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Overcoming Challenges In The Property Market


KUALA LUMPUR, 14 March 2016: The 30th Malaysian Annual Real Estate Convention 2016 (MAREC’16) was held at the Connexion @ Nexus, Bangsar South on the 11th– 12th March. More than 300 participants signed up for this event offering abundant networking and learning opportunities.

MAREC’16 organizing chair lady Amanda Goh said, “This year, we picked the theme ‘Elevate to Differentiate’ because of the constant threat from illegal brokers and the recent risk of disintermediation, posed by digital platforms. Hence, there is an urgent need to elevate ourselves, skills and professionalism to rise above these threats through service differentiation.”

The event was launched by the president of Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia (BOVAEA) Datuk Sr Faizan bin Abdul Rahman, who said, “MIEA has been a great partner to work with in elevating the industry to the next level, to meet the needs of the real estate industry. The topics covered here in this two-day event will equip the attendees with new tools, strategies and mindset that will help drive your real estate business and consequently, the industry, to the next level of excellence.”

Among the topics discussed were ‘Global and Malaysian Economic Outlook 2016 by Nor Zahidi Alias, chief economist of Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad; Psychological and professional requirements to succeed in real estate by Colin Tan managing director of Colin Tan Group of Companies; ‘Seeking the Right Investment in Challenging Times’ by Siva Shanker, Axis REIT Managers Bhd head of investments; ‘How to close sales more swiftly today’ by Business coach Jeevan Sahadevan, positioning Malaysia in the international real estate market and many more.