Orlando, Fla. (January 1, 2018) – Florida Commercial Brokers Network (FCBN), will celebrate its 25th anniversary on January 1, 2018. “In 1993, three brokerage firms located in Orlando, South Florida and Jacksonville came together to do business statewide during the S&L crisis which turned real estate on its head. That network has grown to more than 22 Partner and affiliate members and continues to conquer the challenges and maximize the opportunities we face in commercial real estate,” said Frost Weaver of Weaver Realty Group in Jacksonville, one of the original founders. “We’ve seen Florida grow from 14 million residents to nearly 22 million today, that’s a huge population increase, and has changed the real estate industry in Florida.”

FCBN is comprised of commercial real estate leaders and brokerage owners who understand the power of compounding their reach and having segment experts as partners. “Our members deal in sales, leasing and management of industrial, multi-family, hospitality, retail and office, as well as land sales; each is a unique sub set of commercial real estate and when you bring it together into this network it is a powerful resource for investors and owners, locally and globally,” said Weaver.

The Annual Meeting will be held in Orlando February 8 and 9, 2018 and more information is available at www.FlaBrokers.com. The group holds two-day meetings, four times a year.

Officers and Executive Committee members elected to serve in 2018 are:

  • Frost Weaver, Weaver Realty Group, Jacksonville as Chairman

  • Chip Olson, RE1 Advisor, Naples, as Vice Chairman

  • Adam Rathbun, SouthTrend, Melbourne, as Treasurer

  • Basil Bethea, Realty House, Fort Walton Beach, as Secretary

  • Rick Seyer, Oakmont Capital Resources, Sarasota, as Director-at-Large

  • Jim Jacob, Jacob Real Estate Services, Tampa is Past Chairman

About FCBN

A network of top real estate brokerage firms across Florida, representing the best from their regions. FCBN was formed in 1993 to facilitate inter-company transactions, provide services for investors, owners, multi-location banks and portfolio managers and provide a forum for its members to share information and resources.

Laura Phillips Bennett serves as the Chief Executive Officer of FCBN, which has been a client of Bennett & Company’s since 1994. The corporation is headquartered in Orlando. Information about FCBN and its members may be found online at www.FlaBrokers.com.


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