London agency strikes £45m deal to reshape Covid-hit streets

first_imgA growing property management firm has bought up a large slice of an entire landmark in London’s southern suburbs including apartments, town houses, shops and offices, all for £45 million.Navana, which has operations across London, says the portfolio acquisition brings together 60 tenancies and 40 property titles under one room in Crystal Palace for the first time.The company says that Coronavirus has seen many commercial and retail properties in the area become vacant and that many could become residential instead.All of the properties are within a triangle of land in the centre of the conurbation, which was built during the Victorian era after the nearby ‘glass’ Great Exhibition palace was re-located on an adjacent hill overlooking the capital.Navana’s CEO Harry Fenner (pictured, above) says the company will now actively manage its new portfolio.Complex deal“This deal was far more complex than an acquisition of this size should usually be and has taken many months to put together,” he adds.“The properties are in an exciting part of London and we believe there is great opportunity to invest in the portfolio to better suit the needs of local people and newcomers to this vibrant part of London.“Many of the plots are underdeveloped and due to effects of coronavirus, there is currently a large amount of vacant commercial space.“Two of the multi-tenant offices blocks will be turned into mixed-use blocks, whilst the Haynes Lane site is perfect for a mixed-use development, bringing new energy and diversity to the local area.”navana harry fenner crystal palace April 7, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » London agency strikes £45m deal to reshape Covid-hit streets previous nextAgencies & PeopleLondon agency strikes £45m deal to reshape Covid-hit streetsNavana is to manage some 40 properties including apartment blocks and townhouses in a landlord property management deal.Nigel Lewis7th April 202103,395 Viewslast_img read more

Elkhart County moves to orange status on Indiana’s COVID-19 map

first_img WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – December 2, 2020 0 485 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook Elkhart County moves to orange status on Indiana’s COVID-19 map Facebook Previous articleIndiana State Trooper surpasses 1,000 career DUI arrestsNext articleIs it hearing loss? Or is it your mask? Tommie Lee Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market (Indiana Dept. of Health) There’s good news on the local front about the coronavirus…but it’s cautious optimism.During Indiana’s weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesday, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box announced that there were fewer counties in the state in the red category.One of those counties that has moved down to orange is Elkhart County, indicating a less widespread case load in the county. Dr. Box warned, however, that the state still hasn’t seen the impacts of potential infections from people who chose to travel for Thanksgiving, despite advice from the CDC.She also said Indiana is changing the state’s contact tracing system due to the amount of cases being processed, and hopes to bring a new testing lab online soon. Pinterestlast_img read more

Pimps of Joytime Release Official Video For ‘Dance Cardia’ Before First-Ever Red Rocks Appearance

first_imgWith their first appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre set for this Thursday, July 14th, opening for Galactic, Brooklyn’s Pimps of Joytime have released an official video for the track “Dance Cardia”, which lead singer and guitarist Brian J co-wrote with Rubblebucket‘s Alex Toth. The video features Brian J aka “The Hustler” preparing for an epic match of Jenga, versus childhood foil “The People’s Champ”. The track appears on the group’s latest album Jukestone Paradise.Pimps Of Joytime Bring Their ‘Janxta Funk’ To The Aggie In Colorado [Video]The group has been on a recent run in Colorado, which culminates with their first-ever appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with both Galactic and BoomBox. Brian J discussed the honor of playing the venue (which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year), “Colorado has been real good to us over the past 6 years. There seems to be a genuine appreciation for what we do out here….It’s a privilege to be invited to play the amazing Red Rocks Amphitheater and we have our fans to thank for it.”Pimps of Joytime Tour Dates:7/13 Telluride, CO – Sunset Concert Series7/14 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater 7/15 Avon, CO – Agave7/16 Snowmass Village, CO – Deaf Camp Benefit Summer Festival7/28 Asbury Park, NJ – Jams on the Sand7/29-30 Floyd, VA – Floydfest7/31 Lancaster, PA – Long’s Park Amphitheater8/6 Bedford, PA – Wills Mountain Festival8/11 Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival9/16 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *9/18 Felton, CA – Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival10/22 Rohnert Park, CA – Funkendank Oktoberfest ^* with Greyboy Allstars^ with Galactic, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and The Dixie Giantslast_img read more

