Author Profile: Chet Allen, S.E.C.

Biography »

Chet Allen, S.E.C. Encinitas, California is a builder, developer, and real estate problem solver. He is a CCIM and former winner of both the Snyder Award for Best Exchange in the USA and Campbell Award for the country's Best Commercial-Investment Transaction. He authored and teaches a seminar entitled Developing & Syndicating: Big Money Real Estate, and his book, "The Guide to Becoming Real Estate Rich" is available at iuniverse.com. He is a past president of the S.E.C. and the 1982 S.E.C. Counselor of the Year.©2009-2011 The S.E.C. Real Estate Observer

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Developing the Developer
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Posted in Fall 2016, The S.E.C. History Files on 13 October 2016
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Editor’s Note:  This article first appeared in the July 1975 issue of the Real Estate News Observer. Recently I was a moderator at a marketing session attended by some 75 well above-average real estate professionals.  One broker was presenting an excellent pack­age, part of which was some land ready for development.  I asked the 75 […]

Developing the Developer
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Posted in The S.E.C. History Files, Winter 2012 on 9 December 2012
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Recently I was a moderator at a marketing session attended by some 75 well above-average real estate professionals. One broker was presenting an excellent package, part of which was some land ready for development. I asked the 75 brokers, “Who represents a developer?” and only one hand was raised.

Practical Exchanging
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Posted in Spring 2005, The S.E.C. History Files on 17 March 2005
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Many exchangors think they know all they need to know about exchanging if they know how to put together a section 1031, tax deferred exchange, take a house trade-in, or have a client “willing to take something in trade that can be sold out of escrow – for cash.” This is fine as far as […]

Investment Fundamentals
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2003 on 15 July 2003
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Once upon a time, a very successful developer hired me to assist marketing his one unsuccessful project. Handsomely designed, located on a prime site in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, built and furnished by skilled craftsmen using the finest materials, the project hadn’t sold and it was presently costing the developer in excess […]

On Becoming Rich
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2003 on 15 April 2003
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Most of us are not spectacular athletes, software gurus, or CEOs of major corporations. We have not patented a marketable invention, starred in a major motion picture, or won a lottery. Most of us spend our working lives trying to keep our bills paid, educate our kids, and provide enough for a meaningful retirement. For […]

Memories
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Posted in Autumn 2002, The S.E.C. History Files on 14 September 2002
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It began New Years Eve, 1973. Cliff Weaver, Peter Hodgkinson, Art Hamel and I met at a restaurant/ bar for lunch and to fill out my SEC application. We didn’t begin right away with lunch. Many rounds of drinks were consumed before anything solid passed our lips. Once the application paperwork was completed, deal making […]