Int’l Forum Agenda

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

8:30 – 9:00AM   Registration – Register Now!

9:00 -9:15AM    Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 10:00AM  Understanding the Cultural Aspects of the Middle East

                              Harry Yazbek

10:00 – 10-45 AM Understanding the Cultural Aspects of the Middle East

                             Jalal Achir

Learn the languages used, history, culture and correct  etiquette  for the Middle East clients.   Trends, focus on the profile and volume of international clients who purchased U.S. residential property from the Middle East in our region. 

10:45 – 11:05AM Exploring Financial Considerations

                               Hussam Qutub, Guidance Residential, LLC

Hear the unique financing requirements of Muslim buyers.  As the leading US provider of Islamic home financing, learn how alternative financing structures differ from conventional structures and how these alternatives can pave a path towards property ownership for many middle eastern buyers. 

11:05 – 11:15AM BREAK

11:15 – 12:15PM Closings for Foreign Buyers/Sellers:  The Promise & Reality of New Technology

                              Keith Barrett, Esq., VESTA Settlements

Learn about new technology that can impact how foreign buyers/sellers logistically close on transactions.


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