For those who joined us last week in Washington, D.C., for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, I think you will agree that by all accounts, this year’s event was among our most successful.
By nature of the business conducted at the May meetings, our audience is typically domestic with just a handful of international delegates. However, as NAR Global continues to work toward its mission “to render the global real estate markets accessible, profitable and ethical for REALTORS® to conduct business,” our international partners are increasingly interested in NAR’s role in advancing the real estate industry through public policy and government affairs. To that end, we hosted over 170 international members, an exponential increase over previous years. The international delegation included 60 members from Canada, 25 from Vietnam, and representatives from Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Greece, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Philippines, Romania, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
Perhaps Shonee Henry, NAR Regional Coordinator (Asia-Pacific) put it best during the Global Business & Alliances Committee meeting when she said, “The REALTOR® brand is no longer an American brand. It is a global brand.”
Read a full recap of the Global Business & Alliances Committee meeting from REALTOR® Mag.