Horsham, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL) (http://www.tollbrothers.com), the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, today announced it has hired Patrick Blount as Director of Business Development for Gibraltar Capital and Asset Management (gibraltarcapital.net), its growing wholly owned subsidiary. Gibraltar acquires and manages residential and commercial acquisition, development and construction loans and assets across the country. Since its inception, Gibraltar has acquired, on its own and in partnerships, portfolios of loans and assetsof over $ 2 billion.
As its Director of Business Development, Patrick will contribute to Gibraltar?s tremendous growth. Patrick will network with banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks,attorneys, brokers and others to identify potential opportunities for Gibraltar to acquire non-performing commercial and residential acquisition, development and construction loans and portfolios, as well as REO and other real estate assets, both on its own and through joint ventures.
Patrick has been active in the distressed asset and loan sale industry for the past 23 years. He has served as President and CEO of Benewolf, as Managing Director of Loan Sales at DebtX and, most recently, as Managing Director of Loan Sales and Valuations for the Carlton Group. He has served on the board of directors of chapters of both the Risk Management Association (RMA) and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and was the 2010 Chapter President of TMA. He is a nationally recognized expert, speaker and author on the subject of distressed debt and loan sales.
Roger A. Brush, president of Gibraltar Capital and Asset Management, stated, “We are very excited to add Pat to our organization. His 23 years of experience in the distressed assets and loan industry will complement our team?s broad underwriting, workout, and real estate skills, and add to the many opportunities to grow Gibraltar as he leverages his vast network.?
Winter market, NYC – Jan 2009 – 19
Image by Ed Yourdon
These photos were taken on a random Saturday afternoon in late January 2009, about two blocks south of the movie theater where I was planning to see the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
I arrived half an hour early (as usual), and decided to wander around the area to see if I could find something interesting to photograph — and stumbled unexpectedly upon a "green market" in the "pocket park" next to the subway station at Broadway & 66th Street. Aside from the essentially empty "DiPaola Turkey Farm" booth, the other vendors seemed to be selling apples (and hot cider) for the most part, though there were also a couple of stands selling honey, cookies, and pies.
Lots of people were walking by, and there were some chairs and small picnic tables where people could sit and relax, or perhaps enjoy some of the wares they had purchased. It was pretty cold when I took these pictures, probably around 25-30 degrees Fahrenheit, but there was also a dazzling bright sun that made the weather a little more tolerable….
After I finished taking as many pictures as I could reasonably imagine taking (80% of which were deleted before these "keepers" were uploaded), I walked back north to the movie theater. Along the way, I passed a guy wearing a billboard advertising a "going out of business" sale at Circuit City … which had nothing to do with the fresh-food market I had just seen, but which was still sufficiently interesting that I couldn’t help photographing them and adding them into the collection…
Note: this photo was published in a Feb 5, 2009 blog article entitled "After-Effects of Circuit City Bankruptcy." It was also published in a Sep 3, 2009 blog titled "7 Reasons Why Your Marketing Plan Doesn’t Work." And it was published in a Dec 29, 2009 blog titled "Promoting a Home Business." Apparently, it was also published in the Jan 2009 issue of a blog titled Affiliate Marketing News.
Moving into 2010, the photo was published in a Jan 16, 2010 blog titled "http://www.Tagsqualitymerch.com/blog/2010/01/16/reblog-from-tagsqualitymerchcom-make-money-online/." And it was also published in an Apr 9, 2010 Favorite RSS blog, with the same title as the caption that I used on this Flickr page. It was also published in an Apr 25, 2010 blog titled "Free Classified Ads." And it was published in a Jul 6, 2010 blog titled "To Get Attention To Your Home Business Advertising." It was also published in a Jul 9, 2010 tTechnologeek blog, with the same title as the caption I used for this Flickr page. And it was published in an Aug 4, 2010 blog titled "Advertising Degree Online – How To Get Ahead In Your Advertising Career," as well as an Aug 4, 2010 Lastest Article Marketing Works News blog, with the same title as the caption on this Flickr page. It was also published in an Oct 23, 2010 Internet Marketing blog, with the same title and notes as what I had written on this Flickr page, as well as an undated (late Oct 2010) blog titled " Relationship of Affiliate Business and Internet Marketing Online." It was also published in a Nov 23, 2010 blog titled "X Files of Online Marketing." And it was also published in a Dec 12, 2010 blog titled "Your Future Starts With an Internet Home Business."
Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Mar 26, 2011 blog titled "Grab On The Healthy And Wealthy Options of Home Business USA." It was also published in a Dec 17, 2011 Social Media blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page.
Moving into 2012, the photo was published in an undated (mid-Feb 2012) blog titled "Affiliate Marketing Blog."
I’m getting kind of used to the idea of having a china cabinet in the entrance.
Image by anastaz1a
Notice that I didn’t have time to finish all the painting before I left on my business trip to Edmonton.
2010 Top 10 Small Business Awards
Image by iabusa
The 2010 IAB panel of small business experts selected these Top 10 Small Business Websites, based on our method of scoring, to represent the best leading websites in their category. Of the thousands of websites in each category, the following winners were judged by both their leadership principals and their own creative style to achieve qualitative and quantitative results that help American small business owners successfully start, develop and operate their own profitable business.
The following criteria was used to selected this years winners:
- Originality of ideas
- Practicality of ideas
- Presentation style
- National outlook
- Impact of ideas
- Quality of web content, publications and writings
- Ranking of website influence in US for Small Businesses
This years TOP 10 Winners are:
HOW TO OPERATE A SMALL BUSINESS
TAX & FINANCE
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS
RICH & JEFF SLOAN
HOME BASED BUSINESS
SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Congratulation to the winners of the 2010 TOP 10 SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS!
Home of the Million Dollar Idea
Image by BenSpark
Had a great meeting here with some guys who have great ideas. Took this photo so I’d remember it. More at www.benspark.com/home-of-the-million-dollar-idea.html
Article by Sagbee C
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