Author Profile: Kenneth Vidar, S.E.C., CCIM

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Kenneth Vidar, S.E.C., CCIM (Manhattan, Montana) is president of Meken Equity Management, Inc. and has been in the real estate profession since 1974. Ken is skilled in the areas of commercial investment counseling, exchanges, mortgage financing, and property development. In 1981 Ken was awarded the National Association of Realtors' "Most Outstanding Commercial Investment Transaction" award for structuring the most creative commercial transaction of the year in the United States, The Campbell Trophy. With his extensive education in real estate, investments, and taxation, Ken is often invited to speak at and moderate marketing sessions nationwide. For six years Ken was also an instructor for the Commercial Investment Division of the National Association of Realtors, teaching the courses leading to the prestigious "CCIM" designation, considered the Ph.D. of Commercial Investment Real Estate. Vidar served as Vice President of the Northwest Region of CCIM Chapters and First Vice President of the National Society of Exchange Counselors (SEC). Ken is also a recognized speaker and seminar instructor, having taught his own authored seminars in the United States and Canada for may years. He is currently an instructor for the Education Foundation of the Society of Exchange Counselors.©2009-2021 The S.E.C. Real Estate Observer

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What is a Marketing Session?
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Spring 2013 on 21 April 2013
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“What is a marketing session and why should I attend one?” I have heard this question many times, asked by agents who do not see the benefits of attending. In fact, many agents approach a meeting with the attitude that the session is “time away from their business”

The Running Exchange
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Winter 2012 on 9 December 2012
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Of the many formulas for putting together transactions, the Running Exchange is one of the most powerful, yet least used, tools in the bag of the exchanger. The Running Exchange is a catalyst method to begin transactions, and may be utilized by an experienced moderator at your local marketing sessions. It may also be utilized by an individual broker to complete more transactions and gain tremendous control of their marketplace.

The Running Exchange
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2006 on 17 May 2006
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Of the many formulas for putting together transactions, the Running Exchange is one of the most powerful, yet least used tools in the bag of the exchangor. The Running Exchange is a catalyst method to begin transactions, and may be utilized by an experienced moderator at your local marketing sessions. It may also be utilized […]