a company called Scan Source Inc, an international distributor of specialty technology products for businesses. He served as the president of this company since it started. Through his contributions, this company has grown into a big empire with approximately 1200 employees, and 45 branches in North America, South America, and Europe. Mike served as the president of this company until the year 2007. He has also been a member of the board since 1995.

With the experience he had acquired while managing those companies, Mike developed strong entrepreneurial skills, and in the year 2014, together with two other partners, they founded Swiss Startup Company, a privately financed ICT company. Mike has been responsible for fundraising and financing rounds at the company. Swiss Start-up is the leading independent company whose mission is to create companies that interrupt the usual formalities, products, and business model. Mike spends most of his time in this company where he has been supporting Swiss youth entrepreneurship, Swiss startups, financially and by mentoring them.