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Jim Hogan Retires

by Suzanne Licata

Fifty years is a long time unless approaching it signals the retirement of a good friend and valued colleague, someone so good at what he does you cannot imagine ever doing so well yourself. Then, it doesn’t seem long enough and that is especially true with Jim Hogan CPM®, vice president in the commercial division of Curry Real Estate Services, who over his career developed a certain genius about what he does, especially property valuation. Besides, it’s really only been 48 years and he’s only spent his entire career with us, starting in 1972. So you can see, it has not been long enough at all.

Other people noticed his talent. He was named 2013’s Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors’ Roger Cohen Salesperson of the Year. The award is based on an exceptional ethics record, cooperation with fellow brokers, contributions to the association and an impressive record of production and salesmanship.

The next year, Jim received the REALTOR® Emeritus status, a special recognition given by the National Association of REALTORS® that recognizes any person who has held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or a combination of both, for 40 years.

While we are throwing around these years-long milestones, we should include his life-long dedication to the Boys Scouts of America (BSA). An active member from the ages 8 to 19, when he then joined the military, Jim returned to Scouting when his sons became Cub Scouts. Starting as a Cub Master, he went on to serve as the presiding chieftain of the Tribe Mic-O-Say and as a member of the executive committee of BSA’s Heart of America Council.

As he has with the Scouts, Jim has extended himself in other charitable works, a reflection of his commitment to giving back. “By working with the Scouts, or any charitable organization, I’ve found we are able to help those in need, while also setting an excellent example for those around us,” he said.Whether it is on a corporate level or simply as an individual pastime, involving yourself in your community allows you to repay those who’ve helped you, while also shaping the future of your community’s youth.”

Jim earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg. He also studied at the University of Nebraska-Omaha while serving active duty in the United State Air Force. He is a licensed REALTOR® in both Missouri and Kansas and received his certified property management designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management in 1986.

He plans, with his wife, Regina, to spend more time with their children and grandchildren and traveling.

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