Global Business Council
Begin your global journey
Minneapolis Area REALTORS® recognizes that the real estate industry is borderless. The Global Business Council provides REALTOR® members with unique opportunities to strengthen global business skills both locally and abroad, and propel careers forward through events, meetings and the ambassador program with sister-city, Ireland.
Ambassador Program with Ireland
The International Ambassador Program brings the world to Minneapolis and Minneapolis to the world in an effort to break down barriers, share ideas with other International Real Estate Professionals and Developers and promote international business. MAR’s partner association is Ireland’s Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV).
Become a CIPS designee
People move to the U.S. from other countries. Foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market seek out foreign investment properties. No matter who you cater to, the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation provides you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business.
Melissa Roterdam (Chair), Judy Shields (Vice Chair), Susan Jackson (Immediate Past Chair), Shang Berg, Mark Brooks, Amy Cohen, AmyMichielle Freeman, Jackeline Funk, Elba Garza, Robert Loesch, Adriana Martinez, Vicente Peralta, Suzanne Rachel, Margaret Richards, Gloria Solorzano, Delano Young
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands
U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder – Characteristics of native and foreign-born populations
International Institute of Minnesota
Asian Real Estate Association of AMERICA (AREA) Local Chapter Twin Cities
Minnesota Consulate and Foreign Chambers
State Economic Data for Engaging in International Real Estate
IRS Guidelines & Foreign Persons withholding forms
Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer ID Number
Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) Withholding
IRS Form 8288-A
IRS Form 8288-B