The Global Business Council is made up of members of the Association who realize that we live in a global economy and that working with international clients is a daily part of the real estate business. They understand the importance of being educated and informed about the issues that impact foreign buyers and sellers. We encourage our members and affiliate members to work together to build “teams” of experts to professionally assist with all aspects of these transactions.


Join for only $25/year!

For more information, email Janet Wilkins at 941-952-3404.


Monthly Meetings

We meet each month for specialized global programming, following by wine & cheese. Topics will typically cover FIRPTA, foreign buyers, Visas and more.

Global Conference

In a state where international buyers account for more than $24.2 billion in residential real estate, this one-day conference offers global Real Estate education and networking to help members better understand the global economy, transactions, and relationships. Visit the Global Conference page to learn more.
May 7, 2019 | RASM South Office

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The designation requires completion of five full-day courses focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions. CIPS designees are connected to an influential network of over 3,500 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners. GBC members get special pricing for the designation course taken at RASM.
March 5 – March 12, 2019 | RASM South Office

Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)

This certification is designed for REALTORS® who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination are involved in this market niche. GBC members get special pricing for the certification course taken at RASM.
October 8, 2019 | RASM South Office

Outbound Trade Missions

We’re going to Colombia! Fedelonjas is the Ambassador Association to RASM. As we grow this partnership, we’re their association to learn about their international business practices and how it relates to the Sarasota/Manatee region.
August 2019 | Colombia, South America

Inbound Trade Missions

In addition to traveling abroad, your GBC leaders are working on bringing representatives from other countries to RASM. Don’t miss the upcoming opportunities to connect with new global business in your backyard.

Socials and Lunch & Learns

You can also expect fun and engaging networking events, like our annual Holiday Party, as a member of the GBC. Lunch & Learns are new this year and will feature language classes to aid you with your clients and prepare you for an outbound trade mission.


There are many useful resources available to you as a global business person. Here are just a few to get you going!


Members of the Global Business Council receive special faxes and e-mails about events, trade missions, opportunities, and issues that impact their international business.

The mission of the GBC is to provide networking, marketing, education and technological opportunities to its members in order to enhance their success in conducting business in a global real estate market.

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Interested in sponsoring the Global Business Council? Click HERE to download the sponsor application.