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Money Never Sleeps Radio : July 11,2016

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On this episode of Money Never Sleeps Radio, host Louis Velazquez, touches on the UFC deal, potential WWE deal, Danone, Whitewave, Public Shells, Small Business, New additions to the show and much more.

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Money Never Sleeps Radio: June 27, 2016

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Money Never Sleeps Radio, June 27, 2016

 

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New York City Luxury Power Broker Fredrik Eklund

 

There is no lack of flash when it comes to Fredrik Eklund, one of the nations top luxury real estate brokers, he makes sure that when you leave the room that you remember who he is.

He has been in the residential real estate arena for over 11 years and in that time he and his team of seasoned pros has topped more than 2 billion dollars in sales. It doesn’t stop there Eklund is the founder of an extremely high end luxury real estate outfit in Scandanavia called “Eklund Stockholm New York.”

Between his global team they have been setting records in sales on a massive scale. Last year alone the Eklund Gomes Team set record breaking numbers in not 1, not 5 not 15 but 28 buildings in Manhattan, that is not including what they have done globally.

Eklund is a true business machine, thinking of new ways to out do himself and expanding at a rate that most real estate brokers would salivate about. Make no mistake this wasn’t an overnight success this has taken years and years of development and over the past 3 years seems to be the highlight years for Eklund with still more to come.

Being a star of the hit reality series on the Bravo Network “Million Dollar Listing : New York” has given him an international podium to preach from. There is no doubt that the word “NO” or “STOP” doesn’t fit into his daily life and its this persistence that has made him one of the most sought after luxury real estate brokers not only in New York but way beyond.

“Fredrik Eklund is one of those fierce real estate brokers that you want to have in your corner when negotiating and one of those competitors that you don’t want to get into a tug of war with, all in all what he has built and continues to build will undoubtedly open up doors for many up and coming real estate agents who are looking to be guided by one of the best in the business, that’s if they pass the litmus test first“ – Louis Velazquez, UCW Radio Show.

More About Fredrik Eklund

Frequently covered by Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, New York Times, New York Post and New York Observer as a real estate expert. “My unique philosophy in marketing has truly come a long way and joining Douglas Elliman will allow me to continue to advance in the world of real estate not just in Manhattan but overseas,” stated Fredrik Eklund. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Eklund studied at the Stockholm School of Economics.

http://www.moneyneversleepsradio.com/fredrikeklund.html 

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Miami Luxury Power Broker & Socialite Katrina Campins

When you mention the name Katrina Campins, the first reaction of those that know of her are “That girl from The Apprentice” or “Wasn’t she on the cover of People Magazine?”

Here is the skinny on this dynamic go getter, she’s been in the real estate industry since the age of 17. She didn’t just decided to go into real estate and hope for the best, she has done what most professional athletes have done to go pro, she went to college. She graduated from the University of Miami with an impressive 4.0 grad point average.

Now that college education came in pretty handy as it allowed her to take the international finance and marketing skills that she acquired in school and apply them to her real estate career. In doing that she became a well known and accomplished agent but that wasn’t enough for Campins, she craved for more.

So in 2002 she took the leap of faith to join the new show at the time, Donald Trumps “The Apprentice.” This forced her to take time off from pursuing her real estate career in order to grab hold of a once in a lifetime opportunity, an opportunity that would open up many doors for her and land her on the cover of People Magazine.

She became the go to person for CNBC on the state of the Miami real estate market, landed a gig as correspondent for ESPN which really opened up doors for her to connect with many pro athletes. This move trickled down back into her real estate business which allowed her to represent over 342 athletes, entertainers and celebrities with their national real estate needs.

Her property listings have been featured on NBC, HGTV, SiTV, CNN, CNBC, ESPN, MTV, Bloomberg TV, and BBC.

She has been a highly sought after broker who is known for her professionalism, knowledge and desire to work hard for her clients. This work ethic has garnered her recognition from the likes of Realtor Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30″ in 2004, Forbes, USA Today, NY Post, NY Times, Sports Illustrated, Ocean Drive, ESPN, Player Magazine, Variety Magazine, the covers of People Magazine, US Weekly, In Touch, and countless others.

Her reputation for being accommodating, creative and above all discreet has earned her the keys to many kingdoms and just recently she grabbed one additional key.

This Miami luxury real estate superstar has joined Trump International Realty as the company is expanding their reach throughout South Florida. The recent opening of Trump’s National Doral Golf Resort offices opened up that opportunity which Campins seized with a smile.

