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30 Minutue Advanced Negotiation Webinar – December 12th at 2:00 PM

Forrest Blake will conduct the webinar and has negotiated billions of dollars in deals in one of the biggest stages in the international economy – Commercial Real Estate.  He negotiates domestic and international leases and building acquisitions for companies on the Fortune 500 list to Los Angeles based professional services firms. The webinar will focus on the following: BATNA - Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement Power of Information Driving Forces Predictably Inventory Personalities How to Bluff, and Know When You're Being Bluffed Forrest Blake...

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Speaking to the Northridge Chatsworth Rotary

On January 8th at lunch the Northridge Chatsworth Rotary gave me a chance to talk about Turn Around Management and Commercial Real Estate Leasing. Thank you for having me and I look forward to visiting your club again. Future event are scheduled at the Torrance Rotary on Tuesday the 29th of this month at noon and Pacific Palisades Rotary on April the 4th at 8:00 AM. Disclosure: Content is general information only. Information is not provided as advice for a specific matter, nor does its publication on this website create any relationship between the writer and the reader. Neither this website...

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Speaking on Maximizing the Value of a Business Sale

Engage Forrest Blake to Speak on, "Maximize the Value of a Business Sale" There are many key elements to building a business in order to create a successful sale. In the last 4 years I rolled-up 15 GolfTEC improvement centers. Most people would think with a dramatic reduction in retail and discretionary spending, this would have been a disaster. The opposite was true. Opportunities presented themselves to purchase stores at an extreme discount and then overlay solid operational procedures and create profitability . . . which ultimately created equity value. This business was sold profitably...

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Speaking on People Equals Profits

Engage Forrest Blake to Speak on, "People Equals Profits" The people you employee and manage are central to a successful business. Hiring, retaining and maximizing productivity must be at the center of any business strategy.  Company growth in the new economy will include baby boomers late in their career and echo boomers looking for alternative workplace strategies.  Getting the most out of these very diverse groups takes a substantial amount of creativity and tenacity. Over the past 7 years I owned and ran GolfTEC improvement centers in Sothern California. Prior to selling the company...

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Engage Forrest Blake, “The Business Golf Expert”

...to speak to your company, your clients, your fund raising dinner, your civic organization, your executive club or other organization. Forrest Blake’s passion is for helping business executives discover how to drive business development, employee recruitment and personnel retention using golf. Blake wants to pass along what he learned successfully closed hundreds of millions of dollars of commercial real estate deals on the golf course during the 16 years that he was one of Los Angeles’ most successful brokers. His clients included Warner Brothers, Blue Shield and oil giant Texaco. Blake...

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Speaking about Turnaround Management

By Forrest Blake The last 4 years have been an interesting time in business. During this time I rolled-up 15 GolfTEC improvement centers. Most people would think with a dramatic reduction in retail and discretionary spending, this would have been a disaster.  The opposite was true. Opportunities presented themselves to purchase stores at an extreme discount and then overlay solid operational procedures and create profitability . . . which ultimately created equity value.  This business was sold profitably in July of 2012. I currently am the CEO of a golf travel company called Fairway Vacations. This...

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Sky Golf Profitable in the Great Recession

By Forrest Blake The owner of 12 GolfTEC Centers here in Sothern California, Sky Golf LLC, has great news on their continuing success of its business.  The fiscal year end was August 31st and we are happy to report an increase in EBIDAT of 62%. During one of the most difficult times for discretionary retail in the US we have now posted two years of in a row of profitability. The expectations this year is to increase another $200,000 and begin to drive towards our goal of a million in EBIDAT. Gross Same Store Sales revenue increased over 20% in 2011 which is in addition to 27% increase posted...

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