Articles in the In the Spotlight Category

Margaret Sedenquist
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Spring 2021 on February 2021
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Margaret H. Sedenquist, S.E.C., In Memoriam Margaret H. Sedenquist, S.E.C., was a longtime member of the Society and served as its President in 1995 and 1996. Her biography is a story of adventure, intellect, and courage. Childhood and School: Margaret had deep roots in the state of Wyoming and in its history. She said, “The […]

Save the Date for S.E.C.’s 60th Anniversary!
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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The Fashion Island Hotel has closed indefinitely due to COVID, so we have rescheduled our 60th Anniversary for later in the year, at the Marriott Newport Beach, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA  92660, (949) 640-4000. On Sunday, September 19, we will present our third Day with the Masters Education and an evening cocktail […]

Don Tardy
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Posted in Fall 2020, In the Spotlight on September 2020
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Biography Don Tardy Tyler, Texas Don, an only child, was born in Roaring Springs, Texas, in 1946. His dad was 45 years old and his mother was 40 years old when he was born. What a surprise he was to his parents. Roaring Springs is a small town located 75 miles northeast of Lubbock, Texas. […]

Monte Froehlich
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Summer 2020 on July 2020
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Biography Monte Froehlich Monte Froehlich grew up in a large middle-class family in the small town of Norfolk, Nebraska, about two hours north of Lincoln. His father, Virgil, worked for a grocery distribution company. His mother, Janice, was a homemaker. There were six children. Rick is the oldest, then his sister Jean, another brother, Clark, […]

Steve Fithian
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Spring 2020 on March 2020
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Biography 187 MPH!!!! A fun fact about Steve: he has driven his Audi RS7 187 MPH! (Legally.) Steve Fithian was born in Kansas in 1955 but moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, shortly after he was born. When Steve was 11 years old, his family moved to Orange County, California.  They moved because his father, Harold, served […]

Ernie Eden
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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History of the Eden Family Ernie’s Mom was an immigrant who escaped from Berlin prior to World War II. She escaped with her parents and three siblings. Ernie’s Grandfather Schoenbach was a wealthy Jewish banker who was raising his family in a big house with five servants. They had a cook, a nanny, a gardener, […]

David Cook
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Summer 2019 on July 2019
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Background and Education David Cook was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1949 to a small family as the older of two boys, with his younger brother being born four years later. David grew up in the Dallas area, where he enjoyed hobbies such as fishing, hunting, playing football, and running track throughout his junior high […]

Alex Ruggieri
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Spring 2019 on February 2019
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Alex Ruggieri is a senior advisor for SVN-Ramshaw Real Estate. Area of Focus: Investment property sales Years in Real Estate: Over 40 Transaction Volume: Over $500 million Professional Designations: S.E.C., CRE, CCIM, CIPS and FIABCI, NCE Formal Education: MBA from the University of Illinois Residence: Tuscola, Illinois Alex has been with his wife, Sylvia, for […]

The Society of Exchange Counselors
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Posted in Fall 2018, In the Spotlight on August 2018
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In the 1950s, Realtor Richard R. Reno of San Diego, California, observed that many of the real estate problems existing in San Diego’s overbuilt market could be solved by people exchanging real estate. He saw exchanging as an alternative to the unavailable cash buyer. He believed that people who owned real estate did not necessarily […]

International Real Estate Conference
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Summer 2018 on June 2018
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In March, an Illinois REALTORS® delegation traveled to Cannes, France, to attend MIPIM, one of the largest international real estate conferences in the world.