Ideamensch is a business blog that likes to interview business and investment gurus to find out how they got the ideas for their businesses, and how they generate ideas from day to day. In this interview they sit down with Adam Milstein, a leader in the Jewish business world and a political activist who promotes pro-Israel causes.
Adam Milstein is a real estate investor and advisor who helped start Hager Pacific Properties. He is also a philanthropist who founded the Milstein Foundation to give back to the Jewish community.
According to Milstein’s interview, he had gotten the idea for Hager Pacific Properties because he felt none of the other job opportunities being offered to him matched his personality or experience. His day is not one that consists of any general structure, but it does consist of attaining assets and being involved in philanthropic activities.
Adam Milstein believes in always following up with every activity in order to be a successful entrepreneur, and he uses Constant Contact as a way to keep track of all his leads.
According to Jewish Journal, Adam Milstein has lived in both Israel and the US, born to a family that immigrated to Israel when it was just becoming a nation-state. His father fought in the war of independence before settling down to become a building framer, and his mother was a home maker.
Adam is the oldest of three sons, and he traveled with his family during his early childhood to different areas of Israel due to his father’s job. He joined the military when he came of age and fought under Ariel Sharon’s command in the Yom Kippur War. When his military service expired, he returned home and married Gila Elgrably, and later got his degree from the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology.
Adam Milstein got his MBA from USC in the early 1980s, and then met David Hager who he helped found Hager Pacific Properties with. He and Gila started the Milstein Foundation in 2000 and also founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a Hebrew language publishing company along with it.
Adam is also Chairman of the Board on other organizations such as Birthright Israel, StandWithUs, Israeli-American Council (IAC) and Israel on Campus Coalition.
First of all, what is Fabletics and how is it one of the most popular active-wear brands around? Fabletics is an e-commerce company with Kate Hudson as one of the heads at the helm. It works as a type of subscription program where customers who sign up for VIP status get deals on the high quality active clothing.
Their clothing is made out of high-quality materials to ensure that they are long-lasting, wearable, and comfortable. Fabletics also does a great job with their styles, offering consumers a variety of attractive active-wear that can be worn not only for sports or exercise, but other activities as well. Fabletics even includes a line of dresses that are as comfortable as they are attractive.
Fabletics is popular for being a company that is friendly and personable which allows customers to feel that they are taken care of and that their doubts and concerns will be addressed. Some people mistrust shopping online, but the way that Fabletics is designed makes sure that no one ends up under the bus.
How have Kate Hudson and the company become the successful e-store they are today and how did she take on Amazon? What techniques or methods have made Fabletics the success it?
One of the ways that Fabletics does it right is with their technique of “reverse showrooming.” What reverse showrooming is, essentially, in Fabletics is where they show their items online and have the majority of their sells online, where customers already feel a part of something and happily purchase with them.
Browsing for items online at a site where one knows that they can get good deals makes Fabletics a unique company that has given Amazon a run for its money. From the time they started out where they may have faced opposition to now when they are one of the top active-wear providers online, Fabletics is doing it right.
Whether they go into a store to buy or they purchase online, due to the excellent customer service provided by Fabletics and the easy-to-navigate membership, they don’t lose customers who only browse the cute outfits only to buy them somewhere else.
Kate Hudson has not only proven that she is a star actress with a personable personality and attractive features, but she is also a genius at what she does with Fabletics. More companies should sit up and take a paper out of her book.
Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others, especially expressed by generous donations of money to good causes. Jason Hope, from Scottsdale Arizona, wanted to make philanthropy a main focus for him and what he could provide for the people.
Since he wanted to dedicate so much time and effort into it he put a huge focus on helping the SENS Research foundation. This is a foundation that focuses on funding work at universities across the world. They mainly focus on regenerative medicine related to age- related diseases. Jason Hope had inspiration from events that had happened in his own life and he wants to create a better quality of living for mankind.
Most medicine look at disease’s like Alzheimer’s or liver disease after they have happened, but with Jason working with the SENS Foundation he is hoping they can stop those diseases from even starting. He gives four steps to direct you in making the best decision when pursuing philanthropy.
First, you need to discover your passion and what drives you everyday to want to make a difference in the world. When thinking of these ideas it is best to write them down and see out the same organizations that have the same common goal and desire.
Next, you would need to figure out whether you would want to make a difference local, national, or international. There is many national organizations that offer local chapters people can participate with.
Third, people have to figure out how much time, money, or both is going to involved in this project. Finding the right resources and people can help the time being used in the process and make it easier for everyone to work towards the common purpose.
