Honolulu Board of REALTORS
Holomua Room (8/13-8/16)
Venue for 8/17 TBA
1136 12th Ave., 2nd Floor
8:00 a.m. check-in
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Course
Instructor: Carmela Ma
Stand out globally! The CIPS Designation is the only one of its kind in
the real estate community. It is recognized for its advanced expertise, an
international perspective and distinct understanding of a global buyer, and
comes with powerful brand recognition with designees in nearly 60 countries.
Take all 5 courses and all your education requirements will be completed
for the CIPS designation
CIPS Course Descriptions:
August 13, 2018 Global Real Estate: Local Markets (Pre-requisite course) This course introduces real estate professionals to the basic skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate international real estate transactions. This course clearly outlines the global business opportunity within all local markets and points to the resources needed to pursue it.
August 14, 2018 Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools (Mandatory course) This course gets down into the “nitty-gritty” of an international transactions. It will cover the fundamentals of real estate transactions that vary from country to country. Topics include: Knowledge of foreign markets; measurement systems; tax laws; visa regulations; currency fluctuations from offer to closing; value concepts; and compiling property data for decision-making.
August 15, 2018 Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate (Elective) The buying power of Asian investors has grown considerably, and that trend is expected to continue. As more home buyers from the Asia/Pacific region are looking outside their geographic area for investment properties, it is important to have the knowledge and preparation to work with these affluent buyers. Topics include: social, economic, political and geographical characteristics of major countries in Asia; and identify markets including influential laws and real estate and brokerage practices.
August 16, 2018 Europe and International Real Estate (Elective) Europe is a very active source and target of international real estate investment. Knowledge and awareness of Europe’s basic cultural, political and economic conditions will enhance an agent’s ability to represent, interact with, and earn the respect of clients. Topics include: capital flow, economic impact of the European Union; characteristics of European markets; and identify ways to develop a business network.
August 17, 2018 The Americas and International Real Estate (Elective) Gain basic skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate international transactions with clients in Canada, the U.S., as well as Central and South America. The Americas remain an attractive destination for international buyers, particularly those looking to retire or own vacation property in a warm climate. This course offers practical information on working with Caribbean, North Central, and South American investors. Topics include: Laws and real estate practices in major American markets; procedures to evaluate American investment patterns, and investor profiles, and techniques o promote properties.
Carmela Ma, CCIM, CIPS
CJM Associates, Inc.
Beverly Hills, California
Carmela Ma, CCIM, CIPS, FRICS, is President/CEO of CJM Associates, Inc. in Beverly Hills, Calif. During her 45 years in commercial real estate, Ma has negotiated industrial, multifamily, and office transactions with trusts, attorneys, global investors, CPA firms, and asset managers.
Ma was awarded Instructor of the Year in 2003, CI 104 Senior Instructor of the Year in 2011, and the CCIM People's Choice Award in 2003, 2006, and 2014. Real Estate Southern California named her as one of their Most Influential Women in Real Estate in 2008. She was also recognized as one of the Women at the Top by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) in 2009.
Ma studied at the University of Southern California and the University of Hong Kong.