Friday, September 11, 2009

I will be a Featured Presenter at MAREMA Monthly Meeting - September 16, 2009

MAREMA Monthly Meeting - September 16, 2009

Join us at the Westpark Hotel in Tysons Corner for the monthly MAREMA Meeting. This month we will be having two guest speakers - Jimmy Norton of Brock-Norton Insurance Agency and Brian Ginter of REVAC, Inc. Jimmy Norton is going to speak to us about "The Pitfalls that could Lead to an E&O Claim" and Brian will speak on "Current Trends and Influences on Appraisers".

Did you know that if your company specializes in residential real estate, you may not have E&O coverage for commercial real estate business. Come and hear Jimmy Norton discuss issues that affect our commercial real estate business.

Bio - Jimmy Norton

Jimmy Norton, CPCU, is an Independent Insurance Agent who specializes in Property & Liability coverages for the Real Estate industry. At this month's MAREMA meeting, Jimmy will discuss how Realtors can protect themselves against Errors & Omissions claims. His presentation will highlight potential pitfalls that could result in a claim, and he will outline the important features of Professional Liability (or E&O) policies. Jimmy has written commercial Property & Casualty insurance since his first day on the job, 12 years ago. Brock-Norton Insurance Agency serves clients in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as several other states

With the changes in the law affecting appraisals, Brian Ginter will discuss the trends and how it affects our business. This is an opportunity to get up to date with the law.

Bio - Brian Ginter

Brian Ginter currently consults and analyzes properties in the W.DC / MD / VA / NY markets (primary) and in PA / NC / SC (secondary); other States when requested. He specializes in real estate properties (residential & commercial), mostly with issues (foreclosure/non-performing/rehab./changing markets). Brian is often asked by investment individuals & groups to review portfolio holding & acquisitions and organizing investment "money pools". Typically property values in the $0 to $15m range (individual parcels values).

Primary Experience (27+ yrs): Real Estate & Specialized Business Valuations. Secondary: Commercial Finance Origination and Brokerage Sales. Extensive Skills/Knowledge: New Construction / Rehabilitation / Development / Litigation / Property Management / Brokerage-Sales / Senior Project Coordinator & Developer: Ability to work, identify, & report unique valuation factors & trends in any market. Currently

Maintain: General Appraisal Certs. (VA/MD/DC/PA/NY) / RE Brokers License

(NY) - Completing applications for Brokers Licenses in VA, MD, PA, & DC.

Focus: Valuation and consultation on Real Estate for investment and/or "value ad" purposes. Extensive Ability to Lecture & Teach. / Knowledge of Argus & Advanced Excel Spreadsheet Design. Currently Finishing CCIM Designations

Recently Brian has taken on 10 investment students for a year long education program. In the last eight weeks over 95 /"actual deals"/ have been investigated, two properties have been settled, two are is under contract, and three have pending contracts waiting ratification. In addition, over the past year he has performed assignments for the District of Columbia (Economic Development) on their acquisitions of residential development/conversion projects and have conducted valuations on non-performing /foreclosure residential, commercial, and multi-family properties.

Come and join us this month for some networking, hearing what's new in the industry and some socializing over lunch. Please RSVP at http://marema.com/rsvpmeeting.html so we can get an accurate head count for the meeting room and lunch.

Don't forget to sign up for the MAREMA Annual Meeting that is only one month away. You can get more information and a Registration Form at http://marema.com/ameeting.html

Thank you for your support and bring a colleague to the meeting!

New to commercial real estate, ask about the new MAREMA Intern Program.

Thanks and see you at the meeting!!!

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