Ateeya Manzoor A Skilled Strategic and Risk Manager Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:52:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Advantages by Ateeya Manzoor of Charitable Trusts to Businesses Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:52:03 +0000 ateeyamanzoor Continue reading ]]> Businesses can gain immensely from charitable trusts, though these trusts are nonprofit organizations that are set up for the benefit of some other party. That is the reason why most businesses are setting up charitable trusts for themselves. It is not too difficult to set up a charitable trust either. A minimum amount of $100,000 worth in assets is enough to be eligible to set up a charitable trust. In addition, there are several privileges that charitable trusts have.

The following is a list of these privileges:

1) Charitable trusts will not cease to function even if they have not been able to fulfill their initial goals. These trusts have what is known as cy pres, a provision that allows charitable trusts to change their beneficiary options if they are not able to meet the first one.

2) Charitable trusts can remain working perpetually, which is not the case with other organizations. Most establishments have a particular tenure after which they have to either renew licenses or cease to function, but charitable trusts can go on indefinitely if they so wanted.

3) Charitable trusts are given permissions to establish themselves even if their beneficiary options do not seem to be quite concrete. Even if there is just a philanthropic concept, charitable trusts are given permissions to start.


Hence, it is very easy to start charitable trusts. That is what businesses do. The charitable trusts do fulfill the noble intention of serving some beneficiary, which could be an individual, a group of persons or an establishment. At the same time, the charitable trusts help the owners to manage their resources well.


The following is a list of benefits that the owners of charitable trusts are provided by the authorities:

1) Charitable trust owners are exempted from a portion of their estates taxes. These taxes can even be waived off if the established charitable trust is large enough in its scope.

2) Charitable trust owners are also benefited in terms of capital gains taxes. In this way, charitable trusts help to increase the overall income of the owner of the trust.

3) In case of retirement or winding up of business, the charitable trust funds can be used as a sort of retirement benefit plan for the owner. The charitable trust will continue to work as long as there are funds in it. However, it will also pay for the expenses of the owner.

4) Charitable trusts are very handy if there is a sudden demise of the owner of the assets. These trusts will then appoint a living trustee – or the living trustee could be appointed during the lifetime of the owner – and this living trustee will undertake the proper disbursement of the assets among the survivors. This happens if no will is made, and in many cases, even if there is a will, the living trustee can supersede the will in some points. An advantage of this arrangement is that the survivors do not have to wait for lengthy probate periods and nor do they have to pay heavy fees for legal procedures.


That is the reason why setting up a charitable trust is a worthwhile idea when the person is still alive. It will help to improve assets during life, and will help to properly disburse assets after death. Setting up a charitable trust is easier than setting up other organizations. However, since the rules differ from one place to another, it is necessary to look into state laws before planning to go ahead with the idea of setting up a charitable trust.


Ateeya Manzoor is the Managing Director of Mayfair Management Group and a skilled strategic and risk manager with over 20 years of experience. She has spoken at industry events, including the annual PLUS Conference with keynote speakers Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak and has spoken at the Ted Roger’s School of Management for Freelance Camp.
Ateeya’s commitment to realizing potential extends in her philanthropic work. Through numerous charitable causes, talks, writings and mentorship, she is committed showing those who struggle that there is always a way to ascend. She is currently working on her first book.
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Raising Awareness of Your Business When Fundraising for Charity Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:22:34 +0000 ateeyamanzoor Continue reading ]]> We all like to do our bit for society whenever we can. But it isn’t always easy to know what to do for the best, especially from a business point of view. Luckily there are ways in which corporate fundraising can benefit the business as well as the charity that is chosen. You just have to understand the process so you can make as big a success of any fundraising event you choose.


Many businesses choose a particular charity to support for the long term. This may be a popular and familiar charity to many, or it may be a charity that is close to the business in some way. Whatever it may be, it can benefit from all the charity fundraising events that the company chooses to create.


This is where the benefits for the business come in as well. For starters it is a great way for everyone to get involved and have some fun outside of business hours. For example if you decide to organise a large BBQ and fun day for the staff, everyone can enjoy some downtime and getting to know each other outside of work. There are plenty of ways that people can get involved and enjoy helping in the organisation as well, so you can see how useful it can be with regard to teamwork.


