The Trials of Real Estate Development

Real estate development is a generic term that refers to a multi-faceted business. It encompasses the purchase of land and the development and construction of new buildings, as well as renovating and leasing existing buildings. The real estate market always has a major presence in the economy, whether it is a positive presence or a negative presence. When a local economy is booming, a real estate developer can be successful. However if a local economy has fallen, surviving as a real estate developer can be a great struggle.

Clayton Perlman

Clayton Perlman

Beginning a career in real estate is difficult. It is important to learn about the local market and be able to predict the swings of the housing market. It also requires a great deal of personal investment. Maintaining a career in real estate development is risky and could collapse at any moment. However the rewards are often worth the risk.

Many people who develop a career in real estate start from scratch and spend several years struggling. In the beginning, it can be difficult to reap a profit from personal investments and real estate developers are slaves to the economic market. It often takes years to build a solid career in real estate, but once that career has a solid foundation, it yields a strong profit.

Clayton Perlman has spent most of his career working in real estate and real estate development. He started by working for his family real estate business. He honed his skills when his family business began developing homes in California. In 2005 he began to develop real estate in New Jersey, a place where he could pursue his love of boating and fishing while continuing his professional endeavors.

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Time in the New York Mercantile Exchange

The New York Mercantile Exchange is owned and operated by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME). This company deals in commodity future exchanges and focuses on energy carriers, metals and other commodities such as oil. In the middle of the 19th century, businessmen began to organize market forums so that buying and selling commodities would be easier. This was the beginning of the commodities exchange, and it has been a driving business practice ever since.

Clayton Perlman

Clayton Perlman

Though the New York Mercantile Exchange began with the trading futures of crops, as time wore on and technology advanced, they began to work in the energy industry. They moved into the oil and natural gas industry. The New York Mercantile Exchange handles the trading futures of coal, crude oil, electricity, natural gas, and many more precious commodities.

The main trading platform it uses is Globex, an electronic trading platform. They have been electronic since 2006. This system makes transactions more efficient and easier to track. The New York Mercantile Exchange is a vital force in the commodities industry.

Clayton Perlman worked for the New York Mercantile Exchange from 1999 to 2004. He was a clerk in crude oil and natural gas futures and option pits. He also managed the trade reconciliation options for a small hedge fund that was an off the floor trading operation. Perlman not only has experience in real estate but also in commodity trades. He spent five years in this business until he returned to the real estate business in New Jersey.

Growing a Family Business

Family businesses often start out small and grow over time. Such a close-knit business plan is one of the most common models of economic organization. Family businesses have been in existence for centuries. The tradition of a father passing his business on to his son has created solid businesses that have long standing client relationships.

Clayton Perlman

Clayton Perlman

Family businesses can also create strong familial ties. The company becomes a family tradition that can survive multiple generations. However, this fact also can create emotional conflicts within the company.

The challenges for families who own and run a business is the priority that is placed on the emotional response to success. The success of the business is paramount to the current generations who want to honor their grandparents. If a family-run company fails, it can cause anger and disappointment throughout the entire family.

Maintaining the success of their ancestor’s establishment is not the only challenge. Nepotism can also play a part in family businesses. It can be difficult to avoid placing an unqualified family member in a position rather than a qualified and experienced non-member. The best way to maintain a family business is to keep business life and family life as separate as possible.

Clayton Perlman has worked with family businesses in the past. Between 1986 and 1989 he worked for Perlman Properties, his family real estate business. He was first the superintendent and then worked in acquisitions. Perlman began his career in his family business, where he learned about real estate development and what it takes to make a business successful.