Wesley Edens has been working at Fortress Investment Group for almost thirty years now. Fortress Group is a major asset manager around the world that has dominated the industry for the last twenty years after incorporating radical strategies to dominate the market and outperform other organizations working in the same industry. Under his leadership, Fortress Group has been able to acquire some of the largest assets such as media and entertainment companies, real estate properties, and healthcare facilities. However, the co-founder of Fortress Group seems to be taking a different perspective by trying to push the company to the next level. Edens is not currently focused on expanding the asset base of the organization but is gearing towards investing in the energy sector. The energy sector has been gaining attraction from investors in the current market due to the increased demand for energy used in powering the companies and for domestic use.
This is an opportunity for investors who would like to reap big and get their investments back within a short period. However, Wes Edens is not investing in the common electricity generation but has channeled his resources and energy in investing in green energy. There has been an outcry from various environmental organizations that the common sources of energy have been destroying the water catchment areas while at the same time making the environment not conducive. This explains why Wes Edens has considered generating green energy that is clean to use both at home and to the plants. One energy plant has already been established at Miami, and it is expected that the plant will supplement the main grid in supplying sufficient energy to the residents if the city. A New Fortress Energy plant has already been established at Jamaica with the aim of producing liquefied natural gas to the residents.
The plant is anticipated to begin operating in the next few years. Wes Edens stood with Fortress Investment Group during the infamous economic crisis of 2008. Together with the other co-principals of the organization, Wes provided the moral and financial support that was necessary to protect the company from collapsing as it had happened to many other companies in the investment management industry. It was Wes who supported the company when it was going public in 2007. After the decision had been made by Peter Briger to announce their IPO, many stakeholders of the company remained skeptical about the move but Wes Edens remained supportive.