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David Lauster

CIPS Instructor, CCIM, CIPS, CRS

David Lauster, CCIM, CIPS, CRS
Senior International Real Estate Specialist
U.S. State Department - Overseas Buildings Operations
Washington, DC 20522-0601

E-mail: davidcips@lauster.com

Approved to teach:

Global Real Estate: Local Markets
Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools
Middle East/Africa & International Real Estate
Europe & International Real Estate
The Americas & International Real Estate
Asia/Pacific & International Real Estate

David Lauster has been a licensed real estate broker since 1985. He has earned five NAR designations and is the recipient of numerous achievement awards, including CIPS Instructor of the Year in 2005. He teaches all of the CIPS courses and helped write the curriculum for the Africa/Middle East class. He has lived on three continents and is fluent in French, Spanish and German. David was invited to join the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations in 2004. He is now the Branch Chief for Property Acquisitions worldwide and has been involved in the sale, purchase or leasing of housing, land, and commercial space for new embassies and consulates in more than 100 countries. As a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, David had already completed transactions in the U.S. with nationals from 42 countries prior to joining the State Department. His easy, humorous style and remarkable treasury of personal experiences in hundreds of international real estate transactions for the U.S. government, has made him a top-rated instructor since he first started teaching for NAR. Recent references gladly provided upon request.