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Arthur Becker is a technology mogul who has been the provider of quiet money behind some of New York City’s biggest developers, like Kevin Maloney, Robert Gladstone, and Michael Stern. Recently however, Becker has decided to stop being quiet and put his name on a brand new condominium project.

The offering plan was recently filed with the state’s Attorney General’s office, with plans to build an eight-unit building in Tribeca. This new building has a projected sellout of $52.5 million and will be a massive project for the investor-turned-developer. Becker dreams of this building being an artisanal boutique in a section of Tribeca that he believes can be easily managed.

For Arthur Becker, a homebuilder-turned-orchard operator-turned-investor, this project is only another stepping stone in his successful life. The building plans include seven apartments and one penthouse, ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet. According to Becker, prices for the units will range from $2,200 per square foot to $3,200 per square foot. The penthouse will be expected to cost a cool $14 million for buyers, while the other apartments will cost around $5 million.

The building in Tribeca is five-stories, so Becker has also bought the development rights to the building next to it to turn the building into ten-stories. While the cost of that property is unknown, records show that the space he bought behind the property cost him $1 million. Arthur Becker has invested an estimated $550 million in projects in the city thus far, and that doesn’t include the amount of capital he has used. See, http://arthurbeckerstudio.com/biography/

Even though the luxury product market has slowed, Becker is optimistic about his new venture. He loves the micro neighborhood in Tribeca, where it will be easy for him to sell the eight future units. With the two years it should take for construction, he is confident he will be able to find buyers for his new development.

Arthur Becker is the Managing Member of Madison Partners, LLC and was formerly the Chairman and CEO of the world’s largest digital newsstand, Zinio, LLC. Becker was also the CEO of NaviSite, a company that provided internet technology to numerous businesses in the UK and the U.S. Arthur Becker was even a senior advisor for seven years at the Vera Wang fashion company.

Visit his website: arthurbeckerstudio.com

The University of Maryland is changing the way their students see the possibility of working towards philanthropic causes with the help of businessman Bruce Levenson.

The Do Good Institute is a nonprofit initiative that originated with Levenson and his wife Karen, and together was able to raise nearly $100 million in personal and state grants to get it running. According to PR News the aim of the initiative is to get undergraduate students thinking of ways they can use their college education to better organize their own nonprofits and create the changes they want to see reflected in their communities.

Bruce Levenson has backed the Do Good Institute as a means of giving philanthropy a bit of business sense in hopes that they will be more effective. One such example from the University of Maryland is Ben Simon, co-founder of the Food Recovery Network, also went on to start Imperfect Produce. That enterprise took Simon away from his campus and into the world where he’s been able to provide fruits and vegetables to low-income families who would otherwise have to do without.

Successes such as Simon are a sign that the Do Good Institute can provide an educational alternative that can step away from the world of digital options and get young people back into the real world. Levenson sees that not only as a way to get undergrads engaged in important causes but a way to spread the potential for good the initiative has to campuses all over the country.

About Bruce Levenson:

Bruce Levenson is a known businessman and philanthropist. Along with business partner Ed Peskowitz, Levenson founded the United Communications Group, which has provided business information services to more than two million clients for over 40 years.

Levenson and his wife Karen are prolific philanthropists, most notably responsible for creating the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland. Levenson also served as President of the I Have a Dream Foundation.

Check out his website at brucelevenson.com.

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Vijay Eswaran, the man behind QI Group, was once a student at London school of Economics where he attained his degree in Economics. Regardless of being born in Malaysia, Vijay understood the importance of having a solid education background and this shy he moved to gain more knowledge.

After he had graduated, Vijay was not in a hurry to come back home as he had no idea which career path he wanted to pursue. This led to him doing various odd jobs as he tried to figure out what he wanted in pursue in life. He once worked at a construction site in Belgium and even went ahead to become a taxi driver in London.

While doing all these jobs, he never felt fully satisfied until the day he was acquainted with the binary system, marketing. Every aspect of binary system marketing intrigued him, and this incited him to certificate from CIMA.

He later joined Sothern Illinois University to attain his MBA while still involving himself with multilevel advertising while learning more about Multi Level Marketing system. After he had learned everything there is to know about these marketing systems, Vijay went back to Malaysia, and this is where he founded QI Group, a multilevel organization.

As years went by, the firm continued developing and attained numerous customers from different places in the world. This led to QI opening up offices in various states to deal with the rising number of clients. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://hk.linkedin.com/in/eswaranvijay

Having its headquarters in Hong Kong, QI opened offices in others countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. It also attained numerous subsidiaries firms that also aimed at satisfying the rising demand from the customers.

Vijay went ahead to establish RHYTHM Foundation, that aimed at helping the community and the less fortunate individuals. He also established Vijayaratnam Foundation to help in eradicating poverty while giving employment opportunity to millions of people.

All these foundations he created was to give back to the community. He believes that through giving back to the community, his achievements continue increasing as the hand that gives is the hand that receives. Founding QI group was the best thing Eswaran has ever done in his life.

