Skelley, iFunding And Real Estate Crowdfunding

William Skelley is the founder of the one of the most successful commercial real estate crowdfunding company, iFunding. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the firm. His area of specialization is alternative investment and is known for coining the term accredited crowdfunding. The term refers to a concept where accredited investors bring together small amounts of capital and use it to make an investment in large-scale business activities that are an individual may have difficulties accessing. He also speaks at industry events that discuss matters in real estate and crowdfunding. He previously held the position of a principal at Rose Park Advisors. Companies that he has worked for include General Electric, Olympus, and Bain Capital. He is also an advisor to several start-ups. He is a Hobart College graduate and also attended the Harvard Business School.

The iFunding group recently held its annual dinner and Q&A, the first since it was launched in 2012. The dinner was held on the 17th of January at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York. It was an invite-only event that was organized by the Managing Director of Madison Realty Capital, Michael Stoler. He also hosts the weekly show “The Stoler Report: NY’s Business Report” that focuses on real estate and business trends in the tri-state region. The dinner was attended by elite women and men from real estate firms such as Carlyle Group, Cushman and Wakefield, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, CIT, and Kushner Companies.

iFunding is one of the firms that adapted the concept of real estate crowdfunding right after the industry was launched after the ruling of the Title II of the JOBS Act. Since its launch in 2012, the firm has grown to become one of the recognized names in alternative real estate investment platforms. Skelley’s role at the firm is to oversee business development activities and has managed projects valued at over 250 million.

In the Spring of 2016, he will participate in one episode of “The Stoler Report: NY’s Business Report” where, together with Paul Braungart, they will discuss the evolution of commercial real estate. Paul Braungart is the founder and president of Regional Capital Group and has in the past sponsored iFunding.

iFunding provides an investment opportunity for accredited investors to invest in quality real estate deals with a minimum investment of just $5000. They facilitate debt and preferred equity fundraising for a wide range of real estate projects.  William Skelley can be found on Twitter, where he continues to rally the cause for iFunding and this new method of real estate investing.

The Manse on Marsh: A Great Assisted Living Community

The Manse on the Marsh is an independent and assisted living community based in San Luis Obispo, CA. It offers privacy, fine dining, socialization and personal care, all outlined in SeniorHousingNet’s review. It seeks to provide an environment that is beautiful as well as inviting to all its residents and also the prospective ones. The Manse boasts of a wide variety of different residences. It offers a selection for its residents with facilities such as fireplaces, free-standing cottages and some are luxurious enough to have full kitchens.

The residences are private but they do have common areas that are warm and inviting. For those lacking kitchens in their residences, the Manse has a main dining area that offers chef-prepared meals. During lunch hours, the Manse offers its residents sunny, informal bistro. Some of the entertainment facilities that the Manse has are such as an atrium and a movie theater. It also offers a fitness center, a hair salon and a computer for internet access, in addition to many other activities.

Activities organized by the Manse for its residents are such as book clubs, yoga, religious services, games and offsite activities such as outings. The health of Manse residents is of paramount importance, thus it has ensured the availability of medical services and a hospice care. The blog makes the case that guests are highly welcome at The Manse. During their visits they can join the residents in taking meals and are also allowed to spend the night.

The Manse also ensures that the cleanliness of its environs and also of the residents is maintained and as such it has housekeeping services and laundry services for the resident’s clothes. Residents also enjoy chauffeured transportation and a lifeline alert system. The Manse is also a secure place as security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of its residents.

The Manse also offers financial guidance to families and prospective residents. It helps families understand the benefits associated with assisted living. It also helps families try out other financial options to enable them afford senior living. If a prospective resident seeks to sell their house and move to the Manse, it assists them in acquiring realtors and advising them on the best price. It is worth noting that the Manse allows its residents to have their pets around.

The Manse offers senior living at a maximum cost of $5,700 per month to a minimum of $2,700 per month. This depends on the housing options it provides which include, one and two bedroom apartments, studio apartments, cottages, shared living and companion suites.

From the photos in’s review, you can see The Manse on the Marsh has a large outdoor area and its surrounding provide an ambient atmosphere for all its residents. It has been praised for having exceptional services, outstanding amenities and that the staff carries itself with impeccable professionalism.

Shaygan Kheradpir Appointed New CEO Of Coriant

Optical transport designer, manufacturer and seller firm Coriant has just appointed Shaygan Kheradpir as its new chief executive officer. Shaygan Kheradpir will take over the role of CEO at Coriant from Pat DiPietro. Mr. DiPietro served as the interim CEO at Coriant while the firm was looking for a permanent and experienced CEO to run the company. Pat DiPietro will now return to his previous position at Coriant as vice chairman of the board, and an operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners which fused together several optical design companies to create Coriant.

