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Dec21

Full Mogul: An Introduction + 5 Tips For Starting Your Journey

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Want to get valuable stories, tips, and advice on unlocking success in business and in life? you’re in the right place! This is the Full Mogul podcast with Kofi Nartey.  A leading authority on luxury real estate, Kofi is the go-to broker for celebrities, prominent sports figures, and affluent clientele around the globe. Today, he shares 5 tips for starting your full mogul journey. Stay tuned and be on your first step to becoming a full mogul!

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Full Mogul: An Introduction + 5 Tips For Starting Your Journey

What Is Full Mogul

Welcome to the Full Mogul Podcast, where I will share valuable stories, tips, and advice on unlocking success in business and life. This podcast is the answer to your relentless pursuit of the best version of yourself across all aspects of becoming a full mogul across all aspects of your life. First, let's define full mogul. Full mogul, as a verb, is the relentless pursuit of the best version of yourself across all aspects of your life. Full mogul, as a noun, is one who pursues the best version of themselves across all aspects of your life.

Let's talk a little bit about the origins of this and how I came up with full mogul as a phrase or as a term. It was about the pursuit of not just the best business version of Kofi, of not just the best physical version of Kofi, not just the best dad version of Kofi, but how I find the best pursuit and the best version of myself across all of those aspects of my life.

I'll give you an example. I've met people who are great business leaders, and they're terrible parents. I've met people who are great parents, but they let their health and their fitness go, or they're sacrificing their jobs or work. How do we go full, not just becoming a mogul, but a full mogul where all aspects of your life are exceeding, pursuing, approaching that highest and best potential that you have for those aspects of your life? That's what this show is about.

This is my first entrée into podcasting, so I'm jumping right in. I was supposed to start this a few weeks back, but I was trying to find my podcast feet. Forgive me. Podcast 1 versus podcasts 10, 15, and 20 are probably going to be totally different, totally better. It's going to grow over time. It's going to get much better as we go, but I had to get started. Maybe that's lesson number one for all of us is you’ve got to get started. Whatever it is you're pursuing, you’ve got to jump right in. It's never going to be perfect. It's never going to be teed up as perfect, but if you don't get started, you're never going to get to the place where you want to be and where you deserve to be.

Who Is Kofi Nartey?

My name is Kofi Nartey. I'm going to be your guide on this Full Mogul journey, but I'm not going to be the only guide. I'm also going to interview highly successful people in business, sports, entertainment and more, who are also on their full mogul journeys. Lastly, you're also a guide. Your feedback, ideas, and interaction with our Full Mogul community will round out our collective sharing.

Today is just about an introduction to the podcast, and then I'm going to give you five tips for starting your Full Mogul journey. First, a little background about myself. I'm the Founder and CEO of Global Real Estate and Development, known as Globl RED. We're a private real estate firm based here in Beverly Hills that does luxury real estate in Southern California, as well as commercial real estate development projects throughout the Americas, and also sports and entertainment real estate across the country and sometimes around the globe.

Prior to this, I launched and ran the National Sports and Entertainment Division for Compass, which was a huge passion project for me at the time, as well as management stints at the agency, boutique real estate firm, and Keller Williams before that. I'm also a not-so-silent partner in a marketing and branding agency. I've always said if I didn't do real estate, I would be focused on creative marketing and branding as I've got an extra creative bone in my body that always needs to get exercised.

I also sit on several advisory boards. I've given talks and training on topics including marketing, branding, leadership, real estate, business strategy, effective goal setting, and more. Prior to getting my MBA and these business pursuits, I was also an actor for ten years. I never made it big. I never made it to a household name, but I worked a lot. I met a lot of amazing people, and I'm going to be sharing some of those stories as well.

