When I was a college senior at Indiana University in 1963, I accepted an internship offered by a large real estate appraisal firm. That was 57 years ago. I haven't been far from real estate development and finance since then.
For 25 years I was primarily a real estate development loan officer with three large nationwide lenders. I have also appraised real estate, built residential and commercial structures as a general contractor, and currently perform as a construction inspector and site auditing for funding disbursements for banks (type of inspection). Sometimes I consult with lenders regarding the "work out" of distressed loans. I have owned my own company since 1990. It's been a good gig. I enjoy the action.
I am still active. I enjoy real estate development. Along my way, I wrote some columns about Rowlett and the Lake Ray Hubbard area for the Dallas Morning News. I served on several Rowlett municipal committees and served one term as a Rowlett City Councilman. I hold a Texas real estate license, and I hope to soon take the Mortgage Bankers exam. Real estate development is about all I know, however I spent some time learning to be a pretty good downhill skier and I'm still very active in sailing around the Caribbean Sea whenever I get a chance. We have had a sailboat on Lake Ray Hubbard since 1982. I will have lived in Rowlett for 46 years this year.
I served some time as a medic in the USAF. I was honorably discharged in October, 1969. I guess that makes me a Viet Nam era veteran. I did nothing heroic. However, I fly the American flag everyday.
Been married to Donna for 55 years, had a boy and a girl, one a biologist, and the other a computer programmer. I have four delightful grandkids and two great grand sons, one on his way to becoming President of the USA. Some might call me opinionated, but "stable." It's okay to have an opinion. This is the USA and that's what this blog site is all about.
Life is good. It's been a good ride. Below is a list of real estate schools and classes attended:
Real Estate Education History (On file with TREC) Date (exam) Course #Course Name Subject School Hours 3/18/21 40465 Commercial Real Estate RE CE Elective Champions School of Real Estate 7 03/17/21 37797 Legal Update II Elective Champions School of Real Estate 4 03/17/21 37796 Legal Update I Legal Champions School of Real Estate 4 03/16/21 40031 Contract Review Contracts Champions School of Real Estate 3
3/11/20 37438 Commercial Real Estate Elective Champions School of Real Estate 10 3/11/20 37797 Legal Update II Legal Ethics Champions School of Real Estate 4 03/10/20 37796 Legal Update I Update/Law Champions School of Real Estate 4
03/15/17 29623 Legal Update II Update/Law Lone Star College, Tomball 4 03/15/17 29622 Legal Update I update/Law Lone Star College, Tomball 4 03/14/17 29947 Farm and Ranch Real Estate Elective Lone Star College Tomball 10
03/16/15 26966 Commercial Real Estate Elective Lone Star College Tomball 9 03/13n5 26447 TREC Ethics update/Ethics Lone Star College Tomball 3 03/13/15 26448 TREC Legal Update Legal Lone Star College Tomball 3
3/22/13 511 Real Estate Marketing Qualifying RE Topics Texas A&M University- 30 03/05/13 211 REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL Qualifying RE Topics Texas A&M University- 30 3/6/12 22813 Everything Commercial 101 RE CE Elective NRT Texas LLC 6
1/10/12 varies TREC accepted courses Qualifying RE Courses Schools of TREC 60 accreditation
11/30/11 1200 LAW OF CONTRACT5S Qualifying RE topics Lamar Institute of Tech. 30 11/27/11 411 REAL ESTATE FINANCE I Qualifying RE topics Lamar Institute of Tech. 30 11/27/11 1111 LAW OF AGENCY Qualifying RE topics Lamar Institute of Tech. 30 11/09/11 111 PRINCIPALS OF REAL ESTATE I Qualifying RE topics Lamar Institute of Tech. 30