Articles in the Society Columns Category

The Taylor Award Darryl McCullough
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2021 on July 2021
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Gravenhurst volunteer honoured nationally for dedication to Beaver Creek inmates
For more than 20 years, Darryl McCullough has dedicated his time to help rehabilitate offenders

How the Development of Affordable Housing Benefits the Community
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2021 on February 2021
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I’d like to start by letting everyone know that I used facts and figures from several studies and articles written about the need and benefits of developing affordable housing. The need for affordable housing is more necessary than ever, not only for those relying on this housing, but for neighborhoods that need the community benefits […]

S.E.C. Mentorship
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Posted in Society Columns, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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Here is a very likely conversation that could have happened to me this year: Me: I may need to understand the bankruptcy process. Attorney: OK, let’s talk. Me: I closed on land using debt without it being fully entitled to develop . . . About two years ago, I came close to purchasing a large […]

The Great Transformation of the Hospitality Business
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Posted in Fall 2020, Society Columns on September 2020
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Any article focusing on the hotel industry in today’s world is a daunting task. So much is happening with lightning speed that to stop for a moment and explain what is going on in this tsunami of change is almost impossible. The hospitality industry is undergoing a significant evolutionary period on many fronts. The impetus […]

Weathering the Storm
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2020 on July 2020
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Turbulent times produce uncertainty and fear of the unknown. A cloudy crystal ball can not only fuel apprehension but also increase the potential for irrational decision making. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues
to upend the daily lives of people and wreaks havoc on business operations and financial markets around the world

Reporting: How to Keep Your Investors Happy
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2020 on March 2020
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Many of us have managed properties that involved investors we recruited to a project. Let’s face it: not every investment goes perfectly as planned. Problems arise, and enthusiasm dissolves. As the manager, it is always your responsibility to keep every investor fully informed on both good and bad news. I have learned these things in […]

Take Real Estate Gifts!!!!
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Posted in Society Columns, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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In today’s session I will explore the reasons behind the increased attention in recent years to the potential of real estate gifts, and we will review the current state of the art in real estate giving. I will review the range of real estate gift structures, and the situations for which they are appropriate.

REAL ESTATE – The Billion Dollar Charitable Giving Opportunity
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2019 on July 2019
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In many areas of the country the real estate market continues to strengthen – average property values are up, days on the market are down, and inventory is low. However, many owners of highly appreciated real estate are being encouraged to consider smarter liquidation strategies.

2018 Awards
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2019 on February 2019
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S.E.C. Observer Editor The Society Awards & Installation Banquet was held in Houston on January 22, 2019. The 2019 Executive Committee Officers were sworn in: Lance Warner, President; Steve Fithian, 1st Vice President; Joseph Crowley, 2nd Vice President; and Bryan Neal, Secretary/Treasurer. Congratulations to the 2019 Executive Committee! One of the highlights of the banquet […]

The S.E.C. Culture Lives On
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Posted in Fall 2018, Society Columns on August 2018
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I got a big check today in my California mailbox that came from a closing in Massachusetts. It was the result of an investment made (together with S.E.C. Tom Peterson of Glendora, CA) through the son of an S.E.C. member I had met when he was about 10 years old. It was a buy, lease/option-back, […]