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A new report shows that the Trump Organization has seen a massive drop in revenue, worth only 10 percent of what is was back in 2010. One lesson: Don't be satisfied with the value of a brand, as what is here today can be gone tomorrow.

There have been signs that Trump's main business, a privately owned corporation, was facing troubles. Not only has his time in office shown bad management skills, but there were already suggestions that Trump's real estate business had taken a big hit after his political success. His company has been clobbered over his personal politics because it leans so heavily on his personal brand.

Up until recently, the Trump Organization ranked third on Crain's list of largest privately held companies. Now it's down to number 40. And before anyone yells "fake news," this is based on a required federal filing in which the company had to list annual revenue.

According to Crain's New York Business, an examination of some federal filings by the company showed claims of between $600 million and $700 million in annual revenue. That's nothing to sneeze at in general. It makes The Trump Organization a solidly middle market company -- those with annual revenues from about $10 million to $1 billion. However, that's not considered a major company.

That leaves companies like Vice Media, Goya Foods, and Publisher's Clearing House as larger.

New York is hardly the only location Trump plays in, but it's probably the most important. The hotel and luxury condo markets -- two major concentrations for Trump's company -- are oversaturated, Crain's said.

Since 2008, the hotel room supply has grown by 50 percent, not counting Airbnb alternatives. The number is expect to continue grown, as is the number of new condo units being built (9,000 in Manhattan since 2008). When supply goes up and demand doesn't keep pace, prices drop. And the golfing market isn't necessarily going well either.

And golfers are shunning the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx, where revenue through mid-September had fallen by more than $1.1 million in the past two years, to $5.7 million, amid a 16% drop in rounds played.

But market practicalities aside, there are also political reasons, which cross into brand considerations. New York City, for example, went heavily Democratic in last year's election and many bitter feelings remain.

The problem for Trump is that he's leaned heavily on claimed values of his personal brand when calculating net worth. Forbes determined that Trump's exaggerations doubled his actual net worth. Many of his real estate deals have actually been licensing his name. It's still a way to make money, but one that depends on the vagaries of name perception.


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This new feature allows players to have an area their character can call home. Aside from offering storage for their POE Currency, Hideouts are also integral to the masters system introduced by the update. These new NPCs take up residence in a player’s Hideout while offering their unique services.



The hideout is a special area players can design for themselves. It is awarded for leveling any master to level 3. Players can invite up to seven masters to their hideout and decorate it with items bought from the masters for special points called "Favour".


A Hideout

As an integral part of the Master system, players can acquire a Hideout through these special NPCs. Once a master reaches level 3, he or she will offer the character his or her Hideout. From that point on, the character can use the Hideout their own. Players can travel to their haven through its own waypoint. Note that the tileset for each Hideout fits the theme of the master tied to it.


Initially, only the player and all his characters in the same league can access the Hideout. However, access to friends, party members and guildmates can be granted. A Hideout can hold a maximum of 32 players at a time.


Aside from storing items, Hideouts also house masters. Without any expansions, a Hideout can house only two of these special NPCs. However, when the latter reaches levels six and eight, the Hideout can be upgraded to hold three or four masters respectively. The masters also offer decorations that can be placed in the Hideout. These are “bought” using Favor. Like with the Hideout, each master has decorations that fir his or her theme.


Modifying your hideout

Perhaps the most important part of Hideouts is the ability to modify, buy, and sell Path of Exile Currency from masters. When a character talks to a master in his or her hideout, they will be allowed to place that master’s Crafting Bench. The latter often allows players to modify items similar to using Path of Exile Orbs. The benches masters use level up along with them. As the levels go higher, the more options it will have. Note that guests in a Hideout cannot use the owner’s Crafting Benches.


Angela Hong Feb 10 · Comments: 1
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Does the idea of creating and managing a website for companies scare you? If so, then the WordPress development is the perfect solution for you. Hire WordPress developers and they will create the website and blogs that are easy to manage unique business. Most small businesses are skeptical about managing a website as they think it is technical expertise. With the advent of WordPress the market leader in content management systems, website development and management has become a breeze.


WordPress is used by large companies and small businesses manage their blogs and websites. Some of the big names include Yahoo blog, eBay blog, Wall Street Journal and Sony companies are some of the big names that use WordPress in their day-day business. Add to this millions of other companies using WordPress development company india, USA services, it becomes a tool of worship for web development.


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