Global Business Councils are groups within NAR's local boards, comprised of volunteers and staff liasons, that are dedicated to globally themed education, programming, and networking. Councils collaborate with other boards and outside entities to build awareness among members of the global business opportunities within their own market.

Acting as REALTOR®-driven community organizations, councils help REALTORS® build partnerships with globally-minded businesses, mortgage brokers, attorneys, and other local entities, positioning their associations as the voice for global real estate in the local market.

Over 130 Global Business Councils currently exist at state and local associations across the country, operating on annual budgets ranging from $0 to five-figure endowments.

For more information; please contact Global Council Engagement and Development Manager, Stephanie Aker at or 312-329-1928.


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Global Councils provide NAR members with unique opportunities to participate in globally themed education, programming and networking. Whether it's a seminar on "How to do Business with China" or hosting an Inbound Trade Mission with an NAR Cooperating Association, don't miss out on the chance to expand your knowledge and your business.

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One of the attributes of a strong Global Business Council is to be involved in organizing either an inbound or outbound trade mission. Trade Missions are international trips organized for the purpose of exploring international business opportunities, learning about a foreign market, and building relationships.

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