Another bonus is the publicity that the business can enjoy. This will of course be a very positive thing, and news of the charity fundraising events may appear in many places. Local newspapers, news channels and other magazines and websites relevant to the nature of the business may all pick up on the story. It just goes to show how corporate fundraising can raise awareness in lots of different ways, instead of just raising cash.


This form of fundraising can also be a good way to give everyone in the business something else to bring them together. Regular events and ideas can be planned throughout the year, and everyone can have a say in what happens and what methods can be used to raise money for the chosen charity. Some businesses opt to change charities every year, while others stick with the same one the whole time. It is up to you what approach you take for your own business, but whatever it might be you can be sure you will appreciate the need to do your bit for charity.


It is also plain to see that everyone benefits from such an arrangement. The charity benefits from the donations; the employees benefit from getting together and enjoying the process; and the business benefits too. Publicity like this is never a bad thing, and the charity makes headlines as well. It’s a win-win situation.


Ateeya Manzoor is the Managing Director of Mayfair Management Group.

Ateeya has a commitment to realizing potential with her philanthropic work. Through numerous charitable causes, talks, writings and mentorship, she is committed showing those who struggle that there is always a way to ascend. She is currently working on her first book.

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Industrial Project Management Requires Commitment And Knowledge! Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:20:21 +0000 ateeyamanzoor Continue reading ]]> Industrial Project Management seems like a lucrative term and indeed it is however it requires deep knowledge and expertise. While we may think that because it is our project, who else will know it better than us but when you actually start doing it, the need for full time dedication arises. The conception of a project happens when you think about an idea post which you need to give proper shape to it.


Tasks such as estimation and allocation of resources, scheduling, project task coordination, procurement assistance, and mechanical and electrical bid requests are a part of the project management process. While doing a project you also need to do risk management and take care of the quality management aspect. Apart from this you are required to control the project execution, implement a management information system, forecast future trends through the project and instill ways of preventing defects.


Electrical and design controls is a separate area altogether that includes responsibilities of process control, doing single line diagrams, preparing layouts, programming and peripheral equipment interfacing. Some on-site services also need to be taken care of such as field management, equipment check-out and systems start-up. Site selection and market research are two other areas that require expert guidance and complete dedication.


An important aspect of project management is information about subsidies being provided by the government. That’s because a project demands huge capital and if you have someone to pay up to 50% of your expenditure, then what else can you ask for! The government has introduced various subsidies and schemes to promote growth and expansion of various sectors. Some of the existing benefits in the manufacturing and industrial sector are of up to Rs. 40 crore each in Plastic, Textile and Leather Park. You can also avail a help of up to Rs. 60 crore for Industrial Park and up to Rs. 17 crore for Small Scale Industries.


Another activity that asks for time, effort and knowledge is the process of taking the required approvals. This includes industrial zoning, water and power approvals, and approvals equivalent to Industrial Development Corporation. Along with this you also need to concentrate on land development and acquisitions if that’s the requirement. Registration, taxation and funding are few other duties involved in this process.


Not to be forgotten, project management process also involves the project marketing activity. Here you need to do tasks such as gap analysis of demand and supply, market share and revenue forecasting, pricing and penetration strategy, and option creation and evaluation for marketing mix.


While some of the activities talked about above may sound very simple and easy going however even one miss can cost a lot as every aspect of industrial project management has huge relevance. So a full time committed team is a must for a successful project, especially when you spend so much on it.


Ateeya Manzoor is a Skilled Strategic, Risk Manager associated with Mayfair Management Group with over 20 years of experience. Through her 20+ year career spanning Bay Street and Main Street, she has worked on projects in the technology, legal, hospitality, property development, engineering, oil and gas and professional development industries.
Her talent is to anchor in businesses requiring structure or a fresh perspective. Clients value her vision and unrelenting commitment to delivering tangible results.
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Importance of Management in Hotel Hospitality Business by Ateeya Manzoor Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:36:39 +0000 ateeyamanzoor Continue reading ]]> Hospitality industry has seen a great rise in the last few decades. The demand in the hospitality and recreational activities are attracting a lot of consumer. Such a high demand and consumption requires a well managed system which can provide the consumers a satisfying experience. Hospitality and hotel industry has always been a service industry and hence the emphasis is given to quality of services to the visitors and guests to the hotels. Therefore, hotels require a good management like any other business to service its customers with quality hospitality services.


