International Flavor at REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Global Programs for Associations

This course is specifically designed to teach association staff and volunteers how to establish and/or expand a Global Business Council at their association. This is one of the required courses for staff to earn their CIPS Designation, and qualifies for 6 hours of Professional Development for the NAR Core Standards.

State and Local Leadership Forum on Global Business

This year’s theme is Leveraging Community Relationships to Expand Your Global Business. The forum will explore an oftenunderutilized segment of the global real estate industry, your existing community partners. Establishing community relationships with many partners spanning many different industries, global councils have been able to realize new channels for global growth and opportunity. Industry leaders and highly involved community partners share how you can identify, build upon and ultimately prosper from these valuable relationships.

Embassy Visits

Exclusively for CIPS designees, visit one of the embassies in D.C. and learn about the economy and real estate market in that country. Embassy visits are done by lottery drawing due to a limited number of spaces available.

CIPS Breakfast

Be recognized for your achievement! Veteran designees are honored and new designees are pinned at this breakfast networking event exclusively for CIPS designees.

International Networking Reception

Make new friends and visit with old ones over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the International Networking Reception.

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About Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives in Real Estate is a resource for global professionals, aimed at helping them globalize their local markets. Produced bi-monthly, this newsletter serves as a how-to guide and is full of useful and actionable tips. A free subscription is given to all Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS) designees.

Learn more about earning the CIPS designation