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The FIABCI-USA delegation – again the largest outside the host country – arrived in Taichung, Taiwan and celebrated an incredible year for the organization made of outstanding volunteers. The evening included a lavish dinner of seafood, duck and great friends. President Sharon K. Young awarded President’s awards to Hisako Tippett (above), Judy Sykes, Maire Rosol, & Frank Young. In addition Judy Shenefield current World President was presented with the FIABCI-USA Past-President’s Medal.
The Annual Meeting & Celebration Dinner ended with the installation of Bonnie Carris as 2013-2014 President, an event sponsored by the Seattle Pacific Northwest Council and witnessed by five FIABCI-USA Past-President’s, FIABCI-USA members from Lebanon and Venezuela as well as international guests from France and the United Kingdom.
India Case Study students Nicolas Nemni, Dakota Semler, Michael Joffe & Benjamin Heldman at the State Department with the model of the US Moscow Embassy Master plan winner of the 2012 FIABCI-USA Prix Award for Public Buildings.
The FIABCI Scholarship Foundation recently awarded grants for the Spring term. One grant was used to award prizes to two Case Studies from The George Washington University “Real Estate Development Cases” course co-taught by Professor Dr. Tom Geurts and Anthony Balestrieri. Jason Dallara, FIABCI-USA member and Director of the Office of Master Planning & Evaluations at the State Dept judged the case studies.
The 1st place case was in Berlin (Germany) dealing with the intricacies of redevelopment in a congested and politically sensitive area. The 2nd place case was in Mumbai (India) where the development of a completely new shopping mall was analyzed. The students visited the cities and saw the developments first-hand and interacted with local specialists to better understand the issues and provide project-specific recommendations. Click on the highlighted city links to view their presentations. Click her for the full list of the grants awarded.
FIABCI-USA member & AREAA International Chair Nancy Suvarnamani (4th from left), FIABCI-France International Chair Leo Attias (5th from left), FIABCI-USA Principal Member NAR’s Janet Branton (in pink), FIABCI World Council of Brokers President Kirkor Ajderhanyan (3rd from right) and FIABCI-USA Secretary General Bill Endsley (on the end) joined numerous other FIABCI-USA members at the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s Global Summit in Hawaii from April 21-24.