Global Business Council

Creating Global Business Opportunities

Mission Statement:
HGAR’s Global Council provides our members the tools and resources to connect globally with real estate professionals throughout the world.

Unify Message:
We offer a collaborative system of information and networking opportunities that creates an international bridge for doing real estate business throughout the world. We believe “Global is Local and Local is Global.”

The Global Business Council offers monthly educational and networking opportunities to expand the reach of business for HGAR members. The Global Business Council works with the Economic Development Agencies and other public and private sector entities to assist in expansion of investment into our market area.

The The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) provides information, education, and connections you need to thrive in the growing field of international real estate. NAR works to make the global real estate market accessible, profitable, and ethical for REALTORS®. Click Here for Resources available through NAR for Members interested in building their International/Global business.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) coordinates a sharing and networking alliance with real estate entities across the globe.

Global Ambassador Program: Through NAR, HGAR has a formal relationship with the real estate professionals in Portugal, working with UCI and APEMIP.The Global Business Council oversees our Ambassador relationship with Portugal.

2020 Global Educational Offerings:

Cips 2019






Developing Your International Business,
3 CE Credits. HGAR Feb. 19th in White Plains and Jan. 21st and W. Nyack (Dorothy Botsoe, Instructor).  More Classes will be scheduled in 2020.

This course addresses business opportunities both Internationally and locally. How to research the Country you want to do business in. How to make the right connections. WHAT are the right connections. How to nurture these connections into great partnerships . "Global is Local and Local is Global"

CIPS Designation Classes at HGAR, 7.5 CE Credits (Linda Lugo Instructor)

The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation is for REALTORS® from the United States and abroad, as well as association staff and volunteer leaders who wish to develop or grow their international real estate business. It will provide you with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize your business.

2020 Events

Global Business Chats:

Conference and Expos

  • September 23, 2020: The Annual Global Real Estate Summit NYC at the New York Marriott Marquis.
    Save the Date, Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Email: Cathleen Stack for Details
  • October 8-15, Trade Mission to Portugal


2019 NAR Global Achievement Program, Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® has been awarded SILVER!

2019 Nar Global Silver











International Activity Reports

Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate
State-by-State International Business Reports International Data
International Referrals