Shocking News of New York City Real Estate

Recently in real estate news, real estate in major cities have reached a sudden withdrawal. First the withdrawal hit Australia and then spread to major cities such as Miami and New York City. It has been reported that Manhattan is having the most vacancies in the last 9 years. This is a sign that the post-recession rates on have finally begun to cool down after the bubble burst in 2008. To be exact, in November, statistics were given that showed that the vacancy rate was up 2.87 percent which is 5.6 percent higher than 2006.

What is causing this is the constant increase in rent that has enabled many residents of New York City to stay in New York City. According to Johnathon Miller who is the President of Miller Samuel, rent has been increasing continuously for over 4 years. It is reaching the point where prices cannot become any higher as they are creating so many vacancies.

Though many apartments are increasing in rent, the only type of apartment to avoid this are the luxury apartments. The luxury apartments make up at least the top ten of all rental prices. It was reported that the median for rent of these types of apartments fell by 1.4 percent since the statistics were last checked.

Currently, the best place to find the best and most affordable luxury apartment, is with Town Residential. This is a company that, though only being five years old, has grown tremendously to become one of New York City’s most successful real estate firms. What makes this company so special is the fact that this company emphasizes strong values such as integrity, excellence, and strong leadership. Ever since 2010, Town residential has grown to be one of the most credible real estate firms to look at luxury apartments with.

What makes Town Residential so special is the fact that this real estate firm has the goal of finding the best apartment for each individual. Every single client of Town Residential is treated in a personalized way that lets each client know how much they truly care about finding the perfect apartment. In addition to this, Town Residential can find a client any luxury apartment in any neighborhood. Specific neighborhoods include SoHo, TriBeCa, Chelsea, the Financial District, Union Square, and Upper East Side. The diversity of neighborhoods that Town Residential can work with makes this the best company to work with.

Charles Koch Donates $90 Million to Higher Education in the South

Last month the provost of Western Carolina University (located in North Carolina) requested that the public school’s chancellor approve a private non-profit Academic Center funded by the Charles Koch Foundation. Charles Koch is the CEO and co-owner of the Koch Industries oil and chemical corporation. The chancellor has since announced their support just before the school’s trustees final vote to determine the fate of the Academic Center on December 4th.

Upon approval the vote on December 4th will launch a series of deposits towards the Academic Centers sponsorship starting with an initial deposit of $2 million from the Charles Koch Foundation for the first 5 years with an additional $1.4 million from the university.

The proposed agreement has met resistance from the school’s facility senate voting 21-3 to oppose the academic center due to concerns regarding the academic freedom, cost, reputation and overall lack of peer review.

“The Charles Koch Foundation has previously set forth explicit expectations in line with their political views in exchange for monetary gifts to universities,” the faculty senate said in a statement, “thereby constraining academic freedom by influencing and interfering with the development of new knowledge.”

The proposed academic center at WCU (Western Carolina University) is in conjunction with an ongoing campaign sponsored by the Charles Koch Foundation to influence higher education initiatives. In previous years the Koch Foundation with three other groups led by Koch has given nearly $108 million to 366 colleges and universities between 2005 and 2014. These statistics have been accumulated from an institute for Southern Studies investigation, building on prior research provided by Greenpeace. The two other groups participating in the funding is the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation and the Claude R Lambe Foundation.

85% of the donations ($91 million) was distributed to a total of 147 colleges and universities located in the south. $77 million of the $91 million went specifically to the George Mason University, a public school located in Fairfax, Virginia. These funds were primarily used in the school’s Mercatus Center and institute for Human Studies, non-profits housed at the university. These non-profits focus on the education and promotion of free-market economics.

The other top contributions went to South Florida State University with $2.3 million, West Virginia University with $1.3 million, Clemson University of South Carolina with $1.3 million and Troy University of Alabama with $1.1 million.

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Benefits of BENEFUL for your dog

With so many different types and varieties of dog food available, it is hard to pick out the good from the bad. I have had the opportunity of trying many brands for my best friend. After many trials and research I have narrowed it down to one, Beneful by Purina. I have taken the opportunity to tell you about four different varieties from Beneful. These are am mix of dry and wet brands.
1. Beneful Healthy Weight with Real Chicken This brand is my dog’s favorite. My dog is short by nature (a pug to be exact) so weight control is very important to him. This calorie – smart meal is packed with 100 percent of the necessary nutrients. It is a mix of crunchy and tender bites made with real chicken accented with apples, carrots and green beans. It sounds like a homemade meal for me. It is available in 3.5lb, 6.3lb, 13lb, 15.5lb, 31.1lb, 40lb and 44lb bags.
2. Beneful Originals with Real Beef This delectable meal is rich with antioxidants and 100 percent of the vital nutrients to keep them healthy and active. With a mix of crunchy and tendered bites that are made with real beef accented with spinach, peas and carrots. It is also available in 3.5lb, 6.3lb, 13lb, 15.5lb, 31.1lb, 40lb and 44lb bags.
3. Beneful Wet Dog Food Chopped Blends – Beef This is just one of many wet brand varieties that Beneful offers. This savory wet blend is made with real beef, tomatoes, carrots and wild rice. The texture easily breaks apart for easy consumption and easy digestion. With big flavors packed in a small package, it is sure to give your dog a happy meal. It is available in 3oz cans.
4. Beneful Wet Dog Food Chopped Blends – Salmon I wasn’t sure about this blend to start with. Salmon flavored dog food didn’t seem like a tasty meal my dog would enjoy. I was very mistaken. My dog loved it. Featuring wholesome ingredients like real salmon, tomatoes, carrots and wild rice, it was hands down a meal that pleased my dog’s tummy. It was definitely plate licking goodness. It also is available in 3oz cans. These four brands are just a few out of many healthy choices for your best friend. I look forward to trying many more varieties that Beneful from Purina has to offer on youtube.

