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Networking Opportunities at Home & Abroad
2022 International Conferences / Meetings & Events
February 6-9, 2022
AREAA Global & Luxury Summit
The GLS aims to bring together leading professionals within the industry into a more cohesive professional network, as well as identify important emerging trends within global and luxury markets. We will be located in an exquisite venue in Denver, a place known for the strong infrastructure and vibrant scenery that keep its real estate market lively.
February 15-17, 2022
AFIRE Winter Conference
This three-day event includes tours, committee meetings, and information-packed sessions with the latest insider insights at the forefront of commercial real estate, including in-depth looks at capital markets, asset classes, ESG trends, geopolitics, and hands-on walkthroughs of some of Atlanta’s most innovative development projects.
March 15-18, 2022
Established in 1990, MIPIM is a 4-day real estate event to meet the most influential players from all sectors of the international real estate industry. It brings the entire value chain together and gives unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.
June 16-17, 2022
International Conference on Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics
International Conference on Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics
November 6-8, 2022
2022 International Real Estate Congress
- The Place To Do International Business
- Delegates from Worldwide International Partners
- Featuring Many of our Int’l Partners & Global Markets
- High-Impact Global Seminars
- Thousands of Dollars in Prizes
- 3 Days of Programming
International Real Estate Information Sources
AFIRE - Established in 1988, AFIRE is a nonprofit trade association headquartered in Washington, DC, and is an essential forum providing high-value thought leadership for real estate leaders from around the world. AFIRE’s members includes nearly 200 leading global institutional investors, investment managers, and supporting partners from 24 countries representing approximately US$3 trillion in real estate assets under management (AUM) in the US.
Global Property Guide - Our focus is financial. You may know what type of property you want. That's your choice, and it is partly or largely subjective. What you probably won't know is the rent that you might earn in another country, what you'll be taxed, and what the landlord and tenant law is, whether the property market appears to have good prospects. We examine these financial aspects of your purchase, comparing them across countries, so as to help you make choices.
Global Real Estate Project (University of Denver) - Our goal is to provide students, investors, and the general public with the tools they need to research real estate opportunities both domestic and abroad. We aim to provide the latest real estate trends data as well as thoughtful analysis and insight into doing business in many different countries around the world.
PropertyWire - PropertyWire.com is an online channel focused on news from both the residential and commercial real estate sectors. It is aimed at key business decision makers from industries such as estate agencies, property development and construction, surveying, architecture to a broad range of readers who just have a general interest in bricks and mortar.
The World Property Journal -.Our editorial focus and goal is simple -- to help all active property buyers, sellers, investors and tenants worldwide -- make more informed transaction decisions. Period.
Finding & Working With International Clients
Are Rich Latin Americans Creating A Miami Real Estate Bubble? (Worldcrunch, Jan. 4, 2022)
Geraldo, a financier from Peru, has been living in Weston, in Broward County north-east of Miami, for almost a year. He decided to buy a house with a garden there for the area's reputable schools, infrastructure and "impressive security." These and other factors like Florida's lower personal taxes have all fueled demand for homes in several districts of southern Florida and also in Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa.
How to Buy a Home in America if You Live Abroad (Entrepreneur, Dec. 10, 2021)
The good news is you don’t need to be a green-card holder or U.S. citizen. You can buy a house either directly in your own name or through your business entity, such as an LLC. Foreigners don’t even need to travel here to close the deal. By using power of attorney, you can authorize another person to sign the closing document on your behalf, and can secure a mortgage loan by paying 30-40% of the home's purchase price as a down payment.
With U.S. Borders Reopening, Domestic Buyers Should Get Ahead of the Competition from Overseas Investors (Mansion Global, Nov. 26, 2021)
“Home buying by foreigners just tanked,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist with the National Association of Realtors. “It’s such an important expenditure, and people want to see homes in person before making a purchase. If they can’t get into the country, they’ll just postpone the decision. But now we anticipate that foreign buying is going to pick back up here in the U.S.”
Real-Estate Brokers Brace for ‘Flood’ of Wealthy Buyers from Overseas as Travel Restrictions Lift (CNBC, Nov. 5, 2021)
Buyers from Europe, China, Brazil, and India will now be able to enter the U.S. for the first time in 20 months. Brokers in cities popular with the overseas wealthy — New York, Miami, Los Angeles — say they have a long list of showings scheduled in the coming weeks from buyers who have been anxious to invest in U.S. property.
