Alan Forrester

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14422 Whitemoss Ter., Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
License: S3128203
Alan M. Forrester, CPA, P.E. has been the President and CEO of First National Consulting, LLC (“FNC”) since its founding. Mr. Forrester also founded its predecessor, First National Capital which he managed for 20 years. As President of First National Consulting, he is currently the Financial Advisor to a real estate developer in California and has been for four years. He is responsible for raising financing for over $4.6 Billion for two projects with one in Los Angeles and the other in Las Vegas. He is working with potential financing sources from all over the world and has an active database of 600 sources. He has been responsible for the development of over 12 single accredited Investor Offering Memorandums and related information including market studies for a variety of projects in both California and Nevada. Alan Forrester is a Certified Public Accountant and a Professional Engineer with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a degree in Civil Engineering. He has started and built several successful companies in the computer-related fields, surveillance technologies, and the real estate and financial industries. Before his relocation to Sarasota, Florida, Alan was the Chief Operating Officer for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. He was one of the pioneers of wind energy has succeeded in negotiating a Power Purchase Agreement with Southern California Edison that involved the purchase of $200 million of wind turbines form Westinghouse. His Wind Energy Systems Inc. company was successful in selling 10 – 50KW wind turbines to investors for installation in the San Gorgonio Pass in California. As President and CFO of First National Capital (FNC), Alan built the company’s sales from $0 to $56 million. INC Magazine ranked FNC as the 42nd fastest-growing, privately held company, in the United States. FNC five years of financials were audited by one of the top four auditing firms. FNC was also ranked number 1, of the top 10, Michigan state businesses. He developed a relationship with Norstar Bancorp that was approved by the banks auditing firm. Norstar acted as a corporate investor in millions of dollars of computer lease transactions. Alan raised more than $45 million of private equity from 800+ individuals and corporate investors and, he arranged lease financing for over $300 million worth of equipment, for more than 50 different investment projects. After selling FNC to McDonnell Douglas, Alan stayed on with the company and helped it to increase annual sales to over $90 million. He also created two public limited partnership projects raising more than $80 million and was actively involved in the startup or two other companies. Alan has been active in many charitable causes, which includes donating 22 years of his time in various committees mostly in the fiancé area of a 500-bed teaching hospital, involving eight years as a member of the Board of Trustees, and two years as Chairman of the Board. Alan is a Navy Veteran with 8 years of service having served as Operations Officer on the USS Page County during the Vietnam era. Presently, Alan is serving as Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Sales, Leasing, and Development for Dalton Wade Real Estate Group in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has written two books on the subjects of real estate investment and leasing. Amazon carries one of the two. He has written several professional articles with one on Return on Investment published in the Journal of Accountancy by The American Accounting Association and another in the Equipment Leasing Digest on how a small company survives after acquisition by a Fortune 500 company. He was also a co-author of A Systems Approach to Change: When Streamlining Isn’t Enough for the Journal of Rehabilitation Administration and co-author of A Reengineering Approach for Vocational Rehabilitation That Works for the same publication. Alan is also a member of the Oakland University Presidents Club, on the Board of Directors of the American Ideals Foundation, the Military Officers Association of Sarasota, and formerly the Advisory Board for the Army in Sarasota.

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