George Soros is a well-known philanthropist worldwide who has given billions of dollars in his lifetime supporting both individuals and organizations. His donations help support causes on accountable government (to help strengthen the government), freedom of expression, and equality and justice societies (human rights). Soros was born in the country of Hungary and relocated to London 17 years later where he studied at the London School of Economics before emigrating to the United States in 1956. It was in the 1970s when Soro began his career with his hedge funds and company, Soros Fund Management LLC. Today, Soros is recognized for being one of the most top-notch successful investors in the United States history.In 1984, Soros became founder and chairman of Open Society Foundations helping countries transition from communism. Soros’ mission with the Open Society Foundations is to strengthen laws and gain respect for human rights, minorities and diversity (different opinions). His mission also includes supporting democratic elected governments and maintaining a civil society (being sure that government power is using ethics in human rights, dignity, and the rule of law).
After being successful in his foundations, Soros went on supporting the International Crisis Group, Global Witness. He’s committed and successful in supporting the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.Two decades ago Soros explained his fame in the financial markets fearing that laissez-faire capitalism (being free from government regarding economic activities) and the growth of market values was threatening an open, democratic society. He believes that the threat of an open society is capitalist not communist, and was driven by Karl Popper’s philosophy of open society where totalitarian ideologies like communism and Nazism are enemies.
Soros wrote in The Atlantic in 1997 that his theory of history is based on reflexivity (feedback between thinking (reflecting) and events). Reflexivity has helped and continues to help Soros significantly in the financial markets. Soros wrote that when making money he reflects on what he really cares about, and that is exactly what he did when Soros developed his foundation, Open Society Fund Inc. Soros continued saying in the 1997 edition of The Atlantic that he became successful supporting the Chapter 77 petition (demanding the Communist government to recognize human rights) in Czechoslovakia (Central Europe), and the Solidarity (first independent labour union belonging to the Soviet bloc) in Poland, among other foundations in Hungary, China and the Soviet Union during the 1980s. In fact, Soros established foundations in more than 25 countries by the year 1989. In the 1997 edition of The Atlantic, Soros explained that the economic theory misrepresented reflexivity, therefore, laissez-faire ideology was open to be exploited.
JHSF is a market leader in the real estate market in Brazil. Founded in 1972, JHSF has seen good and bad days, but the persistence and determination of the management have brought the firm to its current success. JHSF mainly focuses on such functions as commercial and residential markets acquisition, management, and development. The firm categorizes the kind of real estate it engages in, and this is mainly shopping centers, executive airports, and hotels. Upon being accepted in the market, JHSF started participating in the stock market; its shares have been traded in FBovsespa and NorvoNercado stock markets for ten years.
JHSF management team takes risks that the ordinary real estate companies or investors will not take. They mainly identify opportunities in the high-end Brazilian market and devise the strategic measures required to take the opportunities. Mainly, the firm does what has not been done, and is usually the market leader in Brazil. The managers at JHSF say that even when a venture presents risky probabilities, they embrace it as long as it promises ample returns in case of success. The managers at JHSF posit that they avoid pessimism as this would make them avoid chances that would boost their success. The management also says that if losses occur, they learn from them and make better decisions in future. Being a pioneer in many market opportunities makes JHSF highly profitable in comparison to other organizations.
JHSF mainly operates in prestigious capitals like Salvador, Sao Paolo, and Manaus. In these locations, the company mainly constructs and develops hotels, malls, restaurants, and international airports. The firm has several achievements in its span of operations. Case in point, the Catarina urban development project has been completed. The first phase of the above project was the Catarina fashion boutiques and the Catarina executive airport. The second phase entailed the high-class hotels by JHSF in the influential parts of Brazil.
The Vitra building, which was designed by Daniel Libeskinf also belongs to JHSF. The building has been rated by experts among the top 3 best buildings in the world. The Vitra project also completed other 34 state-of-the-art projects, which are all owned by JHSF.