International Business Forum


International Business Forum

The mission of the International Business Forum is to promote the benefit, as well as explore the complexity, of working with international buyers and sellers, both in the U.S. and overseas.


The International Business Forum guides real estate professionals in expanding their personal and professional presence in the global marketplace. The group explores global initiatives including new business opportunities by helping members to market local properties worldwide, assisting investors who are interested in purchasing real property in the U.S., and offering international options to local clients. 

Northern Virginia is an ethnically and culturally diverse area where almost a third of the population was born outside of the U.S. and nearly 40% of the region’s population uses a language other than English in their home. Annually almost 10,000 non-U.S. citizens move into the Northern Virginia area from a location outside the U.S. Serving such an evolving community with an ever growing, ever changing cultural landscape requires that NVAR must always adapt and change to capitalize on the opportunities that our Realtors® and brokers find in the marketplace.

(Open to all NVAR Members)

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Advisory Team Members:

 Fouzi Afshari
 Ibteesam Al Slimaway
 Lorraine Arora
 Miquel Calvo
 Elaine Fang
 Roshanak Badii
 Rigoberto Benitez
 Lyn Gundogdu
 Shirley Johnson-Boyd
 Leslie Hoban
 Amina Jazic-Basic
 Ruchi Kapani
 Mariana Koegel
 Aida Monje de Busch
 Mary Luceri
 John Nande
 Deniz Senyurt

Staff Support:

Teresa Watson
Education Manager

Miquel Calvo

Elaine Fang

Upcoming NVAR Global Events:

CIPS: 5-Day Institute [NVAR Headquarters]

Oct 21, 2019 | Fairfax, VA