Introduction to Growing a Global Real Estate Business
Hosted by the Global Leadership Advisory Group
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Tara Furges Houston

Broker Associate,

eXp Realty​

Wednesday, September 23

10:00 a.m.

Most Realtors® in the Northern Virginia region have been a party to a global real estate transaction whether they realize it or not. The global real estate market is a great niche market for those interested in international and global business. This workshop explores the benefits of networking for global expansion of your real estate business. Learn how to cultivate client relationships to grow your global real estate business and how to become the global real estate expert in your local market.

How Does Title Work?
Hosted by the Vietnamese Forum

Wednesday, September 23

3:00 p.m.

Ever wonder how title works? What is the process, how does it get reviewed, what are the timelines and how does it impact your closings? This class will help you better understand these questions by pulling back the veil on this behind the scenes but crucial step in the contract to close process. 

Keith Barrett, Esq.

Get the 411 on the Transition from Residential to Commercial Real Estate
Hosted by the Korean Forum

Ed Cave

Thursday, September 24

10:00 a.m.

This session will discuss the transition from residential or supporting industries to commercial real estate. We’ll explore differences in business development, training, agreements, timing and negotiations.

Ed Cave, a native Washingtonian, joined McEnearney Commercial with over thirty years of experience serving the Metro DC Business Community. He is experienced in all areas of commercial real estate, licensed in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and is active in all jurisdictions. Ed represents owners, buyers, tenants, investors and holds the coveted CCIM Certified Commercial Investment Member designation. 

Regional Economic Development - Global Impact
Hosted by the Public Policy Committee
Hosted by the International Business Forum

Thursday, September 24

10:00 a.m.

National and international interests are focused on Northern Virginia like never before since the region landed two of the largest economic development deals in decades - the 1100 jobs and $3 billion Micron plant and the 25,000 jobs and $2.5 billion Amazon HQ2. The push for these mega deals served as the impetus for the formation of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, a group of 10 Northern Virginia jurisdictions formed to market the region as a whole and to attract investment to the area. Join NVAR for a discussion about how our economic development leaders plan to position the region for the future. 



David Howell


Buddy Rizer

Executive Director for Economic Development

Loudoun County



Victor Hoskins


Fairfax County Economic Development


Stephanie Landrum

President & CEO

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership


International Student Housing: What You Need to Know and How it Impacts Your Business
Hosted by the International Business Forum

Thursday, September 24

11:00 a.m.

Connect with this panel of experts as they explain the current trends in International student housing and its impact on the global real estate market. Also learn how to maneuver through this ever-expanding market specialty while growing your real estate Business.


Kevin Nunley

The Washington Center



Brian Woods

Team Realty & Investment Solutions



Lisa Calarco


Manager of Global Programs & Outreach


Welcome to the World, Cooking Demo with the Dining Traveler
Hosted by the Convention Advisory Group

Thursday, September 24

4:00 p.m.

Join Jessica van Dop DeJesus for a light-hearted, interactive Cooking Demo where she’ll share cultural, global, and international recipes with flair while making it easy enough for everyone watching to follow along.  

Jessica Van Dop DeJesus


Moving During a Global Pandemic
Hosted by Interstate

Sherry Skinner

Tuesday, September 29

11:00 a.m.

There are many new precautions that can be taken while relocating during a global pandemic. Join Sherry Skinner of Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics as she best practices when moving during a global pandemic. Face masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing are the obvious things to keep in mind. Sherry will cover the not so obvious items, like new rules in the COVID world and extra measures that can be to ensure the safety of you, your clients, and all parties involved.

Sherry Skinner is the Client Services Manager at Interstate Moving and Storage, Inc.  Having been a Realtor in her previous career, she really enjoys being a Move Concierge for Realtors and their clients in the DC Metro.  Sherry received the 2019 NVAR Affiliate of the Year Award and has served on NVAR Cares committee since 2019.  She feels fortunate to have so many opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community in Northern Virginia. 

