Keeping Current on Global Real Estate Developments

Global real estate practitioners appreciate that across the world, people and markets differ. It’s a point that’s repeatedly emphasized in the CIPS designation coursework.

It’s also true that the world is constantly changing, and it’s essential to stay abreast of new developments, particularly when a significant, unexpected force, like a global pandemic, imposes dramatic adjustments.

Sadly, more difficult chapters may remain before the pandemic concludes. The impacts to date are too vast to capture here. Still, it’s essential to stay connected and informed about global developments.

This issue of Global Perspectives provides a collection of regional snapshots touching on a smattering of topics of interest to global real estate practitioners. It’s also intended to remind CIPS designees that you can always rely upon the designation courses covering the same regions.

Did you know that these regionally-focused courses are updated frequently? If it’s been several years since you completed your CIPS designation, you’ll undoubtedly discover new and helpful content.

Each regional course introduces the economies, cultural customs, and real estate business practices in numerous countries throughout each region. Students also learn a valuable framework for conducting country assessments independently.

Hopefully, you’ll find the summaries in this issue interesting and beneficial. NAR Global prides itself in being your partner in accessing the global real estate market and encourages you to explore all the resources offered to support your success.

Note: All vaccination data cited in this issue originates from and is based on Sept. 2021 figures.

Featured CIPS Benefit: CIPS Student Manuals

Student manuals appear under "CIPS Designee Resources" in the NAR Global Marketing Center. Six options are currently offered at no charge to CIPS designees:

  • Global Real Estate – Local Markets
  • Global Real Estate – Transaction Tools
  • The Americas & International Real Estate
  • Asia Pacific & International Real Estate
  • Europe & International Real Estate
  • The Business of U.S. Real Estate

Plus, the new course, Africa and International Real Estate, will be added soon.

CIPS designees can order all student manuals as PDF downloads. Simply add them to your cart and check out for zero dollars.

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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.

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