Inside this Issue – Spring 2021

Welcome to the Spring 2021 issue of the S.E.C. Observer. In this issue, Joe Crowley, S.E.C., 2021 President of the Society, reminds us what to do when spring is in the air.

Steve Barker, S.E.C., CCIM, continues the adventures of Jack Jones and his quest to transfer his knowledge and “pay it forward.” Mark Lechner, S.E.C., comprehensively demonstrates why development of affordable housing benefits the community. William Stonaker, S.E.C., CCIM, ponders what happened when the world paused; and Stephen R. England, S.E.C., shares excellent guidance on seeking assistance outside the room. Steve Fithian, S.E.C., 2021 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, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sadly, In the Spotlight is dedicated in memoriam to one of our most treasured members, Margaret H. Sedenquist, and you will enjoy learning about her amazing career, life, and accomplishments.  In the History Files, Chet Allen, S.E.C., explains why the developer needs a creative real estate broker.

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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