Month: October 2016

Three Billion-Dollar Deals in Commercial Real Estate

II Madison Avenue
II Madison Avenue


Alex Getelman received a Certificate in Masters Real Estate Program from the New York University. With his academic experience, Alex Getelman established a project management and consulting firm that works in the areas of construction and real estate. Some of his projects involve development of commercial real estate.

Commercial real estate encompasses the development of non-residential properties, such as shopping centers and office buildings. Here are some of the United States’ biggest deals in commercial real estate:

– Stuyvesant Town – In 2007, investors Tishman Speyer and JV Blackrock Realty led the $5.3 billion real estate transaction. The group of investors intended to turn the middle-class housing complex into an upscale development.

– II Madison Avenue – Manhattan’s SL Green Realty Corp. bought the office property from Sapir Organization and CIM Group for $2.29 billion. This is the largest single-building deal in New York.

– 3 Bryant Park – Blackstone Group sold the 630-foot skyscraper, also known as the Salesforce Tower, to Ivanhoe Cambridge and Calllahan Capital Properties for $2.2 billion.


Some Features of Popular Business Management Software



In the state of New York, Alex Getelman found his niche in real estate. As the founder of the project management and consulting firm Milestone Building Ventures, Alex Getelman facilitates the company’s day-to-day operations using business management tools and technologies.

Business management tools assist corporate leaders and executives in fulfilling tasks efficiently. These tools integrate different business processes into one system, providing automated solutions and generating results.

Well known enterprises such as Samsung and Xerox use Bitrix , a cloud-based management tool featuring business management solutions such as CRM tools and sales, invoicing, communications, and HR systems. For field service companies, the web-based software Jobber enables them to keep tabs on their staff in the field through its GPS tracking feature. In addition, Jobber features customer relationship management tools, such as the SMS Client Reminders and Arrival Notifications.

Another popular tool is Wintac, a field-service software used by over 8,000 companies. This all-in-one software provides work order and customer-management options, accounting and payroll tools, and inventory management.

Open Door Provides Quality Education for Children with Special Needs

Open Door pic
Open Door

Alex Getelman is the founder of a real estate project management and consulting firm in the Greater New York City Area. Through his business, Alex Getelman is able to support several organizations, including Open Door.

Open Door is a preschool program founded by a couple who had difficulty finding a school for their child with special needs. It was established in 1975 with only 9 children. Today, Open Door has three facilities in Austin and serves over 200 preschool children. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the school implements a curriculum that combines several approaches, such as Reggio-Emilia and Nature-Based Learning, for a developmentally appropriate preschool program.

Open Door’s tuition rates only cover 73 percent of the school’s annual operating costs. Its commitment to provide the best care for children with special needs requires extra help from foundations, corporations, and private individuals. Donors are welcome to contribute any amount, for the betterment of Open Door’s early childhood education program.