Felipe Montoro Jens, the infrastructure specialist reported the public private partnerships in the Northeast states in Brail. In the state of Pernambuco there is an effort by Pernambucana Sanitation Company (COMPESA) and the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) is working to increase public private partnerships projects in the sanitation sector in 15 states.
Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens also reported the Light Rail Vehicle Project (VLT) public private partnership in the state of Bahia.The Light Rail Vehicle Project PPP is upgrading 19 miles and 21 stops through the year 2031. The VLT PPP is projected to help 1.5 million people. Learn more about Felipe Montoro Jens at terra.com
There is another public private partnership project building four new prisons in the state of Maranhao, Felipe Montoro Jens reported. In Piaui state, there is public private partnership to upgrade the internet connectivity hardware. Felipe Montoro Jens reported there will be 1,500 new access points installed and fiber optic cables. The Piaui public private partnership internet project will help over 2 million people gain internet access.
Rio de Janeiro has hired the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for 2.3 million Brazilian Real as consultants to assist in the implementation of public private partnerships to expand the early childhood services network. The city is building 20,000 day centers and 40,000 preschools by the year 2020. The private partners are going to be responsible for the construction of the physical buildings of the schools and daycares.
Felipe Montoro Jens reported Infraero is going to auction some the airports they manage to private companies in 2018. Infraero is currently responsible for all the major airports in the country. Felipe Montoro Jens reported Infraero will be selling about 10 to 13 major airports.
Felipe Montoro Jens reported in the capitol city of Belo Horizonte, they are implementing a public private partnership to upgrade the public lighting network. The PPP is scheduled to run until 2020, and is to include upgrading all 182,000 lights from luminary lighting to LEDs. Belo Horizonte’s public private partnership is the largest PPP in the country and has inspired other cities to plan the implementation of similar projects in the future. Read more: http://www.negociosemfoco.com/newsdino/?releaseid=141832
Kevin Seawright is an experienced leader who has worked for many years in the educational system as an administrator. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Rocklands University, where he majored in Accounting, and from Almeda University, where he earned an MBA degree, he began working as a Finance Director in Baltimore’s Department of Housing between the years of 2002 and 2003. From there, he went on to work within Baltimore’s Department of Recreation from 2003 to 2005.
He later became the Chief Operating Officer in the Baltimore school system, where he worked from 2005 until he resigned from it in 2011. Having over 14 years of experience in the financial industry, he also handled the operations at the Newark Economic Development Corporation, and at Baltimore’s Commission on Aging and Retirement. While at the NEDC, Kevin Seawright improved its efficiency by finding ways to retain its employees, and he implemented an innovative accounting system at the Commission on Aging and Retirement that saved the agency over $100,000.
In addition to working within many government organizations, he also became a Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Real Property Solutions in 2015. He has displayed great strategic vision when it comes to leading companies to experience a higher level of growth by using things like team or employee inclusion. His aim has always been to try to transform smaller companies into large organizations, and to turn small cities into large urban centers. Read more at vizualize.me about Kevin Seawright
Kevin Seawright, who also serves as the Interim Director of Operations of Baltimore City Community College, credits his ability to manage finances well to his parents teaching him about the importance of handling money matters when he was very young. He has said that he’s always been aware of the significance of being an active participant in his community, and in government and public education systems. He has memberships in the American Society for Public Administrators, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and the National Association of Black Accountants.
The economy in Brazil is expanding. With business growth higher than ever, many people are excited about different opportunities to invest. Felipe Montoro Jens is a business owner and investor who has numerous plans for the future. He wants to take his commercial projects to a new level.
Felipe Montoro Jens owns several companies in different industries. He was not always a successful business owner. With his first company, he struggled to make the right financial decisions. He would eventually have a ton of debt after a business failure. Instead of giving up, he decided to seek the advice of prominent business leaders in the local area.
One of the most significant issues with starting a company is the financial requirements. Few people have a ton of cash to start a company. Many people work with a bank to take out a business loan.
Felipe Montoro Jens decided to get capital from business investors in Brazil. Getting investment capital from other investors is the best way to eliminate expenses related to debt.
