Mike Ionita on Turning Your Passion into a Business

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA , CANADA, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mike Ionita, the founder of Crux Video Game Design in Vancouver, was recently featured in two exclusive interviews with Thrive Global and Ideamensch. He primarily spoke about the importance of pursuing one’s passion and turning it into a career.

Videos games and animation have been Mike Ionita’s passion ever since he was a child, when he bathed in the glow of a television screen as he watched Tom & Jerry on Saturday mornings or when he battled his opponents in Street Fighter II at the local arcade.

That passion led him to study animation at Vancouver Film School and work for several animation studios thereafter, before he founded Crux Video Game Design and began producing his own video games and original content for clients.

“I started this studio to not only bring my ideas to life, but also to help others bring their ideas to life,” Mike Ionita shared with Ideamensch.

When asked what advice he would give to young professionals seeking to turn their own passions into successful careers, Ionita stressed the following three points: follow your dreams, no matter what they are; if you’re going to be successful, you need a road map; and find time to disconnect from technology.

“I have very strict technology rules in my home and I only focus on one thing at a time. When I am working, put my phone in another room. When I am in a meeting, I am focused on the person talking,” said Mike Ionita.

“It is important to only focus on one thing at a time and be intentional about the time you spend on your phone/devices.”

Speaking with Thrive Global, Ionita expressed that he considers himself lucky as he was able to realize his lifelong dream by turning his passion for video games into a successful business.

Even within the past year, as many industries have been negatively impacted by the fallout of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the gaming industry — Cruz Video Game Design included — has remained incredibly resilient.

“At first, the video game industry was booming during the pandemic. Most video game developers, publishers, and operators were able to maintain operations with employees working remotely. Additionally, the number of people quarantined at home with nothing to do meant record numbers in online gaming,” said Mike Ionita.

“However, multiple projects we were working on were put on hold. Additionally, our clients were much more reluctant with their money, putting subscriptions on hold. Fortunately, after our free video game release, things have started moving again.”

For more information, please visit https://mikeionita.com/.

About Mike Ionita
Mike Ionita was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and attended Vancouver Film School. Excelling at everything from sketching to digital painting and animation, Mike was fortunate enough to be hired following graduation. Working at various animation studios around Vancouver, he found his passion when he started producing his own storylines, characters, and landscapes. Driven by his personal passion for creation, Ionita founded Crux Video Game Design. Crux Video Game Design produces video games for clients as well as original content exclusive to their growing online community. Their first game was transposed more than 250,000 times within its first week and the company has been steadily growing ever since.

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Jupio Launches RED APPROVED Battery for KOMODO

Jupio has achieved the coveted RED APPROVED status for its new line of KOMODO compatible batteries.

WHITE PLAINS, NY, US, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jupio is pleased to announce the launch of their new line of RED APPROVED BP-955 and BP-975 style batteries, engineered with full communication and
on-camera charging capabilities for the groundbreaking RED KOMODO cinema camera.

A testament to the company’s speed and precision, the Jupio batteries are among the first to be officially approved by RED for the KOMODO. This is a huge step into the acknowledgment of Jupio’s quality and innovation. Pair with Jupio’s USB Brand Charger Kit for Canon LCA0038 (sold separately) for the ultimate battery and charger set!

Jupio was founded 15 years ago to address the ever-increasing needs of the of on-the-move content creator. Providing high-quality alternatives to more expensive name brand batteries, their product categories quickly grew to include chargers, power vaults, lighting, accessories and more. Jupio is known worldwide for their consistent high quality, their speed to market with new products, and their no questions asked/no nonsense 3-year warranty.

BRE0001 (955-style) – $119.95
BRE0002 (975-style) – $139.95

Jupio power products available in the U.S. from MAC Group in February 2021.

