Articles in the S.E.C. President’s Message Category

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Posted in Fall 2020, S.E.C. President's Message on September 2020
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In this article I am going to take a break from my three previous articles that focused on the economy and our real estate business and investments. The Society is more than just a commercial real estate organization. We are a group that cares about people. This article will focus on the people of our […]

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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Summer 2020 on July 2020
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Megatrends In my last article in early March, I asked the rhetorical question of whether the COVID-19 outbreak was a “Black Swan” that would take the world economy into a recession. It is amazing what can happen in three short months. The consensus of economists is that we are headed toward a world recession. I […]

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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2020 on March 2020
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Black Swan Is the Coronavirus the precursor to a recession? This past week, the stock market lost approximately 15% of its value. Is this overreaction to a media-induced problem? Or is this a “black swan” that will take the world economy into a recession? A black swan is defined as “an event or occurrence that […]

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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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Change Is Inevitable “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes,” David Bowie used to sing. We have heard many times that change is inevitable. This is especially true as we are in the longest economic recovery that the United States has ever experienced at 126 months. Most economists and businessmen have expected a slowdown in the economy for the past several […]

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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Summer 2019 on July 2019
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Cold Storage—A Quick Primer As some of you know, I have been studying the cold storage industry, and several people have asked me for information about this growing industry. It is a very specialized property type, and it’s not for the faint hearted. Construction costs easily exceed $170 per square foot, sometimes going above $210 […]

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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2019 on February 2019
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Lance Warner, S.E.C. 2019 President As I compose this on my flight from our meeting in chilly Houston to the balmy Great Lakes Region (7 degrees, with 18 inches of snow and 4-foot drifts), I am heartened by the comradery, support, and fellowship I received from old friends at our recent S.E.C. Marketing Conference.  I […]

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Posted in Fall 2018, S.E.C. President's Message on August 2018
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Are You Prepared for the Upcoming Marketing Session? For the past few years, Wes Dingler and I have had the privilege to present and expand on Jim Brondino’s legendary Moderating Course. I have been attempting to add some new examples and updates along the way, and it’s always interesting what I remember during reviews of […]

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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Summer 2018 on June 2018
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We enjoyed another successful meeting in Greenville, South Carolina last month.  We had over 90 in attendance with over 200 packages in the book, and the creativity of the group was flowing! We learned the immediate area is booming, with an MSA over 880,000, jobs continue moving to the area, pushing unemployment from a high […]

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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2018 on March 2018
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My #1 Goal This Year Requires Your Help I have thought a lot over the past two or three years about my upcoming responsibilities as 2018 president.  It’s difficult to deliver an “agenda,” especially to a group of people who have taught me most of my skills along the way.  I wanted to take this […]

What Are Your Priorities?
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2017 - 2018 on December 2017
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As my time comes to a close as the 2017 President of the Society of Exchange Counselors, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you regarding priorities. Every time I attend an S.E.C. meeting, I feel like I have just inhaled three days of pure, fresh, unaltered oxygen! As I think about it, the […]