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#TBT with stu lichter of IRG and The Guv (O-H-I-O) at #Huhtamaki press conference in batavia ohio (#cincinnati)

Posted in IRG with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/05/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

#TBT stuart lichter IRG at @ElioMotors GM Shreveport

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School Choice is a Civil Right: Charter Schools, Chartering Success

Posted in IRG with tags , , , , on 11/02/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

Press Release – For Immediate Release

National Developer, Charter School Advocate Stu Lichter:

Charter Schools, Chartering Success

For 70 years, public schools have sought to educate, inspire inner-city students. It’s time to open up the competition: enter Public Charter Schools, Educational Alternatives.

‘The inner-city public-school system is a broken-down relic of an apartheid past.’

Lichter: Supporter of “I Can Schools,” a Public Charter School system in Cleveland.

‘We can do better, or we can just let another generation of minority students rot.’

[LOS ANGELES, California ~ Nov. 2, 2016] Seventy years of neglect. Funding deficiencies. A lack of options, and an undercurrent of racism. The ghost of George Wallace is still haunting the American public school system.

This Tuesday, you – me – we, can all do something to change that,” said Stu Lichter, national developer and a Public Charter School advocate.

The benefits are clear when considering the value of a Charter School education, vs. what our policy makers have been doing for decades: more choices, competition is encouraged, and Charter Schools are renowned for developing innovative new ways to teach,” Lichter said.

Lichter, a national developer with multi-million-dollar projects across the U.S., is deeply involved in the Charter School experience, as a supporter of multiple Public Charter Schools. He owns Industrial Realty Group (IRG) of Los Angeles and is the spearhead for projects such as the new Goodyear USA headquarters in Akron, and the new $500 million Pro Football Hall of Fame redevelopment in Canton.

Lichter also produced a video, “School Choice Is A Civil Right,” which he is offering to media outlets.

We can do better, or we can just let another generation of minority students rot,” Lichter said.

There’s a reason why Charter Schools are becoming so popular, and that’s because they outperform public schools for less money.”

Lichter listed several other attractive options, such as: smaller class size, distance learning opportunities, curriculum flexibility and a “specialty” education.

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Mr. Stu Lichter

Press Contact:

Andy Hemmer (513) 604-5428

‘IT’S A MONEY-SAVER ON THREE WHEELS’ ~~ Paul Elio, The Elio and Elio Motors on The FOX News Channel, ‘FOX and Friends’ ~~ Pep Boys Announced as Official Service Provider for @ElioMotors ~~ #84MPG ~~ #MadeInAmerica ~~ thx @FOXNews and @FOXandFriends !! ~~ Stay Tuned For More From !!

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“COMING UP: It’s a Money-Saver on Three Wheels, the new cars that cost less than $7,000, and …. they’re made right here in America,” announces Steve Doocy of The FOX News Channel {}, co-host of “FOX and Friends,” as The Elio and took center-stage in midtown Manhattan last week. (FOX clip here)


Oh yeah.”

Look at that! She’s behind the wheel …. Lookin’ good!

(commercial break …. returning to EXTERIOR at FOX Studios, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036):

Well, with the national average for gas prices at $3.69, how would you like to drive a car that you can get more than 80 miles per gallon?” asked Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of “FOX and Friends” on The FOX News Channel.

In the midst of a cross-country promotional tour in advance of 2015 production, Elio Motors CEO Paul Elio was invited to share his story, aka The Next Greatest Thing In Transportation.

What kind of hybrid is that?” asked her co-host Brian Kilmeade. “What if I told you, the car only has three wheels?

The Elio promises to do just that. Joining us right now is the founder of Elio Motors, Paul Elio. Paul, congratulations!” Kilmeade said.

“It is a fun vehicle for sure, three wheels. And you say that the tandem seating is responsible for that great gas mileage?” asked Elisabeth.

Exactly,” said Paul Elio. “So, at highway speeds, most fuel goes to moving air. We’re half as wide, moving half as much air, we get double the mileage.”

