Gerente de Burguer King de Florida que fue víctima de ataque racista recibe disculpas y las acepta

Gerente de Burguer King de Florida que fue víctima de ataque racista recibe disculpas y las acepta

Un empleado hispano de Burger King que fue víctima de un ataque racista por parte de dos clientes que le dijeron que “regresara a México”, recibió recientemente un gesto que sorprendió a muchos.

Por Redacción Miami Diario

El gerente general del local, ubicado en Eustis, Florida, publicó en Facebook una imagen de una carta que supuestamente recibió de las dos mujeres que lo interpelaron, donde describen sus acciones como “un mal comportamiento” y aseguraron que recientemente habían chocado contra una “pared de ladrillo emocional”.

Ricardo Castillo compartió una foto de la misiva en la red social y escribió: ”Dondequiera que estén, me gustaría decir que se aceptan las disculpas y lamento mucho lo que han pasado…”.

En la carta de disculpa, las dos mujeres describen la situación emocional que llevó a su comportamiento.

“Uno de nosotros se ha convertido en viuda la semana pasada”, explican en la carta. “Nuestro momento irracional en su restaurante, cuando nuestros corazones todavía estaban dolorosamente rotos, resultó en azotarte, cuasándote dolor y verguenza inmerecidos”.

“La abrumadora comprensión de que acabas de enterrar a tu mejor amigo, te enfrentas a una deuda insuperable con muy pocos ingresos ahora y sin ahorros”, añaden en la carta, donde no menciona la identidad de las mujeres.

Luego, las mujeres describen su comportamiento como “irresponsable” e “hiriente” y terminan la carta con el siguiente mensaje: “Nuestra esperanza es que nos extiendan su mano en el perdón y acepten nuestra sincera disculpa”.

Fuente: Univisión

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After $370M funding round, Compass back under IPO spotlight

After $370M funding round, Compass back under IPO spotlight

Compass Founder & CEO Robert Reffkin (Credit: Michael Toolan, iStock)

Compass Founder & CEO Robert Reffkin (Credit: Michael Toolan, iStock)

After raising another $370 million, the only thing standing between Compass and an IPO is time.

The New York-based brokerage — now valued at $6.4 billion — announced its latest round Tuesday, eliciting a new round of speculation as to when it may go public.

Robert Reffkin, CEO and co-founder of the firm, acknowledged Tuesday that going public was in the cards.

“Look, we’re likely going to have an IPO,” he said during an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box. “But we’re fortunate, given our capital base, that we have flexibility in timing.”

It’s a line Reffkin has used before.

Launched in 2012, Compass has now raised more than $1.5 billion from investors. It’s used some of that money to recruit top agents across the country with bonuses and high splits, as well as acquire leading firms in gateway markets. That spending has attracted criticism that while the firm may be great at raising money, it’s not really building a sustainable business and is dependent on a constant stream of outside capital to stay afloat.

Squawkbox host Andrew Ross Sorkin made a point of asking Reffkin whether Compass had pivoted from its “straight-up” tech strategy, noting that its revenue gains have come from rollup acquisitions like Pacific Union International and Alain Pinel in California, and Stribling & Associates in New York.

“I think in the future you have to be both,” said Reffkin, describing a hybrid tech-brokerage model. “The future of this industry will be the first where there’s a place where you can search and do the transaction on one platform,” he added. “That’s what we’re building.”

A steady stream of hot companies going public have turned 2019 into what Fortune magazine dubbed “the year of the giant tech IPO,” prompting some to wonder if Compass’ investors may be ready to cash out now. As of mid-May, six venture capital-backed tech companies had gone public, raising $13 billion.

“There’s never been a better time to tap the IPO market,” said Zach Aarons, co-founder of MetaProp, a real estate VC fund and accelerator. “It’s one of the best IPO windows for tech companies I’ve seen in my career,” he added, describing the market as “ebullient.”

Despite Uber and Lyft’s disappointing debuts, several other tech IPOs have taken off. Pinterest is now trading at $28.27 per share, up 15.6 percent from its debut in April, while shares of the video conferencing company Zoom are up 32.71 percent and Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity company, are up 30.59 percent.

