Real Estate Broker and REALTOR at Equity Colorado
November 2010 - Present
Continuing a many-year tradition in real estate, I have moved my license to Equity Colorado so that I can focus on the needs of my clients rather than the "back office" needs of the brokerage.
Broker-owner at R.J. BRENNAN & ASSOCIATES
January 1997 - December 2010
Independent real estate brokerage. Specialized in REO since 2002.
Responsible for all areas of operations and management, including client services, marketing, finance, and administration.
First licensed as an Associate Broker in 1997; upgraded license to Employing Broker in 2000 and opened an independent brokerage. Responsible for all financial aspects of the business, from sales planning and projections, budgeting, accounting through financial statements and tax reports, and results analysis through the use of financial ratios and statement analysis.
Responsible for all operations, including marketing for clients, sales, negotiations, transaction analysis, and post-closing documentation.
Responsible for all administration including formulation and maintenance of company policies and procedures, and adherence to external regulations and requirements.
Designer and manager at Self-employed
January 1992 - January 1997
Architectural and landscape design, imaging and contracting.
Began as a licensed landscape contractor, and developed over time to a landscape designer and eventually an architectural and space designer using state-of-the-art computer drafting and rendering software. Fully responsible for all administrative, financial, and operational aspects of the business.
Administrative Officer at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
January 1986 - January 1992
Financial and physical plant management, including construction, remodeling and new design. Transferred to campus budget office.
Began as the financial officer overseeing accounting and budgeting for the Physical Plant Department, which operated two main divisions: Building Maintenance & Repair (BMR), and Construction. Combined, these divisions had budgets totaling over $12 million and 100 FTE employees. BMR was funded through the state budget, and handled routine maintenance and repair of the campus's physical structures. Also included was the campus power plant, which was the largest in the state system. The construction division was operated as a for-profit construction and remodeling company. No state funds were directly earmarked to this division, which provided services only to other campus departments. This division included in-house architectural and engineering staffs.
Transferred to the budget office in central campus administration, and worked the production of the annual campus request budget which went to the state legislature, and the campus operating budget. Acted as liaison for various campus departments and schools throughout the process.
Mortgage loan representative at Empire Savings and Loan
January 1983 - January 1986
Mortgage loan application, processing, and closing.
Started on the savings side of the business working as a teller and savings counselor. Moved to consumer loans and second mortgages, and eventually into first mortgages, including application analysis and recommendations to the underwriters. Closed approved loans, and prepared documents for recording with the various public trustees.
Closing Officer at Transamerica
1986 - 1986
Real estate escrows and closings.
Completed escrow analysis and closing services for commercial real estate transactions.
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