“Katrina Campins is one of those passionate people that was born with that drive to succeed, she hasn’t strayed away from growth and actually launching her own prestigious real estate firm in 2004 called “The Campins Company” gave her more to strive for. Trump International definitely tapped a great asset in Katrina which will sure show as she sinks her teeth into their new projects,” – Louis Velazquez, UCW Radio Show.

http://www.moneyneversleepsradio.com/katrinacampins.html

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San Francisco Luxury Power Broker Barbara Klein

To Barbara Klein selling real estate is not about a single transaction, it’s about building long-term relationships. A 25 year veteran of residential real estate worldwide, her domestic and international sales experience coupled with an extensive knowledge of relocation principles and procedures creates a winning combination..

Real estate runs through her blood as she grew up surrounded by the business; her father owned a land company and her mother worked in residential real estate for decades. Barbara strive to offer unparalleled service to her clients through consistent communication, comprehensive market knowledge, and reliability.

She approaches each client’s situation as if it were her own investment, which ensures a level of attention to detail that gets deals done.strong work ethic in addition to finely honed negotiation skills (gained through her experience as a top Mercedes sales associate) ensure that transactions are executed with proficiency and tenacity, which are increasingly vital characteristics in today’s challenging market.

She is also committed to various charity outreach programs, motivated byChurchill’s sage observation:’We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’

To find out more about Barbara Klein and see her listings please go to the following links:

Video biography : www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWTuYjNUARo

Websites: www.barabarakleinrealestate.com www.barabarakleincnbc.com

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NYC Luxury Real Estate Rising Star

When you think of up and coming mega real estate agents in New York then the name Luis D. Ortiz should be on your mind.

He’s been in the New York City real estate arena for over seven years and he is just getting warmed up. He has taken the bull by the horns in New York City working diligently towards his one goal and that is to be one of the top real estate agents, not only New York but the country.

His talents are not only in real estate but Ortiz also studied film direction at the New York Film Academy which led him to receiving numerous awards for his work. He took that passion for entertainment and thrust it into his real estate business making a true production out of any listing that he took on.

As all agents do, he started at one firm then took a step up by going to another firm to further his career. What makes him different is that every move that he made was another rung up the ladder, so he moved from a firm like Synergy to take his business to Keller Williams, where he became someone to look for greater things from. He didn’t disappoint either; he quickly rose to the rank of VP in their New York office.

During that time he had the major opportunity to be a part of the up and coming reality show “Million Dollar Listing : New York” on the Bravo TV Network. This opened up plenty of doors for Ortiz as it led him to making yet another stretch up that ladder of success to join forces with the powerhouse real estate brokerage firm Douglas Elliman.

This move was properly his smartest to date as it put him in line with some of the true real estate superstars not only in New York but internationally.

In the past three years he has sales in excess of US$100MM and this is just the tip of the iceberg for this rising real estate star.

“New York is the place to make it if you are going to make it anywhere, Luis Ortiz is on the path to greater things not only in real estate but in life, I like the fact that he wants to use his fame on the reality show to try to inspire young people to step up and dream big but also put actions behind those dreams,” – Louis Velazquez, UCW Radio Show

http://moneyneversleepsradio.com/luisdortiz.html

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Music Industry Power House Dr. Dre, Rap Musics First Billionaire

Dr. Dre is by far one of the driving forces in the world of Hip Hop music, he built an empire that has just recently grew by a wide margin. Being ranked the second wealthiest figure on the American Hip Hip scene by Forbes this year with an astounding US$550MM estimated net worth.

This is someone that grew up on the streets of Compton, California , where gang violence was the norm. He linked up Ice Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella to form the very influential rap group N.W.A., from there on history was being made. He grew from being a performer to producing artist, some names include Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, 50 Cent, The Game and others.

Dre has always believed in that entrepreneurial spirit and that did shine through as he embarked on various ventures, one being Beats Electronics. Many thought that it was just another artist endorsing a product until they began to realize that he and his partner Jimmy Lovine had a vision, one that would make them Hip Hops first Billionaires.

Beats was more than high end headphones it was an entire system that included a streaming service. According to reports when they developed the service they always looked at Apple as a benchmark, well they reached the pinnacle of their project when Apple acquired Beats Electronics this year for over US$3 billion.

Now Dr. Dre is by far the wealthiest person in Hip Hop but some made reference to him being the first African-American billionaire and that is false. The first African-American billionaire would be the founder of BET Networks Robert Johnson, he sold BET to Viacom well over a decade ago for US$3 billion.

So what does this mean for the world of HipHop?

Well it is another sign to the youth that no matter what your circumstances, no matter how much adversity you may face that if you dream it you can live it. Dr. Dre is living the dream and is continuing to create and add value to the world of music and beyond.

Look for more chapters to the Dr. Dre story as Dr. Dre and Lovine embark on many more business ventures and kick off their careers at Apple.

http://www.moneyneversleepsradio.com/drdre.html

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Miami Power Broker Chad Carroll

Chad Carroll is a “Power Broker” and shows that in every aspect of his work. Being well versed in the areas of finance, contracts and negotiation putting that in line with his real estate knowledge has given him the tools to achieve great success while catering to his clients needs.

