CAN PHILANTHROPY IMPACT SUSTAINABILITY

Philanthropic activities have changed in recent periods such that philanthropists are more focused on ensuring that they support sustainable factors and improve the environmental conditions surrounding them. There is a significant number of non-government organizations involved in philanthropic activities to impact sustainability. Here are some essential charitable activities that actively support sustainability efforts.

Funding Tree Planting
Tree planting is one of the most critical activities falling under the category of sustainability. It plays a crucial role in preserving the environment. Trees prevent soil erosion and add nutrients to the soil for agricultural production. There are thousands of philanthropic activities directed towards tree planting in a bid to protect the environment. Other advocacy plans have already been developed to prevent tree felling.

Ocean Cleaning
One of the most significant environmental challenges that the world is facing pertains to the disposal of waste materials into the oceans. There are thousands of companies that direct their sewerage into the ocean, creating an unsafe environment for aquatic wildlife and humans alike. There has been an emergence of not-for-profit organizations engaging in fundraising efforts that aim to rid oceans of pollution and plastics.

Clean Energy Production
Increase in energy demand for corporate and domestic consumption has led to a significant increase in production using water and coolants. These methods, however, are considered unsustainable as they interfere with water supply while increasing the level of harmful gases in the atmosphere. A large number of non-government organizations are encouraging the use of alternative methods of energy production. Examples include the funding of wind power energy which is considered more sustainable.

Gabion Constructions
Gabions are important physical structures that play a critical role in preventing soil erosion while at the same time preventing water from moving at a higher speed leading to the destruction of properties. A large number of organizations have been involved in corporate social responsibilities that include the construction of gabions and other barriers that prevent soil erosion.

Organic Farming
One of the leading causes of environmental destruction is the use of chemicals in agricultural production. Many large plantations use fertilizers which harm the soil and the microorganisms that call it home. However, a large number of organizations have been raising funds to support organic/biological farming which eschews the use of harmful chemicals.

This post was originally published on matthewgorelik.info

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Township Capital Enters Partnership With Premier Hospitality Developer

 

Township Capital Enters Partnership With Top Student Housing Develop

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For about three years, Matthew Gorelik has overseen the real estate private equity firm Township Capital, LLC. As founder and CEO of the company, Matthew Gorelik manages the firm’s structuring of programmatic GP Equity co-investment partnerships across the nation. Matthew Gorelik recently led Township Capital in structuring a GP Equity recapitalization of student housing communities.

Township Capital entered a joint venture with the largest student housing developer in the nation and a global real estate private equity firm. The undertaking involves six student housing rental communities at major universities in the United Sates. The development phase of each project differs with some currently in the construction phase and others having been completed and already yielding a noticeable return on investment.

Capital Township was able to eliminate entitlement and pre-development risk thanks to the timing of the estimated $360,000,000 project. This also provides investors with stable risk-adjusted metrics since the proforma analysis for development budgets were in order.

TownshipCapital Closes on $360 Million Student Housing Portfolio

 

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The founder of California-based TownshipCapital, Matthew J. Gorelik leads the company in forming programmatic GP equity investments for seasoned operators, developers, and owners across the country. Previous ventures of Matthew Gorelik’s company include closing on a $360 million portfolio of six student housing developments at major universities located nationwide.

TownshipCapital closed the joint venture with one of the country’s largest student housing developers. The joint venture involved structuring a GP equity recapitalization of six purpose-built, for-rent student housing communities. Located in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Delaware, and North Carolina, the projects represent various stages of development that range from early construction phases to fully completed. The Florida project involves 106 units with 416 total beds, while the Georgia project encompasses 257 units and 765 beds. The North Carolina project accommodates 560 beds across 200 units, and the Texas community comprises 796 beds in 192 units. Rounding out the portfolio is the 169-unit, 597-bed community in Delaware and the 75-unit, 700-bed project in Virginia.

The timing of TownshipCapital’s investment served eliminate pre-development risks and ensure the stabilization of development budgets.