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Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association

 Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association ("SREIA"), a not for profit organization run by

 volunteers, is recognized as the premier Tampa Bay real estate investors association

 SREIA is dedicated to assisting in the success of experienced and beginning real estate

 investors in Tampa Bay by promoting top notch education and superior networking opportunities.  In addition, SREIA has many Tampa Bay "Business Vendors" that are eager to assist in  acquisition, financing, rehabilitation, sales, rental management and/or financial planning needs.


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Suncoast REIA
General Meeting

Tuesday, 6 September 2016


Networking starts at 6 pm
Featured Presentation: 7:30 pm

"Making Money With Options"


Presented by: Jack Shea

One of Jack's areas of expertise is Options. Jack teaches regularly on Options. He has even co-authored a book on the subject. If you want to know about Options, Jack is your guy. And if you are in real estate, you need to know about Options.

Options provide many benefits to the real estate investor. More real estate can be controlled with less money and less risk through the use of options. An investor can also receive the tax benefits without ownership, with proper documentation. A special option for tenants delivers higher rents, less turnover, less maintenance, and creates a potential owner for the property.

Jack will be telling us how to take advantage of the benefits of options.

If you are serious about real estate investing, this is a must-attend evening.

About Jack Shea

Jack has extensive experience in real estate and is trusted as a subject matter expert. He has been a real estate broker for over 30 years and is the owner of Able Property Company, a property management and investment broker.

He is also the owner of Keys Capital Corp., Florida's oldest and largest 1031 exchange facilitator. Since 1986, they have done thousands of 1031 exchanges for investors nationwide.

Jack is well respected for the classes that he teaches. He teaches classes on Options, on Land Trusts, and on 1031 Tax-Free Exchanges.

Join us at the meeting on 6 September to learn about options. Then, if you really want to leverage their value, reserve Sunday, 16 October on your calendar to attend his day-long Options class.

Meeting Location:

The Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn and Conference Center

1200 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607

(West side of Westshore, between Cypress and International Mall)

Free to SREIA members.
Guests are welcome - $20 guest fee.

Arrive promptly at 6:00 pm and participate in the Brainstorming Sessions led by Expert Investors and Experienced Speakers.  

Some topics at the Brainstorming Sessions will include:

Evictions * Marketing * Appraising * Rehabbing * Wholesaling * Landlording

Asset protection * Property insurance * Title Insurance * Eliminating Taxes

Social networking * Commercial property * Property acquisition

A realtor’s perspective * Property management REO properties

Organizing Your Business * Hard money loans

Real Estate Investing with IRAs * Curbside appeal & the Wow Factor

Proper structuring your business * Mortgages for wholesale & retail

Buying or selling with owner financing * Litigation avoidance


The Investor’s Luncheon

13 September 2016, 12:30 PM

4910 Spruce St.
Tampa, FL 33607


Presented by: Chuck Collova

Money is one of the key ingredients in creative real estate no matter how you look at it. The changes in the market in the last year have been dramatic. Get an insider's view of what is going on in the world of finance and how it affects your bottom line. See how you can avoid the pitfalls today whether you are buying, holding, or looking to sell.

If you are borrowing money for an investment, you can do a full-documentation mortgage request, which has down-payment and numerous other requirements, including those related to seasoning and credit scores and that vary by lender. You also have the option to use hard money.

Are you aware that lenders can do any part of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac services they wish? What if the property needs to be rehabbed? What if this is the first rental you have ever bought? Did you know that lenders do NOT have to do rentals, or condos, or second homes, etc? If you don't qualify for the best-rate loans, then you might wish to use hard money.

What is a hard money loan? What's different now than a few years ago? What are hard money lenders looking for? Are there typical terms for hard money loans?

Chuck will:

  • Bring us the most recent information on the number of mortgages an applicant can have and their minimum credit score and down payment requirements
  • Address the procedure for ordering appraisals for applicants
  • Reveal which mortgages are the BEST performers in the industry
  • Discuss why we need to know whether our lender is doing a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loan and some of the different issues
  • And more
After all the explanations on how to get you or your buyer financed he will answer questions. It does no good to locate deals and then not be able to close on them. Chuck will tell us how to get it done.

Chuck Collova went to work for Franklin Credit in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 23, 1966. At that time, he was a 20-year-old trainee collecting past-due accounts, skip tracing and working for one of the few finance companies in the state that was making mortgage loans. He went to GE Credit Corporation (now GE Capital) in 1969. After seven physical moves and promotions during an eight-year period, starting as an Assistant Manager and progressing through Branch Manager, Auditor, Senior Auditor, and District Manager, he became the National Operations Manager for the Home Modernization division based in Pittsburgh, PA, which was responsible for home improvement loans and first and second mortgages for the entire nation.

Chuck left GE in 1979 and came back to Florida working in the mortgage brokerage industry as marketing and operations manager for a California-based firm. In 1981, he opened his own mortgage brokerage business, C&C Financial Services, Inc., which is located at 4127 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607.

Chuck purchased his first home in 1967 and became a serious real estate investor in 1984. He has purchased numerous residential, several commercial, and one industrial property over the years and also has a wholesaling company.

Chuck was one of the first three original vendors of SREIA and was the first platinum vendor. Chuck also volunteered as the Vendor Liaison for SREIA and later served on the Board as both Director and Treasurer.

Chuck now has over 45 years in the industry. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and interact with such a highly-experienced authority in the field.

SREIA Members and Guests purchase their own lunch.
Guests are welcome for a $20 Guest Fee.
Lunch starts at 12:30PM, with the presentation during lunch.
Seating is limited so arrive a few minutes early.
Call SREIA (813) 287-1515 to join in advance!


4910 Spruce St.
Tampa, FL 33607

SREIA members:  Buy your own lunch

Non-members:  $20 Guest Fee + buy your own lunch - or join at the door and get free admission to all regular meetings (meal fee extra for luncheons).

Need to re-enroll in SREIA? Click Here   This is an awesome opportunity to get

re-involved in Suncoast REIA ! 

Come early to network with members and guests.

Luncheon starts at 12:30 pm.

Be prepared to make new contacts and gain vital information about Tampa Bay Real Estate Investing and Business Marketing !

And enjoy a fabulous luncheon at IHOP!


Coming in October

******* Special Sunday Class *******

"Secrets of Lease Option Profits"


Presented by: Jack Shea

Sunday, 16 October 2016
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click here for details or to register


SREIA events are relaxed and casual, and guests are always welcome to attend.  Attend a meeting and increase your real estate I.Q. while you meet like-minded people who want to share ideas and real estate investing strategies. 

Interested in speaking at a SREIA meeting? Call the SREIA office and share your ideas for presenting at Suncoast REIA meetings. Suncoast REIA members and guests are a proven demographic of qualified real estate investors and professionals who desire to learn more about real estate investing. Get active in Suncoast REIA!

SREIA is a 30-plus year established not-for-profit members association dedicated to promoting practical knowledge and ethical acquisition of real estate through education, discussion and networking. Be sure to visit the SREIA Business Vendor page and find out about SREIA vendors and how they can help you reach your real estate goals.



Membership Benefits

Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association Individual Membership Benefits

Being a member of Suncoast REIA is all about education and learning from each other and the experts. Suncoast REIA is dedicated to bring in only the best national and local educational speakers in order to keep us informed on up-to-date real estate investing innovations, laws and techniques.

All Applications are subject to approval.

Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association Business Vendor Membership Benefits 

Being a Business Vendor of Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association is a cost-effective way to get your product or service to the main stream of active Real Estate Investors, Estate Builders and others.  Read More

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