Author Profile: Fred Lewis, S.E.C.

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Fred Lewis, S.E.C. was an owner of National Property Exchange, Inc., based in Phoenix, Arizona. He served as President of Valley of the Sun Exchangors; a board member of the Phoenix Real Estate Exchangors, he was named "Exchangor of the Year" in 1969, and he was a member of the Society of Exchange Counselors.©2009-2021 The S.E.C. Real Estate Observer

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The Mystique of Office Buildings
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Posted in The S.E.C. History Files, Winter 2013 on 16 December 2013
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Many investors and brokers shy away from office buildings, yet these buildings represent a major part of the income property field of commercial real estate.

Commissions vs. Fees
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Posted in Summer 2013, The S.E.C. History Files on 10 August 2013
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In Webster’s Dictionary, the word commission has eight varying but synonymous definitions, the first of which is, “A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers and authorizing certain duties.”

Homework is a Valuable Asset
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Posted in Summer 2009, The S.E.C. History Files on 21 July 2009
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Some months ago at a meeting of Exchangors, I offered a “want” for some clients interested in the purchase of units in the $500,000 to $1 million price range. Method of purchase and over-all client objectives were stated. After the meeting, one supposedly knowledgeable broker approached me and said he had a certain package priced at $750,000…