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Please join PRO/CPAR and the Pinellas International Council in welcoming realtors from Brazil next week. We will be touring properties in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties, attending a special presentation tours of the Tampa International Airport and the Port of Tampa, visiting the Salvador Dali Museum, Dale Chihuly Collection, and the Tampa History Museum, Madeira Beach, John’s Pass, Clearwater Beach as well as a Starlight Cruise dinner. In addition we will hold an all day seminar with lunch at the Pinellas Realtor Organization building with speakers listed below on the flyer. The morning session will be held primarily in Portuguese and Spanish while the afternoon will be primarily held English. All are invited to attend both. Education and networking is a must!

Please Register in Advance. https://pinellasrealtor.org/education-and-events-calendar/

Hope to see you there for one day or all of the days! Thanks.

Brazil inbound trade mission for local realtors

Do you need 3 HOURS of CE credit before March 31st?
Register NOW for Pinellas International Council’s 8th Annual Global Symposium.
Learn about the latest on FIRPTA & International Tax from Susan Poskus, Global Tools for Success with Michael Cobb, How MOU’s help us in Florida with Maria Grulich, the 411 on NAR Global Benefits from Lisa Calarco and then get 3 hrs of CE credit for learning about Foreign Investments for Immigration Purposes with Don Gonzalez.
Register at https://pinellasrealtor.org/education-and-events-calendar/

