Joe Judge Named New Head Coach of New York Giants

  The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in business from Tulane University, Geoffrey “Geoff” J. Block draws upon his extensive Wall Street experience to oversee investments through his holding company RLB Squared, LLC. Apart from his professional pursuits, Geoff Block is a fan of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).

After a second consecutive losing season under head coach Pat Shurmur, the Giants parted ways with the 54-year-old Ann Arbor, Michigan native on December 30. Eight days later, the team hired Joe Judge as its new head coach. He will be the team’s fifth head coach in six years and its 19th in franchise history.

Prior to signing Judge, the Giants were believed to be interested in Matt Rhule, but he was signed by the Carolina Panthers to a seven-year, $62 million contract before a supposed sit-down meeting with New York. However, according to a source in the New York Post, the Giants were “blown away” by their meeting with Judge.

Although the 38 year old has never served as a head coach in the NFL, he has been a part of some impressive coaching staffs. Judge most recently served as wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator with the New England Patriots, where he worked alongside Bill Belichick and often met with the esteemed head coach in preparation for a larger role elsewhere. He won three Super Bowls in New England and was part of two championship-winning teams in his three seasons at the University of Alabama.

The North American Headquarters of Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover North America
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As manager of RLB Squared in Bluffton, South Carolina, Geoffrey “Geoff” J. Block directs daily staff activity and spearheads company real estate transactions. Geoff Block recently oversaw RLB Squared’s acquisition of Sharp Plaza and the headquarters of Jaguar Land Rover North America in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Opened in March of 2018, the Jaguar Land Rover North America headquarters represented a $30 million company investment. In addition to significantly boosting Jaguar Land Rover North America’s overall square footage, these headquarters feature a vehicle showroom and a center for product research, development, and training.

Jaguar Land Rover North America occupies a place in Sharp Plaza, a 147,077-square-foot office park located just off the ramp to I-287 and Route 17 in Mahwah, New Jersey. The irregularly shaped parcel of land also offers easy access to various local surface traffic arteries. With 647 total parking spaces, it has a respectable parking ratio of 4.4 spaces per 1,000 rentable square feet.

The Junior Leadership Program of Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce

Junior Leadership Program
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Well-versed in business and finance, Geoffrey J. Block serves as the manager of RLB Squared, a real estate firm that oversees a portfolio of assets including residential properties, malls, assisted living facilities, and shopping centers. Throughout his career, Geoff Block has supported numerous nonprofit organizations such as the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce advocates the common interests of its community members while supporting businesses and enriching people’s lives. One of the programs and services that the Chamber facilitate is the Junior Leadership Program.

Established in 2000, the Junior Leadership Program aims to encourage high school students to become young leaders in their respective schools and communities. Open to sophomore and incoming junior students, the Junior Leadership Program includes seminars, workshops, service learning projects, and personal interaction with industry leaders. In addition to a minimum GPA of 2.5 and permission from parents and school administrator, students must also provide three personal references to qualify for the program.

Lionel Richie’s Music Career Through the Decades

Lionel Richie
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A former Wall Street executive, Geoffrey “Geoff” J. Block now lives in South Carolina, where he has owned and operated RLB Squared since 2013. Outside of work, Geoff Block enjoys listening to the music of several artists such as Lionel Richie.

Lionel Richie celebrated his 70th birthday on June 20, 2019. In honor of the popular singer-songwriter, here’s a look at Richie’s career over the decades since the Alabama-born hitmaker came into the public eye in the 1970s.

In 1971, Richie’s band, the Commodores, which he joined while a college student at the Tuskegee Institute, opened for the Jackson 5. The group went on to achieve chart-topping success later in the decade with the Richie-penned ballads, Three Times a Lady and Still.

Richie’s profile increases as he collaborated with artists like Diana Ross and Kenny Rogers. His growing popularity led to his 1981 split with the Commodores. He released his first solo album in 1982. His stardom rose over the next several years, and by 1987 he ranked among the decade’s most commercially successful male solo artists. During this time, he recorded an astounding 13 consecutive top 10 hits, including All Night Long (All Night), Hello, and Say You, Say Me.

In the early 1990s, Richie’s production as an artist slowed down and he did not record another album until 1996. However, his considerable achievements as a songwriter resulted in his earning induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994.

Richie releases two albums that performed well in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom. His next two releases, 2006’s Coming Home and 2009’s Just Go, featured collaborations with a number of modern artists. Following the success of the 2012’s more traditional, country-inspired Tuskegee, Richie returned on the road, embarking on what would become a two-year-long world tour. In 2018, he joined the television program American Idol as a judge.