Liz Davidson, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Participates in FIABCI December Business Meetings In Washington, DC

World-Bank-300x236Liz Davidson, International Properties Specialist of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, recently participated in the FIABCI December Business Meetings which took place in Washington, DC and which were hosted by the FIABCI-USA Chapter.  Liz Davidson is a member of FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, a business network of real estate professionals worldwide.  The Federation provides its members with access and opportunity for real estate professionals interested in gaining knowledge, sharing information and conducting international business with each other.

Approximately 200 FIABCI international real estate leaders participated in this special program where they were able to meet and network with key influential professionals from all fields of the global real estate marketplace. The FIABCI December Business Meetings are one of the annual FIABCI meetings which offer unique opportunities to promote and conduct business.  The official FIABCI agenda was robust and included conferences and meetings for all FIABCI World Councils and Committees as well as working sessions, study tours, the General Assembly and an abundance of networking and marketing opportunities for members to showcase their properties and services on a global basis.

Liz Davidson with Robyn Waters, FIABCI World President, Flavio Gonzaga Nunez, Immediate Past World President & Faith Roland, FIABCI-USA Seattle Pacific Northwest Board Member/V.P. 2015.

Liz Davidson with Robyn Waters, FIABCI World President, Flavio Gonzaga Nunez, Immediate Past World President & Faith Roland, FIABCI-USA Seattle Pacific Northwest Board Member/V.P. 2015.

Highlights during the meetings included a private reception at the Australian Ambassador Hon. Kim Beazley’s home in honor of FIABCI World President Robyn Waters, a special presentation which focused on FIABCI’s participation in the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition and the International Ethics Coalition – initiatives aimed at creating international standards that can be implemented around the world.  There was also an official signing of a cooperative agreement between the World Bank and FIABCI to support the “Doing Business” project. This project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 189 economies and selected sites.  The signing of the cooperative agreement took place during a Gala Dinner at the World Bank.  Social programs included a “Welcome Reception” hosted by NAR (National Association of Realtors) at their headquarters overlooking Capitol Hill, a FIABCI Young Members Evening of Fun, a State Department Tour, Monuments by Moonlight Tour and much more.

FIABCI World President Robyn Waters and Melissa Johns, Acting Director of the World Bank Global Indicators Group sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the atrium of the World Bank Headquarters at the Business Meetings in Washington, DC on December 5.

FIABCI World President Robyn Waters and Melissa Johns, Acting Director of the World Bank Global Indicators Group, sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the atrium of the World Bank Headquarters at the Business Meetings in Washington, DC on December 5.

Delegates in attendance also had an opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leading real estate experts and participate in a host of informative and productive global real estate programs and meetings focusing on important topics within the real estate and real estate-related industries.

“Having the opportunity to host the annual December Business Meetings of the  most representative real estate Federation in the world in Washington, DC, the USA Nation’s Capital, was an outstanding experience and provided an excellent forum for FIABCI members to participate in the discussion of international real estate and the conducting of business on a global basis,” explained Robyn Waters, FIABCI World President.

About FIABCI

FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, is a business network of real estate professionals worldwide.  FIABCI provides access and opportunity for real estate professionals interested in gaining knowledge, sharing information and conducting international business with each other.  With members in 65 countries, including 100 Professional Associations, 65 Academic Institutions and 3000 individual members from all professions of the real estate sector, FIABCI is the most representative organization of the real estate industry in the world and holds special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.  For more information, visit www.fiabci.org.


 

Liz Davidson Photo - HEADSHOTAbout Liz Davidson

Liz Davidson is a well-respected professional with extensive experience in assisting clients in both residential and commercial and is seen as a leader and pioneer in international real estate.

Liz is highly accomplished in her real estate career with over two dozen affiliations and designations to her credit. She has participated in over two dozen major international conferences including Hong Kong, Beijing, Macau, Vancouver BC, Moscow, New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Ho Chi Minh City among numerous others.

