Growing Our Global Network in the Middle East

NAR recently expanded its global reach by signing a Cooperating Association Agreement with the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI). This is NAR's first bilateral partner in the Gulf Region.

Mahmoud Al Burai, Managing Director of the Dubai Real Estate Institute noted, "The agreement with NAR provides Dubai real estate professionals with a chance to be internationally recognized and to learn how to stand out on a global level. This goes in line with RERA strategy to take the real estate sector in Dubai to the best international level and with DREI's commitment to deliver world class real estate education and training."

The Dubai Real Estate Institute hosted its second CIPS Institute in April. The Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS) is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® and provides designees with advanced expertise, a global perspective, distinct understanding of global real estate markets and access to the CIPS Network- the premier global referral system.

International REALTOR® Members interested in earning their CIPS designation, either in the classroom or online, please visit