Arthur Becker has been taking the real estate game in New York by storm in recent years and people are finally starting to really take notice. Arthur Becker is a former stockbroker who maneuvered into real estate after finding an early fortune buying and selling tech companies. Broker’s switch over to real estate may have surprised some but not all, as the man has found success in nearly every avenue of business that he has set his sights on. Becker’s transition to real estate has been smooth but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth taking a closer look at.
Arthur Broker was working as a stockbroker at Bear Stearns when he landed his first big fortune. Becker would immediately parlay that money into a variety of other investment opportunities. Early on it seemed like the key to success for Arthur Becker was to diversify and pursue a variety of different fields, each of which he had felt passionate about. Becker would pursue real estate developments in both New York and Florida while also pursuing a slew of other investment options that ranged the gamut from art to science.
According to Perez Hilton, while working in these different investment fields Becker would gain a reputation as being someone who could turn just about any concept into a financial boon. Becker has worked with some of the wildest investments that we have heard of. Becker’s fascination with banking and currency would lead him to pursuing investments in ancient currency found throughout the cradle of Africa — including Nigeria and Cameroon. Along the way Becker would also begin to invest in Macadamia Nut farms in Hawaii which would go on to be sold to the ever growing Mrs Fields cookie company. These investments are just a taste of the many different options that Becker pursued.
In New York it was clear early on that Becker was focused on becoming a major player in real estate. He would go on to immediately begin working with some of the top real estate partners in the city: Michael Stern, Kevin Maloney as well as Madison Equities. Now Becker is laying claim to his own reputation among the elite real estate investors.
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Sweetgreen has been the perfect platform for Nathaniel Ru to bring about more awareness for healthy good. Nathaniel definitely has the ability to bring a lot of different flavor to the fast food industry. He has proven that he knows how customers respond to healthy food when it is presented in the right way. That may be the most important thing about the Sweetgreen brand. It was something that was presented as a hip and trendy alternative. It wasn’t just another plea of an entrepreneur to get people to eat healthy. It was something that was actually going to motivate people to engage in healthy eating. That has been the difference that has made this such a popular establishment with consumers. Learn more: http://fortune.com/2016/02/18/sweetgreen-entrepreneurs/
It definitely makes a lot of sense for people to at least consider what Nathaniel Drew brings to the table. He is providing consumers with a better blueprint for how they can eat healthier without totally sacrificing all of the foods that they love. The menu is not all salads and vegetables. There are fruit and chips that are on the menu as well as side items. Learn more: http://nrn.com/power-list-2016-Jammet-Neman-Ru
People that eat through Sweetgreen are going to be impressed by this company because it still provides quite a bit of variety. It is definitely easier for consumers to eat healthy when they know that they have an abundant number of choices to consider. That is what most people appreciate about this restaurant. It has been designed to give customers a multitude of choices, and there are also more choices to consider when people go to other Sweetgreen locations and other cities. The restaurant in Los Angeles is not going to have the same menu items as the restaurant in New York City. Learn more: http://fortune.com/2016/02/18/sweetgreen-entrepreneurs/
The Sweetgreen chain is certainly a big surprise for anyone that is trying to depart from all the fast food choices that are out there right now. Nathaniel Ru has become a leader in the industry that has been able to turn things around. He has done this in a time where most people would not believe that a restaurant such as Sweetgreen could be successful. Nathaniel has sort of defied the odds when it comes to building a better restaurant. He has ready been able to change the direction of the consumers that may have never even considered fast food before. Nathaniel Ru has reshaped healthy eating choices.
Jim Tananbaum is the founder and CEO of Foresite Capital. Foresite Capital was founded in 2011 as a healthcare-dedicated private equity firm specializing in finding promising healthcare leaders and helping them increase profits by providing information, networks and supplying capital. Before founding Foresite Capital, Jim Tananbaum founded Geltex Pharmaceuticals while finishing medical school which was acquired in 1998 for $1.6 billion. He also co-founded and was the CEO of Theravance, Inc. His investment experience includes being a partner at Sierra Ventures and leading a large number of investments that include Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Healtheon and Amira Pharmaceuticals. You can visit LinkedIn to know more.
In his interview with Ideamensch Jim Tananbaum points out that the idea for Foresite Capital was born out of his 25 year experience as an investment strategist and healthcare entrepreneur which enabled him identify major factors that make a successful entrepreneur. Foresite Capital provides the medical entrepreneur with information and capital whose importance they may not fully appreciate in the success of their venture. You can visit LinkedIn Forsite Capital.
He also emphasizes the importance of the idea. Foresite Capital invests in people that can make discoveries that have the capability to have the furthermost impact on healthcare. His inspiration comes from the many different ways in which science can be applied by innovators to solve healthcare’s unmet needs. He underscores the importance of learning in the success of an entrepreneur. Ignorance is catastrophic for the entrepreneur.
Jim Tananbaum considers his family the highest priority and loves having dinner with them. Most of his day is spent in meetings and between which he finds time to work out. His worst working experiences have been where the teams lacked synergy.
Foresite’s current largest investment is Intarcia, a twice a year type II diabetes implant which helps patients control their diabetes and lose weight. Jim believes Intarcia’s product has the capability to have a similar bearing on Diabetes as the IUD has had on birth control. Jim Tananbaum sees a future where blood and/or saliva or tissues will be sequenced in order to prevent and treat disease.
Jim Tananbaum has found his place for the third year straight in the Forbes Midas List. His investments in Intarcia Therapeutics and Juno Therapeutics, which went public in 2014, Puma Biotechnology and Aimmune. More details can be found on Crunchbase.
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