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Hoy Health Named a TechDiversity Accelerator Company by Nationally Recognized Tampa Bay Wave: Hispanics and Underserved Gain Access to Affordable Rx and Care

Hoy Health LLC announces that Tampa Bay Wave, an entrepreneurial hub helping tech companies advance their businesses, has officially named Hoy Health among its 2019 selection of diverse companies for its TechDiversity Accelerator program. Funded by the Nielsen Foundation, the program empowers tech entrepreneurs that are 51 percent owned or operated by a minority, woman, veteran or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender person, or a combination thereof, to build, launch, and grow their businesses into successful ventures.

"We're thrilled to welcome Hoy Health as one of the 11 companies to join the second cohort in the TechDiversity Accelerator Program, powered by the Nielsen Foundation," said Linda Olson, Founder, President and CEO, Tampa Bay Wave. "Hoy Health and its innovative solution to healthcare products and services further outline just how disruptive our second cohort is in the technology space. We're looking forward to assisting with the company's growth throughout the program."

Tampa Bay Wave plans to help at least 50 tech startups develop into “fundable” ventures and enable at least five tech startups to reach break-out success. According the Tampa Bay Wave spokesperson, this year’s roster of companies comes from across the nation and encompasses a slew of industries.

“We’re pleased to be part of this worthy program, which includes such a diverse array of companies and comes on the heels of Hoy Health being named one of the ‘Fierce 15’ for 2019 by the editors of Fierce Healthcare for the most innovative health care companies across the United States,” says Mario Anglada, CEO, Hoy Health. “We were selected based upon the value of our platform to offer underserved consumers, including under- and underinsured Hispanics, with access to affordable care, medications and chronic condition support programs that they can purchase for themselves or their loved ones.”

Anglada says that the program will help Hoy Health to better serve Hispanics and other underserved populations that not only face healthcare barriers in the United States, but also experience sub-optimal healthcare because of cultural and language differences.

“We focus on solutions to address these disparities by dramatically streamlining access to quality health and wellness products, enabling individuals to get low cost medications and helping them to better manage chronic health conditions,” he concludes.

About Hoy Health

Hoy Health, LLC is a first-of-its-kind health-tech platform that provides a comprehensive and integrated bilingual healthcare support ecosystem to medically underserved patients offering solutions relative to medication access, medication adherence, tele-health and chronic condition management programs. Hoy Health was named by FierceHealthcare as one of the top “Fierce 15” health companies of 2019. Visit http://www.HoyHealth.com. (“Hoy”, pronounced “oi”, is the Spanish word for “today”.)

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Warburg Realty Q1 2019 Market Report

New York City’s real estate market woke up during the first quarter of 2019. After an extremely slow fourth quarter at the end of last year, and after years of both price and transaction volume decline, we felt the stirrings of a waking market in the past two months. While January started off slow, February and March have finally brought equilibrium back into the market: sellers have begun to accept the realities of the new marketplace. As these sellers have lowered prices 10%, or 12%, or in some cases even 15%, from the optimistic numbers to which they originally aspired, buyers have stepped up who see the value in making a purchase now. We have seen some competitive bidding and some sales over (reduced) asking prices. Some things have not changed; buyers still don’t make offers, or even schedule viewings, for overpriced apartments. Value sells.

This has not been a quarter without real estate drama. The collapse of the Amazon deal clearly rattled both the Long Island City market and the real estate community in general. For those of us who believed that the sort of growth Amazon could bring would benefit all the residents of Queens, either directly or indirectly, the failure of the deal reminded us (yet again) that everything is politics. Queens will clearly continue to thrive and change, but the loss of Amazon dealt a real setback to residents and landlords both commercial and residential who had devoted time and money to preparing for the tech giant.

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Contracts Signed 2019 Year-To-Date | Data by Urban Digs

A few miles away but in a different universe, the hedge fund manager Ken Griffin spent $240 million to purchase a 23,000-foot pied-a-terre at 220 Central Park South. Vornado’s no marketing, no website, no previews mega-development has been the most dazzling success in the ultra-high-end market since 15 Central Park West 15 years ago. Predictably, this purchase by a non-resident has caused an enormous “let them eat cake” backlash and has probably been directly responsible for the resurgence of proposals for a pied-a-terre tax involving both a payment at closing and annual payments thereafter. As of March 26, this proposal is officially off the table, scuttled in favor of an increase in either the real property taxes or the mansion tax. This proposed levy would be applied, on a sliding scale, at the closing. Whether, and in what form, the state will impose the tax, and how it would impact the luxury market in New York City, have become the talk of the industry.

