Florida REALTORSÂ® has joined the ConfederaciĂłn Inmobiliaria Latinoamericana (CILA), marking a historic first for the two real estate organizations.
Florida REALTORSÂ®’ membership in the ConfederaciĂłn Inmobiliaria LatinoamericanaÂ means it is the first state in the U.S. to join the group as a benefactor member. CILA is made up of 19 Latin America countries’ real estate associations, withÂ BrazilÂ andÂ MexicoÂ being the largest. The 19 countries represent 1 million real estate professionals. CILA also has a bilateral agreement with the National Association of REALTORSÂ® (NAR).
“As professionals in the real estate industry, we’re proud to share our knowledge and expertise with clients inÂ Florida,Â Latin AmericaÂ and throughout the world,” says 2020 Florida REALTORSÂ® PresidentÂ Barry Grooms, a REALTORÂ® and co-owner ofÂ Florida Suncoast Real Estate Inc.Â inÂ Bradenton. “Florida REALTORSÂ® and CILA share common goals. We look forward to continuing our partnership and building stronger connections that increase our understanding of each other. Like it says at the end of the classic movieÂ Casablanca,Â ‘I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.'”
President of CILA 2020 ErnestoÂ Figueredo CoronelÂ says the organization welcomes Florida REALTORS’Â® first U.S. state member, and is excited about what the two groups can accomplish in the future as they work together on events and develop more opportunities for collaboration.
“Together we are stronger and we can achieve great advances for our members globally,” he says.
During Florida REALTORSÂ® Global Business Committee, set forÂ Aug. 20Â fromÂ 1:30 p.m.Â â€“Â 3:30 p.m. EST, Figueredo CoronelÂ has been invited to announce the partnership as part of the live-streaming event. CILA members are welcome to join the event.
For more information, please contact Florida REALTORSÂ® Global Business DirectorÂ Maria Grulich,Â firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Florida REALTORSÂ®