Let’s take a walk around it ….It’s gonna be a long walk….. This it! …. It’s the width of two people, look at this. Now open up the trunk …” (Kilmeade)

Paul Elio, The Elio and Elio Motors on The FOX News Channel - FOX and Friends - 4.29.14

One in the front, one in the back …. ” adds Elisabeth. “You guys have also partnered up with Pep Boys, can you tell us about that, Paul?” Elisabeth asked. (Official Press Release:

That is correct. So …. (New York City bus roars by, temporarily dissolving the audio portion of the proceedings) ….

Pep Boys has agreed to be our Authorized Service Provider, so we have 800 authorized service locations Day One,” said Elio.(MarketWatch on the Elio/Pep Boys news:

And how much will this cost Elisabeth, if she wants to surprise me for my birthday?” (Kilmeade)

$6,800.” ( ).

People usually make these kind of carsan ‘or’ car, but this is an ‘and’ car, you should have this ‘in addition?‘ ” (Elisabeth)

Paul Elio The Elio Elio Motors on The FOX News Channel - FOX and Friends - 4.29.14

Elio responds …..

Right, so, one of the reasons small vehicles are not made in America, is, we buy big cars for a reason. So you don’t have to get rid of your SUV. You can have this, AND your SUV.”

What are we in, Saudi Arabia? You can ride in the front,” jokes Kilmeade.

I’m giving you the front seat, my friend, right here ….” (Elisabeth)

So watch this, so she’s right behind me, she’ll take the back seat, I’ll take the front seat (Brian) …

(Paul provides the recline shift)

Are we there yet? (Elisabeth)

Wow. OK.”

Are we there yet?”

I can take the bike lane, and still have room …. I can still ride next to a Schwinn.” (Kilmeade)

It’s classified as a motorcycle, so you can still ride in the HOV (High-Occupancy Vehicle) lane?” asks Elisabeth.

It’s a motorcycle, technically, It has three air bags, two seat belts, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks standard. We’re building it in Shreveport, Louisiana, with 90 percent North American content, so it’s truly an American project.” (Elio)

How would I start it?” asked Brian.

Uh, with the key,” pointed out Elio, “right there.”

Paul Elio, this is a great concept here. And it’s going to be a reality for so many, coming up soon,” added Elisabeth. “I’m going to use this seat belt, and we are going to test the air bags …. oh my ….” (The Elio pulls out, Brian at the wheel)

Paul Elio The Elio Elio Motors on The FOX News Channel - FOX and Friends - 4.29.14

Look out! I only have three wheels!” screams Kilmeade, pulling away on West 48th Street.

Oh my golly ….. this is not a way to get revenge!” (Hasselbeck) …..

And that’s the last we saw of them,” says Doocy. “That is cool.Very nice ….”

You like more information about that car? Go to our website at under FOX and Friends,” said Doocy,

Or, to

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Much love from PR Guy Hemmer, and the entire Elio Motors team, to our friends at The FOX News Channel and “FOX and Friends.”)

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@CNNMoney on Paul Elio, Elio Motors, Stu Lichter, IRG (Industrial Realty Group) and adaptive reuse of iconic, albeit outdated U.S. industrial facilities: ‘Rebirth of America’s Dead Factories’ ~~ Reporter Parija Kavilanz (@ParijaKavilanz) writing for @CNNMoney ~~ thx, Parija and CNN Money !! ~~

Posted in IRG with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/22/2014 by @CincinnatiPR

The Elio from at the former GM Shreveport and Assembly Plant on Jan. 3, 2013, announcing The Next Greatest Thing In Getting You From Here To There. The Elio, based in Phoenix, was featured in a @CNNMoney story posted yesterday:

IRG and The Elio: Sealing the GM Plant Deal Opens Up American Automotive Industry, Starting in The Bayou State. Development Pact Between Caddo Parish (LA) and IRG’s Stu Lichter at former GM Assembly and Stampling Plant Clears the Way for the Next Greatest Thing in Transportation:!