Before acting, I completed my undergraduate degree at Berkeley Cal, where I also played football as a wide receiver, and that culminated in a shot with the Oakland Raiders. Now, they are the Las Vegas Raiders. I’m dating myself a little bit, but with dating myself comes experience, so it's all good. Let's jump right in. Injuries cut my sports career short, as it has for many, but the connections that I made and the lessons that I've learned from that serve me to this very day. You're going to get a lot of sports and entertainment stories, and we're going to get a lot of tools and tips from my sports and entertainment experience, things that have worked for me that hopefully will work for you.

 
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I'm going to pause for a second because I think it's important to give you guys my very first Kofi-ism. Kofi-isms are things that I've learned. I'm like a 10% philosopher. As any entrepreneur who reads a lot, studies a lot, and listens to a lot of podcasts, you start to have your own philosophies that derive from all the information that you've gleaned.

The first one that I have is to listen with selfish ears. This is relevant to the podcasting world. If you're listening to a podcast, some of the information is going to be great, some of it is going to be entertaining, some of it seems like it has nothing to do with your life. If you listen with selfish ears, you listen for the things that resonate with you, your business, your life, your parenting, whatever it is you're pursuing, and can convert those things into action items right away, then you're winning. That's what listening with selfish ears is all about.

I've had a long stint of going to conferences of hearing people speak. I can attend a three-day conference now, and there might be one thing that one person says in one minute of a speech that changed my business. I'm hoping to do the same for you with the podcast that I'm sharing. It might be that one tool or even hearing something in a different way that changes your life.

At the end of the day, for me, I've won, I've lost, I've succeeded, I've failed, but I've converted failing into an acronym, FAIL, Fina All Important Lessons. Like Michael Jordan once said, “I never lost a game. I just ran out of time.” I've got some good Jordan stories for you too. Life and business are really like a game. It's a game that requires strategy, perseverance, consistency, excellence, and commitment. As long as we stay committed, as long as we stay in the game, we will ultimately win.

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One of my best clients had a great conversation with UFC fighter Chuck Liddell. Chuck told him, “If I have enough energy to tap out, I have enough energy to find a way out.” That is so important, especially as we struggle through life and some of the challenges, and some of these challenges beat us down. Some of these moments beat us down. Some of these seasons beat us down. If you have enough energy to tap out, to check out, to form your mouth to say the words, “I quit,” you also have enough energy to get back in the game, to figure out a way out to say, “I won't quit.” That's part of what the journey is about.

Achieving success across multiple aspects of your life is a difficult undertaking. I'm also a husband, a father, I've got two amazing kids. Sometimes you may think you're not living up to your potential. It can feel frustrating with the slow pace of reaching your goals or setbacks. This negative mindset can bring you underlying disappointment and shame that can hold you back from what you're truly capable of.

Let's discover how to unlock your inner gifts, share them with the world, and find success on your terms. Being a full mogul is really about that. It's about unlocking and unleashing your full potential. Listen with selfish years, glean those things that resonate with you and your personality because there's so much noise out there, there's so much content that you have to listen with selfish ears. Like I said, if you do that one thing, that one nuance, that one tool, that one tip that changes your life, your business, and the future for your generations.

Your Full Mogul Journey

The bottom line is you won't be the same after today. You can't be the same after today. How will you be different? Let's find out. Let's jump right into the five tips for starting your Full Mogul journey. I'd love to tell you that you made the right decision to go full mogul. It's not even a decision. It's more of an obligation to yourself. It was just a matter of time until you found this path, this community, and double down on the best version of yourself. As I stated, I have these Kofi-isms. I'm going to give you one more, and then I'm going to give you five tips. You have a responsibility during your lifetime to realize all of your God-given gifts and share them to the world.

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Full Mogul: You have a responsibility to realize all of your God-given gifts and share them with the world.

 

Let's jump into the Full Mogul journey. Tip number one for starting your Full Mogul journey, set a vision for what the full mogul version of your life looks like. Set a vision for what you want it to be. At a certain stage of life, you have a good sense of what your gifts, talents, and passions are. They may grow and evolve over time, but you have a strong idea, a decent sense of self.