Virginia Housing Training with Underwriter Q&A
Hosted by Virginia Housing

Tuesday, September 29

2:00 p.m.

Did you know that there are affordable housing opportunities available for Virginians who otherwise might not be able to afford quality housing? There are also low- to moderate-income housing options available in most Northern Virginia counties. Did you know there are financial resources, tax incentives, free homebuying seminars, and housing counseling mentors available to first-time homebuyers? Did you know that there are programs to help individuals with disabilities, and ways for the elderly to make their homes more livable? Learn about all of these opportunities and more in, "Grant Programs That You May Not Be Aware Of" hosted by Virginia Housing, a self-supporting, not-for-profit organization created by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Regina Pinkney

The Real Estate Agent's Wealth Model
Hosted by the Hispanic Forum

Wednesday, September 30

10:00 a.m.

As Realtors, we are in a unique position to build wealth, but with all the information out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Learn a step-by-step wealth building system that any agent can use to become financially free.

Rob Chevez

Grant Options for First-Time Home Buyers: What Your Clients Need to Know
Presented by Virginia Housing

Thursday, October 1

1:00 p.m.

Join Regina Pinkney from Virginia Housing as she dives deeper into different grant options for home buyers. The results may surprise you!

Building Globally: An Insider's Look at Homes Across the Globe

Jen Winter


Thursday, October 1

2:00 p.m.

What would your life look like today if you didn’t have access to basic infrastructure like clean water, sanitation and a safe home? Join Jen Winter, Paradigm Foundation's Executive Director, in a discussion about the challenges those living in extreme poverty across the globe face daily. Learn how Paradigm Foundation is building hope and addressing some of these needs through their efforts to provide sustainable multi-room homes to impoverished families.

Jen Winter is the Founder and Executive Director of the Paradigm Foundation, a faith-based nonprofit that serves the ultra-poor globally, with sustainable new homes. A proud graduate of Penn State University, she has served in impoverished communities in the U.S., Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti, South Africa and Kenya to work alongside local organizations and churches to equip and empower those in need to improve their futures.  Jen also serves as the CMO for Paradigm Building Group, a custom home builder in Northern Virginia that she launched with her husband, Tim, in 2007. When not traveling for fun or with the Foundation, she enjoys spending time with Tim and their Golden Retriever, Millie, in the low country of Charleston, SC.

Embracing Diversity and Enhancing Professionalism
in Real Estate

Danai Sky


"Bo" Menkiti


Thursday, October 6

Part 1 | 1:00 p.m.

Part 2 | 2:00 p.m.

How can embracing diversity and inclusion lead to greater Realtor® success? In order to become a part of the solution and help create a better future, hear fellow Realtors address the overall positive social impact of fostering diversity and inclusion, while providing best practices so you can develop your own plan of action.

As a second generation Realtor, Danai Sky has had the pleasure of being around the real estate industry all her life and her desire to help other´s dream of homeownership become a reality is seemingly inherent. She takes great pride in her communication skills, making it possible to nurture her love of meeting and getting to know others in an industry focused on building and maintaining relationships. 
She is licensed in both D.C. & Maryland (all other areas by referral) and represents buyers and sellers in the DC area marketplace. She has always believed in the importance of being involved in the real estate industry and currently serve as the 2020 President of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) and serve on the Board of Directors for the DC Association of Realtors (DCAAR), Maryland Association of Realtors (MR) and Bright MLS. 

The Menkiti Group is an integrated real estate services firm dedicated to enhancing the fabric of life in America’s urban neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and sale of residential and commercial real estate. The Company has developed over 1.5 Million Square‐feet, invested over $200 million into revitalizing communities, and owns and operates Keller Williams Capital Properties, a rapidly growing residential brokerage company, with over $2.4 billion in annual sales. Bo has received numerous awards and honors including being named one of the Coolest Young Entrepreneurs in America by INC Magazine and Entrepreneur of the Year in the Mid‐ Atlantic by Ernst and Young. He was also recognized as a 30 under 30 by Realto Magazine.