David Geffen’s Philanthropic Efforts

David Geffen was born on February 21, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in Brooklyn, Geffen spent much of his time in the local spots such as Chookie’s Luncheonette. However, Geffen could not wait to get out of Brooklyn, hoping to escape to Hollywood to join the show business.

New Technology Set to Advance NAI Benchmark

Advanced property management platform, Yardi Voyager 7S, is making its introduction to NAI Benchmark. As a leader in commercial real estate in the Central Valley of California, NAI Benchmark is looking to increase customer satisfaction at multiple levels of the real estate experience with this new technology from Yardi.

Paul Allen’s Newest Conservation Initiative: Global FinPrint

As the progress of the ongoing two year project that started in February of 2014 is starting to show, there comes another conservation initiative geared towards the well-being of our oceans. Moving from land to sea, Allen’s newest conservation initiative, Global FinPrint, is set to launch this August.

Looking back on 10 years of Island Global Yachting

Since 2005, Island Global Yachting has been a worldwide leader of owning, designing and managing luxury marinas all around the western hemisphere. Throughout the past ten years, IGY marinas have been providing a top of the line luxury marina experience in places such as New York, Mexico, and all around the Caribbean Islands.

NAI Dayton to Join Forces with NAI Bergman

Two Ohio-based members of the NAI Global network recently joined forces on June 1 of this year. The combination of the two real estate firms will expand the firm’s foothold in the areas of Cincinnati, Dayton, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky, down along the I-75 corridor.

15th Anniversary of Allen’s Experience Music Project Museum

Smashing a glass replica Stratocaster Guitar and yelling “Let the experience begin!” is how Paul Allen chose to open his Experience Music Project (EMP) museum 15 years ago. Years later, we reminisce and recognize what this institution of musical history has done.

David Geffen Sells Malibu Beach Inn for Large Profit

Prominent music mogul, philanthropist and co-founder of DreamWorks Studio, David Geffen, sells the Malibu Beach Inn for almost 100% profit ten years after purchasing it. Mr. Geffen bought the Inn in 2005 for $29 million and put a further $10 million into renovating the property. He updated all of the rooms and changed the pink exterior to be more in line with the style of Mediterranean hotels.

Andrew Farkas Bestows Hasty Pudding Honor to Clive Davis

The Order of the Golden Sphinx was presented during a gala ball held at The Plaza Hotel. Guests in attendance included Andrew L. Farkas, current Chairman of the Hasty Pudding Institute. Mr. Farkas addressed the guests on three occasions throughout the evening and presented Clive Davis with the prestigious award.

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