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2 weeks ago

SC Advisors Real Estate - COMMUNITY VENUES

SC Advisors Real Estate - COMMUNITY VENUES

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PLANNING

 

The Orlando Community Venues Master Plan is regarded as one of the nation’s most successful public-private ventures, and SC Advisors has played a key role in its development and outcome.

 

In 2005, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer set out to provide a much needed community-wide vision for Central Florida’s major public venues. He and his team faced significant challenges:

 

            • Efforts to build a performing arts center to replace the outdated and deteriorating Bob Carr Auditorium had languished for years.

            • The Amway Arena, home of the Orlando Magic basketball franchise, was one of the oldest in the nation and fell short of many NBA standards. It also lacked sufficient technology and capacity to attract quality concerts and other events to Orlando.

            • The Florida Citrus Bowl faced the possibility of losing its highly regarded holiday bowl games due to its age and state of disrepair. Millions of dollars of direct revenue and millions more in economic impact for Central Florida were at risk.

 

Mayor Dyer proposed a bold plan that would reinvigorate not just one of these vital venues but all three. The Mayor turned to SC Advisors to guide the City through the process of establishing the Orlando Community Venues Master Plan. The plan called for unprecedented collaboration and revenue-sharing agreements among the City of Orlando, Orange County, and the tourism industry. It also called for the private sector to secure the additional financial investment required for each venue and to manage its development. This complex public-private venture strategy was approved by in 2006 and received commitments of more than $1 billion in funding.

 

In 2010, the $480 million Amway Center opened to national acclaim. Final plans for the expansion and improvements to the Florida Citrus Bowl were approved in 2012. Demolition began in January 2014 and the renovation was completed in time for the annual Florida Classic just ten months later. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opened in November 2014 and quickly became a focal point of downtown and has been widely recognized as an outstanding facility.

2 weeks ago

SC Advisors Real Estate - ORLANDO DOWNTOWN SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

SC Advisors Real Estate - ORLANDO DOWNTOWN SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

DUE DILIGENCE AND PRE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

 

The Downtown Sports & Entertainment District is a planned development to be located on the block to the north of Amway Center. Plans for the estimated $200 million mixed-use development include a 250 room hotel, an office building, multi-family residential components and an exciting array of dining and retail establishments.

 

The Orlando Magic retained SC Advisors to provide due diligence and pre development services for the project. SCA played a key role in the purchase of the necessary land, securing municipal approvals and coordinating the site planning and conceptual design process. SCA was pleased to continue its relationship with the Orlando Magic after serving as the Developer's Representative for the award-winning Amway Center.

3 weeks ago

Mercury Capital Advisors - Giving

Mercury Capital Advisors - Giving

FRANCISCAN CHARITIES INC.

 

Co-founded by Gina Ricciardi, spouse of Managing Partner Michael Ricciardi, Franciscan Charities began in 2005, in response to a call for help. A handful of Newark’s most needy were gathered in the basement of St. Ann’s, a nearly-abandoned church in the West Ward. Since then, St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen has become the hub for Franciscan Charities and its ministries, providing over 75,000 meals per year. With the help of its ministries, clients have completed job training and found employment. Others have received medical attention, HIV testing, and addiction counseling.

 

GOODWILL GROUP FOUNDATION

 

The Goodwill Group is a privately funded Bangkok based NGO founded in December 2000 by Mercury Capital Advisors Managing Partner, Enrique Cuan. Goodwill’s mission is to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged Thai women by empowering them through personal and career development services. Goodwill’s services aim to increase the economic earning power of women who have very limited marketable vocational skills and who cannot otherwise afford to pay for such beneficial services. In 2014 the foundation trained over 8,000 women and was recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation as the Best Mid-Sized NGO in Thailand.

 

NO GREATER SACRIFICE

 

No Greater Sacrifice (NGS), founded by Mercury Capital Advisors’ Partner, Kirk Rostron, was created in February 2008 to provide college funding to the children of those who have fallen in service to the nation. Together with other veterans support organizations, it joined the effort to secure passage of the 9/11 GI Bill, which provides full GI Bill educational benefits for the children of every fallen warrior.

