Latest REC News - March

North Florida Association of Real Estate Attorneys

The North Florida Association of Real Estate Attorneys (NFAREA) launched its “Year of Technology” on January 17th with a presentation by David Blumberg DAB Consulting entitled How to Stay Connected Without Becoming a Victim, which addressed the substantial threats presented by cyber fraud and strategies for preventing damage to your practice.


Real Estate Attorneys Council of the Heartland

On January 18th, a panel of real estate attorneys from the Real Estate Attorneys Council of the Heartland (REACH) took questions from members of the Heartland Realtors® Association at their monthly meetings. Hot topics included force majeure and service and emotional support animals.

Drones took over the skies above Pensacola on January 23rd when the Escambia-Santa Rosa Real Estate Council hosted The Impact of Drones on Real Estate to attorneys, real estate agents, developers and other industry professionals. Florida Bar Board Certified Aviation Attorney Michael Schofield presented an excellent overview of the myriad of uses drones fill in today’s real estate industry.


Bay Area Real Estate Council

The Bay Area Real Estate Council (BAREC) held its annual Economic Outlook Luncheon on February 8th at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Tampa. Nearly 150 attorneys and real estate agents attended an insightful presentation by Jessica Lautz, Managing Director, Survey Research and Communications with the National Association of REALTORS®. You can view Ms. Lautz’s presentation in the FLARECS.COM Resource Center.


Real Property Council of Volusia County

Later that evening the Real Property Council of Volusia County (VREC) held a Mardi Gras-themed mixer at the Copper Bottom Distillery in Holly Hill. Real estate attorneys, real estate agents and developers gathered for a fun evening of networking and revelry.


Real Estate Council of Martin County

On February 12th the Real Estate Council of Martin County hosted Probate in the Chain of Title, presented by Robert Rohan, The Fund’s Legal & Regulatory Counsel.


North Dade & the Beaches REC

The North Dade & the Beaches REC offered something a little different at their monthly lunch meeting- a program on Medicare & Medicaid Planning, presented by David Mangiero, Esq. of Palmer, Palmer & Mangiero.


Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council

On February 16th, Mark Kushner, a member of the Broward Attorneys’ Real Estate Council presented the new Florida ARECS New Realtor® Orientation Program to attendees of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors® New Member Orientation. This program, which was described in last month’s Council Connections is available to all real estate council members. Please contact Rene’ Rutan, REC Relations Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.