Accelerating Forward and Staying True to our
Estate Syndicate of Lebanon is now in its
Eighth year. My predecessor successfully laid out the foundations and
established the structures on which we can now build.
I look forward to
taking on the responsibilities of the presidency to develop the syndicate’s objectives.
This shall include lobbying for new legislation, promoting education and fostering
further involvement of our members. I intend to take a proactive approach that
will not only raise the professional profile of the syndicate, but also make
our organization the modus operandi for
all matters pertaining to real-estate brokerage in the country. By fulfilling
these obligations, our syndicate will thrive as we continue to adhere to our
ethical principles of integrity and transparency.
was established in order to address issues of quality assurance in the
real-estate industry. One particularly important aspect is the need for
legislation that can protect the rights of the customer and of the brokers. By making it compulsory by law for real-estate
brokers to join the syndicate, real-estate brokers must observe our codes of
ethics in order to have the right to work in the profession. We aim to greatly
reduce fraudulent activities within the industry. The process for lobbying for this
new legislation began at the end of 2016 and we are adamant the campaign will become
a reality in the near future. By augmenting the value of our profession at a
local level, we will be able to pursue further our exposure to international
federations and organizations.
Education is at the core of our
syndicate’s aim to set standards of excellence in Lebanon’s real estate. Over
the last years, we have worked in collaboration with the Department of
Continuing Education at the American University of Beirut to set up the course,
Estate Brokerage Course” and we are considering the
possibility of offering an upgraded level course at AUB. Our education mission at REAL extends
beyond AUB and our program, “Real on the Road,” will not only be working
closely with municipalities across Lebanon to promote the syndicate but to also
provide courses about real estate brokerage.
syndicate only exists due to involvement from our members. It is because of
their active contribution that we have come this far, accomplishing our earlier
objectives and setting new ones. Over our term, we will be
working even harder to encourage further participation through committees that
oversee the implementation of our different goals. The syndicate continues to
welcome critical input from both members and nonmembers.
As the second
president, I welcome the challenges ahead as we take the syndicate to the next
level, promote the values of REAL and situate the organization even more firmly
within the Lebanon of the future.
President of the Real Estate Syndicate of Lebanon