Articles in the Winter 2019-2020 Category

Inside this Issue – Winter 2019-2020
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Posted in Inside this Issue, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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Welcome to the Winter 2019–2020 issue of the S.E.C. Observer. In this issue, Steve Fithian, S.E.C., incoming 2020 President of the Society, reminds us that “change is inevitable.” Chase Magnuson, CEO of the Planned Giving Alliance, provides a comprehensive guide in how to take real estate gifts.  Darryl McCullough, S.E.C., CCIM, explains why vacancy equals […]

President’s Message
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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 […]

Leases: Vacancy = Equity
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Posted in Feature Articles, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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Fact: every day there is vacancy in a project is a day that benefits cannot be recouped. In other words, the opportunity for rental income or alternative benefits is gone forever. Vacancies occur for a number of reasons, be it curable or incurable economic obsolescence, structural obsolescence, and so on. One alternative is to exchange […]

Take Real Estate Gifts!!!!
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Posted in Society Columns, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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In today’s session I will explore the reasons behind the increased attention in recent years to the potential of real estate gifts, and we will review the current state of the art in real estate giving. I will review the range of real estate gift structures, and the situations for which they are appropriate.

Consulting Time
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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1. Assess your thinking capacity: Little, medium or big. Same with the pople you deal with. Same all things in your life.

S.E.C. Education Foundation News
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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Lance C. Warner, S.E.C. 2020 S.E.C. Education Foundation President The Ed Foundation is pleased to report that we have recently approved two new courses: Gary Vandenberg’s highly successful Exchange Magic and Jason Mittman’s exciting new course, Applying Lessons from the World’s Toughest Races. On January 19, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas, we will present two […]

January Marketing Conference
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session Fort Worth, Texas January 19–22, 2020 The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held at: Hilton Fort Worth 815 Main Street Fort Worth, TX  76102 Call (800) HILTONS to make your reservation. Make your hotel reservations early, as we have a limited number of rooms available. The cutoff date […]

ADA for Property Owners and Tax Credits & Other Incentive Financing Programs
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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ADA for Property Owners, Brokers, and Developers – Richard Hunt Tax Credits & Other Incentive Financing Programs – Don Longwell Fort Worth, Texas Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Richard Martin Hunt is a board-certified civil trial lawyer with 38 years of experience representing businesses and individuals in litigation, arbitration, and mediation. […]

March Marketing Conference
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session Greenville, South Carolina March 15–18, 2020 The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held at: Hyatt Regency Greenville 220 N. Main Street Greenville, SC  29601 Call (888) 421-1442 to make your reservation. Make your hotel reservations early, as we have a limited number of rooms available. The cutoff date […]

Creating Powerful Transactions That Close
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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Creating Powerful Transactions That Close Peter West, S.E.C., CCIM Greenville, South Carolina Sunday, March 15, 2020 The S.E.C. Education Foundation and the Society of Exchange Counselors are pleased to announce that Peter West, S.E.C., CCIM, will present Creating Powerful Transactions That Close from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2020, in Greenville, South […]