Compass’ march toward a public offering also reflects a maturing real estate tech sector. Investors that bet on real estate tech in 2012 and 2013 “are looking to have exits,” said Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech. “It’s a natural reflection of where we are in the cycle that companies are going to start to go public.”

For Compass, the catch could be the lackluster performance of rivals like Realogy, whose market cap has plummeted to $569 million, compared to $3.3 billion last year. As of midday Tuesday, Realogy’s shares were trading just above $5 – despite getting a temporary boost from an announced partnership with Amazon.

To avoid the same fate, Compass needs to sell itself as a tech company to Wall Street, Aarons said. Investors in the Series G round include Dragoneer Investment Group, a backer of late-stage companies, as well as the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, SoftBank’s Vision Fund and the Qatar Investment Authority.

Compass said the new money will accelerate growth in product and engineering, as well as core products like Compass Concierge, which fronts the cost of home repairs for sellers.

But competition is picking up — and not just from traditional players. Tech-enabled brokerage firms like Side Realty and REX Real Estate are gaining steam.

Jeffrey Berman, general partner of Camber Creek Capital, said he’s seen a “marked uptick” in tech brokerages crossing his desk.

“As these companies mature,” he said, “It will be interesting to see what Compass’ competitive matrix looks like.”

Real estate firm Compass announces $370 million in new funding from CNBC.

Real estate entrepreneur turned YouTube star dies at 38

Real estate entrepreneur turned YouTube star dies at 38

Grant Thompson bought and sold houses before becoming “the King of Random” on Youtube

July 31, 2019 03:04PM
Grant Thompson, creator of popular YouTube channel 'The King of Random' (Credit: Instagram)

Grant Thompson, creator of popular YouTube channel ‘The King of Random’ (Credit: Instagram)

Inspired by the fall of the housing industry during the recession, real estate investor Grant Thompson built a career on YouTube trying to explain how the world works.

Thompson, “The King of Random,” died in a paragliding accident in Utah at age 38, according to the New York Times.

Thompson had created the YouTube channel “The King of Random,” which amassed more than 11 million followers. He created videos about how to make things and about science, including videos such as “How to Make LEGO Gummy Candy!,” which amassed over 34 million views.

Prior to achieving celebrity status as a YouTube star, Thompson worked as an airline pilot for 11 years, according to the Times. He then went into the real estate business and bought and sold houses.

“Then I just started tinkering and learning about how the world works, which was inspired kind of by the idea of the Great Recession from the housing collapse,” Thompson said, according to the New York Times. “I was learning about things. I started making videos on YouTube showing people what I was tinkering with and what I was coming up with.”

As Thompson became more popular, he closed down his real estate business, quit flying and just produced videos. [New York Times] — Keith Larsen

Veppex solicita la expulsión de Manuel Cristopher Figuera de EEUU

Veppex solicita la expulsión de Manuel Cristopher Figuera de EEUU

A través de un comunicado, la Organización de Venezolanos Perseguidos Políticos en el Exilio (Veppex), denunció ante el Secretario de Justicia de Estados Unidos, William Barr, al ciudadano Manuel Cristopher Figuera, ex Subdirector de los Servicios de Contrainteligencia Militar (DIGECIM) y Director del Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia (SEBIN) del régimen de Nicolás Maduro, por violación de los derechos humanos.

Por Redacción Miami Diario

De acuerdo con  Veppex, el citado oficial, quien se encuentra en territorio de los Estados Unidos, permitió que los organismos a los cuales perteneció infringieran torturas y tratos degradantes hacia personas que eran inocentes, detenidas y encarceladas injustamente por motivaciones políticas, como el capitán de la Guardia Nacional Juan Carlos Caguaripano Scott, y el Capitán de Navío Luis Humberto de la Sotta, entre otros detenidos.

«Manuel Cristopher Figuera es cómplice del asesinato del concejal de Primero Justicia Fernando Albán, quien fue lanzado desde el piso 10 de la sede de la policía política SEBIN, y una vez que fue designado como director de ese cuerpo policial jamás realizo una investigación para determinar responsabilidades de  los funcionarios implicados en este horrendo crimen», agrega el comunicado.