Posted in IRG with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/06/2014 by @CincinnatiPR

Press Release – For Immediate Release – Monday, January 6, 2014: IRG and The Elio – Sealing the GM Plant Deal Opens Up American Automotive Industry Starting in The Bayou State – 1.6.14 Press Release from IRG

Shreveport adding 1,500 jobs, Elio Motors and the national leader in adaptive reuse: Industrial Realty Group (IRG)

IRG and The Elio:

Sealing the GM plant deal opens up American automotive industry, starting in The Bayou State

Caddo Parish Industrial Development Board Inks Development Pact with IRG.

Elio Motors: First New American Car Plant in Decades at ex-GM Assembly & Stamping plant.

Full Speed Ahead in Shreveport: Community Leads Its Own Economic Development Revival.

[SHREVEPORT, Louisiana ~ Jan. 6, 2014] The sealing of the Shreveport GM/Elio Motors/IRG plant deal has opened the doors for a rebirth in the American automotive industry – say hello again to The Elio, 84 MPG and Elio Motors of Arizona – at a sparkling-fit former General Motors plant, now run by the national leader in adaptive reuse, Industrial Realty Group and its pointman Stuart M. Lichter of Los Angeles.

GM Shreveport is simply an incredible property, with incredible potential, for Elio Motors as well as for a wide variety of other users,” said Mr. Lichter, president and chairman of IRG (

We’re very excited about having Elio Motors, a revolutionary car concept, as our anchor tenant at GM Shreveport, as we move forward towards getting The Elio into actual production.”

The creation of a new, state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility – inside of another – is the embodiment of IRG.

The new Elio Motors plant, expected to stretch 1.5 million square feet, converts “the absolute gem of the former GM facilities available worldwide,” says Mr. Lichter.

Such is the IRG adaptive reuse motif:

– maximize the potential of existing industrial facilities;

– keep your eye on the ball (jobs, jobs, JOBS!); and

– try to make every community touched by IRG a financially happier, economically healthier place.

Lichter and IRG express their since thanks, and extend their utmost admiration, to the people, leaders and supporters of Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

We can’t thank them enough. Caddo Parish has steadfastly believed in Elio Motors, in IRG, and themselves, and that our combined firepower will deliver 1,500 jobs and the next best thing in transportation: The Elio,” said Lichter, supervisor of an IRG portfolio spanning 100 million square feet nationwide including the new Goodyear headquarters.

It took us a year to close this deal, which is typical, for a transaction this large and a facility as valuable, and complex, as the GM Assembly and Stamping Plant.”

Late last month, the Caddo Parish Industrial Development Board – the economic development engine of Caddo Parish ( – closed a $7.5 million deal to purchase the 4.1 million-square-foot GM Shreveport Assembly and Assembly Plant.

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At the heart of the deal: IRG, and its adaptive reuse mission.

My dream has been to build a new kind of safe, reliable, fuel-efficient vehicle here in the U.S. and Caddo Parish was the ideal location,” said Paul Elio, chairman and CEO of Elio Motors. “Acquiring this plant, and all of the equipment in a fully operational state, will allow Elio Motors to thrive right off the bat once commercial vehicle production begins in 2015.”

Close with a quote from Paul Elio,” said Paul Elio, president of Elio Motors (

IRG Contact:

Mr. Stu Lichter(310)

Chairman, President of Industrial Realty Group (IRG), Los Angeles, CA

IRG Video News Releases on Mr. Lichter:

Elio Motors Press Conference at Shreveport (embedded Press Release):

Live on FOX Business re: American industrial facilities adaptive reuse:

Former GM Assembly and Stamping, Shreveport, LA, new home of The Elio.

Former GM Assembly and Stamping, Shreveport, LA, new home of The Elio.

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GIMME MY ELIO!! ~ Eastridge Mall in San Jose today and tomorrow (Oct. 20, 21) for your favorite gas-sippin’ speed demon from Shreveport. Look for big news this week from the LA headquarters and our Detroit suppliers ~ #84MPG

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 10/20/2013 by @CincinnatiPR
GIMME MY ELIO!! ~ {} in San Jose today at Eastridge Mall

GIMME MY ELIO!! ~ {} in San Jose today and tomorrow (Oct. 20, 21) at Eastridge Mall ~ #84MPG

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