international business Archive

Keeping an Eye on Currency

The state of the global economy is constantly changing. Markets fluctuate within the blink of an eye, bringing currency values around the world with them. These changes matter whether they are big or small. Even a seemingly minor change...
February 6, 2018

Get Started in Commercial Real Estate

Last year, foreign buyers spent over $200 billion on U.S. properties in markets of all sizes, and in all 50 states. These deals were both residential and commercial transactions. A great way newly licensed agents and/or residential agents can...
December 19, 2017

Breaking Barriers: Overcome Challenges in International Real Estate

If international real estate was easy, everyone would be doing it! It is a challenging discipline, but those who are committed stand to gain a lot – from strong business contacts, to a new view on the world and...
December 12, 2017

Real Estate – The Foundation of Freedom

by Mike Cobb, Chairman & CEO, ECI Development It was an honor to be nominated to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors last fall. Accepting the role of Director was a decision I considered deeply...
December 7, 2017

International Flavor in Chicago

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo! This year we hosted close to 1,500 international members representing 67 countries and nearly 500 CIPS designees in Chicago. NAR also officially welcomed three new...
November 14, 2017

NAR: Making a World of Difference

by Alejandro Escudero, Manager of Global Alliances and Business Development National Association of REALTORS® Colombia. A global success story. The NAR Global mission is “to render the global real estate markets accessible, profitable and ethical for REALTORS® to conduct...

Our Top 5 Global Events at #NARAnnual

Meet the World networking session at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida The best way to make lasting global connections is by meeting with other experts face-to-face. A good place to make these connections is at...
October 5, 2017

What does the “R” Mean Overseas?

Francisco Angulo, 2016 Global Business & Alliances Chair & Tom Salomone, 2016 NAR President, along with representatives from NAR’s partnering countries during the flag ceremony at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.  You guessed it…REALTOR®! Although...
September 27, 2017

New Report: Foreign Buyers’ Interest in U.S. Commercial Real Estate Expected to Continue in 2017

NAR recently released the 2017 Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends report that analyzes cross-border commercial real estate transactions made by REALTORS® during 2016. By surveying a sample of REALTORS® who specialize in commercial transactions, the report is able...

Connecting to Global at Your Local Association

For many, the connection to global begins at a local level. The 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate Activity statistics show that 59% of the international purchases made in 2015 were made by resident foreigners,...