Major Asia-Pacific Real Estate Conference Coming to Honolulu

Posted by Ruth Kruger on May 23, 2015









Major Asia-Pacific real estate conference coming to Honolulu this fall
May 20, 2015, 2:00am HST
Duane Shimogawa
Pacific Business News

The FIABCI-USA Chapter is hosting the Asia-Pacific Real Estate Congress in Honolulu at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, seen in this file photo, from Sept. 10-12.

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For the third time in the past three decades Hawaii will once again play host to the Asia-Pacific Real Estate Congress, with more than 300 attendees expected to attend this fall, one of the organizers confirmed to PBN.
The FIABCI-USA Chapter is hosting the conference being held in Honolulu at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort from Sept. 10-12. The theme of the conference is “ Success Across the Pacific — New Development Concepts.”

Bill Endsley, secretary general for FIABCI-USA, told PBN by phone from Chicago, that the conference was last held in Honolulu in 2008 and back in 1991.
“The goal is to really make people understand that Hawaii is about business,” he said. “Most people think Hawaii is about surfboards and luaus. There is real business going on. It’s not just a vacation spot.”
The conference, which will attract a broad range of industry professionals from all over the Asia-Pacific Region, including developers, contractors, architects, appraisers, property managers, business consultants, will discuss current real estate investment trends, obstacles and opportunities, Joan Sato, president of the organization committee, told PBN.
“Our developers or contractors get the chance to showcase projects they have done,” she said. “Should any of these [outside] developers want to partner with somebody here, this is an opportunity to showcase their projects and quality of workmanship.”
One of the conference’s main themes will tackle the concept of transient-oriented development, which is something that the City and County of Honolulu is currently looking into as part of its multi-billion dollar rail transit project.

“We thought that this would be a great experience for Hawaii to learn about TOD from other countries and cities,” Sato said. “We can take a look at what has or hasn’t worked without having to travel.”

FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, has chapters in more than 50 countries and represents every discipline in the industry including brokers, appraisers, consultants, managers and developers, according to its website.

To speak with the President of FIABCI-USA call Ruth Kruger today with all of real estate needs at 970.404.4000 or email at

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