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In its 52 years of existence FIABCI the International Real Estate Federation, has built an enviable reputation as the authentic voice of international real estate. Multi-disciplinary and truly international it has no political axe to grind and represents the interests of no one country. Because of this and its concern with generating business opportunities for its worldwide membership, its opinions are sought by international bodies like the UN and regional bodies like the EU, NAFTA and MERCOSUR.

Truly International

FIABCI is truly international, owing allegiance to no single country or national body, only to its members. In this respect it is completely democratic. Senior office in the Federation is held according to ability and willingness to contribute.


FIABCI is not only international but multi-disciplinary. Anyone involved in real estate can belong whether they are brokers, counsellors, lawyers, appraisers, financiers, architects, developers, contractors or investors.

Fifty Country Membership

There are 50 FIABCI Chapters throughout the world and new ones are regularly being formed. Currently there are also around 100 professional associations in membership. Called Principal Members by FIABCI, they have a total membership approaching 1.5 million practitioners.

The UN and Habitat

FIABCI has special status at the United Nations where it is recognised as the voice of the private sector when matters of real estate are considered. In co-operation with the UN, the Federation has done major work in pursuing its policy of property ownership for all in third world countries. The UN link has also seen FIABCI closely involved with the Habitat movement, where FIABCI was the first to highlight the value of public/private partnerships.

All Real Estate Sectors Represented

All real estate sectors are represented in FIABCI. Residential, office, commercial, leisure, agricultural, retail and industrial plus their various sub-divisions are included.

Multi-Lingual, Multi-Cultural FIABCI

FIABCI is multi lingual and multi cultural and operates in five official languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.

International and Regional Events

High point of the FIABCI year is the World Congress. Held annually in May/June at a different national venue,  this year it is the turn of Houston, Texas (USA) for the 2004 congress. There are also regional events which nevertheless attract a FIABCI audience from all parts of the world.


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