Según Veppex, Estados Unidos siempre ha sido un territorio donde ha imperado la ley y el respeto por los derechos humanos, motivo por el cual «solicitamos formalmente la detención y expulsión del territorio norteamericano de este esbirro de la dictadura de Nicolás Maduro, quien ha venido a generar zozobra e intranquilidad en  la comunidad venezolana exiliada en Estados Unidos».

A continuación el texto del comunicado:

Honorable

Secretario de Justicia de Estados Unidos.

Su despacho.-

Miami, 30 de Julio del 2019

Es un honor dirigirme a usted en la oportunidad de saludarle y denunciar formalmente al ciudadano Manuel Cristopher Figuera, quien es General del Ejército de Venezuela y fuera Subdirector de los Servicios de Contrainteligencia Militar (DIGECIM) y Director del Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia (SEBIN) del régimen de Nicolás Maduro por violación de los derechos humanos.

El mencionado oficial quien se encuentra en territorio de los Estados Unidos, permitió que los organismos a los cuales perteneció infringieran torturas y tratos degradantes  hacia personas que eran inocentes, detenidas y encarceladas injustamente por motivaciones políticas, tal es el caso del Capitán de la Guardia Nacional Juan Carlos Caguaripano Scott, y del Capitán de Navío Luis Humberto de la Sotta, entre otros detenidos.

Igualmente el Ciudadano Manuel Cristopher Figuera es cómplice del asesinato del Concejal de Primero Justicia Fernando Albán quien fue lanzado desde el piso 10 de la sede de la policía política SEBIN, y una vez que fue designado como director de ese cuerpo policial jamás realizo una investigación para determinar responsabilidades de  los funcionarios implicados en este horrendo crimen.

Los Estados Unidos siempre ha sido un territorio donde ha imperado la ley y el respeto por los derechos humanos, es por ello que solicitamos formalmente la detención y expulsión del territorio norteamericano, de este esbirro de la dictadura de Nicolás Maduro, quien ha venido a generar zozobra e intranquilidad en  la comunidad venezolana exiliada en Estados Unidos.

 

Jose Antonio Colina

Presidente de la Organización de Venezolanos Perseguidos Políticos en el Exilio.

(Veppex)

EN Dios Confiamos.

 

Con información de nota de prensa

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Celebrity sales: Resi brokers dish about their A-list clients

Celebrity sales: Resi brokers dish about their A-list clients

From left: Ellen DeGeneres, Rihanna, Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Kanye West & Kim Kardashian (Credit: Getty Images)

From left: Ellen DeGeneres, Rihanna, Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Kanye West & Kim Kardashian (Credit: Getty Images) 

When Rihanna, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom and Giselle and J.Lo and A-Rod need to offload a pad, there are only a trusted few to whom they award the privilege of selling it. And the brokers lucky enough to list those properties are well attuned to the special considerations necessary when catering to superstar athletes and Hollywood royalty.

Over the years, brokers have told The Real Deal about the many advantages and obstacles of finding homes for celebrity clients. Below we highlight what they’ve shared about the trials and travails of star-studded selling.

‘Stranger’ needs
L.A.-based Compass agent Lee Mintz, who has a roster that includes professional athletes and pop stars like Rihanna, befriends her clients, “with an arm’s distance, of course.”

“If they need me to pick them up when they’re landing at LAX, I’ll be there,” Mintz told TRD. “I’ll find them a car, housekeepers, dry cleaning. They call me for everything and I always pick up the phone. And then they start trusting me.”

But sometimes things can get out of hand.

“One of the stranger requests I got was from Ty Lawson, of the Sacramento Kings,” she said. “Some time ago, he was staying on Mulholland Drive with his brother, and I got a call in the middle of the night. He said, ‘Lee, there’s a seven-foot snake in front of my house, what do I do?’ and I said, ‘You need to hang up the phone right now and call the police,’ and then I hear this dup-dup-dup sound, and it turned out that they started shooting at the snake with a gun.”