For more information, contact Jupio brand manager Brian James at BrianJ@macgroupus.com
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South Dakota Adds a New Target for EROS Satellite Operations

South Dakota Adds a New Target for EROS Satellite Operations

South Dakota Adds a New Target for EROS Satellite Operations”

— Karol Donimirsky

LENINGRAD, RUSSIA, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Space exploration is growing by the day. According to a recent report, the exploration growth will reach the South Dakota region. According to rising news, the people based in South Dakota will soon be the next beneficiaries of a plan to establish new space launch stations. The country is scheduled to have a space station launchpad that will go down in history as the first since its independence. This new entry gives the federal government capability to position itself as a significant party in space exploration that is planned to come to Sioux Falls, the federal government’s Earth Resources Observation and Science Centre, also known in short form as EROS, near Sioux Falls.

The space team stationed at the EROS has objectives to continue collecting satellite data since its launch of activities in 1972. However, reports show that the facility’s launch was not initially stationed to monitor a satellite’s motions until now. Further speculations relate that the plant has a scheduled renovation plan set in September, which plans to upgrade one of the program’s two existing satellites. Furthermore, NASA intends to deploy the extensive set of a new observational satellite designed by Landsat as a backup of operations for its center based at EROS.

This development means the space launch center will take full responsibility if it encounters a need for significant emergency or repairs at the main operating center based in Maryland. Furthermore, reports show that currently based operations confirm EROS is adequately prepared to assume maintenance duty for the Satellite at the Goddard Space Flight Centre. To cater for the preparation, EROs scheduled occasional training sessions to help them take control of future missions. Brain Sauer, Landsat Research and production manager of EROS, relays that the development is a significant and cool achievement for EROS because it will enable the company to be able to manage its planned satellite launch and help carry out the flight operations for the first time.

South Dakota Adds a New Target for EROS Satellite Operations
New Ventures in Renewable Energy Generation Partnerships
The UK is planning to infuse nuclear propulsion into its space technology

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Showplace to Hold “1, 2, 3…Sold " Online Only Sale” on January 27

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On January 27, 2021, the New York City-based Showplace Luxury Art Design Vintage will hold a live auction featuring art, furniture, jewelry, and more.

NEW YORK, NY, US, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fine Art Shippers is pleased to share the news that the New York City-based Showplace Luxury Art Design Vintage will hold a live auction on January 27, 2021. Titled “1, 2, 3…Sold! Online Only Sale,” it features an exciting selection of fine art, furniture, jewelry, decorative arts, and more from the New York metropolitan area estates. The auction will start at 10 am EST, inviting everyone to take part and bid for one of 820 exceptional lots.

Showplace Luxury Art Design Vintage, most commonly known as Showplace, is a Design Center in Manhattan, which was founded in 1993. Featuring over 250 dealers and galleries, it offers an outstanding selection of antiques, mid-century modern and vintage furniture, as well as fine art, jewelry, designer clothing, and other valuable and collectible items. Showplace Luxury Art Design Vintage also holds online and live bi-weekly estate sales featuring pieces that are always fresh to the art and antiques market. One such auction will be held on January 27.

“1, 2, 3…Sold! Online Only Sale” is a live auction at Showplace, offering 820 lots of fine and decorative art, antique furniture, lighting, jewelry, glass, rugs, handbags, and many more. All of the items come from New York City and the metropolitan area estates.

The top lot (featured) of the upcoming “1, 2, 3…Sold! Online Only Sale” is an oil on canvas work depicting a steamship and hot air balloons, with an advertisement inscribed in French: “Les Aeronautes Au-Dessus du Port Du Havre Assistant au Depart du Vapeur ‘Ville de Paris’ en Partance pour L’Amerique du Sud.” It is estimated at $1,500-2,500.

Among other highlights are a Louis XVI-style walnut bureau plat and a Chesterfield sofa overstuffed and upholstered in tufted light green microfiber fabric. Each of the items is estimated at $800-1,200. The auction also features a fabulous selection of XV-style furniture pieces, including a carved and caned canape, a pair of carved and caned armchairs, and a fauteuil à la reine. Each lot is estimated at $600-800.

The selection of handbags at “1, 2, 3…Sold! Online Only Sale” is no less impressive than the selection of furnishings and art. A burgundy red crocodile skin handbag, a brown lizard skin handbag, and a green crocodile skin handbag are just some of the items featured at the auction. The estimated cost of each of these handbags is $600-800.

