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Fairfield, Iowa, United States
4 November 2004
You can move into a Maharishi Vastu home to enjoy greater peace and prosperity. Or you can work in a Maharishi Vastu office to increase creativity and financial success.
What more? Some business people have invested in Maharishi Vastu buildings, getting a good return on their money, and helping others to grow in health, happiness and prosperity.
When Paul Gandy decided to move his business into the Amy Ram building in Fairfield, Iowa, he didn't just sign a lease; He bought a share of the building. 'First of all, I wanted my business to have the support of Natural Law that comes from Maharishi Vastu design,' says Paul. 'But when I saw that I could turn my rent checks into payments toward ownership of the building, it was too good to pass up. We're enjoying greater coherence at work, and building equity for the future.'
Building for Success
Doug Greenfield, president of Maharishi Global Construction, has developed four commercial properties in Fairfield during the past 15 years using the principles of Maharishi Vedic architecture. The Katie Ram building was the first office space in the United States constructed according to the principles of Maharishi Vedic Architecture.
'We were told by the Maharishi Sthapatya Veda experts that the structure would have remarkable properties—it would repel adverse influences at all times; it would attract wealth; outside companies would be drawn to the companies inside the building; and people working there would have distinction of speech.'
Doug and his partners moved Danaher Oil into the Katie Ram building 11 years ago. 'We've had unbelievable prosperity here,' Doug says. 'Our sales have gone up every year, and there's much more harmony among the brokers.'
Amy Ram Building
For the first eight years, Doug had a waiting list of people who wanted to move into Katie Ram, so he built a second space—the Amy Ram building—a beautiful brick office building just one block away.
In 2002, Doug and partners constructed Gate Ridge Court, a two-story courtyard office building on the Maharishi University of Management campus. Recently, a tenant signed a lease for the entire second floor, and there is a waiting list of prospective tenants.
Commercial investors can benefit several ways—use rental income to build equity, write off depreciation, gain as the building appreciates over time, and take the tax advantage of a Section 1031 rollover.
One added benefit of investing in Fairfield is the ability to 'trade up' from a non-Vastu property to an investment that is in tune with Natural Law.
Orchard Place Village
Preston and Sidney Gibson moved to Fairfield in 2003, just as the Orchard Place Village housing development was nearing completion. After one look at the homes they signed up to buy one. A second look and they decided to buy a second house as an investment.
'We live next door to our rental. We knew this would be a great location. We thought, 'Why not bring the nourishing influence of good health and happiness that we feel to a tenant? It gives us twice the return to know we are providing a totally beneficial environment to someone as well as having a sound investment for ourselves.'
While not everyone is able to purchase a Maharishi Vastu home in Fairfield, many people want to live in Vastu. There are very few Vastu rentals available, and they go fast. One opportunity for investors is to buy now, rent the house, and move to Fairfield after they retire.
Doug Greenfield has built 26 single family home and condo units during the past three years but he is not the only developer building according to Maharishi Vedic Architecture in the area. Chris Johnson, who developed 200 residential units in Northern California before moving to Iowa, has built over 80 residential units in Maharishi Vedic City including a hotel with both short- and long-term accommodations.
Nancy Walker and Martin Brett of Vastu Homes, LLC. have built 12 single-family residences to date developing the first phase of Fairfield's North Campus Village. Investors can participate with them in future phases of the community.
And Tim Fitz-Randolph developer of Mandala I in Maharishi Vedic City has built 18 houses and a mixed-use office/apartment building.
Supporting World Peace
These days Fairfield is booming. The climate for the arts has expanded dramatically. Many new homes are being built in Fairfield and in Maharishi Vedic City. The Raj resort continues to attract clients from around the world as the premier Ayur-Vedic health spa. The community enjoys an abundance of locally grown Maharishi Vedic Organic produce. Preparations are nearly completed to host the 500 Vedic Pandits from India and support their peace-creating efforts.
Moving to Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City is great, but if you're not able to take that step right away, you can still support the community by providing offices and homes for those who are here.
A Sound Investment
Doug and the other developers mentioned previously are always interested in talking to prospective partners or any one interested in investing in Maharishi Vastu buildings locally or around North America.
Rukmapura Park Hotel
'We all welcome investors to become a partner in any of our commercial buildings,' says Doug. 'Or buy a home or condo for investment income. In Fairfield and Maharishi Vedic City the demand is great.' Chris Johnson points out, 'Over the past decade much of the infrastructure has gone into Maharishi Vedic City. With this year's wave of national publicity on Vedic Architecture, and with the imminent arrival of 500 Vedic Pandits in Vedic City, I believe it is a good time to participate with the possibility for a good upside.'
Successful, satisfied, and happy tenants, financial incentives, plus support for America's largest coherence-creating community. Three very good reasons to begin investing in Natural Law.
For more information on Maharishi Vastu investment opportunities in the Fairfield area, call Maharishi Global Construction at 641-472-9605.
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