Strong Economic Growth in Vancouver Creates a Stable Real Estate Market in a Desireable City, According to Local Realtor Michelle? Vaughan

Vancouver, BC, Canada (PRWEB) March 14, 2013

In recent years Vancouver, British Columbia has become has become an increasingly popular mecca for foreign investors to purchase Real Estate. With a stable economy, vast natural resources, well-educated population, and a very liberal foreign investment and immigration policy, Vancouver has become well known internationally as offering financial growth and stability in a world of economic uncertainty. “It is easy to see why so many locals and foreigners are eager to invest in Real Estate here when these factors are taken into account,” says Realtor? Michelle Vaughan.

In the most recent Global Liveability Report (2012), The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Vancouver as third in the world, which was unchanged from the previous year. In fact, it was the first city to rank in the top 5 of this report for over ten years in a row. The Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranks Vancouver in 5th place globally.

Combine this strong economic growth, and high rankings from internationally respected reports, with the staggeringly beautiful natural surroundings and mild climate of Vancouver it is obvious why its Real Estate sales are gaining popularity so quickly. Vancouvers North Shore, as it is called by locals, comprised of North and West Vancouver, has seen enormous growth in the Real Estate market in recent years as overflow from the Vancouver market reaches into the smaller municipalities.

The appeal of both of these municipalities is the diverse lifestyle choices offered, along with world class educational programs, from the Elementary to the University level, and varied Real Estate choices that range from luxury high end homes to more modest properties. The Lions Gate Bridge connects North and West Vancouver to the much more cosmopolitan city of Vancouver.

According to Realtor? Michelle Vaughan, the North Shore was a well-kept secret by local residents and Californian celebrities until 2011, when the Vancouver Real Estate Market went through the roof, thanks to off shore investors. “It was only a matter of time,” says Realtor Michelle Vaughan, “before people realized that some of the top schools, according to the Fraserview Ratings, in BC are found in North and West Vancouver, and that the proximity to Vancouver, coupled with the natural amenities, would make this a popular relocation and investment area.”

Realtor? Michelle Vaughan tells us there are so many reasons to make North or West Vancouver home and enjoy all the benefits of great recreation facilities, arts, beaches, mountains, beautiful scenery, and top notch schools, while knowing that the big city with world renowned restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and a variety of other entertainment options is only minutes away. As an added bonus, if home is in North or West Vancouver it is only an hour and a halfs drive from Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, consistently rated in the top 5 winter destinations in the world.

According to The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, The North Shore is more than just a spectacular backdrop for one of the world’s most scenic cities. Few places offer visitors the opportunity to spend the morning skiing and snowboarding, followed by an afternoon picnic on the beach watching the cruise ships sail by, and topped off with an exquisite dining experience.

Those who live there in these family friendly neighbourhoods, tucked in between the ocean and the mountains say it is a wonderful place to call home and the most beautiful place in the world. Realtor? Michelle Vaughan agrees. When you have all this, nothing else can come close; I have lived here on the North Shore my whole life and would never want to make my home anywhere else. When it comes to investing, it doesnt look like you will go wrong in Vancouver.” The Conference Board of Canada predicts over the next four years, Vancouvers economy will grow by 3.3 per cent annually, one of the fastest rates of growth in the country.

Source Point Training brings Relationship Coaching to AZ to meet the needs of Successful Businesses seeing relationship skills as essential in performance and growth.

Healdsburg, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2013

From patient care satisfaction levels to customer care in high tech industries, businesses in all areas understand the need to coach employees at all levels to play a more important role in keeping customers, attracting talented employees, and maintaining high levels of engagement of employees in order to grow in size and revenue levels quickly. No surprise that at the 2012 ASTD Conference (American Society for Training & Development), they reported organizations have experienced a loss in productivity from disengaged employees reaching a new high of $ 328 billion annually. Without a change in management style, empowerment of employees, and a commitment to building strong, trusting relationships, these figures will continue to rise, says Barbara Fagan, co-founder of Source Point Training (

Recent studies have shown that strengthening relationships at work improves morale, increases engagement and leads to greater satisfaction at work. Why Are Work Relationships Important? Ignite!

Having weak customer relationships costs organizations in lost sales, poor communications and wasted resources. Proactive companies are turning to their T&D/HR departments for resources, says Fagan, and many aren’t clear on how to assist managers and employees to advance relationships by improving communication, creating more trust and commitment to work together.

Source Point Trainings Certified Relationship Coach training for HR professionals, independent coaches, people in the health care and the counseling arena provides skills and tools for the people they serve to create stronger relationships. This certification is recognized by the International Coach Federation and meets its guidelines for creating coaching core competency in this area and provides 56.5 CCE units of education. ICF recently reported the following through their 2012 Global Coaching Study:

Professional Coaching:

70% Reported Improved Work Performance

51% Reported Improved Team Effectiveness

80% Reported Improved Self-Confidence

73% Reported Improved Relationships

Professionals who have completed this certification see the benefits in working with people to have mutual trust, communicate with others with respect and commitment to understand while developing self-awareness of themselves and how they are being in a relationship in order to make changes. These materials can easily be incorporated into organizations and as part of their existing T&D/Coaching Support programs/services. The principles of Source Point Training are also happy to collaborate and support that integration.

This Relationship Coaching model goes further than most companies typically focus on in working with their employees. As a result, it creates a greater impact in the attitudes and behaviors that foster trust and commitment in communicating and working together, resulting in enhanced job satisfaction, active engagement, creativity and problem solving.

