26 Sep

TOWN Residential News

CEO Andrew Heiberger Acknowledges TOWN Elite Real Estate Agents and Representatives


TOWN Residential CEO, Andrew Heiberger acknowledges the TOWN Elite Group for their excellence in professionalism, sales and leasing in 2015. The group of real estate agents and representatives received honors from The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals and REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents. They were ranked in the following categories; individual-sides, individual-sales volume, team-sides, team-sales volume, individual-sales volume, individual-transaction sides, team-sales volume, and team-transaction sides. Mr. Heiberger appreciates the accomplishments of their leading agents and reps who maintained the highest ethical values within the real estate industry.



TOWN Elite individual agents met all qualifications for the Thousand Top Real Estate and REAL Trends. Real Trends requirements included closing 50 plus transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume. The Elite team were required to close 75 or more transaction sides or $30 million in sales volume. Among the Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals are Stephan Ferrara, Michael Bejzak, Leah Ozeri, Alex Heydt, and Danny Davis. Ferrara and Bejzak received the highest ranking, number nine among the TOWN Elite group for their team efforts by average price.



In the individuals by average price category, Leah Ozeri ranked 43rd and Alex Heydt ranked 45th. Danny Davis ranked 194th in the individuals-sales volume category. Out of 12,000 agents nationwide, REAL Trend selected six of TOWN Elite individual agents, including Danny Davis, Susan Green, Leah Ozeri, Alex Heydt, Laurie Gilmore, and Dana Power. Davis received the highest ranking among the group, followed by Susan Green and Leah Ozeri. Davis ranked 45th, Green ranked 232, and Ozeri ranked 253. The TOWN Elite group competed with 12,000 agents and were ranked based on sales volume superiority.



TOWN Residential had five teams who made the top 200 highest ranking by sales volume. Teams comprise of Stephan Ferrara and Michael Bejzak; Prince Team; Steven Gold Team; Aeen Avini and Sean Hughes; and The Saez-Fromm Team. Team Ferrara and Bejzak ranked 85 and the Steven Gold Team ranked 107. The Aeen Avini and Sean Hughes team came in third, ranking 154 among TOWN Elite teams. The Prince Team came in at 173 and the Saez-Fromm Team ranked 174.



Andrew Heiberger appreciates the dedication and endeavors of each TOWN Elite real estate agent and representative. Heiberger is also celebrating a buyout transaction giving him 100 percent control and ownership of TOWN Residential, TOWN Commercial, TOWN Marketing and Leasing, and TOWN New Development. TOWN Residential was co-founded by Heiberger specializing in residential real estate sales, marketing, rentals, and new development.



TOWN Residential is a New York, NY-based real estate brokerage firm serving Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods. The firm’s Elite group of representatives and agents has years of expertise in sales and rentals in Harlem, Inwood, Financial District, Union Square, and other Manhattan neighborhoods. TOWN Residential publishes resourceful information comprising of buyer’s guide, rental guide, financing guide, and seller’s guide, which is very helpful to clients seeking to purchase or sell properties.


23 Sep

Finding the Right Options for Reputation Management

Bad experiences by a select few customers can quickly become a public relations nightmare; this can be especially true when the complaints are taken to areas on the internet. Other customers that are looking to see if a service or product is reputable will check online sources for reviews, and those incredibly negative comments on the business can prevent them from either going or expecting a good experience.

Why is Online Reputation Management Necessary?

The online world has become the storefront of a business or organization in many ways. According to website Online Reputation Reviews, advertising online can be a big boost for business, and posting event announcements can gather bigger crowds for organizations. However, this virtual world can be a double-edged blade. Although it does offer a lot of perks, customers that go online to express their disappointments and criticisms of the business can easily cause for there to be less interest.
Thankfully, there are tools available that helps with properly managing online reputations. These tools give the organizations a chance at regaining some control on what people immediately see when looking at review sites. In fact, various different tools empower businesses by giving them real-time alerts when their business name is used online, whether it is on a website or through social media!
Choices for Online Management
According to an article by the Huffington Post, the choices for these types of reputation management tools can be quite extensive. There are various premium services from companies that specialize specifically in managing online reputation, and their experience and expertise in the area can help keep a positive reputation for the organization. On the other hand, there are also free options. For instance, the previously mentioned ability to have alerts sent to the organization, based on their name being used in a search, can be done by Google as a free service. Truthfully, companies that are on a budget can find that there are a good number or great services and software that provide easy access to viewing and managing customer’s reviews. Later on, once the budget is not as tight, the organization can always examine the benefits of moving their management to a premium vendor.


