Articles in the Winter 2015 Category

Inside this Issue – Winter 2015
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Posted in Inside this Issue, Winter 2015 on February 2015
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Welcome to the winter 2015 issue of the S.E.C. Observer. In this issue, John Brennan, S.E.C., CCIM, 2015 president of the Society, shares the speech he gave during the S.E.C. annual awards and installation banquet in Tucson, Arizona, on January 20th. James T. Wilson, S.E.C., CCIM, asks you to contemplate “what happens next,” and William […]

S.E.C. Annual Awards & Installation Banquet
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2015 on February 2015
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Standing here tonight with all of you, I feel honored, humbled, grateful, and very blessed. In this room I see some of the most admired and respected people in our industry. I see writers of books, educators, and successful real estate brokers and investors. As I look around the room tonight, I am struck by the fact that we all share so many memories. We have LAUGHED together, CRIED together, made FORTUNES together, and LOST MONEY together. We have GRIEVED and we have CELEBRATED and REJOICED together.

2015 – What Happens Next?
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Posted in Feature Articles, Winter 2015 on February 2015
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The current factual numbers in long-term (30 years to 80 years) macroeconomic trends and cycles show the historic patterns of what is known as the “winter segment” of the overall cycle. This segment of the long-term cycle is where excesses from earlier cycle segments are corrected. I think we are already into the beginning of the “winter segment”.

Oil: the Fickle Mistress
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Posted in Society Columns, Winter 2015 on February 2015
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As some in the S.E.C. know, I had a prior life as an independent oil and gas producer. Energy, especially oil, can be very hard to live with — kind of like a mistress.

Group Brainstorming
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Winter 2015 on February 2015
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In the average gold mine it takes four tons of ore to get one ounce of gold. The same is true when ideating. You need a quantity of ideas in order to get one good one.

S.E.C. Education Foundation News
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Winter 2015 on February 2015
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The S.E.C. Education Foundation is off to a great start for 2015! We have many exciting courses set up, starting with “Methods of Effective Marketing,” which will be held in Dallas, Texas, on March 15th, presented by Peter R. West, S.E.C., CCIM.

S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2015 on February 2015
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The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held at the Dallas Marriott Quorum Hotel, 14901 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX, 75254.

Methods of Effective Marketing
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2015 on February 2015
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The S.E.C. Education Foundation and the Society of Exchange Counselors are pleased to announce that Peter R. West, S.E.C., CCIM, will present “Methods of Effective Marketing”…

S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2015 on February 2015
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The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held at the Embassy Suites Old Market, 555 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE, 68102.

Congratulations to our 2014 Award Recipients!
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2015 on February 2015
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Congratulations to our 2014 Award Recipients! The “Counselor of the Year” is the Highest Honor a Society Member may Achieve…