Developers Nation Wide Must Regroup to Handle The Housing Market Crisis

August 31, 2007

An article in the Herald Tribune discusses how many developers in Sarasota, Florida as well as the rest of the country are being forced to strategize alternative uses for their condo projects. Some of these alternative uses include converting the condominums to rental or hotel properties or even selling the property outright.

Every time we come across this type of article, which seems to be happening more and more often, 3Dwalkthroughs.com discusses the effect the housing market crisis will have on our industry. There are certainly two schools of thought we have witnessed over the past few months. An increased utilization of tools such as 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans vs. a slowdown in the willingness of development companies to spend money on marketing materials.

It is certainly our belief that if a project is set to move forward, whether it be a condo, hotel or rental property, superior marketing materials CAN ABSOLUTELY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Article published Aug 31, 2007
Sarasota condo developers regroup
Soft market has them backing away from residential projects

By KEVIN MCQUAID

kevin.mcquaid@heraldtribune.com

Paradise Development Group hoped to ride the region’s frenzied condo wave to the edge of downtown Sarasota when it bought the offices of the Kirk Pinkerton law firm in August 2005.

In the place of the aging 720 S. Orange Ave. building, Paradise envisioned a $35 million mix of retail space and more than two dozen high-end residences, priced at about $1 million each.

Two years later — and after the collapse of the area’s condominium market — Paradise has pulled the plug and is offering the building for sale for $7 million. New designs from architectural firm DSDG Inc. are pushing alternatives like hotel rooms or up to 150,000 square feet of office space.

Similar scenes are playing out throughout the region and Florida: Developers who had hoped to capitalize on low interest rates and perceived demand are having to reconfigure, stall or abandon projects altogether. In Sarasota alone, roughly a dozen condo developments have either been shelved, revamped or put back on the market.

Projects with names like Washington Lofts on U.S. 301; Premiere at Main Plaza, on a parking lot behind the Hollywood 20 movieplex; CityPointe, on Central Avenue north of downtown; Avalon, site of the former Farm & Garden; The Azure, on Lido Key; and the Grande Sarasotan, at Gulf Stream Avenue and U.S. 41, have all fallen victim to the softened market and are being rethought.

Even mixed-use projects that looked like a lock to be built in 2005 — the revamped Quay known as Sarasota Bayside, Pineapple Square, Michael Saunders’ headquarters on South Orange Avenue, Atrium on Ringling and Benderson Development’s expansion of the 13-story Bank of America building — now appear to be a long way from reaching fruition.

“It’s simple. Our market is in a coma,” said Debra Garrett, an agent with MAM Realty Inc., in Sarasota. “There are too many condos, not enough buyers, and too many speculators. We’re seeing a correction now from overinflated prices, caused because people thought price increases would never stop — and they did stop.”

Florida is not the only state imploding from the overabundance of housing supply, of course.

“It was a knee-jerk reaction around the country,” said John Harshman, president of Harshman & Co. Inc., a leading Sarasota commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Just as reactionary was the total amount of new supply that was being offered by developers, who realized that residential projects provided greater immediate profitability than retail space, offices or hotel rooms.

“Demand was so strong in part because developers saw that residential development pays significantly more than a site, in the same zoning, that would be targeted for office or retail,” Harshman said.

“And the thing was, during the tremendously active period here, from 2002 to 2005, developers looked at practically every site downtown and around it as a residential site,” Harshman added.

Though experts differ on predicting when the region’s residential market will rebound, most believe developers will have to look to product types other than condominiums if they hope to develop new projects within the next five years.

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"3D to transform retail advertising"

August 30, 2007

There is about to be a new way to grab the attention of consumers that has defintely gained our interest at 3dWalkthroughs.com. The “3D Company” is about to launch a new 3D digital signage platform that will add a very creative way to advertise products to consumers. This product can be controlled remotely to help address different demographics at different times of the day.
“Fadi Mamlouk, General Manager, 3D Company, said: ‘Breaking through the clutter and sustaining consumer attention are the key objectives of today’s advertisers. The 3D Company’s solutions take advertising to a whole new level, whereby promotional messages can be switched by the minute.”
This would be an excellent medium to display our 3d floorplans and 3d animations to areas where development is high.

