The Greater Las Vegas Association created the Global Business Committee in January 2012. The committee membership includes residential and commercial real estate professionals, most of which have earned their Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation and are helping clients from all over the world to find and purchase in the Las Vegas Valley. The international clientele of our members include both immigrants and investors who are looking for commercial, industrial, and residential property.
Scope: We are committed to building REALTOR® awareness of the international and multicultural business opportunities.
Mission: Is to further enhance the professionalism of REALTORS® serving foreign nationals and U.S. citizens involved in global transactions by providing education, information, and networking resources.
Join: The Global Business Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at 6360 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89118. If you are interested in joining the committee or have questions, please contact Kylie Grimes at email@example.com.
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March 1, 2019 – Viennese Real Estate Ball – Vienna, Austria
The Viennese Real Estate Ball is Austria's premiere networking event, and is an integral part of the Austrian real estate industry. For more information please click here.
May 27-31, 2019 – FIABCI World Real Estate Congress – Moscow, Russia
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“I am a proud member of the Global Business Committee and I love attending the meetings as I get information about international events, I meet colleagues that work in different areas and parts of the country and I get a lot of helpful ideas and input to grow my business.
I am German and I speak a couple of languages and meet other international colleagues and we can speak about our countries, cultures and how to expand our business.”
-Stefanie Foles, Realty One Group
“The global business committee has helped me achieve global success by giving me access to tools and resources needed to help multicultural or foreign national clients who want to purchase in the US or even outside of the US.
It has allowed me to expand my reach and think with an opened mind in a global arena. By doing this, it opened up doors to global business opportunities.
I have also created a network of like-minded business professionals through the global business committee and this network of people promotes professionalism in this particular industry.”
-Tiffany Shapouri, Go Global Realty
“The Global Business Committee has helped me achieve global success by opening my eyes to the fact that real estate isn't just local. We can do business almost anywhere anytime. We have more in common globally, than most think. We are consistently updated about markets in other countries and the currency exchange. We are afforded the opportunity to visit other countries and see how their real estate transactions our performed along with their customs and procedures.”
-Karen Smith, Urban Nest Realty
“As two times past Chair of our GLVAR Global Business Committee, I was honored to be selected by our Board to represent our Association at the NAR Pavilion for MIPIM this year. We had follow up meetings throughout 2017, after our return from MIPIM and on into 2018 in preparation for this year, strategizing between our local and state leadership. It's always inspiring to learn about leading-edge development throughout the world and discuss trends and projections for the future, particularly with the current disrupters in our industry. We were able to bring back valuable information for our membership on PropTech, blockchain, and the changes in data collection and distribution regulations' affecting brokerage. It was also an opportunity to shine light on Las Vegas global business opportunities and to educate people on the entire state of Nevada from mining to our innovative technology like data storage centers.
As Co-Founder of our GLVAR GBC, I am super proud of our leadership this year with Graeme Latta, Chair and Tiffany Shapouri, Vice Chair both attending MIPIM. Graeme has just attended the International REALTOR(R) Conference in Vietnam, and Tiffany travels often for real estate as well. Tiffany also serves on the AREAA Board which has further strengthen the breath and connectivity of our Global Business Committee. Graeme has also done a tremendous job planning for our Trade Mission to New Zealand which I am eager to experience; and, he takes the time every month to attend our Las Vegas Convention Center and Visitor Authority Board Meetings to keep our members up to speed with their plans to attract more international visitors, business and revenue to our city.
We recently hosted our CIPS Institute and one of our Nevada Real Estate Commissioners and Past Presidents of the GLVAR was in attendance along with our staff liaison for the Nevada Association of REALTORS. Every year, it seems, our CIPS program and our GBC gets stronger and stronger. It is a testament to not only our volunteer leadership but also our supportive Administrative Staff.
Proud Member 2012 to Present”
-Tamara Tyrbouslu, Las Vegas Real Estate