NVAR Global

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In 2016, NVAR created NVAR Global, a reorganized composition of the former NVAR international activities, and with it a new leadership body to oversee all of its globally focused functions. 

Almost a third of the local population was born outside the United States and almost 40% of the Northern Virginia region’s population uses a language other than English when they are at home. Serving such an evolving community cultural landscape requires that NVAR adapt and change to capitalize on the opportunities that our Realtors® and brokers find in the marketplace.  

Partnering with international organizations allows NVAR to distinctively position itself as a unique showcase association among the 1,400 Realtor® associations and to fully respond to the international character of Northern Virginia.

NVAR Around the Globe

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NVAR partnered with GCAAR and DCAR to bring you Capitalize DC, a showcase of innovative commercial development projects across the Washington D.C. metro region. Capitalize DC hosted a booth at MIPIM 2018 from March 13 - 16 in Cannes, France to showcase projects and draw commercial developers to the region.

MIPIM is the world's largest international real estate conference, which draws over 24,000 attendees each year.

On April 6, 2018, attend Capitalize DC - The MIPIM Report, presented by the International Business Forum, to hear from regional Realtor® leadership about their global outreach experience during MIPIM 2018.


Learn More About Capitalize DC and MIPIM

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NVAR members can volunteer or attend any of NVAR's cultural forums and be a part of NVAR Global! Click any of the logos to go to our Forums page.
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View some of NVAR's latest International Achievements:


NVAR was one of only 16 associations to earn the Platinum Council Award in NAR's Global Achievement Program.

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NAR offers ambassador opportunities to more than 40 countries where there is reciprocal cooperation with a local real estate agent association. NAR selected four NVAR members to represent the United States Realtors® with another country or region.

Our NAR Presidential Liaison Ambassadors are:

Mid Year Open House

NVAR hosted its 4th Annual Realtor® Showcase of Ideas and Innovative Concepts On May 18, 2017 with over 90 attendees, of which 17 were from allied associations in 8 countries around the globe

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In recognition of NVAR's continuing global efforts, NVAR also earned NAR's Outstanding Ambassador Association award.
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NVAR hosted a Cambodian Delegation for three days in November 2016. During that visit, NVAR leaders signed an Honorary Reciprocal Agreement with the leaders of the Cambodian delegation.

In October 2017, NVAR had the honor of hosting a 17-member delegation from the Vietnam National Real Estate Association. It was organized by Lieu Nguyen, NAR's Presidents Liaison to Vietnam, with the support of NVAR’s Vietnamese Forum Chair Ava Nguyen and NVAR Past President Vinh Nguyen. NVAR entered into an Honorary Reciprocal Agreement as a symbol of our mutual dedication to expanding international real estate investment opportunities for our respective members.
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Chairman Virgil Frizzell served as a panelist in Lima, Peru at the COIPRO 2016 conference alongside Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2017 President-Elect of the National Association of Realtors®.

Eighty one Realtors® from Northern Virginia and across the United States earned the Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS) during a week-long training class at its Fairfax Headquarters.  The designation, sanctioned by the National Association of Realtors®, seeks to provide Realtors® with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize their business and better serve international clients.