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October 2018 Newsletter

Hello UNT Real Estate Alumni,

I would first like to introduce myself.  My name is Ryan Blakeman and I wil be taking over the role of UNT Real Estate Alumni President.  I am the former president of the UNT Real Estate Club and have approximately 5 years working as a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser in D/FW.  I hope to bring everyone opportunities and find ways to connect all UNT Real Estate Alumni in a way that promotes growth and great relationships.  Feel free to reach out to me directly with ideas, questions, or opportunities at

Announcement from Baen!

Alumni .. I am getting SO many speech offers it is scary.   
Headed to New Zealand for a Keynote on world RE Markets and Cycles.
They are paying and all expenses!! !More  Good NEWS
 We received FRIDAY from an appreciative Donor/supporter …a $250 K 
Endowed Fund for RE Scholarships… This was with the assistance of Randy Smith  and his close friends and partners..and  so UNT  continues to be the STAR of University RE Education 
In the Southwest US.
I will be on the color  cover of Red NEWS Real Estate Magazine
With a featured Article  about UNT's 41 years  of successful GRADS from  the UNT   Real Estate Program.
About the 30,000 former students (seriously  estimated)  that have suffered through
Principles of Real Estate as well as other classes over Baen ‘s 34 years at UNT and
3 previous years at North Lake College.   

Baen is raising a needed $2Million ( to be Endowed)  for the someday replacement,
of current Faculty.
An  Endowed Professorship in Real estate !!!!
In order to secure EXCELLENT PhD s having real world experience and academic excellence .
Matching programs are also in full swing.  So get your Corp Gift Depts and Foundations to 
Contribute!!!   Rock and Roll Ladies and Gentleman …More info will follow in  a few weeks or months. 
No Baen is NOT retiring yet. And is in good health   but IS 70!!!!  What a great ride!!!!!!!!!

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Job Opportunites!

Lincoln Rackhouse - Business Development and Marketing Position
Ryan Sullivan at Lincoln Rackhouse is looking to grow his team with a business development and marketing role.  This would be a good fit for a tech, marketing and social media savvy recent graduate who is willing to help Lincoln Rackhouse continue to grow their brand and source new acquisition and lease opportunities. There may be some admin and back office work involved, as well.  Duties will be to stay in tune with market, improve the web and social media presence, create marketing collateral, such as brochures, flyers, newsletters, white papers, etc. and to participate in new lead generation.  Role will be based in the LPC headquarters at 2000 McKinney, Dallas.  Fell free to reach out to Ryan through email  at for inquiries.

Ryan Blakeman