NVAR Global

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NVAR Global represents NVAR’s strategically focused international activities in Northern Virginia and across the globe. Its goal is to increase our members’ awareness of global business opportunities – both inbound and outbound – and to attract international investment to our incredibly diverse and culturally rich region.

For the Washington, D.C. region, international migration was the largest source of population growth in both 2016 and 2017 and has been a consistent source of growth in the past seven years. In 2017, the region gained 44,760 residents as a result of international migration 1 . Serving such an evolving cultural landscape requires that NVAR adapts to capitalize on the opportunities that our Realtors® find in the marketplace. 

NVAR Global consists of many initiatives, such as NVAR’s Cultural Forums; trade missions to foreign countries; Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) training; member involvement as NAR President’s Liaisons; representation at MIPIM; and partnerships with local associations to create Capitalize DC.

NVAR Global at Convention!

10.15.19 | NOVA Community College, Annandale


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New this year! Get a taste of the cultural diversity in our region and discover global real estate trends at Global Connect – a brand-new series of programs at our 2019 Convention & Trade Show.
Expanding to the new CA Building on campus, NVAR will provide shuttle transportation from the main Trade Show to Global Connect and back. Hop on and see it all!


Upcoming Global Experiences

Lending Made Simple with TIN/ITIN Loan Products - Presented by the Hispanic Realtor® Forum

August 20, 2019 - 10:00 -04:00
  • Location: Herndon
  • Address: 520 Huntmar Park Dr

We are thrilled to have a panel of lenders to share their knowledge and expertise on various programs available on the market today! 

Join us for this timely discussion about the new TIN/ITIN (Tax Identification Number) loan products and requirements to help your clients.  Learn how to make the qualification process easier for your clients and which loan programs they should apply for.   

Lunch will follow the discussion.

Sandra Saunders, Alterra Homes
Darren Warren, Alcova Mortgage
Sumeeth Theruvath, Loan Depot


Thank you to our partner:

View some of NVAR's latest International Achievements:


Mario Rubio, an NVAR member who serves as the NAR Regional Coordinator for South America and is a member of the NVAR Global Leadership Advisory Group, participated in the 1st FIRA Jóvenes/YPN Congress in Posada, Argentina on September 26 & 27, 2019.

Chinese delegation

On Nov. 7, 2018, NVAR hosted representatives from China at the association's Fairfax headquarters. Rob Allen and Eric Chen of Long & Foster coordinated the China Alliance of Real Estate Agencies visit, which included 15 representatives from real estate brokerages in that country. The alliance and NVAR signed an Honorary Reciprocal Agreement to commemorate the occasion.

Platinum Global 2018

The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Global Council received the Platinum Global Achievement Program Award from the National Association of Realtors® at the NAR Convention in Boston on Nov. 3, 2018. This places NVAR Global in the top 10 percent of Global Councils nationwide.

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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On July 26, 2019, Mario Rubio, an NVAR member who serves as NAR Regional Coordinator for South America and is a member of the NVAR Global Leadership Advisory Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between FIRA Jóvenes and NVAR at CILA Uruguay 2019.

"This moment will demonstrate and allow other associations around the world to sign similar MOU’s to promote future leaders of our industry," Rubio said.
Japanese delegation

On Nov. 8, 2018, NVAR hosted an international delegation from Japan. Representatives from three Japanese companies meet with NVAR leaders during their visit to the United States.

Showcase 2018

NVAR hosted its 5th Annual Realtor® Showcase of Ideas and Innovative Concepts On May 17, 2018 with over 80 attendees, of which 16 were from allied associations in 7 countries around the globe.

cambodian visit

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.
peru group

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 Liaisons are:
peru visit

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.
2017 NVAR Global platinum award ceremony

NVAR was one of only 15 associations to earn the Platinum Council Award in NAR's Global Achievement Program in 2017.

outstanding ambassador award

In recognition of NVAR's continuing global efforts, NVAR also earned NAR's Outstanding Ambassador Association award.


Join a Cultural Forum!

Volunteer or attend any of NVAR's cultural forums and be a part of NVAR Global! All are welcome. Click any of the logos to go to our Forums page.
edited hispanic forum
korean forum

vietnamese forum

international forum