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

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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Summer 2021 on July 2021
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Have a great summer and Members & invited guests plan to be at the 60th anniversary.

Spring Is In The Air
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2021 on February 2021
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Springtime is for cleaning. Getting rid of the old things we do not use or are outdated. Remembering the past and lessons it has taught us is good, but live in the today and embrace the future. As we age, many of us tend to live in the past. Clinging to what we had, blinds […]

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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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Welcome to the Society of Exchange Counselors Joe Crowley, S.E.C. 2021 President A Little History In November, 1961, nineteen Realtors met with the common goal of forming a national organization composed of individuals who were committed to practicing creative real estate and counseling. This was the first meeting of the Society of Exchange Counselors and […]

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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 […]