Mintz added, “I get all kinds of stupid stuff. I get, ‘Lee, there’s something dripping under my sink!’ at 2 in the morning. ‘Lee, my girlfriend left, I need you to pack up the house.’ The scariest was the call I got from Rihanna about the stalker. This was at like 5 a.m. I jumped in the car, and drove to the house, where the alarm was going off and the S.W.A.T. team had come.”

Other celebrities have made their share of odd requests. Tom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, asked developer Related if they could move up to the 12th floor of 70 Vestry Street in New York, in order to match his number 12 Patriots jersey.

24-hour accessibility is a must for any broker dealing with a high-wattage client.

“Movie stars and entertainers, you really have to be at their beck and call, and you have to make appointments from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and they might not show up until 1 p.m.,” said New York-based broker Dolly Lenz, of Dolly Lenz Real Estate. “And so how do you deal with that and not get angry at them? It can be very challenging.”

Sometimes they’re also looking out for some truly unique features.

Tom Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, asked developer Related if they could move up to the 12th floor of 80 Vesey Street in New York, in order to match his number 12 Patriots jersey.

Sidenote: brokers told The Real Deal that Brady’s number anxiety is not uncommon in the real estate world.

“I once had a buyer who felt strongly that living on a floor with the number 8 in it, because they thought it would bring them luck,” said Compass agent Michael Graves. “I’ve seen so many strange things, like people who don’t want to be part of a listing that’s hyphenated. Strange little things can throw people.”

Need for privacy
Privacy is paramount when it comes to a celebrity sale.

“We make every effort to keep real estate transactions private,” said Marc Shevin, an L.A.-based agent with Berkshire Hathaway who represents dozens of celebrity clients, including Kanye West and the Kardashians, Simpson, and Lopez.

“It absolutely bothers us and we find it an intrusion on their privacy when someone somehow obtains information on those transactions and publishes it,” he added.

One of the most important aspects of Shevin’s job is ensuring he finds his clients the homes that are out of reach from the paparazzi.

The privacy afforded in the gated community of Hidden Hills helped attract several past celebrity owners like Jessica Simpson who would regularly walk her children to a neighbor’s house to pet and feed the ponies, and Jennifer Lopez would wear sweatpants and a bandanna and push a stroller down the street, he said.

In 2005, when “Friends” was winding down, actor Matt LeBlanc complained to Shevin about how the paparazzi stalked him outside his gated house in Encino, often following him to the TV studio and back. When he learned that Hidden Hills had three guard gates, he bought a home there for $9 million.

Celebrity-owned properties are nearly always under a threat of intrusion, brokers said. Nick Segal, the president for Southern California for Compass, and other brokers told TRD that thieves can find homes on the multiple listing service and sites like Zillow, and then track a celebrity’s social media postings “and realize they are having a fabulous time in Italy.”

In response, famous sellers turn to pocket or off-market listings to limit access to information, Segal said.

And while most agents keep a tight lid on the deals their celeb clients are making, it’s inevitable that some fan-girling occurs at showings.

Lenz once took Barbra Streisand for a second look at a penthouse. When Streisand entered the house, a doorman fell to his knees and began singing “People Who Need People.”

“I can only tell you that she did not buy that apartment,” said Lenz. “It was not a good idea.”

Sometimes the brokers themselves can get drawn into the spotlight, despite efforts to keep it discreet. Broker Adam Modlin of New York-based Modlin Group was once caught up in the tabloids with his clients, way back in the day, when it was reported that he played matchmaker for Alex Rodriguez and Kate Hudson.

“I did not set them up,” he said. “And Kate Hudson is not one of my clients. Nobody ever called to ask me about it. It is simply not true.”

Famous friendships
Brokers can become close with celebrities through the business relationship.

Kurt Rappaport, co-founder and CEO of Westside Estate Agency, told TRD that celebrity home flipper Ellen DeGeneres gave him good real estate advice.

“Ellen DeGeneres used to tell me that you can put one $70 scarf from Banana Republic and another scarf from Loro Piana that’s many times more expensive next to it, and they look the same to most people,” he said. “But once you know the feel, stitching and how it falls around your neck, you can’t do the cheaper one. So for me, my philosophy is always to spend more because it’s worth more.”