 

UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

 

The United States Olympic Committee is responsible for preparing Team USA Olympians and Paralympian athletes with every possible advantage to represent the United States at the global level. It is committed to providing the support and training services athletes need to excel and to realize their full potential.

4 weeks ago

Car Tips - How Vehicle History Data is Compiled

Car Tips - How Vehicle History Data is Compiled

VIN Check Data

 

Whether you're buying a used vehicle for yourself or a loved one, a vehicle history report is a valuable way to peer into your potential automobile's past and prevent the purchase of an unsafe or unsavory vehicle.

 

If you're not familiar with the term, a vehicle history report, also known as a VIN check or VIN lookup, is a summary of valuable details that include:

 

            • Title information.

            • Accident history.

            • Fire or flood damage.

            • Other potential hidden problems.

 

By using your the unique vehicle identification number (VIN) associated with that automobile, you can access vital car history details on a VIN number lookup.

 

How VIN Check Information Is Collected

 

Vehicle history reports are a compilation of public- and private-record information. VIN lookup vendors access data from a number of sources, including:

 

            • State motor vehicle title agencies.

            • Car manufacturers.

            • Repair shops.

            • Junk or salvage yards.

            • Auto recyclers.

            • Insurance companies.

 

The bulk of information collected by VIN check vendors typically comes directly from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) operated by the U.S. Department of Justice. The businesses and organizations mentioned above report their information to the NMVTIS.

 

Details on a VIN Lookup

 

You can expect NMVTIS-approved VIN number lookup to include the following:

 

            • Title information, including:

                        o Current state of title/registration.

                        o Previous title history.

                                    - This information sheds light on a car's ownership and protects consumers from purchasing a stolen vehicle.

            • Odometer reading.

                        o This helps prevent fraud and protects customers from buying a car for more than it's actually worth.

            • Brand history.

                        o These descriptive labels relate to the status of a car (i.e. junk, salvage, flood damaged, etc.) and are applied by state motor vehicle titling agencies.

            • Total loss history

                        o This term is usually given to a car after severe damage. Knowing the total loss history can protect you from a vehicle that may be unsafe.

            • Salvage history.

                        o This indicates the car was repaired after severe damage, which can also prevent the purchase of a potentially unsafe vehicle.

4 weeks ago

Car Tips - How Car Insurance Companies Investigate Accident Claims

After you file a claim with your car insurance company, the claim goes through a process that leads to a settlement. The exact way that your car insurance company investigates accident claims can vary depending on the following:

 

            • The nature and severity of the accident.

            • Your company’s own policies.

            • Whether the accident involved property damage, injuries, or both.

 

However, certain steps are common to most claims investigations. We’ll review these steps here.

 

Immediately After the Claim Is Filed

 

After you file your claim, a claims adjustor will be assigned to your case. The adjustor will review your policy to make sure that you are covered. He or she may contact you to ask for more details about the accident.

 

During the investigation, the adjustor may:

 

            • Request you send a copy of the police report for review.

            • Contact the other driver.

            • Talk to any listed witnesses to the accident.

            • Visit the accident scene.

            • Inspect your car for damages.

            • Take photos of your car.

            • Ask you to sign a medical release form in order to view your records.

            • Contact your medical providers for information regarding your injury expenses.

 

Medical Care and Vehicle Repair

 

Your insurance company will cover your injuries and repairs until fault is determined and then will negotiate with the other driver's insurance company to decide who pays in the end.

The process of initial payment is “indemnification,” which means coverage for damages and losses.

If the other driver is found to be at fault, your insurance company will seek payment from his insurance company through the process of  “subrogation.”

 

Repairs

 

Typically, you have several options when it comes to getting repairs for your vehicle:

 

            • Using an approved body shop. Your adjuster may request that you take your car to one of your car insurance company’s approved body shops for an estimate.