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Make sure to register NOW for “Commercial Real Estate in the Global and Local Markets” with Carlos Fuentes AND
“Global Real Estate: A Professional Guide to Expanding & Developing Your International Business” with Claire Killen.

~~~This THURSDAY, FEB 21, 2019 from 9-12 noon.~~~

Carlos has been involved in commercial and international real estate for the last 27 years, having earned the CCIM (Commercial R.E. Specialist), CIPS (International R.E. Specialist) and TRC (Transnational Referrals Certification) designations. His travels have provided opportunities for international deals in the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. He has successfully completed a significant number of 1031 Exchanges.
Claire is the Broker/Owner of Emerald Real Estate, established in March 2010. Emerald Real Estate is a locally based real estate company in the Minneapolis area of Minnesota. As a native of Ireland, Claire brings a distinctive approach to her business that her clients rave about, setting her miles apart from her competitors in the real estate business. Claire’s dedication to her clients, serving them with integrity and passion, with a commitment to industry knowledge, professionalism and service is how she has successfully built up her referral based business. Claire gives back to the real estate community by volunteering on local boards,MAAR’s Global Council, Past Chair of NorthstarMLS, current RMLS Board of Director, NAR’s Presidents Liaison to Ireland 2013 – 2018 and NAR Vice Chair Global Business Alliance Committee 2019.

feb 21 2019 with carlos fuentes & claire killen

“Commercial Real Estate in the Global and Local Markets” with Carlos Fuentes AND
“Global Real Estate: A Professional Guide to Expanding & Developing Your International Business” with Claire Killen, originally from Ireland.

Commercial Real Estate in the Global and Local Markets
This class will help you position yourself as the GOTO person by providing the most current information on Global Trends & News both for investors coming here by creating awareness of local market resources/opportunities and also for those investors in your local market who need to know about sound investment markets where private  property rights are guaranteed.  You will also learn about cultural sensitivity, communication and negotiating skills, qualifying prospects and tax and immigration laws.

Global Real Estate:  A Professional Guide to Expanding & Developing Your International Business

This class will offer guidance in developing best practices in working with buyers and sellers outside of the United States.  You will learn how to build up your international business and discuss the importance of having a connection with a bilateral partner of the National Association of Realtors®  and the benefits of the CIPS designation for realtors®  .  You will also learn how to best use your time at conferences along with practical tips and suggestions for people wanting to expand or develop their international business.

feb 21 2019 with carlos fuentes & claire killen

Give your international real estate business a jump start in 2019!

This 2-part event kicks off with teaching you the four phrases to establish instant authority and commit international clients to you from the very first interaction:
1. Truth Teller
2. Us vs Them
3. Intrigue – Creation (Leverage)
4. A few extra conversion phrases (time permitting) like “getting their why”, “following my lead” and “serving your chocolate cake.”

The second part of the event is a fast-paced, action oriented class for agents who want to build an international business quickly. We’ll give you many tips and proven strategies to help you build a global business with minimal capital outlay. If you have already earned your CIPS designation, this class guides you to focus on aspects of your global business that will get fast results.

 

SCHEDULE:
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Sign-in, networking
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: How to Better Convert Your Leads” with Brian Heckman
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.“Go Global: Jumpstart Your International Business”with Pat Tan (3 CE credits)

Please join us for our first event in 2019-to held on January 17th starting at 8:30am. You must register to attend. https://pinellasrealtor.org/education-and-events-calendar/

Hope to see you there!

 

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Where does Mexico come in on this list of commercial investing? How about Finland? Norway? Nederlands? Canada? Which country is #1?

Although some cross-border investors have taken a step back from U.S. real estate, there remains strong interest from buyers around the globe.
David Bodamer | Sep 17, 2018

Canadian investors have been the most active buyers of U.S. real estate in the last 12 months, securing $19.63 billion in assets, according to a recent report from Real Capital Analytics (RCA). It’s a familiar spot for the Great White North, which was also the top source of capital into the U.S. in 2017 and number two in 2016. China, which topped the list in 2016, sits fourth in volume for the past 12 months, at $5.48 billion. Singapore ($9.05 billion) and France ($8.66 billion) edged out China for second and third on RCA’s list. Germany, with $4.33 billion in capital invested in the U.S., rounded out the top five.

Cross-border investment has continued at a strong clip despite an increase in protectionist measures, such as tariffs and tensions in trade agreement negotiations. According to RCA’s report “These fears are genuine but sometimes also taken to extremes. This too shall pass…. Cross-border investors are, with some exceptions, focused on longer-term objectives and temporary roadblocks can be overlooked. Clearly these investors overlooked trade concerns in the first half of 2018.”

Overall, cross-border investment is off its peak year of investment in the U.S. in 2015 with nearly $100 billion in volume, which accounted for about 17 percent of overall commercial real estate investment. The current numbers (based on trailing four-quarter data) amount to just more than $60 billion and around 12 percent of overall volume.

The following gallery includes the top 20 countries listed in RCA’s report.

https://www.nreionline.com/finance-investment/top-countries-investing-us-commercial-real-estate

David Bodamer | Sep 17, 2018

By Veronica Brezina-Smith  – Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal

