I am excited to take the responsibility of FIABCI-USA President as markets are coming back and there is renewed optimism among our members. I want to thank Immediate Past-President Sharon K. Young for overseeing the complete reboot of FIABCI-USA – including a new Technology Platform and the move to a new office just steps from the White House in Washington, DC. She did a great job in increasing the prestige of the organization and the quality of the professionals we attract.
We are now ready for growth. My priority is membership growth and retention. To represent the entire profession, we want to attract more members practicing in commercial real estate as well as appraisers, developers, architects, attorneys and financial professionals. My experience in Seattle has shown that FIABCI is one of the best kept secrets in the profession. This year that will change!
We have recently welcomed professionals from other countries that do not have a FIABCI Chapter to FIABCI-USA including members from the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Lebanon, Turkey, Venezuela and Vietnam. We have initial plans to conduct a Trade Mission to Vietnam in late August and look forward to welcoming our friends from around the world to San Francisco in November.
Thank you for your membership. If you are not yet a member, please join us today as we continue to develop the professional real estate community on a local, national and international level so that we can grow a broad base of contacts that will translate into increased business opportunities and ultimately financial success.
Bonnie Carris, 2013-2014 President
Board of Directors
Bonnie Carris, President
Sharon K. Young, Immediate Past-President
Edward Alford, President-Elect
Ruth Kruger, Treasurer
Elizabeth Davidson, Vice-President Local Councils
Stan Armstrong, Vice-President for Principal Members
Eugenia Foxworth, Vice-President
Maire Rosol, Vice-President
Bill Endsley, Secretary General
Hope Atuel, AREAA
Arhlene Delfin, Appraisal Institute
Terry Dunkin, FIABCI International Board
Danielle Grossenbacher, FIABCI International Board
Nancye Kirk, IREM
Mary Anne Marr, IRWA
Susan Newman, CORFAC
Ron Phipps, NAR
Judy Shenefield, FIABCI World President
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