Besides the above-mentioned lots, “1, 2, 3…Sold! Online Only Sale” features a range of other collectible vintage and antiques to satisfy any taste and budget. The auction is already open for online bidding so that everyone has a chance to acquire something valuable for their private collection.

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Adverty Continues Rapid Expansion With Appointment Of Chief Financial Officer



Industry heavyweight Anders Rössel joins following significant growth potential to head up finance and investor relations at Adverty

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading in-game advertising platform, Adverty, has announced the appointment of Anders Rössel as Chief Financial Officer. Anders has been tasked to help manage the innovative technology company’s growth, following the launch of new offices and a raft of senior hires in 2020.

Adverty’s mission is to deliver seamless advertising which connects brands and audiences through its revolutionary technology, built specifically for gaming. Anders will be responsible for the company’s financials, whilst providing strategic counsel to the CEO and the members of the Board.

Prior to joining Adverty, Anders was CFO at Howden Insurance Brokers Sweden, where he drove a Finance Transformation Project, whilst also being responsible for IT and HR. He was also Head of Business Control at Cherry, a holding company which invests in gaming companies and which was subsequently acquired by a British private equity fund. He started off his career as a management trainee at high-profile media company MTG after which he held a variety of executive roles in several multinational companies.

Anders comments: “I am excited to get stuck into my new role in such an innovative and fast-growing media company. Adverty provides unique ad formats, and its potential is huge – despite a challenging trading environment as we start the new year. Adverty is genuinely setting a new standard for generating revenue and we anticipate many high-value deals and strategic long-term partnerships in the pipeline, both in the short and the long term.”

Niklas Bakos, CEO and founder of Adverty adds: “We are delighted to welcome Anders to the team. He is a well-respected leader with business experience which is both deep and incredibly diverse, thanks to a wide range of finance and development roles across many industries and geographies. His skills set stands us in great stead as we look forward to future success.”

The expansion of Adverty’s business follows ever-increasing numbers of advertisers looking for unobtrusive in-game advertising at scale, in a largely untapped but hugely exciting media frontier which is slowly moving into the mainstream consciousness.

For further information, please contact:
Niklas Bakos, CEO, Adverty

About Adverty
Adverty, the leading in-game platform, delivers seamless advertising to connect brands and people through its revolutionary display advertising technology built for games. The platform offers true in-game ad inventory at scale and allows content creators to monetise the complete experience with unobtrusive, easy-to-integrate, immersive ads. Founded in 2016, Adverty has offices in Stockholm, London and Lviv and works with advertisers, agencies and developers to unlock audiences and gaming revenue streams. More information at www.adverty.com.

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Video Game Software Market Uses Streaming Platforms And 5G Technology For Improved Accessibility

Video Game Software Market Report - Opportunities And Strategies - Forecast To 2030

Video Game Software Market Report – Opportunities And Strategies – Global Forecast To 2030

The Business Research Company’s Video Game Software Market Report – Opportunities And Strategies – Global Forecast To 2030

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, January 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — New year, new updates! Our reports have been revised for market size, forecasts, and strategies to take on 2021 after the COVID-19 impact: https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/global-market-reports

Video game software developers are increasingly providing streaming video game services to take advantage of emerging 5G and cloud computing technologies. Several countries have already adopted 5G, which has greatly improved internet speed. This will increase the number of downloads and streaming of games. This came into great use in the lockdowns and quarantine periods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Streaming allows for continuously playing the latest version of the game, without having to update the game at all. Cloud computing and fast internet speeds in the gaming industry will enable users to play games from any computer and will also increase accessibility. For example, in August 2019, Hatch Premium launched its unlimited mobile cloud gaming on the 5G networks of Sprint, a telecommunications company based in the United States. It allows games to be streamed via the cloud to mobile devices. The games include Monument Valley, Beach Buggy Racing, and Angry Birds Go.

Major players in the video game industry are Sony, Activision Blizzard, Microsoft, EA, and Nintendo.