Read Below for Article:

The 3D Company FZ LLC, the audiovisual and virtual solutions provider for retail and commercial advertising, will launch its new digital signage platform during GITEX Technology Week 2007.

The company will showcase its products under the umbrella of Dubai Internet City, a TECOM Investments arm and one of the largest managed ICT free zones in the world. GITEX 2007 will be held from 8-12 September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The 3D Company’s digital signage technology integrates high-tech 3D displays giving advertisers the ultimate marketing tool. The supplier of 2D/3D content and hardware is the first to combine traditional digital signage networks with 3D display technology in the UAE.

Controlled remotely from anywhere, digital signage technology enables advertisers to display targeted messages based on viewer profile or hour of day. Point-of-sale advertising through digital signage appears on the display, targeting shoppers with their specific requirements and tastes by providing dynamic content and enhancing the overall impact of their shopping experience.

Fadi Mamlouk, General Manager, 3D Company, said: ‘Breaking through the clutter and sustaining consumer attention are the key objectives of today’s advertisers. The 3D Company’s solutions take advertising to a whole new level, whereby promotional messages can be switched by the minute.’

‘We will feature special 3D displays for the GITEX stand this year. The exhibition will be an occasion to introduce the use of digital signage as an ideal advertising medium, illustrating its effectiveness in reaching the right audience and its edge over traditional forms.’

At GITEX, in-house experts at the company’s stand will offer special displays that enable 3-dimensional viewing without wearing special glasses. The company also provides other audiovisual solutions for all markets.


"3D to transform retail advertising"

August 30, 2007

There is about to be a new way to grab the attention of consumers that has defintely gained our interest at 3dWalkthroughs.com. The “3D Company” is about to launch a new 3D digital signage platform that will add a very creative way to advertise products to consumers. This product can be controlled remotely to help address different demographics at different times of the day.
“Fadi Mamlouk, General Manager, 3D Company, said: ‘Breaking through the clutter and sustaining consumer attention are the key objectives of today’s advertisers. The 3D Company’s solutions take advertising to a whole new level, whereby promotional messages can be switched by the minute.”
This would be an excellent medium to display our 3d floorplans and 3d animations to areas where development is high.

Read Below for Article:

The 3D Company FZ LLC, the audiovisual and virtual solutions provider for retail and commercial advertising, will launch its new digital signage platform during GITEX Technology Week 2007.

The company will showcase its products under the umbrella of Dubai Internet City, a TECOM Investments arm and one of the largest managed ICT free zones in the world. GITEX 2007 will be held from 8-12 September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The 3D Company’s digital signage technology integrates high-tech 3D displays giving advertisers the ultimate marketing tool. The supplier of 2D/3D content and hardware is the first to combine traditional digital signage networks with 3D display technology in the UAE.

Controlled remotely from anywhere, digital signage technology enables advertisers to display targeted messages based on viewer profile or hour of day. Point-of-sale advertising through digital signage appears on the display, targeting shoppers with their specific requirements and tastes by providing dynamic content and enhancing the overall impact of their shopping experience.

Fadi Mamlouk, General Manager, 3D Company, said: ‘Breaking through the clutter and sustaining consumer attention are the key objectives of today’s advertisers. The 3D Company’s solutions take advertising to a whole new level, whereby promotional messages can be switched by the minute.’

‘We will feature special 3D displays for the GITEX stand this year. The exhibition will be an occasion to introduce the use of digital signage as an ideal advertising medium, illustrating its effectiveness in reaching the right audience and its edge over traditional forms.’

At GITEX, in-house experts at the company’s stand will offer special displays that enable 3-dimensional viewing without wearing special glasses. The company also provides other audiovisual solutions for all markets.


"3D to transform retail advertising"

August 30, 2007

There is about to be a new way to grab the attention of consumers that has defintely gained our interest at 3dWalkthroughs.com. The “3D Company” is about to launch a new 3D digital signage platform that will add a very creative way to advertise products to consumers. This product can be controlled remotely to help address different demographics at different times of the day.
“Fadi Mamlouk, General Manager, 3D Company, said: ‘Breaking through the clutter and sustaining consumer attention are the key objectives of today’s advertisers. The 3D Company’s solutions take advertising to a whole new level, whereby promotional messages can be switched by the minute.”
This would be an excellent medium to display our 3d floorplans and 3d animations to areas where development is high.