Her vision, tenacity and commitment to her clientele both locally and globally is unparalleled. She has strong connections and relationships in mainland China and Hong Kong. Liz has earned the trust of her clients across all borders and her representation has included both developers for multi-family and land, single family homes, condominiums and estates and complex commercial properties. She is a master at problem solving and finding strategic solutions that create a win/win for all.

RSIR Presents Pacific Northwest Real Estate During Luxury Property Show in Shanghai on December 12-14

Invitation-Only Exhibition Taps Expanding Trends for Foreign Investment, Immigration & Tourism in Seattle/Bellevue

RSIR in Shanghai Image

Executives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR), the Pacific Northwest’s largest affiliate within the global real estate network, announced today their sponsorship of the 2014 LPS (Luxury Properties Showcase) in Shanghai at the Marriott City Centre on December 12 – 14.  By invitation, RSIR and Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates will cohost a flagship exhibition booth representing Canada, Washington State, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and San Diego.  In addition to greeting a projected 5,000 tradeshow attendees expected at the booth, RSIR will provide a primetime presentation on the Seattle/Bellevue metro area markets following the opening ceremonies on December 12.

“We are witnessing exponential increases of Asian homebuyer interest in the Pacific Northwest, especially from Mainland China,” says Dean Jones, President & CEO of RSIR.  “There’s a difference between advertising on a website and attending overseas events like this.  Clicks don’t create relationships.  We choose to build demand up stream at the source and promote our region as an alternative to traditional gateway cities on the West Coast.”

realogics sotheby's international realty From Seattle to Shanghai

From Seattle to Shanghai

Making this his third delegation tour of Mainland China in 2014, Jones also attended the LPS in Beijing on May 16-18 and was a guest during the official Grand Opening ceremonies of Beijing Sotheby’s International Realty (BSIR) on October 10.  He cites numerous trends driving foreign direct investment within the Seattle/Bellevue metro area and highlights the region’s immediate access to Asia (the closest mainland port with numerous and expanding airline service), a pristine natural environment and an enviable lifestyle, renowned private and public schools, a booming economy, and no state income taxes. The relative affordability of homes and their high propensity for capital appreciation are also key attractions to savvy overseas investors.

Attending the 2014 LPS in Shanghai is just the latest initiative launched by RSIR while targeting overseas buyers. The firm recently launched a market comparison website at www.DragonandthePearls.com, hosted the Pacific Rim Real Estate Summit for the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), and has established the RSIR “Asia Desk” – a collective of specialized brokers fluent in Asian languages, cultures and logistics, which are necessary when working with international buyers. RSIR is also advertising with Chinese newspapers and leveraging social media networks that target the Chinese population in Washington and in China.

Numerous RSIR publications will be distributed during the LPS Shanghai including The Collection Magazine, an informative handout entitled The Investment Capital of the Pacific Northwest, a Luxury Homes Map of RSIR listings for sale, and an Extraordinary Properties portfolio of farm and ranch properties in Washington State. Additionally, RSIR provided feature editorial content within the Mansion Plus Magazine to be distributed by BSIR online and during the LPS event.  This luxurious publication will also be onboard Deer Jet planes – the largest private jet charter in Asia, within HNA Resorts, and will be viewed in the first class lounges of Hainan Airlines throughout China.

The Hurun Report, an opinion leader on affluent Chinese consumers, reports a majority of millionaires in China seek to invest in and plan to immigrate to North America. Meanwhile a recent decision by the Obama Administration to extend short term visas from one year to ten years for Chinese nationals increased the demand to own a home overseas without immigrating. According to The National Association of Realtors and AREAA research, foreign home buying in the US is expected to surpass $92 billion in 2014 led by Canadians in total unit volume, however, Chinese buyers will represent the fastest growing and greatest dollar volume.

To learn more about LPS Shanghai visit: http://shanghai.lps-china.com/en

Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Luxury Property Show Shanghai