By Miguel Gonzalez
(Victorville)-Hundreds of business leaders and elected officials attended Thursday the 31st edition of High Desert Opportunity held at the San Bernardino Fairgrounds in Victorville, Ca.
This year’s event will showcased an expo hall, HD Theater morning program and luncheon with real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran as the keynote speaker. Additionally, HDO featured an exhibit hall of over 80 local and regional organizations as well as a “meet and greet” opportunity with representatives from city and country governmental agencies, financial institutions, community organizations, utilities, real estate and other key High Desert influencers.
Corcoran who is also an entrepreneur, author and reality TV – on the show Shark Tank – investor. Corcoran spoke about the fact that she was not a “model student” and did some major job hoping in her early twenties; it took one right decision to make Corcoran one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country. She took a $1,000 loan and parlayed it into a five billion dollar company: making, The Corcoran Group, the largest real estate business in New York City. In 2001 she sold her company for $66 million.
Corcoran is now a weekly real estate contributor on NBC’s Today Show, an author (Use What You’ve Got and Shark Tales), speaker and reality TV investor.
Her knowledge, experience and winning attitude was widely seen by attendees as refreshing and invaluable advice during her keynote address to the attendees at the 2012 High Desert Opportunity.