Money is about finding the right funds or possibly donations that can be provided whether it’s from an organization or a personal donator. Finally, the research and reaching out to the community, family, friends, and organizations is key in developing everything.
More people in the world need to see things and help like Jason Hope does and wants to. Working on preventing these age-altering disease’s before they start to affect people can help the world of medicine develop into so much more and help our world.
Learn more about Jason Hope.
According to the Dallas PRNewswire on 9th September 2016, NextBank Capital Inc, a Dallas-based firm offering financial services announced an increase in its private placement of senior unsecured notes to $ 75 million. On average, the increase is estimated to be $25 million from the previous amount published in 2016, March the 18th. The firm will use the profits to give capital growth to its banking subsidiary and core purposes. Acting as the primary agent insole placement, Sandler O’Neil and Partners L.P provided notes during the procession.
Notable is the non-callable notes have a stated maturity dating March 16th, 2026. They bear an interest rate of 5.50% spread over five years with a floating rate of three months earning a LIBOR of 435.5 points. The notes have recently upgraded from BBB-to BBB with a stable outlook. John Holt, the chief executive officer and president of NexBank Capital Inc adds that the further participation in the senior notes provides recent Kroll rating upgrades reflecting the financial support of communities.
In his speech, Matt Siekielski, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of NextBank Capital Inc says the firm is pleased with the huge demand from new investors. The demand paved way to increased offering. The debt placement is tailored to suit recent capital raise and equity in six months.
About NextBank Capital Inc
NextBank Capital Inc is a financial services firm providing clients with three core services namely:
• Commercial Banking
• Mortgage Banking
• Investment Banking
NexBank provides leading financial firms, institutional clients, individuals and corporations with first customized financial and banking services. Nexbank’s mission includes successful leadership and commitment to customers through striving to deliver exceptional value at every available opportunity. NexBank provides clients with unique access to innovative and solutions tailored to by a team of professionals with successful experiences. NexBank has been serving the banking community since 1922.
The Williamson County Growth Summit in Austin, Texas focused on issues such as traffic that would arise as the county sees an increase in population and development. A major panel during the conference included the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority director, Mike Heiligenstein, an Uber Texas representative, and a public transit planner and developer from a private firm called Argo Design. It also included the founder of transportation information company, Ridescout LLC that is based in the area.
These major panel experts discussed some of the major challenges that would effect Williamson County residents as the county sees an increase in people living there. There was cause for optimism as well. Many solutions were proposed including a highly creative and ambitious one proposed by a transportation designer from Argo Design. The plan from the company was to construct an aerial gondola system that would zip commuters across Austin. Such a plan would bypass street traffic altogether. It would also help ease traffic and provide pedestrians a safer and possibly quicker alternative to navigating downtown Austin. Such a plan does have serious limitations though.
Uber’s Texas representative, said that his firm is ready to partner with public transport to provide first and last mile solutions. In other words, he believes Uber can help transport riders of mass transit to and from the bus stops in communities throughout Central Texas including Williamson county towns. One of the obstacles to getting people to use public transportation, he argued is the difficulty of getting to and from the public transportation stops on time, comfortably and reliably. Uber he says can meet and provide this crucial service and thus, help ease traffic congestion.
Mike Heiligenstein of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority offered the most practical solutions to easing traffic. Mr. Heilgenstein had served as a representative of Williamson County for many years before he was appointed to the CTRMA board as director. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is the actual organization that plans, funds and contracts out construction work to private firms for the building of roads.
The solutions offered by Mike Heiligenstein include expanded heavily used roads leading into and out of Austin, Texas. This he said should greatly ease the commuter rush hour traffic that occurs in the area. He also argued for increased public transportation services such as buses. The roads should also be made smarter, such as with the addition of a bus only lane.
I was first introduced to the Magnises membership by a guy I’m dating, and it was only because I accidentally went to a party that I thought was for my friend, and it turned out to be an exclusive Magnises event on elitedaily.com. Needless to say, I was turned away because I wasn’t a member, which made me feel kind of left out. The guy saw me leaving and came out to talk to me, and we ended up in a conversation where he actually explained what the event was. Curious, I decided to try out the Magnises membership for myself.
I continued seeing the guy, and we ended up going to a lot of Magnises events together, which is one of the best things that the membership offers. With only a fee of $250 per year, I get to enjoy being a Magnises member as well as doing things and going places that no other memberships would allow me to go. With my gym membership, I was allowed to go into the gym to use equipment, but it didn’t allow me to get a private trainer that didn’t cost me a fortune, but my Magnises membership allowed me this luxury.
