Total existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—rose 3.1% from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.00 million in January.
HGAR’S Global Business Council Chair Participates in Global Business Summit
SCARSDALE—Emilce (Emi) Cacace, HGAR’s Global Business Council Chair, recently participated in the International Real Estate Federation’s (FIABCI) annual Global Business Summit in Ghent, Belgium. Cacace also serves as FIABCI’s Vice President of the World Council of Brokers.
The summit, held in early December, featured guest speakers from the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Nigeria, Taiwan, Italy and the United States. Topics included an overview of the Belgium real estate market, green buildings and innovative urban planning, as well as energy efficiency for buildings.
“This was a great experience and I can’t wait to share it with our HGAR’s Global Business Council,” said Cacace. “It was an outstanding educational event, and also touched on the challenges of the building sector such us CO2 emissions, the Paris Agreement, and green investments.
Cacace, who is fluent in English and Spanish, also holds special designations such as TRC, CIPS, e-Pro, ABR, SRS, CBR, CDEI. She is a Certified Real Estate Instructor by the Department of State of New York, and is also a member of ICREA, NAHREP and AREAA. In addition, she has served as a Director of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce, and supports many local community groups.
“I truly believe that ‘Global is Local and Local is Global’ as stated in HGAR’s Global Business Council message,” added Cacace, who owns Portico Realty Group in Scarsdale and New York City.
Founded in 1951 in Paris, FIABCI is a worldwide business networking organization for all professionals associated with the real estate industry. FIABCI has provided access and opportunities for real estate professionals interested in gaining knowledge, sharing information and conducting international business with each other.