Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association’s (GREEPA) ‘Africa Real Estate Conference & Expo 2021’ is set to begin today, October 4 2021, with Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) classes.
The program, aimed at offering a platform to address Africa’s real estate issues, especially in Ghana, comes in two folds, with the CIPS classes taking off today until October 8th, while the main summit comes off from October 11th to October 16th, 2021.
Speaking to Real Estate Times Africa, one of the CIPS class instructors, Mr. Maurice L. Hampton, Managing Broker and CEO of Chicago-based Centered International Realty Corp, noted that participants should expect nothing but good models’ delivery with industry-based experience to assist them build their real estate business.
"We are bringing in the Certified International Property Specialist Designation to Ghana which is a PhD of real estate courses in the real estate world. This course helps practitioners understand and learn how to increase their business globally not just in here on the continent of Africa or here in Ghana but they become regional experts, they become experts in the ups and flows and who is coming and going within the real estate market so they can better serve them," says Maurice
He explained that the audience will take away knowledge in currency value fluctuations around the world and how they impact the real estate market, as well as market trends from one area to the next that may present opportunities. The US, North America, Asia Pacific, Southern America, Europe, and Africa’s markets will all be the focus. He added that participants will be taken through transactional tools, thus, the tools needed to do business in the global world, and advised that it is not a class that any real estate player should miss.
"Most importantly, they will take away with a network of 4,400 professionals globally in 112 different countries around the world. They are going to take away how to build their own businesses and take it to the next level including how to connect the community to the rest of the world to benefit their community and expose the opportunities in those communities," he added
Mr. Hampton indicated many more people and experts will join via technology from the US, including but not limited to the President of the Illinois Realtors, leadership from the National Association of Realtors, the Chicago Association of Realtors, and practitioners from New York and California, among others.
Responding to why the focus on Africa and Ghana’s real estate market, Maurice posited that housing is critical in all human endeavors and that it is time that the tables are turned in Africa, adding that it is Africa’s time to elevate the real estate market.
Source: Mohammed Bomanso Issah(Real Estate Times Africa)