Education & Training

Education & Training

U.S. Rep. Castor announces $2.5M Job-Plus grant for Tampa Housing Authority

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor announced that the Tampa Housing Authority and local partners received a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant for $2.5 million to connect residents to education, training and jobs as part of the Jobs-Plus Initiative. The Tampa Housing Authority is one of only six recipients of the grant nationwide and the only Florida recipient. The Tampa Housing Authority will provide training in technical skills that is so important for landing a job.

City of Tampa to Host Foreclosure Workshop

On Wednesday, February 10th, HOPE NOW, City of Tampa’s, Housing and Community Development Division, Housing & Education Alliance, CDC of Tampa Inc., Tampa Bay CDC and Neighborhood Home Solutions will host a foreclosure workshop to help homeowners in need of services that will help with home retention

Attorney General Bondi Recognizes Crime Prevention Awareness Month by Providing Personal Safety Tips and...

In recognition of National Crime Prevention Awareness Month, Attorney General Pam Bondi is encouraging Floridians to take extra precautions to protect themselves, loved ones and property. Attorney General Bondi today issued safety tips and crime prevention resources.

CBRE BRINGS ‘RETAIL SCIENCE’ TO 2015 ICSC FLORIDA CONFERENCE

CBRE returns to the annual International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Conference this year with a new booth and a fresh perspective on Florida retail. CBRE’s innovative “Retail Science” market strategy features industry-leading research and a global team of retail experts analyzing both current and future trends. The 2015 ICSC Florida Conference & Deal Making takes place on August 30th-September 1st at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Conference attendees can discover new market opportunities and connect with CBRE retail professionals from around the state by visiting CBRE’s booth – #2343, located in the South Concourse, Level 1

Lake County Building Services to host workshops regarding building safety and codes

Lake County’s Building Services Division is hosting two public workshops in August seeking to inform builders and contractors about the state’s new building codes. The “Stucco Failure Workshop” will be held from 8-10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

2015 Unclaimed Property Auction Raises $1.5 Million for Public Education

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced that the 2015 unclaimed property auction held last Saturday in Jacksonville raised $1.53 million for Florida’s public schools. While entrusted in the state’s care, all unclaimed property funds are placed into the state’s public education trust fund where they support the greater good until claimed.

Statement by Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Governor Scott’s Support for Funding to Relocate University...

Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the following statement today following Governor Scott’s signing of the 2015 state budget. This year’s budget included funding critical to the relocation of the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine to downtown Tampa.

Florida to Receive $15.4 Million for AmeriCorps Education Projects

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced new investments of $15.4 million to support AmeriCorps members who will increase student achievement, high school graduation rates, and career readiness in Florida.

C&W’s Spencer Brokers RomaCorp Office Relocation

Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Director Anne Spencer has assisted RomaCorp, the corporate entity behind the Tony Roma’s restaurant chain, in leasing 8,820 square feet of office space in the Rosemont Building at Orlando University Center.

3 online seminars to focus on improving finances

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is providing three free webinars to help residents improve their finances. The live online sessions will provide information on steps to boost overall finances, understand the financial aspects of home ownership and manage credit.

Smart City Startup conference brings construction drones, hoverboards and talking homes to Miami, showcasing...

Knight Foundation, Direct Energy and The Miami Foundation support will allow consumers, businesses and local government to experience the future of cities. Smart City Startups, the two-day urban tech conference, highlighting the startups, people, and ideas that are transforming cities, will return to Miami for its second year, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Miami Foundation.

Adjusted building impact fee for education goes into effect April 6

Beginning April 6, the new adjusted educational impact fees will be $2,537 for a mobile home, $4,636 for a multi-family dwelling, and $7,719 for a single-family home. Educational impact fees are imposed by local governments and paid by developers to address the increase in school facility infrastructure demands created by new development.

Community-development conference kicks off in Orlando; 2,100 professionals, $1.84 million in economic impact expected

Orlando, FL - August 12, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- A $1.84 million boost is coming to the Orlando economy when more than 2,100 community development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI) Aug. 18-22. The conference is hosted by NeighborWorks America, a national, Congressionally chartered nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities

CBRE HOTELS SELLS THE COMFORT INN UNIVERSITY GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

Gainesville, Florida - August 11, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- CBRE Hotels is pleased to announce the sale of the 83-room Comfort Inn University located at 3440 SW 40th Blvd. in Gainesville, Florida. A Southern California investment group sold the property to a local buyer, Gator Hospitality, LLC, who plans to renovate and reposition the hotel as well as improve the hotel’s efficiency through new management.

Oh the Humidity!

Jacksonville, FL - February 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- If the Hindenburg had gone down in Jacksonville, FL the onlookers may have shouted “oh the humidity”—Florida summers are brutal, and if you don’t have a functioning air conditioner you and your family are in for some serious problems. When researching AC and heating companies online, there are several things you will want to take into account before trusting someone to gain access to your home to service your equipment.

Congresswoman Wilson Connects Homeowners with Federal Foreclosure Assistance Programs

MIAMI, FL - October 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) will hold a foreclosure prevention workshop on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, from1:00pm to 8:00pm at The Fountain of New Life Church, 4601 NW 167th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida 33055, where Reverend Wayne Lomax is the pastor. The foreclosure prevention workshop will educate homeowners, facing foreclosure, about the many local, state and federal programs designed to help homeowners hang on to their homes. Many of these programs have expiration dates and Congresswoman Wilson wants to make sure that South Floridians take full advantage of them, whether you are unemployed, underemployed or a Veteran facing foreclosure

FEMA Mitigation Specialists to Answer Questions in Highlands, Hillsborough and Polk Counties

TALLAHASSEE, FL - July 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and home improvement stores are teaming up to provide information and advice on cleaning up and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby

Reichel Realty’s $2.8 Million Cash Transaction Keeps “Lights On” in WPB Building Supply...

Deerfield Beach, FL - May 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- When building supply company Lainhart & Potter faced a bankruptcy court order to auction its properties in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, Reichel Realty & Investments’ President Bill Reichel and Senior Associate Ken Duke moved quickly to broker the $2.8 million cash sale of their client’s properties, furniture and equipment.

Top Brokerage Firms to Meet in Orlando for Leading Real Estate Companies of the...

Chicago, IL - March 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Real estate professionals representing many of the strongest brands in the industry are gathering this week for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2012 Conference Week March 22-26 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf-Astoria in Orlando, FL. Attendees will convene for a series of conferences hosted by LeadingRE, including the network’s Annual Conference, the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT for top sales associates, the MarTech Event for marketing and technology professionals, the Sales Manager Leadership Symposium and the RELO Direct® Corporate Forum for employee mobility professionals. The event will also include the RESPRO® Annual Conference, hosted by the Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc.

Lake County Extension invites citizens to attend educational program on protecting the home

TAVARES, FL - March 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Lake County Extension is inviting residents to attend an educational program entitled “Closing Your Seasonal Home” on Monday, March 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Lake County Agriculture Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

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Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal, www.Miamire.com, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

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Ross Introduces Fair and Open Competition Act

U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, this week introduced the Fair and Open Competition Act, which will reduce costs for taxpayers by encouraging all qualified construction companies to compete for federal and federally-funded construction projects. The bill further prevents federal agencies and recipients of federal funding from requiring contractors to sign controversial project labor agreements (PLAs) as a condition of winning federal or federally-assisted construction contracts