Inside this Issue – Winter 2019-2020

Welcome to the Winter 2019–2020 issue of the S.E.C. Observer. In this issue, Steve Fithian, S.E.C., incoming 2020 President of the Society, reminds us that “change is inevitable.”

Chase Magnuson, CEO of the Planned Giving Alliance, provides a comprehensive guide in how to take real estate gifts.  Darryl McCullough, S.E.C., CCIM, explains why vacancy equals equity, and Bob Steele, S.E.C., supplies a formula for the value of consulting.  Brandon Sanders, S.E.C., CCIM, 2019 President of the S.E.C. Education Foundation, gives us an update on the Foundation’s activities.

The Society News Briefs section includes information about our upcoming meetings in Fort Worth, Texas, and Greenville, South Carolina.

Ernie Eden, S.E.C., CCIM, is featured In the Spotlight, and his life story is captivating and unique.  In the History Files, Jim Misko defines the importance of persistence. 

Enjoy this issue. As always, we welcome your comments, suggestions, and submissions of articles to be considered for publication. Please contact the S.E.C. Office via e-mail at

Jackie Hellingson
Editor, S.E.C. Observer

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