Author Profile: John Brennan, S.E.C.

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John Brennan, S.E.C. is the owner and President of The Brennan Company, a full service commercial real estate investment and brokerage firm. He founded the company in 1988. After working in public accounting as a CPA with Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse, John began working in commercial real estate with Henry S. Miller Company in Dallas, TX. John is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM); a Member of the Society of Exchange Counselors (S.E.C.); and a Broker Estate Building Instructor. John served as the 2015 President of the Society of Exchange Counselors, and he is the 2016 S.E.C. Education Foundation President.©2009-2011 The S.E.C. Real Estate Observer

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S.E.C. Education Foundation News
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Posted in Fall 2016, S.E.C. Education Foundation on 13 October 2016
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John P. Brennan, S.E.C. 2016 S.E.C. Education Foundation President The Society of Exchange Counselors has scheduled the following education programs over the next several months: November 13, 2016 – Advanced Commercial Real Estate Negotiations – November S.E.C. meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (CE credit may not be approved). January 22, 2017 – The Developer Course […]

S.E.C. Education Foundation News
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Summer 2016 on 10 June 2016
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John P. Brennan, S.E.C. 2016 S.E.C. Education Foundation President As we head into the summer months of 2016, we continue to expand our education classes around the country. The Ultimate Syndication Workshop, presented by Gene Trowbridge on Sunday prior to the Denver S.E.C. meeting, drew over 50 attendees and was very well received. Gary Vandenberg […]

S.E.C. Education Foundation News
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Winter 2016 on 14 February 2016
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The new year has started off well for the Society. Bill Exeter did a nice job teaching his class on investing in real estate with a Self-Directed IRA, on Sunday before the Costa Mesa, California, S.E.C. meeting in January. The Broker Estate Building Class taught by Gary Vandenberg and John Brennan drew approximately 50 people […]

Mentors Matter
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Posted in Fall 2015, S.E.C. President's Message on 13 October 2015
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Have you ever taken time to reflect upon your life and career in order to determine why you are where you are now in your life? Clearly, one’s circumstances in life are in most part due to the decisions and actions that are made throughout our lifetimes. The quality of those decisions and actions can make or break you.

Kick-Start Your Investing Career
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Summer 2015 on 2 August 2015
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How does one begin the process of investing in commercial real estate? Without a doubt, this is the question that I often hear from first-time prospective investors as well as new and seasoned brokers.

Benefits Rule
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2015 on 18 April 2015
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Imagine for a moment that you are attending a marketing session in which there are no properties. Rather, each attendee brings with them a basket of benefits to a potential transaction. They attend the meeting for the sole purpose of marketing the benefits specific to their baskets.

S.E.C. Annual Awards & Installation Banquet
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2015 on 9 February 2015
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Standing here tonight with all of you, I feel honored, humbled, grateful, and very blessed. In this room I see some of the most admired and respected people in our industry. I see writers of books, educators, and successful real estate brokers and investors. As I look around the room tonight, I am struck by the fact that we all share so many memories. We have LAUGHED together, CRIED together, made FORTUNES together, and LOST MONEY together. We have GRIEVED and we have CELEBRATED and REJOICED together.

What to Watch Out for when Leasing Retail
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Posted in Autumn 2005, Feature Articles on 17 September 2005
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Over the years I have had the privilege of negotiating and executing hundreds of retail leases. In earlier days I primarily represented building owners or tenants searching for lease space. In recent years, my perspective in negotiating leases is largely as a landlord of neighborhood retail centers. This article will highlight a few leasing issues […]