Read Below for Article:

The 3D Company FZ LLC, the audiovisual and virtual solutions provider for retail and commercial advertising, will launch its new digital signage platform during GITEX Technology Week 2007.

The company will showcase its products under the umbrella of Dubai Internet City, a TECOM Investments arm and one of the largest managed ICT free zones in the world. GITEX 2007 will be held from 8-12 September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The 3D Company’s digital signage technology integrates high-tech 3D displays giving advertisers the ultimate marketing tool. The supplier of 2D/3D content and hardware is the first to combine traditional digital signage networks with 3D display technology in the UAE.

Controlled remotely from anywhere, digital signage technology enables advertisers to display targeted messages based on viewer profile or hour of day. Point-of-sale advertising through digital signage appears on the display, targeting shoppers with their specific requirements and tastes by providing dynamic content and enhancing the overall impact of their shopping experience.

Fadi Mamlouk, General Manager, 3D Company, said: ‘Breaking through the clutter and sustaining consumer attention are the key objectives of today’s advertisers. The 3D Company’s solutions take advertising to a whole new level, whereby promotional messages can be switched by the minute.’

‘We will feature special 3D displays for the GITEX stand this year. The exhibition will be an occasion to introduce the use of digital signage as an ideal advertising medium, illustrating its effectiveness in reaching the right audience and its edge over traditional forms.’

At GITEX, in-house experts at the company’s stand will offer special displays that enable 3-dimensional viewing without wearing special glasses. The company also provides other audiovisual solutions for all markets.


NYC Taxis About To Install Marketing Machines in Each Car

August 29, 2007

Since 3dwalkthroughs.com is based in NY, we were interested in a company, “Creative Mobile Technologies”,that is about to bring to latest technology to the 13,000 taxi’s that drive around NYC. They are about to equip each taxi with a “passenger information monitor” that will allow each cab to accept credit/debit cards as well as show advertisments and other recent information. This technology will also offer a GPS system which will show the passenger their current location.

As this new venue in mass marketing expands to taxis, I can see our 3d floorplans, 3d animations and 3d walkthroughs being used as a intregral tool for developers to market their properties to potential NY residents.

Check out more about “Creative Mobile Technologies” below:

Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC (CMT), is a New York City based company that brings together longtime leaders in the New York City taxi industry with innovative minds in technology to create a new kind of company with a new kind of philosophy. CMT is the exclusive managing agent of Mobile Knowledge, a prime contractor that has received approval from the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to proceed in furtherance of the proposal submitted in response to the Request for Proposals. Mobile Knowledge is a pioneer and world leader in taxi-data communications that holds patents on key functions of the passenger information monitor, a crucial component of the TLC technology mandate.

The story of CMT is the story of a taxi industry facing perhaps the greatest challenge in its 100-year history. In 2004, when the TLC mandated new taxi technologies including credit and debit card capability, text messaging, interactive passenger maps and electronic trip sheets, the industry had more questions than answers. After all, we got into the business to run taxicabs – not to run software.

So a group of industry leaders including lease managers, brokers, owner/drivers, lenders and fleet owners – large and small – started to evaluate what we needed to do, not only to comply with the mandate, but to elevate our business and make it more efficient, modern and profitable in the Information Age.

As taxi people, we knew the importance of cost and quality. We knew what we wanted to see in our taxicabs and how these new services should be integrated into our busy operations. And we certainly didn’t want to pay thousands of dollars for new equipment. So, we set out to find a solution that would seemingly do the impossible – provide taxi owners with FREE** use of the highest quality state-of-the-art equipment and a flexible overall solution based on an easy consolidated monthly usage fee that would give taxi owners the freedom to do what they do best – operate taxicabs.

As a result of these countless idea-sharing discussions and at the urging of taxi people from all segments of the industry who wanted a “by the industry for the industry” taxi technology solution, Ron Sherman, a longtime taxi industry leader, founded Creative Mobile Technologies. He is currently the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

With decades of taxi experience under our belts and the insights of so many friends and colleagues in the taxi industry, our challenge was in integrating all of the technology, banking and media components needed to realize this vision.

