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Real Estate Symposium News

Branch Manager Pete de Best Joins Expert Panel

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

 

1parkplace is proud to announce that Branch Manager of Cobalt Financial Corporation Pete de Best will be an expert advisor at The Real Estate and Housing Symposium.

 

Pete de Best is a mortgage loan originator with 15 years of experience.  From 2001 to 2004 he was ranked among the top 200 originators in the country for both loan volume and units closed.  As a graduate from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Finance, Real Estate and Law, Pete has a well balanced understanding of the economic conditions that influence the market.  

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California State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher Joins Expert Panel

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

 

1parkplace is proud to announce that California State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher will be an expert advisor at The Real Estate and Housing Symposium. Mr. Fletcher represents California’s 75th District and is the first combat veteran of the Global War on Terror to serve in the California State Legislature.

 

In just his first term, Mr. Fletcher has had twenty-one pieces of legislation signed into law. These include bills relating to veterans, job creation, water infrastructure, pension reform, modernization of state government, health care, and public safety.

 

In his first months in office, he was instrumental in passing a major tax code revision that would help create 144,000 new California jobs. For this effort, he was named BIOCOM’s Legislator of the Year. Additionally, he joint authored Assembly Bill 23 to help small business employees who’ve suffered layoffs retain their private health insurance.

 

Mr. Fletcher is also known as the author of Chelsea’s Law – the comprehensive legislation that reforms the way California deals with violent sexual predators who target children.

 

He has always had a passion for public service. Before his election to the Legislature he served honorably in the military, the community and the political arena.

 

 

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Manager of Heller Real Estate Monica Reynolds Joins Expert Panel

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

 

1parkplace is proud to announce that General Manager of Heller Real Estate Monica Reynolds will be an expert advisor at The Real Estate and Housing Symposium. Monica has over 31 years of experience in the real estate industry and is the author of two books: “Multiply Your Success Through the Use of Assistants” and “The Professional Assistant.”

 

Monica was the senior coach of the Mike Ferry Organization for 15 years. She developed the 800 Info Homeline system and website  for the organization, which grew to over 2000 users. She was also the VP consultation of Arch Telecommunications, an interactive voice response system.

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Short Sale Experts, Inc. CEO Leon Cook Joins Expert Panel

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

 

1parkplace is proud to announce that Leon Cook, CEO and President of Short Sale Experts, Inc. will be an expert advisor for The Real Estate and Housing Symposium. Mr. Cook founded Short Sale Experts, Inc. in 2008, a company with over 65 years of combined real estate personnel experience that specializes in real estate acquisition, redevelopment, and lender negotiations in Southern California.

 

 In 2005 Mr. Cook obtained his bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from San Diego State University. Following his completion, he became the CEO of Emerging Market Groups. He then co-founded Prestige Real Estate Services, Inc. where he served as the President of the company prior to Short Sale Experts, Inc.

 

Today Mr. Cook has launched himself to the top of his industry by going above and beyond the industry expectations with exceptional advisement that he provides to all his loyal clients.  He contributes his success to the development of strong relationships with his partners and clients.

 

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Top Producing Agent Eric Elegado Joins Expert Panel

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

 

1parkplace is proud to announce that Eric Elegado, one of the Top Producing Agents in San Diego will be an expert advisor for The Real Estate and Housing Symposium.  Mr. Elegado is placed within the top half of one percent of agents nationwide and has created an unsurpassed avenue to help property owners achieve top dollar for their assets.

 

Mr. Elegado obtained his California Real Estate License in the 1980′s and embarked on his real estate career. He currently averages hundreds of transactions per year with clients from top level executives and custom home builders to well recognized professional athletes and small business owners. He contributes his success on his marketing expertise combined with a vast network of clients and brokers.

 

Mr. Elegado has been featured on FOX, NBC, KFMB (radio & tv), KUSI, Channel 10, San Diego Business Journal and many other publications and radio talk shows.

