Jul 9, 2015
Earthquakes are a constant real concern in the Western US and along the Pacific Ring of Fire. If you are not aware, the standard property insurance policy EXCLUDES “Earth Movement” which includes: Earthquake Tremors & AftershocksLandslide & SinkingMine SubsidenceGround Rising or Shifting However the resulting fire or explosion is covered. With this in mind, I sought out a local Earthquake retrofit professional, Steve Gemmell with Earthquake Tech. I was able to go out into the field and visit a job site where I got a tour of a job they were actively working on was able to see and have a Q & A session. Steve Gemmell’s background in Earthquake / Seismic Retrofit Inspected thousands of buildings and installed hundreds of seismic retrofits.Consulted with several professional structural engineers and have developed a seismic retrofit method for each foundation type, including an unreinforced masonry design that meets current building codes.Consulted with City of Portland Bureau Development Services regarding their Residential Seismic Strengthening Program effective April 2011.Developed a program for individual & group DIY(do-it-yourself) classes and have consulted with Real Estate agents, Home Inspectors and Insurance agents. For more info: www.Earthquaketech.com
Jun 11, 2015
The news about Cyber/ Data Breaches tend to focus on big companies / governments that have been attacked by foreign cyber thieves. The reality is that most small businesses have a direct threat inside their organization. Chuck Palmer is the President of Covalent Business Consulting, an IT consultant that works with customers network security for the twenty first century. We dive into topics including: How to secure your network Threats External vs Internal Physical SecurityEmployeesClient InfoCompany Data PCI Compliant Credit Cards rule; what are your obligations?Keeping the info separateStorage requirementsNew cards coming to increase security Directors & Officers responsibilities: Negligence claims against Board Members, owners, and managers. Small Company list of concerns and what they should do: Data SecurityOnline BackupProceduresDocumented ProceduresInsuranceReview on a regular basis For more information, please contact Chuck Palmer at: / 612-201-9090 (Mobile).
May 21, 2015
Guest Susan Barilich is an experienced trial attorney, who has been licensed to practice law since 1981. Ms. Barilich is the principal and founder of Susan Barilich, P.C., a law firm specializing in trial work, with an emphasis on business and commercial litigation, including simple and complex contract disputes, business torts, such as fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, and collection matters, including judgment collection, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and fraudulent transfer cases. Ms. Barilich’s cases also cover a broad range of disputes involving real estate litigation, including land use disputes, covenants and restrictions, homeowners’ association issues, construction litigation and arbitration, title and boundary claims, commercial and residential real estate foreclosure disputes, commercial and residential landlord-tenant issues, and real estate contract disputes involving specific performance, breach, broker commissions, and other enforcement matters. Ms. Barilich is licensed to practice law in California and in Texas, as well as in multiple U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts sitting in both States. Ms. Barilich is also an American Arbitration Association arbitrator. Susan Barilich was born in South Bend, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University, magna cum laude, and her law degree from the University of Houston Law School. FREE Arbitration Forms: http://bit.ly/CREPN-SampleArbitrationForms
May 18, 2015
Property Crime can be a real problem, from graffiti to unwanted visitors to violent crime. Guest Clayton Burnett with Watchtower Security discuss the problem and what can be done with Video Surveillance. Clayton’s background: Watchtower Security for five years and will serves Watchtower as the West Coast Business Development / Project Manager. Serves as a project manager for Watchtower, with more than 12 years of project management experience. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design specialist. Speaks regularly conferences and workshops and his experience lends itself well towards the design of each of the communities we serve. Actively involved with the Apartment Association of Kansas City, and is currently serving his first term on the board. Chairman for several apartment association committees. Prior to Watchtower Security, Clayton served as a consultant to the banking and credit union industries. Actively involved with Kansas City’s chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. FREE Video Surveillance Buyers Guide
May 7, 2015
ABOUT OUR GUEST: James R. Patterson is the Western Region Network Security & Privacy Specialist for AIG. In this role Jim is focused on educating clients and insurance brokers on cyber exposures, losses that insureds are experiencing, and loss prevention methods. Prior to assuming his current role, Jim served as Senior Underwriter in AIG’s San Francisco Region, specializing in cyber and technology coverages for AIG’s Professional Liability Division. Before joining AIG in 2009, Jim spent six years as an Account Executive with Bollinger Insurance in New York City specializing in Lawyers’ Professional Liability insurance. Jim is a graduate of the University of Miami. FREE Cyber Resilience Plan: http://bit.ly/CREPN-CyberResiliencePlan
Apr 30, 2015
Guest Ali Ryan is the Earth Science Information Officer for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, known as DOGAMI. She leads the Agency’s efforts to connect Oregonians with information about the state’s spectacularly geology, as well as geologic hazards, and can frequently be found speaking at events, organizing outreach, and talking with local communities. A former journalist, Ryan is also the Agency’s spokesperson. She has been with DOGAMI since 2013. Her personal preparedness challenge is finding room in a tiny 1890s house to store two weeks of water for two people and a dog. Challenges and lessons learned in Nepal Listen and learn the predictions and how you can prepare.