            • Getting quotes. The adjuster may ask you to go to several shops of your choice and obtain quotes to compare.

            • Choosing your own repair shop. You can get the repairs done at any location you choose; however, you may have to pay the difference between that shop's estimate and the amount the insurer determines is a fair price.

 

Medical Bills

 

If your claim includes medical expenses from injuries from the accident, your claims adjuster will need to see evidence of your medical bills.

He or she may request that you sign a waiver to grant permission for your car insurance company to access your medical records. Before signing this document, you may wish to speak to a personal injury attorney about whether signing it is in your best interest. Once she has access to your records, information in your medical history may be used to lower your claim.

1 month ago

Hawkfield Gallery Review: Worthy American Art

Hawkfield Gallery Review: Worthy American Art

What do we really mean by art? Art has many meaning and it is commonly associated with pieces of work inside an art gallery. Some people buy art because they are attracted to it in the first place; others buy to collect because they know that it contributes to the cultural heritage of a country. And preserving it is such a fulfillment and investment.

 

The art of collecting is not just for wealthy people with deep pockets. Anyone who loves art can devote their time on obtaining original artworks too. Hawkfield Gallery consultants and its fine art consultants help those who are new in collecting art. Their team has a vast experience in the art market, they make buying and selling of artworks a smooth and stress-free transaction.

 

Galleries have the skills to distinguished good art from bad art. Just because someone presented you an art work doesn't mean that what he has on hand is worthy. If you don’t have the knowledge to determine the significant value of an artwork, look for Hawkfield Gallery. The art consultants in Hawkfield will help you in evaluating an artwork and its value in the market place.

 

Hawkfield Gallery is in Massachusetts located on a scenic route in a shore town halfway between Boston and Cape Cod. It is housed in an 1850's farmhouse and exactly where there used to be a tearoom, craft shop and lending library in the 1920's. The farmhouse is located in an area near the North River and was once operated as dairy farm up to the 1960's. Tourist can take a leisurely walk along bucolic woodland trails which lead to a pier on the river. The region has several antique shops, galleries and historic sites too.

 

Artworks speak for the artists or period. Hawkfield Gallery doesn’t just sell or buy artworks, it is also their goal to preserve and maintain the cultural heritage of America brought by those artworks. Purchase an art at Hawkfield to experience and see the culture of Americans through artworks.

1 month ago

Pensotti Quality Heating Boilers and Panel Radiators – WARRANTY

Pensotti Quality Heating Boilers and Panel Radiators – WARRANTY

Thank you for purchasing your new Pensotti heating appliance.

 

To activate your warranty click here, please complete the information below within 30 days of installation.

 

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1 month ago

Hawkfield Gallery Review - Surrounded by Art in Childhood

Hawkfield Gallery Review - Surrounded by Art in Childhood

Sally Caverly grew up in an environment surrounded by art. During her teen years, she was at times tasked by her parents to serve as an auctioneer on their collection of American impressionist paintings and sculptures. Her keen taste in art is an extension of her attachment with the mountains and the wildlife of the Lakes Region in New Hampshire. She started her first artwork collection in her late twenties where she bought a pastel drawing of wild ducks by William Henry Chandler. Obtaining this artwork makes her want to collect more, and as I noticed, her love on artworks with ducks, geese, birds and wild animals are evident on her collective artworks.

 

Sally grew up on the East Coast where the environment and the people she interacts with became an integral part of what she is now and what Hawkfield consultants has reached. Her attachment in the place is quite apparent through her collections. And her experiences and insights became a great aide to maintain the gallery's charm to many tourist and art lovers visiting the place.

Hawkfield Gallery and its fine art consultants with their expertise and experience in the field have helped Sally Caverly in providing great service and assistance to many clients of the gallery.

 

Background

 

Sally obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing, a diploma in Phillips Academy and a Master’s degree in Education. She also later worked as Market Research Department Head at Houghton Mifflin Company and operated an online retail store. Currently, she is the Director of the North and South Rivers Watershed Association.

