downtown brokers, llc

618 E. South St. Suite 500, Orlando, FL 32801

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Theodora Uniken Venema

Personal:
Born 1956 Hengelo, The Netherlands ; Married

 

Education:
  • 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

 

Bar:
  • 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

 

Certifications:
  • Lawyer, International law and tax 1979/18
  • Real Estate Sales Agent since 1988
  • Real Estate Broker 2004/18
  • Commercial Pilot 1994/2018
  • 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
  • Commercial Realtor CCIM 2007 CI 101
  • Commercial Realtor CCIM 2008 CI 104
  • Commercial Realtor CCIM 2009 CI 103
  • Commercial Realtor CCIM 2010 CI 102
  • Certified One America National Association of Realtors 2008
  • Certified Core Law Orlando Regional Realtors 2018
  • Certified ICREA World Properties 2005
  • Community Association Manager 2018
  • Risk Management Certification 2010
  • Commercial Realtor Negotiations Certification 2011
  • Mediation Certification St. Augustine Realtor Association 2012
  • Gold Key Certification Orlando Realtors 2018
  • SRS Seller Representative Certification 2018


Publications:
  • 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 2004;
  • “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 favors US Real Estate Purchases” in Arts en Auto NL 2005
  • “Realtor for the Rich and Famous” Groningen Netherlands
  • Performance Magazine 2009
  • OBJ Book of Lists 2013
  • OBJ Book of Lists 2014
  • OBJ Book of Lists 2016
  • OBJ Book of Lists 2017
  • Orlando Realtor bi-monthly since 2010-2018

 

Honors:
  • NAR Global Business and Alliance Committee 2018
  • FR Global Committee 2018
  • President Toastmasters Leaders in Communication 2016- 2018
  • Distinguished Toastmaster 2015-2018
  • Leadership Orlando Class 90
  • Top Broker Second Home International Utrecht the Netherlands 2017 2018
  • Realtor of the Year 2012
  • Florida Realtor Featured Global Realtor 2017
  • Top Real Estate Broker in Hamburg Germany 2010
  • Good Neighbor Award 2015
  • Chairman RPAC Realtor Party Action Committee 2016
  • Leadership Florida Realtors 2013
  • Leadership Orlando Realtors 2010
  • Facilities Task Force Orlando Regional Realtors 2016
  • Golden R Sponsor RPAC President’s Circle Realtor Party
  • Director Orlando Regional Realtor Board 2010-2016
  • VP Central Florida Commercial Realtor Association 2011/14
  • Chairman Market Diversity Committee ORRA 2014
  • Chairman 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 2006/18
  • Honor Society Florida Realtors 2006/18
  • Groningen University School of Law L.L.M.1979
  • Moot Court Groningen, The Netherlands 1981
  • Deputy Sheriff Alachua County Florida 1981
  • The International Committee for Women’s Council of Realtors
  • Women of the Year Achievement Award 2006
  • Global Council Orlando Realtors Board 2006/18
  • Federation Int’l des Professions Immobilieres, Paris 2018
  • NAIOP National Association of Industrial and Commercial
  • Rotary Leadership Institute 2009
  • Rotary Leadership Institute Leadership 2017
  • Rotary Bequest Society 2007-2018
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Society 2007-2018
  • Rotary Int’l President Orlando Evening 2010-2011, 2013-2014
  • Rotary President of the Year District 6980 2011
  • Rotary Int’l Student Exchange Host 2011/13
  • Rotary Int’l Club Extensions Committee 2011
  • Rotary Int’l Multiple Member Sponsor 2012/15
  • Rotary Int’l Foundation Major Donor 2012/18
  • Rotary Orlando E-Club Charter VP 2017
  • Founder Hagere Salem Water Well AddisAbba Ethiopia
  • Founder of Jireh Orphanage Boca Chica Dominican Republic
  • Broker Council ORRA 2012/15
  • FIABCI Orlando Chapter 2018
  • Specialty Award International Realtor of the Year 2011 ORRA
  • Circle of Achievement Award CFCAR 2011
  • Community Service Award CFCAR 2011
  • Pillar of the Community ORRA 2013
  • Ellison S. Onizuka Humanitarian Award Nomination 2013
  • National Association of Realtors Commercial Award 2014
  • Executive Board Kids beating Cancer 2014/15
  • Major Donor Wall Florida Hospital 2014
  • Florida Hospital Transplant House Board 2014
  • Ronald McDonald House Sponsor 2006/15
  • Founding member Citrus Toastmasters Orlando Charter 2015
  • Area 31 Governor Toastmasters International 2014/15
  • President’s Distinguished Toastmaster District Governor 2015
  • Good Neighbor Award 2016


Membership:
  • 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
  • Top Female Executives 2016
  • Member World Trade Center
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Women Council of Realtors
  • Women Executive Council
  • Area 31 Governor Toastmasters International, DTM
  • Distinguished Toastmaster
  • WCR

 

General Experience:
  • Current ;Broker and Principal Downtown Brokers LLC, CIPS, CCIM Candidate, GRI, ABR, ePro, CDPE, TRC, CAM, SRS
  • Managing Investment portfolios Investors in USA 1981-2017
  • 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
  • Principal Real Estate Broker Downtown Brokers LLC, Orlando 2004/18
  • Principal Downtown Professional Management LLC, Orlando 2008/18
  • Languages: Dutch, German & English