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Register for the Florida Realtor Convention-attend Global meetings, learn about new ways to find buyers & sellers, new laws, attend ReBar camp, network with Realtors from around the state, visit the expo & see new products and maybe even meet me-Ryan Serhant!! As I say, “Expansion. Always, in all ways!”
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Tuesday, August 20-Sunday, August 25th, 2019
Florida Realtors Convention Aug 2019
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Hope to see you there!!

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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“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

 

 

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.

CIPS Americas June 15, 2018 Carlos Fuentes

 

The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) course on the Americas offers you practical information on working with Caribbean, North, Central and South American investors.  Historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities are covered along with a special focus on Mexico.

SCHEDULE:
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Sign-in, networking, and breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Course, Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Seating is limited and registration is required. You MUST register in advance. Earn 7 hours of CE credit while gaining invaluable knowledge.

***This course is one of the courses required to earn the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. The CIPS Network comprises 2,500 real estate professionals from 50 countries and is the specialty membership group for global business practitioners of the National Association of Realtors®. The CIPS® designation prepares Realtors® to service the growing international market in their local community by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends, and legal issues. Click here for more information about CIPS and the requirements to earn this prestigious designation.

Our second is event is our monthly International Marketing Session. Seating is limited so you MUST register in advance. Thank you.

Tampa area’s first-ever Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Global Real Estate Symposium on July 10, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Pkwy in Lutz!

Anyone who has an interest in investment real estate, particularly learning the current appetites of international buyers, is encouraged to attend.  Participants will learn why those “in the know” expect international buying activity to continue to increase and these attendees will become versed on how to overcome unique challenges when working with international investors.

We have a great line up of speakers you won’t want to miss! Through the end of today, the rate for attendees, is $45 for the all day event, including food. It goes up to $65 after that.

Feel free to send this link to anyone who may want to attend: https://www.flccim.com/events/west-coast-district-global-commercial-real-estate-symposium

Annalisa Weller, Realtor®, Certified International Property Specialist

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