The Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Miami-Dade County hosted their August Meeting at Town Kitchen & Bar, which featured a presentation entitled, Commercial Loans: Conforming, Non-Conforming & P.A.C.E. by Isi Riguero, Southeast Florida Manager of Commercial Real Estate Lending, Bank OZK.

The Bay Area Real Estate Council (BAREC) welcomed Andy Sekela, Special Agent, Private Sector Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation to present the FBI’s Briefing on Business Email Compromise & Ransomware.  This was BAREC’s first event held in its new expanded service area in the Sarasota and Manatee County area.


On August 18th, the Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council (CFREAC) held their Annual Meeting and Seminar at the historic Dubsdread Country Club, which was established in 1923.  The event featured a presentation by Chris Cathcart, Cathcart Law Group, P.A., on Construction Lien Law.

The North Dade & Beaches Real Estate Council (NBREC) held its Annual Back-to-School Backpack project at W.J. Bryan Elementary School on August 31st.  This drive was started over 20 years ago by Fund member and NDBREC’s Founding President Scott Jay who had a client that made backpacks. NDBREC buys the backpacks, stuffs them with schools supplies and delivers them to needy children in low-income areas. Scott Jay has since passed but his wife Merita Jay continues Scott’s legacy, and this drive is held in his honor.