The difference between career success and failure

Succeeding in business is no accident. There are some people that become successful while others lose ground. There is a reason for the great divide between success and failure, but most people do not realize what the differences are. The following highlights the things that will ultimately contribute to success in the business world. Write Your Goals Down and Reflect on the Goals That Have Been Accomplished It is important to have goals written down from the start. It is not enough to have some thoughts in mind. The goals that a person is trying to accomplish should be written down. This is the only way to truly study goals. When one studies the goals that they have created there will be more time to reflect on what has been accomplished and what is still ahead. People in business will often get motivation as they look at the goals they have accomplished. They will feel like they have a purpose. This will lead them to gain momentum for other goals that lie ahead. 90% of Life is Just Showing Up According to David Leuschen, the CEO of Riverstone Holdings, 90% of life is just about showing up. He has stated that it is important to pick a career. Once the career has been selected it is important to stick with the career choice that has been made and see it through. Leuschen believes that a person that takes the time to learn their area of expertise will eventually see a breakthrough. They just have to be willing to keep showing up and putting in the effort to get the job...

Key NYC Real Estate Dealings Give Farkas Empire Great Presence in New York

Farkas empire is a new real estate conglomerate that includes a world famous commercial realty company and renowned subsidiaries such as NAI Global, and a well-established EVO Real Estate Company in New York. In addition, the empire has 165 companies in 204 cities globally. In the last Annual General Meeting, the stakeholders making EVO the headquarters of the New York based empire was a unanimous decision. The CEO, Andrew Farkas, collaborated with C-III Capital and Partners to spearhead the acquisition of NAI at the end of 2012. The main role of NAI is to provide personalized brokerage services to a vast array of clients from all parts of the globe. NAI has been instrumental in the provision of such services and its efforts have been a key contributor to the growth of this company. However, meeting the needs of the ever-expanding New York clientele has been a daunting task. As a result, the CEO decided to consolidate this group of companies into a single conglomerate without losing its global standards. New York presents one of the most lucrative opportunities in the global real estate arena and any firm that meets the needs of this demanding clientele will not only gain the iconic status, but will also shape the future of the global real estate economy. While other companies are looking to strengthen their constituent subsidiaries and networks, Andrew Farkas has taken on a new approach. He believes that by consolidating the different cogs into a single wheel, the conglomerate will achieve more as a whole without compromising the efforts of a single subsidiary. For example, with the help of...

Essential Tips for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, you will blaze your trail. There will be no career guides, maps or counselors to guide an entrepreneur from one level to the next. Entrepreneurs have to make it up as they go. Most people venture into businesses as a way of satisfying deep motivations to offer valuable services and do well financially. Running your venture requires you to make difficult decisions, face intense competition and work round the clock. The rewards are equally good. However, if you want to make it in business, a few steps are essential. As an entrepreneur, look into the following steps that will help you to achieve success in your venture. Do not just sell or produce anything you want. You must have the market for your goods and services and sell your products at a fair price. You can carry out research to understand your niche market and identify various ways of providing the service or product at a cost that is affordable to your market. A big idea will take you places. When things fall apart on the path to your success in business, your vision will keep you moving. A big idea is a north star for an entrepreneur, and it helps entrepreneurs to navigate and orient through the darkness. You require plans that outline your marketing plans among other things. A good business plan will give the structure to the setup of your venture. You get the basis of analyzing the financial side of your business and make any necessary adjustments. A business plan will help you map out major landmarks as well as define your...

Westfield Shopping Malls Continued Growth

Westfield Corporation, an Australian real estate group managed in the United States is the global leading shopping center enterprise with emblematic wholesale extended branches in London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, encompassing 34 locations around the world. It was created in 2014 when the company detached from its Australia and New Zealand business which still remain listed on the Australian Stock Market Exchange as the Scentre Group (SCG). In 2015 400 million consumers shopped at Westfield Malls over $16 Billion in assets was accumulated in lucrative commercial sales. Westfield malls are exceedingly profitable with a firm franchise worth and have the power to captivate the world’s major wholesale universal brand names. And they play a crucial role in the impact on the community, and in the financial structure. Their plan of action is to produce and possess retail targets in major locations by encompassing food, fashion, relaxation, entertainment and implementing state of the art technology to advance the union between retailers and consumers.¬†Quite a few of these shopping centers are acquired for investment purposes in collaboration with established financial corporations. Westfield Corporation constantly modifies its portfolio by reconstructing current centers, obtaining new ones and researching new potential ventures. They govern and navigate every facet of their operations, from conception and design all through structure development, administration, marketing and leasing with their abiding assurance that their malls undoubtedly always meet the current specifications in every aspect. and assumptions of today’s retailers and shoppers. Frank Lowy, one of the company’s founders is an Israeli financier born in Czechoslovakia in 1930. Previously he was the Chairperson of Scentre Group,the proprietor and...