In 2005, Jesse H. Davis, a 25-year veteran of the financial and technology sectors, joined CMT as its President and Chief Operating Officer, arriving from Metlife, the country’s largest insurance company, where he led the successful integration of IT systems through three separate acquisitions including that of Traveler’s Life. Previously, Jesse was a Senior Vice President at the Bessemer Group in Woodbridge, New Jersey, one of the country’s premier wealth management firms for high net worth individuals, where he perfected a balance of technological skill and business management with a fine eye for the precision required of the financial services sector (Jesse has a BA in Mathematics from Columbia University and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University).

Jesse’s expertise in making complicated and often disparate technologies into highly functional and distinctly innovative final products that work for real people in the real world made him ideally suited to the task that lay ahead for CMT.

With Jesse at the helm, CMT set out to develop and oversee a premier project team comprised of the best companies in banking, advertising and various technologies. CMT and Mobile Knowledge forged key and exclusive strategic business partnerships with Clear Channel, an international leader in advertising with a major stake in the New York taxi industry; Bank of America, one of the country’s largest banks, whose subsidiary Bank of America Merchant Services is a world leader in credit and debit card account processing services and World Line Communications Corp., which has more than a decade of experience building complex, large scale IT infrastructure projects for banking, retail, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies including Fortune 500 corporations.

In 2006, as CMT evolved from just a gleam in the industry’s eyes to a world class taxi technology provider, Jed Appelbaum, who is widely respected in the taxi industry, joined the team as Vice President in charge of Operations. Jed, a former Assistant Commissioner of Safety and Emissions at the TLC, who joined the agency in 1977, ran operations at its main inspection facility in Woodside, Queens, supervising a staff of 60 and overseeing the inspection process of over 60,000 taxicabs annually as well as the inspection of all licensed meter shops. In 2003, he oversaw the $10M renovation of the inspection facility, resulting in one of the newest and most advanced automobile inspection facilities in the world. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Operations for the Northeast Region at Clear Channel Taxi Media.

Another key member of the CMT team is Mike Sahm, Vice President, Sales and Customer Relations. Mike spent 20 years in sales for the auto electronics industry before serving as Vice President of Operations for Medallion Financial Media, the national outdoor advertising firm that included advertising sales for New York City taxi tops. While at Medallion, Mike’s integrity and his personal, “knock-on-the-door” style earned him widespread respect industry-wide. As a result, he built a vast network of lasting relationships in the New York City taxi industry that hold firm today.

To find out more information about the FREEdom Solution, call Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC, contractor agent for Mobile Knowledge Corp., at 718-349-7700.


NYC Taxis About To Install Marketing Machines in Each Car

August 29, 2007

Since 3dwalkthroughs.com is based in NY, we were interested in a company, “Creative Mobile Technologies”,that is about to bring to latest technology to the 13,000 taxi’s that drive around NYC. They are about to equip each taxi with a “passenger information monitor” that will allow each cab to accept credit/debit cards as well as show advertisments and other recent information. This technology will also offer a GPS system which will show the passenger their current location.

As this new venue in mass marketing expands to taxis, I can see our 3d floorplans, 3d animations and 3d walkthroughs being used as a intregral tool for developers to market their properties to potential NY residents.

Check out more about “Creative Mobile Technologies” below:

Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC (CMT), is a New York City based company that brings together longtime leaders in the New York City taxi industry with innovative minds in technology to create a new kind of company with a new kind of philosophy. CMT is the exclusive managing agent of Mobile Knowledge, a prime contractor that has received approval from the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to proceed in furtherance of the proposal submitted in response to the Request for Proposals. Mobile Knowledge is a pioneer and world leader in taxi-data communications that holds patents on key functions of the passenger information monitor, a crucial component of the TLC technology mandate.

The story of CMT is the story of a taxi industry facing perhaps the greatest challenge in its 100-year history. In 2004, when the TLC mandated new taxi technologies including credit and debit card capability, text messaging, interactive passenger maps and electronic trip sheets, the industry had more questions than answers. After all, we got into the business to run taxicabs – not to run software.

So a group of industry leaders including lease managers, brokers, owner/drivers, lenders and fleet owners – large and small – started to evaluate what we needed to do, not only to comply with the mandate, but to elevate our business and make it more efficient, modern and profitable in the Information Age.