Then the question to ask yourself is, “If I realized all of my potential based on these gifts, talents, and passions, what would my life look like? How would I enjoy the fruits of my labor? How would it change my life, my family's life, and generations to come?” The answer to this becomes your why. It's the anchoring reminder of what you are working towards. When times get hard and tough, you can come right back to that anchor and remind yourself, “This is why I'm doing it.” Things will start to bounce off of you. Those challenges, those negative people start to bounce off of you.

Number two, identify your Full Mogul buckets. It's important to remember that you can't just go full mogul in one area of your life at the total expense of the other areas. What are the key areas that you're working to realize your full potential in? Is it health, fitness, career, relationships, your marriages, your dating partners, your faith? We look at what those buckets are. Something that's very important to remember, and you're going to hear this a lot, we are working not to find balance because you hear that nonsense or that BS about work-life balance. I'm going to call BS on that. There's no such thing as work-life balance. There's no such thing. Things are never balanced across the board.

What you should be working towards is work-life peace. Let that sit in for a moment. Things are going to be chaotic and imbalanced, but if you're at peace with where each bucket is, that's when you're winning. To give you a perfect example, for myself, I might have long work days where I work until 6:00, 7:00 at night, or sometimes I have to work on the weekend sporadically.

The peace comes in knowing that I'm still going to be at my kids' soccer games. I might have to make a couple calls at halftime, but I'm still there. I'm at peace with what's going on. I may not have an hour workout, but I've got a 45-minute workout, I've got time to get that in, and I get that done. It's called my BTN workouts, Better Than Nothing. I'm at peace because I still check that box for that day. What are the buckets? Identify your buckets, and we're going to talk about achieving work-life peace with those buckets.

Number three, determine your long-term goals and short-term milestones. This is going to be a marathon, not a sprint. Even with that, you want to attack your journey with small measurable steps. One of my personal mantras is focus and finish. It is to focus on the small steps that lead to your big goals. At the end, you have to commit to the journey, and not the outcome. The beauty is in the overall journey, but the wins along the way are also important, to notice, acknowledge, give gratitude for, and sometimes even celebrate because that's part of the journey as well.

 
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Number four, write it out. If it's not on a list, it doesn't exist. Let's put it a little differently. If it's not on a list, it shouldn't exist. For us entrepreneurs out there, for those of us who suffer from Shiny Object syndrome, I'm guilty of it. I'll make my focus and finish list each day, I write it all out, I open my computer, and then I start doing something that's not on the list. Half of it is about writing it out, but more importantly, staying focused on that list. It will keep you on track on what you're supposed to do on a regular basis.

Even more so, it triggers your RAS or your Reticular Activating System. That way, when you know what you're focused on, not just on your daily list, but in life, you have certain things that will be attracted to you. When you think of buying a new car and let's call it the new Hummer EV, now I start to notice them when they're on the road. That's your Reticular Activating System, things that you notice because something has triggered that within you.

When you write out things, when you have a vision board, those will trigger things that now are important to you. It will also help you recognize things that aren't important, that things that shouldn't be on the list. Again, if it's not on the list, it doesn't exist. More importantly, if it's not on the list, it shouldn't exist. Always write it out.

Number five, last but probably most important, get started. You can't wait for everything to be perfect because it never will be. Full disclosure, I came in this podcast room to record this podcast a week ago. I was trying to find my words. I didn't have all my notes organized. I've got some notes, but I never write out speeches. It just didn't go that well. I'm back in here today giving myself grace and giving myself the opportunity to move forward. Stumbling and talking too long, whatever it is, we're getting started. We're starting this journey together. This is where you guys come into play as part of the Full Mogul community. We are going to grow and learn and build together. Half of that is getting started.

