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My upcoming schedule

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The next couple of months will be pretty busy, “speaking engagement” wise. Thought I’d keep you up-to-date on what’s in store.

This month, most of my travel is for business meetings, with only ONE presentation on tap — I’m a member of the Real Estate Counseling Group of America (and allegedly the Membership Chair, but I’m not quite sure yet what that means) and our semi-annual meetings are scheduled for D.C. the last weekend in September. I’ll speak in Friday morning on the Gulf Oil Crisis (naturally). Right now, I’m figuring out how to embed YouTube videos into a powerpoint presentation. Wish me luck.

On October 7, I’m back in the Pacific Northwest as the keynote speaker for the annual Brownfields Conference, sponsored by the Northwest Environmental Business Council.

We TENTATIVELY have a web-in-ar planned for October 29 on the Gulf Oil Spill. More on that later. If you want info (as soon as we have scheduling), please send us an e-mail at and we’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date.

Finally (well, not FINALLY, but at least for this list…) I’m scheduled to be in Miami Beach on November 4 to speak on the Gulf Oil Crisis at the Ritz Carleton Miami Beach (Yeah — terrible job I have, right?). For more info on that conference, click here.

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September 4, 2010 at 7:08 am

It’s been a busy month!

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Actually, busy with personal stuff. Three weddings so far this summer, and one more to go! Most significantly — my son and new daughter-in-law got married this month! Big public congratulations to Jonathan and Sarah!

But, back to business — it’s being called the “Unknown Oil Spill“, but a pipeline leak this week in Kalamazoo, MI, has already become the biggest oil leak in the history of the midwestern U.S. An estimated 840,000 gallons have spilled since Monday. The oil slick now stretches some 16 miles near Battle Creek, in a river that eventually flows into the great lakes. We’ll keep you posted, and I’d be very surprised if we’re not eventually involved in this.

In OTHER news, I was honored yesterday to be invited to be the keynote speaker for October’s Brownfields Conference, sponsored by the Northwest Environmental Business Council. The meetings are scheduled for October 7 & 8 in Tacoma, Washington. Afterwards, we’ll post the text of my talk on our web site.

Written by johnkilpatrick

July 28, 2010 at 9:47 am

Posted in Real Estate, Valuation

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