There are constant changes in the hotel hospitality management system. Many hotel managements are taking help from hospitality consultants to boost their revenue and streamlining of their services. Being the expert and professionals in the hospitality and hotel industry Ateeya Manzoor believes that the hotel consultants helps and assist the hotel management in strategy, planning and handling of important departments which serves and ensures better revenue from the business.


In any business, fluctuations and improvements could be risky if not treated judiciously. This constant risk which looms over any business, hospitality or hotel business too isn’t safe. It also requires careful and a guiding force behind success. The hospitality consultants provide an incredible amount of belief and appeal to the business and improve the profitability curve.

It is natural and observed fact that a good management is really the backbone of any business. Realizing this fact even the small hotel owners in the hospitality industry are spending on a better management system in their hotels. It does require skills and professionalism to handle the business activities of a hotel hospitality management. Hence, the demand for services of Hospitality Consultancy Firms have risen over the past few years as the consumers across the world are now capable of reaching out to the best possible services.


Thanks to the internet which has allowed the consumers to plan their travel and tour to different destinations without hiccups. Accommodation being one of the major ingredients of any traveling package requires better quality for the guests or visitors or travelers. In order to attract and serve more and more customers in better ways, a lot of hotel management systems have implemented electronic booking and reservation facilities which helps not just consumers to easily reserve their room in a hotel but also it helps the hotel management to acquire a better pie in terms of accommodation. There is no secret that accommodation is one of the departments in a hotel which generates highest revenue.


The hospitality consultant assists the hotel hospitality management in securing a better quality of services in their hotel while managing the assets, looking at the accounts and other important activities of the business.


Ms. Ateeya Manzoor is the Managing Director of Mayfair Management Group and a Skilled Strategic and Risk Manager with over 20 years of experience, 12 of which have been at the executive level. Through her 20+ year career spanning Bay Street and Main Street, she has worked on projects in the hospitality, technology, legal, property development, engineering, oil and gas and professional development industries.

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Economic Perspective on Entrepreneurship – Ateeya Manzoor Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:28:06 +0000 ateeyamanzoor Continue reading ]]> The concept of entrepreneurship is multifaceted. There are varied, diverse and somewhat contradictory sets of definitions of the term. As a way out the definitional dilemma, this article aims to explain the economic perspective on entrepreneurship.


The economic perspective rests on certain economic variables which include innovation, risk bearing, and resource mobilization.


Innovation/Creativity: In this approach, entrepreneurs are individuals who carry out new combination of productive resources. The key ingredient, the carrying out of new combination (or innovation) distinguishes entrepreneurs from non-entrepreneurs. While new venture creation appears as the most prevalent form of entrepreneurship, there exist other forms. Entrepreneurship also involves the initiation of changes in the form of subsequent expansion in the amount of goods produced, and in existing form or structure of organisational relationships.


In the entrepreneurship literature, some scholars have questioned the use of organization creation as criterion for entrepreneurship. It has been argued that organizations such as political parties, associations and social groups are always created by people who are not “entrepreneurs.” Interesting as it might sound, the terms entrepreneurship and entrepreneur have been adopted by varied scholars to meet the innovation and spirit of the time. This is evidenced by attempts to apply entrepreneurial thinking to contemporary team-oriented workplace strategies. Members of such groups – political parties, associations and social groups – therefore, could be called entrepreneurial teams. Besides, activities inherent in such groups have flourished in recent years, and are increasingly being described as social entrepreneurship.


Risk Taking: This is another economic variable upon which the economic perspective revolves. Risk taking distinguishes entrepreneurs from non-entrepreneurs. Generally, entrepreneurs are calculated risk takers. They bear the uncertainty in market dynamics. This notion has its critics and advocates. Entrepreneurs may not necessarily risk her own funds but risk other personal capital such as reputation and the possibility of being more gainfully employed elsewhere.