Felipe Montoro Jens used the capital to invest in new products and services for clients. He also developed a website for customers to utilize. A website is a great way to advertise to new customers. Some people buy a ton of products and services online.
Felipe Montoro Jens is excited about the future. He recently invested in a large residential building in a major city. Felipe Montoro Jens is a prominent real estate investor, and he owns various properties in Brazil. He wants to continue expanding his real estate portfolio in the coming years.
Banyan Hill author and former hedge fund manager Paul Mampilly brought up Bitcoin in one of his recent articles in which he talked about the rise in the cryptocurrency in 2017 but says investors should avoid it now. Mampilly said he’s a believer in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and likes where it’s headed in the digital age, but Bitcoin he says became a little too popular in 2017. He says that while investors realized it was part of future currency, too many started buying into it and driving its market price way too high, and as a result a bubble was formed. This is the same kind of bubble that led to the downfall of tech stocks in the 2000 recession and later the housing crash of 2008. Mampilly says if you are interested in investing in digital currency, you should look into another one that he shares in his “Extreme Fortunes” newsletter. Read more about Paul Mampilly on Business Journal.
Paul Mampilly chose to start writing newsletters a couple years ago because his former career in big banks and hedge fund management was something he felt he never fully fit into. He is certainly passionate about investing in the stock market, and he’s repeatedly credited his father for sending him to Montclair State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance. But he mentioned in one interview that if he was to go back and do it all over again, he would probably have learned how to build his own wealth through investing as opposed to doing it the way he did. But he did gain valuable experience from the time he joined Deutsche Bank in 1991 till the end of his tenure at Kinetics International Fund, a big hedge fund that he helped grow to $25 billion in AUM. Mampilly also invested $50 million in stocks during the recession which gained 76% and won a competition at the Templeton Foundation in doing so. Check more reviews on forexvestor.com for more info.
Mampilly had already seen his own portfolio boom when he bought stock in Facebook, Netflix and Sarepta Therapeutics, so he knew when he became a newsletter writer at Banyan Hill that he had a great track record to point to. Writing his newsletters has allowed Mampilly to bring lower income middle class investors into the markets, and it’s also allowed him more flexibility for family and personal time. “Profits Unlimited” was the first newsletter he started which reached over 60,000 subscribers within a month, and he’s since started “Extreme Fortunes” and “True Momentum.” Visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulmampilly
Michael Hagele is currently a member of the Corporate Counsel of several research and development companies in the aerospace, defense, internet and biotechnology industries. He attended college at the University of Iowa, earning a B.A. in Political Science and English, and then went on to attend the law school of the University of California, Berkley. Hagele is an experienced investor and negotiator, having worked as an attorney at Fenwick & West LLP for three years in the Online Commerce and Technology Transactions Group and having gone on from there to become a member of the counsel of BigVine.
Michael Hagele got the idea for his current position while serving as a member of the counsel of several other companies. His experience in these positions made him realize that solo practitioners and small firms could make a great impact on technology-focused businesses by providing useful and high-quality legal services while maintaining a comparatively low price point. Michael Hagele emphasizes when giving advice to others who wish to follow in his footsteps that tenacity is the key, and advises people to challenge assumptions that may have been made about their industry and who is capable of what. He also advises putting the customer first. Being an attorney is high-pressure work, and Michael Hagele says that can bring purpose to the attorney in addition to simply pressuring them. He also says that social media is important for connecting with customers.
Hagele emphasizes the role exercise plays in his daily role, saying that it sharpens the mind and enables one to focus on the task at hand. He rides his bike every afternoon, which enables him to return to his work with a fresh outlook. He says that fresh outlooks are hard to come by if you’re sedentary all day. He focuses on intellectual property and counseling issues in the morning and works on contracts following that. After clearing his mind with exercise, he deals with resolving any client issues and spends time on the phone discussing strategies with investment partners.
All in all, Hagele focuses on working with those interested in the success of their company, not just money, similar to himself. More info here: https://michaelhagele.tumblr.com/
DAMAC Properties is a massive property development agency that takes a clear international approach. Hussaini Sajwani is the businessman who heads things for the large business as well. He’s known as the firm’s Chairman. Although Sajwani was born in the Middle East, he has an All-American educational background. He’s an alumnus of Seattle, Washington’s University of Washington, a renowned public school. His education there was mostly about industrial engineering and economics.