Mid-March also saw the opening of Hudson Yards after years of construction. A virtual city of its own in the 30s on the far West Side, Hudson Yards combines high rise condo apartment buildings, office towers, an ultra-luxury mall, and chic restaurants into what my colleague Jason Haber described as “Dubai on the Hudson.” Though connected to the midtown corridor by the extension of the 7 train, Hudson Yards feels like a city within the city. It’s not yet clear what the profile of the condo buyers will be.

The bulk of our real estate transactions have always been conducted between New Yorkers. That market, which includes both co-ops and condominiums, is busier than it has been in at least a year. The softest piece remains the middle. 5, 6, and 7-room apartments on both the Upper East and Upper West Sides linger on the market, only to sell for prices lower than the sellers had paid for them five years earlier. Transactions in the midtown condo market accelerated as developers took bigger discounts and paid more closing costs in order to be competitive. All over town, the overhang of new condo supply increases from quarter to quarter, with new units still hitting the market at a steady pace. Co-ops continue to be the city’s value play for those who can tolerate the invasive and often arbitrary scrutiny by the buildings’ Boards of Directors. And the townhouse market, while improving, is still extremely slow even in the best locations, with the number of days on the markets almost invariably rising into the hundreds.

Younger buyers continue to press deeper into Brooklyn, where the market swings have been less violent than in Manhattan although the trajectory has been similar. It is now commonplace to see houses in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope listed between $5,000,000 and $10,000,000. How many are actually being bought at those prices is less clear.

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Days on Market by Price Segment | All NYC Rental Property Types | Data by REBNY

The rental market has also firmed up slightly, but apartments continue to rent at lower prices than they did three years ago and spend much longer on the market. Renters, like buyers, remain acutely price sensitive, and they simply avoid overpriced properties. The yin/yang of the sales and rental environments, in which historically they have moved in contrary motion to one another, remains out of sync: slower sales did NOT mean a corresponding rise in rental prices as it historically has. Instead, both markets sank in tandem, and are now plateauing together.

This plateau which we see in both the sale and rental markets, in which prices seem to have declined enough to stimulate demand, seems likely to continue through the Spring months. It may even be that by the end of 2019, absorption of the current inventory will have grown brisk enough that we see a shift in the balance of supply and demand. If demand once again exceeds supply (outside the ultra-luxury new condo market, where there will be an excess of supply for years) we could even see the market tolerate a few modest price increases. More will be revealed!

Mary Dunne

Associate Broker

Warburg Realty is delighted to congratulate Mary Dunne, 1st place winner of the prestigious Deal of the Year Award of 2018, given by the Real Estate Board of New York for her outstanding professionalism and dedication to her clients through a complex transaction. “I am honored to be recognized by my peers with this award,” said Mary. “I love what I do and bring my extraordinary service to all my transactions.”

To connect with Mary and learn more about Warburg Realty, click here.

Cancun…the jewel of the Mexican Caribbean!

Cancun is the jewel of the Mexican Caribbean and the gateway to the Mayan world. The city has evolved into a cosmopolitan destination complete with swank hotels, world class shopping and gourmet dining. All of this situated along one of the most iconic stretches of beaches in the world.

Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Isla Mujeres Hotel Association represents hotels and resorts comprised of three different zones: the hotel zone, Isla and Playa Mujeres and Puerto Morelos. The Cancun hotel zone is technically an island with short bridges on either end; here you can find several hotel options from small boutique hotels to luxury upscale resorts, as an example:

Cancun is surrounded by the breathtaking Caribbean Sea, soft coral sands, and the striking shade of blue that emerges from its crystal-clear waters. At one side of the Kukulcan Boulevard (the main avenue) hotels faces the Caribbean Sea and in the other side restaurants, shopping centers and marinas faces the Nichupte lagoon.