Resource Mobilization: here, entrepreneurship is reflected in alertness to perceived profit opportunities in the economy. This implies the allocation of resources in pursuit of opportunities with the entrepreneur playing the role of an opportunity identifier. This way, entrepreneurs are distinguished by their ability to identify persistent shocks or challenges (of long term opportunities) to the environment, and then to synthesize the information and take decisive actions based upon it.


This article has conceptualized entrepreneurship based on resource mobilization, risk taking, and innovation. Beyond the above-mentioned economic variables, entrepreneurship can also be viewed based on a set of personal characteristics, motives and incentives of the actor in the entrepreneurship act. This is the psychological perspective, the subject of a future article. In addition to the psychological perspective, we shall also examine the process and small business


Ms. Ateeya Manzoor is a managing director and management strategist and partner at Mayfair Management Group.

As a professional with over fifteen years of experience, Ateeya Manzoor has worked with a large range of clients in various industries and sizes, ranging from large publicly traded financial institutions and technology firms, large resorts to midsized oil and gas companies, to small non-profits requiring a fresh perspective.

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Change Management – A Structured Business Process Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:18:12 +0000 ateeyamanzoor Continue reading ]]> Change management is basically a structured approach to transition individuals, teams, and organizations from the current state to a future state. It is in fact a process during which the alteration within a system is implemented in a controlled and defined manner. Prior to implementation, pre-defined framework or models are established to ensure clarity and consistency. In the context of project management, change management process refers to formal introduction and approval of alteration to the project. This process gained popularity in view that organizations are composed of people and behaviours play a very important role towards determining organizational success.


There are a few types of organization changes. This includes technological alteration, structural changes, strategic changes, and multidisciplinary changes. Basically, the aim for a change is to align groups’ expectations and integrate teams. It also seeks to communicate ideas across with deep clarity and involves the participation of leaders in terms of communication and perceived need for difference. This is important in order to design accurate strategies to avoid change failures. Changes are necessary to certain aspects of business to increase its performance.


Ateeya Manzoor believes that changes must first take place within the mindset and thinking of people before it can be translated successfully to outer, visible changes (job, place, or product switch). It involves a deeper psychology and must be tackled carefully to prevent triggering a panic amongst employees. They should feel assured that company is doing its best to increase the overall performance of people. To help ease change, many people often apply a few techniques (i.e. diagnose change, detailed planning, managing, and making the change). Often, people find it easier to accept change when it’s measurable, reliable, and beneficial.


Change management and change management process needs to be handled delicately and with transparency. That way, people will open up to change.


Ateeya Manzoor is a Skilled Strategic and Risk Manager with over 20 years of experience.
Through her keen eye, Ateeya’s core gift is to convert and fully realize potential. She has a unique ability to see things when others may not. Her talent is to anchor in businesses requiring structure or a fresh perspective. Clients value her vision and unrelenting commitment to delivering tangible results.

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Eliminating the Big Risks of Property Development – Ateeya Manzoor Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:49:36 +0000 ateeyamanzoor Continue reading ]]> Let’s take a look at some of the risks of property development. Undertaking your first property development project is more demanding and involves more risk than buying your first investment property. But although there are more things that can go wrong, there is also opportunity for increased rewards. “The greatest risk I believe to the first time developer is inexperience or lack of knowledge”, Ateeya Manzoor.


The good news, however, is that with the help of experts and the advice of specialists the risk that inexperience or a lack of knowledge bring, can be overcome and common pitfalls avoided.


This will fast track you on the road to becoming a successful developer. Now let’s take a deeper look at what some of the big risks.


1 – Inexperience


The key to eliminating this risk is to always ensure you have the input of a professional property development specialist, especially on your early projects. Not having this assistance could affect your ability to borrow funds. My company has helped many property developers start their careers by setting them on the right path from the very beginning, and helping them to become great.


2 – Borrowing Risks and Interest Rate Risks


When you borrow funds, you need to be aware of the possibility of interest rates rising during the term of your development or long-term holding of your investment. This can create higher development and holding costs. However, this need not be of concern as the actual increase may not be too high. Of course, on the other end of the scale, you could also increase your profit if interest rates go down.