16 Sep

Stephen Murray Of CCMP Capital Became Our Best Partner Before He Died

Stephen Murray was the CEO of CCMP Capital when we began working with him on investing in his brand new fund. He was a very nice man, but we had been told that he might have to take a leave of absence because of an illness. We were able to get a meeting with him where he talked to us about his new fund, and he got us invested in it. We wrote a check that day to start our business trust, and then he sent us a really good report on the fund before he left work.

Stephen Murray passed away not long after, and we were very sad to have lost our partner in this business account. We knew that it would be a good thing for our company, but we had no idea how good it would be even after he died.

The people who worked for Stephen Murray were able to keep our fund account going, and they gave us a lot of good information to get the account to grow. We have been with that fund since the beginning, and we are making a lot of money because of the status of the account. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: http://blogs.wsj.com/privateequity/2015/03/13/former-ccmp-ceo-stephen-murray-dies-at-52/

I have been very lucky to invest with CCMP Capital and Stephen Murray before he died. He was a good person to work with, and we actually have all our regular accounts with Chase.

It is all the same bank, and it helps us consolidate all the things we do. We prefer to keep our operations as streamlined as we can, and that is why we have been trying to go with the funds and banks that work best for us. We have been lucky to use CCMP Capital, and our business trust is growing a lot because of the way that we are invested.

Read more: CCMP’s Murray dead at 52

15 Sep

Kate Hudson and Fabletics

For women that frequently visit the gym or for the women that are looking to find a new brand of outerwear clothing that is great not only for comfort but also for style, one brand in particular to take a look at is the brand that is known as Fabletics, a clothing brand name that was created by Kate Hudson in 2013 to bring on a new fashion sense for working out. As a movie star, Kate Hudson has been able to use her style and influence within this industry to start a company that is geared towards the consumers in providing a styled way to leave the house that will not break the bank in the process. Kate Hudson, though a trained movie star with a family name that continues to hit the movies on Twitter, Ms. Hudson has now been making a name for herself as a businesswoman and as an individual that provides exactly what the consumer wants and needs.

Kate Hudson understands that workout clothes can often be expensive despite the fact that the outfits are minimal and are often used only two to three days a week. With this in mind, Kate Hudson designed Fabletics to make an option that is inexpensive and that truly adds style to the clothes without having to break the bank like other competitors encourage the consumer to do. Fabletics is a brand for women of all shapes and sizes with all different incomes that want to buy a high quality product on fabletics.ca.

In recent news, Kate Hudson recently launched a new campaign add that would show the customer the extent that she wears her own clothes. This new campaign add of Fabletics consisted of many clips that were set in her own home and showed exactly what can be done while wearing the comfortable active wear. During these clips, Kate Hudson showed that these outfits are great for flexibility, endurance, or even for just hanging out around the house. Kate Hudson even recommends that women can grocery shop or even go to the office looking great with the help of Fabletics and the trending designs.

Kate Hudson’s apparel is not only standing out due to the price as well as the functionality, but also due to the fact that the fabric is comfortable and that the patterns are innovative and stylish that makes anyone want to wear these designs as they are flattering on all body types. Kate Hudson is truly a businesswoman that knows what the people want and works hard to make sure that her products continue to improve in both style as well as in durability. Though this is a three year business, there are high expectations for the future of this company.

13 Sep

Stress Free Party Planning With Twenty Three Layers

here are so many things you need to do to get ready for a big party. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to stress out planning. Here are some tips on stress free party planning.

One tip is make sure you are organized. You want to make sure that you come up with several lists. This includes the guest list, supply list, and the people that have RSVP’ed. You may also want another list for the people that have special diet requests when it comes to their food. By having a list you will make sure you stay organized.

Make sure that you pick a theme for your party. If you pick a theme, your party is often more celebratory. Get creative with your theme.

You need to make sure you send out invitations. If you are stressing about the cost of invites then check out your local craft store. They have invitations you can print on from your home printer. This saves a lot of time and money.

Another thing is to keep your food, especially appetizers, simple. Instead of a full dinner think about serving bite size food. You can serve cherry tomatoes and basil, dips, and many other items.

If you are going to have children attending your party consider setting up a children’s table. This way the kids at your party are entertained. You can add fun things to the table for the children to play with.

If you want a nice table setting make sure you keep them simple. You can tie a bow around the fork and spoon and lay it on the plate for a simple elegant look. By making it simple you will have less stress. Use these great tips at your next event.

If you are looking for an event planning company in NYC check out Twenty Three Layers. There are many event planners in NYC but they are the best. They offer many services to their clients including catering, venue selection, entertainment, and photography. They have professionals on their team that have been party planning for over ten years.