I remember when I went to business school, I did my MBA at Pepperdine. It was a two-year program called the PKE Program at Pepperdine, the Presidential and Key Executive Program. It was an executive program like I mentioned, but an amazing program. We did all the traditional things, marketing, econ, finance. We had an international trip. It was amazing. The first four days of the program, we did things like mindful awareness, meditation, and yoga. The reason was this program was geared towards business owners or C-suite executives. They told us, “You're never going to have perfect information at best for your company. You're going to have 80% to 85% of the information that you need to make a decision. That last 15%, sometimes even 20%, is being able to sit still, trust your gut, and make a decision.”

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Full Mogul: Sit still, trust your gut, and make a decision.

 

Keep that in mind. Be ready to work from partial information, good information, more information, then no information, but be ready to start. A quick recap. Number one, set a vision for what your full mogul version of yourself looks like. What are those buckets that you're looking to fill? Number two, identify your buckets. Number three, determine your long-term goals and short-term milestones. Make sure you're celebrating those along the way, also learning from them along the way. Number four, write it out. If it's not on a list, it doesn't exist. Remember what I said, if it's not on the list, it shouldn't exist. Number five, get started. The fact that you're reading this now means you have started.

That wraps it up for our first episode. There are going to be many more to come. We're going to have some great guests coming up. We're going to have some great conversations. I'm going to be sharing along the journey as well. I'm going to be sharing some of the real-time stuff on Instagram and Facebook. Follow me there. Let's get connected there and comment. If this is helpful to you, if this is something that you want to hear more of, if you are saying, “Yes, sign me up for the Full Mogul community and journey,” hit me up on social media and on my website. You can go to FullMogul.com. You can also follow me on Instagram, @Kofi_Sellebrity. This is it, guys. Thanks for joining us. Let's keep going. Let's keep growing. Let's build a Full Mogul style.

 

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May16

At Power Players Real Estate Showcase, Kofi Nartey, Weighs In On Where The Market Is Headed

Feb11

Global CEO Talks Real Estate Advisory and Investing

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With 20 years in the industry, California Listings expert Kofi Nartey is a well-established and highly sought after leader in residential real estate. But when Kofi decided to rebrand Society Brokers into Globl Red in 2021, he had international development dreams in mind.

Globl Red didn’t just mark a name change—it was a change in philosophy. Kofi and his team have become the go-to brokers for affluent clientele and celebrities, as well as a global business leaders, looking to expand their real estate holdings with investment properties both domestic and international. Now, we’re talking all things development with Kofi to learn the ins and outs of real estate development.

You’re already a rockstar in residential real estate sales, so what inspired this pivot to a broader portfolio with Globl Red?
Kofi: Our industry has been underdeveloped for years. Agents help with the largest transactions of most people’s lives and then disappear. I want our industry to transition from sales agents to real estate advisors. Our firm is focused on servicing the full real estate portfolios of our clients. Our core competency is still residential real estate, but we have professionals to help with new construction, multi-family investing, commercial real estate and international development.

What investment opportunities are you offering from Globl Red?
Kofi: In our first year, we focused on single-family flips. We have now built out our investment offering infrastructure, and have expanded to multi-family units and mixed use developments nationally and globally.

Who is your target investor and why?
Kofi: One target is the newer investor who wants to get into real estate investing, but may not have the experience or capital to take on a full project by themselves. We have also exposed real estate investing to hundreds of our professional athletes and entertainment clients. Also, we are starting to work with larger family offices and institutional level investors as our reach and deal size continue to grow.

What has success looked like in year one at Globl Red?
Kofi: Within the first year of launching our investment arm, we purchased over $25M million of investment properties with over 30 investors. Globl Red was also brought on to oversee real estate development and sales for a $1 billion mixed-use project in Belize.

Aside from having a stack of cash ready, how do we get started?
Kofi: It’s easy to get started as an accredited investor. You can reach out to me or our Chief Investment Officer, Daron Campbell. We can share current and upcoming opportunities that we have. Our initial opportunities started with a $50,000 minimum investment, but we also have $1 million-plus opportunities that some of our clients have opted into.