Using evolution to understand pollution

first_imgLife evolved in a toxic world long before humans began polluting it, according to a University of Massachusetts environmental toxicologist, who added that understanding life’s evolutionary response to environmental poisons can help people to fight destructive effects.Emily Monosson, an adjunct professor in the UMass Department of Environmental Conservation and author of the book “Evolution in a Toxic World,” said that an understanding of both how rapidly and how slowly life can evolve to fight toxic pollutants is largely missing from toxicology, which is the science of understanding the effects of poisons on life, particularly human life.Monosson, who spoke Thursday at Harvard’s Haller Hall in an event sponsored by the Harvard Museum of Natural History, said lessons from our evolutionary past that might help us avoid trouble have been ignored by toxicologists and industry alike.Monosson said she wrote the book in an effort to get toxicologists to think differently about their field, which she said still uses tools that are 40 years old and badly need updating.“The basic point of doing this book is to get toxicologists to look differently at our field,” Monosson said. “Toxicology needs to change.”Examples abound on the ramifications of rapid evolution, she said. Bacteria reproduce so fast that they quickly evolve resistance to drugs used to treat disease, resulting in frightening new ailments such as multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Similarly, insects can rapidly evolve resistance to pesticides, and weeds can evolve resistance to herbicides.“Roundup Ready” soybeans offer an example where a better understanding of the rapidity of evolution might have helped, Monosson said. The soybean was genetically modified to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup, which could then be sprayed on soybean fields, where it would kill weeds but not the soybeans. Officials believed that the weeds would not become resistant to Roundup. But after blanket applications, it appears that some resistance is evolving.Slow evolutionary change also holds lessons for toxicologists and industry, Monosson said. Estrogen receptors help to control the body’s use of the critical reproductive hormone. Some industrial chemicals bond with the receptor, widely disrupting reproduction of an array of creatures.Estrogen receptors are highly conserved, meaning they are widespread among many kinds of creatures and have changed extremely slowly over time, an indication of their evolutionary importance. An understanding of that importance would have helped officials predict that chemicals interfering with them would have widespread and deleterious environmental effects, Monosson said.“There’s a lot of problems we could have avoided if we understood the power of evolution in the presence of toxic chemicals,” Monosson said.It is unknown how humans today will respond to the many chemicals, usually at low levels, that our bodies are carrying. Some of these chemicals may be harmless alone but could have interactions with other chemicals in our bodies, Monosson said.“Those chemicals in us today weren’t in our grandparents,” Monosson said. “If we take an evolutionary approach to understand how systems evolved to detoxify chemicals, maybe we can learn how to do it [ourselves].”A toxic Earth is nothing new to life, Monosson said. When life began 3.8 billion years ago, there were poisons all around. Besides the presence of metals and other toxins in the environment, early microbes were bombarded from above. The early Earth had little oxygen in the atmosphere and no protective ozone layer to shield the microbes from ultraviolet (UV) rays.In response, early life evolved an enzyme, photolyase, to repair the UV damage to DNA. That enzyme, though lost in most mammals, remains widespread in other types of creatures.Another early example involved oxygen, which is very reactive and on the early Earth acted like a poison. Life has since evolved to handle and depend on oxygen. One strategy evolved to break down hydrogen peroxide, a highly toxic chemical that forms naturally in the presence of oxygen, water, and UV rays. Early life developed an enzyme called catalase to detoxify hydrogen peroxide, accelerating the natural breakdown process from weeks to a fraction of a second.In the future, climate change promises to alter the range of many creatures, putting them in new environments to which they’ll have to adapt. The ozone hole is exposing creatures to higher levels of UV radiation than they’re adapted to handle. And human-generated pollutants continue to be released into the environment, presenting an environmental challenge for a wide array of creatures.Some, like Hudson River fish that have evolved to thrive despite the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), will evolve their own solutions, but others may need human intervention to handle an environment whose toxicity is changing much more rapidly than in the past.“The problem today is that in a blink of time, we changed the Earth,” Monosson said. “We’ve added a lot of new synthetic chemicals and redistributed a lot of natural chemicals.”last_img read more

