Past Meetup

Tampa REIA Main Monthly Meeting with Ben Smith

This Meetup is past

6 people went

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

DoubleTree by Hilton Guest Suites Tampa Bay

3050 N Rocky Point Drive West · Tampa, FL

How to find us

We will be in one of the hotel's meeting rooms.

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Tampa REIA Meeting & Vendor Tradeshow
September 13th at the Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay

Principals of Real Estate Investing & Investment Diversification
An Evening with Local Real Estate Investor Ben Smith

Tampa REIA Members Can Attend for no charge.
Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $15 or Pay $20 at the Door.

Join us at the Tampa REIA Main Meeting on Thursday, September 13th from 5PM-9PM at the Doubletree Suites Tampa Bay located at 3050 North Rocky Point Dr. West in Tampa, FL where we our speaker will be one of our own Tampa REIA Members, Ben Smith, who is an active real estate investor and "virtual" rehabber.

Ben will talk about the API Model of Investing (Active, Passive and Interest) and How to use Real Estate to augment your traditional stock market-based retirement accounts. He will also talk about how to accelerate your financial independence through passive and active real estate investments. Ben says that being well rooted in the principals of real estate investing can help you prosper in good markets or bad and can effectively position you for success no matter what the market brings.

During this session, Ben will dive into the API Model of Investing, what type of investments fall into each category, and how to effectively compound and diversify stocks, mutual funds, real estate rentals, flips, wholesales, 401ks, Self-Directed and ROTH IRAs, and private lending. Don't miss this educational opportunity from one of our own Tampa REIA Members!

Whether you are experienced, a novice, or just interested in getting more information on how Real Estate can help you reach your financial goals, then this meeting is for you! Come and network with people who DO all these aspects of Real Estate and more! Learn how to leverage Real Estate to add to your overall investment strategy, how to operate in today's market, and how to position yourself for the next market change!

PLEASE NOTE: Being a member of our Tampa REIA meetup group is free. But being an official, card carrying member of Tampa REIA is not free. However, official membership starts at only $100/year. For more information on membership, see (


Diamond Members & Meeting Sponsors

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