Marques Ogden

Marques Ogden attended Howard University and was drafted into the NFL in 2003. He retired after 5 years to pursue a career in construction and contracting and founded Kayden Premier Enterprises. In 2010, Marques won The African American Subcontractor of the Year Award in Maryland, but soon went bankrupt after that, losing almost 2 million dollars in a matter of 90 days. During his darkest hours, Marques pulled himself together, and with hard work and determination, became an inspirational keynote speaker, executive coach, best-selling author, and marketing leader.

  • Inspirational keynote speaker, executive coach, best-selling author, and marketing leader, helping to build the success of others
  • Drafted into the NFL as an offensive lineman and played professional football for five years
  • Founded a construction company
  • Won the African American Subcontractor of the Year Award in Maryland
  • Lost almost two million dollars on one project in 90 days, forcing the company into bankruptcy
  • Pulled himself together, got a part-time job as a custodian, and applied hard work and determination to embark upon a speaking career
Marques Ogden

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  1. COVID-19 And Construction Lending: Challenges, Opportunities, And What You Need To Know
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    COVID-19 And Construction Lending: Challenges, Opportunities, And What You Need To Know
    Former construction industry CEO Marques Ogden will reveal the pandemic’s impact on developers. He will explain how you can apply this insight into evaluating lending opportunities. You will learn how to assess each borrower’s financial situation, forecast the future, and avoid undue risks.

    Topics Covered

    • What construction industry terminology should you know?
    • What are the roles of front-end contractors and back-end contractors?
    • How should you evaluate a company’s earnings?
    • How is COVID-19 affecting the construction industry?
    • How can you forecast growth?
    • What borrower attributes and history should you assess?
    • How should outstanding debt factor into your evaluation?
    • How can researching your client’s customers help predict stability?
    • How can you determine the effects of COVID-19 on a borrower?
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