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His entrepreneurial drive survived recession and cancer

LOS ANGELES - Ed Sachse, 56, has toiled in the real estate field since he started a window-washing business as a teen in Detroit. Today he is president of property services for Kennedy Wilson, overseeing its brokers and 21 million square feet of retail, office, industrial and apartment properties across the U.S. from the firm's Beverly Hills headquarters.

Freezing in Michigan: As a 15-year-old high school student in the 1970s, Sachse (pronounced "saxy") and a friend with a car paid $400 for a window-washing business that served strip malls.

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