The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) has for decades helped its members conduct real estate business successfully through various programs offered by FIABCI University.
Established under World FIABCI, the university offers two international educational programs, the FIABCI Professional Designation (FIREC) and the FIABCI Diploma in International Real Estate. In addition, courses in real estate-related subjects have been opened to both property practitioners and non-practitioners.
FIREC is a unique destination, which is awarded to FIABCI members upon completion of the program. In addition to completing a minimum of forty FIABCI academic hours, FIREC candidates must submit a report detailing their business activities and have attended at least two FIABCI World or regional congresses.
The FIABCI Diploma program is run in cooperation with partner universities. Internationally standardized by FIABCI University in terms of course modules, program completion requirements vary from one partner university to another, depending on the chapter of each country.
In general, FIABCI University requires completing a minimum of ten standardized courses in order for students to earn Diploma FIABCI.
Courses included in the diploma programs are Fundamentals of International Real Estate Markets, Building an International Network, International Real Estate Negotiations, International Real Estate Marketing, International Financing and Currencies, International Real Estate Ethics, Technology, Intelligent Buildings, International Trade Zones, International Referrals and Commission Sharing, to name a few.
Ignesj Kemalawarta of FIABCI Indonesia said that the presence of FIABCI University had benefited its members through the sharing of knowledge, information and contacts at the level of national, regional and international.
“It’s a fantastic model within the world of property, indeed,” Ignesj remarked. “Not only is the curriculum tailored in accordance with students’ needs and interests, but more importantly, the knowledge gained from the courses is potential to promote business transaction.”
Ignesj furthermore expressed his optimism that the upcoming FIABIC 61st World Congress on the delightful island of Bali was paving the way for the establishment of FIABCI University in Indonesia.
“There are requirements to meet before becoming a chapter of FIABCI University. We are going to propose the initiative to the director program during the congress in Bali,” he said during an interview at Procon, a Jakarta-based consulting property firm.
Under the theme “Save The World: Green Shoots for Sustainable Real Estate,” and held from May 24 to 28 this year, FIABCI 61st World Congress will include FIABCI University in the agenda aside from discussing issues related to eco-property and global real estate industry.
Ignesj added that during the congress, FIABCI University would hold a Module Course titled “National and International Real Estate Skills, with International Buyers, Users and Investors.”
Combined with the delivery of local materials with the theme “Real estate Opportunity Indonesia, Potential, the Situation and Challenge,” this short course is designed as guidance for those developers willing to spread their wings into establishing overseas market or collaborating with foreign investors seeking out an opportunity investment in Indonesia.
Scheduled to take place on May 26, the course is comprised of two seasons delivered by top-notch property players including Ciptura, and open for not only real estate professionals but also non-practitioners interested in learning about the subject.
Ignesj is convinced that the FIABCI University short course at the Bali congress is a significant step toward the establishment of the Indonesia chapter of FIABCI University. “Indonesia has quite a few acclaimed higher institutions like Tarumanegara University in Jakarta and Petra Christian University in Surabaya. They are very potential to be partners for the FIABCI University.
“Basically, you don’t have to go to FIABCI University in Paris. You can take courses at any FIABCI University chapters like the ones in Singapore, Germany and the United States. Those countries have successfully partnered with local reputable universities. Likewise, with Indonesia becoming a FIABCI University chapter, we will facilitate a means of property education locally and internationally. Not only can Indonesian real estate professionals go to any FIABCI University abroad, but foreigner professionals are also welcomed to take courses here,” Ignesj explained.
This advertorial was published in Asian Property Investment, April 2010.
Photos by Aulia R. Sungkar and courtesy of FIABCI University