Articles in the Legends of the S.E.C. Category

Chester W. Allen, S.E.C.
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Posted in Legends of the S.E.C. on 10 February 2012
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Chet Allen graduated from Stanford with an economics degree and has spent much of his business career as a developer. His company, Greyhawk, Inc. is a general contracting firm and has developed residential subdivisions, apartment communities, office buildings and industrial buildings, mostly in California but as far away as Alaska. Chet has been involved in real estate transactions throughout the United States.

Stephen D. Barker, S.E.C., CCIM
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Posted in Legends of the S.E.C. on 10 February 2012
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Stephen D. Barker, S.E.C., is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Catellus Group, LLC, a North Carolina based company, he has specialized in all facets of commercial investment real estate including development, rehabilitation, management and finance. Mr. Barker currently holds the professional designations of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Exchange Counselor Member (S.E.C.). Mr. Barker is an often sought-after lecturer at local, regional and university venues and been a moderator at national marketing sessions and National Association of Realtors (CCIM) sponsored meetings.

William R. (Bill) Broadbent, S.E.C., CCIM
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Posted in Legends of the S.E.C. on 10 February 2012
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William R. (Bill) Broadbent, S.E.C., CCIM has been an innovator, educator and writer throughout his real estate career. Broadbent pioneered the concept of “Single Agency,” which is now accepted nationwide. He was Co-Founder of the national professional directory, “Who’s Who in Creative Real Estate,” and Charter Inductee into the “Exchangors Hall of Fame.” Broadbent was the first broker to hold both the S.E.C. (1962) and CCIM (charter member 1963) professional designations. Bill recently received the 2013 Jack Hunt Excellence in Education Award from the S.E.C. Education Foundation.

Jim Brondino, S.E.C., CCIM
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Posted in Legends of the S.E.C. on 9 February 2012
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Jim graduated as the president of his high school student body. He was also an athlete and a scholar. He received a full athletic scholarship from a Redlands College. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1964. He continued his education and received his master’s degree in education in 1965. After receiving his master’s, he taught at two Southern California high schools, Riversides and Whittier. He taught school for about five years after his graduation. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at University of Redlands in 1986.

C. Charles “Chuck” Chatham, S.E.C.
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Posted in Legends of the S.E.C. on 9 February 2012
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C. Charles Chatham, S.E.C. was known as “Mr. Counselor” to the real estate industry. Chatham created the original seminar entitled “The Art of Real Estate Counseling,” which educated over 17,000 students nationally in a 20-year period of instruction. The Chatham Method of Professional Client Representation left a legacy that will live on for the benefit of real estate practitioners and clients for many generations to come.

Madge Irene Davis, S.E.C.
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Posted in Legends of the S.E.C. on 8 February 2012
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Madge Irene Davis, S.E.C. is described by her peers as “the best listener of the listeners” and the “first lady” of the Society. Davis selflessly promoted the Society concepts of marketing session and led the way for women to become active in creative real estate in a previously male dominated business. The national success of marketing sessions and the reputation of the Society would not be what it is today without Davis, who was the most active organizer and mentor nurturing the early ideas and methods to successful implementation.

Don Eymann, S.E.C.
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Posted in Legends of the S.E.C. on 7 February 2012
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Don Eymann, S.E.C. was an early and well-known educator and organizer of many of the first exchange groups. Eymann was Co-Founder of Orange Coast Exchangors, and authored many writings on creative real estate concepts and values. Eymann is remembered as the developer of the “Mini-Offer” concept that he created in 1968 which is still used throughout the United States today in most marketing and exchange sessions.

Arthur B. Hamel, SEC
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Posted in Legends of the S.E.C. on 6 February 2012
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After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in industrial engineering, Art Hamel went to work for IBM and was sent to California. After completing his assignment with IBM, Art decided he should be a business management consultant and founded a management consulting business with two partners, HTH Consulting Associates in New York. Art wound up back in California and bought a 25-unit motel in Modesto. Art took his motel to 0% vacancy by offering truck drivers a cold beer when they checked in. This was indicative of Art’s creative abilities.

Jack Hunt, S.E.C.
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Posted in Legends of the S.E.C. on 6 February 2012
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Jack Hunt was known as the “Godfather” of the SEC for many years. Usually when one needed counsel about the SEC, they went to Jack first. Jack’s career in real estate development and investments included development of over 500 homes in South Wichita and Haysville, KS along with numerous retail centers, multi-family and mobile home developments and nursing homes. His portfolio also contained retail centers anchored by Wal-Mart all over the United States.

Jim Keller, S.E.C.
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Posted in Legends of the S.E.C. on 6 February 2012
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Jim Keller was born in Reno, Nevada in the depths of the Great Depression. His parents soon divorced and young Jim was moved from relative to relative, and boarding house to boarding house, as a youngster.  When he was five years old, Jim Keller was shining shoes. By age six, he was sharpening knives, shining shoes and painting fences by going door to door soliciting business, and selling and delivering newspapers in his spare time. At the age of eleven, Jim worked as a delivery boy for a Dairy from 2 a.m. until 8 a.m., for 50¢ an hour plus breakfast.  When the Korean War broke out, Jim joined the US Air Force, where he worked in the motor pool, but received a medical discharge. Upon hospitalization and being cured, Jim re-enlisted in the Army National Guard where he served as an Operations Intelligence Sergeant at Steadman Air Force Base.