Luxury real estate agent Valerie Fitzgerald said celebrities are mostly like anybody else, and are plenty relatable. In other words: stars, they’re just like us!

“With Ben Affleck, we were showing a lot of houses to him, and I always brought my daughter along, and one time, he saw her and said, ‘Come over here and give Uncle Ben a big hug!’ and I thought that was just so sweet.”

Terra closes on $91M loan for Pines Garden at City Center

Debt replaces a $57M construction loan for the 387-unit apartment development

Pines Garden at City Center and David Martin

Pines Garden at City Center and David Martin

Developer David Martin’s Terra closed on $91 million in financing for its Pembroke Pines project.

Records show Terra City Center MF secured the loan from Mack Real Estate Group for the recently completed Pines Garden at City Center, a 387-unit luxury rental complex at 10400 Southwest City Center Boulevard.

The debt replaces a $56.7 million construction loan from Florida Community Bank, which closed in December 2017.

Pines Garden is part of Pines City Center, a 47-acre master-planned community. Retail tenants include Publix, Cooper’s Hawk, Outback Steakhouse, West Marine, BurgerFi, Smoothie King, Bento Café, Halal Guys, and UFC Gym, according to a spokesperson.

Late last year, Terra sold the first phase, nearly 150,000 square feet of retail space at the southwest corner of Pines Boulevard and Palm Avenue, to TA Realty for $80 million.

Terra has another 150,000 square feet of retail, entertainment and restaurant space next to Pines City Center.

The mixed-use project is directly next to a $60 million civic center with a 3,500-square-foot performing arts center and conference hall, an outdoor plaza, a 10,000-square-foot art gallery and a new city hall for Pembroke Pines.

Japón apoya investigación para crear embriones híbridos entre roedores y humanos

Japón apoya investigación para crear embriones híbridos entre roedores y humanos

Un equipo científico que planea hacer crecer embriones de animales a los que se han insertado células humanas está siendo financiado por Japón. Es la primera vez desde que el procedimiento fue legalizado en marzo y la decisión fue tomada este 24 de julio por un comité del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura, Deporte, Ciencia y Tecnología, según difundió RT

Por Redacción Miami Diario

El programa estipula que los biólogos reformulen los genes de óvulos fertilizados de ratas y ratones, bloqueando el mecanismo de la creación del páncreas. Después, los dotarán con células madre pluripotentes inducidas (iPS, por sus siglas en inglés), tomadas de seres humanos, que pueden transformarse en cualquier tejido y los insertarán en úteros de esos roedores.

La idea es lograr un páncreas que integre células humanas para contribuir con el surgimiento de un nuevo método de creación de órganos trasplantables, según el líder del proyecto, Hiromitsu Nakauchi, de las universidades de Tokio y de Stanford.

Dijo que no esperan crear órganos humanos inmediatamente, «pero esto nos permite avanzar en nuestra investigación, basándonos en el conocimiento que hemos adquirido hasta ahora».

Las investigaciones contemplan la experimentación con animales como los cerdos y las ovejas para crear hígados y riñones. Esto si el proyecto tiene éxito.

Una parte de la comunidad científica se preocupa ante la posible proliferación de células humanas en otros tejidos, como los del cerebro de los roedores. Sin embargo, Nakauchi ha dicho de que la modificación genética hará a los embriones «mandar las células [iPS] solo al páncreas».

El biólogo Jiro Nudeshima considera que existe el riesgo de que cierta parte del cuerpo se convierta inesperadamente en quimera, una condición donde las células heterólogas [procedentes de otra especie] se mezclen con las células humanas en los cerebros o células reproductivas de ratas y ratones».

Por ello, el equipo se propone observar los animales durante dos años y asegura que cerrará el experimento si la proporción de células humanas entre sus neuronas llegase a superar el 30%.

