If you want to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, prepare yourself for a journey that could take you well over an hour on a bad day. This is all within a distance that should take no more than forty-five minutes. To say the least, this stretch of road has become the nemesis of morning commuters. These folks have recently been receiving some much needed relief in the form of an innovative new train service that is called Brightline. This Brightline is a service provided by none other than one of the world’s financial experts. This is Wes Edens. With credentials such as co-founder of Fortress Investment Group and co-owner of the Bucks from Milwaukee, Wes Edens is a businessman known for his ingenuity and ability to run successful ventures.
This privately owned train service, the Brightline, began serving the Miami to Fort Lauderdale route in May during 2018 and has quickly been a hit with its customer base. The success has been of a significant enough nature that there are locations around the country that are trying to get in on this good thing. There are currently calls for Wes Edens and Fortress Investment Group to put Brighline hubs into connections such as Atlanta to Charlotte and St. Louis to Chicago.
Another big piece of Wes Edens news that has surfaced recently is the fact that he is expanding his holdings in the world of professional sports. Wes Edens has partnered to buy a controlling state in a famous soccer club from the English Premiere League – Aston Villa. His partner in the venture is Nassef Sawiris. The team has been working really hard in recent years and playing hard as well. The hope is that the addition of a critical ownership partner like Wes will help get the ball rolling to take the team to the next level.