FAMU students offer services

first_imgFulfilling the institution’s mission to assist the underserved, students of Florida A&M University College of Law have provided pro bono legal services to more than 200 indigent clients in Central Florida.Working under the supervision of licensed attorneys, the law students are defending and prosecuting clients through the housing, state attorney, public defender, mediation, bankruptcy, and guardian ad litem clinical programs.“We are going to continue developing the clinical programs so that beginning lawyers can practice in a supportive mentoring environment,” said Jacqueline Dowd, acting director of the clinical programs. Dowd, who joined the program in January, said additional clinical programs will be incorporated in fall 2005, including a youth and family law clinic and a community economic development law clinic.While continuing their regular class load, third-year, full-time law students are required to devote at least 10 hours per week to the clinical programs. In addition, law students must acquire certifications in their respective areas of law.The Supreme Court granted certified legal intern status to several law students in September. The law students who received the CLI certification are working in the state attorney, public defender, and housing clinics. Students in the bankruptcy clinic were approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida to practice as CLIs.The reestablished FAMU College of Law opened in Orlando in 2002 with 89 full-time day and part-time evening students. The current class of full-time, third-year law students — who are the first to provide the free legal services through the clinical program — will comprise the first graduating class this month.“Our law students are gaining valuable practical experience through the clinical programs,” said Dean Percy R. Luney, Jr. “At the same time, the students are contributing legal services that are in high demand in our community.”When the college of law opens its permanent campus adjacent to the federal courthouse in August 2005, students and attorneys will operate the clinical programs out of an office that will resemble a small law firm. April 15, 2005 Regular News FAMU students offer servicescenter_img FAMU students offer serviceslast_img read more

