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Graduation season is wrapping up and FIABCI Scholars who received grants from the FIABCI Scholarship Foundation are wearing their FIABCI Regalia as they accept their degrees and enter the profession.
Future grants have been secured by a $62,000 donation to the Foundation from a fundraiser held by Lily Chang with Taiwanese developers.
And the Foundation Trustees met at the World Congress in Malaysia to award grants to a new group of seven FIABCI Scholars including Zifeng Feng and Jingzhou Zhang from China, Nancy Jain from India, Pooya Nasseri from Iran, and Alison Kwiatkowski, Lauren Richter and Kevin Walsh from the United States. Click here for more information.
Your FIABCI-USA colleagues are completing more than two weeks of international business development events in Asia this week. A delegation of thirty-three attended the 66th FIABCI World Congress from May 26-31 to see FIABCI-USA President Ruth Kruger accept the World Gold Prix d ‘Excellence Award in the Purpose Build category on behalf of the Wabash Building of Roosevelt University in Chicago and Past FIABCI-USA President Danielle Grossenbacher take the reins as FIABCI World President. Click here for World Congress photos.
A delegation of eleven went on to the Singapore Trade Mission from June 1-3 where they observed the Singapore miracle of a new city born every morning. The group joined 20 other FIABCI members and our local hosts for a mind blowing tour of numerous Prix winning developments as well as a new middle market residential development that is in great demand. Click here for Singapore Trade Mission photos.
Finally four stalwart souls traveled on to China where they attended the annual brokers’ conference of the China Institute of Real Estate Appraiser and Agents on June 6 & 7. How the internet is affecting the real estate brokerage business was the theme of the conference and the attendees were very passionate about the rapid changes to their market from internet portals. FIABCI-USA Secretary General Bill Endsley enlightened the conference of more than 400 professionals on how technology has brought about similar changes in the US market. Click here for China Trade Mission photos. Without question the real estate world is waiting for you, your passion, your vision and your leadership. Plan now for the 67th World Congress in Panama May 21-26, 2016 and never pass up an opportunity to network with your FIABCI colleagues.
Last night in the presence of His Royal Highness, The King of Malaysia and on behalf of Roosevelt University, FIABCI-USA President Ruth Kruger accepted the FIABCI World Gold Prix d’ Excellence in the Purpose Built Category for the University’s Wabash Building. The building supports the University’s mission of social justice as a learning-living laboratory for sustainability.
Highlights of the Congress during the day included the topic of smart urban development by Prof. Belinda Yuen from Singapore, the Marketing Lunch where FIABCI-USA member Alina Aeby promoted the San Francisco market, and crisis mitigation and preparedness lessons learned from 9/11 from Dr Soh Chai Hock, National Chairman, Fire Prevention Council, Malaysia.