Every successful thing that you see around was once a dream in one man’s head. Everything is created twice; the first time in the mind, and the second time in reality. Many people fail because they are afraid and end up limiting themselves when creating for the first time. It is critical you complete the first creation, to have the great picture in mind.
JHSF is a successful real estate firm in Brazil. It is famous for being the first real estate developer to build a shopping mall. The project was so successful because the residents got a chance to shop for everything under one roof. The JHSF has since developed multiple malls and other facilities like airports. This is all thanks to Jose Neto.
Jose Neto joined the firm at the age of 18. Later, when he was 27, he assumed the CEO position. It is worthwhile to note that he was born in the entrepreneurship world because his father was one of the brothers who started the firm. He, however, earned the position he has as a result of his contribution to the firm.
It is under the leadership of Jose Neto that they acquired the license to develop the malls. He has also taken the firm to the next level of developing properties in other states. The JHSF is set to improve and come up with more brilliant ideas with the involvement of Jose Neto in the foundation.
It is not easy to accomplish our goals. We have to press on and keep trying even when our energy is drained. We have to work hard to get to the top because there is no other way out. Stop limiting yourself and think big. As the adage goes, being realistic is the fastest path to mediocrity. If the two brothers had decided to be realistic and do what everyone had been doing, the residents of Brazil could not be enjoying all these facilities.
The JHSF was once a dream of two brothers who wanted to own the largest company of real estate. They are living their dream because their firm is not only recognized nationally but internationally as well.
After graduating with a degree in Accounting and Finance, Sheldon Lavin never thought that he could step a foot in the food industry, and if he did so, he would be working in the finance department. However, the path that he took right from his graduation led him to the doors of one of the biggest food industries in the world not as a financial consultant, but as the CEO of OSI Group.
Currently, Sheldon Lavin is tasked with overseeing the operations of OSI Industries, a premier food company dealing in the production and distribution of value-added products. The company started over a century ago by providing high-quality meat but it has now evolved to include other products such as pizza, beef patties, sausage links, pork, poultry products, and fish.
OSI Group is a large food company with operations in more than seventeen countries and more than sixty processing facilities in North America, Asia, Europe, and Canada. In 2011, OSI Industries had grown immensely and it was making over $3 billion in annual revenues. However, these figures were just pocket change considering that the company doubled the annual revenues in just four years to hit the $6 billion market. It is no wonder OSI Group was ranked among the top hundred largest private companies by the Forbes.
Where did Sheldon start?
In 1975, the sons of Otto Kolschowsky, the founder of OSI Industries had thought of expanding the company but had no access to capital. They approached Sheldon Lavin who owned a financial consultancy firm that helped food companies to access funds from lenders. Sheldon did not only help the company access funds from the lenders, but he also became a partner in the business by acquiring 50 percent stake. After accessing the funds, OSI Group managed to penetrate into new markets in Europe, Asia, and South America.
A string of acquisitions
Under Sheldon’s reign, OSI Group penetrated the lucrative Chinese market and built several food processing facilities. OSI Group also purchased other outlets such as Flagship Europe, Baho Food, and the former Tyson Food plant.
Besides helping OSI in winning, Sheldon has also bagged several accolades. Among them include awards for environmental and health management, safety and the recently awarded Global Visionary Awards which is given to top leaders who have managed to turn their dreams to reality.
Sheldon Lavin participates in numerous charitable and philanthropic causes. Some of the notable charities that Sheldon supports include the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, Jewish United Fund, Ronald McDonald House of Charities and Inner City Foundation of Chicago among others.
Contact Sheldon Lavin: www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/17322384-sheldon-lavin