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  • Israel Real Estate Study Released

    Posted by Ron / on 11/06/2013 / 0 Comments

    Fast Market Research, an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information has recently released their proprietary Q4 2013 Israel Real Estate Report Projections of the report show real GDP growth in Israel to come in at 3.7% and 3.8% in 2013 and 2014.

    The study finds that on the whole demand is on the up, resulting in high occupancy rates and increasing rents. However, the development pipeline remains relatively stagnant. As such, the study found that "favorable absorption-completion dynamics will buoy the commercial real estate leasing sector in the short term, but unless development activity picks up this ..

  • Israel & South Carolina Doing Business Together

    Posted by Ron / on 10/24/2013 / 0 Comments

    The State of South Carolina and Israel made official an agreement to establish a bilateral research and development initiative designed to enhance collaboration.

    "South Carolina is the first state in the Southeast region to forge this kind of partnership with Israel"

    The agreement, which creates a funding mechanism for joint industrial research and development projects between Israeli and South Carolina companies and universities, will be carried out by SCRA and MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for R&D, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist of Israel's Ministry of Economy.

    The overarching bilateral initiative between S.C. and Israel is ..


    Posted by Ron / on 10/15/2013 / 0 Comments

    The eerie reputed Gambino graveyard in Queens was unloaded just two months ago to an unwitting developer who was set to begin building condos on it within days.

    Ron Hershco, the head of GDY Properties, yesterday said he plunked down $1.6 million for the expansive, overgrown lot on 75th Street in Ozone Park. It's now the site of a grisly massive federal dig for the bones of victims of former don John Gotti and his Bonanno counterpart, Joe Massino.

    "I had no idea whatsoever that anything was going on here . . . We were supposed to go right over ..

  • Jewish Business Network

    Posted by Ron / on 10/11/2013 / 0 Comments

    The Jewish Business Network (JBN) of New Jersey invites Jewish business owners and professionals from all industries to "network with the tribe" at the organization's second annual BizExpo on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event, which includes networking, exhibitors, and business development seminars, will be held at the JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue in West Orange, N.J. Attendees will include executives such as Ami Mesika and Ron Hershco.

    Full details about the event and registration are at The JBN BizExpo will include open networking with hundreds of attendees; featured speakers who will give short ..

  • Agritech Israel Conference

    Posted by Ron / on 09/25/2013 / 0 Comments

    Certain investors are clamoring that Agritech is the next breakout investment opportunity in Israel, and as such there will be a conference in Tel Aviv on December 3, 2013 to share ideas and predictions, as well as to learn about cutting edge Israeli agricultural innovations and meet the entrepreneurs behind them.

    The conference will bring together local and international agritech investors, multinational corporate executives, Israeli government officials, scientists, business leaders and young start-up to explore the opportunities, challenges and solutions facing the agritech/agriculture investment community.

    Highlighted speakers and participants will include Philippe Herve - R&D Alliance Management Team, Bayer, representatives ..

  • Ami Mesika, Dead Sea & Oro Gold Cosmetics

    Posted by Ron / on 09/17/2013 / 0 Comments

    Twenty of the world's leading Dead Sea cosmetics manufacturers are arriving , for meetings with the major chains and buyers. Manufacturers include Odeyah, InterCosma, Ron Hershco, Anna Lotan, B4U, Sea of Spa Dead Sea, and Paloma Dead Sea. The mission will be displaying Dead Sea Cosmetics in New York City. Over 60 Dead Sea cosmetics manufacturers market their products across the globe. These cosmetics are rich in minerals produced from the waters drawn from the Dead Sea and the mud in the surrounding area. According to Mira Geshel, Executive cosmetics division in the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, cosmetics containing ..

  • 2013 Foreign Investments In and By Israelis

    Posted by Ron / on 09/16/2013 / 0 Comments

    NONRESIDENTS - Sales of government bonds and makam - Bonds and makam: In May, nonresidents sold around $220 million, net, in government bonds, and around $30 million, net, in makam. Preliminary figures for June indicate net sales of about $440 million in government bonds and net investments of about $80 million in makam.

    Investments in Israeli shares: In May, nonresidents invested approximately a net $175 million in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), following net investments of about $660 million in January-April. Preliminary figures for June indicate net investments of about $90 million in TASE-traded shares.

    Nonresidents' direct investment: ..

  • Israeli Real Estate

    Posted by Ron / on 08/27/2013 / 0 Comments

    Shikun & Binui Ltd., Israel's leading infrastructure and real estate company, announced today its results for the second quarter ended June 30th, 2013, which saw revenues increase to 1.75 Billion shekels and growth of 44% in revenues of Shikun & Binui Real Estate this quarter, compared with Q2 of 2012,

    Noteworthy events during and subsequent to the Second Quarter and Key Results:

    The Group's projects backlog in the infrastructure and construction segments totaled NIS 11.5 billion at the end of the quarter, of which NIS 8.9 billion ($2.5 billion) originated in the Group's activities outside of Israel. At the end of 2012, the ..

  • Jewish Federation of LA Requesting Real Estate Proposals

    Posted by Ron / on 08/19/2013 / 0 Comments

    The Real Estate Principals Organization (RPO) of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is requesting proposals from nonprofit Jewish organizations seeking funding and/or consultation for communal real estate projects. RPO is comprised of real estate principals and chief executives who help our Federation provide meaningful assistance to Jewish organizations across Los Angeles that are looking to renovate buildings and infrastructure. Ron Hershco, an entrepreneur said "Programs like this which help the community are great."

    RPO members are actively engaged in the community through real estate projects, mentoring the next generation of leaders in business and philanthropy, and through their financial ..

  • Terrorist Leader & Holocaust Denier Hizballah’s Nasrallah Calls Israel “Cancerous Tumor” That Must Be “Eradicated”

    Posted by Ron / on 08/16/2013 / 0 Comments

    The head of the Iranian-backed Shia Lebanese terrorist organization, Hizballah, Hassan Nasrallah, has renewed his calls for the destruction of Israel and described it as a "cancerous tumor" that must be "eradicated." In a public address in Dahieh, Lebanon, on what the Iranian Shia Islamist regime calls International Al-Quds Day, an annual event created by Iran to oppose Israel's existence and its reunification of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War, Nasrallah said, "Israel is a cancerous tumor ... The only solution when it comes to cancer is to eradicate it and not to surrender to it" (‘Hezbollah Chief: Removing ..


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