Luxury Lifestyle Management, Minority-Owned Businesses, European Second Homes, and Historic Farms

Real Estate & Finance: Briefings, Updates, and Analysis

Life + Luxury – Hassle

Those leading America’s largest companies don’t have enough hours in the day to sweat the small details. Enter Sybarite Lifestyle Management. Fortune 500 companies and other high-profile clients trust Cornell-grad Scott Hale’s service, which goes beyond that of a typical personal assistant or estate manager. Hale serves clients in Beverly Hills and the Hamptons by hiring staff for them, representing them at art and wine auctions, planning events, and facilitating moves. With 15 years of experience in the hotel industry (Ritz-Carlton, The Regent), he has learned to meticulously manage the smallest details, skillfully juggling all the moving parts of a HNWI’s schedule and lifestyle and offering knowledge and expertise to clients. Consulting rates start at $200/hour.

Diversifying Venture Capital

Investing in women and people of color has paid off big time for one venture capital fund. Harlem Capital Partners, which launched in June 2018 and supports minority- and women-run companies, is now backed by TPG Global—a firm with $108B in assets. Over the next 20 years, Harlem Capital plans to invest in 1,000 companies with women and/or minorities at the helm. This mission-driven firm aligns with top-tier private equity and venture capital investors to support young businesses that often need it most. Minority and women entrepreneurs receive as low as 3 percent of investment cash for startups. Harlem Capital hopes to change the face of entrepreneurship by changing the faces breaking into the space.

Homes Away from Home

Extraordinary is the new normal for those staying in Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Private oceanfront villas, luxurious countryside cabins, modern urban lofts, and stunning stone castles are just some of the offerings from this new program by hospitality giant Marriott. Guests can choose from more than 100 locations, including historic Galway, Ireland; breathtaking Punta Mita, Mexico; and unforgettable Marbella, Spain. All homes are professionally managed by property management companies selected by Marriott, feature premium amenities, and include high-speed Wi-Fi. Members can earn points through the Marriott Bonvoy program and use them at these offerings or any of Marriott’s 29 hotel brands.

Flex Work

Rigid, cold, cookie-cutter offices are gradually becoming a thing of the past thanks to companies like Knotel. Founded in 2016 by CEO Amol Sarva and chairman Edward Shenderovich, the company uses data to optimize workspaces and provide solutions for both established and growing companies. Unlike competitors, Knotel provides full-floor, tailored workspaces catered to businesses’ own brands. Recently, the company announced completion its 100th building customization in New York City alone and counts 3.5M square feet of office space worldwide. Prices vary based on individual needs and spaces.

Buying History

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Martha’s Vineyard estate, Red Gate Farm, just hit the market for $65M. The 340-acre residence was designed in 1981 by famed architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen and expanded in 2000 by Yale School of Architecture Dean Deborah Berke. Nature lovers will feel at home and at peace in the presence of plants, trees, birds, and other wildlife in the estate’s freshwater ponds and coastal dunes. The 6,456-square-foot main residence was designed in traditional Cape Cod style, and the property includes more than a mile of coveted private Atlantic beachfront. A lifetime of luxury and tranquility awaits the owner-to-be.