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For release on October 19, 2016:Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”) congratulates the Republic of Armenia, Development Foundation of Armenia,, and Asia Development Bank in their successful debut of the, forum held in NYC’s Financial District on October 10th and 11th. Approximately, 200 C-level executives and MDB’s participated in the 2-days investment forum.

CAS was amongst the key corporate sponsors and venue host at

For release on September 8, 2016:Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”) and New York Institute of Technology, (“NYIT”) are pleased to announce the success of the Opening Ceremony for Fall 2016’s MBA Executive Cohort. Some 120 Chinese C-level students arrived from Mainland China to partake in the NYIT’s unique EMBA program.

Jacob Yahiayan resides as an Executive Council Member at NYIT’s School of Management, and was a invited speaker discussing his M&A career in Mainland China and Asia.

For release on June 17, 2016:Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”) and Urban Logistic Services, CJSC (“ULS”) are pleased to announce their joint venture: Urban Logistic Advisory Services (“ULAS”) with the aim to support both Armenian and International companies in their trade with Armenia. The goal is to have a global network, and the first office has been opened in the World Trade Center. From there a combined team will facilitate Armenian-US business relationships. CAS is a leading accredited investment and advisory firm with North American and international finance expertise. ULS is the premier 3 party logistics provider in the Caucasus with already more than 100 clients.

The global reach and industry expertise of CAS and ULS, combined in ULAS will deliver an exceptional suite of capabilities for any companies and investors which want to develop their business in their respective countries.

For release on October 13, 2014:On behalf of Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”), Mr. Jacob H. Yahiayan, Managing Member, has been appointed as the Director of Administration to serve the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America.

The Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) announced on October 9 that Mr. Yahiayan would function as the chief administrative officer of the Diocesan Center in New York City, its affiliated parishes and organizations, effective immediately. Mr. Yahiayan will bring his leadership experience in international finance and on the boards of major universities and cultural institutions to the management of the Diocese. Immediately prior to taking on the position of Diocesan Director of Administration, he was a managing member of Continental Advisory Services, LLC, a New York State-based family office.

During his 25-year career in international banking, Mr. Yahiayan has lived in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Born in Lebanon and raised in the U.S., Mr. Yahiayan received his Bachelor’s degree from New York University, and holds graduate degrees in Business Administration, International Management, and Education from New York Institute of Technology, the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in France, and CUNY Brooklyn College, respectively.

Throughout his career, Mr.Yahiayan has had a strong interest in education and institutions of higher learning. He has served on the Dean’s Advisory Boards at NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and the Lebanese American University (LAU), and was previously Trustee at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Mr. Yahiayan is currently an Executive Council Member at NYIT’s School of Management. To these roles he brings his personal perspective as an educator who has taught in universities in Europe and the Middle East.

Prior to embarking on his international career, Mr. Yahiayan enjoyed a long personal relationship with the Diocese and St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, were he was married and where his two children were baptized. He also has a strong family connection to the Diocese through his wife, the former Sylva Svajian, daughter of the late Dr. Stepan and the late Dr. Pergrouhi Svajian—both pillars of the Armenian Church in America throughout their generation.

“We are confident that Jacob H. Yahiayan will bring a broad vision, professional management style, and a strong commitment to quality to his new role as Diocesan Director of Administration,” said Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, the Diocesan Primate.

“I am delighted to have become a part of this organization,” said Mr. Yahiayan. “The Eastern Diocese has a solid record of achievement behind it, and I’m eager to add my own perspective and vision, to help guide it to the next level.”

The Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) was established in 1898 under the authority of the Mother See of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Holy Etchmiadzin. Its headquarters at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral complex is the spiritual and administrative center for more than 60 parishes, located from the eastern seaboard to the Rocky Mountains. Information on the Diocese’s history, ministries, and leadership in the broader society can be found on its extensive website

For release on April 5, 2014: Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”), is proud to sponsor a charity performance at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, featuring Yaala Ballin. The concert is held to honor great women vocalist in jazz.

For release on March 3, 2013: Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”), is proud to sponsor, for the second consecutive year, A Race to Stop MS; Climb to the Top 2013. CAS sponsored Mr. Gregory N. Yahiayan, as he raced up 66 flights of stairs to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck in Rockefeller Center.

