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5/15/2018 - Christiana Powers

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· Originally from NY

· Traveled the country thanks to a Navy ex-husband which also had me working all different jobs.

· Been doing some form of bookkeeping for 23 years

· In 2005 I filed for divorce, survived Hurricane Katrina and inherited a 12yr old nephew

· Moved to Pensacola for work, fell in love and here I still am

· Started working with a General Contractor for 2 yrs doing books for him and a lot of his subcontractors

· Started working for Mr. Tax in 2008 doing books for their corporate clients and expanded my knowledge of taxes

· In January I decided to walk away from them and open my own practice after inheriting a book of business from a friend

· My main focus has always been to educate people on their businesses to help them to succeed. My talk will be on how the new tax code will affect people that are in real estate investment or that simply own real estate.

3/20/2018 - GARY “BUBBA” PETERS, MBA, CFE

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CHIEF DEPUTY APPRAISER

ESCAMBIA COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER

PERSONAL:

Escambia County Florida native

Graduate of Tate High School - 2002

A. A. – Pensacola Junior College (Business) - 2004

B. S. –University of West Florida (Management/Finance) - 2006

M.B.A. – University of West Florida - 2008

Married 7 years to Jessica (Seay)Peters

Two children: Tripp (4) Caroline (2)

Endorsed Vendors

There a handful of vendors that have been used with contentment by members of our group. We list them below for easy access.

Handyman Services

Roberts Handyman Services
(850) 393-9500
specializes in Electrical, plumbing, Sheetrock, & painting, licensed and insured

Alan Holden
Regal CSI, LLC
Construction Solutions & Investments
CBC1261537
Certified Building Contractor
Commercial and Residential
850.361.8609 or 770.653.6998
alan@regalcsi.com

11/21/2017 - Dan Vega

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Dan was also considered a top expertin assisting companies to secure funding. He has been connected with as many as 400 Private Equity Investors, Institutional Investors, Venture Capital Groups, and Angel Investors. He now holds ownership in several successful companies and is personally invested in several spaces in the market. Some of these include film & television, technology, health, environmental, spirits, art, and fashion. Dan is also one of the co-founders of a book publishing company with a dozen best-selling authors.

Dan has coached everyone from celebrities to some of the top companies found in Forbes Magazine. He specializes in helping existing companies maximize their profits while reducing their costs and overhead. Although Dan is recognized as one of the top motivational speakers today, he does not claim to be a self-help coach or the next great motivational guru. He recognizes the need for self-improvement and positive thinking; however, believes that motivation alone will not achieve financial success. His belief is that any business problem and most life problems can be solved through proper math and hard variables.

10/17/2017 - Matt Robinson

http://professionalinvestorsguild.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Matt-Teaching.jpg|http://professionalinvestorsguild.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Matt-Teaching.jpg|http://professionalinvestorsguild.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Matt-Teaching-330x220.jpg|http://9.9.9.9Matt has been an active real estate investor for 15+ years, as well as a top-producing real estate agent at his brokerage in Florida. His primary investment strategies include wholesaling, renovations for quick resell, as well as holding rental properties for passive income and appreciation.

Matt has spoken to audiences of more than 2,000 people, and has traveled throughout the Southeast United States teaching and speaking at seminars related to the real estate industry. His entertaining and energetic teaching style makes him an audience favorite wherever he goes.

In 2013, Matt founded the Professional Investors Guild, PIG, a real estate investment education company that provides workshops, resources, and one-on-one mentoring to help both new and seasoned real estate investors achieve their financial goals. The charter club is one of the fastest growing investor groups on the Gulf Coast, and additional chapters were recently launched in Destin, Florida (2015), Mobile, AL (2016), & Panama City (2017).

New requirements at EscambiaClerk.com?

A recent visit to Escambia County's Clerk of the Courts website threw up this warning explaining that "This Court Records application will not be available after June 30, 2017." There is also a link to a form for Existing Registered Users to fill out should they need access to the website going forward.

This is the result of some new legislation requiring more monitoring and testing of the systems protecting confidential records kept by the various counties in Florida. The general public (including landlords) need not both with this as the same access available today will be available after June 30th at this new website.

One of the new recommendations from the Florida Supreme Court is that "if documents are stored in searchable format they may be provided to the public in that format so long as automated search requests are not supported." One one to defeat automated search requests is by using Captcha which simply demands that a user prove he is human by solving a problem or typing in some text.

6/20/2017 - Jake Jensen

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“There is really no better way to learn home repair than to build homes from the ground up, and being there each step along the way” says Jensen. “And from working as a realtor, I know the importance of repair deadlines.”

Jake takes pride in his level of diligence and craftsmanship, living under the motto, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right!” Come hear Jake with us at our monthly meeting.

Check out the Facebook page for NWF Handyman Services.

Benefits of Joining the GCREIA

BENEFITS OF JOINING THE GULF COAST REAL ESTATE INVESTORS ASSOCIATION

The Gulf Coast Real Estate Investors Association is here to help you, whether you are new, old, or a seasoned Real Estate Investor.

5/16/2017 - Edwin Epperson

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In the early part of 2002 he joined the United States Army. Having served honorably for over a decade, he moved up in rank, responsibility and leadership. He finished his career after attaining the leadership role of senior communications sergeant on a 12 man Special Forces combat dive team.

Having served multiple tours of combat, stretching from the far East, to the Middle East. From the Horn of Africa, to South America, he began to realize that the risk to reward of his own and his fellow warriors investments paled in comparison with the risk to reward of his military career. Counting such noted authors as Robert Kiyosaki, George Antone, Napoleon Hill, Steven Scott and Dale Carnegie as mentors, he began down a path of self-education and a fundamental shift in paradigm.

In 2011 he determined to educate his fellow quite professionals about investment opportunities outside of the norm. This education centers around private mortgage/ trust deed investing. He believes the benefits thereof, for both partner investors and the real estate investor, whom his company lends too, are unmatched and un-paralleled.

Edwin purposes to make the same core values of his faith and military career the life blood of his private mortgage investing company. TRANSPARENCY, INTEGRITY, and HONOR are his company's core beliefs and foundational principles by which he lives life, conducts business, and serves others.

Welcome to the GCREIA website!

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