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Invest in Brazil Properties – Some Vital Highlights

Are thinking to invest in Brazil properties? Then, this is the right time to do so! Real estate is at a high due to the emerging nature of the tourism industry. People from different parts of the world are visiting this South American city due to the sheer beauty it possesses. As a result, the price of land property has also faced with a hike. A lot of people are trying to invest on land property within this part of South America. The price is growing up at a constant basis. Therefore, you should not wait any further or else the land prices may go out of reach.

Within Brazil, there are some regions where the property rates are still much lower. Places like Dende and Whale coast within the Bahia region can be ideal option for some fruitful Brazilian investment. And don’t underestimate these Brazilian coastal areas. They are slowly getting popular due to their sheer scenic beauty.

However, it is necessary to learn more about those areas before going for some sort of Brazilian investment. Get to know more about the area where you want to purchase the property; be it within the Bahia region or Sao Paulo. It is necessary to do a proper research of the regions before investing money. It will always be a great idea if you visit the land personally. That will help much in letting you cultivate the area in the most proper way. Also, you need to survey the real estate market to get some information regarding the present price of the land properties. Don’t ever stick with a particular estate agency. Rather, try to visit different estate agencies to know the best deals and land pricing. Also, the market reputation of the property agencies is something to consider.

File Fatal Accident Claim for Getting Compensation

The most difficult thing for a family to endure is to deal with the circumstances when one of its members suffers a fatal accident. It is very difficult to recover from the grief, shock of an unexpected and sudden death of a loved one. The lives of rest of the family members change forever. It takes a huge amount of time and patience to come in terms with life after such an incident. It is not only an emotional struggle but also financial struggle for the people who are survived by the deceased. Hence, in order to get the compensation it is important to file fatal accident claim.

Fatal accidents can occur anywhere and in different situations. Claims are often made for fatal accidents that happened on the road, at work, due to medical negligence or in military operations. The family members or friends of the deceased person can file for such claim if the accident is caused due to the fault of somebody else. The compensation derived from such claim would help the people to some extent to alleviate their burden. Moreover, filing a case is also important to prevent others from making such blunder in future. This is to set an example to let others know that it is not easy to run away from the situation after committing a crime.

There can be two types of injury claims for fatal accidents. The first one is the dependents’ claim(s) and the second one is the victim’s claim. Then there is a statutory award for bereavement as well that is paid separately to the dependents. Anybody and everybody who were dependent on the person who has expired can claim for compensation and thus each one of them is eligible to get compensation. However, in order to ensure that the proceedings take place in a proper way, an expert attorney is to be hired.

Foreign Currency Brokers – Find the Right One

Most of the people generally opt for foreign currency transfers when they travel overseas. There are several currency brokers available to provide fast and effective transfer service. However, most of the people rely heavily on the local banks for the transaction dealings. The local banks definitely charge a small amount of money (currency transfer rates) to carry on with the money transferring procedure. However, the banks may be an inappropriate option for those who want to involve in bigger purchasing deals overseas. The exchange rates can lead to a heavy loss.

A certain commission amount is also required to be paid while availing such services from the local banks. And in case of bigger amounts and purchases, the commission rate may grow up much higher!

This is the time when private foreign currency brokers can come in handy. They are the best options to avail. However, reputation is an important factor to consider. Before approaching any such broker agents, it is necessary to cross check on their market backgrounds.

What are their success rates? How much genuine are their services? What are their charges? All these questions are necessary to answer. Look for those brokers who will provide the most effective assistance in making their clients take the best decisions in terms of financial aspect. Availing service of a reliable and reputed currency broker can help much in saving a huge amount of money during international purchases.

A currency broker will always have many options to ofer. There will be different deals for the client to avail according to convenience. In most cases, the broker guides in making the client select the best deal. Search through the internet to find the best brokers available in nearby locations.

Corcentric Presents “AP Outlook: The Future of Accounts Payable,” a No-Cost Lunch& Learn Event in Houston, Texas

Rob DeVincent and Justin Kline of Corcentric Host Event toProvide Accounts Payable Professionals with Actionable Insight to Transform their AP Processes.

Corcentric, a leading provider of Accounts Payable automation solutions, today announced they will be hosting “AP Outlook: The Future of Accounts Payable,” a complimentary Lunch & Learn event featuring Rob DeVincent, Vice President of Product Marketing, Corcentric, and Justin Kline, National Account Manager, Corcentric. This event will take place at The Capital Grille at 5365 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056 on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST.

The featured speakers will discuss how new Accounts Payable automation technologies have enabled organizations to streamline their AP processes to reduce costs and accelerate invoice processing times.

