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DALLAS-The global financial meltdown is translating into an economic boon for experienced operations-type professionals, who are in far more demand than transactions-related peers. As the critical mass builds, workout specialists conceivably could be writing their own tickets after being let go by financial institutions.

“The quicker a bailout is in place, it will create a lot of activity and create a lot of jobs,” says Rick Gillham, founder of an executive commercial real estate search firm, Gillham, Golbeck & Associates Inc. in Dallas. He says there is an undercurrent building for workout specialists, but so far the musical chairs has been focused on operations’ professionals with years of experience, particularly in Dallas/Fort Worth. Corporate solutions pros have been in particularly high demand too.

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