A Race to Stop MS is held by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (“NMSS”). The NMSS organizes multiple fundraisers year round to allow supporters to participate and raise donations to aid the fight against multiple sclerosis.

Mr. Jacob H. Yahiayan, on behalf of CAS, sponsored Gregory, who ran to support a dear family member, Hermineh Yahiayan.

For release on March 2, 2013: Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”), is proud to announce its collaboration with The Queen’s Work Inc. (“QWI”) d/b/a East Ridge. With roots in New York State since the early 1960’s, East Ridge has provided recovery support and resources based on the Twelve Steps and Four Absolutes of the original program of Alcoholics Anonymous extended to all addicts and all addictions. Mr. Yahiayan has assumed the role of acting COO and Co-Head of Special Projects of QWI.

Over the past ten years Mr. Yahiayan has served on the advisory boards at The Lebanese American University, New York University, and NYIT. Mr. Yahiayan has recently been elected to the Board of Trustees at The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and was previously a Trustee at the Down Town Association in NYC.

The Queen’s Work, Inc. (“QWI”) is a religious organization incorporated in the State of New York in 1972 with no denominational affiliation or formal hierarchical structure. QWI’s and East Ridge’s primary mission is addiction recovery, extended to all addicts and all addictions, and incorporated into all aspects of daily life. This is achieved nationally and internationally though the publication of literature, a monthly print and online newsletter, multi-media outreach projects, and service headquarters support of groups around the world. On a local level East Ridge operates a recovery and retreat center, school, and farm which serve as a laboratory for living a sane and sober life and learning to grow along spiritual lines, using the principles of the All Addicts Anonymous program.

For release on December 3, 2012: On behalf of Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”), Mr. Jacob H. Yahiayan, Managing Member, is now a committee member of The Board for The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Mr. Yahiayan was elected by The Executive Committee with great enthusiasm.

Founded in 1897, The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BCM) served students of a community. Since then, the conservatory has been transformed into a “community music school”, and now serves 15,000 individuals through music instruction, music therapy, and concerts throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

For release on March 22, 2012: Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”), is celebrating its 10th year anniversary of providing unbiased financial expertise. CAS would like to thank all of its clients, associates, and affiliates for a decade full of successful and unique measured growth strategies.

CAS, a world–class advisory firm and accredited investor, has earned a reputation for meeting the needs of our clients by delivering honest expertise to accredited investors in multiple industry sectors.

At CAS, our colleagues not only stand behind their recommendations but are willing to take equity stakes as part of compensation. It is this level of commitment to our counsel that has made CAS a sought-after firm by institutions, corporations, partnerships, governments, high-net-worth individuals and other accredited investors who appreciate an uncommon quality in today’s financial community: honest, unbiased expertise.

For release September 7, 2011: Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”) is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with The Garibaldi Group (“TGG”), a leading national commercial real estate agency firm with a blue chip clientele based in Chatham, New Jersey. TGG’s operating legacy spans over 90 years whereas CAS will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2012.

The combined shared services arrangement with CAS and its A&E, CRE-Capital Markets and project management expertise, bodes well for CAS & TGG’s existing and new global clientele further supported by Willis’ global risk mitigation expertise.

For release Summer, 2011: Mr. Jacob Yahiayan has been featured in NYIT Magazine, released in the summer of 2011 for his collaboration with Green Demolitions and movements toward a greener future.

For release February, 2011: Mr. Jacob Yahiayan, CAS managing member and founder, has been featured in an interview with the prestigious Trends magazine where he reflects on his past in Middle Eastern markets and describes what the future holds for this fiscally successful region.

For release January 24, 2011: Continental Advisory Services, LLC (“CAS”) is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Green Demolitions Surplus, Inc. (“GDSI”) and Recovery Unlimited, Inc., the non-profit organization which established the Green Demolitions trademark. Green Demolitions is the market leader in recycled luxury kitchen cabinetry, appliances, architectural artifacts, and estate items with the sole initiative to perpetuate a legacy addiction recovery outreach program based in Hankins, New York since 1961.

With the combined shared services arrangement with CAS, industry expertise of Willis, as well as guidance from Frank Mruk, Associate Dean, NYIT’s School of Design & Architecture, GDSI will deliver an exceptional suite of luxury recycling for recovery at the national level.

