Wes Edens’ Major Investments

Wes Edens is the cofounder of fortress investment group. He not only serves as Fortress private equity chief investment officer but he is also an investor in other industries like real estate, infrastructure, transportation, financial services, media and healthcare. Prior to founding fortress investment, he was a partner and a managing director at the BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. He also served as partner and the MD at Lehman Brothers.Fortress investment has three core principals; Wes Edens and Randal Nardone who are based in New York and Peter Briger who is based in Francisco.

Wes Edens and Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris came together to buy a majority of Aston Villas stake. The Chinese business man, Tony Xia, who bought the club in 2016 will now be the co-chairman and will remain on the team’s board. The team took in new players in effort to go back to the premier league where it was dropped in 2016. However, the team still lost in the May Championships final to Fulham football club. Toni Xia stated that finding such strong partners will be of great importance to the team as they plan to bring success back to the team.

Wes Edens has provided a beter option for commuters in South Florida. A normal drive between Fort Lauderdale and Miami normally takes around 45 minutes. However, the ride takes about 1 hour due to gridlocks. Thanks to Wes Edens’ Bright line train, now commuting will be much faster and convenient. Apparently it stands as the only private passenger train which takes only 30 minutes to commute from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. There is food service, leather seats and the passengers get to sit comfortably on leather seats.

There are plans to build a station in Miami which is supposed to cover six city blocks. Wes Edens said that they plan to expand Brightline beyond Florida. Brighline seems to be the better option for those commuters who find the trip too far to drive and too close to take a flight.

 

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