The NAR Global Achievement Program has only existed for these past 7 years, and 2016 was the first year they instituted a Diamond Status to recognize the elite of the elite in the Realtor Global community. This year, after receiving the Platinum Award for 5 consecutive years, the GBAPBTC was named a Diamond Council, the only council to receive this distinction in 2017, and one of only two councils nationwide to be elevated to this prestigious status.
Seventeen Realtors from the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale Global Business Alliance (GBA) and the Orlando Regional Association (Ambassador Association to Panama) participated in an amazing Trade Mission to Panama from October 8-12. The Trade Mission was lead by Asociación Panameña de Corredores y Promotores de Bienes Raíces (ACOBIR) (the NAR equivalent in Panama) CEO Xenia Kwai Ben, GBA Chairman Brian Woods, and Staff Liaison Jessica Wittenbrink. Due to the expansion of the Panama Canal, known as The Great Connection, the country is experiencing exponential growth in industry, commercial, and residential real estate.