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Jay Michael Joins RefugeeOne Board
Jay Michael is a founding partner and Chief Creative Office of Cedar Street Companies. With his first major publication at 23-years-old, Jay has widespread recognition for interior design excellence. By identifying the highest and best use of floor plates, and crafting timeless finishes, he successfully commands a premium in rent. Jay has employed these skills in redeveloping over 1,000,000 square feet of space over the past 10 years. Utilizing an “integrated real estate developer” (IRED) approach, Jay and his partners have seamlessly interwoven acquisition, design/architecture, construction, finance, management, and marketing under one company.
In the past 4 years, Cedar Street has been one of the most active developers of distressed assets in the Chicago market. Under Jay’s leadership, the Company has received national notoriety with media and brand outlets such as Bloomberg, Bravo TV, CB2, Bloomingdales Home, Crain’s Business, Chicago Sun-Times, Better Homes & Gardens, and Renovation Style.
Prior to entering real estate, Jay worked for CNBC Europe’s London Headquarters where he was trained in contract negotiation and sales within their network and distribution department. During this time, Jay developed a strong understanding of sales and marketing within a global marketplace. Jay holds English and American degrees from Richmond, The American International University of London, and is involved in several philanthropic organizations throughout Chicago such as The Presidents Counsel for The Museum of Science and Industry.
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World Refugee Day - June 20
There are more than ten million refugees in the world. What can just one person do?
As a reminder that each of us can make a difference, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees established World Refugee Day in 2001. Each year, June 20 serves as a reminder that many around the world are forced to flee their homes under threat of war, terror and persecution. But it also serves as a reminder that, collectively, we can make a difference if we each DO ONE THING.
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MANY VOICES. ONE VISION. Gala
On April 20th we held our 8th annual Many Voices. One Vision. fundraising gala. Only through the dedication of many was this fundraising event a success. The money raised through this event will help RefugeeOne continue to create opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance. For this we send our many thanks.
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