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Founded in 2006, CFCAR is the industry's premier commercial REALTOR® and business networking organization dedicated to supporting the achievements of commercial real estate practitioners. Our Membership consists of practitioners in 10 Counties in Central Florida and represents nearly every discipline within the brokerage and CRE industry.
CFCAR is funded through membership dues and the generous support of our sponsors. Sponsorship provides CFCAR the opportunity to enhance membership benefits by offering quality events and educational programs, business and leadership development opportunities, access to industry research and career outreach opportunities.
By becoming a CFCAR sponsor, you will have the opportunity to:
- Establish strong relationships within the real estate industry
- Capitalize on networking opportunities
- Extend the brand recognition of your organization
- Develop the leadership skills of your employees
- Meet decision makers and establish referral business
The POWER OF SPONSORSHIP is delivering high value to your company through the many benefits of CFCAR Sponsorships. The Annual Platinum and Gold sponsorships provide benefits throughout the year.
CFCAR understands that high value in the right benefits to fit each sponsor and know that the key to success is to meet business goals and bring outstanding business opportunities.
Sign up today and reap the rewards and have the highest ROI in value with 2013 CFCAR Sponsorships.
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Why Join CFCAR?
- Because you should be part of an association totally dedicated to commercial real estate!
- First notice for networking and educational events
- CIE (Commercial property Information Exchange) to promote listings
- Discounts to CFCAR events
- Educational Alliances
- Be part of a separate commercial real estate association, and promote members in a unified 10 County regional association
- Multiple and sustained programs for marketing and networking events
- Join in a unified voice to all local, state and national legislative issues affecting our Industry
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Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Florida Department of State
Florida Department of Transportation Districts
Florida Division of Corporations
Florida Property Appraisers
Florida Real Estate Journal
Florida Water Management Districts under DEP
Government National Mortgage Association – Ginnie Mae
Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics
Land Investment Association
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of REALTORS
National Association of REALTORS Commercial Real Estate Info
Official Portal of the State of Florida
Orlando Regional REALTOR Association Commercial Real Estate Info
Real Capital Analytics Research
Real Estate Research Institute
Real Trends, Inc. Research
Regional Planning Councils of Florida
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Urban Planet Institute
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture – Rural Development
U.S. Dept. Of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service
Urban Land Institute
If you are a REALTOR®, here are some of the benefits available to you:
Florida REALTORS® Member Benefits
Florida REALTORS® Commercial Contract
Florida REALTORS® Legislative Center
Florida REALTOR® Handy Telephone Numbers:
Legal Hotline: (407) 438-1409
Registration Hotline: (800) 669-4327
Technology Helpline: (407) 587-1450
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To create a separate commercial real estate association to promote to the public and all prospective commercial principals and investors a unified 9 County regional association of commercial real estate practitioners who are totally focused on commercial real estate activities in Central Florida.
To promote that our members have the highest possible experience and expertise as it relates to commercial real estate transactions.
To deliver to our members ever increasing business opportunities and to gain the respect from the public that membership with this association indicates the highest possible dedication to our industry and service to our clients, through promotions, events, awards, training, commercial information exchange (CIE), website presences and by the widest possible participation and membership of all commercial real estate practitioners in the 9 county area.
Maximize Your Dues
Every dollar of your local dues will benefit the commercial real estate industry here in Central Florida. Your dues will no longer be blended into a residential organization that by its necessary nature is dedicated to residential real estate. We are a complete and separate Real Estate Board. This organization's goals are to be a nonprofit organization totally designed to give back every dollar to its members in the form of services and benefits to improve their business. There is a reason to be a REALTOR; The National Association of Realtors has recognized the need to provide timely support to the commercial real estate industry. By having all of our NAR and FAR dues earmarked to improve the commercial real estate industry, we can use the considerable political and national platforms to improve our business. NAR is currently undertaking a new national commercial information exchange (CIE), designed for commercial properties. When completed this CIE will increase our national sphere of influence to a much higher degree. Maximizing this organization's political clout to focus on issues that are a detriment to our industry. We will be heard longer and louder. Through NAR actions, many issues have been prevented that would have adversely affected every licensed real estate broker and agent. A voice to be heard must be loud and backed by power of the endorsements and votes.
