Miami is special for many reasons, but one of our greatest strengths is our incredible ability to welcome all cultures, do global business and thrive with diversity.
Nowhere else in the U.S. has a higher percentage of foreign-born residents and people speaking languages other than English at home. Nowhere else in the country has Miami’s international immigration. Nowhere else in the U.S. attracts more foreign homebuyers. Few places have Miami’s number of international banks, foreign consulates, and multinational companies.
Diversity and globalism are in Miami’s DNA, and it is also central to our mission at the MIAMI Association of Realtors.
MIAMI Realtors, which is home to an award-winning Global Business Council and partnerships with a record 225 international real estate organizations in 70+ countries, is always working to increase MIAMI members’ global business and opportunities, attract more international investment to our region and strengthen Miami’s global position.
To that end, MIAMI is honored this spring to continue our long tradition of exhibiting, presenting, and promoting the incredible Miami lifestyle at top real estate conferences in the U.S. and internationally.
Expanded Presence at MIPIM and Dubai Enhances Miami’s Worldwide Exposure
MIAMI will be exhibiting and presenting at MIPIM, the world’s largest commercial real estate show, from March 15-18, 2022 in Cannes, France. It will be our ninth year exhibiting at MIPIM. MIAMI will once again have its own expanded exhibit space in addition to sponsoring the National Association of Realtors (NAR) USA pavilion.
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau will be joining us for the first time at MIPIM as we work together to create unprecedented excitement for our booth and our market. For instance, we plan to have an artist painting three Miami murals in the booth. The mural will speak to Miami’s incredible arts and culture transformation. To increase exposure, we will feature Miami mojitos and cosmos, cafecitos, giveaways and more.
We once again look forward to hosting a major MIPIM reception for FIABCI, which will bring many foreign delegates to our booth.
Next, MIAMI will join Florida Realtors at the Dubai International Real Estate Conference and Trade mission March 21-23. About 1,500 foreign delegates from around the world will be participating. The mission will feature a MIAMI-specific panel where our MIAMI leaders will present about luxury, commercial, women in real estate and more.
Next, MIAMI will be exhibiting and presenting at the International Property Show at Dubai World Trade Center March 24-26. We are excited to work with our new global partner, Invest in Dubai, to increase global investment from the Middle East to South Florida. Invest in Dubai will have a YPN lounge as we work to expand our YPN global program. MIAMI YPN plans to sign YPN-to-YPN global agreements.
At MIPIM and Dubai, MIAMI Realtors will tout Miami’s position as a premier global city, work to attract more commercial and residential investment for South Florida and emphasize the advantages of doing business with MIAMI members. These events also allow us to connect with many of our 225 partner associations and to create new partnerships and opportunities for our members. Access our global partners: miamirealtors.com/global/foreign-partners
Leveraging South Florida Global Stats to Boost our Members’ Business
MIAMI, which was the first NAR Diamond Global Council and is now in its 6th year as a NAR Diamond Council, presents programs, courses and events that help our members better serve foreign clients and better connect with foreign counterparts to generate referral business. We also leverage the research we have NAR conduct for our association and identify markets to target for foreign investment and stay abreast of industry trends.
Our 2021 MIAMI International Study conducted by NAR highlights the top countries purchasing in South Florida. Access the report at MiamiRealtors.com/Global
More MIAMI Global Exposure Services and Resources
MIAMI offers global classes, certifications, and designations in multiple languages. MIAMI members can access our education calendar: miamirealtors.com/education
MIAMI, which has the largest global footprint and reputation, has the most international exposure for MIAMI MLS Listings. MIAMI properties are linked to 2 million+ professionals worldwide. MIAMI properties are featured on global property portals.
Award-Winning MIAMI Global Real Estate Congress on Nov. 6-8
We are also thrilled to see the return of our historic MIAMI Global Real Estate Congress, the place to do international business. The 26th annual MIAMI Global Real Estate Congress will be held Nov. 6-8 at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
Delegates from many of our worldwide international partners will attend. The real estate leaders will each speak about the markets in their respective countries during a special international market briefings session during the Congress.
The Congress will also feature many industry speakers, numerous panels, and marketing sessions. This is a unique experience to engage with international delegates and some of South Florida’s top real estate brokers and experts. Register: MiamiRealtors.com/Congress
After the Congress, join us and our foreign delegates as we travel to Orlando to exhibit and present at the 2022 REALTORS® Conference & Expo hosted by NAR.
These events are all about enhancing MIAMI members’ global business opportunities, providing resources and visibility for our partner associations, attracting more international investment to our region, and strengthening Miami’s global position.
Teresa King Kinney is CEO of the Miami Association of REALTORS®.