3 – Market Value Risks


Based on the fact that property values can fall as well as rise, you can have no guarantee of the value of your project on completion, or even how much demand there will be should you decide to sell. Smaller, quicker, turnarounds will be less risky and there will be less time for values to fall. But on the whole property values rise more often than they go down and in the long term if you are holding on to some of your properties, you will make money. Property values would need to drop by about 15% before you would tend to lose money.


4 – Risks during Construction


There are several reasons construction costs can increase. Disputes, unexpected delays caused by labour or material shortages, and bad weather, can all delay the construction period and result in increased holding charges. Using a lump sum fixed price and time contract can help decrease the risk of construction costs soaring, as well as making sure you conduct thorough due diligence on the builder before you engage them.


5 – Financial Risk Factors


The main risk here is not having enough spare capital as a buffer or contingency fund, in the event that costs increase more than you have anticipated. It is important that you allow for and retain a contingency fund for when this happens. Property development involves financial risks and the earlier you realise and understand these risks, the sooner you will become successful as a property developer.


6 – Risk of not conducting thorough Due Diligence


It is essential to have a comprehensive due diligence checklist. Correct due diligence should be carried out prior to buying your property. In order to avoid buying a property that will cause you problems in the long term, you need to work through your list thoroughly including all details relating to the local Council regarding town planning, engineering, the builder and financial analyses.


7 – Paying too much for the Site


It is true to say in the property business that ‘you make your profit when you buy the site’. Market knowledge, especially in the area of land values, along with the ability to negotiate a good deal are important assets when it comes to ensuring you buy right. Study your market and area wisely; keep your ears to the ground and keep your head out of the clouds. It will save you burning your cash.


8 – Under-estimating the Costs


Getting an idea of the costs involved in relation to the income side of the feasibility study (the sales), from real property agents and valuation specialists is reasonably easy. However, getting a handle on the expenditure side is much more difficult, especially if you are new to the game. You need to be very aware of all the costs relating to both the income and expenditure sides of the development and how much to allow for each. If you are well-informed regarding your costs, you will be less likely to under estimate them.


9 – Setting your Borrowing Limit


Do not make the mistake of borrowing to your full capacity as this leaves you no room for movement should you strike unforeseen circumstances, such as interest rate rises, sales slowing, or construction delays. Know your borrowing limit and stick to it.


10 – Engaging the Wrong Consultants


More and more frequently, clients call me to look at plans that have been badly designed. Approximately 95% of these plans were designed by draftsmen, and almost every time the money the client saved by using less qualified designers, was doubled and sometimes tripled in extra costs associated with construction problems and time delays. If you pay qualified people to do their job, the outcome will be a satisfactory result and you will ultimately spend less money and make more profit. It takes an architect an average of five years to complete a degree and two more years for registration, as opposed to three years in total for a draftsman.


11 – Disputes with trade and construction contractors


Disputes with trade and construction contractors can cause prolonged holdups, which overstretch the budget as the developer has to cater for the delay costs. When contractors quit before completion a substitute contractor has to be found and in most cases contractors who are called in halfway are more costly. This is because the developer’s negotiation power is weak as contractors are aware you are in a difficult situation.




  • The greatest risk Ateeya Manzoor believes to the first time developer is inexperience or lack of knowledge
  • If you pay qualified people to do their job, the outcome will be a satisfactory result and you will ultimately spend less money and make more profit
  • Know your borrowing limit and stick to it.


Ateeya Manzoor is the Managing Director of Mayfair Management Group.

Ateeya is a skilled strategic and risk manager with over 20 years of experience, 12 of which have been at the executive level. Through her 20+ year career spanning Bay Street and Main Street, she has worked on projects in the technology, legal, hospitality, property development, engineering, oil and gas and professional development industries.

For more reading, please visit here:

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Risk Management for Financial Agreements by Ateeya Manzoor Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:46:14 +0000 ateeyamanzoor Continue reading ]]> Risk is often a source of confusion and concern for both individuals and businesses. The word itself can be misunderstood because of disagreements about what constitutes a risky activity. Because risk can have so many different interpretations, strategies for reducing or managing risk can prove unsuccessful merely because the risk management goal is not adequately described. But this difficulty does not mean that risk management should be ignored. Instead it should serve as a caution signal that a bumpy road is on the horizon when dealing with risks of any kind.


