Mission: To connect and interact real estate professionals to an active global network and worldwide members, which prepares them to better serve international real estate needs.

Established in 2007, the WSGVAR Global Business Council has appointed by National Association of REALTORS® as the Ambassador Association to Taiwan since 2009. The Council has organized a number of trade missions to/from Taiwan and many other countries as well as has hosted the delegations from Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia, at every NAR’s Annual Conference & Expo.

Global Business Council Membership

The Global Business Council membership, includes residential and commercial real estate professionals and the affiliates, is free of charge. These professionals play a major role in the success of the Council. To find out more information about our Global Business Council, click here. To join as a GBC member, please click here or contact Christine Chen at or 626-288-6212. For the GBC Brochures in different languages, click one of the icons below.



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  • Ling Chow, Chair
  • Mel Wong, Vice Chair
  • Tom Berge, Jr.
  • Yin Bihr
  • Luis Fragoso
  • Marcus Jacques
  • Pauline Lam
  • Jean Li
  • Johans Lin
  • Alex Ly
  • Kathy Meng
  • Michelle Shimohara
  • Mindy Yeh
  • Shun Zhang
  • Quianni (Nina) Zhao

On February 8, 2018, GBC Chair Ling Chow, presented and explained "What is Global?" as well as "What does Global do?".  If you miss her presentation, please Click here.

Memoranda of Understanding

We have partnered with 10 of the NAR's Bilateral Partners and signed the Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) as follows:

  1. Chinese Association of Real Estate Brokers - Taiwan
  2. Taipei Association of Real Estate Brokers - Taiwan
  3. New Taipei City Real Estate Agent Association - Taiwan
  4. Taichung City Association of Real Estate Brokers - Taiwan
  5. Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) - Malaysia
  6. Asosiasi Real Estate Broker Indonesia - Indonesia
  7. Alianasi of Real Estate Agen Indonesia - Indonesia
  8. Japan-American Real Estate Coalition Office - Japan
  9. La Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios (AMPI) - Mexico
  10. Chamber of Real Estate & Builders' Associations, Inc. (CREBA) - Philippines

The award winning Global Business Council is one of the most successful local councils in the United States with ten (10) partnerships globally! Click here for the MOU Signing Photos. 

 The WSGVAR Global Business Council has been recognized by NAR as a Platinum Council in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and the Ambassador Association of the Year in 2013.

2017 Global Platinum Council
2016 Global Platinum Council
2015 Global Platinum Council
2014 Global Platinum Council
2013 Ambassador Association of the Year
2013 Global Gold Council
2012 Global Platinum Council
2011 Global Platinum Council

The "We Are Global" video describes what WSGVAR Global Business Council does and the Global Achievement Awards that we had received from NAR.

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