Participants will learn:

– What best-in-class AP departments are doing
– How the latest solutions are shaping AP
– Challenges to automation and how to overcome them
– How e-invoicing is revolutionizing AP
– Why AP automation is moving to the cloud

Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To RSVP online, visit: tinyurl.com/HoustonAP.

Alternatively, visit tinyurl.com/HoustonAPFax to download the faxable registration form. Send completed faxes to 856.382.4786.

For additional event information and to register, please contact Jessica Barron at 856.382.4736, e-mail jbarron ( @ ) corcentric dot com dot

About Corcentric
Corcentric is a leader in financial process automation, specializing in Accounts Payable automation, PO requisitioning and imaging, EDI software, and workflow solutions. By creating a paperless conduit between procurement, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Suppliers, Corcentric allows companies to immediately manage 100% of their invoices electronically. Our cloud-based (SaaS) architecture allows for solutions to be configured in days rather than months for rapid return on investment.

Corcentric was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia with offices in Cherry Hill, NJ; Oakbrook Terrace, IL; Coral Springs, FL; and Saddle Brook, NJ. More than 3,000 companies rely on Corcentric to streamline their invoicing and payment processes to gain controls and efficiency while optimizing working capital.

For more information on Corcentric, call 888.525.7677 or visit corcentric.com.

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http://www.1888pressrelease.com/e-invoicing/ap-automation/corcentric-presents-ap-outlook-the-future-of-accounts-paya-pr-372583.html

Corcentric to Host Two New Accounts Payable Webinars in February for AP Professionals

Corcentric will Host Two Webinars in February, which will Cover ‘How to Identify True SaaS Accounts Payable Automation Solutions’ and ‘Steps for AP Automation Implementation Success’.

Corcentric, a leading provider of Accounts Payable automation solutions, today announced they will be hosting two new AP Webinars in February. The first Webinar, AP Automation: SaaS Imposters and How to Spot Them, will take place on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST. The second Webinar, 10 Steps to Guarantee AP Automation Success, will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST.

These Webinars will feature Rob DeVincent, Vice President of Product Marketing, Corcentric and Justin Kline, National Account Manager, who will discuss how to identify SaaS imposters and steps to smoothly implement AP automation.

AP Automation: SaaS Imposters and How to Spot Them, will help AP professionals understand the differences between SaaS-based AP automation solutions and non-SaaS solutions, which are labeled as SaaS. The speakers will also give participants tips for identifying SaaS imposters.

For more information and to register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/SaaSID

In 10 Steps to Guarantee AP Automation Success, the speakers will discuss how organizations can trade in their manual, paper-based invoice processes for automated processes, and in the least disruptive way.

For more information and to register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/ImplementAP

About Corcentric
Corcentric is a leader in financial process automation, specializing in Accounts Payable automation, PO requisitioning and imaging, EDI invoicing, and workflow solutions. By creating a paperless conduit between procurement, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and suppliers, Corcentric allows companies to immediately manage 100% of their invoices electronically with e-invoicing solutions. Our cloud-based (SaaS) architecture allows for solutions to be configured in days rather than months for rapid return on investment.

Corcentric was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia with offices in Cherry Hill, NJ; Oakbrook Terrace, IL; Coral Springs, FL; and Saddle Brook, NJ. More than 3,000 companies rely on Corcentric to streamline their invoicing and payment processes to gain controls and efficiency while optimizing working capital.

For more information on Corcentric, call 888.525.7677 or visit corcentric.com.

Source:
http://www.1888pressrelease.com/corcentric-to-host-two-new-accounts-payable-webinars-in-febr-pr-371919.html

Hanley Investment Group Concludes 4th Quarter 2011 with Burst of Closings; More Closings to Follow in 2012

Hanley Investment Group closed out 2011 with the sale of 40 properties totaling over $225 million and more than 1.5 million square feet. With just a few weeks into 2012, Hanley Investment Group already has a combined total in excess of $200 million in escrow and listings, plus a bevy of buyer requirements to fill.

Orange County, CA – Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, one of the most dominant retail investment groups in the western United States and a market leader in the sale of retail properties, announced today the company closed out 2011 with the sale of 40 properties totaling over $225 million and more than 1.5 million square feet. Some of the Hanley Investment Group transaction highlights include Hanley Investment (HI) Urban Retail Advisors’ $21 million sale of the landmark 87,000 sq. ft. urban retail/office complex in the South Lake District of Pasadena, Calif.; eight multi-tenant strip centers in the Inland Empire totaling 174,571 square feet for a total consideration of approximately $19 million; along with an array of single-tenant bank, fast food and restaurant investments that included tenants Applebee’s, Bank of America, Carl’s Jr., Chase Bank, Del Taco and Wendy’s.

