A robust company comprised with the industries leading problem solvers, partners, and pioneers, with collective objectives to generate solid returns during current financial times, aided by its unique approach to investing: It recognizes value, or its potential, where others cannot.
We currently operate and conduct business in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Appleton Properties – One of the most prominent and successful privately owned Real Estate Investment Companies in Las Vegas and in the western region of the United States.
Growth Construction – Multi-million dollar General Contracting/Construction Management known for providing innovative solutions to construction projects of all sizes and types.
InCloud, a real estate cutting edge software/platform and Unibuilder, a fully integrated web-based construction management and service work order solution.
Growth Hospitality & Leisure is a company created to be a fully integrated owner and operator of hotel and resorts globally, with its corporate headquarters in Las Vegas Nevada.
Growth Entertainment is a division that collaborates with some of the industries most recognized talent and brands to create amazing entertainment experiences around the world.
Philippe Ziade graduated with dual degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering and recognized internationally as a brilliant business man and entrepreneur. He has a singular vision to balance both the art and science of business.
He is known for having founded of Appleton Properties, Incloud Software, Unibuilder Software, Growth Construction, Progressive Construction and Growth Luxury Homes.
These companies are a dynamic, multi-million dollar companies in the Real Estate, Technology, Construction, Hospitality, Entertainment sectors.
Philippe has developed proprietary management software for his operations in real estate and construction. His software is recognized by industry professionals as innovate and cutting edge in the industry.
Philippe Ziade was inspired to create Growth Luxury Homes. His objective was to lead with profitability and shift the paradigm in luxury home building. Growth Luxury Homes is building the next generation of ultra-luxury homes— today. Philippe’s mission is to revitalize the homebuilding process by bringing cutting-edge technology and smart-home automation with maximum energy efficiency, all without jeopardizing beauty or design.
Philippe has been internationally recognized and seen globally through many public speaking engagements and televised interviews. He has gained national and international exposure by being seen on CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal to name a few.
Born in Lebanon, Patrick’s drive, determination, and competitive spirit was evident in his earlier years, when he was involved in automotive racing back in 1998 up until 2003. He placed first in over ten national rally car races back home. His passion for new challenges and his perseverance for success led him to embark on a new opportunity, after completing his BA in Economics with a Minor in Business Finance from Lebanon’s Notre Dame University. In 2001, he accepted a position working with Indevco Group, expanding their fleet division where he was responsible for setting budgets, purchasing, and developing distribution channels.
As President, his determination and motivation have helped to build the infrastructure required to maintain Growth Holdings success as a company by ensuring that quality remains high while project time-lines are kept to a minimum and budgets equate to profitability. His limitless approach to life and boundless energy, ensure the future success and professional expansion with all of Growth Holdings Business endeavors.
Khalil has always been extremely entrepreneurial and also bring operational and business experience through his many successful business ventures in the retail sectors.
His involvements in the Appleton operation consists in overseeing all projects from residential, commercial and multifamily.
He also manages the Growth Construction operation overseeing new developments in the residential, and multifamily sectors.
Through his excellent leadership, problem solving and analytical skills he plays a key role in the companies success by managing the project development from initiation to completion, ensuring quality control throughout the project to meet necessary timelines.
Between 2012 and 2014, Mr. Badawi managed the design, manufacturing, logistics and assembly of the Solar Field of the $1 Billlion Tonopah CSP Plant in Nevada, USA, then between 2014 and 2015 he managed the manufacturing and logistics of the Solar Field of the $550 Million of Bokpoort CSP plant in South Africa. He served as a Board Member of Solar Technology Systems. In 2016, he started operations in Kuwait and executed with TSK the first utility-scale PV plant in the Gulf region.
He operates Energy transactions between 26 countries and has been involved in operations across: Spain, USA, Mexico, South Africa, Morocco, Kuwait, Dubai.and Lebanon. He holds an International MBA from IE Business School in Madrid in addition to a Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Steve attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas with an emphasis in Business Mangement and Marketing. Steve worked in Hotel Management and Operations for many years at some of Las Vegas most iconic hotel resort casinos.
In 2002 Steve began practicing real estate both residential and commercial properties. Steve in 2004 joined C&S Development company based in Las Vegas. His role at the company was as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and was quickly promoted to Chief Operating Officer until 2009. His primary roles and responsibilities included all aspects of the companies operation such as Sales, Marketing,Research, Analysis, Legal, Finance, reporting directly to the CEO. He was instrumental in expanding the company from local, to regional and international projects. Projects included commercial, condo, multi-family, mixed use, golf, resort hotel and gaming projects. He has overseen the management and sales of over $1 billion in real estate projects locally and internationally.
Michael has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble, the highest rating for ability and ethics. He also has received the highest rating for reviews by clients.
Michael is a graduate of Columbia University, where he received his B.A. He then received a Masters Degree from Duke University. He then graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Utah Law School, where he was Senior Editor of the Utah Law Review.
Before being an Ambassador, Mr. Hertell’s experience includes being the Managing Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for Black, Kelly, Scruggs and Healey, a government and public affairs company based in Washington, D.C. He was President of a publicly traded company, Ponce Federal Bank (NYSE), and a founding partner of the third largest full service law rm in Puerto Rico, Goldman, Antonetti, Ferraiuoli, Axtmayer and Hertell. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York.
Amb. Hertell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University of New York, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico. He is married to Marie Hertell, and they have three children.
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