Triangle International Council

The Triangle International Council (TIC) highlights the global business opportunities available to the real estate industry in the Raleigh Region/Triangle area. TIC provides a proven framework of community activities, professional development courses, national speakers and networking events that helps enable our members to expand their business beyond just domestic buyers and sellers.

Founded in 2001 by a group of Triangle Area REALTORS® who shared a common interest for our global community, TIC's mission is to provide programs and networking opportunities that will enhance its members' ability to successfully compete in our global marketplace.

We invite you to look through our local and national global resources, stay up to date on the latest global news, and get in touch with our Council Leadership through this page! 


2019 Council Leadership

Chair: Lisa Thomas
Co-Chair/Treasurer: Matt Vance
Membership Chair: Paulina Bohrquez
Secretary: Yasmin Tawous
Social Media Chair: Mauranda Dalziel
Council Liaison: Casey Angel

2019 Meeting Dates

• January 9th - Event Photos
Guest Speaker: Michael Cobb, ECI Development

• March 6th - Register Now
Guest Speaker: Rick Van Sant, Executive Director of The Center for International Understanding, University of North Carolina

• June 12th - Register Now
Guest Speakers: John G. Hayes, Phd., Global Awareness & Opportunity for North Carolina & Tony Harrington, Past Chair, NC Global Network

• August 14th - Register Now

• September 11th (International Day) - Register Now
Guest Speakers: Lisa Calarco, Manager of Global Outreach & Programs, National Association of REALTORS® & Casey Angel, Director of Communications, Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®

• November 13th - Register Now
Guest Speaker: Christopher Chung, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

TIC Strategic Partners

RRAR Global Resources & Economic Studies

2018 Profile of International Residential Transactions

2017 Profile of International Residential Transactions

Global Real Estate's Impact on the Triangle Region

Q&A with ECI Development CEO Michael Cobb

Global Snapshot of Wake County

NAR Global Resources

Overview of NAR Global Resources

Global Meetings & Events

Global Alliances & International Agreements

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation

At Home With Diversity (AHWD) Designation

Global Research Reports

Connect with Global Organizations

National Association of REALTORS® - India

Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)

National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)

Chinese American Real Estate Association (CAREA)

A Fellowship for International Real Estate (AFIRE)

International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI-USA)

Past Council Events

2018 International Kick-Off Panel

Lunch & Learn with NAR's Carol Kairis

Lunch & Learn with Immigration Attorney Expert

Lunch & Learn: EB-5 Visas & More

2017 International Day

RRAR Set To Host CIPS Designation Course in August 2019

For the first time, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® will host the 5-day Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Course! Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business. For more information, or to register now, click here.

TIC Welcomes ECI Development CEO Michael Cobb to Start 2019

2019 started off with a BANG as the Triangle International Council welcomed International Developer Michael Cobb of ECI Development! His presentation to our membership touched on insider tips and tricks for outbound investment in other countries, his personal insight to emerging markets, and so much more! Members were even able to enter into a drawing where one lucky TIC Member won a 4 Night/Free Stay in Belize! Check out some of the Q&A portion on Facebook Live Here.

Triangle International Council Wins PLATINUM Award!

Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® and Triangle International Council has won the highest honor from the National Association of REALTORS® Global Achievement Program, the Platinum Award for 2018. This award is bestowed to Councils & Associations that demonstrate the highest level of programming, education, networking opportunities, and international investment for its members. Read full press release and details here!

RRAR Helps Sponsor 33rd Annual Raleigh International Festival

The Raleigh International Festival is a celebration of global culture, cuisine, arts, entertainment, and cross-cultural communication. The 33rd Annual Festival was held at the Raleigh Convention Center over three days, with attendees experiencing and learning about numerous cultures throughout the world. The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® and Triangle International Council are not only proud to help sponsor this festival, but to also help educate the Triangle region about global business and real estate investments. Check out our Facebook Live from our booth during the event!

2018 International Day with TIC

Triangle International Council put on a quick, hard-hitting roundtable style International Day for its member and the community of the Triangle! Our panel of experts included: Hannah Chan, Town of Morrisville Councilman Steve Rao, Jennifer Parser, Casey Angel, and Mike Landes. Check out the full highlights here.

RRAR Releases 2018 Profile of International Buyers

For the past two years, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has conducted an annual survey of RRAR Members to help compile and publish its Profile of International Residential Transactions in cooperation with the National Association of REALTORS®. For a full release and downloadable copy of the study, click here.

REALTORS® See Strong International Activity, Organize Conference

Members of the National Association of REALTORS®, will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam to join experts in the real estate industry from all over the world to learn, share, connect and transact during the 2018 International Real Estate Conference. Now in its fourth year, IREC will take place at the National Convention Center in Hanoi from September 6-7, with an expo extending from September 8-10. For full release, click here.

International Importance on Display in Washington D.C.

During the Legislative, Mid-Year Meetings for the National Association of REALTORS®, international importance was on display more than ever - Check out this wonderful blog post by NAR Global staff member Cynthia Fauth for a first-hand view of all the happenings!

RRAR Named Ambassador Association to NAR-India

The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has been appointed to NAR India as as Ambassador Association by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). This strategic appointment gives association members and citizens of the Raleigh region a unique opportunity to meet and conduct business with counterparts in India.

International Activity in U.S. Slows According to REALTOR® Survey

Rising home prices and low inventory led to a decline in foreign home purchases in the United States. Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey from the National Association of Realtors®.

Triangle International Council Wins GOLD Award

Every year, the National Association of REALTORS® awards Global Councils for their contributions to the international real estate industry and its impact on those members it serves. With another GOLD AWARD under its belt, TIC ranks among the top twenty percent of all councils nationwide. Since the inception of the award, TIC has been recognized each and every year (wow!!!). Click for a full list of national award winning councils.

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