Farm to Table: Long Island Farms, Restaurants Unite

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jedediah Hawkins Inn may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad and its original owner may have spent his glory days as a gunrunner, but these unsubstantiated claims that date back 150 years aren’t the only reasons visitors flock here by the hundreds every weekend.Of course, Civil War legends are great conversation starters, especially when they occur in between gulps of cold beer inside the inn’s 1920s-era speakeasy.But this charming restaurant and inn, tucked away in the heart of North Fork wine country, with its Italianate-inspired architecture—accentuated by green hues bursting from the facade and high-arching ceilings towering above the sprawling land that surrounds it—is bustling back to life just as a new food trend erupts across Long Island.Richard Kanowsky, executive chef of Jedediah Hawkins Inn, relishes in using local ingredients. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Jedediah Hawkins Inn, built in Jamesport in 1863, is among a growing list of farm-to-table restaurants using locally grown products to add a gush of flavor to their dishes, while also paying homage to those spending countless hours producing the food that inspires the finished product. The inn’s executive chef, Richard Kanowsky, couldn’t be happier.“Around here I go to a farm and [the vegetables] are still warm from the sun,” says Kanowsky, who at 33 years old has already lived in at least 18 states and worked every job imaginable inside a restaurant.“You start to get to know the farmers,” he adds, sitting inside the Inn’s dimly lit speakeasy on a recent morning. “I mean it’s cool, I’m passionate about cooking, they’re passionate about growing. It’s not like I’m calling somebody at 11 o’clock [and placing an order]. I’m going, and this guy is covered in mud and he’s just like, ‘Here’s 20 pounds of tomatoes I just picked off the vine.’”It’s that bond between chef and farmer that Kanowsky is most excited about. And having a farm down the block for him to pick up fresh tomatoes from is nice, too.Kanowsky often finds himself making frequent pit stops on his drive into work for vegetables and other ingredients for the week. There are plenty of times he’ll leave home at 7:30 a.m. and won’t arrive at the restaurant until sometime after noon.There’s a good chance that whatever he selects from the vine that morning will end up on a customer’s plate just a few hours later.“The taste and the quality is completely different,” he says, adding that there’s a notable difference cooking “something off a vine that was picked 20 minutes ago perfectly ripe or if you got something that was picked three weeks ago a month under-ripe.”Restaurants such as Jedediah Hawkins Inn are fortunate to be just miles away from some of the best farms on the East End, but some progressive-thinking business minds inspired by this buy-local philosophy are not afraid to set up shop in Nassau County where local farms are fewer.Restaurants such as Jedediah Hawkins Inn and Roots Bistro Gourmand have built long-lasting relationships with local farmers. Many times, the food they grab from the farm will end up on a customer’s plate later that day.Adam Acerra, one of three partners at Market Bistro in Jericho, sought to bring the burgeoning farm-to-table ideology to Nassau after noticing its meteoric rise in Manhattan. He opened his restaurant two years ago, and is encouraged by the response.“People are taking to it, they love it,” he says outside Market Bistro, a rustic, industrial-themed eatery that uses a giant blackboard to display menu items and features bottled-up produce on shelves adjacent to a wide-open wooden bar.Acerra is proud of the relationships he’s built with local farms—many that Market Bistro lists on its website. “It makes it more fun,” he says of working alongside these farmers.The menu is adjusted seasonally depending on what’s sprouting out of the ground. Market Bistro’s current fall menu is replete with dishes that include red cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and apples from North Fork farms. Local fluke and oysters from nearby Sexton Island are currently on the menu.“We’re not going to Washington for oysters,” Acerra says.Diners at Roots Bistro Gourmand in West Islip encounter a similar experience, with a bit of a modern twist.Thirty-year-old owner and chef James Orlandi opened the “bistronomic”—short for bistro gastronomic—restaurant with a partner about a year and a half ago. The staff blends the old way of doing things with contemporary techniques to give eaters a one-of-a-kind experience.“I think they’ve just been held at a standard of what a restaurant should be here and we’re trying to step out of the box and give them something that they would expect in the city, or more importantly, at some of the top restaurants in the world, really,” he says, over the phone.“Basically anything that hits the table here has come from raw ingredients which we have broken down,” Orlandi adds. “Nothing is frozen or packaged.”Orlandi’s menu, which evolves depending on the season, includes lamb with a puff pastry top and lobster with sweet corn puree—both with some Long Island pizzazz.The farm-to-table trend, say these restaurant owners and chefs, will only continue to grow as Long Islanders become increasingly aware of the origin of the food they’re enjoying.A large number of restaurants—North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, Peppercorn Café in East Patchogue, The Fifth Season in Port Jefferson, Noah’s in Greenport, and many others—buy their produce from local farmers.“Without farms,” says Acerra of Market Bistro, “you have no food.”He has a point.last_img read more

BREAKING: Indonesia confirms two new COVID-19 cases

first_img“Among the seven people, we have confirmed that two of them are positive for COVID-19, which we will call Case 3 and Case 4,” he added.Yurianto, who also serves as the spokesperson for the management of the virus outbreak, declined to reveal the genders of the two new confirmed cases. However, he explained that the two new patients were 32 and 34 years old.“Their body temperatures are around 37 to 37.6 degrees Celsius. They suffer from coughing and sniffles, but no symptoms of shortness of breath. We hope their condition can improve after our intervention,” Yurianto said.He also declined to identify the location where both patients were possibly infected. “One thing for sure, they don’t live in the same house.”President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Monday the country’s first two confirmed COVID-19 cases: a 64-year-old and her 31-year-old daughter. They are currently undergoing treatment in isolation at the Sulianti Saroso Hospital. (kuk)Topics : The Health Ministry confirmed two new novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Friday.The new cases were detected after the ministry traced at least 20 people who had contact with the country’s first two confirmed cases, identified only as Case 1 and Case 2.“After the contact tracing, we found seven people. We took them to the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital for observation and isolation because they showed physical symptoms associated with influenza such as coughing and mild fever,” the ministry’s disease control and prevention directorate general secretary, Achmad Yurianto, told journalists on Friday.last_img read more

