CAI III Classes


Capitalizing Bank, Bankruptcy, and Government Opportunities

Government contracts and bankruptcies can be a tough market to break into. But when you know how, this often untapped and lucrative area could transform your business. This class teaches you exactly how to capitalize on these opportunities. You will learn the types, locations, and legal components of bankruptcy auctions; how to determine a potential bank client and their key contacts; and the ins and outs of local, state and regional, and federal government auctions.

Upon completing this class, you will be able to:
  1. Identify auction business opportunities in the U.S. Bankruptcy System
  2. Navigate the and sites to identify potential clients
  3. Identify the decision makers in the banking industry
  4. Determine the bankruptcy, bank, and government auction opportunities available

About the instructor

Mark Manley, CAI, AARE, CES, MPPA
Mark L Manley of Moultrie, Georgia, has been a full time Auctioneer conducting primarily real estate auctions since 1991.  From auctioning collectibles such as a racing yacht formerly belonging to John F. Kennedy to multi-thousand acre ranch properties, Mark has a varied auction experience.   He received the Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE) designation in 1995 and the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) designation in 2002.  Completing the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) in 2002, Mark is also the recipient of the prestigious Rose Award from the Auction Marketing Institute (AMI).  He was elected to the Board of Governors of AMI during the 2002 AMI Annual Meeting held in Orlando, Florida and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute (NAA EI).  In his capacity as NAA EI Chairman of the Board Mark, also serve as an ex-officio voting member of theNational Auctioneers Association Board of Directors.

Mark served as Chairman of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), the premier designation program of the National Auctioneers Association.

Currently holding real estate licenses in five states in the southeastern United States, Mark conducts primarily real estate auctions, with a strong concentration in the area of bankruptcy liquidations.  He also specializes in the valuation of agricultural machinery and equipment, regularly conducting appraisals and offering expert witness testimony.

In 2004, Mark was appointed by Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue to serve on the Georgia Auctioneers Commission, the state’s licensing board.  Mark is currently Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Auctioneers Association; he is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and a Life Member of the Moultrie Georgia Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club.