A hot party was going on in the Hamptons, and I’ve literally only been to a couple parties in the Hamptons, so I was anxious to go because I heard that there were tables exclusively for Magnises members. I attended the event and can’t remember the last time I had so much fun, and yes, my boyfriend was with me. I love when I go to different restaurants or bars and am able to get free bottles. Many of the restaurants I attend will give me discounts because of my Magnises membership too.
I added the ClubPass to my membership, which is one of their great lifestyle perks that was added in 2016. Since the pass allows me entrance to just about any club on Crunchbase that I can think of in New York City, I have been to one club after another that I’ve never been to before because I may have been turned away from that club at one point or another in the past. Having the Magnises Black Card has made all the difference in how I see nightclubs, especially since I’m never turned away at the door.
Another asset to my account is the HotelPass because my boyfriend and I like to stay at The Dream Hotel. This hotel is fabulous because it’s not only luxurious but also offers us a great room for only $79 a night, which is over a $150 discount off of their regular price. The HotelPass is great because it also allows me to get discounts on hotels in other countries, not just hotels I frequent in and around New York City. I just can’t get over how great the Magnises membership is and how easily I could have passed it up if I had not met my boyfriend on that fateful night. See: https://www.magnises.com/apply
Today, with the globalization campaign taking effect, countries are beginning to come together and to coordinate in many matters previously considered to be individual. Tax law is one such area that countries are cooperating in world over. Cone Marshall is a leading firm in the area of tax.
The shining light in the company is due to the efforts of its founder Geoffrey Cone and his associate Karen Marshall. The company’s specialization in international tax law and trust planning is lucrative in a time when the countries of the world are coming together to view issues as common challenges. Read more: Cone Marshall Baristers Solicitors Limited
The counseling Cone Marshall engages in and the litigation prowess the firm reflects, all help in bolstering the company to higher heights in the legal fraternity in New Zealand and the world.
Cone Marshall operates in New Zealand, a tax transparency nation. Many have believed, and wrongly so, that New Zealand is a tax haven: where companies can operate without paying tax. In most cases tax havens have the tendency to charge minimal taxes.
Tax havens are also not so tax transparent and therefore cannot cooperate with other countries in the international exchange of information. This exchange of information helps in reducing money laundering. If for instance you deposit a large amount of money in a New Zealand bank from say Britain, New Zealand tax transparency will inquire from Britain the source of the money.
Cone Marshall provides services to a number of people like family advisors, Trustees and private banks to mention but a few. This limited liability company provides full tax, succession and structuring advice. Cone Marshall began its operations in 1999 and continues to grow strong both locally and among other international firms dealing in tax. Cone Marshall was started by Karen Marshall together with Geoffrey Cone. Like Karen, Cone studied in Otago University and later got his post graduate diploma. He specialized in Tax law and trusts.
Karen has worked at Cone Marshall for over a decade now. She graduated with a law degree from Otago University and stayed in London for a period of 10 years: practicing law within the commercial department of a large London firm.
According to Crunchbase, she has been Cone Marshall’s principal since early 2006. In her capacity at Corm Marshall, she advised statutory trustee firms on trustee liabilities and powers. She has worked with charitable trust trustees advising them on beneficiary claims. Her experience in management of trusts continues to grow so much that she now enjoys the position of trust director.
Learn more about Cone Marshall: http://www.iclg.co.uk/firms/cone-marshall/geoffrey-cone
There is the best and the worst in every business, but when you are referring to assisted living facilities, it is imperative that you know the difference. Less than a decade ago, the online Senior Directory integrated a fantastic way to evaluate nationwide senior facilities that are listed in the directory. They instated a “Caring Star” program that allows those looking for a facility, to learn about the details before they visit.
The “Caring Star” award is given annually to the senior care facility that has accomplished three criteria taken from the reviews that are received on Care.com. The winning facility must have earned at least one five-star review during the previous year; all of the customer reviews must be four or five stars, and any negative reviews must be resolved. By meeting these criteria, someone looking for an optimum facility has a fantastic start on finding one.
The Manse on Marsh in San Luis Obispo has been honored to receive this prestigious award twice during its inception. The Manse is one of the highest quality senior homes in California, and it is located in the quaint downtown area. This beautiful senior community consists of recent townhouses, condos, and single homes. The Manse began as an assisted living facility, but today they include long and short term facilities as well as rehabilitative care, and are proud to earn the Caring Star Awards for their service.
The Manse offers a variety of amenities that make the resident very comfortable. Along with a professional, but kind and friendly team who create a friendly community atmosphere., there have complete amenities: maid service and cleaning, personal service, a wide array of activities every month, driving for errands and restaurant-style meals are at the top of the list.
