A founding partner of 625 Investments, LLC, in Boston, Massachusetts, Theodore “Ted” Catino serves as the chief executive officer and the chief investment officer, maintaining the company’s strategic direction. When he’s not working, Ted Catino enjoys traveling and has been all over the world, including Hong Kong and Macau.
Often overlooked in favor of its neighbor, Hong Kong, the island of Macau, located off the southeast coast of China, is a special administrative region of the country and best known to the world as the only place in China where gambling is legal.
However, there is more to the city than gambling. The city was once a Portuguese colony and infused a distinctly Mediterranean style onto the Asian landscape. Visitors to Macau should be sure to visit the ruins of the Church of St. Paul, an early 17th-century Jesuit construction featuring ornate statues, portals, and engravings. The church was abandoned in 1762 after the expulsion of the Jesuits and was damaged in 1835 by a raging kitchen fire.
Another popular tourist attraction is the Guia Fort, which is located on the highest point in the city and offers beautiful panoramic views. Visitors can go on foot to the fort or take a cable car. After some sightseeing, tourists are advised to visit Coloane Village, which sits on the western shore and was once a haven for pirates. The village includes attractions such as the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, but it is also a great place to sit on the beach or grab a bite to eat at the end of a long day.
Three years later, they bought out the investor and established lines of credit for $500,000. This amount grew over 25 years to some $300 million. The company eventually built ties with several thousand dealers in 30 states and hired 125 employees.