Securus Technologies has been involved in the crime prevention scene for over ten years. They develop new technologies almost weekly and share the new technologies with their customers right away. They secure inmates in jails and prisons. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies serves over 1.2 million inmates in over 3,400 penal institutions, jails, and at-home prisoners.

They provide many, many high-tech solutions to old and new problems in conjunction with the control and housing of the inmate population.

The customers learn from Securus Technologies rapidly and effectively. Their customer reviews are always positive, and many of the institutions give praise for the ability of Securus Technologies’ personnel to impart the new information. They train corrections officers and police officers on the use of the newly developed technologies they create.

Their software and their attitude toward serving the public have been praised by numerous customers and other law enforcement officials. That praise is well deserved.

Not only does Securus maintain inmates safely, they prevent further problems by inmates with their state of the art technology. When new technology is developed, they are the first to train others how to use it. They are receiving well-earned kudos for a job well done.

 

The fashion industry is a serious one and especially considering the stiff competition. However, Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg have combined fashion and fun to make it big in this industry. Their knowledge in the business enables them quickly spot trends and develop industry leading brands.

 

At age, Adam founded his first company Gamers Alliance which he sold three years later to Intermix Media, the mother company of MySpace. He quit high school and started following Intermix Company where he was the Vice President of Strategic Planning.

 

He became the youngest COO of a publicly trading company at age 20 when he was raised to be the Chief Operating Officer of Intermix. At this time, Don was an entrepreneur and brand building specialist and sold his company, fitnessheaven.com, to Intermix in 2001. He was successful in his endeavors and through sales, he was able to generate $1 billion and raise other $100 million capital for various internet companies.

 

Their Companies

 

The two became fast friends, and by the time News Corporation absorbed intermix in 2005, the two started their business. Intelligent Beauty was the company the duo started in 2006 which was an e-commerce brand incubator platform. They started several brands as health and beauty market leaders. They later felt it was time to start a more personalized shopping experience that would live online. They wanted to merge their social media with a cutting edge fashion but make it available at an affordable price.

 

Birth of JustFab

 

The pair worked hard on expanding Intelligent Beauty and set out on creating a personalized platform, hired style designer and consultants as well as building an attractive and affordable subscription model. The conceptualization gave birth to JustFab, a fashion and style community where members can receive shoes, handbags and personalized accessories for only $39.95 monthly.

 

JustFab is a parent company to many other membership-based fashion companies including Fabletics, ShoeDazzle, and FabKids. However, mid last year, the company changed its name from JustFab Inc. to TechStyle Fashion Group.

 

According to the company’s co-CEO Adam Goldenberg, the initial intention was to create a business where people shopped for trending fashion at an incredible price. The company had achieved that and had more so transformed into a brand-building platform. The new brand name was a way of capturing everything JustFab had become.

Adam Goldenberg, the co-CEO of JustFab is now changing the name that company to TechStyle Fashion Group. According to Business Insider, Goldenberg felt the name change was necessary because his company was looking to make strides in customer service improvement, and was incorporating big data usage in the customer experience as well. So TechStyle is now starting to become the bridge between fashion shopping and the latest technology developments. Goldenberg and his co-CEO Don Ressler had originally built the company to be for online shoppers, but they’ve seen the benefit of traditional stores where customers can try on the clothing, so there are now stores open in various locations in the US, and Goldenberg and Ressler plan to open more in the near future.

 

Before Goldenberg started this billion-dollar fashion gig, he was working for the parent company of MySpace. He had become a self-made businessman when he was only 15 years old, founding the company Gamer’s Alliance. Intermix Media, the MySpace company had become interested in it and they saw just how special Goldenberg’s talent was. So when he was only 20 years old, he became the company’s chief operating officer, the youngest ever to serve in that position on a publicly-traded company.

 

Adam Goldenberg became friends with another entrepreneur whose company had been bought out by Intermix Media, Don Ressler. Ressler and Goldenberg began to bounce business ideas off of each other, and soon they started founding several marketing brands while working for Intermix Media. These brands became pretty successful and soon MySpace was generating revenue. Unfortunately, News Corporation who bought out Intermix Media in 2005 didn’t take any interest in Goldenberg and Ressler’s companies, so the two men decided that year to leave the company. MySpace was in the midst of a boom that year, but in the long run this would pay off for the two men.

 

Goldenberg and Ressler had been exploring the health and beauty industry, and they started distributing products under a parent company called Intelligent Beauty. In 2010, they got into fashion and started up JustFab, which would later become TechStyle. JustFab became quite a hit in the fashion community with all the functions it hosted and the ideas that reached the ears of celebrities, most notably Kimora Lee Simmons and Kate Hudson who both adopted the company’s fashion line. JustFab also received venture capital funding from several companies including Josh Hannah’s Matrix Partners. Today JustFab runs not only in the US, but has several partners around the globe. https://angel.co/adam-goldenberg