Playa Mujeres are recently developed areas of the destination and lie to the northeast of the city of Cancun. This area is experiencing rapid growth with many hotels under development catering to people who want to stay relatively close to Downtown Cancun.

What makes Cancun unique in the Caribbean is the plethora of activities available. There are many Mayan archaeological sites easily accessible during day trips including the world famous Chichen Itza and Tulum sites. The destination is renowned for its varying cenotes and mysterious underground rivers. There are numerous zip line circuits and attractions for thrill seekers as well as ecological parks, which offer something for everyone. Explore nearby picturesque islands such as Isla Mujeres and Isla Contoy.

Isla Mujeres is one of the best-kept secrets of Quintana Roo. It's a wonderful island located in the Caribbean Sea that is considered as one of the destinations that any person should have on their bucket list. The calm waters and the beautiful coral reefs of the western area of Isla Mujeres are the perfect alternative for snorkeling or diving even if you're a beginner.

Puerto Morelos is quiet beach town that serves as the perfect getaway spot, a pleasant surprise for the curious travelers who venture in during their trips. right in between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. It´s closeness to the Meso-American Barrier Reef, the world’s second largest, is without a doubt one of the main attractions. Home to some of the most colorful, exotic and stunning species you’ll ever see friendly turtles, sea rays, colorful corals and seemingly endless species of fish wait for you in this unforgettable adventure.

The range of options for tourists of all ages that Cancun offers, go beyond your imagination, from Its trendy nightlife, one of the hottest in the country, to its underwater museum, Cancun has it all for travelers looking to have the vacation of their life.

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Puebla isn’t a beach, Puebla is “Cinco de Mayo”

Puebla is one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in Mexico where the greatness of the past gets combined with the modernism of a unique city.

A symbolic date for this great State of Mexico is May 5th, 1862, a day in which a Mexican army lead by General Ignacio Zaragoza fought bravely against the French army and won. This date is also celebrated with enthusiasm in the United States of America as a celebration of freedom of an emerging continent.

In 1987 UNESCO decided to declare Puebla City “Cultural Heritage of Humanity" and it is currently considered the best heritage city in the Latin American region.

When walking its streets, you will find mansions and buildings of the XVII and XVIII centuries intertwined with monumental churches such as the Cathedral and the Rosary’s Chapel which, with their baroque richness, they overflow the city with incomparable air.

In Puebla, history, gastronomy, culture, colonial architecture, and modernism are mixed and history becomes one. It was here where mole poblano, chiles en nogada, mole de caderas, chalupas, cemitas, and regional candies were originated and created a standard for Mexican cuisine.

In recent years, Puebla has also endorsed its cultural profile by consolidating a museum offer with more than 20 thematic venues, like the International Museum of the Baroque (MIB). Dallas Morning News published an article stating that the most important art museum in North America is not in the United States, but in Puebla, Mexico, referring to the MIB. And the Washington Post published an article titled "In Mexico a dazzling museum is submerged in the Baroque period."

The new stars of the State are its world-class attractions such as: the “Estrella de Puebla” by Bussink Design, which is the largest transportable observation (Ferris) wheel in the world, according to Guinness World Records, and the modern Cable Car.

The hotel offer has increased and diversified with the opening of hotels such as “Rosewood” and “Cartesiano”, and the national resorts have increased their installed capacity.

The whole geography of the State is a quarry of experiences. Tourists who love landscaping, ecology and adventure can visit nine Magical Towns nestled in the Sierra Poblana: Pahuatlán, Zacatlán, Chignahuapan, Cuetzalan, Huauchinango, Xicotepec, and Tlatlauquitepec. They all hold the charm of intensely green vegetation, gastronomy, folk art and crafts, traditions, and the kindness and warmth of their people.

Atlixco and Cholula, in the central valley, await visitors with culinary experiences, as well as the pre-Columbian history of its habitants, who, with advanced techniques, built the pyramid with the largest basement in the world.

What are you waiting for to plan your trip to Puebla? The state that has everything! Simply… Travel Through Puebla, because we are not a beach, we are culture, heritage, history, art, and traditions.

For more information visit: http://culturayturismo.puebla.gob.mx/

 

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