Nov24

Cadillac and Modern Luxury Feature Globl RED and Nartey Sports Foundation

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INNER DRIVE

Kofi Nartey, Founder and CEO of GLOBL RED Real Estate and Development, and Mimi Nartey, Director of Community and Philanthropy at GLOBL RED are the definition of a power couple. The duo seamlessly balances multiple facets of their lifestyles, from leading a thriving luxury real estate firm, to raising two children, to giving back to their community through the Nartey Sports Foundation, which supports pathways for underserved youth to experience the power of sports. “We want to allow people to participate in sports and have those benefits of teamwork, of resiliency, of self-efficacy, all of the things that we've extracted from sports that now we can apply to all other areas of our lives.” says Kofi.

The Foundation has supported causes as diverse as providing ballet interventions for juvenile detention centers to funding a collegiate scholarship to the first African American rodeo athlete at Fresno State. “Giving back is also a part of a larger purpose. “Both Kofi and I have fathers who are immigrants… and for them to come from another place, sacrifice so much and accomplish so much, and we really decided we also want to build upon the work that they have put in and build up the family legacy.” explains Mimi.

All of this success comes with considerable work, and the multi-functionality of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade fits perfectly into the busy lives of the Narteys, transitioning from dropping off the kids at school to high-level client meetings to sports practices. The cutting edge augmented reality navigation comes in handy as the family travels across Los Angeles, while the spaciousness of the interior and up to 121.0 cubic feet of cargo space is perfect for transporting equipment and gear for the whole family. As Mimi sums up, “The Cadillac Escalade is an SUV that can transition with us through all of these different identities throughout the day from mom to business person to philanthropist.''

Oct25

Kofi Nartey Speaks to Authenticity in Marketing at Inman Luxury Conference in Las Vegas

By CRAIG C. ROWE for Inman | Read the original article here

Luxury leaders agree: digital marketing rests on authenticity.

Whether it's over Zoom or through email, digital marketing and outreach is now the starting point of every interaction, and it has to be strategic enough to pull the prospect deeper into an eventual personal interaction.

Oct20

Nartey Sports Foundation Funds Volleyball Court at School for the Deaf in Ghana

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Volleyball Court at the Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf in Ghana.

We were very pleased to collaborate with Mr. Hamidu Yussif and the Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf. In his compelling grant application, Mr. Yussif wrote:

“I transferred to the State School for the Deaf (SSD) in 2002 after I lost my hearing, and the school has nurtured me and taught me to become who I am today. It was at SSD that I first began to learn sign language and develop my identity as a Deaf person. My experiences there helped me realize that deafness is not a curse. Before , I thought I was the only Deaf person in the world, but my education at SSD exposed me to others just like me all over the world. Seeing successful Deaf individuals and role models gave me a powerful feeling of optimism…

…SSD has improved greatly over the years with many more educational facilities, including classrooms, a library, a clinic, a dining hall, and dormitories. Unfortunately, it does not have any fields where students can exercise or practice sports during their leisure time. Imagine being stuck in a boarding school with no sports or recreational facilities! During my time as student, we participated in various sports activities in district and inter-regional sports competitions, but we had to walk three miles away to use a neighborhood school field to perform training. I want to make it easier for the current students at SSD pursue their passion for sports. Volleyball is the best fit for what the students and staff currently need, as there is only limited land available. Both the boys and the girls will be excited to be able to play. Eventually, we hope to gain enough land to build a soccer field and netball court. For now, however, the focus is on the volleyball court.”

We look forward to supporting this community with additional sports facilities in the near future!

Sep20

Globl RED Luxury Development Partner Silversands in Grenada Featured in Architectural Digest

By David C. Kaufman for Architectural Digest | Read the original article here

Why the Tiny Island of Grenada Is Luxury Real Estate's Next Big Thing

Thanks to resorts like Silversands—and its sleek, chic villa collection—the southern Caribbean nation is finally ready for its close-up.

