Inside this Issue – Fall 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 issue of the S.E.C. Observer. In this issue, Steve Fithian, S.E.C., 2020 President of the Society, focuses on the needs of our people and how our organization can help during the challenges of COVID-19.

Mark Johnson, S.E.C., CCIM, reviews how COVID-19 has revised the year 2020 and the real estate industry, and Stephen Barker, S.E.C., CCIM, provides a comprehensive overview of the great transformation of the hospitality business. Darryl McCullough, S.E.C., CCIM, provides some terrific lease option strategies. 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 Indianapolis, Indiana, in September and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in November.

Don Tardy, S.E.C., and his interesting path to real estate and eventually to the Society is featured In the Spotlight. In the History Files, in memoriam of Ron Moser, please enjoy an article he wrote several years ago to define what the Society meant to him; and Bob Steele, S.E.C. illustrates how a lifelong friendship, nurtured over many years with Society members, led to three couples having the adventure of a lifetime.

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 email at

Jackie Hellingson
Editor, S.E.C. Observer

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