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Michelle Van Ruyven

Michelle currently serves as the Managing Director for AREAA Global, the for-profit arm of Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA).

She is responsible for managing the overall operation and achieving positive financial outcomes for the organization. The core mission of AREAA Global is to facilitate business connections between real estate investments and development opportunities with the vast network of real estate professionals who are members of AREAA.

Michelle has been involved with real estate investment and development for the past 6years, spanning global operations in Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Canada all during her tenure with an international property developer, and asset management company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Prior to this, Michelle spent her early career in Asia, where she worked in the training & development consulting industry servicing a wide range of multi-national companies, as both junior consultant and head of sales and marketing for the firm.

During her time in Asia, Michelle was able to lend her knowledge, talent and passion for adventure, health & fitness towards various multimedia projects & on-camera correspondence, where she covered sporting events throughout the Philippines including the first Ironman 70.3 to be held in the country.