Best known as Celebrity Real Estate Broker Dr. Tiana Von Johnson (http://www.tianavonjohnson.com), this serial entrepreneur set precedence as the only African-American luxury brokerage owner in New York’s Wall Street area for the last five years. Since quitting her full-time job and taking a leap of faith into the luxury real estate market, Von Johnson started out with a staff of four and a space of 430 sq. ft. in 2009 and grew the firm and sister company Madison Layne Real Estate, LLC. into thriving multi-million dollar organizations with over 50 staff and a 4,300 sq. ft. office space by 2014. During her tenure, Von Johnson received two television contracts with NBC Universal for Reality TV deals, expanded her brand nationally and has been featured as a keynote speaker and real estate expert on national media platforms including Black Enterprise, The Hollywood Reporter, Crain’s New York Business, TV One, CNN, Curbed, News 12, The Real Deal, Arise TV and more.
With five years at the helm of GoldStar, this transaction represents the culmination of a comprehensive process implemented by GoldStar’s Board of Directors to maximize the value of and leverage their existing marketing, branding and event logistics operations. Tiana Von Johnson plans to focus her resources and time serving as Greenlightgroup’
“I believe this transaction represents a major accomplishment for myself as someone who just 5 years ago worked a traditional 9 to 5 job. Every great leader knows when to transition and capitalize on strategic business growth opportunities and this transaction represents just that. This move allows me to continue to build and expand my brand and grow beyond the real estate industry“(Tiana Von Johnson, GoldStar CEO & Principal Broker).
The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of both companies, will help Greenlightgroup become a stronger, more efficient national provider of non-conventional business growth, leadership and financing solutions for small businesses and entrepreneurs. In addition, this will enable them to better compete in the rapidly changing business solutions industry. Clients will benefit from expanded offerings across multiple distribution channels and geographies. The enhanced company will also have significantly improved financial strength and flexibility, with the ability to deliver long-term operating performance and improvements through its increased scale and significant synergistic opportunities. Under the terms of the agreement, GoldStar stockholders will collectively receive 2.3 million Greenlightgroup common shares for the key corporate assets acquired as a result of this deal.
"We are confident that this transaction represents a new beginning for our company and will allow us to build a more competitive enterprise for the long term, deliver enhanced value and build lasting brand loyalty to our clients, enabling us to better differentiate the company for success in a dynamic and highly competitive global industry" (Terrence Cash, Chairman & Founder of Greenlightgroup)
About Tiana Von Johnson
Dr. Tiana Von Johnson is a serial entrepreneur, producer, author, sought-after mindset and branding coach, real estate strategist and creative visionary. As CEO/President of GoldStar Properties and Madison Layne Real Estate, Founder of the Minority Investors Alliance (MIA) and National Expansion Strategist for Strongbrook Real Estate Investment Company, this inspiring entrepreneur is making strides in the world of New York real estate and beyond. As an ambitious leader she brings unique perspective and experience and continues to overcome obstacles and blaze new trails.
Greenlightgroup Ventures Worldwide Inc. is a pioneer and leading provider of nonconventional business growth, leadership and financing strategy solutions for startup, early stage and emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs. Using an exclusive business success approach, framework and philosophy called No Personal Gain, the company focuses on changing the way people view the value of business in creating financial security and personal wealth. Greenlight has 4 offices and solutions centers in the United States, 12 channel partners in Canada, the Caribbean and South America, 37 client solutions suites, 28 team members worldwide and 127 strategic financing partners.
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