From 6:00 to 6:30 we will have food and networking.
Have a deal you are working on? Bring it!
At 6:30 we present: Our annual Year end mastermind session
Denny Grimes, Team Leader and President of Denny Grimes and Company: Providing over thirty years of expertise to thousands of buyers and sellers, Denny has served as a full-time Realtor in the Southwest Florida area since 1983. During his real estate career he has accumulated an impressive track record, focusing on professionalism and integrity. In addition, his years of expertise have allowed him the opportunity to provide educational seminars and public workshops both in Southwest Florida (Marketwatch) and nationally. Denny has spent his professional life developing an educational and experience background that is matched by few in the industry, facilitating a successful sale for both buyers and sellers even in the challenging real estate market of the past few years.
Denny earned his BA and MBA from the University of South Florida and has gone on to earn several distinctive real estate industry honors: CRS-Certified Residential Specialist, CSP- Certified New Home Sales Representative, ABR-Accredited Buyers Representative, and CDPE-Certified Distressed Property Expert. He is a former Director of the Florida Association of Realtors and the Fort Myers Association of Realtors.
Denny is an accomplished public speaker and is in the process of writing a book about real estate. For recreation Denny loves Broadway Plays, dogs, outdoor activities and running marathons. He has a goal to complete an Iron Man Competition in the coming years.
Presenter: Dave Owens, CPA, CES
Dave Owens is the president of AdvantaIRA Trust, LLC. Dave specializes in Real Estate IRAs, 1031 Exchanges, self-directed IRAs and retirement plans. His background as a certified public accountant, combined with a long history of personal retirement self-direction, provides his audiences and clients with solid advice and practical solutions to their IRA investment questions. Dave holds a BS in accounting from Purdue University. He also earned the prestigious Certified Exchange Specialist designation through the Federation of Exchange Accommodators. He spent the first 15 years in public accounting starting with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. Dave has spoken with hundreds of groups about the power and possibilities of IRA self-direction, and provides continuing education seminars to attorneys, CPAs and real estate professionals. He has also appeared as a guest speaker on local and national investment radio shows and at local and national conferences. You will find his passion for building wealth in your IRA contagious and entertaining.
Presenter: Stephen A. Cunningham, MAI, CCIM
Steve has been actively involved in sales, leasing and consulting services of commercial properties and development sites in Southwest and Central Florida since 1976. As the Qualifying Broker, duties include the strategic planning, leadership, operational analysis for LandQuest Commercial
University of Illinois/Bachelor of Science Degree-Finance; Additional course work through The Appraisal Institute and CCIM Institute.
Over 40 years of real estate experience
Former Managing Partner of Grubb & Ellis VIP D'Alessandro's Division of Valuation and Research
Qualified as an expert witness for real estate valuation in State and Federal Court
Former Member City of Fort Myers Planning Board
Special Magistrate Value Adjustment Board
Expertise in all property types with emphasis on investment sales and land development sites
Specialty assignments include: Highest and Best Use Studies, Comparative Lease Analysis, Lease Versus Own Analysis, Comparing Ownership and Disposition Alternatives, Valuation and Feasibility Studies, Economic Base Analysis, Gap Analysis
Court Appointed Receiver of multiple properties
Disposition of REO properties
Workout assignments with various banks
Professional Affiliations/Community Activities
MAI Member of The Appraisal Institute, CCIM Designee of the CCIM Institute, Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Florida State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #RZ300, Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker #BK248970. Currently serving on the Board of Directors of the South Fort Myers Little League and an assistant varsity baseball coach at Canterbury High School in Fort Myers. Former Advisory Board member for the Salvation Army and YMCA.