Theodora Uniken Venema selected as IAOTP's Top Global Real Estate Broker of the Year Award

Published February 17, 2023

Orlando, FL, United States - 02-17-2023 -

Theodora Uniken Venema is the Principal & Broker for Downtown Brokers LLC and the Director on the Board of the Women Council of Realtors Orlando Regional. She was just recently named Top Global Real Estate Broker 2023 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an honor, choosing the Top Global Real Estate Broker comes with great purpose, admiration, and respect. This member inspires others, shows gratitude, brings people together, and helps people feel connected. With her service, she has displayed innovative leadership practices, pushed others towards success, and made sure people's voices leave an impact. Mrs. Theodora Uniken Venema has superior performance in her field. She is passionate about her work and holds high morals and integrity in all she does. IAOTP will honor her for this distinction at their Annual Awards Gala, held in December of 2023.

Theodora is a top-notch licensed real estate broker and Founder of Downtown Brokers who has investors from all over the world. Downtown Brokers is a full-service boutique real estate brokerage, serving as a comprehensive source for foreign investors who seek a long-term commercial investment in the Florida Dream. Theodora has demonstrated success not only as a Broker but also as a Legal Expert when it comes to investing in Florida Real Estate. Her areas of expertise include Negotiation, Coaching, Sales, Real Property, Asset Management, International Business, Trade, and Tax Law. 

Theodora also serves on numerous boards and committees and is a sought-after lecturer and public speaker. She has contributed to numerous publications and articles and is active in her community. She serves 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, Director of the Dutch American Business Club of Central Florida, just to name a few.

Before embarking on her professional career, Theodora earned her Bachelor of Arts from the Netherlands, her JD from the Groningen University School of Law with a specialization in real estate and tax laws, and did Post Graduate studies at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, and Emory Law School in Atlanta. She speaks Dutch, German, and English Fluently. 

In 2019 she appeared on the Donna Drake Show "Live it up" for CBS New York, has a regular appearance on "Way of Living" on the Netherlands TV, and is the host on IHeart Radio, her program "Only in America."

Throughout her illustrious career, Theodora has received multiple awards and accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. In 2022 she was honored as Broker of the Decade by the International Association of Top Professionals, was featured on the famous Planet Hollywood Billboard on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, had a chapter dedicated to her in IAOTP’s International Best Seller Top 50 Fearless Leaders and was inducted into IAOTP’s Hall of Fame, in 2021, she was selected as IAOTP'S Woman of the Year. In 2020 she received the honors of the Empowered Woman Award, The Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Realtor of the Year by IAOTP.  She was inducted into Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors Hall of Fame in 2020. In 2019 she was selected as Top Broker of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and was honored at the Annual Awards Gala at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for this distinction. Theodora was also featured on the famous Reuters and Nasdaq billboard in Times Square for her distinction with IAOTP. In 2018, she was named Top Broker Second Home International Utrecht, the Netherlands. Then in 2017, she was selected as Florida Realtor Featured Global Realtor. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Good Neighbor Award. In 2014, Theodora received the National Association of Realtors Commercial Award, and in 2013 listed in Leadership Florida Realtors and received the Pillar of the Community by the Orlando Regional Realtors Association. In 2010, Mrs. Uniken Venema was listed in Leadership Orlando Realtors and named Top Real Estate Broker in Hamburg, Germany. 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, just to name a few. 

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated, "We are more than honored to present Theodora with this award. Her record of honors and achievements is beyond astounding, demonstrating her brilliance. She is modest, courteous, and so enthusiastic about all she does. This honor is well-deserved, and we cannot wait to spend more time with her at this year's gala."

​Looking back, Theodora credits her success to her tenacity, the mentors she's had along the road, and her commitment to all of her business activities. She likes traveling and spending time with her family when she is not working. She aspires to continue making a difference in people's lives in whatever manner she can in the future.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who 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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