Wes Edens in a leader in the financial sector and the co-founder of the biggest alternate asset management company Fortress Investment Group LLC. Since its inception in 1998, he played a crucial role in the success of the Private Equity department in Fortress Group. He earned his degree in Finance from the Oregon State University. Initially, he worked at Lehman Brothers and BlackRock Financial Management Inc., both being private equity firms. He held top positions in both the firm before he co-founded Fortress Investment Group LLC. He focused mostly on illiquid and distressed assets and managed to extract a substantial return from them with his unique strategies and positive approach.
Wes Edens’s all-time readiness on taking up complex situations and making it profitable is what makes him a great leader and took Fortress Group Investment to new heights. Wes Edens made nearly $500 million from SoftBank’s purchase of Fortress in 2017. He purchased NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks in 2014 for a staggering $550 million along with his business partner Marc Lasry. In 2018, Wes Edens founded Brightline, an independently operated passenger train system which is first of its kind in the country. It’s first 30 minutes trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale was a success with a positive response from the passengers who praised the lavish leather seats and free Wi-Fi. The coaches have seats with USB outlets and provision for snacks and beverages. Wes Edens have plans for the expansion of Brightline over six city blocks with a station in Miami. These six blocks in the city will cover shops, residential complexes, hospitals, and other necessary services. A loan of $1.75 billion has been approved for Brightline Rail Systems after it exceeded customer expectations.
The real estate experts predict a significant rise in the price of property near the vicinity of the rail system. With 365 days of service, it is expected to reduce traffic and pollution as the American made diesel-electric engines uses biodiesel. The engines are environment-friendly and minimize noise pollution for a quiet and smooth ride. They have two tiers of coaches with tickets costing $10 and $15 respectively. A passenger can opt for a Select Service Upgrade which comes with 2 inches of extra boot space and access to free food and beverages. A concession of 10% is given to senior citizens, retired military personnel and a 50% discount for children below 12. There are provisions for taking your pet as a company and mid-sized bikes along. The coaches are spacious enough for accommodating luggage and even wheelchairs and trolleys. The stations are equipped with escalators and elevators for easy access to lounges and platforms. The stations are built in strategic locations making it the most easily accessible stations in the whole country. Learn more.