HONOLULU, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Royal Hawaiian will be the stage this April 3-5 for some of the top executives from global brands such as Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Union Bank, Chase Financial, RE/Max, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Sotheby's International, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, HSBC and more to discuss and forecast the climate of the global and luxury real estate markets.
Top level speakers include Vern Yip of HGTV, loanDepot Founder Anthony Hsieh, Chase Chief Economist Anthony Chan, President and Founder of Century 21 China Harry Lu, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Sherry Chris, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gino Blefari, and many more. Century 21 Real Estate President and CEO Rick Davidson, and Cedric Choi, Executive Director of Choi International, a successful luxury brokerage based in Hawaii, are Co-Chairs of the Summit.
Hundreds of practitioners, lenders, investors, and international guests will pack the halls to learn about topics such as the Asia's Hottest Markets, How to Service High Net-Worth Clientele, Canada's luxury markets, how to market your "second tier" city on the international stage, marketing high end listings, and much more. Attendees will also have opportunities to hear from some of AREAA's top international and luxury agents in two special sessions, as well as a Developers Showcase panel featuring some of the biggest developers in Hawaii.
The Summit comes at a time when international investment in the US is at an all-time high. Chinese investors continue to dominate despite new government restrictions of outbound capital, a topic that will be discussed in-depth at the event. International investment has proven it is not a phase, and is continuing to reshape not just commercial and industrial real estate, but residential as well, with foreign buyers continuing to purchase luxury and investment properties at an incredible rate. "We continue to see a dramatic rise in the level of international investment in the US, particularly from Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan," said AREAA National Chairwoman Vicky Silvano. "This Summit, by bringing together some of the biggest names in luxury and international real estate, will help us educate our members about the fantastic opportunities that are available by servicing these two lucrative markets."
The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), established in 2003, is a national business trade organization focused on expanding housing opportunities for Asian American communities and creating business opportunities for real estate business leaders who serve this growing market. With over 15,000 members in 36 chapters across North America, AREAA is the largest real estate trade association dedicated to promoting homeownership in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.