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At the conclusion of a five-day Trade Mission to China, FIABCI-USA and the China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers & Agents (CIREA) agreed to form a Permanent Select Committee on doing business between the United States and China. A group of nine real estate professionals from across the US completed a Trade Mission to China on July 6, 2014. The mission included attending CIREA’s annual real estate agents conference, visits to some of the largest real estate brokerages in Beijing and attending an elective course for FIABCI’s International Real Estate Consultant (FIREC) designation.
Capital flows from China to the US continue to grow. The FIABCI-USA delegation was headed by President Edward Alford from South Hadley, MA. “I am extremely honored to have led this group of high-caliber real estate professionals to Beijing and was overwhelmed by the gracious hospitality of our CIREA hosts. I felt it necessary to assure our hosts that we were interested in mutual cooperation over the long term and welcomed the opportunity to formalize our intent through the formation of a select committee.” This Trade Mission was the first step in extensive business deals between FIABCI members in the US and China.
In addition to President Alford, the FIABCI-USA delegation included President Elect Ruth Kruger from Aspen, CO; Treasurer Maire Rosol from Park City, UT; Vice-President Elizabeth Davidson from Kirkland, WA; Nancy & Peter Suvarnamani from Chicago; Dano Sayles from Hawaii, John Krolick from Incline Village, NV; and Secretary General Bill Endsley from Chicago. The delegation enjoyed sightseeing trips around Beijing and numerous sumptuous Chinese meals with potential new partners and the staff of Beijing Orient US-China Consulting Co., Ltd. which facilitated the Trade Mission. Click for more pictures and information.
The FIABCI-USA Trade Mission to China is well under way and Delegate Dano Sayles from Hawaii has been blogging about our adventure. The Tweet of his recap of day one was favored by China in the News – a major news outlet in China. This resulted in millions of Chinese being exposed to the mission of FIABCI.
A delegation to the China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers & Agents annual agents conference led by President Ed Alford has arrived in Beijing. The delegation includes President-Elect Ruth Kruger, Treasurer Maire Rosol, Vice-President Elizabeth Davidson, Nancy Suvarnamani, Dano Sayles, John Krolick and Secretary General Bill Endsley. The group will address the conference of 350 Chinese agents this afternoon.