Suncoast Global Council (SGC)


Local Expertise. Global Reach

The mission of the Suncoast Global Council (SGC) (formerly “Pinellas International Council”) of the Pinellas Realtor® Organization & Central Pasco Chapter (PRO/CPAR) is to further enhance the professionalism of REALTORS® serving foreign and U.S. customers engaged in international real estate transactions by providing education, information, networking and marketing resources.


Suncoast Global Certification Program

The premier global certification recognized by the Suncoast Global Council (SGC), along with the Pinellas REALTOR® Organization and Central Chapter Chapter (PRO/CPAR), which is awarded only to those professionals who can demonstrate an exceptionally high standard of dedication and training in regards to the business of international real estate.

This is a points-based open-ended program (no due dates or set order of requirements). Points are earned through class participation, SGC events, and REALTOR® involvement at the local state, and nation levels. As soon as requirements are met, you may apply for your certification any time.

Points start collecting as of Jan 1, 2020. Classes and events from previous years are not applicable.

See points structure and submit your points here.


I would like to share our Council’s vision for 2020-21 and invite you to be a part of it! International Real Estate is such a vibrant aspect of our industry and full of opportunities for everyone. The Suncoast Global Council is one of the most active and recognized in the United States and one of our priorities is to have you become involved, or more involved if you already are a member. Let us guide you to a committee that is a good fit for you and come join us, we need your help.

In 2020-21 our council will work on bringing more inbound trade missions so that real estate agents from other countries can come and experience what Tampa Bay has to offer. This will be an effort we will partake in the Florida Realtors initiatives as well, in order to offer additional opportunities to our members. We will increase the numbers of inbounds, but not stop with the outbounds. There will be great opportunities for those who wish to go out there and explore this beautiful world.

We will offer networking events in collaboration with other Global Councils in Florida to help you increase your referral database. We are constantly working with PRO’s professional development department on bringing high quality education opportunities and innovative marketing resources to help you leverage our unique position in the global marketplace.

We will continue to attend some of the world’s largest real estate trade shows to bring you the most valuable and up to date information related to the international real estate market.

The Suncoast Global Council is a NAR Gold Global Achievement Award Recipient. Join us today if you are looking to start or expand your global business.

Please take the time to check the Pinellas Realtor ® Organization’s education and events calendar for all of our upcoming global events.


Corina Lessa Silva, Chair
Suncoast Global Council