Consul of Japan Speaks to Florida Realtors in Orlando

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Real Estate Agent with Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!

The Florida Realtors winter business meetings continued today. I started by attending the Professional Development Committee meeting and then the Legal Update with lots of great infomation about the latest rules and legislation on various subjects including copright, MLS of choice, and disclosure issues.  

The highlight of today for me was the Global Business Committee that I am a member of. International real estate is my passion and I will not miss an opportunity to learn more about doing business with people from other countries.

Today, the Honorable Ken Okaniwa, Consulate General of Japan, was addressing the Global Business Committee members with a presentation about investing in Japan. 

 

Honorable Ken Okaniwa Consulate General of Japan Photo by Silvia Dukes

 

Japan has a robust economy and a great infrastructure, they are also innovative and have a sophisticative market. For example, the Nobel price has been awarded to Japanese persons 25 times mostly for achievements in mathematics and the sciences. 

 

Why to invest in Japan

 

Many American companies have facilities in Japan but there are also many Japanese companies doing business in the USA including Florida. Only second to Germany, Japan is the second largest foreign investor in Florida with 7.73 Billion Dollars. With nearly 200 companies, Japanese companies have created many jobs in the state. 

 

Japan Investment in Florida Photo by Silvia Dukes

 

Global businss would not be complete without a cultural or traditional aspect. Every member of the Global Business Committee received a traditional Origami crane symbolizing health, happiness, and peace. I thought this was a beautiful gesture and a nice reminder of this informative presentation. 

 

Origami Crane Symbol of health, happiness and peace. Photo by Realtor Silvia Dukes

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Tropic Shores Realty, 3441 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606

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Comments (28)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience. I hope you have learned much to write about in your future blogs.

Jan 27, 2018 07:41 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

First of all, the origami crane gift is a lovely gesture. Your passion for International Real Estate and your awareness of the need to learn and keep up-to-date with the latest trends will ensure your status as the Realtor to hire in that niche. 

Jan 27, 2018 08:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This event sounds like a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and your horizon in International Real Estate, Silvia.

Jan 27, 2018 09:10 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Wow, this is so interesting. I guess I could say...it is amazing how the tables have turned. Japan truly sounds like a great place to invest.

Jan 27, 2018 09:24 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Those community that embrace international business will flourish. Those individuals and businesses need to look at the whole picture for future investment.

Jan 27, 2018 12:47 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Silvia,

Like Endre Barath, Jr. I remember when the Japanese were wild about Beverly Hills and were buying like crazy.  I loved the Japanese style of aethetics and their graciousness of the gift of the crane.  A

Jan 27, 2018 01:40 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Silvia that was very interesting information that I did not know about Japan.

Jan 27, 2018 04:10 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Joan Cox thank you, these meetings are always jam packed with all kind of good information.

Joe Pryor you definitely would have enjoyed this presentation, this is just a small glimpse into all the information that was presented. 

 

Jan 28, 2018 05:39 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Roy Kelley you never know when you can use things that you've learned at some time or another. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD thank you, I appreciate that. The Origami was nice and unexpected. It always amazes me how a piece of paper can transform into a little piece of art. 

Myrl Jeffcoat thank you, I sure learned information I didn't know before. 

Jan 28, 2018 05:41 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty very true, for the most part, we don't even think about investment in another country, this helps training the mind to think about other opportunities.

Debbie Reynolds very true, there are many components that have to be considered for any investment not only internationally.

 

 

Jan 28, 2018 05:44 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Ron and Alexandra Seigel thank you, I thought it was a thoughtful gesture and appreciated the meaning behind it. 

George Souto I wasn't aware of many of the things that were presented. It makes me want to visit the country one of these days. 

Jan 28, 2018 05:45 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Silvia,

 I am sure that was a great event to attend and full on learining too! Wow, they love Florida for sure! Japan is also a great place to visit!

Jan 28, 2018 01:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Silvia. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jan 29, 2018 04:50 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES - I am sure you got a lot of wonderful information on investment opportunity in Japan. I have always been fascinated by origami. 

Jan 29, 2018 04:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Silvia... I understand your interest in the international business community in your area... it's huge here in Charlotte, as well... and I try to stay as current as possible myself.

Jan 29, 2018 05:45 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It sounds like you had a couple of day of great meetings. I always attend our state's legal update when I go to the state convention. It's one of my favorite classes. The state association attorney always teaches it, and he's very entertaining. 

Jan 29, 2018 02:57 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES - I would have enjoyed listening to your speaker too! I'll be leaving for Winter Meetings soon and I am looking forward to more learning and listening to a great speaker too. 

Your passion for the Real Estate Industry, particularly to the Global Business Committee is so valuable and specific. The intricacies involved in marketing real estate to others from different countries is very impressive and so important. CIPS is a designation that few can achieve. I truly admire you and how far you have gone in Real Estate.

Jan 29, 2018 04:46 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert I too was surprised to see these numbers!

Roy Kelley thank you and you as well!

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Origami is certainly an art form!

 

Jan 31, 2018 04:52 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Nina Hollander I love working with international customers, I've been doing it right from the beginning, it's rewarding in so many ways. 

Debbie Laity yes, the legal update is done by our state association attorneys as well. Good information!

 

Jan 31, 2018 04:55 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Patricia Feager thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words. Although real estate in general is always interesting, global real estate is a specialty that adds a few components such as cultural differences, currency and tax considerations just to name a few. The CIPS designation was the first designation I achieved, it just was logical and very desirable for me to do. 

Jan 31, 2018 04:57 PM

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