NVAR Global

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NVAR Global represents NVAR’s strategically focused international activities in Northern Virginia and across the globe. Its goal is to increase our members’ awareness of global business opportunities – both inbound and outbound – and to attract international investment to our incredibly diverse and culturally rich region.

For the Washington, D.C. region, international migration was the largest source of population growth in both 2016 and 2017 and has been a consistent source of growth in the past seven years. In 2017, the region gained 44,760 residents as a result of international migration 1 . Serving such an evolving cultural landscape requires that NVAR adapts to capitalize on the opportunities that our Realtors® find in the marketplace. 

NVAR Global consists of many initiatives, such as NVAR’s Cultural Forums; trade missions to foreign countries; Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) training; member involvement as NAR President’s Liaisons; representation at MIPIM; and partnerships with local associations to create Capitalize DC.

NVAR Around the Globe

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NVAR partnered with GCAAR and DCAR to bring you Capitalize DC, a showcase of innovative commercial development projects across the Washington D.C. metro region. Capitalize DC hosted a booth at MIPIM 2018 from March 13 - 16 in Cannes, France to showcase projects and draw commercial developers to the region.

MIPIM is the world's largest international real estate conference, which draws over 24,000 attendees each year.

Learn More About Capitalize DC and MIPIM

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NVAR Chairman of the Board, Lorraine Arora, at the Capitalize DC booth at MIPIM!
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Join a Cultural Forum!

Volunteer or attend any of NVAR's cultural forums and be a part of NVAR Global! All are welcome. Click any of the logos to go to our Forums page.
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View some of NVAR's latest International Achievements:


In October 2017, NVAR had the honor of hosting a 17-member delegation from the Vietnam National Real Estate Association. It was organized by Lieu Nguyen, NAR's Presidents Liaison to Vietnam, with the support of NVAR’s Vietnamese Forum Chair Ava Nguyen and NVAR Past President Vinh Nguyen. NVAR entered into an Honorary Reciprocal Agreement as a symbol of our mutual dedication to expanding international real estate investment opportunities for our respective members.
cambodian visit

NVAR hosted a Cambodian Delegation for three days in November 2016. During that visit, NVAR leaders signed an Honorary Reciprocal Agreement with the leaders of the Cambodian delegation.
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In recognition of NVAR's continuing global efforts, NVAR also earned NAR's Outstanding Ambassador Association award.

Showcase 2018

NVAR hosted its 5th Annual Realtor® Showcase of Ideas and Innovative Concepts On May 17, 2018 with over 80 attendees, of which 16 were from allied associations in 7 countries around the globe.


Eighty one Realtors® from Northern Virginia and across the United States earned the Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS) during a week-long training class at its Fairfax Headquarters.  The designation, sanctioned by the National Association of Realtors®, seeks to provide Realtors® with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize their business and better serve international clients.
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Chairman Virgil Frizzell served as a panelist in Lima, Peru at the COIPRO 2016 conference alongside Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2017 President-Elect of the National Association of Realtors®.
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NAR offers ambassador opportunities to more than 40 countries where there is reciprocal cooperation with a local real estate agent association. NAR selected four NVAR members to represent the United States Realtors® with another country or region.

Our NAR Presidential Liaisons are:
2017 NVAR Global platinum award ceremony

NVAR was one of only 15 associations to earn the Platinum Council Award in NAR's Global Achievement Program in 2017.


Fairfax County developed this interactive infographic, which represents demographic characteristics for Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. For more of Fairfax County's demographic resources, click here.