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Seizing Global Gold

Seizing Global Gold

NEFAR’s Global Business Council takes home NAR’s prestigious Gold Award

The Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS’ Global Business Council is proud to announce it has taken home the prestigious Gold Award in the 2023 National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Global Achievement Program. NEFAR was one of only nine associations to receive the Gold Award out of 130 global business councils in the nation.

This prestigious recognition represents the outstanding dedication and commitment NEFAR’s Global Business Council has made in fostering global business activities in Northeast Florida this year. Awards are not new to NEFAR’s Global Business Council. It received the Gold Award in 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

“NEFAR is proud to be recognized for exceptional work in the global arena by receiving the Gold Award from the National Association of REALTORS,” said 2023 NEFAR President Diana Galavis. “The NEFAR Global Business Council is a leader in the state by providing our REALTOR members and affiliates the tools and resources needed to conduct global real estate business.”

The NAR Global Achievement Program celebrates excellence in the global real estate market, acknowledging associations that go above and beyond to support their members in becoming proficient global real estate practitioners. The program serves to recognize the efforts of local Realtor® associations in developing and implementing global programs that facilitate connections and business opportunities worldwide.

A wide array of educational opportunities is provided to members by NEFAR’s Global Business Council, including international certifications, seminars, and networking events. The council strives to ensure that its members remain informed about the latest global real estate trends and practices. By promoting cultural awareness and fostering international relationships, NEFAR’s Global Business Council enables its members to serve their clients effectively in the global marketplace.

The Gold Award highlights the exceptional accomplishments, innovative programs, and dedication to enhancing the global business capabilities of the members of NEFAR’s Global Business Council. This year, NEFAR’s GBC expanded its membership from 58 to 140 members. It hosted Taste the Nations, a fundraiser for the REALTOR Party, which celebrated food and the customs of 18 countries throughout the world. It also provided members with behind-the-scenes tours of JAXPort, a group event touring the City of Jacksonville’s World of Nations, four Lunch & Learns, four mixers at restaurants that serve international fare, and an up-coming educational holiday event celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hannukah.

NEFAR Global Business Council Chairman April Hall-Lloyd expressed her appreciation to all the GBC members who worked so hard to make this year a success. “It has been an honor to partner with each member of NEFAR’s Global Business Council this year as we've grown global organically together. This year we tripled our membership and now have the most diverse group of members ever in the history of the council. Our educational and social opportunities have been as diverse as our membership. We have made so many amazing Global Connections both domestically and internationally, and we are proud that so many of our members earned their Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designations this year,” Hall-Lloyd said.