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Welcome to Downtown Brokers   theodora@downtownbrokers.com    (407) 557-5446

I would like to welcome you to Downtown Brokers LLC, Your Realtor in Florida. We are your comprehensive source for all your Florida Real Estate investments.

Whether you are looking for a vacation home on a golf course or on the beach, or you are looking for a long-term commercial investment, we will find you your personal piece of the Florida dream. We have been successfully investing in Florida Real Estate for the last thirty years. We would like to offer you our experience, after having immigrated to America.

We are not here trying to sell you our listings. Instead , our team will be providing you with the knowledge and experience, to enable you to purchase just the right property for you. We understand your property needs to meet your needs and expectations. That is what makes our firm fundamentally different. Our staff is international. We understand that investing so far from your home base, takes a special person, a special understanding. We represent a worldwide clientele. We understand the American business procedures are different than elsewhere in the world and different than what you are used to. We are here for you.

Call Your Realtor in Florida, call Theodora direct +1-407-557-5446

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Theodora Uniken Venema
Born 1956 Hengelo, The Netherlands ; Married
Languages: Dutch, German & English


  • B.A. 1975 Praedinius Gymnasium, The Netherlands
  • J.D 1978 Groningen University School of Law, The Netherlands
  • L.L.M 1981 Iure Notariatus ad summos honores, Groningen University School of Law, The Netherlands
  • L.L.M 1981 Iure Neerlandico ad summos honors, Groningen University School of Law, The Netherlands
  • 1983 J.D. Foreign Lawyer Program University of Florida School of Law, Gainesville, Florida
  • 1984 Special Certification as Foreign Attorney Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1980 Jure Notariatus ad summos honores
  • 1981 Jure Neerlandico ad summos honores
  • 1983 Foreign Lawyers Program University of Florida School of Law, Gainesville
  • 1984 Certification as Foreign Lawyer Emory University School of Law
  • 1988 Real Estate Certification Florida
  • 1994 Commercial Pilot Certification


  • Koninklijke Notariele Broederschap, in The Hague, The Netherlands
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Pacific Rim Lawyers Association, in Seoul, Korea
  • International Bar Association, in London, England


  • Lawyer, International law and tax 1979/14
  • Real Estate Sales Agent 1988
  • Real Estate Broker 2004/15
  • Commercial Pilot 1994/2015
  • Graduate of Realtor Institute 2004
  • Certified International Property Specialist 2004
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert 2009
  • Certified Institute for Luxury Home Marketing 2009
  • Certified Accredited Buyer Representation 2009
  • Certified ePro Internet 2009
  • Certified 1031 Exchange 2009
  • Certified One America National Association of Realtors 2008
  • Certified Core Law Orlando Regional Realtors 2011
  • Certified ICREA World Properties 2005
  • Community Association Manager 2007
  • Risk Management Certification 2010
  • Commercial Realtor Negotiations Certification 2011
  • Mediation Certification St. Augustine Realtor Association 2012
  • Gold Key Certification Orlando Realtors 2015


  • "Treaty of 1961", The Hague, re: International Wills Published in New York Law Journal 1981
  • "Testamentaire Voogdij" (Testamentary Custody) Published in the Netherlands Bar Journal 1981
  • Orlando Regional Realtors Association 200
  • "Breathtaking Views" in Rotterdam QualiTime NL 2004
  • "Selling homes the European Way" in ORRA Monthly 2004
  • "It's not so bad here; look at Europe’s Housing Prices" ORRA
  • "International Realtor's Etiquette" in ORRA Monthly 2004
  • "Treating Int'l Buyers with Kid's gloves" in ORRA Monthly
  • "Strict Laws require Extra Efforts Internationally" in ORRA
  • "The Global Clock" in ORRA Monthly 2004
  • "A Second Home in Florida" in Second Home Magazine NL
  • "Favorable Currency Exchange fa"ors US Real Estate Purchases" in Arts en Auto NL 2005
  • "Realtor for the Rich and Famous" Groningen Netherlands Performance Magazine 2009