Con información de: RT

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Elliman hires new chief marketer ahead of rebranding, lead-generation platform launch

Elliman hires new chief marketer ahead of rebranding, lead-generation platform launch

From left: Scott Durkin, Stephanie Garbarini and Howard Lorber in front of Douglas Elliman's headquarters at 575 Madison Avenue (Credit: Google Maps, Douglas Elliman)

From left: Scott Durkin, Stephanie Garbarini and Howard Lorber in front of Douglas Elliman’s headquarters at 575 Madison Avenue (Credit: Google Maps, Douglas Elliman)

Douglas Elliman’s got a new chief marketing executive on deck just in time for a companywide rebranding and the launch of a new digital platform for agents.

Stephanie Garbarini, a fashion executive who’s worked at Barneys New York, J.Crew and, currently, Dressbarn, will be joining the brokerage’s corporate leadership team as vice president of marketing in August, according to Elliman’s COO Scott Durkin.

Marketing teams across Elliman’s offices in California, Colorado, Florida and New York will report to her. Garbarini will in turn report to Durkin and work alongside the brokerage’s recently-appointed creative head, Amy Rosenfeld.

According to Durkin, Garbarini was hired after a seven-month search and a signoff from Elliman’s C-suite, including chairman Howard Lorber. Garbarini replaces Samantha Yanks, who resigned last June after just a month on the job.

“[Garbarini] has the gamut of what we were looking for” in terms of experience and tenure, said Durkin. “Most importantly, she has the roll-up-your-sleeves kind of approach.” Though Garbarini doesn’t officially start until August 12, the incoming VP’s already got her work cut out for her.

As Elliman’s chief marketer, she will be in charge of digital strategy, advertising and events. She will be charged with leading the launch of two major initiatives expected to debut this year — a rebranding that’s being created by agency Grey New York and Rosenfeld, and a new proprietary platform called “The DE Studio.”

The rebranding, which Durkin calls “a refresh,” will include a new website and “some fun tag lines.” It is expected to launch this fall.

The DE Studio, which has not previously been reported, will contain an internal marketing suite for agents and a new lead generation platform, according to Durkin. He underscored that the platform is not a new business line for Elliman, but simply a new set of tools for agents.

“At the end of the day we sell real estate. We’re not a technology company, period,” he said. (Elliman’s chief technology officer left in June.)

News of Elliman’s forthcoming platform came within days of Realogy’s partnership with Amazon on the TurnKey program, which Durkin said “certainly looked promising.”

Durkin said he’d be keeping an eye on the results TurnKey yields, and noted that Elliman would be interested in discussing a similar partnership with Amazon or other third parties.

“We’re open to all discussions,” he said. “You don’t buy the first Apple phone, you buy the second generation.”

“Amazon doesn’t give exclusives like that forever,” he added.

Durkin declined to comment on whether any discussions about a comparable lead-generation program to TurnKey were currently underway with Amazon or others.

Over the past five years, Elliman has steadily poured millions into marketing campaigns while the department’s top job has seen frequent turnover.

Prior to Garbarini’s predecessor’s short-lived stint last year, Dana DeVito, a former Condé Nast executive, led the department, overseeing the year-long, multimillion-dollar brand campaign “It’s Time for Elliman” in 2017. Elliman’s major marketing budget and emphasis on aligning the brokerage with the trappings of a luxurious lifestyle, kicked into high gear under the leadership of Nicole Oge, a former Mercedes-Benz executive who joined Elliman from Town in 2014.

Movers & Shakers: Cassis Burke team joins Elliman, 2000 Ocean taps sales director & more

Amy Ballon previously handled sales of Sabbia Beach in Pompano

From left: Stephan Burke, Carol Cassis, and Diana Carulla, and Amy Ballon

From left: Stephan Burke, Carol Cassis, and Diana Carulla, and Amy Ballon

Carol Cassis and Stephan Burke have joined Douglas Elliman from Brown Harris Stevens Miami.

The Cassis Burke Collection team, which includes Diana Carulla, Laura Buccellati and marketing director Ted Borges, closed more than $55 million in sales last year, according to a release. The group will be working out of Elliman’s Miami Beach office under managing broker Patricia Rotsztain.

The team recently represented the seller in the $5.5 million sale of a Continuum North unit to Alberto “Beto” Pérez, the founder of Zumba. They’ve also brokered deals involving Bitcoin, including the first known cryptocurrency-only real estate transaction in South Florida in late 2017.

