Director of the School & Instructor
Neal started his career in the real estate/lending industry in 1963. While working in these industries, Neal observed a void in available training in the areas of loan origination and processing, and began working to fill that need. Since 1966, Neal has personally trained over 25,000 students. He has designed and authored many training manuals and material used in real estate, appraising, mortgage lending and management. A Captain for a major airline, he has trained airline pilots, mechanics, flight engineers and dispatchers over his many years as a professional educator. Neal has owned schools in Atlanta, GA, Los Angeles, CA, and Jacksonville, FL. He holds instructor licenses in the following areas; CAM Instructor, Real Estate Instructor, Mortgage Broker Instructor, Real Estate Residential Appraiser Instructor, Flight Instructor, Aviation Ground School Instructor
Director of Real Estate Education
Margaret Barrs holds both a Florida Broker’s License and a Florida Instructor’s Permit. She has taught thousands of real estate students in the Jacksonville area; and is currently a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Realtors and the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.
Her educational experience includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, and a Master of Science degree in Financial Planning. Additionally, she completed a two-year study program to attain the prestigious designation of Certified Financial Planner™, and has been a member of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., since 1992.
Her professional experience includes a financial planning business, property management, business consulting, business management, real estate & business seminars; and teaching/lecturing at proprietary schools
Peggy joined Alliance in 2002 as planning and registration specialist. Her responsibilities include registering all our students and assembling manuals for classes and manual orders. She also oversees class schedules and the Continuing Education Programs.