At the southern end of the Caribbean, barely 100 miles from Venezuela, the tiny tear-shaped island of Grenada is finally ready for its global real estate close-up. Having long escaped the ravages of mass tourism, Grenada’s sheer under-the-radarness has become one of its most important selling points. There are almost no cookie-cutter resorts, few multinational businesses and—most crucially— for the majority of the pandemic, very little Covid-19 outbreaks.

Indeed, since the pandemic began Grenada—like other members of the Commonwealth—has taken an extreme “no Covid-19” approach to the crisis. That has meant strict testing for travelers before departure, a second test upon arrival, and mandatory in-resort quarantine until those second results are revealed. Full vaccination is also a must.

While certainly stringent, the impact of these measures was apparent—for most of the pandemic, Grenada was a place of no masks, no curfews, no sick people. "Sadly, like the rest of the world, the Delta variant has since changed our reality,” explains Kandace Douglas, real estate sales and marketing director of Silversands villas. And as a result the island, though still less impacted than the rest of the world, is grappling with the pandemic.

Nonetheless, the country has implemented a range of strict containment policies — and right on time. Because these efforts comes as the island is finally waking up to its luxury real estate potential. And a large part of this is due to Silversands, a 43-room resort that opened in 2018 on a prime slice of Grand Anse Beach—Grenada’s finest sandy stretch and one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.

Developed by Egyptian telecom mogul Naguib Sawiris through his firm Ora Developers, Silversands’ ultra-contemporary, white-washed aesthetic is the antithesis of Caribbean cliché. Forget thatched-roof huts or “chic shacks” perched over the seashore on stilts. Rather, Silversands’ rooms—spread over a pair of three-story wings—feature clean lines, subtle patterns, and constant Caribbean views. The vibe—especially in its light-filled spa—feels akin to a sleek branch of, say, Soho House—only dropped in the southern Caribbean. And Silversands’ pool, all 328 feet of it, is the longest in the entire Caribbean.

This same feeling extends to Silversands’ eight private villas, which have recently hit the market priced from $7 million to $14.5 million, depending on location (though first-mover incentives mean early buyers can secure discounts). Hidden from the main resort behind a subtle yet substantial wall, the villas are nothing if not spectacular. Four are perched on a low hill just above the main resort with prime Caribbean views. Four others are set directly on the sand just feet from the sea, as close as you can get to the waves without going for a swim.

No matter the location, the villas are substantial: 22,000-square-foot plots, 2,200+ square-feet of outdoor space, four primary bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and massive private swimming pools and bijoux plunge pools. Designed by Reda Amalou and Stephanie Ledoux of Paris-based architecture firm AW2—responsible for a wide range of Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, and Six-Senses resorts worldwide—the villas come fully furnished with Molteni, B&B Italia, and Bruno Moinard pieces. Kitchen appliances are courtesy of Gaggenau and Miele, while the outdoor and indoor showers are from Hansgrohe. Villa buyers have access to all main resort amenities: spa, two restaurants, concierge and house-cleaning services. Owners also benefit from expedited immigration upon arrival and transport to and from the resort via Tesla, a nice and unexpected touch. “It’s a natural and elegant design aesthetic that honors the surrounding landscape and beachfront location,” Douglas explains.

The villas’ serious pricing—in line with better-known (and far better trod) islands like Barbados or St. Barts—reflects their serious amenities. But part of each sale supports the West Indies School of Hospitality Foundation, Douglas says, which offers free hospitality courses to 6,000 Grenadians in partnership with e-Cornell, the online certification arm of Cornell University. “Barry Collymore, chairman of the Grenada Tourism Authority, founded the WISH Foundation with the support of Naguib Sawiris,” Douglas continues. “Barry started the program in an effort to effect positive change in the lives of Grenadians and maximize the tourism industry, which was devastated by Covid-19.”

