ARENA Council

Mr Hartono Sarwono President Asosiasi Real Estate Broker Indonesia Read More
Mr Hartono Sarwono President

Asosiasi Real Estate Broker Indonesia

(021) 293 68 929

INDONESIA Asosiasi Real Estate Broker Indonesia
In line with the development and economic growth in Indonesia, along came the growth and development of real estate activities. At that time there was no association that could accommodate the real estate brokers and practitioners in Indonesia, whilst other countries have formed similar associations.

This situation encouraged Drs Ferry Sonnerville who was then serving as Chairman of REI and FIABCI to invite some businessmen who were members of REI to jointly initiate the establishment of an association of real estate brokers. The first meeting was held in 1989 and this continued with regular meetings every week at Jalan Sungai Pawan South, Jakarta. Suggestions and feedback on the formation of this association was obtained from various circles and practitioners who all agreed to form an association with the name of Real Estate Brokers Association of Indonesia (AREBI).

AREBI was established unanimously by the founders, namely, Drs Ferry Sonnerville, Mohammad S Hidayat, Drs Enggartiasto Lukita, Budiarsa Sastrawinata, Ir. Sulistiyo Sidarto Mulyo, Velly Theisa, Frans Mardi, Tommy Sunyoto, Inca W Sianipar and Cynthia G Sonnerville by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on October 7, 1992. The inauguration of the establishment AREBI was held at Sahid Jaya Hotel on November 17, 1992 by the Minister for Public Housing Ir Siswono Yudohusodo as well as the Protem Committee for AREBI consisting of Cyinthia G Sonnerville as Chairman assisted by Frans Mardi and Tirta Setiawan and supported by some board members of REI, Agusman Effendi as Secretary General and Bagir Mulachella as Treasurer.

Presidents of AREBI 1994 – 1997 Cynthia G. Sonneville
1997 – 2000 Cynthia G. Sonneville
2001 – 2005 Tirta Setiawan
2006 – 2009 Tirta Setiawan
2009 – 2012 Darmadi Darmawangsa
2012 – 2015 Darmadi Darmawangsa
2015 – 2018 Hartono Sarwono

Dr Kim Heang President Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association Read More
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Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association

+855 12 962 000

CAMBODIA Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association (CVEA)
The "Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association" was initially established on 8th August 2008 under the original name of "National Valuers Association of Cambodia (NVAC)" by the initiative of H.E. Dr. KeatChhon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy and Finance. The organization obtained its registration with the Ministry of Interior on 27th November 2008. In order to extend its membership, on 7th April 2011, the Association changed its name to the "Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association (CVEA)". On the 27th April 2009, the Association was adopted for the 8th full member of ASEAN Valuers Association-AVA in the international conference in HOI AN city, Viet Name. Since its establishment, CVEA has organized a numbers of high profile workshops, symposiums, and conferences at the national and international level. CVEA kicked start a workshop on license management and control for real estate agents and a conference on the first public bond, respectively in September and October 2008. From 20-22 July 2011, CVEA and the MEF co-organized the 17th pre-conference of ASIAN Valuers Association in Siem Reap under the theme of "Together for better future development" and a workshop on "Regional Real Estate Investment Outlook". Since September 2012, CVEA has organized a series of activities to promote professionalism in the sector, including training sessions for real estate Valuers and Agents.


Mr Herman Yeo President Institute of Estate Agents Singapore (IEA) Read More
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Institute of Estate Agents Singapore (IEA)

+65 9008 7522/p>

Secretariat Contacts

Ms Tracey Wong

+65 9688 4772

SINGAPORE The Institute of Estate Agents, Singapore (IEA)
IEA is the national real estate organization which was formed in 1998 through the merger of 3 real estate bodies, namely the Association of Singapore Realtors (ASR), the Association of Singapore Real Estate Agents (ASREA) and the Society of Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers Accredited Estate Agents (SOCREA).

The mission of IEA is to represent the real estate profession. It's aim is to be the voice of the real estate agents, and also, to be their professional platform. Its objective is to promote and advance the interest of its members as well as to protect the interest of the public in the engagement of members for real estate services.

