Inside this Issue – Spring 2020

Welcome to the Spring 2020 issue of the S.E.C. Observer. In this issue, Steve Fithian, S.E.C., incoming 2020 President of the Society, considers whether or not the world is experiencing a black swan.

Jason Mittman, S.E.C., demonstrates why it is critical to plan in advance to achieve your goals. Darryl McCullough, S.E.C., CCIM, shares a successful land assembly formula, and Steve England, S.E.C., provides us with techniques to keep our investors happy. Lance Warner, S.E.C., 2020 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 Greenville, South Carolina, in March and Denver, Colorado, in May along with an article about Alex Ruggieri, S.E.C., CCIM, who recently traveled to the World Forum for housing solutions in Abu Dhabi.

Steve Fithian, S.E.C., CCIM, CPM, is featured In the Spotlight, and you will learn about his journey to the real estate profession. In the History Files, Cliff Weaver emphasizes the importance of estate building.

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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