The global video game software market size is expected to grow from $168.78 billion in 2020 to $177.17 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. According to video game software market analysis, the market is expected to reach $277.95 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 12%.

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Montenegro Yacht Cruises Firm Sees Increase in ‘Bubble Holiday’ Enquiries

Montenegro’s crystal clear waters with a gulet

Gulet with hoisted sails passing by famous Sveti Stefan on Montenegro’s coast

Montenegro’s stunning coast line

KOTOR, MONTENEGRO, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Running spellbinding cruises along the gorgeous unspoilt coast of Montenegro, aboard yachts meticulously crafted by skilled artisans, Dm Yachting Cruises offer holidays like no other in the world – true ‘bubble holidays’ perfect for families and other small groups who want to get away together.

Aboard authentic, hand-crafted gulets sleeping just 12–16 people, its small-ship cruises are completely customisable, with the option of fully tailored itineraries for groups of friends or family who book out the entire boat – no special request is too much!

Says Dejan Strbac, Managing Director: “Capacity has always meant that our private charters tend to book up well in advance, but with recent events this is more the case than ever – this is a very popular and trendy option for 2021.”

A real ‘get-away-from-it-all’ trip

With several luxury hotel openings in 2020 and 2021 putting it squarely on the map of up-and-coming destinations, the tiny nation of Montenegro has been touted as ‘the next French Riviera’.

Yet this remains an off-the-beaten-track holiday. Guests aboard Dm Yachting Cruises’ gulets can swim off deserted beaches, snorkel in remote bays and kayak amidst spectacular nature without seeing another soul.

This coastline is also drenched in history, with UNESCO World Heritage listed medieval fortifications and atmospheric churches and palazzi that guests can discover under their own steam or as part of one of Dm Yachting Cruises’ intimate guided tours.

Safe trips

Trips start with private transfers and most dining across the week takes place on board, courtesy of a resident chef using local produce in delicious regional cuisine. The handpicked five-star crew is tested weekly and the boats fully disinfected, amidst a raft of measures in line with all current health and safety protocols as advised by bodies such as the World Health Organization.

Guests can book with confidence, with low deposits and the assurance that if government guidelines force them to change their travel plans, their money will be reimbursed.

Dm Yachting Cruises’ guarantees:

• Flexible cancellation terms
• Full refund in the case of government restrictions, quarantine or cancelled flights
• Flexible payment terms
• A ‘sail with confidence’ policy

Some of our Feefo Reviews:

“ This trip was the most amazing cruise of all my cruises. Why? A team that seeks to satisfy you at all times, a high-level chef, the comfort of the cabins of a very good standard, landscapes to take your breath away.”

“A superb cruise aboard an authentic boat, accompanied by excellent meals. The many excursions are always very interesting. I highly recommend!’

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Introducing Ali Shokri, a Talented Nature Photographer from Iran

300Magazine is pleased to introduce Ali Shokri, a talented landscape and nature photographer from Iran, whose work is focused on trees.

To me, each tree, like a human being, has a tale to tell.”

— Ali Shokri

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 300Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to culture and arts, is pleased to introduce Ali Shokri, a talented nature photographer from Iran, whose work is focused on trees. The artist spent 16 years of his life, studying and photographing the stunning nature of Iran and Azerbaijan. This unique collection of photographs formed the basis of his book “The Passion of Trees,” which was published by the independent UK publisher in 2017. Since then, this book has been serving as a reminder to Ali Shokri and everyone who is not indifferent to the well-being of our planet that the natural world deserves respect and care.

Ali Shokri is a passionate Iranian photographer born in 1982 in Tabriz, the capital of East Azerbaijan Province and one of the historical capitals of Iran. He started his career as a professional landscape and nature photographer in 2004. In his work, Ali Shokri has always used Canon for the clarity this camera brand gives him in his images.

Ali Shokri is now largely known for his amazing photographs of trees, which remind people of the importance to take care of the natural world. With his camera, the artist tries to make a difference by showing the beauty of forests he has loved since childhood and how these forests are gradually disappearing due to deforestation and the development of dams and roads.

