Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List
HomeInternational Affiliates

The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing 1.4 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

The association's membership is composed of residential and commercial brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of approximately 1,200 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®. 

The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.


To empower REALTORS® as they preserve, protect and advance the right to real property for all.


To be a trusted ally, guiding our members and those they serve through the ever-evolving real estate landscape.

IHC Global is an independent, non-profit global membership coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals  engaged in urban development worldwide.  IHC Global serves its members through advocacy and awareness;  policy and practice-focused research; and sharing of good practice.

With more than 3 billion people living in cities, IHC believes that what happens in cities globally will profoundly shape the world’s future.  The growing inequity in cities is a critical global concern with many ramifications.

IHC is committed to leveling the playing field in the urban world to ensure greater access to opportunity for all.  For example, poor housing, inadequate sanitation, unclean water, food insecurity, vulnerability to natural disasters and the effects of climate change, and insecure tenure all drive inequality.  Solving these problems will help not only to bring about greater equity but also to stimulate local economies and make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Cities will prosper and markets will flourish when each city has a vision of its future which all citizens have had a role in shaping.   To achieve these ends,  IHC Global advances practical solutions, raises awareness about the issues, and advocates for equitable urban development worldwide.


IHC Global envisions a world in which cities around the globe are centers for the fulfillment of human potential, positive contributors to inclusive economic growth and key actors in ensuring a more sustainable and peaceful global future.


IHC Global’s mission is to advance practical and equitable urban development through demand-responsive and affordable housing delivery, functioning property markets, clean drinking water, effective sanitation, and other sustainable approaches that increase inclusiveness and enable better urban living conditions and more fulfilled and hopeful lives for everyone.

Click to read more


Real estate markets in Africa are hungry to learn from foreign developers, property professionals, and law firms in developing a dynamic real estate market. They are preparing to leverage cutting edge technology and education that exists in developed markets  today in response to the needs of a growing real estate market.

Government reforms, NGO activity, and World Bank Projects (among many others), are engaged across the continent, working to address different components of informality and inefficiency in these real estate markets.

The mission of Abri is to organize and develop resources for the advancement of real estate in Africa. The core component of it’s mission is to engage in Basic and applied Research and use the findings in developing Real Estate solutions that includes mobilizing resources, utilizing essential tools necessary to advance real estate markets in these communities and also joining strategic alliances to realize change to promote international best practice in Africa.

“Abri is derived from a French word meaning shelter”

The Abri Foundation is a mission driven 501(c)3 non-profit organization which operates exclusively for research, educational, and charitable purposes.

Abri believes that everyone has the right to a free and equitable real estate market. We work to create a free efficient and transparent real estate market committed to the protection of the general public. Through research and education, we support real estate professionals and institutions.

Click to read more

Founded in 1951 in Paris, FIABCI is a worldwide business networking organization for all professionals associated with the real estate industry.

Code of Ethics

FIABCI is a member of the International Ethics Standards Coalition and signed off on the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact.


FIABCI has provided access and opportunities for real estate professionals interested in gaining knowledge, sharing information and conducting international business with each other.

Click to read more

International Ethics and Standards

The IES Coalition gathered for its first meeting at the United Nations in New York, October 2014. The group agreed that in many parts of the world, there is a real and perceived problem with an inconsistent approach to ethics in real estate which must be addressed.

While numerous professional organisations have based their standards on common principles such as integrity, transparency and trustworthiness, there is no over-arching standard to which all land, property, construction, infrastructure and related professional organisations can subscribe.

This is the aim of a global Coalition of real estate and related professional organizations which has come together to assert the role of ethics in real estate to meet the needs of today’s global market.

What is the International Ethics Standards (IES)?

The global Coalition has now published the International Ethics Standards. It consists of high level principleswhich will be implemented by Coalition organisations providing greater consistency to users of professional services.

As the property profession changes and becomes increasingly international, so must our approach to developing and reinforcing professional ethics.

Real estate is integral to whole societies and economies, it shapes and influences the world we live in and represents a significant proportion of all global wealth. For this reason, professionals have a duty to uphold the highest standards throughout the world.

Click to read more