Monthly Archives: November 2017


I guess you have no idea how old you are; yet, you know the number of years you’ve been alive. Your true age is equal to the amount of years you have left.

Let me explain:

If you’re 26 and you’re going to die next week, you’re older than an 80 year old person who has a couple of years left to live.

People sit on two sides of the fence when it comes to life. Some say it’s a time for exploration. Others say it’s a time to get serious about your path going forward.

I say it’s time to get serious about your path going forward regardless of how old you are.

Here are my tips for a full life I experienced and which I am still experiencing every day.

If I could travel back in time, here’s what I would tell the young 21 year old version of myself


1. Do not ever make the mistake of thinking that you can, or will, or have ever arrived.  Whether it is to a state of happiness, income, or mindset.  I had this mentality during crucial stretches of my twenties, to my own detriment.  Thinking you’ve ‘achieved’ is a static worldview and stunts your growth.  Come to terms with the fact that if you want to achieve, you can never stop trying.  If you’re not learning something every day, you’re stagnating or regressing.  The best companies in the world need to improve every day or be taken over by competitors, and I think there is something analogous in the human sense.

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5 Essential Elements to Your Success as a Real Estate Developer in NYC


Surely you’ve heard that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. And if you’re aiming to make it big in real estate in the Big Apple, then you’re hoping to take a bite out of a multi-billion industry.

But what does it take to fall into the ranks of the richest New York real estate developers such as Stephen Ross, Richard LeFrak, Donald Trump, and Jerry Speyer? Here are 5 essential elements to becoming a successful real estate developer in New York:

1. Personality and People Skills

Not everyone is cut out to be a real estate developer as it’s one of the most complex professions. You need to be a problem solver, know your numbers, communicate effectively, manage a team, negotiate deals, and so much more.

You need to develop relationships with general contractors, architects, civil engineers, bankers, attorneys, brokers, inspectors, appraisers, and more. You’ll be working with the city to secure approvals and seeking out capital partners if you’re not financing the project yourself. And beyond that, you must think creatively about every development project while also taking calculated and measured risks.


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