Meet Your Instructor
Chip Meyers was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. He attended Baylor University on a tennis scholarship. After graduating from Baylor, he spent 9 years in the U.S. Navy as a fighter pilot flying single seat jet fighters from land bases in the U.S., as well as 90 missions over North and South Vietnam from the flight deck of the USS Oriskany. When he finished his tour in the U.S. Navy, he began his career in commercial/investment real estate. Chip spent almost 4 years as a commercial/investment salesman in San Diego and 10+ years in Albuquerque in sales and management managing the largest, most productive commercial/investment real estate firm in New Mexico. From 1988 until 1991, he worked with a local developer marketing rental townhomes and apartment projects, which were built and rehabbed under Section 42 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which were qualified for low income housing tax credits.
In 1990, he wrote a course entitled "Valuation of Investment Real Estate," which was approved for continuing education in the state of New Mexico. The first time he taught it, the Director of Education at the Albuquerque Board of Realtors said it was the best set of critiques she had ever seen on any course they had ever had. In 1996, he changed the name of the course to "Income Property Analysis," and significantly expanded the course—adding more material, examples, and case studies (growing to a 102 - page workbook). He also converted the course to a laptop/LCD/PowerPoint™ presentation, which has been extremely well-received. Chips expertise is in his presentation style; he takes a complicated subject and presents it in a very simple, understandable and fun manner. Past students have described the course as a "mini condensed 2 day version" of the CCIM 101 course.
Chip now teaches this course full time in cities like: Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Austin, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Ft. Myers, and Chicago. The course is currently approved in the state of Texas for continuing education for real estate agents, CPAs, and property tax consultants. It will also soon be approved for CLE—continuing legal education for attorneys. In addition, the course has been approved for 11 hours of elective CE credit in the state of Florida, 9 elective and 6 approved hours in Oklahoma, 6 hours of CE in the state of Illinois and 14 hours of CE in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Chip has had extensive experience in the teaching/training environment, having conducted well over 150 other seminars on investment real estate and tax laws for the public during the '80s, as well as countless training sessions for his agents during the 8 years he managed New Mexico's largest commercial/investment firm. He has taught this particular class well over 500 times to more than 10,000 students, and he is an acknowledged expert on the various methods of evaluating yield, return, and value in investment real estate.