CFCAR goal is to provide specialized tools and training to our commercial practitioner members and thereby to enhance and grow their business. Tools that will be included but not limited to Designation courses such as CCIM, SIOR, IREM, etc and specialized courses that will provide improved commercial expertise and enhance our members business processes including continuing education. CFCAR will provide opportunities for residential practitioners to gain insight into the commercial real estate industry, through Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Classes. These classes will be held in each of our 9 county jurisdictions and co-sponsored with the local Board. We are not competing with residential boards; all the boards in our 9 county area approved our formation. We want to be their support for commercial real estate education and the commercial information source for residential agents.
Commercial Information Exchange (CIE)
"Member Only" access to a nine county centralized and exclusive property listing and comparable property sale database, with integrated communication and marketing platform, owned and controlled by the association to be included in our dues.
To produce a website that becomes the site for investors, principals and real estate practitioner to go to first if they are interested in acquiring commercial real estate. This website shall provide easy access to available properties. A calendar of events that is not just for CFCAR activities but all real estate activities in our Central Florida Area. As well as provide easy access to membership and event activities online.
Provide a cohesive and open network for practitioners, investors, sellers, buyers, tenants and affiliate providers interested in our region, to have an interactive opportunity to establish a successful transactional relationship.
Expand the recognition of top performance awards to include all commercial practitioners in the 9 county regional/demographic areas.
Provide multiple and sustained programs for marketing, networking events & local board meetings to promote increased earnings thru increased transactions, relationships and other opportunities.
Provide quarterly forums for all commercial real estate interests to convey, network and gain insight into market conditions, practitioners and/or legislative initiatives specific to our market and interest; Annual Economic Outlook Conference Retail Symposiums, Sites Selection Seminar, Economic Development Panels, Community/Regional Initiatives, etc.
Through current and future programs provide a unified voice to all local, state and national legislature issues affecting our industry, in addition to electoral candidate screening and support recommendations. In particular provide the means for our voices to be heard when adverse conditions have been created that will affect real estate transactions and the business goals of our clients.
Provide ancillary discount programs; credit union access, errors & omissions insurance, car rentals; proprietary data information, software, equipment, business supplies, etc.
Provide commercial practitioners with an ongoing and current pulse of our organization, local, region, and state issues, current transactions, meeting information, up coming educational events, etc., utilizing internet and newsletter communication to registered participants.
Operating by an established Code of Ethics, provide a sound process for resolution of disputes associated with commercial practitioners.
At the end of 2005, with approval from ORRA's Board of Directors, the Central Florida Commercial Real Estate Society (CFCRES) Board of Directors decided to pursue the process and practicality of morphing into a Regional Commercial Overlay Board (COB), a formal concept endorsed by NAR. Florida already has one COB in the Tampa Bay area, formed about ten years ago, Florida Gulf Coast Commercial Association of Realtors (www.fgcar.org).
A COB Steering Committee was organized, made up of 40 of Central Florida's top commercial practitioners. The Steering Committee defined and received approval from 11 local associations in the nine county area and thus, defined the regional commercial practice area (Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia Counties) and the name of the new association, Central Florida Commercial Association of REALTORS¨ (CFCAR).
Florida Association of REALTORS approved CFCAR's application on September 16, 2006, advancing it to NAR, who approved it on November 10, 2006 at their meetings in New Orleans.
CFCAR will provide commercial practitioners with a strong new identity, while greatly expanding opportunities to network and market listings, search properties or collaborate with other commercial practitioners regionally. Consequently, membership is anticipated to grow to 1,500 plus within the next 18 months. All CFCRES members will automatically transfer to CFCAR as "charter members".
The new CFCAR Officers and Directors were elected on November 6 and installed on November 17 at the CFCAR Inaugural Gala Celebration.
Central Florida Commercial Association of REALTORS®
1651 Underwood Avenue
St. Cloud, FL 34771