If the news of Kherapdir’s appointment comes as a surprise, you need to take a closer look. Marlin Equity Partners has been courting Shaygan Kheradpir for over a year now when they took him in as an operating executive at Marlin Equity Partners. Marlin owns and manages Coriant. The optical technology company released an official statement saying they are very confident that Shaygan Kheradpir is the man to fill the role of chief executive officer at Coriant after a lengthy search that lasted for over a year.

Former interim CEO Pat DiPietro says that he believes Shaygan Kheradpir has the experience, drive and technical expertise needed to lead Coriant and take them to the next level. There is no doubt that Marlin Equity Partners, the management company of Coriant and the former CEO have issued a strong vote of confidence for Kheradpir. Now it is up to him to prove that he can deliver and perform at Coriant.

Let’s take a look at some of Shaygan Kheradpir’s previous posts and achievements, so you can judge whether he is fit to lead Coriant yourself. Kheradpir has over 28 years of executive experience under his belt. He has previously worked in high level positions in firms such as General Telephone and Electric, Barclays Bank and Verizon Communications. Notable posts he has held include being the chief information and technical officer at Verizon and the chief operations and technology officer at Barclay’s Bank of England.

Mr. Kheradpir’s greatest achievements is helping to create one of the telecommunications’s industry’s first completely fiber optic networks at Verizon. Mr. Kheradpir was also instrumental in growing Verizon from a regional telephone company to their expansion nationally and later globally. At Baryclay’s Bank of England Shaygan Kheradpir helped reduce operating costs through automation and technology upgrades saving the bank an estimated 4 billion dollars in the process.

Pointers On Investing into Brazilian Market | Igor Cornelsen

Brazil, one of the largest populated countries in the world on is filled with natural beauty, resources, and investment opportunities. Igor Cornelsen is a retired Brazilian banker with decades of experience in investment banking and consultation. When the Brazilian economy was troubled n 2014, it stunted economic growth and had an impact on some of the banks. Fortunately, the top banks in the country, Banco Bradesco and Itau Unibanco on experienced an increase in shares. What may have contributed to the banks success was increased net profits in the third quarter of 2013.

According to PR Newswire (January 6th, 2016), Igor Cornelsen said that the Brazilian banking institutions survived the troubled economy due to current and past knowledge of the market and evaluation of national and international markets. The private banks mainly offered loans to individuals and entities with good to excellent credit ratings. It contributed to banks increased shares of future securities. Mr. Cornelsen also states in the press release that the macro-economy and infrastructure development in Brazil are perplexed. The reason, people with fair to poor credit are subjected to cash spending and no chance for financial planning.

Igor Cornelsen believes the best solution for Brazil is for the Brazilian government to introduce market reforms and fiscal strictness to encourage international investors to invest in security products. If investors see a country’s economy in trouble, it will cause them to be uneasy and unsure about investing into a particular market. There are plenty of opportunities for economic growth in the country, if there was market reforms and stricter trading laws to make investors feel protected. After observation of the 2015 global markets, Mr. Igor Cornelsen discovered there was lack of Brazilian banking knowledge and decided to provide beginner and expert investors with pointers when considering investment securities and products in Brazil.

The first thing investors should do is research the growth or decline in growth of Brazilian banks, including private and state-owned, according to Igor Cornelsen. Secondly, investors should learn current trading policies of the Brazilian government before investing. Mr. Cornelsen said that the ideals of Brazil President, Dilma Roussef leans toward the private sector, which have an effect on the macro-economy. Now that Joaquim Levy is finance ministry, there is the possibility of fiscal reform. The third factor he pointed out was the importance of monitoring Brazil’s trading partner, China.

Mr. Cornelsen said that monitoring markets of trading partners will provide discernment about the price status of various securities and commodities. Lastly, be aware that Brazil′s currency is over-valued and created a large account deficit, he commented. Igor Cornelsen was born and raised in Brazil and presently resides in South Florida. He is Proprietor at Bainbridge Investments Inc. in the Bahamas.

New Hot Bikinis for Summer!

Kate Hudson’s is releasing a new swimming collection this summer that is sure to have heads rolling. It is all part of her new line that creates fashion and trendy forward gym active wear. Her line already brings sexy and stylish to the gym, and now she is bringing it to the beach. Her line is a big competitor for big brands that focus on athletic wear. One of the example is Nike.

