BY COMMERCIAL BROKERS FOR COMMERCIAL BROKERS
February 15, 2019 CFCAR LAUNCHES COST EFFECTIVE ONLINE EDUCATION CREDIT CLASSES
March 1 will see online education available through the CFCAR website. CFCAR and VanEd have signed an agreement that will provide this great service to commercial members. Knowledge is power for brokers today but time is limited in everyone's day. Online education is a powerful tool and CFCAR has seen that and is providing member value.
January 28, 2019
Meet your Florida Realtors ® District Vice President – Lou Nimkoff
Have you ever wished there was someone associated with Florida Realtor’s leadership who understands commercial real estate and is elected to be in your corner? If so -- your wish has come true. CRCAR members are fortunate to have a commercial expert as their liaison for 2019 within Florida’s largest trade organization. Congrats to Lou Nimkoff, CCIM, for being elected Florida Realtor’s District Vice President, District 12 for 2019. Lou provides leadership, support and direction to CFCAR as well as other boards within the District 12 boundaries.
Lou is the owner and Broker of Brio Real Estate. Based in Winter Park and founded in 2002, Brio Companies a commercial real estate firm focused on small to mid-sized businesses in Winter Park, Orlando and the nearby surrounding areas. Active in commercial real estate since 1983, and a real estate broker in Florida for over thirty years, Lou knows your business His specialties are commercial Real Estate- Acquisitions, Dispositions, Management- Retail, multi-family. Some office, land, industrial and condo.
And there is more. Lou has managed the development of 40-acre parcel from raw land through entitlement stage with its own sewer plant, bridge over state creek, roads and utilities. Notable transactions include: Sale of 49% interest in 7 property portfolio of office buildings and shopping centers- $40,000,000 and Selling broker in sale of 167-unit apartment property- $14,000,000.
His leadership experience shows a commitment to this trade. Lou served as 2018 President of the Orlando Regional REALTOR Association; an Institute of Real Estate Management Instructor, a leader in the CCIM Institute and the Florida CCIM Chapter, and more.
“Since getting my CCIM designation in 1993, I am honored to have served at the CCIM Institute, in my current position, and in the past as National Treasurer in 2016,and previously as a Presidential Liaison, RVP, Member of the Board of Directors of both the Institute and the CCIM Foundation, committee chair and/or member. I also served locally including state chapter president,” he shares.
Lou wants CFCAR members to take full advantage of all CFCAR membership benefits, including those garnered via their connection to Florida Realtors.
"As a commercial Realtor myself, I can tell you that the value to each CFCAR member far exceeds the cost,” he explains, adding, “I hope 2019 will be the year that we can get greater knowledge, and use, by our members of things like free forms, the great free demographics and mapping through RPR, the free Legal Hotline, and the free Tech Helpline. Did I mention all this stuff is free?"
January 22, 2019 2019 CFCAR OUTLOOK BREAKFAST
On January 18 the commercial real estate community met at the Marriott Downtown Orlando for CFCAR Outlook 2019 to hear from leading economists Dr. Mark Dotzour and Dr. Jerry Parrish. Mark gave a new fresh vision on the economic challenges we see with governments her and around the world. He showed how that can impact Central Florida.
Dr. Parrish shared many tools and information that can be used on a daily basis to help us all grow our business and target sales. The event ended with a panel of regional EDC leaders who gave a very “on the ground” update of things happening around our communities. Growth is not an issue. We have a lot of commercial real estate developments and the panel gave specifics that were new to us all.
We will continue to build on this great start to the year with more informational knowledge filled programs in 2019. If you missed the event remember to mark you calendar for the third Friday in January 2020…