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Education & Events Calendar

REALTORS® who learn more, earn more!

Welcome to the professional development, events, and networking opportunities calendar of Pinellas REALTOR® Organization and Central Pasco REALTOR® Organization. We offer hundreds of classes every year from our award-winning program. Visit our class/event Terms & Conditions page.

Seaport Manatee Tour & Educational Session

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM) (EDT)


Join us for a tour of SeaPort Manatee, where you'll discover the vital role it plays in our community. Tour the busy terminals, witness maritime operations, and learn about the port's economic impact.

Enjoy a delicious lunch and network with industry professionals. Following lunch will be informative presentations on FIRPTA and 1031 exchanges, providing valuable insights into real estate and investment.

Jill Bowen, Esq. from Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC will be presenting on FIRPTA and 1031 exchanges. We will discuss what FIRPTA is, how best to serve your client during a FIRPTA transaction, and which exceptions may apply to your transaction. We will also cover 1031 transactions, how a 1031transaction works, and what important deadlines you need to keep in mind throughout the process. Additionally, we'll discuss the recently passed law regarding foreign individuals purchasing property in Florida.

This event is brought to you by the Global Business Council (GBC) and the Commercial Real Estate Alliance (CREA). Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore, connect, and enhance your knowledge in one enriching event.

About the Port: SeaPort Manatee is conveniently located near the entrance to Tampa Bay in west-central Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico. It is regarded as the closest U.S. seaport to the Panama Canal, as well as burgeoning Mexican manufacturing centers, with 10 40-foot-draft berths serving container, bulk, breakbulk, heavylift, project and general cargo customers.

About the Speaker: Jill Bowen. Esq. practices in the areas of residential real property and commercial transactions. Jill grew up in Englewood, Florida, and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in 2015 and her Juris Doctor, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law in 2019. After law school, Jill worked as a litigation attorney before joining Berlin Patten Ebling. Jill is currently involved in the Sarasota County Bar Association, serving on the Board for the Council for Diversity and Inclusion and the Young Lawyers Division.


Jill Bowen, Esq. Berlin Patten Ebling

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023 (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM) (EDT)

11:00 am - 11:30 am: Seaport Presentation

11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Lunch and Tour

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Educational Session

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More than just a calendar

The classes and events listed above represent the efforts of not just a hard-working education department, but an entire association staff, several committees, and volunteer leaders – all of whom are dedicated to building, delivering, and communicating a selection of classes taught by reputable instructors and esteemed special guests. Affordability is always on our minds, which is why we’ve created programs designed to lower costs whenever possible.

Whether your goal is continuing education, gaining designations and certifications, networking, or strengthening your specialty, you’ll find a multitude of options available and friendly guidance along the way. We strongly believe learning never stops, so we aim to serve REALTORS® no matter where they are on their professional journey, from the newly-licensed agent to the seasoned professional. Please visit our PRO/CPRO Education page to learn how we stand out from the crowd.

Education and events policies and terms

All attendees of classes and events (whether in-person, on-location, off-location, or via internet streaming) must agree to our policies and terms, which cover, and are not limited to: refunds, cancellations, no-shows, class misuse, video/photography, waivers, and special accommodation requests. This applies to all classes and events whether or not they are listed on this page’s calendar.