Fortress Investment is one of the leading alternative investment companies in the country today that has management services for virtually all prospective clients out there today. With more than 1500 individuals coming to Fortress Investment Group on a regular basis and assets ranging in the tens of billions of dollars, Fortress Management maintains a healthy lead over the competition today. The firm is based out of New York but has many different offices spread out in various different countries around the world. Today, more than 900 people work for the company at its various locations, all of them under the highly talented entrepreneur, Wes Edens. Wes Edens started up Fortress Investment Group with several partners and have steadily expanded the company for more than 10 years now. There are various companies around the world that are subsidiaries to Fortress Investment, building to the corporations impressive portfolio.
In the beginning, Fortress Investment Group was started off with a few hundred million dollars to work with and manage. This quickly changed in just a few short years, with the company’s assets surpassing over a billion dollars. After a decade in business, Fortress Investment Group had more than 30 billion dollars in assets to manage, making them one of the biggest investment companies in the country. Fortress Investment has their own mutual funds as well, consisting of Fortress Investment Fund one through four.
Wes Edens has also pushed for the development of the Brightline train system that is currently becoming operational throughout the state of Florida. Brightline will be the first of its kind for a public transportation system, including being the first privately owned train system in the country that will operate for all residents. Traveling at around 80 miles per hour, this significantly reduces travel times for residents around the state during high traffic times from cities like Miami and Fort Lauderdale. According to Wes Edens, Brightline will continue to expand after it has built a strong foundation in Florida, hopefully to locations such as Dallas and Chicago. Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens buy Aston Villa controlling stake