So imagine how her new swim wear collection is going to be! So far Kate’s new line has had nothing but great reviews. There is a great article on Elite Daily that expands more on her new swim line and how affordable it is going to be about Fabletics.

The best part of the swim line is that it going to have a varity of sizes so all sizes can enjoy these sexy stylish swim wear. Above all they are also very affordable for people to enjoy more than just one bikini.

Even if you are just getting a couple of swim suits or decided to get the awesome membership that allows you to get more for your money. It will be great decision that will having you coming back for more.

A Bustle article reported that Fabletics is the new brand that Kate has launched. So far they have nothing but great styles for your everyday sexy gym clothes. Fabletics also brings something new to the table which is a VIP membership. They are currently offering the first set of clothes for under $25 which includes the top and bottoms.

Then after that you can choose to have a membership and that allows you to choose new tops and bottoms each month for no extra cost! The great part of this is that if you do not want to get a new clothes that month you can select the ‘skip month’ option and not pay for that month; which is awesome!

Fabeletics is great company that creates valued products rather than expensive cheap ones. It is the place shop for summer!

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When Beauty Writer Follows WEN Routine, Hair Turns Glossy and Full

If you live under a rock, then you have probably never heard of WEN hair, and that’s alright. Famous stylist Chaz Dean is still picking up fans all over the world who have just started using his no-shampoo method of cleansing and protecting hair. beauty blogger Emily McClure had never tried the WEN system until recently. She had obviously heard all the buzz about it and finally decided to see what a 7-day WEN Hair challenge could do for her fine, limp locks.
Emily chose to purchase on the sephora beauty market the FIG cleansing conditioner. These unique one-bottle hair cleansing solutions eliminate the harsh detergents and chemicals found in regular shampoos, conditioners and styling aids. Mr. Dean believes in a natural, healthy lifestyle, so that is why he developed the WEN cleansing conditioning regimen. In fact, the popular stylist has not used shampoo on himself or clients since 1993.

Emily, being a nighttime shower person, discovered quickly that the Wen Hair by Chaz Dean system adds super body and shine to hair as long as you follow some simple rules. By the way, in her post for, Emily snapped selfies each day in the 7-day WEN challenge to show how the cleanser performed on her medium-long hair.

Emily found that using the cleansing conditioner every morning in the shower would yield the best results. When she attempted to skip a day between washes, or if she mixed up the routine slightly by showering the night before, she found her her tresses become oily and unmanageable.

When she had settled into the 7-day Wen Hair routine, her hair had gloss and bounce, something her friends were quick to notice on Day 6, as she joined them for evening drinks. Her hair had remained in place, had not wilted all those hours, which means the system works when followed properly.

Securus Making Video Visitation Best It’s Ever Been

In a press release last month The Securus Corporation announced that it’s making survey result reveals the strategies for success in correctional institutions regarding their inmate communication. 

Who is the Securus Corporation?

Just for a little background before I begin this rather innovative story. Securus Corporation Is a company that creates the technology necessary for those who are incarcerated or at a distance to communicate by traditional inmate phone calls or video connection technology. They have a strong stake in taking care of inmates and their families and will allow virtual visitations via video. 

You simple create an account and you can text pay as well. You can manage your account in one place. You can communicate via e mail, video or phone. It is an easy management system that anyone can use. No need to be computer or tech savvy.

It seems that more than half of the correctional institutions according to Securus’ survey is looking at their model as a business, but, in a good way. A proactive approach is what they are taking in regard to the positive quality of life and work of the employees, the families of inmates as well as the general well-being, rehabilitation and safety of the inmates. This is an impressive technology that is perfect in my opinion, for their relative scope.

It seems clear that it’s a near even break between the strategic focus on both the side of updating technology and the expansion of services. Rick Smith or Securus said it in so many words. It’s all about the budgets and the scrutiny they face. It makes sense to me that they would have to target spending in a way that everyone wins. It looks good for companies like Securus to collaborate with these facilities that are eager to use the technology they offer and improve inmate satisfaction. This enables the release of cash flow that is trusted on proven-effective programs. 

The most Favorable Finding

I was impressed by the whopping 66% that stated video visitation was absolutely critical to their overall success and 33% said that tablets were also critical to their overall success. 

The technology of Securus and the goals of these facilities are a perfect marriage with technology that is made for their target and the facility goals that can grow together well into the future. I like technology that outlasts time and circumstance like this.

Securus Technologies is not in any way affiliated with the website for agents called Securus America. It is also not a part of the natural medication for pain relief, Securus.

