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 President's Message                                                                February 2018 

 

There are many organizations out there representing themselves as international or global associations.  The question I am so often asked is,

 "WHAT MAKES FIABCI DIFFERENT?"


FIABCI has an impressive history, founded in 1948 and officially incorporated in Paris in 1952, it is the only non-governmental organization holding Consultative Status with the United Nations. Many of us are fortunate to have been a part of that past and now we are excited to bring our history with us and blend it into the future.

 

FIABCI IS THE ONLY TRUE INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD! 

Our members are involved in all sectors of the real estate profession.  They are:  developers, financial institutions, legal firms, architects and interior designers, building owners, appraisers, commercial and residential practitioners, civil engineers, city planners, property managers and trade associations of every kind.

 

My history with FIABCI spans more than 35 years.  In 1981 FIABCI opened my eyes to the very real possibilities of doing international transactions; long before “global” was a buzz word in the real estate community.

 

FIABCI members share the best practices of our profession, combining local customs and business practices to understand how real estate is transacted depending on the country culture…we learn from each other while working together.

 

My international friendships were established through FIABCI, which is so more than an international organization.  We are a global family of friendships, remaining strong and close over the years.  I can and traveled to any one of the 65 countries where we have members, picked up the phone and be welcomed as a close friend. 

 

We are a serious group of real estate practitioners whose members are successful in our chosen markets.  We are an elite cadre of highly skilled professionals doing international business.

 

So, when you ask what makes us different, remember the unique nature of our members; all cultures, languages, 65 diverse ethnicities, blending together for one purpose;  to educate and assist one another in business..

 THERE IS NO OTHER ASSOCIATION LIKE FIABCI. 
JOIN US TODAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CAREER.
 

Susan Merdinger Greenfield                                             

President of FIABCI-USA