2 months ago

Harmony Chinese Takeaway Review: Your Bournemouth stop for the best Chinese foods

Harmony Chinese Takeaway Review: Your Bournemouth stop for the best Chinese foods

We always want adventure when it comes to food. Most of us would even visit a lot of different places just to taste various dishes. For someone who loves Chinese foods, you should try Harmony Chinese Takeaway located in Southbourne, a suburb of Bournemouth in Dorset. They offer great service to their customers with their delicious food. Local people only have praise to this takeaway and their reviews are available on top food or travel websites, which provide reviews of related content.

 

Local people also feel fortunate for having such takeaway in their area. They often invite their family and friends to try the food at Harmony Chinese Takeaway. The people managing the place are all friendly and only provide tasty food at a reasonable price. People continue to order at this place often every time they want Chinese cuisines.

 

With their mouthwatering food, they definitely have an amazing cook. The location of the takeaway is also easily accessible to a lot of people and could catch the interest of the tourists who love food adventures. You will surely enjoy their food and would love to come back again.

 

My friends and family also tried a lot of different dish from other eateries, and Harmony Chinese Takeaway was by far the most loved and the best one for them. Unlike from other takeaways, Harmony always provides prompt service with accurate orders, because others sometimes give wrong orders.

 

On a different thought, their rice was also cooked very well and it’s a good bonus because it was not too greasy or salty. People we invited to try Harmony Chinese Takeaway also think the same way as we do, and always give positive feedback to the takeaway. They pledged to become loyal customers after tasting its incredible food. Harmony and its different cuisines satisfied the flavor of many customers, and its good standards impressed me as well as other people.

2 months ago

Online Security: These Are Today's Top 8 Cyber-Crime Trends According to Europol

Online Security: These Are Today

In its Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report released today, Europol has detailed today's top 8 most prevalent cybercrime trends, for which investigators have seen a rise in detected incidents since the start of the year.

 

The report, which highlights an upward trend for volume, scope and material cost of cybercrime, comes on the heels of UK authorities announcing earlier in the year that cybercrime has surpassed traditional crime for the first time in their country's history.

 

#1: Crime-as-a-Service

Europol says that the digital underground is shifting towards a Crime-as-a-Service business model, with various individuals and groups specializing in a niche crime and providing technical support and service for that crime alone using online services.

 

From illegal weapons sales to on-demand hacks, and from DDoS-for-Hire services to exploit kit packages, you can buy online almost any type of cybercrime service these days.

 

#2: Ransomware

If you read Softpedia's Security News section, you can hardly go one day without reading a report on ransomware-related topics. Besides ransomware, Europol also says that banking trojans have been a popular form of malware this year as well.

 

#3: The criminal use of data

Recent hacks and data breaches have thrust troves of data in the public eye, which crooks are leveraging for other hacks, fraud, and even extortion.

 

#4: Payment fraud

Europol says it received a large number of fraud complaints, which were traced back to organized crime groups hacking ATMs, EMV, and contactless (NFC) cards.

 

#5: Online child sexual abuse

The large number of online tools and services providing complex and unbreakable end-to-end encryption, along with anonymous payments supported via crypto-currencies has resulted in "an escalation in the live streaming of child abuse."

 

#6: Abuse of the Darknet

More and more crime-related activities have now moved to the Darknet (or Dark Web), a portion of the Internet for which you need special software like Tor and I2P to access. Criminals are taking advantage of the anonymity these networks provide to go about their business unabated.

 

#7: Social engineering

Europol says that spear-phishing incidents aimed at high-value targets have gone up in 2016, and it highlights the increase in CEO fraud (BEC scams) attacks.

 

#8: Virtual currencies

Europol says Bitcoin has become the de-facto standard currency for extortion payments. This is also the reason why Europol established a Bitcoin Money Laundering Division earlier this month.