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Global Real Estate Council Forum included signing of Bi-Regional Cooperation Agreement

posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:07 PM by Joyce Evans   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 3:00 PM ]
PSAR’s Global Real Estate Council (GREC) recently hosted a highly successful event on June 1st that drew more than 100 real estate agents from both sides of the international border. The first-ever event, called the “Global Real Estate Council Forum,” featured information about Mexico’s real estate market and networking with international agents.

Speakers at the Forum included Gustavo Chacon Aubanel of the Consejo Estatal de Profesionales Inmobiliarios de Baja California, architect Jorge Gutierrez, and PSAR broker member Max Zaker, a member of the City of Chula Vista’s Planning Commission and Growth Management Oversight Commission. Mr. Aubanel presented current vertical trends and future development south of the border. The Forum was followed by a trade show with exhibit booths and food festival with live music in the PSAR parking lot.

Event sponsors included Chris Aguilar with Nixtermite, Lester Borrero with Farmers Insurance, Alex Magana with Ticor Title and Escrow, Diego Palomera with Secure Funding Group, Ted Przybylek with Ranchoted, Gabriel Rodriguez with LoanDepot and Gustavo Torres with Remax Baja.

Hector Zamaro, 2018 chairman of the GREC, said, “We had an outstanding time with agents, brokers, and developers from Baja California. Our members were able to meet and network with representatives from different organizations from Baja. It was a great effort by our PSAR Global Council members and sponsors. It was exciting when Jan Farley and Gustavo Chacon Aubanel ratified our bi-national Agreement of Cooperation between our associations.”

One of the highlights of the event was a ceremony featuring the signing of a Bi-Regional Cooperation Agreement with Jan Farley, 2018 PSAR president, and Gustavo Chacon Aubanel, presidente of the Consejo Estatal de Profesionales Inmobiliarios de Baja California, A. C. (CEPIBC), a statewide real estate trade group for the Mexican state of Baja California.

The Cooperation Agreement between the two real estate Associations encouraged five objectives, including friendship, education, professionalism, business and mutual cooperation among each association’s membership.

The Agreement calls for the scheduling of future classes to focus on the financial, legal and cultural differences for real estate transactions in Mexico and the USA, as well as the promotional of business and tourism relationships and support of private property ownership. The Agreement also calls for all members to respect each Association’s Code of Ethics for business interactions. 

Founded in 1984, CEPIBC comprises the 10 local real estate trade associations that operate in five Baja California cities, including Tijuana, Ensenada, Rosarito, Tecate, and Mexicali. CEPIBC promotes standards of professionalism, licensing and increased business relationships with U.S. real estate professionals, primarily in California and Arizona.

PSAR’s GREC is dedicated to assisting the needs of PSAR members who desire to expand their international outreach. PSAR members serving on this year’s GREC include Hector Zamaro (chair), Raul Iniguez (vice chair), Sandra Morales, Ahmad Zadah, Gabriel Rodriguez, Nedy Lao, Araceli Gonzalez, Catalina Spuehler, Oscar Vega and Nicolas Iniguez.

GREC offers PSAR members with the opportunity to learn and expand their niche market in real estate internationally. The vision of the Council is to provide and facilitate educational opportunities to enable PSAR members to expand their practice and organize global-themed events. The Council also encourages PSAR members to earn the Certified International Property Specialist, a professional designation offered by the National Association of REALTORS® that provides knowledge, a worldwide network, and tools helpful in serving international clients. Formed in 2013, the GREC has hosted several educational events in recent years designed to assist PSAR to serve international capital investment clients to make informed transactions with effective counsel across multiple jurisdictions. The training sessions have focused on cultural customs and diversity, as well as panel discussions and forums with international partners. For more information about PSAR’s GREC, visit