Articles in the Winter 2013 Category

Inside this Issue – Winter 2013
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Posted in Inside this Issue, Winter 2013 on December 2013
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Welcome to the winter 2013 issue of the S.E.C. Observer. In this issue, Gary Vandenberg, 2013 President of the Society, dedicates his final column to the following statement: “Uncertainty Breeds Inaction—Clarity Breeds Action.” William E. Stonaker, S.E.C., CCIM, provides invaluable insight on why it is so important to “pick the right professionals;” this article is […]

Uncertainty Breeds Inaction – Clarity Breeds Action
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2013 on December 2013
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Like it or not, America is now starting to live with the effects of the Affordable Care Act. It is truly the solemn duty of each citizen in our country to elect leaders who will establish wise rules by which to run our nation. However, learning what the rules are so that we can strategize how to “play the game” of living in our great nation probably affects us more on a day-to-day basis.

Development – Pick the Right Professionals – The Civil Engineer
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Posted in Feature Articles, Winter 2013 on December 2013
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This article will speak of our experience with our design architect, the professional who comes up with what the building will look like. Just as we do not pick the low bidder for our engineer, we seldom employ the most famous architect. It is our experience that famous usually translates into two things: needlessly expensive and, more importantly, someone who will ignore our ideas and design a monument to his own legend.

Market Trends in Shopping Centers and Retail
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Posted in Society Columns, Winter 2013 on December 2013
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There is a change in the preference and criteria for buyers and owners of shopping centers. We have worked successfully with many shopping center developers and buyers in the area of site location, consulting, leasing, and sale of shopping centers as well as free-standing retail.

Steele’s Strategies
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Winter 2013 on December 2013
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Please make note of the following: It is critical to understand that if you learn how to defer judgment when creating ideas, you will become far more creative than you ever thought possible.

S.E.C. Education Foundation News
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Winter 2013 on December 2013
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As my final task as President of the S.E.C. Education Foundation, I would like to state that this year has been very rewarding personally and professionally. This certainly is due, in no small part, to the relationships with many members of the Society of Exchange Counselors and the S.E.C. Foundation.

S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2013 on December 2013
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The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held at the Historic Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX, 78205.

Owner Financing – The Paper Course
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2013 on December 2013
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The S.E.C. Education Foundation and the Society of Exchange Counselors are pleased to announce that Dana Barnes, S.E.C., will present “Owner Financing…

S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2013 on December 2013
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The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held at the Historic Seelbach Hilton, 500 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY, 40202.

Surviving Crisis Communication: In the Media and at Public Meetings
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2013 on December 2013
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The S.E.C. Education Foundation and the Society of Exchange Counselors are pleased to announce that Carolyn McClean and John Darr will present…