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‘Apprentice’ deck stacked with real estate professionals

One-third of Trump job applicants are in real estate biz

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Several real estate professionals who appear on the current season of NBC's "The Apprentice" television show aren't wasting a minute of their newfound stardom. Perhaps taking a cue from the show's centerpiece, real estate billionaire Donald "The Donald" Trump, several contestants are branding themselves to capitalize on their reality show airtime. "The Apprentice," now in its third season, features 18 candidates vying for a job opportunity to work in a management position for one of Trump's companies. Six of the 18 job applicants on the show are real estate professionals: there are two are real estate brokers, a real estate agent, a real estate developer, a mortgage broker and a real estate investor. Brian McDowell, 29, a broker for McDowell Realty & Co. LLC in Wildwood, N.J., has launched a Web site featuring an alternating picture of himself in a suit and in a plastic Viking hat. McDowell's site notes that "Brian is available for seminars, corporate functions and ev...