Ali Shokri says, “To me, each tree, like a human being, has a tale to tell.” There is a lot of meaning in these words because trees are living things. They need sunlight, water, nutrients, and air. They grow and develop, and they try to survive in the world altered by human activity. When a tree dies, its story is interrupted. The situation is becoming more and more desperate with each passing year because people do not realize how much harm they actually cause to the natural world. With his photographs, Ali Shokri reminds everyone of the beauty of trees and their importance in our life. After all, trees are the lungs of the planet, and people won’t be able to exist without them.

Ali Shokri’s landscape and nature photographs have been exhibited at a number of art exhibitions in Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Italy, France, Monaco, Slovenia, Canada, and the United States. The artist was invited to be a TED speaker about the life of trees in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2010. His works often appear in reputable national and international magazines and are in many private collections worldwide.

Ali Shokri is a fine art photographer who does make a difference with his work, trying to change the world for the better with his amazing photographs and love for nature.

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To international travellers, we present a new way to travel to Japan — JAPONISME virtual tours

Mika Shiraishi is a professional government-licensed tour guide who has guided more than 2,000 people from around the world.

Enjoy the world of ukiyo-e art, and be inspired by Japanese culture just as ancient Western artists, such as Van Gogh or Monet, had in the past.

Enjoy a virtual tour taking you on a stroll through the city of Hida, Takayama.

JAPONISME is a tour service that provides virtual tours that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, as well as private in-person tours.

To have you truly experience Japan.”


HIDA, GIFU, JAPAN, January 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — JAPONSIME is a tour brand that will refine your impressions of Japan by creating memorable experiences based on authenticity. Participants can join online tours from anywhere in the world, as we’ve aligned the main service of the company with our vision: “Voyage from anywhere.” We are proud to present our online tours “Japan Art Trip – Ukiyo-e -” and “Virtual Tour Japan – Takayama -.”

Our English-conducted tours aren’t limited to experienced international travel bugs. It is an excellent opportunity for anyone who may have previously had to give up their dreams of exploring Japan. This includes people with health risks that prevent trips with long flights, parents with young children, or anyone who simply couldn’t take time off work. We welcome all to join our innovative tour and enjoy the new way of traveling while in the comfort of your couch or bed.

▽ Your Guide
M&Company Representative Director Mika Shiraishi created JAPONISME to provide online guided tours for forgein travellers with various reasons preventing them from visiting Japan. As a professional government-licensed tour guide, Mika has guided more than 2,000 people from around the world. Her style of illustrating points is interactive and based on comparison with the background of her guests’ countries, so that they can enrich their life through a meaningful travel experience. She has excellent reviews on her clear and interesting explanations and can provide all the answers to your questions about Japan.

▽ The Tours
We currently have the following virtual tours.
※Tours are conducted in English only.

▶︎Japan Art Trip – Ukiyo-e –

A tour that approaches the history of ukiyo-e, a form of art that triggered the Japonisme movement across Europe during the late 1800s. Established during the 250 years of closed borders in Japan, ukiyo-e depicts the everyday life of the common people, prominent Kabuki actors and popular landscapes. This tour goes far beyond a visit to a museum, as it provides comprehensive visual guides on how to understand the content of ukiyo-e. Join this exciting virtual tour where you will travel to the past and discover the amazing world of ukiyo-e!

▶︎Virtual Tour Japan – Takayama –

A virtual tour of Hida, Takayama with specially crafted visuals to make you feel as if you’re walking its streets. Known as “Little Kyoto,” the historic city of Takayama is full of authentic culture and fascinating sites that will capture your attention, including the Takayama Festivals, Miyagawa Morning Market, Old Town and more. There are spectacular sights that are limited to this virtual tour where you can enjoy the seasonal events that happen throughout the year, all at once. Join this guided virtual tour to experience the best of Hida, Takayama.

▽ Voyage from anywhere
We are currently in the process of adding two new exciting virtual tours, including “Virtual Tour Japan – Kyoto -” and “Virtual Sake Brewery Tour.”