10 Sep

Between Laidlaw and Financial News Experts, It Hard to Know Who to Trust

In this day and age it is becoming increasingly difficult for the average person to receive sound investment advice. One of the major problems is found in the news media where “financial experts” are constantly shelling out stock tips. However there is no evidence out there to suggest that these experts are picking stocks that outperform stocks that one could pick at random.

Bad Investment Advice Knows No Boundaries

One of the reason people are inclined to listen to these so called experts is because their reasoning for picking these stocks makes total sense. However what the average person fails to recognize is that the reasons they are being given to purchase the stock is information that is already in the market place, meaning the traders who trade these stocks have already priced the information in. The question becomes what sort of disclosures should these experts have to make in relation to their stock picks on news programs? At the very least these experts should have to disclose the past performance of their stock pick s so listeners and views can review their successes and failures before making a decision.
It seems that the news media is not the only place people can turn to for bad investment advice. Even within the financial industry itself there are plenty of rotten apples. For example, Laidlaw , the investment firm is constantly in the news regarding lawsuits from clients who claim wrong doing. Most notably, the courts recently granted an injunction against Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. and its principals, Matthew Eitner and James Ahern preventing them from releasing any additional information about their former client Relmada Therapeutics. In addition customers have made complaints against brokers at Laidlaw for unsuitable trades for which the company settled with for $350,000. It is the normal course of business to have unhappy customers and even law suits, however, given the scale of complaints leveled against Laidlaw it seems they need to take a hard look at their culture and business practices.

07 Sep

Formation of the SEC Whistleblower Protection Law and Its Impact.

The legislation of the United States’ financial sector modified by the Congress in 2010. These amendments were through the enforcement of the Consumer Protection Law and the Wall Street Reforms of Dodd-Frank. The two acts were the first changes that had taken place in the finance sector since the implementation of the Great Depression. The Dodd-Frank law played a significant role in the formation of new legislation that facilitates the protection of individuals who willingly inform the Securities and Exchange Commission of fraudulent endeavors of different organizations in the country. The protection that is offered to the Sec source includes a monetary motivation and an assurance that they will have their job after informing the Commission on the rogue activities of their employers.

Various law companies have established units that are specialized in the practicing whistleblower representation law while other firms have been formed to primarily provide legal representation to the informants of the commission and also advocate for their rights. The Labaton Sucharow law firm is a well-known company that offers SEC whistleblower representation services, and it is a frontrunner in the sector. The company is dedicated to providing competent services to its clients through its well-organized system that has been developed over years. The Labaton Sucharow law firm has outstanding strategies of filling whistleblower representation litigations, a well-trained group of internal investigators, forensic auditors who have a proper understanding of the law, and financial examiners. The services of the company are entrusted by most of its clients since its attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that customers get the best representations.

The head of the Labaton Sucharow’s whistleblower representation practice is Mr. Jordan A. Thomas. He has ample experience in securities litigations since he has served the SEC as the assistant director and the deputy chief litigation officer at the institution’s enforcement branch. The role of Mr. Thomas in the industry is highly appreciated due to his noteworthy participation in the drafting of the whistleblower representation legislation and its execution.

The SEC whistleblower is currently entitled to job protection and 10-30 percent of the penalties that are set by the commission. The ceiling of the sanction is one million dollars, whoever, more fines can be collected due to the activities of other government agencies. The SEC does not need individuals to offer consultative fees when providing information. The commission requires that the informant should try not to disclose their identity in any way. The public can learn more about the whistleblower protection program by reaching the SEC’s whistleblower representation group via emails and telephone calls.

30 Aug

Software Options For Online Reputation Management

There are literally millions of webpages out there. While the vast majority aren’t as popular as a YouTube or a Google, there are plenty of third-party review sites like Online Reputation Reviews that wield authority and may go unchecked by a given public personality or business. Managing online reputation can be a very time-consuming task; especially as it doesn’t reveal itself until a business or career has become large enough to require regular demographic perception management. Public Relations encompasses online reputation management in many respects, but the two aren’t quite synonymous–primarily because Public Relations transcends the digital. But there is good news. As technology becomes more integral to modern business operations, new solutions for online reputation management are being developed all the time. One of the most exciting solutions was announced on August 23rd at a convention of independent durable goods retailers in Nashville, Tennessee.
The reason this new software solution is exciting has little to do with the specific demographic for which the platform was designed, and a lot to do with the way in which RWS (Retailer Web Services) went about designing it. 1,400+ consumers were surveyed to provide a quantifiable, statistically predictable scientific basis from which the software could be developed. From this data six tenants of operation–called “best practices”–were observed. These best practices include monitoring the net for reviews, providing alerts for retailers when reviews arrive, templates for positive and negative automated responses, automatic solicitations to reel-in actionable feedback, showcasing of good reviews on company websites automatically, and sharing of good reviews across company profiles among various social media outlets. The consolidation of these techniques into a single location is a time-saver worthy of high consideration. But the techniques themselves are a process even a small business could use to manage their online presence.

