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On Thursday August 6, the FIABCI-USA Chicago Mid-West Council welcomed members of Ghana’s Parliament to Chicago. They were in town conducting research for a new real estate professionals regulatory law and visited the National Association of Realtors, Mainstreet Organization of Realtors and other groups.
FIABCI-USA Secretary General Bill Endsley conducted a workshop on the International Property Markets Scorecard and the current rankings of Ghana’s institutional support for efficient and transparent property markets. He also outlined the process for the Ghana Association of Real Estate Professionals with the government’s support to create FIABCI-Ghana. The evening closed with a Networking Reception sponsored by the Chicago Association of Realtors.
FIABCI-USA, the International Real Estate Federation – U.S. Chapter will host more than 100 high level international delegates from twelve Pacific Rim countries in Honolulu, HI, from September 10-12. With the theme “Success across the Pacific – New Development Concepts”, the FIABCI Asia Pacific Real Estate Congress (APREC) will examine key issues for the real estate profession and the planet including the need to focus new real estate development around active transportation hubs. Expert panels will discuss smart, sustainable and profitable urban planning and environmentally friendly luxury resort development. APREC will culminate in the Asia Pacific Panorama where professionals from Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the US will provide cross border investment market updates.
Steve Williams, Executive Managing Director of global data provider Real Capital Analytics (RCA), will deliver the Keynote Address in which he will explore the latest cross-border capital trends and provide a detailed, up-to-the-minute look at the sources and targets of AsiaPac’s real estate capital. “I am delighted to participate in FIABCI’s push for higher levels of transparency and sustainability in this data-rich, post-recessionary era,” says Mr. Williams, adding that, “Each of these is an essential element for any market trying to capture a share of the increasingly savvy reservoir of today’s AsiaPac RE capital.”
Additional content will include the Transit Oriented Development Summit sponsored by Pacific Resource Partners and expert panels sponsored by Alain Pinel Realtors and D.R. Horton Home Builders that will include architects, attorneys, developers, government transportation officials as well as real estate brokers, valuers and managers.
Social highlights include the FIABCI-USA Grand Prix of Real Estate Awards dinner sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, networking lunches sponsored by Hard Rock Hotels and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the Signature International Reception co-hosted with the Hawaii International Real Estate Council. Delegates will also tour commercial and residential developments in Honolulu. Click for more information.