“2011 was a great year after making it through a challenging stretch during 2009-2010,” said Edward B. Hanley, president of Hanley Investment Group. “We saw sales velocity increase due partially to investors still starved for a competitive return on their investments in 2011. We expect this upward sales velocity trend to continue in 2012 as the supply of inventory increases and new financing options for buyers become more attractive.”

Investors will be looking for quality single-tenant and multi-tenant properties attempting to buy at what some may feel is the bottom of the market, Hanley reported. “We have seen cap rate compression in the Class A credit single-tenant and grocery-anchored shopping center product and expect this to begin in the shadow-anchored and Class B product as the retail fundamentals continue to recover,” said Hanley.

“We expect that the demand for multi-tenant retail with upside potential will continue to remain very steady,” said William B. Asher, managing director at Hanley Investment Group. “There is still a great deal of pent up demand and capital in the market pursing value-add assets for the opportunity to chase higher yields through repositioning and the lease up of excess vacancy.”

Last month, Hanley Investment Group negotiated the sale of a 31,900-square-foot multi-tenant retail center located on Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The purchase price was $6.8 million and was one of a very few multi-tenant retail properties that traded hands in the Coachella Valley in the past year that was a stable and well-occupied investment, according to Asher.

However, due to the lack of quality properties and the aggressive prices of shopping centers in infill California markets, Hanley Investment Group continues to work with both private and institutional investors who are willing to acquire multi-tenant shopping centers in other states. “In 2011, Hanley Investment Group sold 11 properties outside of California, mostly to investors who are based in California,” said Kevin T. Fryman, vice president of Hanley Investment Group. Hanley expects the number to increase as investors are attracted to the higher cap rates being offered outside of California.

Some of Hanley Investment Group’s transactions outside of California include the purchase of a $11.58 million community shopping center in Oklahoma City, Okla.; a 65,558-square-foot Albertsons-anchored shopping center in Las Cruces, New Mexico; and a 99,727-square foot community shopping center in Houston, Texas, representing an 8.36% capitalization rate.

Hanley Investment Group’s transactions also include the sale of five southern California single-tenant Walgreens, the most by any brokerage company in 2011. Located in Pasadena, Orange County, Pomona, Riverside and Lake Elsinore, Calif., the combined properties sold for a total consideration of more than $36 million in separate transactions. “At a 6.48% cap rate, the Walgreens in Lake Elsinore sale represented the lowest cap rate for a single-tenant drug store in the Inland Empire in 2011,” said Asher.

In Downtown Los Angeles, HI Urban Retail Advisors negotiated the sale of a 6,150-square-foot ground-floor retail space at Luma, a 263-unit luxury condominium building located at 1100 South Hope Street. The purchase price was $2.62 million. This transaction was the second retail condominium sale HI Urban Retail Advisors has executed in Downtown Los Angeles in 2011. HI Urban Retail Advisors recently sold a similar retail condominium at the sister building to Luma, known as Evo. A second portion of the retail at Evo is also being marketed for sale for $1.3 million by HI Urban Retail Advisors.

“Retail condos can present a tremendous opportunity to own and operate real estate in some of the most dynamic markets in the country,” said Carlos J. Lopez, president of HI Urban Retail Advisors. “While market forces may have limited the ongoing development of high-density, mixed-use developments in the short term, scarcity of land as well as municipal forces seeking to develop pedestrian-oriented developments, will continue in the long term. As a result, the retail condominium will be a product in the marketplace as common as multi-tenant apartment buildings, multi-tenant shopping centers and single-tenant investments, and we expect the values will remain strong.”

“With just a few weeks into the new year, Hanley Investment Group already has a combined total in excess of $200 million in escrow and listings, plus a bevy of buyer requirements to fill,” Hanley stated. “If January’s volume of activity is any indication to how the rest of the year will go, we know it is going to be a great year! As a side note, it is going to be interesting to see how the market reacts to the results of the presidential elections in November but we are not getting the sense investors are on the sidelines waiting.”

About Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors
Built on a solid foundation of performance, integrity and dedication, Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors is a boutique retail investment advisory firm with a three billion dollar transaction track record that is comprised of innovative specialists delivering unparalleled service and superior results that consistently exceed client expectations. Hanley Investment Group’s expertise, commitment and unwavering focus of putting the client’s needs first have continued to set the company apart in the industry. Hanley Investment Group works closely with individual investors, developers, and institutional property owners in every facet of the transaction to insure that the highest value is achieved. Clients rely on Hanley Investment Group to be the most knowledgeable and trusted source for valuation services, market information and retail property acquisitions and dispositions. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.hanleyinvestment.com or call (949) 585-7610.

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http://www.1888pressrelease.com/hanley-investment-group-concludes-4th-quarter-2011-with-burs-pr-368125.html