On 10 August a high level delegation of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) representatives visited South Africa and were hosted by IEASA and REBOSA.
The National Association of REALTORS®, is the largest trade association and one of the most powerful lobbying groups in North America, representing over 1.2 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies and councils. NAR is involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries and also functions as a self-regulatory organisation for real estate brokerage.
On 7 November 2014, REBOSA entered into a bilateral cooperation agreement with the NAR and was admitted as a global alliance partner. The NAR has an extensive global network, maintaining partnerships with 80 Associations in 60 Countries.
The delegation included:-
President, Mr Tom Salomone
2015 Immediate Past President, Mr Chris Polychron
CEO, Mr Dale Stinton
Senior VP of Global, Resort, Commercial Divisions, Ms Janet Branton
President’s Liaison/South Africa, Ms Nancy Macaluso
This is the first time a delegation of this size or magnitude has visited the African Continent, or South Africa.
Rebosa hosted an event for the NAR at the Table Bay Hotel on 10 August.
Welcome by Dr Andrew Golding, Chairperson REBOSA
ABSA Presentation by Mr Dawid Malan, Head: Strategic Stakeholder Engagement ABSA
Private Property Presentation by Mr Simon Bray, CEO of Private Property
Presentation by Mr Tom Salomone, President – NAR on “A changing Industry – the relevance of the Estate Agent.
All presentations can be viewed below.