How do financial agreements fit into a risk management conversation?


When companies talk about the risks they are exposed to, it is usually in the context of unknown events such as the economy and political outcomes. It seems unlikely that a manager would point to her commercial mortgage financing agreement when asked to identify the top ten business risks faced by her company. Nevertheless financial agreements like this do provide a unique risk exposure that is often overlooked until it is too late to avoid a serious problem.


Small businesses frequently experience different risks than those at larger companies. The lack of personnel is a common factor contributing to this. While a large company might have someone (or several people) whose full-time job is to handle risk management, a smaller company is more likely to have its business owner attempting to keep risks under control whenever possible. Ateeya Manzoor says that when managing risk is just one of several dozen important responsibilities, risk management is by default handled much differently than when it is a full-time job.


Within this hectic managerial environment for a small business owner, now try to imagine how familiar they are with the terms of their financial agreements. Some of these could involve contracts like the following examples:

  • Credit Card Processing
  • Commercial Mortgage
  • Working Capital Financing
  • Payroll Taxes
  • Various Insurance Contracts


The commercial mortgage agreement will be used to illustrate how risk management can be a helpful tool to prevent unexpected surprises. In many commercial real estate financing contracts, it has become increasingly common for banks to insert language that gives them the right to cancel the mortgage loan even when payments have been made as agreed. As a banker might say, it might not be fair but it is legal. These terms are especially common for small business mortgages, and very few commercial borrowers are aware of these provisions until they receive an official notice from the bank stating that the loan must now be paid in full or refinanced (with another lender).


With prudent risk management strategies in place for financial agreements, this surprise would either have been eliminated by negotiating the removal of this restrictive loan covenant at an early point or anticipated as a possibility from the beginning. Financial agreements can introduce a surprising number of risk problems, and managing risks should involve identifying these potential problems before they disrupt business operations.


Ateeya Manzoor is a management strategist and partner at Mayfair.

As a professional with over fifteen years of experience, Ateeya Manzoor has worked with a large range of clients in various industries and sizes, ranging from large publicly traded financial institutions and technology firms, large resorts and entertainment venues, to midsized oil and gas companies, midsized medical and quasi medical coaching practices. She held executive positions throughout her career on Bay St. including partner of a risk management firm, National Practice Leader, Vice President of a publicly traded brokerage house. Her passion is to seek and realize potential.

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Reasons by Ateeya Manzoor First Time Property Developers Lose Money Sat, 11 Mar 2017 05:57:24 +0000 ateeyamanzoor Continue reading ]]> Many people want to try developing property because they believe they can get rich quickly without doing a lot of work. Developing property isn’t easy. Without the proper experience and knowledge, it is easy to fail in this risky business. In fact, there are five reasons according to Ateeya Manzoor first time property developers lose money.


Location is Everything


Many first time property developers don’t do research to see which areas are growing and which areas are not desirable. First time developers often look for great deals without thinking about where the properties are that they’re purchasing. Property can be cheaper in run-down areas or locations that buyers consider inferior to others. If a developer chooses the wrong location, he can stand to lose money. No buyer is going to want to buy in the wrong location even if the property looks great.


Watch the Budget


An experienced property developer knows that before you purchase a property, you need to do your math to see how much a property costs and how much money it will take to renovate or build on the property. An experienced property develop will know actual costs for materials and labor, and will budget extra money for unforeseen problems. Most first time developers aren’t sure how much renovations and building materials cost, and they forget to budget for those extra expenses that occur. They lose money by going over budget.


Hiring Laborers


Most property developers have to hire workers to complete jobs on the properties. An experienced developer knows how long it should take workers to complete jobs and is there to supervise the workers to make sure the job is getting done quickly. Some first time developers leave workers to do the job without supervision. When the job isn’t completed as quickly as it should be, the developer loses money by paying the workers for extra hours.


