Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Weathering Decline Of Property Boom In New York City

TOWN Residential is a top tier real estate firm that deals majorly with selling, leasing, marketing of luxury apartments as well as leasing property developments. Its offices are located in convenient and accessible areas in New York City’s neighborhoods. TOWN Residential Company was founded in the year 2010 by Andrew Heiberger and is co-chaired by Joseph Sitt. Over the years TOWN Residential has established a culture of excellence making it unrivaled in the real estate industry on in New York. This is seen by the number of accolades the firm has received, notably among them Top 50 best places to work for in New York City and also Best Firm to work.

TOWN Residential representatives are qualified professionals, and excellent service is assured to all clients served by them. They have a wealth of knowledge in real estate industry matters informed by proper and current research. The management of TOWN Residential is excellent creating a positive work atmosphere for employees and welcoming atmosphere for clients. Clients looking for apartments in New York are now in luck because coupled with excellent service of TOWN Residential; vacancies are on an increase.

According to a Zero Hedge release Submitted by Tyler Duden on 12th November 2015, there is a surge in vacant houses in New York unlike any surge seen in the last nine years. A survey conducted by Miller Samuel Inc. and brokerage firm Douglas Elliman shows a rise in vacancy rates to 2.87 percent in November 2015, higher than a rate of 2.31 percent reported at around the same time last year, the highest rate ever reported since August 2006. The average rent price also rose by 3.9 percent to $ 3361 in November while leasing prices shot up by 18 percent, the highest in June 2009.These statistics show that tenants are increasingly unaccepting of costly rent. While there has been no difference in conditions causing rent prices to go up, customers are now more unwilling to pay higher prices. Landlords have been forced therefore to choose either between decreasing their rent and continuing to have vacancies, and the highest number of concessions has been seen since 2011. On the other hand, the average price of luxury apartments fell by 1.4 percent to $ 8537. TOWN Residential uses a unique formula for marketing and leasing property whatever the price point by use of online and print media and industry syndication and, therefore, the firm would serve their clients efficiently at this critical time in the industry.

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The Lacrosse Player Who Became More Than That

Jon Urbana was a former pro lacrosse player and currently is an entrepreneur. His entrepreneurial work is as a business developer with Ellipse USA, which is an IPL and Laser technologies company. He is from Denver, Colorado and he still holds lacrosse camps throughout his home state. Denver, Colorado is still where Jon calls home.

Jon’s Charity Work
Jon Urbana supports a Go Fund Me campaign for Earth Force that is all for clean environment. Earth Force is a charity that is focused on educating kids and youth on environment issues and how it’s important to care for the environment. One hundred percent of the donations to this campaign go directly to Earth Force. He also supports charities for animals, and the campaign released these videos among others to drum up a stronger base of financial backers.

The Professional and Current Lacrosse Career of Jon Urbana
Jon played lacrosse at Villanova University in the NCAA Division. He played from 2001 until 2005 and was the CAA Defensive Player of the Year. Currently he incorporates lacrosse into his life by being a coach and co-founder of the Next Level Lacrosse Camp. The camp or lacrosse workshops at the Next Level Lacrosse Camp are held in Colorado.

Jon’s Music Pursuits
Jon Urbana started his music pursuits with just Ableton software and a guitar. Jon maintains and creates music that he has uploaded onto Twitter and SoundCloud. Most of it is a bizarre experimental combination of electronic, remixes, jazz and even some folk and rock pieces. He seems to delight in experimenting as much as possible with his music, often pairing pictures such as Earth Temple to accompany his songs.

Earth Temple – credit: Jon Urbana

Jon Urbana’s Flying Interest
Jon Urbana took an interest in aviation and learned to fly as a bit of a hobby. He holds a Federal Aviation Administration’s Airman Certification. His Federal Aviation Administration license is A5119166.

You can also get in touch with Jon through a number of different websites. Here are a few more places you may be able to reach him:

  1. Jon Urbana’s Facebook account
  2. Jon Urbana on CrunchBase
  3. Personal website –
  4. A Yahoo Answers question about Urbana

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Marcio Alaor: Banco de Minas Gerais S.A. Changing Course


Second Union, 17 Bank Employees That Occupied Executive Positioned Layed Off By Ricardo Guimaraes; Among Them, The Former Rural Bank and Athletic-MG Ex-President Nelio Brant

The recent downgrade in the credit rating immediately started to shake up things in BMG circles. In fewer than twenty days following the credit downgrade by Fitch, BMG president Ricardo Guimarães decided to layoff seventeen key employees which held executive positions as documented by the Workers Union for Banks operating in the Belo Horizonte region. Nelio Brant, the former director of the Rural Bank and former director of Atletico-MG was layed off.

