Our services are all about YOU, our clients! Our mission is to know YOUR MISSION and work with you to achieve it!
Coastal Strategies (formerly Toner Communications founded in 1988) is an international business development and real estate brokerage / consulting investment firm based in Tampa, Florida, with offices in Panama City, Panama, and strategic ties in:
In Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia we offer a unique turnkey approach through our partnership there in PanEx Partners, LLC, dba PanExProducts. Our PanEx Business Center is combined with export sales services including market research, strategic planning, business development, real estate brokerage and government relations. For details, see www.PanExProducts.com .
We have been assisting private firms and economic development organizations in creating and implementing local and international business development, including strategic marketing, investments, public relations and sales, since 1988.
Our core services are in business development; related services are provided in real estate and insurance, as detailed below. We provide a comprehensive solution for clients by teaming with the best in each industry to form strategic partnerships for seamless delivery of business development services to assist clients expand their markets to import and/or export their goods and services.
On the following pages see details on:
- Imports/Exports Sales Services
- Real Estate/FTZ & EB-5 Services
Professional & Industry Focus
Our experience and strategic alliances include the following industries:
- Construction Products, Equipment & Supplies
- Geotech Engineering Services
- Real Estate Brokerage & Development
Business Development (Core) Services
Core services are those that have been provided in-house since 1988. Think of us as the "cost effective" area of your International Business Development and Real Estate Brokerage Department for market expansion and development. Whether you are importing, exporting or for domestic business development, services include:
•Market Intelligence Research •Strategic Business Development Planning Facilitation & Implementation •Public Relations •International Trade Missions (effective Business Development) •Manufacturers Representative Services •Government Relations, US and Foreign
Real Estate Brokerage & Investment (Core) Services
Investment in real estate is often required in the market penetration of another country. And while we hold a real estate broker license, we typically work with "local" offices of our global strategic partners within the targeted country to assure the best services possible. With our brokerage license and expertise, earned from experience and professional designations (courses in TRC, CCIM, and ALC), we oversee, project manage or represent the buyer of the needed real estate. These services include:
• Office / Warehouse Procurement & Leasing/FTZ Counseling
• Land Acquisition/Multifamily Investments/EB-5 Visa Counseling
• Office Sales and Leasing
• Property and Asset Management
• Retail Sales and Leasing
• Valuation Advisory Services
FREE TRADE ZONES (FTZ's) for Tax Benefits
Free Trade Zones offer significant tax advantages to importers and exporters. We provide these brokerage services in Florida and other targeted countries of Panama, Costa Rica and Canada.
EB-5 VISA's for US Residency
Real estate investments are also used a means of achieving US residency through an EB5 Visa. EB-5 visas allow foreign entrepreneurs and their dependents to live in the United States in order to manage large-scale investments. To qualify for an EB-5 visa, the entrepreneur must invest $500,000 in a designated regional center or $1 million anywhere in the United States. Florida is the most popular destination for foreign buyers of real estate, and offers excellent properties that qualify for the EB-5 Visa Program.
International Trade & Political Insurance Services
International Trade Insurance is provided to help clients grow their business worldwide through secured and optimized credit management via a wide range of trade receivables protection tools and credit management solutions; i.e., minimize risk and assure compensation for shipped goods and provided services.
Political Insurance is prefaced and combined with our core services of market intelligence regarding the government stability and policies regarding international trade and investment. Again, while we hold an insurance broker license, we work with local offices of our global strategic partners to assure the very best services possible, and oversee the process on clients' behalf.
These services include:
•Bonding •Credit insurance •Compensation of losses due to buyer's insolvency risk assessment •Evaluating trade receivables portfolios •Financing of trade receivables •Fidelity insurance (insurance against fraud) •Trade debt collection
Government Relations; New Trade Treaty Opportunities!
The US trade agreement with Canada (NAFTA) now represents the world's largest trading relationship in terms of volume of trade.
New Trade Treaties have been recently been established between the US and Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia, opening billions in contract opportunities to US companies. Of course knowing where to look, how to pursue, and with whom to speak are all key in being successful. This is exactly where we help our clients.
With our past trade missions to these countries, and work with individual clients, we have, as they say, been there, done that. We look forward to exploring the opportunities for your firm.
Duty Drawback Solutions; Funds Paid May Be Refundable!
Drawback is the refund of import duties on imported merchandise that is subsequently re-exported. The drawback law is found in the Tariff Act of 1930 while the regulations can be found in Part 191 of the US Customs Regulations. There are 2 primary kinds of drawback claims:
Unused Merchandise Drawback - Drawback on imported merchandise exported in essentially the same condition.
Manufacturer's Drawback - Drawback on imported merchandise subjected to an assembly or production process prior to export. The imported item is exported as a component of a finished article.
Note: A valid export triggers the drawback opportunity, i.e. the severance of goods from the United States with the purpose of transferring them to the commerce of another country. Shipments to all U.S. territories except for Puerto Rico qualify as a valid export destination for drawback purposes.