During the course of each year, the National Association of REALTORS® hosts more than 2,000 international real estate professionals. The vast majority of these international colleagues attend the REALTORS® Annual Conference and Expo. In addition to this group, a number of delegations and individuals request meetings with REALTORS® throughout the year for guidance on the industry, to network, and to exchange information about the U.S. and global real estate markets. Most of these exchanges emerge because of the bilateral cooperating agreements that NAR maintains with more than 80 real estate associations in 60 countries. Additionally, REALTORS® are interested in developing international business ties, as a result of the growing CIPS Network as well as cultural diversity and globalization within local real estate markets.
To accommodate our international visitors, and to expose them to the range of opportunities available to them throughout the NAR organization, the International Networks Advisory Group developed the International Ambassador Program. The program is loosely based on the international Sister-City programs: NAR appoints “partner” state and local REALTOR® associations to each of the foreign cooperating associations. The Ambassador Association works closely with President’s Liaison assigned to that country and NAR’s Regional Coordinator for that part of the world. The program also gives members of the Ambassador Association the opportunity to expand their global business networks and get involved in international real estate activities at the local or state level. Where applicable, the Ambassador Association complements the appropriate “Country Work Groups,” a program designed to allow CIPS Network members from varied geographical locations to focus on doing business in a specific country.
Call for New Ambassador Associations
If your association is interested in becoming an Ambassador Association, please contact Carol Kairis.
Please contact Carol Kairis
Managing Director, Global Business Training
Commercial and Global Services
National Association of REALTORS®
430 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-4087