Brad Reifler’s Investment Advice for the Rest of Us

Brad Reifler is an investment advisor. He is also founder and CEO of ForeFront Capital.  A few years ago, he was troubled by a couple of incidents. First, Reifler discovered his daughters’ 529 college savings plan had lost money. Second, he learned that his father -in-law was barred from some investment opportunities by Securities and Exchange Commission rules intended to protect small investors. The world of investing and finance is dominated by institutions and large investors, and often there is little room left for the middle class investor.

In an interview published by Reuters, Brad Reifler offers five investment tips designed to help the middle-class individual make money investing. The first tip is to be careful or prudent. You should always know how much you pay in fees for an investment and what the risks are. Be clear about your investment goals. keep an inventory of assets you have to work with. Second, pay attention to risk. Some investments are very safe, but Brad points out some like Bitcoin are not as safe. Others offer much greater returns, bot only with correspondingly greater risk. Third, don’t put all your money into one investment type like stocks. Create a diversified portfolio to reduce risk. Next, establish a relationship with the person who manages your investments so you can develop trust in her and her expertise. Finally, make sure investment objectives are constant wit achieving long-term goals. When an investment does well, increase your financial committment in that area.

Reifler’s tips aren’t rocket science, most is about the importance of diversification. They summarize what he knows works for the middle-class investor, based on what he has learned since founding Forefront Management Group in 2009. This investment company is geared to and specifically designed for individuals of average means who want help managing investments and building wealth.  Check out Brad’s Wikipedia to really see the path this famous investor took.

Keith Mann’s Commitment to the Community

Growing up as a child I remember always hearing my parents say that they felt there were still some good people in the world. As a kid, those good people were hard for me to find. In the midst of so much violence and turmoil that we always see on television or in news magazines no one appeared to me good in my eyes.

As I got older and became an adult I began to recognize that good people in fact did exist. I began to see that there were people out there who were willing to make a major difference in not only my life but in the lives of all those across the world. One of those amazing people is Keith Mann.

Keith Mann is known for his work in the investment banking industry which specializes in the management of hedge funds. Keith first began his climb to success while working at Dynamic Associates where he managed the Alternative Investment Division.

While Keith Mann has been known for his commitment to the banking industry he recently became known for the scholarship he has launched alongside his wife, Keely Man. Together, the two of them have partnered with Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, New York.

 Each graduating student was asked to write a 1,000 word essay on how earning a college degree will impact their lives and how it will help them to achieve not only their educational but professional goals. Mann, who is now currently the founder of Dynamic Search Partners wanted to support the Uncommon Schools’ goal which is to prepare low income students to attend and graduate from college.
Keith Mann has truly made a commitment to help not only impact the lives of students but to impact their futures. He and his wife together have decided that if they cannot change the world at least they can change the life one student and that alone will make their commitment worth it.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel Launches GoFundMe Campaign

Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a professional dentist at Old Bridge Dental Care, New Jersey. He holds a DDS from New York University College of Dentistry. Also, he holds a BA in Biology and Psychology from Rutgers University. He has achieved honors award from Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Furthermore, he has achieved much experience in cosmetic dentistry and lectured dentists on how to serve sleep patients.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel is the owner and founder of the New Jersey-based dental sleep master’s seminar instructor. Additionally, he has extensive experience in sleep treatment and sleep disorders. Having started his dental practice in the year 1999, he established Old Bridge Dental Care. He managed the center for more than 15 years. Consequently, he earned accolades from the community including the best dentist. Furthermore, Dr. Avi together with other health professionals explored sleep disorders and how to treat them.

Avi has extended his support towards the launch of an Operation Smile GoFundMe campaign. It provides free surgical procedures to children. Also, it benefits young adults who suffer from cleft palate, cleft lips, and other facial deformities.

Bill and Cathy Magee founded the charitable organization in 1982. Their primary objective was to help children in the Philippines. The organization has over the years been able to build a network around the world. Furthermore, it has been able to get many volunteers from over 80 nations. It has also developed adequacy through training local medical practitioners.

The goal of the operation set at $2000, is to provide every child with hope for a healthier and a brighter tomorrow. Operation Smile works with local professionals, hospitals, and governments. Also, it works with other organizations to create various safe surgical care models and safe procedures. The goal of the operation, therefore, is to develop effective surgical solutions to reach as many children as possible.

Operation Smile conducts medical missions in various parts of the world every year. For a successful mission, they need to import various specialized medical equipment and supplies. Also, they work with local health workers to provide patients proper care in their culture and language.  Additionally, children should always be protected, given hope and best medical care.

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