August 5, 2020

With their expectations not being met, Dustin Tillman and Zeeshawn Zia set out to transform the industry they love.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal

Elite Dustin Zee BW lead picTHE “NEXT” GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION HAS ARRIVED.  Some of the largest aircraft orders in history are rolling in, all across the board, all at one time. The last major manufacturing boom in this industry occurred decades ago, the remnants of which are now in dire need of replacement.

“It’s truly a phenomenon,” says Dustin Tillman, President and CEO of Elite Aviation Products. “What’s happening now has never before been seen since the inception of the commercial aviation industry nearly a century ago.”

In order for airlines to successfully compete, they have to reinvest in their infrastructure. They need to invest in new fleets of aircraft — and new strategic alliances must be formed in order to embrace this unprecedented workload.

Enter Elite Aviation Products.

The Irvine, California-based company is redefining the $170 billion aviation manufacturing sector that is intensifying by the minute. The Boeing Company anticipates that this demand for entirely new fleets of aircraft will be valued at over $4.8 trillion over the next two decades.

By offering a distinctive unique approach to combat this unfounded workload, Elite Aviation Products is challenging conventionality and turning the industry upside down – for the better.

The company pledges to be the first organization of its kind, in this industry, to offer an undeniably compelling value proposition by embracing progressive technologies, maintaining a cost-competitive manufacturing edge, and a solution-based, customer-centric manufacturing philosophy.

“The industry doesn’t need more part producers. What the industry needs are solution providers who produce parts,” Tillman says. “In this environment, it’s not enough to offer cost-competitive prices. That’s a given. Based on our experiences, customers need suppliers capable of going above and beyond that.”

Thanks to Elite Aviation Products, it will.

If you are looking for a realtor to stick a sign on your front lawn, multi-million dollar California realtor Brent Hammond is not your guy.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal

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Brent H 2 FCIT IS 8:15 A.M. AND THE SUN HAS JUST BURST THROUGH THE GLORIOUS SKY ON THIS PICTURESQUE CALIFORNIA MORNING. Brent Hammond, all 6 foot 5 of him, walks into a home in Belmont Shore in Orange County. He inspects every detail – every little detail … including the brass hinges on a stylish new six-panel closet door.

“This is good,” he says. “Really good.”

He pauses. Then he smiles.

Now, we’re ready to sell.”

Hammond is selling this spectacular California property – and he wants to get his clients top dollar. They expect nothing less. He expects nothing less.

Mel Cutler is part psychologist, entertainer, coach, comedian, motivator, philosopher, teacher, healer and showman. And he’s changing people’s lives through his innovative Success Academy platform entitled The Entrepreneur Revolution.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal

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Mel C lead pixTHE DOORS OF THE CONFERENCE ROOM SWING OPEN. Blasting through two large speakers is Irene Boggs’ fiery, hard-charging tune, “Stepping Up.”

You can feel the energy and excitement soaring through you as you cross the threshold. Inside the room is Mel Cutler’s Entrepreneur Revolution and Success Academy staff dancing, singing, jumping and whooping it up.

It turns out that the seminars and speakers that follow over the course of the next three days – particularly Cutler himself — are even more overwhelming and invigorating than walking into room amidst Boggs’ powerful vocals.

“This is a weekend that is going to change your life,” says Michael Gee, who is attending Cutler’s event for the second time. “I couldn’t get enough of it the first time so I’m back for Round Two. It changed my life.”

Cutler, the mastermind and choreographer of the operation, is part entertainer, psychologist, coach, comedian, motivator, teacher, friend, brother, doctor, philosopher, therapist, healer, innovator and showman. He transforms people’s lives … literally. He changes them personally and professionally, inspiring them to “step out of their comfort zone” and overcome challenges and barriers to become the absolute best – and most successful – person they can be.

He changes their mindset, the way they view themselves — and the world around them.

The first online 1031 exchange platform of its kind provides commercial real estate investors, brokers and developers with unique tools to efficiently buy, sell or trade Tenancies-in-Common interests “and never find themselves in a locked-equity situation again.”

By Rick Weinberg, California Business Journal

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1031 John Rourke w capAS ROURKE OAKLAND DISCUSSES THE INTRICACIES AND UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS of his newest creation,, a reporter stops him in mid-sentence.

“If this concept is so good, why didn’t anyone come up the idea before this?”

He falls back into his chair and smiles. The silence in the room is deafening – for two seconds.

Then, in his typical colorful and amusing manner, he bellows, “That’s like asking why someone didn’t come up with Facebook 10 years before Mark Zuckerberg.”

When it comes to alternative investments, one of the most exciting and lucrative options is power and energy. And one of the most intriguing and innovative players in the game is PowerOne Corporation.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal

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PowerOne Geo hed shot w captionWHEN JON FEITZ WAS LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT TO THE STOCK MARKET, he pondered his array of options.

Real estate, insurance, annuities…

Then it dawned on him – like a flash of light … literally.

He decided to invest in the $364 billion electricity marketplace with PowerOne Corporation, a unique and innovative energy company.

“Energy,” Feitz says, “is the last deregulation play in the U.S. and I believe there is a lot of money to be made in it.”

He invested nearly a half million dollars.

John Totaro calls Land Rover “the hottest car on the planet.” With demand so high, you can blink and the vehicle can be sold right out from under you while you’re thinking about buying it.

By Rick Weinberg, Editor, California Business Journal

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIF YOU ARE LOOKING TO PUT A NEW RANGE ROVER IN YOUR GARAGE THESE DAYS, get in line — yes, that long line that begins around the corner … and bends around the next corner.

Why is there such a demand for Land Rover’s latest version of their flagship Range Rover and Range Rover Sport?

“Because it’s the hottest car on the planet,” says John Totaro of Jaguar Land Rover Anaheim Hills, one of the top dealers in Land Rover sales in the Southwest.

There is six-month backlog on Range Rovers, which is such a sizzling brand these days that it has completely changed the dynamics, philosophy, approach and strategies for Jaguar Land Rover Anaheim Hills and its sales team.