Carroll is a deal maker, he puts the realistic needs of his clients at the forefront and provides them with professionalism, guidance and expertise. Do not let the reality show “Million Dollar Listing: Miami” fool you, he is not a television character, he is the real deal.

He has shared his insight with such publications as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Daily News and The New York and South Florida Edition of The Real Deal Magazine.

“Chad Carroll has raised the bar in South Florida and continues to do so, his clients adhere to not only his professionalism but his honesty, and those are the traits that allow his client retention to be very high, sky’s the limit for this Miami Power Broker,” Louis Velazquez, UCW Radio Show Host.

More about Chad Carroll:

In 2008, Chad moved from New York City to pursue South Florida’s collapsing real estate market. In just five years, he has emerged at the top, penetrating the circle of the top one percent of brokers nationwide. As Executive Vice President at New York and Miami’s Luxury Real Estate powerhouse Douglas Elliman, Carroll has closed over $200 million in sales since 2011 and was named the company’s top broker in Miami in 2013 & 2012 for grossing the highest commission. Always pushing forward, Chad doubled his sales in 2013. Without a doubt, his success is the product of his unremitting work ethic and top-notch professional service.

Chad has built his impressive professional reputation through a commitment to personalized client service that consistently exceeds expectations. A master at building lasting relationships by gaining the trust of buyers and sellers through smooth closings, his unwavering dedication to his clients can best be defined by his “full-service real estate” approach, dedicated to each of his clients; he is always available to assist them around the clock.

Among his most recent endeavors, Chad has created an extraordinary powerhouse of real estate professionals that understand the importance of “going the distance.” Guiding their clients skillfully from beginning to end, The Chad Carroll Group specializes in exclusive luxury waterfront homes and investment properties throughout South Florida and New York. Chad has proven an invaluable agent and leader in the South Florida Real Estate market and is proudly continuing that tradition with each new client and property he takes on.

“They’re my first priority. My life is their life.” This individualized attention has allowed both Chad and his team to retain a solid client base, staying in touch with clients long after transactions have closed. Raised in a family of medical professionals, Chad takes no exception to answer clients’ calls in the middle of the night – going to great lengths to accommodate the needs of his clients.

“My mission is to make your real estate experience as cost-effective as possible, while maintaining the utmost standards of integrity and professionalism.” – Chad Carroll

http://www.moneyneversleepsradio.com/chadcarroll.html

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Boca Raton Power Broker Senada Adzem

Senada Adzem, Director of Luxury Sales at Douglas Elliman, is the powerhouse agent representing the most discerning clientele and luxury properties in South Florida and New York. Since 2006, Ms. Adzem has sold $200 Million of real estate. Her professional success and expertise have been recognized by Wall Street Journal, Haute Living, The Real Deal, New York Post, Sun Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Miami Herald, and many other leading publications.
As Ms. Adzem’s reputation for providing superior service has rapidly grown, so has the scope of her territory. Today, Adzem works with some of the most affluent and distinctive homes from New York to South Florida and is a trusted advisor to the biggest names in international business, entertainment and diplomacy.
Known for breaking records in Florida, Adzem made the single largest condominium sale at the St Regis Bal Harbour in July of 2012: $24.6 Million. In July 2011, Senada broke the record in Palm Beach County, setting the highest price per square foot for a condominium property: $1,500 psf or $10.4 Million for a raw penthouse at One Thousand Ocean in Boca Raton. The year prior, Senada made the largest condominium sale in Palm Beach County for 2010 at $12 million.

Prior to Douglas Elliman, Adzem spent five successful years with Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group and The Corcoran Group. She is the former Vice President of Trump International, and creative force behind marketing Donald J. Trump’s condominium developments.

She has an MBA in Real Estate Development and a BA (Honors) in International Business and Political Science. When handling real estate needs for her discerning clients, Adzem is dedicated to providing professionalism, knowledge and inherent business sense. Coupled with her exceptional consultative sales style and strong negotiation skills, she quickly becomes a close ally to the buyer or seller looking for a seamless, rewarding real estate experience. She consistently delivers profit gains for her clients within highly competitive U.S. real estate investment markets.

Adzem is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Palm Beach Board of Realtors and RAPB. She started her career as the Liaison at the United National Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-1996). In 1999, after obtaining her BA in International Business, she worked with the Frankel Group, a strategy consulting and venture capital firm based in New York. At TFC, Adzem advised Fortune 500 clients on corporate strategic initiatives with focus on business development and marketing strategies.

Adzem lives her life by the mantra “Doing Well by Doing Good” and is an avid supporter of causes that work to empower children including the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. She is the recipient of the 2008 Award for Outstanding Leadership by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

http://www.moneyneversleepsradio.com/senadaadzem.html

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