As taxi people, we knew the importance of cost and quality. We knew what we wanted to see in our taxicabs and how these new services should be integrated into our busy operations. And we certainly didn’t want to pay thousands of dollars for new equipment. So, we set out to find a solution that would seemingly do the impossible – provide taxi owners with FREE** use of the highest quality state-of-the-art equipment and a flexible overall solution based on an easy consolidated monthly usage fee that would give taxi owners the freedom to do what they do best – operate taxicabs.

As a result of these countless idea-sharing discussions and at the urging of taxi people from all segments of the industry who wanted a “by the industry for the industry” taxi technology solution, Ron Sherman, a longtime taxi industry leader, founded Creative Mobile Technologies. He is currently the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

With decades of taxi experience under our belts and the insights of so many friends and colleagues in the taxi industry, our challenge was in integrating all of the technology, banking and media components needed to realize this vision.

In 2005, Jesse H. Davis, a 25-year veteran of the financial and technology sectors, joined CMT as its President and Chief Operating Officer, arriving from Metlife, the country’s largest insurance company, where he led the successful integration of IT systems through three separate acquisitions including that of Traveler’s Life. Previously, Jesse was a Senior Vice President at the Bessemer Group in Woodbridge, New Jersey, one of the country’s premier wealth management firms for high net worth individuals, where he perfected a balance of technological skill and business management with a fine eye for the precision required of the financial services sector (Jesse has a BA in Mathematics from Columbia University and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University).

Jesse’s expertise in making complicated and often disparate technologies into highly functional and distinctly innovative final products that work for real people in the real world made him ideally suited to the task that lay ahead for CMT.

With Jesse at the helm, CMT set out to develop and oversee a premier project team comprised of the best companies in banking, advertising and various technologies. CMT and Mobile Knowledge forged key and exclusive strategic business partnerships with Clear Channel, an international leader in advertising with a major stake in the New York taxi industry; Bank of America, one of the country’s largest banks, whose subsidiary Bank of America Merchant Services is a world leader in credit and debit card account processing services and World Line Communications Corp., which has more than a decade of experience building complex, large scale IT infrastructure projects for banking, retail, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies including Fortune 500 corporations.

In 2006, as CMT evolved from just a gleam in the industry’s eyes to a world class taxi technology provider, Jed Appelbaum, who is widely respected in the taxi industry, joined the team as Vice President in charge of Operations. Jed, a former Assistant Commissioner of Safety and Emissions at the TLC, who joined the agency in 1977, ran operations at its main inspection facility in Woodside, Queens, supervising a staff of 60 and overseeing the inspection process of over 60,000 taxicabs annually as well as the inspection of all licensed meter shops. In 2003, he oversaw the $10M renovation of the inspection facility, resulting in one of the newest and most advanced automobile inspection facilities in the world. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Operations for the Northeast Region at Clear Channel Taxi Media.

Another key member of the CMT team is Mike Sahm, Vice President, Sales and Customer Relations. Mike spent 20 years in sales for the auto electronics industry before serving as Vice President of Operations for Medallion Financial Media, the national outdoor advertising firm that included advertising sales for New York City taxi tops. While at Medallion, Mike’s integrity and his personal, “knock-on-the-door” style earned him widespread respect industry-wide. As a result, he built a vast network of lasting relationships in the New York City taxi industry that hold firm today.

To find out more information about the FREEdom Solution, call Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC, contractor agent for Mobile Knowledge Corp., at 718-349-7700.


NYC Taxis About To Install Marketing Machines in Each Car

August 29, 2007

Since 3dwalkthroughs.com is based in NY, we were interested in a company, “Creative Mobile Technologies”,that is about to bring to latest technology to the 13,000 taxi’s that drive around NYC. They are about to equip each taxi with a “passenger information monitor” that will allow each cab to accept credit/debit cards as well as show advertisments and other recent information. This technology will also offer a GPS system which will show the passenger their current location.

As this new venue in mass marketing expands to taxis, I can see our 3d floorplans, 3d animations and 3d walkthroughs being used as a intregral tool for developers to market their properties to potential NY residents.

