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FIABCI-USA Seattle Pacific Northwest Council Meeting

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FIABCI-USA Seattle Pacific Northwest Council Meeting

On November 12, 2015 the FIABCI Pacific Northwest Council held a sustainability panel for real estate professionals in the Greater Seattle Area.  In attendance were professionals of the real estate industry covering development, engineering, brokerage, law, design, government, and education.

Moderating the event was Nicole DeNamur with Pacifica Law Group and Affiliate Instructor at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.  On the panel were Alan Levine expert in affordable housing and an Instructor at the UW Runstad Center for Real Estate, Polina Zaika Principal Designer at MusaDesign, FIABCI-USA Seattle Pacific NW Council Board Member, and Vice President of FIABCI Prix D-Excellence Committee, Dave Ramslie, head of sustainability and research at Integral Group, Sam Lai, the CMO at Green Canopy Homes and Co-founder of Green Canopy Homes and on the board of directors, and Ryan Moore the Senior Planner for the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development.

The panelist addressed the past, present and future of building sustainable communities.  This was not a single building panel but focused on all facets of building communities that would last, be green and affordable to the communities in which we live and work.

Comments from an attendee :

Excellent topics and outstanding panel of speakers! You deliver quality each time I have attended! ….. Lucia Thoreby

 

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FIABCI: Asia Pacific Real Estate Congress (APREC) In Honolulu

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FIABCI: Asia Pacific Real Estate Congress (APREC) In Honolulu

FIABCI-USA hosted the Asia Pacific Real Estate Congress (APREC) in Honolulu, HI, from September 10-12 to examine key issues for the real estate profession and the planet including the need to focus new real estate development around active transportation hubs. High level international delegates from twelve Pacific Rim countries explored the theme “Success across the Pacific – New Development Concepts” and heard compelling information from urban planning and sustainable luxury resort development experts from Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the US.

“I was very impressed by the level of transit experts FIABCI was able to bring to Honolulu and want to thank FIABCI for their contribution to our discussions on rail projects around the region”, noted Harrison Rue, TOD Administration for the City and County of Honolulu after the Asia Pacific Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Summit sponsored by Pacific Resource Partnership and Allied Builders System. “I am sure that the interactions between the FIABCI members and experts and the City officials will lead to success for our TOD projects.” The TOD Summit also included insights from Shigeru Yokoo, Senior Expert of Urban Planning, Nikken Sekkei, Ltd., Japan; Dono Boestami, President Director, Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Jakarta, Indonesia; and Dr. Lan Yuan Lim representing the Tanjong Pagar Centre by Guocoland Group, Singapore.

Delegates also heard the very latest numbers on the volumes of inbound and outbound investment in the region from Stephen G. Williams, FRICS, Executive Managing Director, Real Capital Analytics in the Key Note speech sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Throughout the Congress architects, attorneys and developers enlightened the attendees with innovative and successful design concepts during expert panels sponsored by D.R. Horton Home Builders and Alain Pinel Realtors of San Francisco.

Social highlights include a Welcome Reception sponsored by the Honolulu Board of Realtors, the FIABCI-USA Grand Prix of Real Estate Awards dinner sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, a networking lunch sponsored by Hard Rock Hotels, the Signature International Reception co-hosted with the Hawaii International Real Estate Council and the Aloha Dinner sponsored by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

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FIABCI: My Affiliation with the Global Organization

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FIABCI: My Affiliation with the Global Organization

I have always been interested in international real estate. When I relocated to Seattle in 2008, I found myself in a down market competing for business in a totally new area. So, I decided to complete my Certified International Properties Specialist course and let my language skills take my business to the next level! 

Joining FIABCI was a natural next-step, as even though I had some basic knowledge of international business, I understood that networking was key to success in any business. Not only did I become a member, I was one of the two Founding Members in establishing our FIABCI-USA Seattle Pacific Northwest Council in 2009! Since then I have committed my time and energy in growing my business through FIABCI, being involved in growing the local council, attending conferences and running for various positions regionally and Internationally, offering my assistance and participation wherever necessary.

See photos from my most recent FIABCI tip below! The Post-Congress Delegation to Singapore took place June 1-4, 2015.

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