Sajwani created a catering business early in the eighties. The business has soared for decades now. It’s a market powerhouse that handles 200 and counting projects. It provides people with more than 150,000 meals on a daily basis, too. It serves individuals in Africa and the Middle East.
Hussain Sajwani always has a lot to think about and do. It can be difficult for him to discuss average workdays. Things constantly change for him. He takes care of meetings frequently. He has many discussions with the professionals who make up his management crew. These managers inform Sajwani about all of the newest happenings. Hussain Sajwani has many discussions with business partners as well. He makes a point to meet new people all of the time. This entrepreneur makes his family a highlight in life, too. He tries to be around them as much as possible. He believes that this is key to maintaining proper equilibrium in this world.
There are many people who simply adore traveling. Hussain Sajwani without a doubt is one of them. He thinks that traveling has the power to open his eyes and help him view the planet in a fresh light. He has other pastimes that go beyond global travel as well. Sajwani is fond of reading books that go into historical concepts. He loves reading about civilizations that existed long ago. He thinks that paying close attention to them can offer a good amount of insight.
Hussain Sajwani hasn’t always been a real estate dynamo. He had employment with a finance division for a couple of years. This division was part of a much bigger entity. This wasn’t long after he left university.
In January of 20018, DAMAC Properties owner, Hussain Sajwani announced their latest luxury apartment development in Business Bay which overlooks the Dubai Canal. The development is named Reva Residences and contains one and two-bedroom apartments with all of the latest luxuries available and features a concierge that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Business Bay is one of Dubai’s most bustling centers of business and the Reva Residences is right in the middle of the bustle. The spectacular views are some of the best in Dubai and are something every one from a young executive to a retiree can enjoy. There are fabulously beautiful gardens, a swimming pool, gym, sauna room, children’s park, and gorgeous courtyard.
DAMAC Properties is owned by Emirati billionaire Hussain Sajwani, who was named by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s top 10 richest Arabs. As a teenager Hussain managed to secure a scholarship to come to the United States and study at the University of Washington. He graduated from the college with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics and then returned to Dubai in 1981, beginning his career in the finance department of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries. In 1983, Sajwani started his own successful catering business that currently has contracts with the United States Military and Bechtel. The company is currently known as Global Logistics Services and has a reputation as one of the finest catering business in the Middle East.
Sajwani formed DAMAC Properties in 2002 and over the post 16 years it has become one of the largest real estate development companies in the world. DAMAC currently manages a portfolio of over 19,000 properties in the Middle East. The company currently has over 40,000 units that are in the process of being developed. Under the tutelage of Hussain Sajwani, DAMAC is known as having some of the finest properties in its portfolio and is widely regarded all around the world. The company has some of the finest golf courses and hotels in the world, even developing a golf course with one of the best golfers in the world, Tiger Woods.
Jeff Yastine is currently the editorial director of Banyan Hill Publishing, and as an expert in investing, having spent a number of years operating as the anchor for the PBS Nightly Business Report, he recently discussed a few stocks that could potentially challenge for Amazon’s crown. In December of 2017, Mr. Yastine published an article that discussed an impending trend of mergers and acquisitions and revealed that fact that this could present a myriad of lucrative opportunities for investors. This prediction immediately came to fruition, as talks of a partnership between the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer, and Boeing led to an immediate jump in the South American company’s stock price. Learning intimate knowledge of the climate of big-box stores while at PBS, Mr. Yastine immediately shifted his attention to the world of retail.
Kroger is a stock that Jeff Yastine highly recommends looking into, as the grocery chain is currently a very well known entity, operating nearly 3,000 stores in the United States. Although the stock value of Kroger dipped about one-third upon the release of news signifying Amazon’s decision to acquire Whole Foods, Jeff Yastine believed that, due to a number of steps the grocery store chain has taken, they are in prime position to remain competitive. Kroger is currently a substantial supplier of organic foods, and its competition, Whole Foods, has not seen a significant drop in the prices of their goods, despite the acquisition.
