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Networking Opportunities at Home & Abroad
2023 International Conferences / Meetings & Events
Join leaders from every facet of industrial and office commercial real estate and across the globe as they come together to share tactical knowledge, hear different perspectives on emerging market trends and form strong relationships that facilitate business deals.
April 26-29, 2023
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
EXPO REAL is THE leading networking and working fair for the real estate industry. Ideal conditions for visitors to EXPO REAL to initiate international projects, maintain their network and acquire new customers.
October 4-6, 2023
73rd FIABCI World Real Estate Congress in Miami
Representing all professions of the real estate industry: architects, developers and constructors, investors, asset and property managers and brokers, PropTech companies, lawyers, notaries and other experts, world class speakers and guests, leaders, experts, and officials.
June 5-9, 2023
BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo
Commercial real estate isn’t slowing down — and staying relevant means staying ahead of the changes on the horizon. From groundbreaking building technologies to new occupant expectations, the next phase of hybrid work environments to promising decarbonization efforts, only the BOMA International Conference & Expo helps you keep up on the things that matter. Join us and get what you need to keep advancing with your industry.
June 24-27, 2023
Kansas City, MO
International Real Estate Information Sources
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.
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.
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
How to Market Your Home to Foreign Buyers: A Complete Guide (Clever Real Estate, Feb. 2, 2023)
If you want to sell your home for top dollar and potentially get more offers, tapping into the foreign market might be a viable option.
2022 Profile of International Homebuyer Transactions (Miami Association of REALTORS®/National Association of REALTORS®, Dec. 2022)
Top Foreign Buyers
- Argentina (16%), Colombia (13%), Canada (8%), Peru (8%), Chile (6%), Mexico (6%), Venezuela (6%), Brazil (6%).
- Foreign buyers came from 54 countries
Destination of Foreign Buyers
- Miami-Dade County (67%), Broward County (27%), Palm Beach County (2%), and Other counties (4%)
Foreign Real Estate Investors are Coming To Buy Up American Homes (Financial Samurai, Mar. 2, 2022)
With the start of the Ukrainian Russian war, the demand by foreigners to buy American real estate has now increased even further. International capital is looking for a safe haven.
Foreign Investors Have Returned to US Real Estate, But Not Where They Traditionally Went (Deloitte, Feb. 28, 2022)
Sunbelt cities such as Dallas, Charlotte, Denver, Nashville, and Austin are drawing particular interest with high fundamental growth combined with low tax incentives.
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.International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate (National Association of REALTORS®, 2022)
Top 5 Foreign Buyers
- Canada (11% of foreign buyers, $5.5 B)
- Mexico (8% of foreign buyers, $2.9 B)
- China (6% of foreign buyers, $6.1 B)
- India (5% of foreign buyers, $3.6 B)
- Brazil (3% of foreign buyers, $1.6 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)Have an idea for a real estate topic? Send us your suggestions.
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