Warm weather and sandy shorelines are not the only reason ultra-high-net-worth buyers (UHNW) are setting their sites on Grenada. The island also participates in the type of citizenship programs increasingly popular from the Caribbean to Europe to the South Pacific. In Grenada’s case, its Citizen by Investment program offers Grenadian passports to folks who invest a minimum of $200,000 into the island. “This is the icing on the cake,” Douglas notes. “Over the past year and a half, citizenship diversification has become more important than ever. According to a recent Douglas Elliman–Knight Frank Wealth Report, 24 percent of UHNW are interested in second types of citizenships.”

While countries such as Malta have been rocked by citizenship-related corruption and even murder, Grenada’s version is fairly stringent. “The program’s uniqueness stems from its in-depth, rigorous, and thorough due diligence process that acts as a filter in seeking worthy investors,” explains Afi Ventour de Vega, a prominent Grenadian lawyer and founder of Afi Ventour & Co.

And Grenada’s citizenship offering is not only secure but expansive. “The program leads as the only state in the Caribbean whereby successful applicants are eligible to apply to live and work in the United States of America through the E2 Visa Investor Treaty that Grenada enjoys with the USA,” Ventour continues. “Successful applicants enjoy visa-free travel to over 140 countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Schengen, and the UAE.”

The citizenship program is available to most top-tier properties in Grenada that meet the financial requirements. This includes villa projects such as the handful of estates still available at Laluna, a 30-acre resort completed over 20 years ago and popular with fashion types such as model Kate Moss and Vogue editor in-chief Anna Wintour and the crew from Sports Illustrated, who shot its iconic swimsuit issue at Laluna back in 2003.

In 2009, Laluna founder and former Giorgio Armani executive Bernardo Bertucci developed seven villas, of which four are still available. Priced between $3.9 million and $7.4 million, the villas (or Estates) are perched on a hillside and offer serious panoramic sea views along with a host of financial incentives (including no sales tax, most citizenship fees waived, and a generous revenue-sharing arrangement if owners opt to place their villas in the resort’s rental pool). The villas also offer families an opportunity to enjoy Laluna, whereas the main resort is adults only.

“Why the villas?” Bertucci asks. “The idea came to me in 2009 just after the financial crisis when so many companies working on new hotels left Grenada. I saw an opportunity and received great help from the local government because I was the only one doing something like this at the time.”

Since then Bertucci has been joined by Silversands on Grenada, along with additional high-profile hotel brands including Sandal’s, which opened a resort-only property in 2014, and Kimpton, which is building a resort and real estate project at the opposite side of Grand Anse Bay from Silversands that is slated to debut in 2022.

Back at Silversands, which looks to be booked solid for the upcoming holiday season, plans are already in motion to expand the company’s island footprint. First up are a pair of distinctive projects, the 30-room Beach House by Silversands and the 72-room Silversands Legacy, which will be anchored by a 100-meter (328 foot) pool. The Beach House is scheduled for completion in 2022, while the latter (which features real estate) will participate in Grenada’s citizenship program. Longer term, the large-scale Port Louis Maritime Village and Marina development and more intimate Riviera resort project will further solidify Ora Caribbean’s commanding presence on the island.

Nearly 40 years after U.S. forces invaded Grenada and ended its nascent New Jewel revolutionary movement, the island’s spirit of activism and self-reliance remains strong. With new resort and real estate developments—coupled with the island’s ambitious citizenship program—Grenada is focusing its future on hospitality’s highest end. And the Grenadian people are clearly the island’s key to success, propelling their nation far beyond its traditional cash generators, such as chocolate and spices.

“The Grenadian people and the country's raw, authentic beauty are what makes it stand out from the rest of the Caribbean,” Douglas says. “Our developer really understands how important it is to preserve the authenticity of the island while still ensuring the locals are supported through the thriving hospitality and real estate movement.”

Sep10

Globl RED Lists Hollywood Actor Lance Gross’ Penthouse

By Jack Flemming for Los Angeles Times | Read the original article here

Actor Lance Gross offers up his modern Hollywood penthouse.

