Author Profile: Bill Richert, S.E.C. CCIM

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Bill Richert, S.E.C. CCIM is president of Richert Properties in Tulsa. He has been in the commercial real estate business for 29 years in Tulsa, and also holds the CCIM designation, he specializes in the acquisition and disposition of large development tracts and the due diligence work that goes with these transactions. He has also done site location work for clients both as a broker and as a nominee buyer and does 1031 transactions and reverse exchanges as well as investment property brokerage, syndication and ownership. Mr. Richert served as the 2010 President of the Society of Exchange Counselors.©2009-2011 The S.E.C. Real Estate Observer

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Creative Currency
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Posted in Fall 2011, Society Columns on 1 November 2011
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In today’s real estate climate, making your property more marketable requires creativity and an open mind. Owners need to expand the benefits their properties offer. Along with physical aspects and pricing, the structure of the transaction, and your capabilities and expertise all figure into the formula. The key to completed transactions is determining which benefits appeal to a particular buyer and still provide the same or better benefits for you, the seller.

S.E.C. President’s Message
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Posted in December 2010, S.E.C. President's Message on 13 December 2010
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While watching the election returns last week, I was reminded of a quote of Ronald Reagan’s: “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” This election was indeed a statement by the people. Through the 20+ national elections I have witnessed, there has never been such a swing of passions from one election to the next – 2008 vs. 2010. Change just for change’s sake is not always what we are looking for.

Traditional Thinking vs. Creative Thinking
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Posted in Fall 2010, S.E.C. President's Message on 16 August 2010
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Traditional thinking is about “what is” — Creative thinking is about “what can be.” The news headline recently said “Double Dip Recession Possible.” The media enjoys seeing the “glass half empty” and it’s not the first time we’ve heard “the sky is falling.” In fact, it has happened numerous times in the past.

It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2010 on 12 April 2010
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“These are the times that try men’s souls” as Thomas Paine so aptly put it in the winter of 1776 — although, he could have been referring to our current economic crisis. As the recession lingers on around us, we become caught in the quagmire ourselves and it seems, at times, like we cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel.

The Way We Were (and Are)
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2010 on 28 December 2009
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The year was 1961 — John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. A country called the Soviet Union rivaled the United States for world supremacy and space exploration, putting the first human in space in April. In May the U.S. answers with Alan Shepard’s flight and the President vows to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Construction of the Berlin Wall begins, the Beatles perform for the first time at the Cavern Club, Roger Maris hits 61 home runs for the Yankees and the Vietnam War officially begins in December with the arrival of helicopters and 400 U.S. troops in Saigon.

San Antonio Education Program
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Posted in Autumn 2002, Society News Briefs on 14 September 2002
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Creative Real Estate Program coming to San Antonio On Saturday, March 8th, the SEC Education Foundation will present a real estate education program that you will not want to miss. Ken Vidar, S.E.C., CCIM will conduct his class entitled “Creative Real Estate Solutions”. The course will teach you the formulas needed to function in the […]

Creative Seller Financing Course
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Posted in Autumn 2002, Society News Briefs on 14 September 2002
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Creative Seller Financing: Scottsdale S.E.C. Meeting The S.E.C. Education Foundation will sponsor an education program entitled “Creative Applications of Seller Financing” conducted by Bill Broadbent, S.E.C., CCIM. The program will be held on Sunday, January 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with the Society of Exchange Counselors national invitational marketing meeting in […]

A Gift Horse
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Posted in Autumn 2002, Feature Articles on 14 September 2002
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Remember in the early 80’s when Congress passed very favorable tax laws for real estate like shorter depreciation schedules for commercial real restate structures? The commercial real estate market took off and everyone wanted to invest and take advantage of the favorable treatment allowed. The commercial real estate market was booming! Then Congress, in its […]