  • Realtor of the Year 2012 Director
  • Orlando Regional Realtor Board 2010-2016
  • VP Admin Central Florida Commercial Association 2011/14
  • Chair Market Diversity Committee ORRA 2014
  • Chair Commercial Council ORRA 2015
  • Vice Chair Realtor Party Action Committee 2015
  • Director Dutch American Business Club of Central Fl 2013/14
  • President Club Holland Orlando 2012/14
  • Honor Society Orlando Regional Realtors 2006/15
  • Honor Society Florida Realtors 2006/15
  • Groningen University School of Law 1979
  • Moot Court Groningen, The Netherlands 1981
  • Deputy Sheriff Alachua County Florida 1981 The International Committee for Women’s Council of Realtors Women's Achievement Award 2006
  • Global Real Estate Council 2006/15
  • Federation Internationale des Professions Immobilieres Paris
  • NAIOP National Association of Industrial and Commercial Person
  • Rotary Leadership Institute 2009
  • Rotary International President 2010-2011
  • Rotary President of the Year 2011
  • Rotary International Student Exchange Host 2011/13
  • Rotary International Club Extensions Committee 2011 Rotary Int’l Multiple Member Sponsor 2012/15 Rotary
  • International Foundation Major Donor 2012/15
  • Major Sponsor Hagere Salem Water Well AddisAbba Ethiopia
  • Sponsor of Jireh Orphanage Boca Chica Dominican Republic
  • Broker Council Orlando Realtors 2012
  • Federation International Orlando Chapter 2012
  • Specialty Award International Realtor of the Year 2011
  • ORRA Circle of Achievement Award Commercial CFCAR 2011
  • Community Service Award Commercial CFCAR 2011
  • Pillar of the Community Orlando Realtors ORRA 2013
  • Ellison S. Onizuka Humanitarian Award Nomination 2013
  • National Association of Realtors Commercial Award 2014


  • Who is Who Platinum Edition
  • American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands (AMCHAM)
  • Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in the United States (N.C.C.)
  • Holland International Distribution Center (HIDC)
  • Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beaches
  • National Association for Female Executives
  • Who's Who among American Lawyers
  • Member World Trade Center
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Women Council of Realtors
  • Women Executive Council Area 31
  • Governor Toastmasters International, DTM

General Experience

  • Current: Broker and Principal Downtown Brokers LLC
  • CIPS Candidate, GRI, ABR, ePro, CDPE, TRC, CAM
  • Managing Investment portfolios Investors in USA 1981-2015
  • Foreign Attorney McFarlane Ferguson Allison & Kelly 1981
  • Attorneys at Law, Tampa, Florida Foreign Attorney at Arnall Golden & Gregory, 1983
  • Attorneys at Law, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Uniken Venema & Associates, Atlanta, 1985/92
  • Georgia , investing for Dutch Corporations in conjunction with the Netherlands Embassy
  • Principal Netham Investments Ltd., Atlanta 1985/2000
  • Board Park Lake Towers Condominium Association 2005/10
  • Real Estate Broker Downtown Brokers LLC, Orlando 2004/15
  • Downtown Professional Management LLC, Orlando 2008/15

Downtown Brokers LLC believe in only providing the utmost quality services to its investors. As such Dwontown Brokers LLC works exclusively with Edward Beshara, Attorney at Law for all immigration services.

Edward Beshara, Attorney at Law is Managing Partner of Beshara P.A. a leading, experienced and established law firm exclusively practicing in the area of U.S. immigration and naturalization law since 1983.

A move from another country for a businessperson, investor, professional, executive, family member to live and work in the U.S. by obtaining a U.S. Visa, is a major event. In order to assure approvable solutions, Beshara P.A. is committed to offering a smooth and successful approach to obtain a U.S. Visa. The law firm offers a unique strategy opportunity by setting up an international team of professionals, including corporate and tax attorneys and accountants, bankers, business brokers and management consultants. Of importance, is the clients' accessibility to professional service with prompt responsiveness. Our goal is to effectively understand the clients business.


The Orlando Rotarian
As you may have guessed by her name, Theodora Uniken Venema was not born in Central Florida. Born in Hengelo, the Netherlands, she moved to the U.S. 27 years ago. She and her husband, Gerardus, live in downtown Orlando.

Educated at Groningen University, the Netherlands, Theodora earned her Juris Doctor and Master of Laws. She is a member of The Bar, in The Hague, the Netherlands, ABA, Florida Bar Association, Pacific Rim Lawyers Association and International Bar Association, in London.

Mrs. Uniken Venema is a Real Estate Broker and Principal with Downtown Brokers, LLC. She has published in New York Law Journal and the Netherlands Bar Journal.

In her spare time, Theodora is a Commercial Pilot, Ball Room Dancing and Mountain Climbing Instructor.

Theodora's classification is Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate. Thanks to her sponsor, John Garceau for bringing Theodora to our club.

Club Holland Orlando is a social club that was founded in 1997.

We host typical Dutch events throughout the year including "Koninginnedag" & "Sinterklaas"



Theodora Uniken Venema, CIPS, TRC, GRI, CAM
Downtown Brokers LLC
P.O.Box 530061
Orlando, Florida 32853

(407) 557-5446