A bright yellow vest clings onto my blazer and a group of plane spotters and the airport staff stand out on the runway awaiting Copa Airlines’ arrival from Panama City with one of the most modern aircrafts in the market.

“Get ready,” the airport media relations team members say, as onlookers prepare cameras to snap the moment the blue and white plane lands during a hot Thursday afternoon.

Veronica Brezina@TBBJVeroni

@CopaAirlines new Max9 airplane coming in @FlyTPA @TBBJnewsroom

Sept 2018

The plane was rolling in as if it was a celebrity strutting down the red carpet. The airport conducted a water arch salute, where water cannons spray at the same time, creating an arch the plane passes under. The celebratory arch is done rarely at the airport, as the airport staff said it has to be a major inaugural flight or for a long-term pilot who is retiring for one of the airport’s big carriers.

“It’s the beginning of a new era, introducing the first Boeing (NYSE: BA) 737 MAX9. It’s a symbol of pride for the airline, Panama and the Copa team members,” Fernando Fondevila Leyton, Copa’s regional manager for North America, told Tampa Bay Business Journal during the celebration of the plane landing in Tampa.

Copa Airlines (NYSE: CPA) has been offering service to the Tampa airport since 2013 and recently the airline started increasing its service from Tampa to Panama.

“Tampa is a key market for Copa,” Leyton said. “It’s been a successful destination for Copa Airlines. It allows us to operate the only nonstop service from Tampa International to Panama City, our Hub of the Americas, and from Panama beyond with more than 55 destinations, connecting Central America and the Caribbean with the Tampa community.”

However, the new MAX9, 166-seat plane elevates the airline’s existing fleet with spacious and luxurious seats and technology.

The business class cabin, dubbed the Business Class Dream, has lie-flat seats, 16-inch touch screens, remotes, USB ports and more space for storage.

Copa also introduced a new section for the economy class that has 24 seats that offer more legroom, touch screens and USB ports as well.

Additionally, its engineering is even more superb as it has a new LEAP-18 engine, which makes it 40 percent quieter and one of the most advanced in the world.

This MAX9 represents a big change for the airline, which will be used on the longest routes of Copa’s network of its 80 destinations.

“It actually allows us to reach other corners of the continent and continue to promote Panama as the top destination,” Leyton said.

Copa will add four more MAX9 planes between October and December, eight more in 2019 and an additional nine in 2020. The total number will grow to 71 in the coming years.

He said aircraft is going to also fly to San Francisco in early 2019.

By   – Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal

For more photos  please see https://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2018/09/21/copa-airlines-lands-first-international-flight.

 

Please join the Pinellas International Council as we present the Certified International Property Specialist Course on Asia with instructor Jorge Cantero on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 from 8:30-5pm. This is our last CIPS class given this year and also the last chance to have the amazing Jorge Cantero teach this course on Asia. Next April he will be teaching the course on the Americas.

It’s only two weeks away so PLEASE register today on PinellasRealtor.org, click on Education and Events Calendar, then click on Aug. 3rd. Hope to see you there!
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This course has recently been updated, so if you are already a CIPS designee, you may want to audit this course for $25…please contact Angela Emerson at PRO, AEmerson@TampaBayRealtor.com.

Here are just some of the many items covered in this course:

• The social, economic, political, and geographical characteristics of major countries in the Asia/Pacific region.
• Identify important characteristics of the real estate market in certain Asia/Pacific markets, including influential laws and real estate and brokerage practices.
• Evaluate opportunities in certain Asian markets by analyzing significant investment patterns, investor profiles and real estate activity.
• Discuss ways to develop a business network to start or enhance an international practice with Asian clients or properties.
• Discuss techniques to promote properties, markets, and professional services.

Hope to see you there!

CIPS Asia with Jorge Cantero Flyer Aug 3, 2018 1

 

 

Several of our Pinellas International Council members attended this trade show at the end of May in Toronto. There is a possibility that our PRO Association will have a booth at this show next year. Our members that attended this show were able to see firsthand what Realtor®Quest had to offer. This show is one of the largest real estate trade shows in Canada. It offers Realtors the ability to interact with parliament and senior government leaders, network with other Realtors from around the world and learn about new technologies solutions as well as the ability to development lasting relationships with our friends in Canada. There were over 250 exhibitors in this year’s show. Next year’s show will be May 29-30, 2019. The Pinellas International Council will continue to update our members as to what our association will be doing for next year’s show in Toronto. You can always follow us on the PIC Facebook page for all of our updated information: facebook.com/PinellasIC

Photo is from the June International Marketing Session on Canada. Thank you to Martha Vasquez, Monda WIlliams and Paul Hendriks, the PRO Affiliates and all the attendees. Great information was shared from them which they had obtained from attending Toronto’s Realtor Quest. More photos on are shown on Facebook

Thank you to Carlos Fuentes, all of the attendees, the Pinellas Realtor Affiliates and Pinellas Realtor Organization for a great CIPS Americas course yesterday! The course was packed with a tremendous amount of useful information for anyone planning to conduct Real Estate business in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. Carlos not only teaches the class but also adds so much personal experience. Historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities were covered along with a special focus on Mexico.

Annalisa Weller, Realtor®, Certified International Property Specialist

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