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EBCBOR Global Business Council Host Luncheon Presentation at One Park

Tuesday, September 25, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jennifer Mejia
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(Cliffside Park, N.J.)- The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR) Global Business Council hosted a special lunch presentation focusing on the topic of ‘Going Global’ this past Friday. The event took place at the newly constructed One Park Condominiums in Cliffside Park, N.J.


The three panelists, Alireza Memar, of RE/MAX Select Properties, Larissa Ortiz, NAR 2018 CIPS Advisory Board Chair, and Benjamin Watson, Vice President of Marketing of DMG Investments LLC led an informative presentation and discussion on the current global trends and changes in the current market on a domestic and international level.


Mr. Memar and Ms. Ortiz focused on foreign buyers investing in the United States and the impact REALTORS® have in these transactions. Based on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real estate, in 2018, 23% of REALTOR® respondents reported working with international clients, 33% of REALTOR® respondents reported an increase in the percentage of international client transactions to their business from one year ago, and 62% reported that personal contacts, previous clients, and business contacts were the major sources of clients/referrals.


 “We, as an organization are so thrilled to be able to put together a unique event with a magnificent well versed panel of speakers to inform and educate our members on not only current global market trends, but also to be able to preview new constructions and developments happening right in our back yard that are being designed to cater to the diverse population in Bergen County. I am happy to have been able to partner with One Park, and truly value and appreciate the new dynamic their new construction will bring to the northern part of New Jersey” Said Penelope Gomes, 2018 EBCBOR Global Council Chair. 


The EBCBOR Global Business Council highlights the business opportunities found within Bergen County, NJ. The Council engages foreign buyers and sellers by connecting them with the brokers and agents who specialize with a multi-national clientele and provides them with international news, market data & global resources. They are a distinguished group of REALTORS® providing information, tools and opportunities to members doing business with international clients.


 “The brokerage community plays an important role in our outreach efforts and we’re very grateful to EBCBOR for choosing One Park as a sponsor of this informative panel discussion,” Mr. Watson said.    “Our building has already made its mark on the international stage and serves as a perfect example of the type of housing product that appeals to the global real estate market.  We were excited to share our thoughts and insight on this topic with Bergen County real estate professionals and discuss how One Park has attracted buyers worldwide.  We’d like to congratulate EBCBOR on a tremendous event and look forward to interacting with its members as our sales program moves forward.”



The EBCBOR Global Business Council is an award winning council that has been recognized by The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for their exceptional commitment to building members' awareness of the global and multicultural business opportunities in their local markets. Awarded three years in a row, EBCBOR received its highest honors as a Platinum Council in 2015.


EBCBOR, chartered in 1923, has served Realtors and consumers in Bergen County for more than 90 years. As a not-for-profit trade organization, it represents over 4,200 Realtor members in Bergen and Hudson Counties. EBCBOR is dedicated to enhancing the business opportunities of its membership by providing them with industry information, political advocacy and educational opportunities. For more information, visit


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