Speaker Fee: $4,000 + Expenses
Course Length: 4 Hours
Vic Bruno is President and Qualifying Broker of Vic Bruno Co. His lifelong career since completion of his undergraduate degree at the University of New Mexico has been in the commercial real estate sector. He has been a provider of industrial, office & commercial real estate consulting, advisory, managerial, and transactional services for Corporate America since 1973. His transaction volume is in excess of $100 Million and his clients include many in the Fortune 500, often in cooperation with fellow SIORs in the U.S. and Canada.
Vic is a Co-Author of the SIOR® Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice and the SIOR® Ethics Curriculum, which he has presented in the U.S. and Canada on behalf of the Society.
He is a trained mediator and arbitrator and provides expert witness services in legal cases involving real estate licensee standards of care.
He is a founding member, past president and REALTOR® of the Year of the Commercial Association of REALTORS® – NM and is the principal founder and past president of the Real Estate Education Foundation of NM.
Currently, Vic serves on the Board of Directors of Rio Grande Foundation, a non-partisan public policy research institute dedicated to the principles of individual freedom, limited government and economic prosperity.
Boom and bust periods are really about market forces working for and against commercial real estate. This course intends to provide practitioners with perspectives on some of the forces at work and demonstrate how those forces affect the built environment. The journey begins with the steam engine and runs through to the modern era of technological advancement. It explores the impact of the ‘Boomer Generation’ and touches on real estate economics including valuation issues, demographic trends, competition in a globalized economy, the so-called jobless recovery and more. In an evolving, globalized marketplace, clients are challenging practitioners to provide more substance in order to make better, more informed buying decisions. Practitioners who grasp these elements and incorporate them into their toolkits should be better equipped to differentiate themselves from the competition and win more assignments.