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  • Time Description Room Location
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Registration
    Lower Lobby Royal Hawaiian
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CIPS Course Global Real Estate: Local Markets
    Global Real Estate: Local Markets (for U.S. and non-U.S. professionals) This introductory course offers you an overview of the international real estate business environment, including capital flow, currencies, government regulations and cultures. Topics such as international brokerage, networking, marketing, and selling will also be discussed. You must take this course before taking any other CIPS courses. Upon completion of this course, you will receive elective credit towards the ABR and CRS designation (applies to U.S. members only).
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    Fee: $50 Members $100 Non Members
    Speaker: Fanny Y. Chu
    Regency III Royal Hawaiian
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    RSPS Course: Home Sweet (Second) Home
    This one-day course from NAR is designed to teach the essentials of buying, selling, and managing resort properties and second homes for recreation, investment and development.
      • Help clients evaluate and select the type of property, form of ownership, and financing options.
      • Identify strategies for building a rental business or assessing the investment value of a property.
      • Understand the IRS guidelines for tax treatment of second-home vacation and investment properties.
      • Use market statistics and trends to develop a business plan.
      The Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification will appeal to REALTORS® in resort and second-home markets around the world who wish to distinguish themselves among their peers and among consumers. Practitioners who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes—in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination capacity— are involved in this market niche. Those who want to dedicate themselves to lifestyle real estate will benefit from earning this certification. How to earn the RSPS certification:
        • Successfully complete the one-day Home Sweet (Second) Home: Vacation, Investment, Luxury Properties course
        • View three one-hour free webinars, free of charge
        • Submit application and one-time application fee of $194.50
        • Be a member in good standing in NAR (or member of NAR international cooperating association)
    Fee: Fee: $50 Members $100 Non Members  
    Sponsor:
    Speaker: Ginni Field
    Regency II Royal Hawaiian
    9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    International Session
    Join our international guests (from China, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka) in round table discussions to hear about opportunities in their markets and learn how to do businesses in their countries.
    Speakers: Excell Chua, Yusuke Fukumura, Tina Mak, Michael North, Ken Urata, Jessica Ye, Xiaofang Zhou
    Regency I Royal Hawaiian
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    International Lunch (Invite Only)
    Speakers: Janet Branton, Excell Chua, Eddie Flores, Jr., Chris Kervandjian, Naoki (Nick) Morita, Jessica Ye
    Monarch Room Royal Hawaiian
    1:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    AREAA Global Marketplace
    Hear from AREAA Global partners and how they can help take your business to the next level.
    Speaker: Ninoska ‘Nina’ Fabbri
    Regency I Royal Hawaiian
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    AREAA Luau (Ticketed Event)
    Families Welcome! Price per ticket: $100
    Sponsor:
    Offsite Hale Koa
  • Time Description Room Location
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Registration
    Lower Lobby Royal Hawaiian
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Opening General Session
    This general session will focus on the economic outlook of foreign real estate investments in the United States. Hear from a panel of experts on key indicators and factors that affect these investments from residential to commercial real estate opportunities. Attendees will also gain knowledge on current global real estate trends to generate new business opportunities in the local markets.
    Sponsor:
    Speakers: Rick Davidson, Anthony Chan, David Gates, Michael Innis-Thompson
    Monarch Room Royal Hawaiian
    9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Global Congress
    Speakers: Roger Epstein, Harry Lu, Jim Park, Jason Wang
    Monarch Room Royal Hawaiian
    9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
    Closing Keynote Remarks
    As the top Asian American leader in the lending space, hear from loanDepot’s Chairman about his philosophy in building a dynamic organization with explosive growth.
    Speakers: Ivan Choi, Anthony Hsieh
    Monarch Room Royal Hawaiian
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Breakout 1: World-Class Agents
    As an organization with global reach, AREAA has access to some of the very best agents in the world specializing in cross-border transactions. We have picked some of the very best to discuss closing an international deal.
    Speakers: Francisco Angulo, Dionne Cuello, Scott Larimer, Nancy Suvarnamani
    Regency I Royal Hawaiian
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Breakout 2: Making Your Market Matter
    For years Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City topped the list as the most sought after markets for Asian homebuyers but that’s changing.  Relative affordability, education and economic fundamentals in secondary markets offer attractive alternatives – sometimes this is happening naturally and sometimes organizations are the catalyst. Join real estate leaders for this insightful case study of emerging cities that are becoming global gateways for immigration and investment and how your market could be next.
    Speakers: Dean Jones, Kenneth Li, John Reza Parsiani, David Wolf, Jim Wright
    Regency II Royal Hawaiian
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Breakout 3: Relocation Specialists
    Corporations often leverage specialized agencies to relocate their workforce. This specialized real estate market can provide tremendous income opportunities for those who choose to service it. So what does it take to get started and succeed in this market? Listen to some of the best in the business about how they rose to the top.