A unique feature is that the resident is able to select only the services they need and pay only for them with the nationwide insurance program that The Manse participates in. Most senior facilities have access to it, but only a select few take advantage. The Manse on Marsh will meet your needs, so you can call this beautiful community, home.
Water is an essential resource to human beings. A large percentage of the human body is made up of water. Drinking appropriate amount of water is beneficial to one’s health. Water plays a significant role in the body. Failure to drink adequate amounts of water can cause one to suffer severe consequences.
Although the media has frequently educated the public on the importance of water in maintaining balanced cellular activities, it has not focused on other crucial benefits.
Scientists have proven that drinking the recommended amount of water can help an individual to look younger. Water keeps the skin moisturized and hides wrinkles.
Inadequate water in the body leads to dry skin. Most people think that using lotions and creams to moisturize the skin is an effective solution. This is not true. Drinking water is the recommended natural way of keeping the body hydrated. Low amounts of water in the body can cause Puffy skins and bloating.
Water can help one to lose weight. Dietitians and fitness experts always advise individuals to drink a lot of water. Water aids an individual to burn calories because it suppresses his or her appetite. This way, an individual consumes lesser calories. Learn more about Waiakea water: https://www.instagram.com/waiakea/?hl=en
This makes the body to burn the stored fat. Drinking adequate water prevents the body from retaining fluids. This means that less waste is removed through urine and sweat. In this case, the liver is forced to undertake its function of detoxifying the body. By drinking enough water, the liver will change its focus to metabolizing fat.
Water plays a crucial role in muscle building and keeping an individual strong. As muscle grows thicker, its consumption of oxygen increases. Water is needed to transport oxygen to the cells and remove waste products. Inadequate water in the body means that the muscle cells will be deprived of oxygen and thin out. This way, one grows weak
Just like in the case of muscle cells, brain cells use water as a media of oxygen supply. To this end, drinking adequate amounts of water improves the brain’s functions and makes an individual smarter. Scientists have proven that drinking sufficient water can improve one’s cognitive performance by as much as 30 percent.
One of the best-bottled water to drink is Waiakea water. According to an article from Ladisco, Waiakea water is specially treated to ensure that it is safe for drinking. It contains numerous minerals.
According to Crunchbase, the water is sourced directly from the Waiakea spring that flow from the young volcanic mountains of Hawaii.
Jason Halpern is the principal of JMH development. This full service real estate development firm has a broad experience in developing the leading residential and commercial properties across the United States. It uses an innovative approach to design unique properties in the luxury segment. The firm has been a pioneer in the creation of the most distinctive and excellently positioned buildings. Over the years, the company has been involved in constructing different landmark establishments in the most desirable markets of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Miami Beach.
Jason took charge of the family enterprise in 2010. Currently, JMH has $500 million, which is invested in state projects in New York. These projects include a development on 184 Kent where the company is changing a warehouse into luxury apartments. At the end of the project, 340 apartments will be ready for occupation. Halpern’s firm is the developer of the Cobble Hill project that adds 9 more luxury townhouses to the Brooklyn area. Jason and JMH Development remain dedicated to establishing new and creative buildings for commercial and rental purposes. The company is seeking to construct different properties all over the New York State area.
JMH’s team of experts is well experienced in each area of the development and construction process. The company has unrivaled expertise in constructing mixed-use properties besides engaging in hospitality and residential segments. The process ranges from due diligence and strategy, to site & building design, construction, branding, and marketing. By combining innovative and outstanding development skills, distinctive marketplace knowledge, JMH is dedicated to delivering unique properties. In addition, the company’s success has been enhanced by its helpful on-site proficiency. JMH focuses on restoration of historic buildings and adaptive reuse of projects, which is in line with its philosophy of historic preservation.
True to its philosophy, JMH through its principal, Jason Halpern, announced a topping out of the Aloft South Beach. Located at the center of Miami Beach, the 235-room hotel project was developed by JMH Development in collaboration with Madden Real Estate Ventures. It is an adaptive reuse of Motel Ankara. The property comprises of a new eight-story tower. Plaza Construction was responsible for the building of the entity. ADD Inc. served as the architect of the project. Aloft South Beach was the first modern developed hotel to be launched in South Beach since 2009. It offers considerably bigger rooms that average accommodations. The rooms have more than 360 square feet of additional space relative to the others.
Aloft South Beach provides a prime waterfront location. It has access to the Collins Canal that extends around the property. In addition, it offers access to Lake Pancoast. It is near the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Bass Museum of Art, multiple art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and several nightclubs.