After a decade in Hollywood, Lance Gross is ready for a scene change. The “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” actor just listed his architectural penthouse for $1.125 million, or $300,000 more than he paid in 2010.

A modern concoction of concrete and glass, the three-bedroom condo was designed by Clive Wilkinson, the South African architect who also worked on the design for KCRW-FM’s offices in Santa Monica.

It’s one of nine units in 10 Palms, a striking complex on Franklin Avenue wrapped in white stucco, sheet metal panels and red cedar siding. Gross said the architecture and design are what drew him there a decade ago.

A sky-lit great room with oversize windows and accent walls anchors the home, and a floating staircase ascends to the dining room and kitchen. The nearly 2,000-square-foot floor plan also holds an office, primary suite with wood ceilings and bonus room decked out with a baseball scoreboard.

The unit includes underground parking, as well as a turf balcony overlooking Hollywood.

A native of Oakland, Gross has starred in multiple Tyler Perry productions including “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” and “Tyler Perry’s The Paynes.” Later this month, he’s set to appear in the Fox drama series “Our Kind of People.”

Kofi Nartey and Michael Joseph of Globl RED hold the listing.

Aug18

Kofi Nartey Selected to LA Business Journal LA500 of Most Influential Business Leaders

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Recently selected to the LABJ LA500, Kofi Nartey continues to be a force in the worlds of celebrity and luxury real estate. His dynamic firm, GLOBL RED, is changing the traditional brokerage model. In addition to negotiating over $200 million in real estate, the firm purchased $20 million of properties in Los Angeles alone. The 15 person firm continues to grow market share in Los Angeles. 2022 will bring more work of the development side of the business to the forefront. Nartey recently closed a $15 million deal in Beverly Hills (726 N. Maple) and is negotiating over $300 million in international development deals. With his team possessing over 100 years of combined experience and over $6 billion in transactional experience, it assists clients in acquiring and selling prestigious properties, while providing unique opportunities to build out their real estate portfolios. Nartey understands the luxury lifestyle, and delivers it.

Jun25

Globl RED Bel Air Listing Featured in Interiors Magazine

By Lauren Nehorai for Modern Luxury Interiors | Read the original article here

Priced at $8,595,000, 2031 Roscomare Road stuns with over-the-top amenities and scenery to remember.

Tucked within the lush, natural surrounds of Bel-Air rests this modern manse complete with seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 8,125 square feet of living space. The newly built home sits atop a 130-foot driveway and is infused with natural elements to complement the surrounding scenery and speak to its Southeast Asian inspiration.

“We wanted to create a perfect balance of modern luxury and resort style living,” notes Jesse Zamora, a developer at Zamora group. “I wanted the home to be of contemporary style, but also translate a sense of warmth and Zen.” Upon entry, guests are greeted by a 33-foot waterfall that pours into an infinity-edge salt water pool and spa, setting the tone for this indoor-outdoor oasis. The house—full of white oak cabinetry and full-length windows that look out onto impeccable views—is made for entertaining, with key features like a rooftop deck, a six-seat theater, a bar, a 150 bottle wine rack, two fire pits, a barbeque, a meditation deck area and a freestanding outdoor soak tub.

Also impressive is the kitchen, that’s equipped with a massive 15’ Italian marble and leather island, Wolf appliances, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and three wine fridges. The one-of-a-kind primary suite stuns with a unique transparent fireplace, and a gorgeous bathroom that houses a stone tub, and rain and state-of-the art shower. Also included are smart home features for state of the art entertainment, convenience and security. Surrounded by nature and mere blocks from the landmark Hotel Bel-Air, this home offers the perfect mix of privacy and prestige. $8,595,000, Listed by Kofi Nartey and Jesse Zamora, GlobalRED/The Zamora Group, 2031 Roscomare Road, 310.849.5634, globlred.com, thezamoragroup.com

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