    Speakers: Michael Franklin, Chris Kervandjian, Angie Lee, Michi Olson, Pandra Richie
    Regency III Royal Hawaiian
    12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
    Keynote Luncheon (Ticketed Event)
    Network with attendees from around the globe. Enjoy and lunch with a special keynote speaker. Fee: $95 per ticket  
    Sponsor:
    Speakers: Vern Yip, Sherry Chris
    Monarch Room Royal Hawaiian
    1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Breakout 4: Battle of the Millionaire Agents
    Learn how the best became the best. This intimate session will feature some of the nation’s Top Luxury Agents discussing the challenges and successes that helped them rise to the top.
    Speakers: Tracy Allen, Myra Brandt, Randy Char, Patricia Choi, Craig Hogan
    Regency I Royal Hawaiian
    1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Breakout 5: Asia’s Hottest Markets
    What are the hottest markets in Asia for real estate investment? Why are they the best? Look no further than this session, featuring some of the best minds in international real estate and economics.
    Speakers: Excell Chua, Shigeo Inokuma, Jeong Im Kang, Mark Kitabayashi, J. Peter Turtzo
    Regency II Royal Hawaiian
    1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Breakout 6: Servicing High Net Worth Clients
    This session will provide you with intelligence on where you must go to meet these clients, who the trusted advisors are for this market, and the skills and mindset needed to create connectivity with affluent clients. Learn from the best how to properly and professionally service this unique market.
    Speakers: Frank Chu, Edgar David, Jennie Opdyke, John Wong
    Regency III Royal Hawaiian
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    Breakout 7: Chase – So You Can
    What does Chase offer to help you meet the unique needs of your affluent clients? This session highlights the full advantages of partnering with Chase to help make dreaming big a reality for your customers.
    Speaker: Edgar David
    Regency II Royal Hawaiian
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    Breakout 8: Canada: Coast to Coast Luxury
    Don’t let the cool weather fool you, Canada features some of hottest luxury markets in the world. This session features a panel of experts to discuss why you should be taking note of what’s happening in our neighbor to the North.
    Speakers: Tony Joe, Tina Mak, Brian Rushton, Richard Silver
    Regency I Royal Hawaiian
    3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    Breakout 9: Resorts and Second Homes
    It’s not uncommon for successful individuals to own more than one home. What do the wealthy look for in a resort or second home? What hottest cities and regions for this type of investment? We’ve got the best of the best to discuss everything you need to know about serving this lucrative market.
    Speakers: Manny August, Jr., Gina Duncan, Eddie Flores, Jr., Anne Hogan Perry
    Regency III Royal Hawaiian
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Global Networking Reception
    Network with AREAA members and leadership, international attendees, global real estate executives, technology strategists and real estate professionals that represent all facets of the industry we serve. Meet and greet other professionals in the exciting field of international business, expand your network of business partners and connections, exchange best practices, and discuss strategies for the continually changing economic landscape.
    Sponsor:
    Coconut Grove Royal Hawaiian
    10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Late Night Event Hosted by theEDGE, AREAA Young Professionals (Ticketed Event)
    Join AREAA’s future leaders for an evening that has become a “can’t miss” event and enjoy a vibrant night of music, dancing and networking.
    • Fee: $50 per ticket
    Address: 
    Offsite
  • Time Description Room Location
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Registration
    Lower Lobby Royal Hawaiian
    9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Breakout 10: Developer Showcase
    We’ve brought together some of the biggest and brightest names in the industry to discuss their work and share their insight about the economic and stylistic trends they see happening in the world of real estate development.
    Speakers: Patrick K. Kobayashi, Nicholas Vanderboom, Jeff Yamaguchi
    Regency II Royal Hawaiian
    9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Breakout 11: AREAA’s No Other Campaign
    This year AREAA has launched a massive campaign to have the US Census disaggregate data on AAPI in their highly influential quarterly homeownership reports. Hear from AREAA’s leaders about why this matters, and how you can get involved.
    Speakers: James Huang, Tim Hur, Jim Park, Vicky Silvano
    Regency I Royal Hawaiian
    9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Breakout 12: Marketing Your Luxury Listing
    There are many ways to make your luxury property stand out amongst the crowd, and they don’t have to break your bank either. Learn strategies you can apply right now to help get your luxury listing sold fast.
    Speakers: Matthew Beall, Anne Oliver, Ivan Sher
    Regency III Royal Hawaiian
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Closing General Session
    The closing general session, focused on luxury real estate, will provide insights into high-end consumer preferences, luxury lifestyle and housing trends. Hear a panel of experts from all over the country as they share in-depth experience in the luxury sector.
    Speakers: Cedric Choi, Gino Blefari, Sherry Chris, Wing Lam, Anne Miller
    Monarch Room Royal Hawaiian
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Honolulu Property Tour (Ticketed Event)
    Tickets are $40 per person. This event is open to all attendees, on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, please contact us at concierge@areaa.org
  • Time Description Room Location
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Maui Home Tour (Ticketed Event)
    Join AREAA on the island of Maui!  The tour will include active listings on the island and will highlight the luxury home market.
    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Price: $40
    • Hotel Rates: Hyatt Regency Maui  $299 (plus tax and resort fees)
    • Have questions?  Email Gina Duncan mauigina@gmail.com
    Maui

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