Mall Giant Westfield Corp Adding Apartments to Portfolio

Real Estate / November 8, 2016

Westfield Corporation is best known for it’s high-end shopping malls. They currently have malls in the UK, US, and Italy. The 35 malls comprise almost 6,500 retail shops which produced $16 billion in sales for 2015. They are now (slowly but surely) entering into the residential real estate development arena. Can a company known for delivering a quality, high-brow, retail experience to consumers, also provide the comfort, safety, and convenience of home-life? New Growth Potential According to their own website, Westfield is eager to polish their portfolio by, “…exploring opportunities in new markets.” This year, Westfield has been approved to build apartment complexes in the UK and the US. While …..

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Will AT&T’s Bid for Time Warner Succeed?

Business / October 31, 2016

AT&T’s blockbuster bid for Time Warner Inc. might be a boon for investment bankers, lawyers and lobbyists, but it is anyone’s guess whether investors, employees and consumers ultimately would benefit from the combination. Since the $85.4-billion deal was unveiled last weekend, AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson and Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeffrey Bewkes have extolled the advantages of marrying the nation’s second largest wireless phone provider with a leading entertainment company, which owns such assets as HBO, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network and the Warner Bros. film and TV studio in Burbank. AT&T estimated that it could achieve $1 billion in cost savings in three years after buying Time Warner. …..

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Secure Your Retirement With Rental Properties

Real Estate / October 27, 2016

Retirement can be some of the best years of your life if you have planned for it properly. By proper planning, think mainly about your financial situation in retirement. Way too often people will work their entire lives only to realize they do not have enough income to truly enjoy their retirement and will have to keep working in order to simply pay their bills.  I.R.A. and a 401k type retirement accounts will certainly be a big part of your retirement income but the one retirement strategy that never fails and has worked for many is to invest in real estate early in life. Why Rental Property? There are several …..

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Are Canvas Grocery Bags Really Better for the Environment?

Environment News / September 30, 2016

Canvas bags might actually be worse for the environment than the plastic ones they are meant to replace. In 2008, the UK Environment Agency (UKEA) published a study of resource expenditures for various bags: paper, plastic, canvas, and recycled-polypropylene tote bags. Surprisingly, the authors found that in typical patterns of use and disposal, consumers seeking to minimize pollution and carbon emissions should use plastic grocery bags and then reuse those bags at least once—as trash-can liners or for other secondary tasks. Conventional plastic bags made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE, the plastic sacks found at grocery stores) had the smallest per-use environmental impact of all those tested. Cotton tote bags, by …..

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History of Westfield Corp

BusinessReal Estate / August 9, 2016

History Founded by John Saunders and Frank Lowy, Westfield Corp originated in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia in July of 1959. It was floated on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1960 and expanded into New South Wales (where it has 5 centres), Victoria, and Queensland. In 1977, it set up shop in the U.S, and by 2005, it had centres in 15 U.S. States throughout the country. In the 1990s, the company bought and rebranded Fletchers stores in New Zealand. In 2007, Westfield opened a new New Zealand centre. It is still listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, but split into two entities (Scentre Group and Westfield Corp). It …..

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Washington D.C. Executive Recruiters

Business / June 24, 2016

Washington D.C. is a very high paced and competitive place to start a career; especially when it comes to placing high-profile executives like Gary Burnison. Forbes ranks Washington D.C. has the number one competitive job market in the United States, which means a person needs an executive recruiting team by their side to help aid in their career search. Lucas Group Executive Recruiters: Lucas Group has self-proclaimed themselves as one of the most trustworthy executive recruiting firms in the Washington D.C. area. They developed in the 1970’s in Atlanta GA, and eventually were about to expand to larger metro areas, which included Washington D.C. They pride themselves on having a …..

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Miami’s Leading Business Women

Business / May 26, 2016

Jackie Soffer is CEO and Co-Chairman of real estate development giant Turnberry Associates and she is married to Craig Robins. She’s in charge of the company’s hospitality, retail, and office divisions. This includes South Florida’s Aventura Mall, the area’s largest super-regional shopping center.

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Oil Prices Break $50 Barrier

Business / May 26, 2016

While the recovery to $50 is good news for oil companies like Chevron (CVX) and countries like Nigeria that depend on oil revenue, prices are still painfully low. Crude was well above $100 a barrel as recently as two years ago.

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