Since its formation, IEA has conducted real estate certification programmes for its members; such as Certified Estate Agents (CEA) Course, the National Skills Recognition System (NSRS) Training & Evaluation, Common Examination for House Agents (CEHA), Pre-CEHA Courses, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses. These training courses have enabled its members to be kept abreast of estate agency practices, code of conduct and ethics as well as current property rules, regulations and government policies.


Mr Eric Lim President Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) Read More
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Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA)

+6‎0 12 3362 233

Secretariat Contacts

Ms Ho Wai Ling

+60 19 3188 219

Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) is the recognized body representing all Registered Estate Agents in the country. MIEA has certainly come a long way since the pioneering days in 1970s. A small dedicated group of estate agents that included Paul Lee, Tony YT Lee, T Mahima Singh, Joseph Peh, Colonel Gill, Thinahara Kumar and Ernest Y Y Cheong met regularly to eventually form the Malaysian Association of Real Estate Agents (MAREA), the predecessor of MIEA, in 1974. Mr Paul Lee became its Protem President and when it was officially registered on April 14, 1977, P.P. Ernest Cheong became the inaugural president of MIEA.

In 1977, MAREA was registered after their first constitution was approved by the Registrar of Societies. The then Minister of Housing and Local Government, Y B Tan Sri Ong Kee Hui, gave us his blessings and support for the formation of the Association of Estate Agents, solely to be a body responsible for the actions of Real Estate Agents in Malaysia. With the coming into force of the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Amendment Act on the 6th of December 1984, and the active property market and development trends, the Association decided to change the image from that of a trade association to a professional institute. The name "Malaysian Association of Real Estate Agents" (MAREA) was then changed to "Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents" (MIEA) on May 3, 1989. The institutes official new name was to bring it more in line as a professional body, interested in maintaining the standards of the profession so that it would no longer be treated any less than other professions. The Association started with only 37 Founder Members. One year later, the membership stood at 63 members. In 1984, the council went on a membership drive to recruit members from Perak, Kuantan, Johore, Seremban and throughout Selangor and the Federal Territory and membership rose to 163 by the end of 1984. The largest recruitment of members happened in 1994 which saw MIEA increase its membership from 369 members to 632 members under the leadership of PuanKhatijah Abdullah. With the increasing number of members, MIEA followed by opening branches in Penang, Perak, Johore, Sabah, and Sarawak.

Along with expansion within Malaysia, MIEA realised that to prosper in today's globalized world, they needed to form alliances with international real estate associations. Bilateral Co-operation agreement between MIEA and the National Association of Realtors (N.A.R) of the United States of America was signed. Also, an inaugural meeting was held with the President of real estate associations of Philippines, Singapore and Thailand to explore the concept of forging an alliance among real estate associations within the ASEAN region. In 1995 a bilateral agreement was signed with the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA), and Association of Singapore Realtors. MIEA has grown from strength to strength and is ready to meet the new challenges ahead. The official opening of the new MIEA premise is indeed a poignant & dignifying moment in the history of the institute and an achievement of its membership. We can now proudly attest that we are indeed equals among the other professional associations.


Mr Khin Maung Than Chairman Myanmar Real Estate Services Association (MRESA) Read More
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Myanmar Real Estate Services Association (MRESA)

+95 9 775 166657

Atty. Rey Cartojano President Philippines Association of Real Estate Boards, Inc. (PAREB) Read More
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Philippines Association of Real Estate Boards, Inc. (PAREB)

+63 915 444 8555

PHILLIPINES Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards Inc. (PAREB)
What is PAREB
The Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards Inc. (PAREB) is the first and largest national real estate service organization in the Philippines composed of 68 local member boards with a total membership of 5,000 real estate practitioners.

Who we are
PAREB is a non-profit organization of professional real estate practitioners composed of consultants, appraisers, assessors, brokers, and sales persons all over the 18 regions in the entire Philippines that practice residential, commercial brokerage and project selling.