Software solutions for online reputation management are going to be more necessary the larger a personality or corporation becomes. Where there is more opportunity for digital presence, there is more need that it be managed. Building up to that level can naturally facilitate the process, however; it just requires remaining cognizant of business trends and acting on that knowledge.


29 Aug

Helane Morrison and Enforcing Compliance within the Corporate World

Helane Morrison is presently the Chief Compliance Officer at one of the largest advisory firms in San Francisco, Hall Capital Partners and is also a member of the Executive Committee of the company. Hall expresses how people lost the trust they had in the financial industry owing to the economic crash witnessed in 2008. Most people placed their finances in their own hands. After this phase, Hall comes to the public’s rescue by enforcing integrity, accountability and regulatory compliance in all the dealings.


Morrison is known for her assertiveness, sharpness, firmness and hard work that has created quite a great impression in the compliance field. She insists that each and every investment they make for a client is ethical and solid. Her team of professionals ensures that every mutual fund advisors or financial advisor and brokerage firm is investigated thoroughly before it is entrusted with client money. Morrison has an enforcement team that enforces disciplinary actions when an anomaly arises or is suspected. This involves pressing charges of a criminal nature or correction practices.


About Helane Morrison


Helane Morrison is a General Counsel, Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer at Hall Capital Partners and she is a member of the Executive Committee of the firm. Before she joined the firm in 2007, she used to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission based in San Francisco (1999-2007). Morrison was in charge of litigation matters, enforcement of securities and regulatory compliance in the area of Northern California as well as five other Northwest States as the Regional Director. Helane Morrison represented the SEC during legal issues, business relations, financial institutions and government agencies. During this time at SEC, she was involved in fraud cases involving the executives from big firms such as Google, HBO, Hewlett-Packard and NextCard Incorporated. She also played a part in exposing the false securities sale by the American Amicable insurance company to military personnel who were over 50,000 in number.


Prior to joining SEC, she was practicing law at the Howard, Rice & Rabkin Law firm from 1986-1996 and made partner in 1991. She was involved in SEC matters, business litigation, internal corporate investigations and private securities defense. She was Hon. Richard Posner’s clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals and Harry A. Blackmun. Ms. Morrison is a member of board to the Regional Parks Foundation and the American Bar Association. She holds a Journalism degree from Northwestern University, Illinois and furthered her studies at Berkeley School of Law, University of California.

25 Aug

Talk Fusion CEO on a Mission to Change Lives

Based in Florida, Talk Fusion opened its doors in 2004. Since its inception, the company has made efforts to materialize its goal of providing unparalleled video technology for business and social communication. The Video Communication Products they provide include video email, live broadcasting, video newsletters, video blog, video conferencing, video share, marketing analytics, fusion on the go mobile apps just to name a few.


Talk Fusion is among the fastest rising direct selling companies in the world, offering people a chance to earn partial income through the Instant Pay Compensation Plan. Unlike other companies that pay you weekly or monthly, Talk Fusion pays instantly. The commission is deposited to any Talk Fusion-branded Visa card or a bank account in less than four minutes.


The company has several established clients such as Norwegian Cruise Line and Applebee’s, West Point Academy. Additionally, Talk Fusion has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The company continues to develop video technology that is cost-effective and easy to use. The company is a proud member of the Direct Selling Association and adheres to the ethical business practices. They are committed to giving back (to friends, family, communities and animal charities) to create a positive global change.


Talk Fusion has been making donations to a variety of charity organizations across the world. These include a donation to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, a donation to an Indonesian Orphanage just to name a few.


Talk Fusion Founder and CEO Bob Reina


Mr. Bob Reina is the Founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, one of the largest video communication companies in the world. Bob Reina has 20 years of experience in the video marketing as well as direct selling industry. He explores this knowledge to spearhead Talk Fusion’s global goal of positively impacting lives across the world.


Before founding Talk Fusion, Mr. Bob was a Tampa Bay Police Officer. He was introduced to network marketing in 1990. During this time, he worked as a part-time associate. His passion for network marketing led him to abandon his full-time career to pursue his entrepreneurial aspiration. Today, he keeps on moving ahead in huge strides.