Hiring Inexperienced Workers


Some first time developers try to save money by hiring inexperienced workers for a cheap rate. This doesn’t work because sometimes the developer will have to call in a more experienced worker to fix the mistakes of someone else when the work won’t pass inspection. Developers lose money by paying for the same job twice.


Time is Money


A first time developer must have a clear timeline for a project, so it can be sold quickly. If the timeline fails or isn’t clear, the developer will lose money because of his indecisiveness

Planning ahead for these issues, can save a first time property developer a lot of stress and money. Money can be made if foresight is used.




Ateeya Manzoor is the Managing Director of Mayfair Management Group.

Ateeya is a skilled strategic and risk manager with over 20 years of experience, 12 of which have been at the executive level. Through her 20+ year career spanning Bay Street and Main Street, she has worked on projects in the technology, legal, hospitality, property development, engineering, oil and gas and professional development industries.

For more details, please visit here:

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Bigotry is Contagious and Its On Me – Ateeya Manzoor Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:30:39 +0000 ateeyamanzoor Continue reading ]]> For those of you who don’t believe bigotry is contagious, take a look at the Facebook Likes of the alleged shooter from yesterday’s Mosque attack in Quebec. IN QUEBEC, CANADA.


This kid opened fire killed an estimated 39 people, killing 6 and wounding 8. These people were PRAYING. Last June, someone dropped off a pig’s head at the front door of the mosque.


I know many of you are tired of hearing my Islamophobia rants. I wish I didn’t have to talk about them. I wish I didn’t have to witness them.


My question to all of you is what side of history do you want to be on with this? Yes, every group has had it’s time for persecution, but that argument trivializes the plight of the persecuted.


Islamophobia isn’t a liberal rant and Muslims aren’t the current liberal cause at the moment. This shit is real and it is personal. We are people with families and lives being affected by this. We are afraid.


The fact that only 7 of 57 muslim countries was banned is NOT the point. Go tell that to the Muslims currently being detained that are NOT from the 7. Also, please explain why Trump tweeted and openly confirmed that he’d make protecting the Christians from the 7 countries a priority? This is a Muslim ban.


Narrowing down the ban to 7 countries was a way to make the Muslim ban legal. Rudy Giuliani confirmed it openly on Fox LIVE yesterday. Watch him say it ON LIVE TELEVISION.

Calling it anything else is a blatant lie or a failure to own the problem.


Is it a coincidence or conspiracy theory that the Muslim ban was enacted on Holocaust Memorial Day? Absolutely not. It is a message and a warning of more to come. We have waterboarding and secret prisons back on the discussion table. These are not conspiracies but FACTS.

So what’s my point? It may shock you.

This is on me. I take 100% of the responsibility.

Why? Because anything else renders me powerless, which is the very least thing I AM.


Here’s what I know to be true and will carry forward:


I accept my role in the current affairs of the world, through staying silent or not being unreasonable in my demand a greater world.

I accept that the ability to change the world lays firmly in my own hands.

I own the fact that we are not victims.

I own the fact that I do not have to agree with everyone, however, can still live in harmony and full self-expression.

I commit to not getting caught up in blame or shame, but to own everything as my own.

I commit to creating a world better world.

I commit to staying wide awake.

I will do so as follows:









Educating my friends, neighbours and opponents.

Listening to my friends, neighbours and opponents.

Paying attention to what is happening and not getting distracted.



We keep talking about a much needed revolution. THIS IS IT. History will judge us for how we act NOW.

A revolution doesn’t require a storming of an ivory tower or a beheading. It requires a sudden change in thought and perspective.


MY REVOLUTION starts today. This is on me. Please join me.

And thank you and much love to my non-muslims friends who have been so supportive and kind. This is a nightmare for us all and it helps having friends who are lending their hearts and shoulders. You represent the best of humanity.




My name is Ateeya Manzoor and I am a Managing Director of Mayfair Management Group.

My core gift is to convert and fully realize potential. I believe in a unique ability to see things when others may not. My talent is to anchor in businesses requiring structure or a fresh perspective.


My commitment to realizing potential extends in my philanthropic work as well. Through my numerous charitable causes, talks, writings and mentorship, I am committed showing those who struggle that there is always a way to ascend. I am currently working on my first book.

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