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#1 Realtor in North SD Alan Shafran Joins Expert Panel

Monday, April 18th, 2011

 

 1parkplace is proud to announce that the number one realtor in North San Diego County Alan Shafran will be an expert advisor for The Real Estate and Housing Symposium. Mr. Shafran is an active speaker for national conferences and seminars in the real estate industry.

 

Mr. Shafran has over 22 years of experience in the real estate industry. He also brings forth a strong financial background having managed $80 million dollars in assets for PaineWebber. Some of his specialties include relocation, estate sales and first time buyer and financial assistance programs.

 

Mr. Shafran has been recognized for being in the top one percentile of the nation’s real estate professionals and the number three highest producing agent nationwide. He has also been recognized for being a top volume salesperson, multi-million dollar producer and top selling and listing agent.

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VP of C.A.R. Leslie Appleton-Young Joins Expert Panel

Monday, April 18th, 2011

1parkplace is proud to announce that the Vice President and Chief Economist of California Association of Realtors Leslie Appleton-Young will be an expert advisor for The Real Estate and Housing Symposium.  Mrs. Appleton-Young is a well-known speaker in California’s real estate community and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the industry.

 

Mrs. Appleton-Young earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and her Masters from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining C.A.R. in 1984, she was a consultant with Telesis Inc. in Rhode Island. She also spent several years working as a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and as an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Since joining C.A.R., a statewide trade organization with nearly 100,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate, Mrs. Appleton-Young has been directing the activities of the Association’s Member Information Group and overseeing the analysis of housing market and brokerage industry trends, member communications and membership development activities.  She is also involved in the Association’s strategic planning efforts.

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1parkplace is proud to announce that Cory Shepard, President of Coronado Financial Corp d.b.a. Prudential California Realty will be an expert advisor at The Real Estate and Housing Symposium.  Mr. Shepard, developer of the Real Auctions USA division since 2006 is an expert in assisting homeowners, lenders and others sell their properties and can provide valuable tips for our audience.

 

Mr. Shepard obtained his California Real Estate license in 1975. He started out in the industry by opening an REO Marketing Company in Southern California.  He then ventured onto become a HUD Real Estate Asset Manager where he was responsible for property management for all HUD owned property within the county. Following that he became a HUD Broad Listing Broker where he serviced five Southern California Counties including San Diego, Imperial, Orange,Riverside, and San Bernardino.

 

 As the current President of Coronado Financial Corp, he is responsible for the sales production of the company and its 300 real estate agents, including training and contract compliance.

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CEO Gregg Neuman Encourages Attendance for REHS

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Gregg Neuman CEO of Neuman and Neuman Real Estate encourages real estate agents to attend The Real Estate and Housing Symposium on April 21, 2011 so we can work together in reviving our real estate and housing market. Mr. Neuman strongly believes that it is vital and beneficial for realtors to become educated and to become aware of their communities so that they can educate others, contribute to making improvements at a local and national level and improve home values. One of the major challenges Mr. Neuman brings to our attention is the need to get banks to select agents from within the farm area that the REO’s are in.

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1parkplace is proud to announce that the President of Military Home Programs Karen Bates will be an expert advisor at The Real Estate and Housing Symposium. Karen brings her unique experience as an expert lender mixed with her background as a CPA in order to shed light on the little known “behind the scenes” financial dealings of the banks.  This insight is monumental as we uncover the mystery as to why lenders are more focused on foreclosing over mortgage modifications.

 

Karen served eight years in the Navy as an Air Traffic Controller.  She is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a major in accounting and a Master’s of Taxation. She also obtained her CPA license.  As a CPA, Karen gained invaluable experience preparing tax returns and auditing small businesses and individuals with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.  When she moved to San Diego she obtained a position with a mortgage lending company and received her Real Estate Broker License. She now assists military families in fulfilling their dreams of purchasing a home.

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