Jeff Yastine also recommends looking into eBay, as the auction site is very well-established with a variety of buyers and sellers, and it currently sits near the top among online auction sites. These factors have already put eBay in the position to supplant Amazon in several sectors regarding the retail market, and if a company such as Google were to acquire it, it would form a very potent combination.
The last company on Jeff Yastine’s list of companies to consider investing in is W.W. Grainger, which despite a one-third drop in stock value, already has the infrastructure to provide substantial assets for any company looking to acquire it. Owning its own distribution and storage facilities throughout the United States provides a major benefit for a retailer in prime position to compete with Amazon. Regardless of if a major company chooses to acquire eBay, Kroger, or Grainger, these stocks could still bring an investor significant gains as they already generate notable profits.
Tether is a cryptocurrency exchange that offers a coin, the tether, that is tied to the United States dollar. That’s what’s called a “stablecoin.” Because they are worth the same as one dollar, stablecoins allow cryptocurrencies to buy and sell positions in different cryptocurrencies without having to cash out from the exchange and deposit actual dollars into a bank account, only to withdraw them again. That creates a taxable event involving capital gains, so it’s much easier and less expensive to exchange one crypto asset for another crypto asset for another because that’s a nontaxable like-kind exchange. However, it only works as long as the stablecoin is truly backed up by a US dollar. Read more on bitcoin about Ian King at Banyanhill.
In a recent article for Banyan Hill Publishing, Ian King warns his readers about possible misbehavior on the part of the Tether exchange. According to Tether’s website, the last audit was conducted on September 15. The accounting firm found $443 million to back up 420 billion tethers. That’s great so far. But that accounting firm has since stopped working for Tether. Also, Tether has issued a total of at least 2.2 billion tethers. Do they have $2.2 billion in a bank account to back up those 2.2 billion tethers?
If Tether really has issued more tethers than it has US dollars to back them up, that’s an ironical situation. That’s the kind of money manipulation bitcoin was created to eliminate. Our current paper money began as receipts for gold held by the local goldsmith, before banks were invented. Gold is heavy and subject to theft. In the old days, even a small gold coin was probably worth a lot more than bushels of wheat in a market, dresses in a store or beer in a tavern, making it difficult to spend for such small transactions. Therefore, people let the local goldsmith hold it in secure storage. The goldsmith gave receipts for the amount of gold. When people did business, they would just sign their receipts over to each other because that was easier than taking it out of storage, handing it over to the other party, who then had to put it back in secure storage. So dishonest goldsmiths could issue more receipts than they had gold in storage.
Adam Milstein is excited about what young Jewish-Americans are coming to realize about Israel and their connection to it. He’s Chairman of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) and is connected with many other non-profits. After seeing the IAC’s annual conference this last fall, he noticed a lot of young people engaging in conversations about Israel and patriotism towards it. Most Jewish-Americans and expatriated Israelis weren’t usually giving much thought to Israel some 20 years ago because of distance and what they perceived as a major cultural divide between Israelis living in the nation and those abroad. But the IAC, AIPAC and others are starting to change that attitude through educational initiatives and activities that make Israeli-Americans and Jews feel they’re truly connected to the homeland again.
Adam Milstein says there are three things that bind him and his target groups to Israel and bring unity. He says the first is Israeliness, which includes a deep pride and satisfaction in Israel’s heritage and culture, but also the idea that all Jews and Israelis look out for each other no matter their differences. The second is supporting Israel unconditionally even if you don’t agree with all of its policies and taking a stand against anti-Israeli laws or organizations. The third is the idea that everyone can think outside the box and learn from each other on how life can be. It’s a two-way street with Israeli-Americans integrating into the established Jewish-American community, but also the Israeli-Americans bringing new perspective into it.
Adam Milstein has lived in both Israel and the US and did his military service while still in Israel and fighting in the Yom Kippur War which brought about a major defeat of the Egyptian forces. He has a bachelor’s degree from the Technion, a background in building framing and currently is in real estate at Hager Pacific Properties, a major luxury property broker. His career there has consisted of arranging the financing of property purchases and mediating deals between clients. Along with being Chairman of the IAC and it’s partners, Adam Milstein is also involved with StandWithUs and 12 Tribe Films which have started the annual Inspired By Israel video competition. He’s also an author for the Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. His facebook page