For release December, 2010: Mr. Jacob Yahiayan, CAS managing member and founder, has been appointed to NYIT’s Executive Council, School of Management.

For release March 2, 2009: Continental Advisory Services, LLC is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Willis HRH. Willis, the global risk solutions provider has 210 retail offices in the United States and with its global reach also operates in 111 countries around the world. CAS is a leading accredited investment and advisory firm with North American and international finance expertise.

The combined global reach and industry expertise of Willis and CAS will deliver an exceptional suit of capabilities for private equity, supra national institutions, financial firms, government agencies, commercial and not for profit entities.

For release December 4, 2008: Continental Advisory Services congratulates Long Point Capital and Clough Harbour & Associates LLP on their recent partnership. This newly established relationship introduces a great deal of potential and capability into the engineering community. CAS facilitated TDBank's participation in the CHA/LPC club deal.

For release March 22, 2007: Continental Advisory Services, LLC will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in an upcoming series of privately held events including but not limited to the private showing of the Rolls Royce Experimental 101XE coupe to be held at Manhattan Motors Hamptons (Westhampton, New York) on the evening of March 31, 2007 in concert with Also, on April 13, 2007 a Spring Dinner Dance "A Night In Venice" will be held at The Down Town Association in New York City. To attend or make reservations please call Mr. Yahiayan directly.   

For release October 14, 2005: Jacob H. Yahiayan, CAS managing member and founder, became a BENEFACTOR PATRON of The Metropolitan Opera upon his most recent contribution to its board of directors. The Met's 2005-06 season, which commenced with a rousing production of Puccini's La Boheme, will include Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Die Zauberflote.

For release October 12, 2005: The 15th Annual Interfaith Concert of Remembrance's newest BENEFACTOR is Continental Advisory Services, LLC. The concert, which will be held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City on November 5, 2005, features the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street. This year's concert will commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II and the 90th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

For release June 21, 2005: Continental Advisory Services, LLC announced today that it will serve as an OFFICIAL GOLD SPONSOR for the 2005 Hampton Classic horse show in Bridgehampton, NY during the week of August 28th. Continental’s sponsorship of the event reaffirms its charitable commitment to Southampton Hospital. The week of festivities will also highlight the firm’s newest portfolio investment company, Continental Luxury Brands, LLC.

For release June 20, 2005: Continental Advisory Services, LLC submitted its “request for expressed interest” to the Governor’s Island Preservation & Education Corp. earlier today. The potential development of the 172-acre island, billed by some as the “Project of the Century,” showcases the collective talents of the firm’s partner (noted architect Eberhard Ziedler) and CAS’ in-house real estate finance and architecture team.

For release June 15, 2005: The Fulbright Scholar Program announced today that Elizabeth Cazazian was one of its scholarship recipients for the coming academic year. Miss Cazazian won the Fulbright for her proposal to rehabilitate an entire village in the African nation of Uganda. She is currently a Senior Associate at Continental Advisory Services, LLC, and a graduate student at both the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and the NYU Real Estate Institute.

For release June 6, 2005: Continental Advisory Services, LLC unveiled the automotive arm of Continental Luxury Brands to the East Coast’s automotive establishment at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance last weekend in Connecticut. The event also featured a Christie’s automotive auction attended by Jacob Yahiayan, Managing Member, who refused to match fierce bidding on a late-1950s Jaguar coupe. “We’re expanding our northeastern fleet,” said Mr. Yahiayan, “but not by paying auction house premiums for easy-to-find models. The Aston Martin–the new Vanquish in particular–is next for us.”

For release May 18, 2005: Jacob H. Yahiayan, Managing Member and Founder of Continental Advisory Services, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Montauk Club in Brooklyn, New York.

For release March 8, 2005: Jacob H. Yahiayan, Managing Member and Founder of Continental Advisory Services, spoke to hundreds of participants as a panelist at the World Trade Center Palm Beach’s annual Global Economic Outlook conference. Speaking from his panel, “Navigating the Global Economic Landscape,” Mr. Yahiayan spoke in detail about assorted international trade topics.

For release February 2, 2005: Jacob H. Yahiayan, Managing Member and Founder of Continental Advisory Services, hosted City Controller Alan Hevesi at the Grayson M-P Murphy luncheon-lecture series at the Down Town Association in New York City.


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