MIAMI International Real Estate Congress to Feature Delegates from 12 Countries


MIAMI – (RealEstateRama) — Delegates from 12 foreign countries will participate in the 24th annual MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) International Real Estate Congress on Oct. 28-30 at the Biltmore Hotel. More than 300 real estate professionals will attend the prestigious event, which will feature 20 industry speakers, numerous panels and marketing sessions.

“We are honored to have an expanded presence of our international partners at our 2018 MIAMI Congress,” said MIAMI Chairman of the Board George C. Jalil, a Miami broker. “MIAMI Congress is the international real estate event of the year as we have the unique experience to engage with some of South Florida’s top real estate brokers and experts on myriad panels.”

12 Foreign Countries Set to Participate in the 2018 MIAMI Congress
Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Italy, Monaco, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Greece will be represented with delegates at the 2018 MIAMI Congress. The real estate leaders will each speak about the markets in their respective countries during a special international market briefings session on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Delegates and guests will also engage in MIAMI Congress panels and marketing sessions to capitalize on the presence of MIAMI’s esteemed partners. MIAMI has official partnerships with 178 international organizations worldwide.

The following international delegates will make presentations/participate: João Crestana (international relations coordinator for Secovi SP in Brazil); Ana Seydi Lopez (president of CCCBR Costa Rica); Larissa Ortiz (National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) president liaison Dominican Republic); André Perrissel (FNAIM Aix Marseille Provence in France); Diego Caponigro (President of Osservatorio Immobiliare Digitale OID in Italy); Christian Calusa (Monaco); Paul Gebara ( director marketing & business development); María Clara Luque (president of Federación Colombiana de Lonjas de Propiedad Raíz –Fedelonjas); Alejandro Kuri and Ana Beatriz Muñoz Ruiz (AMPI); Alexandra Sekouri (Hellenic Association of Realtors – Greece) and Carlos María Ipuche (president of the Colegio de Martilleros y Corredores Públicos de San Isidro (CMCPSI), Buenos Aires, Argentina).

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun Headlines 2018 MIAMI Congress
NAR Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research Lawrence Yun will headline the list of featured speakers at the 2018 MIAMI Congress. Topics for the conference include: international buyer information and trends, economic updates, South Florida market research and statistics, impact of crypto currencies, technology to boost your global business, impact of Asian buyers in South Florida and the United States and more.

Featured programming includes MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney revealing initial findings from the latest South Florida Profile of International Buyers, a survey conducted for MIAMI by NAR. The survey is the only study that annually tracks international real estate sales in South Florida. The presentation will include key statistics and trends on the top foreign countries purchasing Miami real estate.

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MIAMI Association of REALTORS

Chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920, this year MIAMI marks 95 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. MIAMI has grown its membership from 162 in the beginning to more than 40,000 in the present day, making it the Largest Local Association in the nation.

MIAMI is comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council. MIAMI represents its professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage at the local, state, national and international levels.


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