Jon Urbana Has Many Strings To His Bow With Business And Leisure Activities

Jon Urbana is a famous face around the city of Denver, but the man who spends a large amount of each summer coaching kids lacrosse camps has much more in his life than simply his sporting and business activities. In fact, Jon Urbana is a well known figure in the U.S. aviation industry, particularly after being elected to the FAA Airmen Certification Database. Looking into the life and activities of Urbana reveals much about the many different interests and activities the popular philanthropist undertakes.

Mentioning the name of Jon Urbana in Denver will probably see the majority of people mention his work at the Next Level Lacrosse Camps. Not only does Urbana work with young people, he is also an important figure at the Ellipse USA company. As Head of Business at Ellipse USA Urbana has overseen a wide range of improvements in the business that was formed in 1997. The company is offering a range of Laser and pulsed light treatment equipment, which can assist in the treatment of acne, skin pigmentation and hair removal in a clinical setting.

Despite the busy life, Urbana has a busy blog, a personal website with his bio, and also acts as the Head of Business at Ellipse USA he is also looking to live a full life away from each workday that he shares on Twitter with his followers. He has presented at quite a few conferences this year and recently gave a talk I particularly enjoyed (shown here):

This means he puts as much effort into his skills being developed as a pilot as he did at Villanova, and as he now does with his business career; recently, Jon Urbana has been elected to the FAA airmen Certification Database, which lists pilots with the highest levels of training, education, and experience. Being added to the database means that Jon Urbana has now joined a small group of pilots who have the certification that entrusts the lives of many to them during a flight.

The skills of Jon Urbana are not simply limited to the world of business and flying, he is also a respected photographer with his own Flickr account that he also syndicates to Websta. Urbana is looking to develop his own range of skills that has seen him become a popular food photographer; a look through his blog shows them any influences from fashion and food photography that have evolved over the last few years.

The Secrets of Successful Art Collectors

Adam Sender may be the founder of the successful Exis Capital but he is known for his eye for art pieces that would yield great returns in the future, similar to his penchant for finding the right equity from his entrepreneur days. When he left SAC Capital Advisors for his separate hedge fund endeavour, he had no idea that his love for art would translate to such financial success after a couple of decades. Yet, with some foresight and a lot of planning, not to mention true passion for art, here he is today.

This is how most art collectors start their journey. It begins with a simple hobby of collecting a few pieces that catch your eye and soon grows into something so much more than that. Here are a few secrets of art collectors –

Finding Your Personal Style – Art collectors may not be artists but they know a lot about art. They know what appeals to them and what doesn’t. They have preferences when it comes to mediums, color combinations, styles and details. Their choices aren’t restricted to a specific artist either. When Adam Sender started collecting art, he made it a point to visit all the interesting art galleries, exhibitions and independent studios he could attend. This helped him discover his personal style.

Focused Collection – Some pieces are put together in a collection because when they are seen together, they seem to tell a story. It almost looks like the work was done in collaboration because all the individual pieces mesh together so well. Adam Sender’s collection, for instance, reveals a lot about him as a person because it generates a particular feeling of unity in the visitors and art connoisseurs. Thus, it is important to have a theme for every collection. One art collector can have different collections for different themes and moods.

Foresight – Adam Sender left SAG and soon afterwards, in 1990s, his collection started taking shape. He had no idea what it was be worth in the coming years but he still had the good foresight to go for pieces that instilled confidence in him. It is never about how famous the artist is right that moment. Collectors need to have a gut instinct about certain pieces and should be able to stand next to them with pride. Limited editions are a good place to begin. It is always advisable to have the pieces signed by the artist.

As artists discover more art, they might even choose to go in a different direction. In that case, the old pieces which don’t seem appealing anymore should be sold off to interested parties and collectors should move on. There is a lot of trial and error to the art of art collection in the beginning.

Qnet: Choosing A Great Network Marketing Company

Many people are searching online for the best network marketing company around. As you are already aware, there are a large number of network marketing companies out there. But it is important to keep in mind that not all of them have the quality training or resources you need to learn and become a good marketer. That is why Qnet comes highly recommended in the industry.

Network marketing has been around for many decades and is considered one of the best ways to earn a nice income. Countless people all over the world have achieved financial independence through network marketing. If you truly want to earn a great income, consider this business model.

If you are thinking about joining a network marketing company and earn a great income, it pays to do some research before you sign choose a company. Don’t just pick a company out there without knowing about the reputation and reliability of the company and its business opportunity. It is best to choose a network marketing company that has been helping people make money and reach their income goals.

There are several things you need to consider before choosing a network marketing company. If you do not join a reliable or stable company, you will run into problems along the way. So make a wise decision and choose a company that has a good track record. When it comes to choosing a good company or opportunity for your network marketing endeavor, look no further than Qnet.

Qnet is a well established company in the network marketing arena, and the company has been in business since 1998. Qnet has achieve tremendous success and growth since the company started in business, and many of their members has reached the level of success they desire.

One of the most important considerations in choosing a company, is their product line. Make sure you are truly passionate about the company’s products. If you are only interested in the company’s compensation plan, you’re making a great mistake. Many times people make the mistake of joining a company because of the compensation plan that they forget the the business is all about the products. Money is made by selling good products to people.

As a reputable network marketing company, Qnet has a great training system, efficient networking team which motivates and supports their members. They work as a team and no one is left to work alone. Sharing, teaching, coaching and motivating are some of the many activities features of their network marketing training. Qnet makes it easy to learn and interact with others within the company. And their product line is top notch and in high demand.