The downgrade of BMG occurred following the merger with Schahin bank in April of the previous year, for the amount of R $250 million. A government guarantee fund assisted in the final negotiation of the agreement because the Schahin family which had problems financing the deal. When the deal was first announced, market participants had difficulties understanding the reason the deal was made.

Izamara Archangel published in the newspaper Nowdays:

Banco BMG Performance (MZ Web)

In the opinion of Fitch rating agency, BMG profitability should be lower than its competitors in the near term, because the ability to generate liquid capital by the bank will be blunted due to the rise in operating expenses and outstanding loans. Twenty days following their credit rating downgrade by Fitch, BMG, a market leading bank for payroll loans in the country, began an organizational process of changing leadership roles starting at the executive level of the institution. As reported by the Bank Union serving the Belo Horizonte Area, seventeen executives who were employed at the corporate headquarters were let go last week.

Among the executives let go is Nelio Brant as confirmed by Márcio de Araújo Alaor the vice president at BMG. However, Brant said he will continue to assist the bank in a consultant role. Market analyst believe that the layoffs have sparked a fierce war in the consumer lending market. The state banks have lowered interest rates in order to bolster the government’s ability to put pressure on the financial market to lower bank interest rates.

Márcio de Araújo Alaor is currently the vice president at BMG. He has been instrumental in the banks expansion into the payroll loan business. De Araújo Alaor has received much notoriety in Brazil for his contributions to his community including a food court named in his honor.

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A Look at the Legacy and Achievements of Ricardo Guimarães of BMG


Managing a company in a highly competitive market is something many have not been able to achieve, and this is attributed to the fact there are endless challenges that one is expected to handle. With modern technology, managing a business has become easier for many individuals and this has helped create better and competitive products. This implies those who are not well prepared will have no chances at making profits and attaining progress. This has also been witnessed in the banking sector, especially with the Brazilian market. Many banks have invested in this highly competitive market due to the customer base that is available for all. BMG is among the few banks that have been able to capture a part of the Brazilian market with different unique products. As part of their marketing, they have signed a commercial agreement with tennis player Marcelo Melo, who will receive support as he prepares for the 2016 Olympics competitions.

Ricardo Guimarães, in an article posted here confirms that BMG is committed to ensuring Marcelo receives all materials that are necessary to allow him get adequate preparation. Ricardo Guimarães has also expressed hope that the player will be in a good position to defend his victory in the upcoming competitions. Previously, Marcelo had won several titles and this has been among factors that motivated BMG to offer him support so he can build his career to international levels.

According to Ricardo Guimarães, the agreement will offer financial and material support and will also ensure Marcelo is given good conditions for training. This is among few projects Ricardo Guimarães has pioneered to ensure the company gives back to the society. Ricardo Guimarães also confirms that they might continue with the relationship even after the competitions early 2016.

It is worth to note the fact that Ricardo Guimarães is among professionals who have stepped up to offer support for sporting activities. He is a well rounded professional with a business background that offers him an opportunity to manage even the most complicated duties.

His website also allows you to learn that Ricardo Guimarães has been in the world of business for more than 10 years and his contribution to ensuring there is a change in BMG has been vital. He is a creative individual committed to offering unique services that will help make the lives of other people in the society better while at the same time developing BMG.

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Importance of World Escape London

My girlfriends and I wanted a weekend away in London and had trouble finding an affordable accommodation in our desired area, Covent Garden. While surfing the net, I found London Vacation Rentals website. And I am so glad I did!

What impressed me was that I was able to narrow accommodation by neighborhood and price range. With a few clicks, I had a selection of properties to choose from, all gorgeous and in our desired location. The booking process was simple and secure. Within seconds, I had our accommodation booked. I immediately received a confirmation email with more details about our accommodation.

