Everything You Need to Know About Samuel Zell

Why is Jon Gray on a goldmine? Who is Jon Gray anyway? Well, if you’re intimately involved with a certain real estate giant by the name of Blackstone, you’ll know Jon Gray, but let’s just talk about this guy by the name of Samuel Zell, and it’ll all be clear to you:

Why Samuel Zell Has Made Real Estate Mammoth Headlines

Talk about starting from the bottom…. Samuel Zell epitomizes the American Dream, like a Samuel Zell-1Jordan Belfort, Wolf of Wall Street, but without the scandal and controversy. Starting off as a student from the University of Michigan, this was a man that went first local with a property manager to buy cheap homes, flip them houses, and then rent them to students. Small potatoes, right? Well, you have to start somewhere….

It certainly helped that this man Samuel Zell had the street/book smarts not only to aggressively go after such a business, but to graduate from law school. Now you know this guy Samuel Zell has the backing of a brain meant for success, and with the backing of a senior partner at his previous law firm, he jumped headfirst into the real estate industry with his company Equity Group Investments (EGI).

Now make no mistake — that was a startup. But a successful one at that. Actually, that’s quite the understatement.

The company became so successful, building such a gargantuan real estate empire that turned the heads of many, including one very successful real estate investment firm by the name of Blackstone, who wanted in on the moneymaking power of EGI and worked out a deal for $39BB, the largest buyout in history at the time.

So That’s Why Jon Gray and Blackstone Are Loving Life?

In a way, yes…. Well, they were already successful. But now, they’re so much more. Thanks so Samuel Zell. Now that’s a real estate power player right there, out of many real estate moguls for 2015.

Everything You Need to Know About Jonathan Pollack

One thing you have to know about real estate is that there is risk: just look at this real estate investment risk guide! It’s like playing with fire — but can reap some big rewards, especially if you know what you’re doing. Thankfully, one man by the name of Jonathan Pollack not only knows what he’s doing, but knows that he knows what he’s doing so much that of Blackstone had to take notice and signed him on as the head of real estate debt strategies.

Why Is Jonathan Pollack so Important When It Comes to Real Estate Debt?Jonathan Pollack-1

Damage control. Underwriting. Allocating. This man knows his numbers. He knows marketing. He knows restructuring. And he was doing it for 16 years as the commercial mortgage backed securities man at Deutsche Bank as the financial institution was reporting losses. They were consolidating. He was underwriting. He’s the reason many of those big names still remain afloat in a sea of real estate crashes and recessions, so it makes sense that one Jon Gray would want Jonathan Pollack on board to make sure that Noah’s Ark stays above waters while a potential real estate Armageddon arrives.

What are his accolades? Simply put, Jonathan Pollack’s responsible for revitalizing the business of Motel 6 (yep, the “we’ll leave the light on for you” chain) through effective restructuring of the business. Even some of Manhattan’s famous skyscrapers saw remarkable buyouts that kept the towers standing tall and proud in the Big Apple. Successfully puts him on a list of top real estate gurus, don’t you think?

So Ask Yourself This Important Question:

Would you want someone like Jonathan Pollack on your side? Of course. He’s the man to make sure the buildings stay up. Where there’s a successful real estate business, there’s risk given the industry. So you certainly want to make sure such a real estate giant doesn’t fall too hard at all.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Joseph Chetrit

Yes, the American Dream. Indeed. That’s one dream out of many, of course, and that dream is real estate. What else can be more American than that, and certainly there was a man from Morocco who thought he could make it happen, and lo and behold: he was correct! Mr. Joseph Chetrit stands as one of many in the current stratosphere of real estate moguls to present an influence of change, innovation and development from a real estate investment standpoint, and here’s why:

Joseph Chetrit and His AccomplishmentsJoseph Chetrit-1

It’s interesting to know that Joseph Chetrit originally grew a family textile business after moving to the U.S. for a good 25 years. Business went well. He then caught the real estate bug and got involved in some of the most pivotal real estate deals to date — seemingly from osmosis! Maybe real estate was always in his blood….

Needless to say, the innate ability to buy up the properties and see the so-called “writing on the wall” turned out to be the winning factor, creatively repurposing such spaces and generating incredible returns to earn him his spot as a trendsetter, a standard in the real estate industry, particularly in the commercial field.

And he’s just one man…. Pretty remarkable. Most notably, though, Joseph Chetrit is known for his infamous purchase of the well-known Sears Tower in the city of Chi-Town, renaming the steel beast to ‘Willis Tower’ back in 2009. Yep. That was him who did that.

Just Reminding You: Morocco and Textiles. And Now a Big Name in Real Estate

Joseph Chetrit is a perfect example that it’s not necessarily about the credentials or even the experience. You have to have a sort of ‘knack,’ a skill and a street smart to really make it in the real estate business. Perhaps you’re thinking about getting into real estate investments? It would help to get in some research and learn from the best: why not learn from the likes of Joseph Chetrit?

Letting the Force Flow Through the New Star Wars Trailer

Any droid, Jedi, clone, Sith Lord, rebel soldier or stormtrooper would cheer at the call of the “first transport is away,” faithfuls hopping into their Snowspeeders to tackle them some hefty AT-ATs with harpoons as another metaphorical Death Star looms in the distance about to cream the latest Avengers and “Superman V Batman” set trailers with a passion — and it’s all because of this new Star Wars trailer just released by Mr. J.J. Abrams, whetting our appetites for more galaxies far, far away, investing in some John Williams to bleed into our souls the way the dark side could only do so.

Why the New Star Wars Trailer Increases Your Midichlorian Count

 

I have to say this: I was a little kid again. All of it came back for me in ways I can’t even describe.

When the new trilogy came out with a boyish Vader, Liam Neeson, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a weird talking Gungan, I was hyped up on this cosmic sugar, and that’s all well and good. This, though, took satisfaction to a whole new level. No toothaches, no candy coma — just a full belly, and perhaps a good beer to go with it. That’s what this trailer brought for me with the philosophy of Skywalker.

And here’s the best part: this new Star Wars trailer wasn’t even the official trailer! That means there most likely will be more to come!

If you notice, in this new Star Wars trailer “teaser,” we really don’t get to see anything as far as a plot at all, nothing to get us asking questions about “what’s going to happen,” gauging us and luring us like meat to Chewbacca on the forest moon of Endor. That’s what trailers typically do.

This, however, is not a trailer, per se. It’s a teaser. But for all intents and purposes, it’s a damn wicked teaser evoking those hairs standing on end and an X-wing flying up your nose with blasters blazing. Just from those few images, I can say this….

Based on the New Star Wars Trailer, This Won’t Disappoint at All

The same timeless quality. The gritty realism. What made Star Wars so eternal, but just with that flair Abrams is so well known for, kicking up the high-octane space opera action to the “nth” degree a million times over, without super-cheesing the CGI to death (although I don’t dislike breathtaking visuals at all)….

This will bring us all back to our roots. To our beginnings. And ironically enough, this new trilogy we’re going to see is not a ‘beginning’ of the entire mythos, but a continuation. And, yet, it’s the beginning of a new saga. The combination is divine. And we’re all in for a treat. It’s like Han Solo says — “Chewie…. We’re home.”