The Real Estate Investment Society is an independent organization, dedicated to assisting members in the effective utilization of real estate through networking, education, public service, and a common voice on pertinent issues. Membership in the Real Estate Investment Society is open to:
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LUNCHEON MEETINGS: The Real Estate Investment Society sponsors monthly luncheon meetings for its members and their guests. The luncheons feature speakers on topics concerning various aspects of economic growth and development, as well as current issues affecting the real estate investment community. The luncheons provide a forum for discussion of issues and valuable networking opportunities. The luncheon meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month.
REAL ESTATE SYMPOSIUM: The Real Estate Investment Society’s annual educational event is presented in partnership with Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University and features presentations, case studies, and panel discussions on development strategies and economic factors.
The programs deliver useful information on proper procedures and techniques for land acquisition, entitlement and development processes, investment strategies, financing and marketing. Nationally-known speakers are joined by local developers, consultants, lenders, and government officials to present national trends with local perspective.
RECOGNITION & COLLABORATION: REIS members' contact information and web site links are published in the Membership Directory on the REIS web site. Government agencies, elected officials and the press are encouraged to refer to the Directory and rely on the REIS membership as a source of expertise on real estate issues.
REIS co-sponsors the annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference and periodically partners with other professional organizations in the real estate investment and development business to present seminars, social networking events, legislative reviews, and business expositions.
The lively REIS annual social event and the bi-annual Reception for Lee County Commissioners provide marvelous opportunities for members and their guests to become better acquainted on a personal basis.
REPRESENTATION: The Society also represents the real estate investment profession to the media and government in Florida. The organization monitors legislative issues and advocates legislation and regulations that are in the best interest of the real estate community.
INFORMATION: Members of the Real Estate Investment Society receive e-mail bulletins with links to the REIS Report, a monthly online newsletter which reports on industry trends and techniques, legislative issues, and news of the local commercial and investment real estate market. Members also receive special e-mail bulletins alerting them to regulatory issues and meetings of concern to the industry.
SCHOLARSHIP: The Real Estate Investment Society established a permanent scholarship fund with Florida Gulf Coast University to encourage and support students interested in commercial real estate. The fund was established in 1999 with a $10,000 endowment. In 2006, REIS also established the REIS Scholarship Foundation, a not-for-profit, registered 501(c)3 corporation that provides an opportunity to make charitable donations for college scholarships. REIS provides management of the Foundation, allowing 100% of donations to be awarded as scholarships. Information: Kent Poli, 239.689.7174.
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