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About Author and Moderator Background
MODERATOR EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
MBA – Master of Administrative Science/Industrial & Systems Engineering
BS – Business Administration/Management Science (Operations Research)
BS – Physics/Math Minor
AAS – Associates Degree in Applied Science and Electronics Technology
Many courses in real estate, computer science, computer programming, software systems analysis and development, reliability and quality assurance, configuration management, logistics, cost estimating, and management/project management.
REAL ESTATE EDUCATION:
Many courses in real estate and real estate-related subjects inclusive of real estate sales, buyer representation, appraisal, homebuilding, property management, real estate law and records, mortgage origination, insurance, construction, construction cost estimating, inspection, electrical systems, HVAC systems, and radon gas measurement and mitigation.
REAL ESTATE CERTIFICATIONS EARNED BY TRAINING AND STATE EXAMINATION:
Real Estate Broker; Homebuilder License; Home Inspector; Housing Inspector; Housing Rehabilitation Inspector; Mechanical Inspector; Electrical Inspector; Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractor; Radon Gas Services (Measurement & Mitigation); Real Estate Appraiser License
Missile Systems Engineer – 35 years
Owner and manager of personal investment property – 38 years