International Real Estate Profile (Florida REALTORS®, Nov. 5, 2021)
Top foreign buyer destinations
- Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-West Palm Beach (52% of foreign buyers)
- Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (10%)
- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (8%)
- Cape Coral-Ft. Myers (5%)
- North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton (4%)
- Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island (4%)
How to Market Your Home to Foreign Buyers: A Complete Guide (Clever Real Estate, Oct. 21, 2021)
First and foremost, the global market is much larger than your local one. Opening up your home to buyers in other countries gives you a much larger pool of prospects.
Central Texas International Homebuyers Report (Austin Board of REALTORS®, 2021)
From April 2020-March 2021, the top five countries of origin for foreign buyers in Central Texas were Mexico (14%), China (14%), Canada (6%), India (6%), and newcomer to the Top 5, Armenia (5%).
Texas International Homebuyers Report (Texas REALTORS®, 2021)
Forty-two percent of international homebuyers in Texas came from the Latin America/Caribbean region, and 30% originated from the Asian/Oceania region. Texas was the top destination for international homebuyers from Mexico. Of all homebuyers from Mexico purchasing a home in the U.S., 29% bought a home in Texas. Among buyers from India, 11% chose Texas.
International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate
(National Association of REALTORS®
Top 5 Foreign Buyers
- Canada (8% of foreign buyers, $4.2 B)
- Mexico (7% of foreign buyers, $2.9 B)
- China (6% of foreign buyers, $4.5 B)
- India (4% of foreign buyers, $3.1 B)
- United Kingdom (4% of foreign buyers, $2.3 B)
CFIUS Real Estate Instructions (Part 802) (U.S. Department of the Treasury)
Pursuant to FIRRMA, CFIUS is authorized to review certain transactions involving the purchase or the lease by, or a concession to, a foreign person of certain real estate in the United States, beginning on February 13, 2020.
Global Resources From the REALTOR® Organization
Center for Real Estate Development is an Internet-based education delivery system where real estate professionals can takes courses online, click this link to browse the catalog for details on how to take the five required CIPS designation courses online.
The Certified International Property Specialist Network (CIPS) is made up of real estate professionals in over 60 countries, who focus on an international clientele. Through NAR's alliances with 81 national and regional Cooperating Associations worldwide, more and more members are joining the network from outside the United States. You can locate a CIPS Network member through our online directory by specific business, location and language specialties.Also follow CIPS on Facebook.
Global Alliances — NAR maintains formal relationships with 100 organized real estate associations around the world, giving REALTORS® confidence in working with professionals that abide by a code of ethics. These bilateral partnerships exist in 85 countries to help you establish business partnerships and referral opportunities.
Global Perspectives — a bimonthly newsletter, which serves as a resource for global professionals who wish to globalize their local market.
Global Resources for Association Executives — The first step toward building global business is to raise awareness among REALTORS® that opportunities exist at the local level. Nearly every REALTOR® in America has access to global and multicultural clients, but many are unaware of the possibilities that engagement of those groups can create .Association Executives can promote global awareness and business in many ways.
International REALTOR® Membership — Members of NAR cooperating associations throughout the world can join NAR and take advantage of the power of a million-plus member organization. In an industry where relationships are key to business success, this membership helps you stand out among other professionals.
International Real Estate Research — from The National Association of REALTORS® Find out about international transactions in U.S. residential real estate, state-by-state international business reports and much more.
Realtor.com® International — Discover our list of all the available countries/regions and start searching for your global property.
Resort Area & Second Home Specialty Resources on nar.realtor — Find out about the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist and connect with other members working in this real estate segment.
For more resources and information on global issues visit: www.nar.realtor/global.
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
The Brazilian Economy (eBook)
Business Across Cultures (eBook)
Business Without Borders: A Strategic Guide to Global Marketing (eBook)
Buying a Property in Eastern Europe for Dummies (eBook)
Chinese Business Etiquette and Culture (eBook)
Communicating Globally An Integrated Marketing Approach (eBook)
The Global Etiquette Guide to Africa and the Middle East: Everything You Need to Know for Business and Travel Success (eBook)
Global Etiquette Guide to Mexico and Latin America (eBook)
Global Color: Clues and Taboos (eBook)
The Global Property Investor's Toolkit (eBook)
Foreign Language Study eBook Collection (eBook, Audiobook)
International Real Estate Handbook (eBook)
Multicultural Manners (eBook)
Risk in the Global Real Estate Market (eBook)
Understanding the Global Market (eBook)
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