PAREB promotes the highest ethical conduct and standards of practice among its members. It conducts regular conventions, conferences and fora that equip and further enhance the skills and knowledge of its members to advance and protect the interests of the property owners and buyers. PAREB likewise is the leading partner of government regulators and policymakers to provide an environment and sets of laws that protect the integrity of real estate transactions.

Some of the most valuable benefits for PAREB membership is personalized contacts through fellowship and professional liaison through its Multiples Listing Service (MLS) activities.

PAREB has the most comprehensive internet-based MLS system accessed through PAREB.COM.PH and PAREBMLS.COM to get better and faster national and global marketing coverage which increase the opportunities for closed deals and higher commission earnings.


Dr. Sopon Pornchokchai President Thai Appraisal Foundation Read More
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Thai Appraisal Foundation

+66 89 922 9899

Secretariat Contacts

Ms Monthida

+66 85 065 9657

THAILAND Thai Appraisal Foundation
Thai Appraisal Foundation is a non-profit organization operating under Thai Law administered by the Ministry of interior and Education (Regd. No. BMA 1075). Its function and status is not for the profit of interest groups of professionals nor for trade purposes but for the profit of property professions as a whole, consumers and the general public.

The Foundation is dedicated to fostering higher standards of professional practice in the fields of property valuation, urban land studies and related areas; at the same time it aims to provide a forum for free and uncensored discussion of any important issue affecting appraisers in Thailand.

The Foundation has an ongoing commitment to research in the property field and it actively disseminates information and important news, including relevant international valuation issues, for the benefit of the property profession in particular and the Thai public in general. Its independence guarantees unbiased information undistorted by any commercial motives.

Critical Functions of the Foundation
Research: The Foundation is engaged in ongoing research targeting many aspects of appraisal and property investment and development.

Education: Short courses are conducted on a regular basis bringing the latest views on the real estate market and professional practice from international experts from Thailand, Australia, the US and many other countries.

Connections: Through its meetings and its Internet site the Foundation opens doors to many important property related institutions across the world. This also allows the Foundation itself to be always aware of the latest developments in this field.

Information: The Foundation maintains an extensive natural database comprising a wealth of property data. This forms a base for assisting the public through free annual seniors exhibitions and counselling services for home buyers. The Foundation has helped thousands to make better decisions in the important business of buying a house.


Mr Nguyen Tran Nam President Vietnam National Real Estate Association - VNREA Read More
Mr Nguyen Tran Nam President

Vietnam National Real Estate Association - VNREA

+84 4 62932028

Secretariat Contacts

Ms. Nguyen Thi Huyen


Mr. Nguyen Tran Nam President of Vietnam National Real Estate Association ( VNREA)
Former Deputy Minister of Construction.
With his qualification, experience and in –depth knowledge, Mr. Nguyen Tran Nam is an expert in the fields of construction and real estate. Besides, he is a sucessful enterprise leader, a pretigous leader in Vietnam Minstry of Construction and the community of Vietnamese real estate enterpries. He has devoted lots of important contributions to the development of real estate in Vietnam. He has good relationship with the community of Vietnamese enterprises, Vietnam's Government and international organizations all over the world in the fields of construction and real estate. He has continued to be elected as President of VNREA in the Term IV ( 2016 – 2021) by the community of Vietnamese property businesses on October 2016.

Introduction of VNREA.
Vietnam National Real Estate Association (VNREA) is a professional- social organization of all associations and citizens of Vietnam in the field of real estate such as development, investment, contribution, counseling, scientific- technical researches, management, training and education. VNREA is a non-fund organization aimed to cooperate and support the development of real estate, impove the efficiency of activities, protect the rights and the interests of VNREA's members and contribute to develop and build the sustainability of Vietnam's real estate market, industrialization and modernization of Vietnam in order to integrate with countries in the world under the laws of Vietnam.

With its principles and functions, VNREA gathers the large number of individuals, corporations, enterprises and leading groups that operating in the fields of construction and real estate. Besides, VNREA also has good ties with lots of international organizations in the world.

VNREA plays an important role in the community of Vietnamese real estate enterprises and receives a strong support of Government of Vietnam.


Mr Soma Sundram Secretary General