C-III acquires Resource America

A major change has occurred in the real estate market. Recently, Resource America announced that it would be sold to C-III Capital Partners. C-III is a commercial real estate services company that engages in several different business activities. They issue special and primary loans, the manage funds, they invest, and they participate in multifamily property management. Their business is extremely lucrative, and Resource America will be an amazing addition to the C-III portfolio. Resource America was bought for just $9.78 a share, for a total of $207 million. Resource America’s Board carefully considered the bid and unanimously agreed to the bid. The price per share was more than reasonable, and their investors should be extremely happy. C-III should benefit considerably from adding Resource America to their business. Resource America was known for asset management, and they had a huge portfolio. The currently manage an REIT, four non-traded REITs, and a couple other investment companies. They were talented at raising capital via their independent broker-dealer network. Currently, C-III manages $3.8 billion for their institutional investors. Their mortgage origination business has created $4.5 billion worth of commercial real estate loans since 2010. This company is a major player in the real estate market. The leadership of Resource America was extremely pleased with the transaction. Jonathan Z. Cohen, the President of Resource America, was extremely proud of the value that they received for their shareholders. He feels that this deal will position the companies to make money for years to come. He feels that the company should continue making quality investment products for several years to come. The leadership at C-III was...

How Legg Mason Merger Will Increase Cooperative Benefit

Mergers and acquisitions are a fact of business in the financial sector. Companies collaborate, see opportunity and merge into something entirely different all the time. Sometimes this is a weaker company with shaky financials being taken over, and sometimes it is a collaboration of opportunity that makes both companies stronger. In recent news as reported by PR newswire, EnTrust and Permal Group have been working their way through a merger agreement that is soon to be finalized. These two companies alone are powerhouses in alternative asset management. As a combined force they will become the largest alternative asset management firm. The Chairman will be Gregg Hymowitz, founder of EnTrust Capital. This merger will be a very positive move for both companies. To begin with there will be significant cost savings. These savings will be to the tune of about 35-40 million dollars a year. This merger also brings the brightest talents and a global reach to the combined company. Clients will also enjoy many perks from the two companies becoming one. To start with, they will have a wider base of instruments to choose from when investing their money. There will be more than 150 investment opportunities using more than 18 varying strategies. The merger will bring about the merging of two companies worth of employees. This will give every client the ability to have a global reach and get more out of their money. The collaboration of employees will also mean that service can be more intensely customized. This will allow for products and services to evolve quicker to meet client needs. This merger is seen as an...

NY Real Estate Investment Pays Off

The on-line investment portal Cadre has recently succeeded in raising an additional 50 million dollars in its second funding round. Its first round funding netted it over 18 million making the total amount of money raised at over 68 million dollars. With this amount, Cadre, along with its impressive resume of partners, has positioned itself as the go-to real estate investment vehicle for institutions, endowments, and high net worth individuals. Launched by Jared and Joshua Kushner, this vehicle’s main goal is to allow institutional investors and other qualified parties to put their money into specific real estate deals rather than to limit their choice only to group funds or real estate investment trusts. The reason for this is that these grouped investments just won’t allow the kinds of high returns available with specific individual real estate deals. Who are the principals that started and now run Cadre and what are their backgrounds? The Kushner brothers, Jared and Josh, are leaders in the fields of technology and real estate investing. Jared Kushner is the principal owner of Kushner Properties, a real estate holding and development company while Josh Kushner is the creator and Managing Partner of the investment firm Thrive Capital. He is also the co-developer of Oscar Insurance a new technology grounded insurance company based in New York. The two brothers together with their colleague Ryan Williams have now created and are principally behind the funding of real estate investment platform Cadre. Its acting CEO, Ryan Williams has a background in real estate private equity with the Blackstone Group and also with Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, he worked in...

New York’s Polystyrene Problem

Recently Judge Margaret Chan overturned the New York foam ban that restricted he use of foam containers, stating they could be recycled in a cost effective way.