Europe’s virus toll tops 100,000 as protests spread in US

first_imgBut as Americans and others around the world chafe after weeks under shelter-at-home orders, rising resentment erupted this week.Demonstrations Saturday at the capitols of states including Texas, Maryland, New Hampshire and Ohio drew hundreds of people, many waving American flags and some carrying arms, demanding a quick end to state-ordered confinement.’Carried away’The spreading anti-lockdown movement drew encouragement Friday from Trump, who tweeted that three states should be “liberated” from the stay-home orders.Trump has called for a rapid return to normality to limit the devastating damage to the US economy — while largely leaving the final decision on easing lockdowns to state officials.The US leader told reporters on Saturday that some state governors had gotten “carried away” and imposed “unreasonable” restrictions.But Americans, by two-to-one, disagree with the protesters. A new Pew survey found that most were more concerned about ending home confinement too soon rather than too late.At a White House briefing, Trump also warned that China could face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for the coronavirus outbreak which began in the city of Wuhan in December.”It could have been stopped in China before it started and it wasn’t,” Trump said. “And now the whole world is suffering.””If it was a mistake, a mistake is a mistake,” he said. “But if they were knowingly responsible, yeah, then there should be consequences.”Trump also cast doubt on official Chinese figures showing the country has suffered just 0.33 deaths per 100,000 people.”The number’s impossible,” he said.The United States, according to a chart displayed at the briefing, has had 11.24 deaths per 100,000 people while France has had 27.92 and Spain 42.81.China’s death toll jumped to 4,632 on Friday after it raised by 50 percent the number of fatalities for Wuhan.’Under control’Mounting evidence suggests that social distancing slowed the pandemic after more than half of humanity — 4.5 billion people — were confined to their homes.Many countries are testing only the most serious cases and the number of confirmed infections is likely to be a fraction of the true total. Stay-at-home orders have been enforced in Italy and Spain, still the hardest-hit countries in Europe, with 23,227 and 20,043 fatalities respectively, followed by France with 19,323 deaths. Britain’s overall death toll is officially 15,464.As governments around the world grapple with when and how to ease lockdowns that have crippled the global economy, Spain on Saturday extended its nationwide lockdown to May 9.Japan, Britain and Mexico have all expanded their movement restrictions.Yet elsewhere, signs that the outbreak could be easing prompted Switzerland, Denmark and Finland to begin reopening shops and schools this week.Germany has declared the virus “under control” after 3,400 deaths, and is beginning the delicate task of lifting some restrictions without triggering a secondary outbreak — with some shops allowed to reopen Monday, and some children returning to school within weeks.Parts of Italy began emerging from lockdown too, with Venice residents strolling around quiet canals.Iran also allowed some Tehran businesses to reopen Saturday despite the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak.”How can I keep staying home? My family is hungry,” said Hamdollah Mahmoudi, 45, a shopworker in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar.1,000 deaths in AfricaVirtually no corner of the world has been left untouched, with deaths in Africa passing 1,000.Nigeria announced the death of a top aide to President Muhammadu Buhari.Meanwhile, many of the world’s 260 million Orthodox Christians are preparing to mark Easter without attending church services. In Zimbabwe, mass rallies and military parades to mark the country’s 40th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule were cancelled.And Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II will not mark her birthday on Tuesday with a traditional gun salute.Signs of the global economic carnage wrought by the pandemic are accumulating, with China reporting its first GDP contraction since at least the early 1990s. Topics : Worldwide, more than 2,289,500 people have tested positive for the highly contagious virus.Europe accounts for a total of 100,510 deaths — nearly two-thirds of the 157,539 fatalities worldwide, according to an AFP tally, while nearly a quarter of deaths have come in the United States.The United States has the highest caseload of any country, with more than 734,000 confirmed infections, and by Saturday had lost 38,664 people to the virus, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. Progress was marked in some places, with New York state reporting the lowest number of deaths in weeks, which Governor Andrew Cuomo attributed largely to social distancing.  Coronavirus deaths surged past 100,000 in hardest-hit Europe on Saturday as hundreds of Americans frustrated by lockdown orders and egged on by President Donald Trump staged protests in several US cities.As the latest grim data emerged, performers from around the world kicked off an hours-long live-streamed concert aimed at supporting health care workers, and cultivating a sense of community in a time of crisis. The six-hour event, which includes A-listers ranging from cellist Yo-Yo Ma to award-winning teen singer Billie Eilish to the Rolling Stones, was brought together by the advocacy group Global Citizen with the World Health Organization.last_img read more

