Resume

PAUL R. VENNING
120 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 105, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334
PVenn001@fiu.edu | (954) 610-5944

EDUCATION
Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida
Juris Doctor (JD): May 2017
Honors: Dean’s List (Fall/Spring 2016, Fall 2014), CALI Award for the highest class grade in First Amendment Law (Spring 2016)
Study Abroad: FIU Law/University of Seville, Spain (Summer 2015)
Other: LexisNexis Professional Research Certification, Westlaw Certification, ABA Student Member

Florida International University Honors College, Miami, Florida
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Relations, summa cum laude: April 2014
Minors: Economics and Political Science, Certificate: National Security Studies (IC-CAE)

EMPLOYMENT/INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

Realty Direct Corp., Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 1997–October 2017
Broker and Sales Manager: Manage all aspects of residential and commercial brokerage sales and marketing, including new construction and property management. Achieved $10MM in annual sales. Developed an international and culturally diverse clientele. Successfully recruited, trained and managed a sales and administration team of six employees.

Judge Barbara Areces, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami, Florida
March–April 2016
Judicial Intern: Observed court proceedings; reviewed pleadings, motions and other court filings; conducted legal research; drafted judicial opinions, bench memoranda and court orders for a variety of circuit civil cases.

Bank of America, NA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
February 2008–October 2008
Mortgage Loan Officer: Responsible for residential loan origination through direct sales, including developing real estate broker, investor and developer referral networks. Promoted government (FHA and VA) and conventional loan products.

United Mortgage Funding, Inc., Davie, Florida
March 2003–January 2008
Licensed Mortgage Broker: Responsible for residential and commercial loan origination through direct sales, including establishing real estate broker, investor and developer referral networks. Gained familiarity with government and conventional loan programs, compliance, underwriting, investment analysis, processing, and closing procedures.

RE/MAX About Town Properties, Inc., Plantation, Florida
March 1990–February 1997
Real Estate Sales Associate: Handled residential brokerage sales and marketing, including new construction consulting.

Bryant Homes, PLC, Bracknell, England
January 1987–December 1989
Land Acquisition Negotiator: Responsible for residential development site identification, acquisition and management.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
 
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood, Florida: Teaching Assistant
January 2010–April 2012
Broward College Office of Disability Services, Davie, Florida: Student Tutor
January–April 2012
Broward College Service-Learning Civic Engagement, Cusco, Peru: Student Volunteer
Spring Break 2012

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker, Greater Fort Lauderdale REALTORS® (GFLR) Association,
CCIM Institute: Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (CI 101), Florida Notary Public

MISCELLANEOUS

Languages: Spanish (intermediate fluency)
Citizenship: US/UK (dual), Bravery Award: Reading Crown Court, England