The expectations about how I was to find and leave the property were clear and simple to follow. There were no surprises. Checking in was an absolute breeze. We had no trouble finding the place, thanks to the clear directions provided. When we saw our “weekend home,” we were impressed. The apartment I booked was light and airy and clean. The bath and kitchen were spotless. The lounge was absolutely gorgeous, with a comfortable sofa and two chairs and a fluffy rug on the floor. It was perfect, better than its pictures on the website. For convenience, I had clicked “supplies” when booking and asked for tea, milk and coffee. And there they were, in the kitchen, waiting for us. I was delighted that we wouldn’t have to go to the shops for those and could instead start enjoying our weekend immediately. We dropped off our bags and set out to explore a bit of London.

We were able to book a property on a quiet street yet within walking distance of Covent Garden Marketplace and a tube station close by. Taking the tube saved a lot of money, money we later spent in the pubs, of course!

Knowing that our accommodation was safe and well appointed made it easier to enjoy our weekend. I was sorry to see my weekend end but glad that I have bookmarked the London Vacation Rentals web site. I will definitely be using it again for my next weekend in London!

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Coriant, The Leader Of Innovative Networking Solutions

Coriant was established in March 2013 when it was formed by Marlin Equity Partners after establishing independence from Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Optical Networks, and merging with Tellabs and Sycamore Networks. Coriant sells hardware and software for optical transmission in the network backbone for voice, mobile and data networks. Coriant is a highly reputed developer and supplier of progressive networking solutions to accommodate the necessitations of networking operators which include 500 customers in over 100 countries. Coriant markets include fixed line and mobile service providers, electric utility companies, content providers, government agencies, large enterprises and naval network operators. Holding more than 1,800 patents in technological inventions and achievements, the products that Coriant has conceptualized are Packet Optical Transport Solutions Integrated Optical Planning Solutions, Intelligent Network Management, Cross Connect/TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) Solutions, MSPP (or Multiservice Provisioning Platform) Solutions, Optical LAN and Broadband Access.

Shaygan Kheradpir, Coriant Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the board, became a part of the inventive lifeblood of Coriant, after his brief tenure with private equity firm, Marlin Equity Partners. Shaygan is a highly acclaimed business and technology leader with over 28 years of executive experience in telecom, technology, and financial services industries Shaygan Kheradpir was born in London, England, on December 19th, 1960. He attended Cornell University in New York, earning a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy in electrical engineering. Kheradpir’s career related experiences consist of: CEO at Juniper Networks, January – November 2014; COO of Barclay’s Bank, January 2011 – January 2014; CTO and CIO for Verizon, January 2000 – December 2010.

Kheradpir’s education, knowledge and experience in business and technology is advantageous and instrumental for Coriant to sustain their position of integrity and inception in the technological field that has become saturated with competition. To triumph over the competition as he has demonstrated in the past, Kheradpir will implement the development of revolutionary and efficient products, network architectures, operations, and service creation to favor Coriant customers with streamlined networking solutions in service capabilities, automation, and programmability. Kheradpir excels at the designing and inventing of new solutions which will progress into the materialization and commencement of new products that will oblige their present customers’ technological needs and will undoubtedly gain more customers, increasing their present consumer base and edging out their competition.

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Getting Great London Vacation Rentals By Going On World Escape

Going to London can be a great experience, and there is a lot to see in the city. However, there are numerous different sections of the city. There is a great deal of variation between different areas of the city. For this reason, it is important to pay close attention to where you will be staying. You want to make sure that where you are staying is comfortable and has the appropriate amenities. You also want to make sure that it has enough space for your whole group, if you are traveling with a group of people.

World Escape is a place where it is possible to find rentals that suit your individual needs. On the website, there is a search feature. Using this search feature, you can find rentals in a specific part of the city of London. You can also narrow down your search by price range and the size of the rental. This can make it possible to find a place that suits your needs. Another factor to consider is the type of lodging. You can narrow the search down to hotels, condos, hostels, or short term apartments. It is also possible to find other categories of lodging, such as cottages. You are also able to narrow down your search by the days that you will be staying.

It is possible to be very specific with what you look for using World Escape. The website allows you to filter for quite a number of very detailed variables. For instance, if you would prefer something on a lower floor, you can plug that into the search engine. You can plug in any floor number to look for. In addition, you can look for extra amenities, such as continental breakfast, jacuzzis, ice machines, and a dishwasher. Additionally, it is possible to narrow down your search by the type of views that can be seen out the window.

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