Colin F. McGowan, Founder and President of The Frederick Academy of Real Estate, CDEi, specializes in the continuing education offerings that the Academy has certified in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Colin is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Maryland and is a recognized expert in the fields of real estate, construction, and the laws that pertain to each. As an international consultant, Colin travels to Europe frequently. He served as a consultant for the Eastern European Real Property Foundation, involved in the formalization and privatization of the real estate industry in that part of the world.

Well respected by his peers, Colin was awarded the Carroll County "Real Estate Educator" award in 1998 and the Prince George's County Association of Realtors "Educator of the Year" award in 1991. In June 2010, Colin acheived CDEi certification status. Colin brings to his classroom a unique method of instruction that is informative, interesting and fun. Once you have experienced his methods, you will return again and again for all your continuing education needs.

Staff Instructors
  • Alvin Monshower, Esquire
  • Andy Taylor, Esquire
  • W. Duncan Patterson, CCIM
Recognized for their expertise, our pre-licensing instructors have been carefully selected by the Frederick Academy to prepare the prospective sales associate for the real estate examination.