Apr 28, 2015
Guest Lee Honish discusses the Traditional CRE marketplace and the leverage the internet will bring to the Commercial Real Estate Market. Lee is: ADVOCATE, Author, Real Estate Consultant and FORMER Head Loss Mitigator: IndyMac Bank with 22+ years Asset Management backgroundFEEL FREE TO GOOGLE ME, BING ME OR YAHOO SEARCH ME AND TRY AND FIND ANY NEGATIVE FEEDBACK!For the past three years Lee Honish has conducted more than 500 seminars, training over 40 thousand agents how to rescue families from the nightmare of foreclosure. “It is not as difficult to work with the banks as people have led you to believe. Banks want to sell these properties, not own them,” says Honish.Honish had a 20+ year career as a foreclosure asset manager/loss mitigator working for large mortgage lenders. Early in 2007, he knew that agents needed to know what the banks know in order to close short sales in record time. He developed a program that has a 99% close ratio, which is both astonishing and truly making a difference. “It is satisfying to provide useful education to a group of professionals in our nation that desperately need to work together. Real estate professionals just need to put the right strategy to work for them, so they can be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.”I no longer work for Short Sale Genius.
Apr 23, 2015
Guest Marlee P Shaw is a multi talented & entertaining business owner of MPS Direct LLC specializing in providing for clients of Class A Apartment Properties the Commercial Patio, Pool & Site Furniture, Site Amenities,Design, and Purchasing. Marlee P Shaw is: Daughter to wonderful parentsParent to 3 Grandparent to 10Published PoetStory Teller Who’s Who in American WomenNationally Certified Driving Instructor for Porsche Club of AmericaSMU Graduate in Marketing & Public RelationsStudied @ UCLA for Commercial interior Design & ArchitectureOwner of MPS Direct LLC Clients look to Marlee for more than furnishings as she works to create value in the relationship, and clients love her for it. When the little things really matter.
Apr 21, 2015
Guest Randy Rhoads is an Architect with more than 28 years of experience in the design of residential, commercial/retail, educational, and governmental/ institutional projects. Randy is a Vice President / Project Architect at McCormack Baron Salazar where his main responsibility is to guide the physical plan from initial master plan conception through construction in order to guarantee a solution of a high-functioning, high-quality, well-designed, safe, connected community. Randy was the lead architect on a number of notable projects including: 6 North in St. Louis, MO, the first multi-family, mixed-income building in the U.S. to incorporate universal design features into every unit. He was the lead project architect Tremont Pointe in Cleveland, OH, which was one of the first affordable housing developments to be awarded the Green Communities Criteria Certification University Place Homes in Memphis, TN, which achieved LEED for Homes Certification in 2009 and LEED-ND certification in 2010. Most recently, Mr. Rhoads led the design work on Legends Park West in Memphis, TN, which was awarded funding in 2009 under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s competitive ARRA 2009 Green Communities Program. Legends Park West has received Enterprise Green Community Criteria Certification and has earned Energy Star for Homes Certification. For mor information visit www.mccormackbaron.com
Apr 9, 2015
Rob Finlay is a businessman who has devoted his career to nurturing entrepreneurship, identifying innovative solutions to everyday challenges, and giving back to the community through various charitable endeavors. Mr. Finlay is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of QuietStream. His business success is built on a foundation of experience and accomplishment on Wall Street, during which time he held positions with major firms, including Credit Suisse First Boston, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank, where he specialized in capital markets and commercial real estate. In 2000, Mr. Finlay founded Commercial Defeasance, LLC, which remains the industry pioneer and leader in the defeasance of commercial real estate loans. Responding to the ever increasing needs of his client base, Mr. Finlay expanded the size of his professional team and the scope of the support they would offer commercial real estate investors. They added corporate entities that addressed investor management, underwriting, funding for commercial properties, legal document organization, data sharing among brokers, investment listings, turn-key commercial website design, and more. In 2013, all of these support services were brought together under QuietStream Financial, allowing commercial real estate investors to engage one company which had the capabilities of responding to a host of investing needs. Outside of the boardroom, Mr. Finlay serves on many philanthropic boards. He also has earned equal distinction both as a race car driver and as an accomplished pilot. Mr. Finlay is an alumnus of Southern New Hampshire University and resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Karin and their four children.