Players worried about Premier League restart: PFA deputy chief

first_img“There are players who have voiced genuine concerns,” the Professional Footballers Association’s Barnes told the Times.”You’ve got players who’ve got young children, players with pregnant partners, people with underlying health conditions.”Some of the young black players I’ve spoken to have read what’s in the press and want answers to that (government study). ‘Am I more affected in my demographic and if so why?'”My stance with the Premier League from day one has been it’s all very well those of us in suits saying what our opinions are but we’re not going to be out there on a Saturday afternoon and we’re not going to be going back to our family.”A third first team player at Brighton & Hove Albion tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, sparking fresh concerns about the league’s proposed restart.Clubs are due to meet later on Monday to further discuss how to complete the remaining 92 matches of the season.Topics : Players have genuine concerns about their health as the Premier League considers resuming fixtures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, players’ union deputy chief Bobby Barnes has said.The league’s “Project Restart” envisages a return to play in June at neutral venues, once given the green light from the government, but players are worried about transmission when sharing the pitch with others in a contact sport.A British government study said black people are nearly twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than whites and Barnes said young black players were apprehensive.last_img read more

Thousands of agents descend on Gold Coast for AREC 2018

first_imgThe Australasian Real Estate Conference at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach. Picture: Jerad WilliamsMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt promises to arm delegates with information, practical strategies and tips that will help take their business to a new level.In the lead-up to this year’s event, founder John McGrath said it would have the strongest line-up of real estate speakers ever assembled in Australasia. It drew more than 4000 people on day one yesterday when 17 speakers took to the stage to share their experiences and advice.One of the industry’s leading coaches and trainers, Tom Ferry, was the first speaker to take the stage with part one of his presentation ‘The three pillars of success: mindset, model and marketing’.He said focusing on long-term business growth instead of personal growth was the key to success in the industry.He said agents with a “growth mindset”, which included those who embraced challenges and found lessons and inspiration in other people’s success, were more likely to succeed in the industry. Megan Jaffe talking at the Australasian Real Estate Conference at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach. Picture: Jerad Williams Megan Jaffe talking at the Australasian Real Estate Conference at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach. Picture: Jerad WilliamsIT’S usually families, holiday makers and schoolies who descend on the Gold Coast in droves but this weekend marked a change of pace.Thousands of property experts packed into the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday for the Australasian Real Estate Conference (AREC).Now in its milestone 21st year, the conference focuses on strategies for the future and challenges those working in the industry to become ­forward-thinkers. International real estate educator and author Tom Ferry spoke at AREC18 on the Gold Coast. Real estate agent to the rich and famous Dolly Lenz (right) spoke at AREC18 with her daughter Jenny, who has followed in her footsteps.Those who gave up quickly and accepted the status quo, known as those with a “fixed mindset”, struggled to improve.“Our entire planet, our entire human existence is about evolution – improving, getting better, solving problems of the past,” Mr Ferry said. “You have got to get outside your comfort zone.”Part two of his presentation continues today.Other speakers who took to the stage were co-founder of Australia’s largest property buyers agency Simon Cohen, founder and chief executive of self-titled real estate agency Dolly Lenz with her daughter Jenny, and business whiz Chris Helder.The conference continues today with 16 speakers set to take the stage.Among them are Canada’s inspirational speaker and New York Times best-selling author Amanda Lindhout, internationally renowned real estate industry speaker and trainer Josh Phegan, and one of the top two performers in Australia’s real estate industry James Tostevin.This is the seventh year the conference has been held on the Gold Coast. It is organised by Total Real Estate Training.last_img read more