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The New York City real estate market has always been one of the strongest and most dynamic real estate markets in the world. While the residential real estate market in Manhattan has always been strong, it has also always been very competitive as major real estate companies are always having to deal with many more competitors than they would have to in other markets across the country. Because of this, some major real estate companies have decided not to enter the NYC market at all.

One of the largest real estate companies in the United State, Re/Max, has noticeably been inactive in NYC apartments for rent. While Re/Max has not been too active in the city, it appears that the trend is going to change. Re/Max has stated that they intend to start investing more heavily in growing their New York City presence in the near future. This will include opening more offices across the city and hiring hundreds of realtors and brokers.

Re/Max will find that they will have plenty of competition once they open their offices. There are many real estate firms that are new, but have already established a strong presence. One of these firms is Town Residential. Town Residential has been in business for less than ten years, but is already considered one of the best firms in the city. The company is frequently hired by premier real estate developers to be the primary broker for new condos that come online. They also are able to provide marketing and leasing services for new and existing projects.

Town Residential is also well known for their research and knowledge of the marketplace. The company will send out a new newsletter at least once per quarter that discusses current trends in the NYC market. This information is often used by both real estate institutional investors and individual home buyers before making the purchase of a new asset.

Madison Street Capital Reveal Their Performance In 2015 And The Face Of The Hedge Fund Industry Currently.

The recently released 4th edition of the M&A overview of the hedge fund industry was so detailed. Not only did it cover the transaction activity and M&A opportunities in the hedge fund industry but also it shone a light on how the current hedge fund market is. The overview that majorly covered Madison Street Capital, an investment banking firm that operates internationally, and its general performance in the financial services industry in 2015. This overview also compared the 2015 performance to that of 2014 and the expectations of the firm in 2016. In 2014, Madison Street Capital recorded a total of 32 hedge deals and in 2015, this figure increased by 10 to reach 42 hedge fund closed globally. In 2014, the transaction volume was lower by 27% compared to the transaction volume of 2015 as measured by AUM, and this means that the transaction volume increased this year. The fourth quarter of 2015, was the best season of the year for Madison Street Capital as most if its transactions came in at this time. The firm plans that in 2016 it will be able to utilize key drivers in its market strategy to increase deal momentum and increase its M&A transactions.

In 2015, the hedge fund industry was not at its best position. Most of the hedge funds recorded a poor market performance, and this was blamed on the industries poor strategies. Despite this, assets in the hedge fund industry were able to maintain an all time high. Still the performance of hedge fund firms dragged and institutional investors had no option but to make allocations for their investments in other alternative asset management sector. Higher returns that could curb the match rising liabilities was what most of the players in the industry were after. The new capital attraction that was aimed at smaller hedge funds led to operations below optimal portfolio capacity levels for most of this firms. Higher operational costs was a threat to hedge fund managers who were also being challenged by downward feels pressure. Putting all these factors together, strategic alternatives wad the way to go for hedge funds of all sizes.

Madison Street Capital offers strategic and financial to its clients in the hedge fund industry. Their fully integrated solutions for this industry include hedge fund asset management, M&A advisory, portfolio valuation and that is majorly on ASC 820 and IAS 39 compliance, financial restructuring, investment capital introduction and financial sponsor coverage. Madison Street Capital has higher prospects of being even more successful in 2016, as the deal environment is getting stronger in the industry. Structural changes that have a place for buyers and sellers will favor the firms success. We all are waiting for the 5th edition of this overview to see what Madison Street Capital managed to achieve in 2016.

Source: PR.com

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Behind all the denials of applications at Solo Capital, there is a honest truth to why so many people are not given a position at the firm. Sanjay Shah holds the lead position of the CEO at Solo Capital, which means that he has a majority of the say on who is to work within his walls. Whoever acquires a position as the CEO or in the human resource department, they must learn to put empathy behind them to ensure that their company only hires the best employees to work there. This means turning down single mothers and fathers just trying to provide for their family’s and even college students who are seeking their first jobs. Although the decision making process is rather difficult at first, it becomes easier after you have denied a majority of the applications coming into your office. If Sanjay was to show empathy in his position, he could end up losing money due to the lack of knowledge within his employees. To businessmen, this is a risk that is not worth taking.

What Solo Capital looks for in an employee is someone who acquires all the correct educational credentials and most importantly, someone who has the first hand experience to know what they are doing inside of a firm. Even though a persons educational background will teach them all of the rules and guidelines about working in a firm, it does not teach them how a business like Solo Capital is run from the inside. That is why training is provided to all the new employees at Solo Capital. Sanjay, as well as other employees at the firm, are the one’s who will have a sit down with the new employees and discuss the schedule of Solo Capital and show them the ins and outs of the position they just took on. Every firm is different with the way things are run, so having this time to train an employee to know what they are doing at every moment, is extremely crucial to the success of any firm.

Sanjay just so happens to be one of the most knowledgeable businessmen in today’s society, so for him, teaching an employee is something that comes natural. Anyone that is learning from Sanjay is extremely lucky to be able to jot down his tips on working at an investment firm. Sanjay also runs an organization called Autism Rocks outside of Solo Capital  according to globalcitizen which adds on to his list of exceptional credentials. Because of Sanjay’s years of experience within this business, he offers his time to teach college students and other businessmen and women his personal tips on running an investment firm as well as financing and investment advice. If there is anybody in this world who can do a complete walk through on investing funds, it is Sanjay Shah.

Eucatex: A Company With History, Still Growing

Eucatex is a Brazilian company which began in 1951. It grew out of the family plywood business which was begun by Salim Maluf, a Lebanese immigrant. It began as the first company to produce unique fiber panels, liners and insulation made from eucalyptus. Since its inception, Eucatex has had a forward-thinking attitude toward expansion and sustainability. Before the end of the fifties, Eucatex had expanded from one factory in Salto, to having a presence in most of the Brazilian capitals and in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Over the following decades, the company expanded its production to include the manufacture of paints, metals, and mineral materials. By the turn of the century, Eucatex products could be found in countries all over the world. The company was even awarded the prestigious FSC and ISO 9001 certifications for their environmental stewardship and efficiency.

It was in 2005 that Eucatex came under the leadership of Flavio Maluf, currently the CEO and Vice President of the Board. Grandson of the company’s founder, Flavio had been with the company since 1987 before he took over as leader. Having studied abroad in New York, Flavio brought to Eucatex a natural business-savvy and keen executive prowess. He is, additionally, an engineer with a mind for the technical aspects of the business.

At the helm of the company, Flavio Maluf was able to expand further. In 2010, Eucatex began the creation of cutting edge, high-tech materials for doors and partitions, T-HDF and MDF (Thin High Density Fiberboard and Medium Density Fiberboard). Today, they export to 37 countries worldwide, and are a leader in laminate floors, wall partitions, doors, MDP and MDF panels, hardboards and paints and varnishes. They have four, fully modernized factories in Botucatu and Salto, and employ thousands of workers.

It just goes to show that innovation and sustainability are not opposed to tradition and expansion. This kind of well-rounded approach is only possible with leadership from executives like Flavio Maluf, who sits at the helm of two companies (Eucatex and GrandFoods). He continues to ply his entrepreneurial spirit, even from a place of stability. Thus, a company as storied as Eucatex follows its original mission, remains a family business, and yet can also continue to innovate and stay at the forefront of an ever-expanding industry.