KAR Properties and Fortune Development Sales named Amy Ballon the director of sales for 2000 Ocean, a 64-unit luxury condo development in Hallandale Beach. Ballon previously co-led sales and marketing of Sabbia Beach in Pompano Beach.

Shahab Karmely’s KAR Properties is developing 2000 Ocean. The 38-story building was designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos and Kobi Karp. With prices starting at $2.6 million, the building is expected to be completed by 2021.

Sasha Seco was promoted to vice president of Moss Construction in Fort Lauderdale. Seco has worked for Moss for 14 years, most recently as the construction management firm’s director of business applications.

Meike Macgregor, John Nugent and their Coastal Living team joined Compass Florida’s Palm Beach office. The Coastal Living team, which includes Max Olivier and Zachary Schmidt, has closed more than $80 million in sales over the last three years.

Dean Stokes and Brian Fairweather Jr. joined the Agency in South Florida. Stokes previously worked with The Bears Club.

KW Property Management & Consulting promoted Zuly Maribona to senior vice president. Maribona was previously regional vice president, overseeing the company’s portfolio of nearly 20,000 units in Collier, Lee and Hendry counties. As senior vice president, Maribona will help KW expand in Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville.

Cientos de personas participaron en competencia para recaudar fondos para Venezuela

Cientos de personas participaron en competencia para recaudar fondos para Venezuela

Con el fin de recaudar fondos para ayudar a los niños de Venezuela, este domingo cientos de personas participaron en la competencia “Running for Freedom Venezuela”, según difundió Infobae.

Por Redacción Miami Diario

La competencia de cinco kilómetros denominada «Corriendo por la libertad» arrancó a primera hora de la mañana de este domingo desde Biscayne Boulevard, en la Bahía de Miami, y concluyó al poco tiempo  con miles de participantes. El objetivo era recaudar fondos para enviar más ayuda humanitaria a Venezuela, partió.

Uno de los organizadores de la competencia, Claudio Moreau, expresó que todos los corredores recibieron la misma premiación: «una medalla y el reconocimiento de los artistas y de todos los presentes».

En su tramo de ida, la carrera llegó hasta el Museo Infantil de Miami, situado en la isla Watson, entre Miami y Miami Beach, y posteriormente regresó a su punto de partida.

Es de hacer notar que en la competencia se dieron cita el alcalde de la ciudad de Miami, Francis Suárez; el coordinador internacional de la coalición Ayuda y Libertad, Lester Toledo, y el conocido conductor radiofónico Enrique Santos, de iHeartRadio (94.9 FM), entre otros.

Un rasgo distintivo de la competencia es que los participantes (de varias edades) portaban una camiseta azul con la leyenda en amarillo «Freedom for all», y debajo el número de inscripción.

Niños pequeños con sus cochecitos y personas discapacitadas en sillas de ruedas también se sumaron a la competencia.

El costo de la inscripción era de 30 dólares. Paralelamente, se abrió una opción «virtual» para aquellos que quisieran contribuir con algo de dinero.

Moreau indicó que la logística les impedía aceptar más de 5.000 participantes». La coalición Ayuda y Libertad, creada por el presidente encargado de Venezuela Juan Guaidó, fue el ente encargado de coordinar esta iniciativa.

Lester Toledo indicó, en compañía del alcalde de Miami, Francis Suárez, que harán lo «humanamente posible para que la ayuda siga llegando a Venezuela. La situación es insostenible».

Agregó que las 900 toneladas que han logrado introducir  a Venezuela, gracias a los «héroes» anónimos,  ya han sido distribuidas y entregadas. Eso equivale a 30 contenedores completos, subrayó Toledo.

Aclaró que hasta ahora se han beneficiado 800.000 personas, un número «insuficiente». Por ello, subrayó que la coalición Ayuda y Libertad seguirá convocando iniciativas como esta carrera.

Previamente, el alcalde de Miami había convocado a participar en la carrera sin importar que los participantes fuesen o no venezolanos.

La entrada Cientos de personas participaron en competencia para recaudar fondos para Venezuela se publicó primero en Miami Diario.