Instructors

Edward M. McFerran, Attorney Instructor

Edward M. McFerran is an attorney whose professional practice focuses on real estate, business and tax matters. Mr. McFerran is the McFerran of the McFerran Family of Companies. Each company is an entity of itself with Mr. McFerran at the helm of each.

Mr. McFerran is President and Managing Shareholder of Tax Deferred Exchange Services, Inc., a national Qualified Intermediary company headquartered in the State of Washington. In that capacity, Mr. McFerran’s professional practice is focused on tax planning for clients throughout the United States in the tax deferred exchange arena advising taxpayers, exchangers, accountants, trustees, Qualified Intermediaries, and escrow agents. In addition, Mr. McFerran has served as Qualified Intermediary in literally thousands of transactions throughout the United States.

Mr. McFerran is a frequent speaker on tax and law matters sponsored by bar associations, Washington Association of REALTORS, Tacoma-Pierce County Board of REALTORS, accounting groups, and various other private industry groups. Mr. McFerran is a graduate of Seattle University Alber’s School of Business. He received his law degree with honors from the University Of Puget Sound School Of Law.

Mr. McFerran is the Administrator of McFerran University providing quality education for all of the Real Estate community. Mr. McFerran is a licensed Real Estate Instructor in the State of Washington and teaches classes on a regular basis.

Anne Hartman, Instructor

Anne Hartman, licensed in 1988, brings 25 years of real estate experience to the classroom.  During that time, she was also involved in several court cases as an expert witness which has given her a unique perspective on behaviors and practices that land agents in trouble.  Her past experience includes holding office as President of SW Council for the Seattle King County Association of REALTORS, President of South King County Women’s Council of REALTORS, Vice President of Business Practices, Washington REALTORS, State Director, Washington REALTORS and involvement in many committees at the local associations and state association.  She has participated in the Dept of Licensing Real Estate Commission meetings since 1989 and sits on their sub-committees.  Anne earned her Managing Brokers license in 1994 and was a reviewing broker for 3 years with Keller Williams in Federal Way.  Anne first started teaching clock hour classes in 1992.

Rick Hogan, Instructor

Rick Hogan is a former professor (professor emeritus) of business, management and marketing and Constant Contact Certified Solution Provider, conference speaker and workshop facilitator. Throughout his career Rick received countless commendations for instructional excellence. Since 2014, Rick presented nearly 200 social media marketing workshops hosted by Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and similar sponsors for small businesses and non-profits in the Northwest.

Rick’s experience in outside sales and sales management is extensive. It includes sales with New York Life Insurance Company, sales management with Metropolitan Life Insurance, ownership of an independent insurance agency, corporate director of marketing and related positions.

In addition, Rick holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management Development degree and a post-graduate Certificate in Training & Development. He teaches employee and management candidate recruiting and selection best practices that lead to better hiring decisions.

Rick is expert in the application of the DISC behavior style assessment and uses DISC to help salespeople understand how to most effectively interact with sellers, buyers and co-workers.

Over 40,000 participants have attended Rick’s classes, workshops and conference presentations.

Matthew Link, Instructor

Matthew Link attended Seattle University School of Law. He graduated cum laude in 2013 and received the CALI award in Property. At Seattle University, Mr. Link’s studies focused on real estate issues and oral advocacy. Additionally, Mr. Link worked with numerous law offices including Northwest Justice Project, King County Prosecutor’s Office, and plaintiff’s personal injury firm Graham, Lundeberg & Peschel.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Link worked for Stafne Trumbull, PLLC in Arlington where his practice focused on complex foreclosure litigation. Mr. Link represented homeowners seeking to prevent or reverse foreclosure against loan servicers, banks, and trustee corporations.

 

Steve Contos, Attorney Instructor

Steve Contos brings a wealth of experience to our University  advising individual and business clients on a wide variety of legal issues since 2005. His work as an attorney includes general business, commercial and residential real estate, estate planning, entity formation, contracts, business acquisitions, landlord/tenant issues, commercial transactions, debtor/creditor matters, and administrative law.

In addition, Steve has substantial litigation experience, advocating for clients in contract cases, real estate disputes, and construction disputes. He handles cases in court as well as arbitration and mediation.

Steve has worked in a law firm setting as an associate and also as a shareholder, as well as corporate counsel.

It is this far-reaching experience in both business matters and litigation that allows Steve to be a thorough and effective advisor on a variety of legal matters.

Steve brings this wealth of knowledge and experience as an Instructor to our University!!!

 

Keane Ng, Instructor

Keane’s passion in lending is to serve his community, unconditionally with exceptional expertise. Our objective is to thoroughly understand your goals, needs and challenges to build a custom plan with your ideal loan program. We strive to provide stellar communication, skilled expertise and education throughout the loan process. Keane and his team are all licensed loan officers with more than 80 years of combined industry experience. If you are ready to achieve your goal of home ownership please call 206-650-4041 or visit keane@keaneloans.com. NMLS 3029/1557321/115042

CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. is a full-service mortgage lender licensed in 50 states. With its wide range of refinance and purchase programs, and seasoned team of loan originators, CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. provides more than a mortgage — it provides guidance, competitive rates and efficient closings. All loans subject to underwriting approval. Certain restrictions apply. Call for details. CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. is an FHA Approved Lending Institution and is not acting on behalf of or at the direction of HUD/FHA or the Federal government. Certificate of Eligibility required for VA loans. NMLS3029 ( www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org ). Equal Housing Opportunity.

 

Mike Runyan Instructor

Mike is the co-owner and CEO of RE/MAX Exclusive a place where entrepreneurs thrive. Having honed his skills over thousands of hours of coaching, study and personal development. His unique real estate perspective focuses on sales and marketing first. Mike believes that the measurement of a man’s success is not in what he has accomplished for himself, but in what he has helped others accomplish for themselves.

 

 

 

Mike England Instructor

Mike has been a licensed Loan Officer since 1991. He has been involved in all aspects from processing loans to running a mortgage company. Mike’s focus is on educating borrowers and other professionals. He has taught over 250 first time homebuyer classes and helped thousands of people finance their first home. His current passion is helping seniors to be successful in retirement and is a Certified Reverse Mortgage Planner. He works on a comprehensive plan bringing in Realtors, financial planners and elder law attorneys, as well as other professionals.