The training is structured in a 4-day learning session where participants receive a coaching reference guide with 10 modules and a client workbook to be used by the person receiving the coaching on relationship. Over the 4 days, each module is demonstrated using the tools and practicing the coaching skills to enhance the learning. After the 4 days of training, participants identify two potential clients to work with and coach them on the 10 modules, typically delivered in a weekly coaching session. At the end of 12 weeks, they return for 2 days to complete, have a final certification exam and celebrate. Here is what one of the graduates share from this learning experience:

This is incredibly insightful, logical and universal material that facilitates deep, lasting and positive change with people. I have recommended this Certified Relationship Coach Training to colleagues, with only glowing reports from them. This is an outstanding coaching curriculum and certainly a first choice for anyone who would like to be a coach or add coaching to their other skills.

Catherine Cardinal, Ph.D., CRC

I’ve been involved in coaching for 25 years and the need for more coaches in the workplace couldnt be greater, says Fagan. She points to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Association Resource Centre, Inc., that shows companies using professional coaching reported a median return on investment of seven times their initial investment.


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The Multi-Strategy Growth & Income Fund Declares Quarterly Dividend

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2013

RJL Capital Management, LLC, the San Diego-based investment adviser, announced the quarterly dividend of its interval fund?, The Multi-Strategy Growth and Income Fund (the Fund) (NASDAQ: MSFDX). The Funds board of directors declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $ 0.1631 per share that was paid ex-dividend? on December 27, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of trading on December 26, 2012.

The Multi-Strategy Growth and Income Funds portfolio manager, Ray Lucia Jr., said, I am extremely pleased with the progress of the Fund. This is the third declared dividend and the second consecutive increase. Over the course of this past year, we have seen a dramatic increase to our selling group and assets under management. I look forward to the progress of the Fund in 2013 and beyond.

About the Multi-Strategy Growth and Income Fund

The Multi-Strategy Growth and Income Fund is registered as a continuously-offered closed-end interval fund which offers quarterly redemptions of up to 5% of shares outstanding. It allows investors diversification in several potential income-producing alternative strategies at a low minimum investment while providing limited liquidity.

The fund seeks a multi-strategy approach to investing by diversifying assets across various alternative investments, including Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Equity Income Investments, Business Development Companies (BDCs), and Structured Notes, with the overall goal of providing a consistent quarterly distribution. However, there is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its objectives, generate profits, or avoid losses.

The Fund gives investors access to alternative income strategies that may provide greater yields and growth opportunities than traditional investment strategies. The primary objective of the Fund is a focus on current income generation. The secondary objective of the Fund is to achieve long-term growth.

The Fund intends to make a dividend distribution each quarter to its shareholders of the net investment income of the Fund after payment of the Fund operating expenses.

To learn more about the Multi-Strategy Growth and Income Fund contact Todd Dombrowski, Vice President of Business Development, RJL Capital Management, LLC (800) 644-1150 ext. 1702 or visit


The Funds distribution rate may be affected by numerous factors, including changes in realized and projected market returns, Fund performance and other factors. There can be no assurance that an unanticipated change in market conditions or other unforeseen factors will not result in a change in the Funds distribution rate at a future time.

Limited liquidity is provided to shareholders only through the Funds quarterly repurchase offers for up to 5% of the shares outstanding at net asset value.

Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index. Commonly, the higher the volatility, the riskier the security. Volatility is unpredictable and as a result the investments listed above are subject to market fluctuations and risks.

Closed-End Funds involve risk including the possible loss of principal. Alternative Investment Funds, ETFs, mutual funds, and closed-end funds are subject to management and other expenses which will be indirectly paid by the Fund. Issuers of debt securities may not make scheduled interest and principal payments, resulting in losses to the Fund. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed-income securities. Lower-quality debt securities, known as high yield or junk bonds, present greater risk than bonds of higher quality, including an increased risk of default. Non-diversification risk, as the Funds are more vulnerable to events affecting a single issuer. The use of leverage, such as borrowing money to purchase securities, will cause the Fund to incur additional expenses and magnify the Funds gains or losses.

There currently is no secondary market for the Funds shares, and the Fund expects that no secondary market will develop. Very limited liquidity is provided to shareholders only through the Funds quarterly repurchase offers. Investments in lesser-known, small and medium capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than those in larger, more established organizations. The Fund will not invest in real estate directly, but because the Fund will concentrate its investments in securities of REITs, its portfolio will be significantly impacted by the performance of the real estate market. The sale of securities to fund repurchases could reduce the market price of those securities, which in turn would reduce the Funds NAV. The value of a structured note will be influenced by time to maturity, type of note; market volatility; changes in the issuers credit quality rating; and economic, legal, political or geographic events that affect the reference index.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Multi-Strategy Growth & Income Fund. This and other important information about the Fund is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling (855) 601-3841 or visiting The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The Multi-Strategy Growth & Income Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC member FINRA. RJL Capital Management, LLC is not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC. 0017-NLD-1/4/2013

? Interval Fund: An interval fund is a type of investment company that periodically offers to repurchase its shares from shareholders. That is, the fund periodically offers to buy back a stated portion of its shares from shareholders. Shareholders are not required to accept these offers and sell their shares back to the fund. (Source)

? Ex-Dividend: A classification of trading shares when a declared dividend belongs to the seller rather than the buyer. A stock will be given ex-dividend status if a person has been confirmed by the company to receive the dividend payment. (Source)

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