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New York Real Estate Supersedes Them All

September 21st, 2015

New York Real Estate is now booming more than ever before. From Chinese business moguls who are willing to own an apartment in the US (if it’s in New York) to this thriving area becoming a lot more safer, the real estate market in New York has reached an all time high for up and coming professionals, business tycoons, multimillionaires and billionaires everywhere. Even if many of these high clientele wants to have their primary home elsewhere, they still are more than willing to own a magnificent NYC apartment for rent. As a matter of fact, even the star and broker on “Million Dollar Listing New York” says that one hasn’t truly made it until he/she owns an apartment in New York City.

According to a news article that was released this week from The Real Deal, That Chinese buyers are willing to pay $800,000 to $2,000,000 for real estate in New York. They realize the value proposition of real estate in this area, and that the demand remains constant, unlike other areas where the demand diminishes during bad times.

The Real Deal also states that developers are creating amazing buildings with unbelievable amenities; and hotel living that is raised to the sky level. With these amazing amenities, it’s no wonder why high clientele would want to own an apartment in New York. TOWN New Development, for instance, is one of these developers, who focuses on everything high end with premier architects, interior designers, elite amenity specialists, and specialized contractors. They are a premiere luxury real estate firm, and they always have open houses and virtual open houses for their clients’ convenience.

In addition to all that New York real estate has to offer that supersedes other areas is that fact that this is a very safe, big city. This plays a huge fact or in the real estate market here. Even Brooklyn is no longer known to be a borough. This city has tremendously improved.

When Life Gives You Lemons…

April 14th, 2015

Na’ama Uzan, a five year-old in Toronto, Canada opened a lemonade stand. She branched out and added muffins to her menu. Did we also mention that the young girl is spearheading a fundraising effort to find a cure for Angelman Syndrome?

Na’ama’s older brother, Nadav, is living with Angelman Syndrome, a rare development and neurological disability. The disease makes speech and mobility difficult, and there is no cure. So, Na’ama decided to take matters into her own hands and raise money to find a cure. The results have been surprising. So far, the young businesswoman has raised $25,000 for research. As news of Na’ama’s lemonade stand spread, so did the public’s awareness and response. To learn more about Na’ama and Angelman Syndrome, click here.

Bernardo Chua ( is aware that, as far away as California, people are learning of and responding to Na’ama’s efforts. A family in California, whose own son was recently diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, was so inspired by the young girl that they raised $20,000 for a research grant in Uzan’s name.

How can a person change the world? Begin with awareness, compassion, and involvement – and, a glass of lemonade.

Vijay Eswaran One of Malaysia’s Premier Businessman and Philanthropists

February 5th, 2015

Malaysian businessman, Vijay Eswaran (birth, 7 October 1960) is the current Executive Chairman of the prestigious QI Group, which is headquartered in Hong Kong, China.

Mr. Eswaran graduated, from the London School of Economics in 1984, with a socio-economic degree. It was in the United Kingdom that Mr. Eswaran was introduced to concept of binary system marketing. After further studies which resulted in a MBA from the Southern Illinois University, (1986), Mr. Eswaran began work in multilevel marketing (MLM). After his return to Asia in 1998, he co-founded his own multilevel marketing company which has now become known as the QI Group.

Mr. Eswaran is a prolific speaker. He has been invited to address various management and business forums including the sixth “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in India,” as well as the World Economic Forum meeting.

A published author, his 2005 first book “In the Sphere of Silence,” examines his personal life philosophy and his dedicated habit of beginning each day with one hour of silence. Mr. Eswaran’s philosophy drove him to develop an interactive application program called “Thought of the Day,” His second book offering, “In the Thinking Zone,” is a collection of reflections and thoughts on (May 2008). Mr. Eswaran’s third book, “18 Stepping Stones,” was published in 2010 and “On the Wings of Thought,” which is a collection of his personal photography, was published in 2011.

Mr. Eswaran founded the RYTHM Foundation which is the corporate social sensitive and social responsibility arm of his QI group. In Malaysia, Mr. Eswaran has also established the charitable organization, the “Vijayaratnam Foundation”, which he named after his father. It has been through these sentinel foundations that Mr. Eswaran has been able to initiate community programs, and mentorship opportunities to Malaysian youth. Mr. Eswaran continues to donate to numerous charities and individuals. As a result of his work, Mr. Eswaran was referenced in the Forbes Asia, July 2011 issue as one of 48 noted ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’ in the Asian region.

Vijay Eswaran was listed in the February 2013 issue of Forbes as one of Asia’s Malaysia’s 50 Richest persons at the rank of No. 25. In the previous year, Mr. Eswaran was honored with the prestigious, New Global Indian (NGI) award for his philanthropy and superior business excellence. The award was given to Mr. Eswaran during the 2012 Global Indian Business Meeting (GIBM) in New York, City, United States.

Vijay Eswaran has been happily married to the beautiful Umayal Eswaran. Umayal servers as Chairperson to the Vijayaratnam Foundation.