Theodora Uniken Venema, Principal & Broker for Downtown Brokers LLC, Hall of Fame recipient 2020 of the National Association of Realtors, Director on the Board of the Women Council of Realtors Orlando Regional, and Realtor of the Year Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors, was recently chosen to be featured in the Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
While being selected to be published in IAOTP’s Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication, is an honor in itself, only 50 of the world’s most brilliant, courageous, inspirational professionals are selected for this distinction.
The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.
IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.
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These special honorees are hand-selected to share their stories of perseverance, resilience, passion and strength. They have made outstanding contributions to society; they have impacted their industries and are respected in their trades. A chapter will be dedicated to each honoree and the book is anticipated to be released in the 4th quarter of 2021.
Theodora has exemplary brilliance in her field and has dedicated three decades of her professional life to prominence within the Legal industry and the Real Estate industry. She has worked with and aided individuals and businesses throughout the Orlando area. Theodora was recently named Woman of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). She will also be honoured for her 2020 selections for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and as an Empowered Woman of the Year.
With her unmatched knowledge and tenacity, Theodora is the Founder and Principal Broker of Downtown Brokers LLC, a full-service boutique real estate brokerage, serving as a comprehensive source for global investors who seek a long-term investment in Florida as well as a vacation home on the beach. Fluent in Dutch, German, and English, she has studied all over the world and perfected her skills here in the United States.
Before achieving success and creating her business, Theodora earned her Bachelor of Arts from the Netherlands, her JD from the Groningen University Netherlands School of Law with specialization in real estate and tax laws and did Post Graduate studies at Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida and Emory Law School in Atlanta.
Throughout her impressive career, Theodora has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. For 2020 she was selected as Woman of the Year. She is the Hall of Fame recipient 2020 of the National Association of Realtors, Board Director of the Women Council of Realtors Orlando Regional, and Past Vice President of Administration for Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors. In 2019 she was selected as Top Broker of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), was honoured at their Annual Awards Gala at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and featured on the famous Reuters building in Times Square for this distinction. For 2018, she was named Top Broker Second Home International Utrecht the Netherlands and was selected as Florida Realtor Featured Global Realtor in 2017. For 2015, she was the recipient of the Good Neighbor Award. In 2014, Theodora received the National Association of Realtors Commercial Award; in 2013, she was listed in Leadership Florida Realtors and received the Pillar of the Community by the Orlando Regional Realtors Association. In 2012 Theodora was named Realtor of the Year by the Central Florida Association of Realtors. In 2011 she received the Circle of Achievement Award, International Realtor of the Year by the Orlando Regional Realtors Association, and Community Service Award by CFCAR Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors. In 2010, Mrs. Uniken Venema was listed in Leadership Orlando Realtors and named Top Real Estate Broker in Hamburg, Germany.
In addition to her successful career, Theodora also serves on numerous boards, committees and is a sought-after lecturer and public speaker. She has contributed to multiple publications and articles and is active in her community. She has served as Director of the Women Council of Realtors Orlando Regional, has served as a Distinguished Toastmaster, Past Vice President of Administration for the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors, Chairman of the Market Diversity Committee, Director of the Orlando Regional Realtor Board, and Director of the Dutch American Business Club of Central Florida, just to name a few.
In the future, Theodora hopes to continue to set and achieve her goals both personally and professionally and continue to assist investors from all over the world take a piece of the Florida Dream.
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