City draws real estate pros from Canada, U.S.
June 15, 2017
About 50 senior real estate professionals from across the United States and Canada spent the week in Winnipeg. But they weren’t scouting potential properties, they were hunkered down in the classroom.
They were here to take the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) course, which typically is conducted every two years in Chicago. It was the first time it was held outside the U.S.
The Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA), with the support of the provincial department of Growth Enterprise and Trade, spent about a year putting the program together. David Salvatore, CEO of the MREA, said the idea was to support economic development and trade efforts in the province.
"We felt that through the state and provincial real estate associations, we can help show why business should choose Manitoba when they invest," he said. "That is the essence of what we are doing.