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The most important benefit of FIABCI membership is a helping hand from international real estate veterans and market leaders. The FIABCI ethos is one of sharing and camaraderie. Connect to International Directory.
Because of my FIABCI connection, I was engaged by the International Investment Alliance as their Director of Business Development. My job is to develop investment opportunities by connecting them with investors both in the U.S. and in China. I have also connected them to George Betz a FIABCI mebmer in London; George has an extensive network in China! My FIABCI experience has also given me the skills to organize presentations and networking events for the company, with astounding results. One of the co-founders of IIA has also since joined FIABCI.
In addition I was contacted by the owner of an office building to list their $2M property. They had this property listed with a traditional commercial broker with little result, so they thought they would think outside the box and look for someone with “international” experience and exposure. The owners Googled me and now I am going to list their building for them.
Most recently, I have been asked by one of my very good friends and Chinese investor to form a partnership with her and her long-time friend who is based in Shanghai. Both ladies had been to college in Washington State and are active with an Investor Group in Shanghai. I have been given the task of finding good investment projects for these investors here in the U.S. and elsewhere! The fact that I have access to brokers and properties globally is definitely attractive to them.
Elizabeth Davidson – Seattle
In Paris during a winter meeting, I met several FIABCI members and other real estate professionals. One of which was a CB Realtor from Long Island. Through our connection I was introduced to one of her clients from the UK who did all of the gates at the airports. I rented a 2 bedroom at the Trump Condo on Park Avenue to him as his wife. They referred a friend from Dubai who I rented an apartment at the Olympic Towers. I have also had referrals from Denmark and Ireland.
Eugenia Foxworth – New York
I received a phone call from a man who said he had a luxury home he wanted to sell & he thought this would be a good property to expose to the international market. I asked him how he came to choose me. He said he had read an interview with me in Chicago Agent Magazine where I talked about how being a member of FIABCI helps me with international business. I recommended that he hire a local agent for the necessary legwork & an appropriate pricing. When we arrived, we met the local agent he had chosen, agreed on the terms of marketing & compensation. I made an extensive list of all the improvements I felt were needed to bring the home up to the standard the international market place demanded. The owner complied to the letter and the home was sold in 5 months.
Maria Davies – Chicago
Each year FIABCI-USA hosts a Spring & Fall Symposium where you can gain the latest market information and enjoy a cocktail with your colleagues from around the nation and around the world.
Spring 2013 Annual Meeting & Celebration Dinner, Taichung, Taiwan
Sponsored by the Seattle Pacific Northwest Council
Left: President’s Award Winner Hisako Kay Tippit
Past FIABCI-USA President Danielle Grossenbacher, Immediate Past FIABCI-USA President Sharon K. Young, Past World President & Past FIABCI-USA President Julian Josephs, FIABCI-USA President Bonnie Carris, World President & Past FIABCI-USA President Judy Shenefield, Past FIABCI-USA President Steven Podolsky
Jack Sharp Memorial Membership Award & President’s Award winner Eugenia Foxworth, Past President’s Award winner Judy Shenefield
President’s Award winners Marie Rosol, Judy Sykes & Frank Young
Below are photos from the UN Welcome Reception in New York October 18 Sponsored by the Global Housing Foundation and Past World President Owen Gwyn.
FIABCI enjoys Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Official delegates in New York, Geneva and Vienna make recommendations and provide advice on matters such as property rights and housing for the poor. To find out more about our Special Consultative Status, Download the Handbook A NGO Handbook or Connect to the United Nations NGO Homepage.
FIABCI held its first UN Symposium in New York sponsored by the Global Housing Foundation on October 19 with presentations from UN officials on the role of NGOs, sustainable development and housing for the urban poor. Click here for a story from The Hindu a major English language newspaper from India.
- Global Housing Foundation
- Curundu Project in Panama
- Sharon K. Young, FIABCI-USA President & Global Housing Foundation President/Executive Director
- Risk Management and the UNECE Policy Framework
- Michael P. Malloy, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Scholar, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
- UN-HABITAT: Current Status & Strategy for the Future
- Yamina Djacta, Deputy Director, New York Office
- Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets UNECE- Real Estate Market Advisory Group
- Enrico Campagnoli, Past World President
- Interior Design – Real Estate – Sustainability
- Mary Edwards, ASID
- Green Fair Housing
- Kristen Bacorn, Educator, LEED AP, Green Architecture Consultant
The luxury homes market attracts buyers from all over the world. FIABCI-USA provides you with the Luxury Property Forum where leaders and marketers share tips and advice.
The FIABCI-USA Florida Council warmly thanks Trump Group’s The Mansions at Acqualina for hosting the March 21st “Cinq à Sept” cocktail reception honoring the Miami visit of Mr. Henri Gast, Vice President of Dauchez, a property management organization of BNP Paribas, the bank ranked the world’s 3rd largest according to Bloomberg and Forbes, as measured by total assets.
Besides networking, guests learned much from the interaction with Henri and were invited to attend FIABCI’s 64th Annual Word Congress in Taiwan in May 2013. Members in attendance who plan to be at the upcoming Paris Home Show “Salon National de l’Immobilier” April 11-14 may have special recognition by FIABCI France.
This FIABCI-USA Luxury Forum event was exclusively for Luxury Professionals who have sold homes valued $2+ Million during the past 3 years. It was a “chic” reception at a Fabulously Grandiose Development! Click here for more photos.
Michael Goldstein, President The Mansions at Acqualina Guest view The Mansions’ Tower Model
Motsa Dubois, President FIABCI-USA Florida Council &
Henri Gast, Executive Board Member of Bank BNP Paribas
The first FIABCI-USA Luxury Property Forum was held on Singer Island, FL on January 12. Organized by Florida Council President Motsa Dubois and sponsored by the Ritz Carlton Residences Singer Island and Lionheart Capital, the event gathered leaders in luxury real estate.
Paul Boomsma from Company Memeber Leading Real Estate Companies of the World set the tone for the day urging the attendees to get to know the characteristics of the luxury buyer. Information was also provided on markets in Brazil, Canada and China. One highlights of the day was an exclusive fashion show!
Below are photos of some of the Leaders in Luxury Real Estate who attended the event: