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Networking Opportunities at Home & Abroad
2020 International Conferences / Meetings & Events
French Property Exhibit Yorkshire, England
A “must attend” event for anyone who is serious about buying a property in France, it is the perfect opportunity to find out more about buying your dream home, whatever stage of the buying journey you are at. Discuss your plans with the experts face to face, and browse thousands of properties for sale. Nearby Leeds Bradford airport offers flights to Bergerac, Limoges, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Paris, providing easy access to some of France’s most popular locations for househunting trips and perhaps your dream French home.
FIABCI World Real Estate Congress Manila, Philippines
The 71st FIABCI World Real Estate Congress in Manila shall be a source of wide-ranging learnings and extensive new opportunities for participants and other stakeholders amidst a backdrop of warm sunny days, tropical lush natural wonders, rich cultural heritage and the Filipinos’ unique brand of hospitality. Real estate business is indeed more fun here in the Philippines.
MIPIM 2020 Paris, France
MIPIM, normally scheduled in March each year, is transforming in 2020 into a two-day, Paris-based gathering of real estate and innovative technology leaders in September and a new online experience, MIPIM Connect, available year-round. The next edition of MIPIM in Cannes will take place March 16-19, 2021. The MIPIM team will communicate more details about the two-day gathering in Paris and MIPIM Connect in the coming weeks.
Expo Real Munich, Germany
EXPO REAL is Europe’s biggest property show, conference and networking event. With 2,189 exhibitors and over 46,740 participants from 76 countries, this is the venue for the international Who’s Who of the property industry. EXPO REAL offers ideal conditions for visitors to initiate international property projects and helps to maintain and extend their network in the real estate sector.
International Real Estate Information Sources
Global Real Estate Project (University of Denver)
Finding & Working With International Clients
Slowdown in Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate is Cause for Concern (Forbes, Mar. 17, 2020)
Marco Rubio Wants to Crack Down on Foreign Real Estate Holdings with New Bill (Florida Daily, Mar. 13, 2020)
Investors See U.S. Real Estate as Safe Haven During Coronavirus Scare (Bisnow, Mar. 5, 2020)
AFIRE 2020 International Investor Survey (AFIRE, Mar. 4, 2020)
Cross-Border Investment in US Properties Drops 54% (Commercial Property Executive, Feb. 17, 2020)
Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate (National Association of REALTORS®, 2019)
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 in Real Estate is a bimonthly newsletter, serves as a resource for global professionals who wish to globalize their local market.
International Real Estate Research from The National Association of REALTORS®
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 (Kindle, eBook)
Business Across Cultures (Kindle, eBook)
Chinese Business Etiquette and Culture (Kindle, eBook)
Global Etiquette Guide to Mexico and Latin America (Kindle, eBook)
Global Color: Clues and Taboos (eBook)
Foreign Language Study eBook Collection (Kindle, eBook, Audiobook)
International Real Estate Handbook (Kindle, eBook)
Multicultural Manners (Kindle eBook)
Risk in the Global Real Estate Market (Kindle, eBook)
Understanding the Global Market (Kindle, eBook)Have an idea for a real estate topic? Send us your suggestions.
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