The Commercial Apprenticeship Program (CAP) is a certificate program issued by the Greater Tampa REALTORS® for residential and junior commercial REALTORS® to promote education and encourage apprenticeship with experienced commercial practitioners (mentors) – once with the consent of pertaining brokerages. The purpose of CAP is to prevent business losses by equipping the next generation of successful commercial REALTORS® through educational and practical tools that generally apply to commercial transactions and by introducing areas of specialization. In its fifth year, 2018 CAP will offer its popular ‘circle training’ classes, tours of commercial developments, and panel of experts programs, and our popular — Legal Lounge, led by top commercial real estate attorneys.

CAP 2018

CAP 2018 is suited for residential agents who are curious about commercial real estate as well as for novice and junior commercial agents. CAP Certificate Program consists of 3 classroom trainings, each 3-hours in duration plus 3 one-hour Legal Lounge sessions–  at least 1 Commercial Pitch session; offsite development tours; and a panel of experts programs. There are no tests. Regular attendance earns you the CAP Certificate of Completion.

CAP Training

CAP Trainings are led by industry leaders and arranged in a circle-style setting to encourage active discussions and a dynamic flow of ideas among participants. Legal Lounge sessions cover trending hot topics as well as Q&A with a commercial attorney. Commercial Pitch is where the real pro’s “pitch” both their commercial listings and sellers/buyers needs to colleagues while building rapport and creating business … a great opportunity to learn from the pro’s. Tours of future developments for a real-life experience of commercial real estate are included in this year’s CAP as well as a Panel of Experts program comprised of urban developers and intercounty agencies. CAP graduates culminate the program with a Graduation.

2018 CAP Events:


May 31 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Bridge to Commercial by Tom Brubaker

May 31 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Commercial Legal Lounge


June 6 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – *Commercial Pitch

June 27 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Development Tour


July 11 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – *Commercial Pitch

July 24 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Understanding Commercial Specialty Areas

July 24 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Commercial Legal Lounge


August 1 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – *Commercial Pitch

August 29 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. –  Development Tour


September 5 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. –  *Commercial Pitch

September 19 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. –  Commercial Secrets to Success

September 19 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Commercial Legal Lounge


October 3 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – *Commercial Pitch

October 31- TBD CAP Graduation


* All CAP students are required to attend at least one Commercial Pitch.