Global commercial real estate, types of sales, property type, currency fluctuations, tax implications, expectations of returns,differences in legislation, opportunities, cultural differences, CIPS & CCIM.

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Ms. Carmela Ma, is regarded as one of the most influential women in real estate by Real Estate Southern California. She was awarded the 2009 “Women at the Top” award by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and was named a World Top Broker by the Real Estate Global Summit 2008. She has also gained acclaim as an awardwinning speaker.Her company specializes in real estate investment, advisement and global transactions. She has conducted business in more than 30 countries including projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Education and Instructional Background Educated at the University of Southern California and the University of Hong Kong, Carmela regularly speaks at conferences and real estate events around the world. She is a senior instructor of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute which confers the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. She has also held several faculty and committee positions with the National Association of Realtors®. She was awarded the “CCIM Instructor of the Year” 2003, a once in a lifetime award by the CCIM Institute. In addition, The CCIM “People’s Choice Award” 2003, 2006, and 2014; “Senior Instructor of the Year” for Financial Analysis in Commercial Real Estate CI-101 2001; the CI 104 CCIM Investment Decision Analysis Senior Instructor of the Year award in 2011, and the “Certified International Properties Specialist International Instructor of the Year” 1998, another once in a lifetime award, conferred by NAR®. She was awarded Realtor of the Year 2014 in Hospitality by the Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles. A scholarship endowment was awarded in her name from the CCIM Education. Foundation in perpetuity. She has counseled clients on acquisition, disposition, strategic planning, broker selection, risk reduction, portfolio analysis and value enhancement. In addition, she has marketed properties ranging from high-rise office buildings, multi-family, land, industrial, shopping centers, hotels, R & D properties, 1031 Tax deferred exchanges, Charity real estate gifting. Ms. Ma is a licensed real estate broker and consultant. Her clients include major Financial Institutions and Trusts.