FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation will celebrate sixty-three years of Special Consultative Status at the United Nations on Tuesday, April 4. The biannual luncheon will feature Keynote Speaker Thomas G. McCarthy, Cushman & Wakefield Vice-Chairman who will speak on “Navigating the Winds of Change”. The luncheon will also include the latest information on FIABCI’s implementation of UN Habitat’s New Urban Agenda in cities around the world.
“Since Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador last year, FIABCI-USA has been focusing on sustainable urban development and inclusive urban planning across the US and the response from throughout the real estate industry has been positive”, noted 2016-2017 FIABCI-USA President, Maire Rosol of Summit Sothebys’s International Realty, Park City, Utah. In addition to the luncheon, the International Symposium April 4 & 5 will include panels on Global Wealth Trends, International Architecture & Design Trends, Capital Flows & Regional Investment Targets, How the Sharing Economy is Changing Real Estate, Understanding the Complexities of Ownership for Foreign Owners of US Real Estate, Essex Crossing & Navy Yards: Best Practices in Urban Development, and Changes in China: Possible Impact On Asia and Beyond.
Expert speakers at the Symposium will include David S. Friedman, Co-Founder of Wealth-X; Richard Koss, Director of the Global Housing Watch at the International Monetary Fund; Gregory Heym, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist for Terra Holdings; Herbert Lash, Reuters Correspondent Middle-East North Africa; Tim Gifford, Head of CBRE’s Investment Banking Business for Latin America; Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group; David Ehrenberg, President and CEO of Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation; Issac Henderson, L+M Development Partners; Michael Ridloff Director of Investment Vanke Holdings USA; and Steve Williams, Real Capital Analytics Executive Managing Director.
The social highlight of the proceedings will be the FIABCI-USA Installation Dinner on Tuesday April 4 where President Rosol will mark a successful year of rebooting the organization including a responsive web design and revitalizing FIABCI Business Councils in major cities across the US. She will then install Susan Merdinger Greenfield of Brown Harris Stevens, New York as FIABCI-USA President 2017-2018. Click here for complete information and to register.