Amram Knishinsky, PhD
Mr. Knishinsky is a lead developer in the proposed project. Mr. Knishinsky has been a real estate developer for over 30 years. He also has significant experience in marketing and retail. Mr. Knishinsky has developed shopping centers, office buildings and apartment complexes, as well as the first for-profit aquarium in the United States in Newport, Kentucky, the Odysea Experience at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. Mr. Knishinsky received his PhD from Arizona State University and his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Pollack is a developer in the proposed project. Mr. Pollack was a senior lending officer in the import/export department of a major financing company for a number of years. Mr. Pollack has been a financial officer for numerous companies in the food, finance and real estate industry for over 30 years. Mr. Pollack has co-developed shopping centers, office buildings and apartment complexes, as well as the Newport Aquarium. Mr. Pollack is a graduate of City College, New York.
Founders Have Established Deep Experience In:
Mr. Stahl was the former President of the West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in the world and the first mall in the world to have entertainment components. Mr. Stahl owned and operated several chain stores and restaurants in Canada for over 30 years. Mr. Stahl has spearheaded the development of 22 Canadian shopping centers and was involved in the development of a unique retail-themed operation in Connecticut.
- Building projects on time and on budget
- Creating theatrical presentation to appeal to customers
- Merchandising and managing retail stores efficiently of profitably
- Attracting customers
Core Skill in building Large Scale Aquariums:
- 100,000 Square feet size*
- Built in 18 months
- $29 million investment (excluding land)
- Built on time and below budget
- Create Odysea, the most unique marine-related retail store
LEISURE INDUSTRY SPECIALIST
Theme Parks- Oceanariums…Amusement Parks…Zoos Dedicated, creative
and results-oriented executive with over 39 years in park operations,
including start-ups and turnarounds. Proven record of handling complex
organizational structures, including corporations and non-profits.
An effective communicator who is people oriented. Highly motivated
self-starter able to create projects and implement the concept.
HIS AREAS OF EXPERTISE ARE:
Entertainment Attractions, Aquariums, Site Selection, Feasibility
Studies, Conceptual Design, Negotiations, Planning, Staffing, Construction
Supervision, Operations, Marketing, Advertising, Merchandising, Food
Service, Public Relations, Customer Service, Safety, Security, Budgeting,
Group Sales, Health Services, Anima Transfer, Marine Technology.