Check out more about “Creative Mobile Technologies” below:

Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC (CMT), is a New York City based company that brings together longtime leaders in the New York City taxi industry with innovative minds in technology to create a new kind of company with a new kind of philosophy. CMT is the exclusive managing agent of Mobile Knowledge, a prime contractor that has received approval from the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to proceed in furtherance of the proposal submitted in response to the Request for Proposals. Mobile Knowledge is a pioneer and world leader in taxi-data communications that holds patents on key functions of the passenger information monitor, a crucial component of the TLC technology mandate.

The story of CMT is the story of a taxi industry facing perhaps the greatest challenge in its 100-year history. In 2004, when the TLC mandated new taxi technologies including credit and debit card capability, text messaging, interactive passenger maps and electronic trip sheets, the industry had more questions than answers. After all, we got into the business to run taxicabs – not to run software.

So a group of industry leaders including lease managers, brokers, owner/drivers, lenders and fleet owners – large and small – started to evaluate what we needed to do, not only to comply with the mandate, but to elevate our business and make it more efficient, modern and profitable in the Information Age.

As taxi people, we knew the importance of cost and quality. We knew what we wanted to see in our taxicabs and how these new services should be integrated into our busy operations. And we certainly didn’t want to pay thousands of dollars for new equipment. So, we set out to find a solution that would seemingly do the impossible – provide taxi owners with FREE** use of the highest quality state-of-the-art equipment and a flexible overall solution based on an easy consolidated monthly usage fee that would give taxi owners the freedom to do what they do best – operate taxicabs.

As a result of these countless idea-sharing discussions and at the urging of taxi people from all segments of the industry who wanted a “by the industry for the industry” taxi technology solution, Ron Sherman, a longtime taxi industry leader, founded Creative Mobile Technologies. He is currently the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

With decades of taxi experience under our belts and the insights of so many friends and colleagues in the taxi industry, our challenge was in integrating all of the technology, banking and media components needed to realize this vision.

In 2005, Jesse H. Davis, a 25-year veteran of the financial and technology sectors, joined CMT as its President and Chief Operating Officer, arriving from Metlife, the country’s largest insurance company, where he led the successful integration of IT systems through three separate acquisitions including that of Traveler’s Life. Previously, Jesse was a Senior Vice President at the Bessemer Group in Woodbridge, New Jersey, one of the country’s premier wealth management firms for high net worth individuals, where he perfected a balance of technological skill and business management with a fine eye for the precision required of the financial services sector (Jesse has a BA in Mathematics from Columbia University and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University).

Jesse’s expertise in making complicated and often disparate technologies into highly functional and distinctly innovative final products that work for real people in the real world made him ideally suited to the task that lay ahead for CMT.

With Jesse at the helm, CMT set out to develop and oversee a premier project team comprised of the best companies in banking, advertising and various technologies. CMT and Mobile Knowledge forged key and exclusive strategic business partnerships with Clear Channel, an international leader in advertising with a major stake in the New York taxi industry; Bank of America, one of the country’s largest banks, whose subsidiary Bank of America Merchant Services is a world leader in credit and debit card account processing services and World Line Communications Corp., which has more than a decade of experience building complex, large scale IT infrastructure projects for banking, retail, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies including Fortune 500 corporations.

In 2006, as CMT evolved from just a gleam in the industry’s eyes to a world class taxi technology provider, Jed Appelbaum, who is widely respected in the taxi industry, joined the team as Vice President in charge of Operations. Jed, a former Assistant Commissioner of Safety and Emissions at the TLC, who joined the agency in 1977, ran operations at its main inspection facility in Woodside, Queens, supervising a staff of 60 and overseeing the inspection process of over 60,000 taxicabs annually as well as the inspection of all licensed meter shops. In 2003, he oversaw the $10M renovation of the inspection facility, resulting in one of the newest and most advanced automobile inspection facilities in the world. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Operations for the Northeast Region at Clear Channel Taxi Media.

Another key member of the CMT team is Mike Sahm, Vice President, Sales and Customer Relations. Mike spent 20 years in sales for the auto electronics industry before serving as Vice President of Operations for Medallion Financial Media, the national outdoor advertising firm that included advertising sales for New York City taxi tops. While at Medallion, Mike’s integrity and his personal, “knock-on-the-door” style earned him widespread respect industry-wide. As a result, he built a vast network of lasting relationships in the New York City taxi industry that hold firm today.

To find out more information about the FREEdom Solution, call Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC, contractor agent for Mobile Knowledge Corp., at 718-349-7700.