Wes Edens is an American Born businessman that has been investing for the majority of his life and he is also the co-founder of one of the most popular alternative investment companies in the country, Fortress Investment Group. Wes started up Fortress Investment alongside Rob Kauffman and Randy Nardone back in 1998. For the past nine years, Wes Edens has managed the company as President and Chief Executive Officer, focusing heavily on the private equity department of the company. Wes Edens completed his education and earned his financial and business degrees back in 1984 and he found a position right away working as a partner at Lehman Brothers, which set a good tone for the rest of his career.
Before founding Fortress Investment Group, Wes was the managing director for BlackRock Financial Management from 1993 til 1998, when he founded his current company. With more than 10 years of experience already under his belt, Wes Edens has no troubles moving forward with Fortress Investment Group, especially since they acted as a private investment firm for the first several years.
Over the years, Wes Edens’ has expressed interest in many other areas of business and finance, but more than that, he enjoys getting involved in his own personal interests. For example, Wes Edens’ is a sports fan, which is why he purchased the Milwaukee Bucks, a professional basketball team in the US. He is also a part owner of the League of Legends team, FlyQuest. Perhaps his most ambitious project is the Brightline Train system, which is currently in development in Florida and aims to relieve the heavy traffic that congests areas around the state. To date, Brightline is the first ever private train system to exist in the United States and so far it has been received well, with plans to bring Brightline to new states in the future.
Ted Bauman joined the editing team of the famous publishing company, Banyan Hill Publishing, in 2013. Ted is the editor of the Bauman Letter, Alpha Stock Alert, and Plan B Club. The publications are renowned for their ability to address issues on asset security, international migration, and investment plans that possess relatively minimal risks. Ted is a family man and is a resident of Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout the better part of his career, Ted has always committed himself to assist people to lead better lives and make sound decisions. He is a critic of government supervision and corporate greed.
Ted Bauman was born and bred in Maryland, but after high school, he relocated to South Africa for his University education. He attended Cape Town University from where he graduated with degrees in History and Economics. After graduation, Ted decided to seek a career in South Africa and was privileged to hold several key positions in charitable organizations in the country. He was tasked with overseeing and coordinating numerous low-cost housing projects that were being funded by his bosses.
One of Ted’s most significant accomplishments while in South Africa was his immense contribution to the formation of the now famous Slum Dwellers Association. The initiative targeted people living in the slum, and it aimed to help change the living conditions in those areas. Today, the non-profit has benefited over 14 million people not only in South Africa but 35 other countries.
Ted Bauman has a rich history working as a construction consultant in projects that benefit the people. He has worked with governments and global organizations such as the United Nations, and World Bank. His work with these organizations mainly involves researching construction financing, urban planning, and low-cost housing.
In 2008, Ted Bauman decided to leave South Africa and move back to the US. Today, he is a prolific researcher and writer of emerging trends in real estate and changes in the global money markets. His readers can attest that he offers in-depth analyses of current matters around the world. Ted offers his knowledge and insights monthly through his publication, The ted Bauman Letter.
Nick Vertucci has taken a look at the homeless problem that’s come across California and also has noted its increasingly high housing prices and says if something isn’t done about it, the state could be headed for real trouble. He says one of the problems in California is that cities have seen a lack of properties that are more affordable for low-income renters, and many funds allocated to construction of these properties by local and state legislatures often get put on hold. But he also says as property prices and taxes rise, companies have started taking their businesses elsewhere and its leading to turbulence. Vertucci has been investing in properties across California and other states in efforts to rejuvenate its real estate markets, and to show others how to get high revenue in the field.
Nick Vertucci founded the NV Real Estate Academy in 2014, but getting there was a long road that took his life through many hard times. He came from a background of poverty and even homelessness for a few years, and his first attempt at financial stability came through a business he started selling computer hardware. This actually brought some good fortune to Vertucci as he was able to buy a house, marry and raise a family of his own. But the business went under when the 2000 crash hit, and he and his family found themselves trapped in serious debt. Vertucci searched frantically for answers to get out of it, and he would find it at a seminar that a friend told him about on flipping properties.
Nick Vertucci had no college degrees or formal training in finance or investing, but he was willing to dig up all the information he could on topics he heard at the seminar and give real estate a try. Over the years he started finding the money to buy properties, and some that were completely rundown were flipped to become fashionable rentals. Nick Vertucci had his own system formulated down to a science, and he realized this system could be valuable to others who wanted to know how to use real estate as their investment vehicle. The field isn’t for everyone, but for those who do feel they have a chance to make it in the market, the NV Real Estate Academy has been an invaluable resource.