JAPONISME provides a trip for you to feel and understand the true value of a local area. This experience used to be limited to those who could physically come to Japan, but now anyone from around the world can join us through a virtual tour.

“To have you truly experience Japan.”

“No matter if you join from far away or if we meet in person, we want your experience in Japan to be like no other that is authentic and will touch your heart.”

With these thoughts as our principle, we’ve named our tours “Japonisme.” Be inspired by Japanese culture just as ancient Western artists, such as Van Gogh or Monet, had in the past. We aim to cultivate a tour brand that will bring new values to your life.

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Architect Kobi Karp and Developer Yair Levy Discuss the Art of Building Downtown Miami’s Most Luxurious Jewelry Exchange

Yair Levy

Developer Yair Levy

The new Time Century will bring modern luxury and sophistication to Downtown Miami's Jewelry District

Rendering of Time Century Jewelry Center to open in mid 2022

Renowned Architect Kobi Karp worked closely with developer Yair Levy to bring his vision into reality

Renowned Architect Kobi Karp turns Time Century Jewelry Center into a jewel box

Since making Miami his home, former New York Developer Yair Levy has teamed up with renowned Architect Kobi Karp for his first Florida project

MIAMI, FLORIDA, US, January 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The rebirth of downtown Miami has been fueled, in part, by visionary developers who are leaving New York to settle down in Miami. Yair Levy is one of them. Mr. Levy joined forces with renowned Architect Kobi Karp to transform the former Metro Mall, an iconic building in the heart of downtown Miami, into a masterfully designed jewelry center to anchor the country’s second-largest jewelry district. Mr. Levy's Time Century Jewelry Center, at 1 NE First St., is currently undergoing a $50 million renovation and scheduled for completion in mid-2022.

Mr. Levy and Mr. Karp sat down early this month to discuss how their collaborative effort is injecting new life into a building that has played an important role in the evolution of downtown Miami over the decades. You can watch ‘A conversation with Yair Levy and Kobi Karp’ here.

During the interview, Mr. Karp talked about the elements of the architectural design that will position Time Century as a ‘signature’ building in Miami.

“We have a beautiful building with escalators bringing you up multiple floors with three-dimensional open spaces creating an urban street thoroughfare through the building," Mr. Karp said. “So, as you come from North Miami Avenue or you come from First Street, you enter the building and experience it in a three-dimensional fashion, as you experience in many signature buildings around the world.”

Mr. Karp worked very closely with Mr. Levy to turn his vision into reality.

“Yair is a great client because he is very sophisticated and very cultured. So, his vision and our thought process led us to create a design that brings back the original story of the building,” Mr. Karp added. “We exposed the block and the concrete and at the same time we brought crystalline facades to encase what we are promoting and selling, which is jewelry.”

The jewelry center will boast four floors of luxury jewelry retail and wholesale space as well as four additional floors of offices. A large three-story atrium with newly designed escalators and computerized directories will seamlessly direct customers throughout all levels. Most tenants will have unobstructed signage viewable from the main floor. Customers will also benefit from Time Century’s valet parking service and the several newly-built public parking garages steps away from the building.

“With glass storefronts, soaring ceilings, elegant escalators and elevators, and state-of-the-art security, we are attracting local, regional, and national tenants,” Mr. Levy said. “This will be the first luxury high street retail property in downtown Miami’s jewelry district.”

With more than 60 percent of the retail space pre-leased, the wholesale retail space currently available ranges from 500 to 2,000 square feet with rental rates ranging from $65 to $150 per square foot.

Time Century is being developed by Time Century Holdings based in New York. The investment and development firm focuses on mixed-use properties, development sites assemblages in prime locations and retail properties in New York and Florida. Time Century Holdings is led by Mr. Levy, a seasoned New York developer who recently relocated to Florida.

For information on leasing opportunities, please, contact Isis Pellegrino at Isis@tcjewelrycenter.com and 786.534.8550 or visit https://www.timecenturyjewelrycenter.com/

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