AREAA Global Congress 2020 – Connecting The World

DATE:    Thursday, December 3rd
TIME:     9:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST
WHERE: On Zoom Virtual Conference



AREAA Global is proud to present our second 2020 Virtual Global Congress: A premier forum that brings together top international real estate leaders to share ideas/experiences and create lasting business relationships.

9:00 AM        Welcome and Introduction of AREAA Global – Carmen Chong

9:05 AM        Sponsor remark by Leading R E – Chris Dietz

9:10 AM        Companies Outlook – Moderator – Jim Park

  • Realogy – Stephanie Anton – Managing Director, International Service
  • RE/MAX – Shawna Gilbert- VP Global Development
  • Leading RE- Paul Boomsma – President
  • EXP Global – Michael Valdes – President

9:40 AM        Sponsor Remarks by RE/MAX – Mike Reagan

9:45 AM        Associations Outlook – Carmen Chong – AREAA Global CEO
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. COVID 19 has affected the real estate market locally, nationally, and globally.   Hear from top Associations leaders on how we can position ourselves as we enter 2021. What is the outlook of Real Estate and Economic Activities post- COVID-19 in the U.S., Canada, and around the Globe?

  • Charles Oppler – NAR – President 2021
  • Walid Moussa – FIABCI – World President
  • Ernesto Figueredo Coronel- CILA Past President 2019-2020
  • Roberto Barrios – AMPI – Mexico Real Estate Association -2020 President

10:15 AM     The Chairman Lounge – Allen Chiang  –  A social place to greet and meet.

10:50 PM      Closing remarks



Dec 03 2020


9:00 am - 11:00 am


Zoom Conference


AREAA Global


  • Allen Chiang
    Allen Chiang
    AREAA Global Chairman

    AREAA National Chair – 2009
    AREAA Education Foundation Founder
    AREAA Global Inc. Founder/Chair
    AREAA Executive Board since 2005
    NAR Hope Award Winner – 2005
    NAR Hall of Fame recipient (2009 and 2017) and director
    CAR Director for Life
    Rancho Southeast Association of Realtor President – 2001
    Rancho Southeast Association of Realtor Director since 1992
    Citrus Valley Association of Realtor Director
    SoCal MLS President – 2004
    Allen has been profoundly and widely involved in the real estate industry since 1987. Like everybody, he works every day. He even works on Thanksgiving and New Year. He is the owner of Presidential Real Estate founded in 1991. Despite his busy schedules with his business, he makes sure that he reserves time to serve the associations and boards. He has also done uncountable volunteer works and studies. He earned 16 designations including namely CCIM, CIPS, CRB, CRS, SRES, ABRM…

  • Carmen Chong
    Carmen Chong
    AREAA Global CEO

    Carmen is the President and Broker of CC Legacy Financial Corporation, a company that was founded in 2006 providing excellent services and education in the Mortgage Lending and Real Estate industries. With her 28 years of experience in the Mortgage Lending, Real Estate, and recently adding Financial services specifically (Life Insurance and Annuities), she has created a complete circle of services for her network.

    Carmen Chong has been a proud member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) since 2009, 2011 Founding President of the San Francisco Peninsula chapter, 2015 AREAA National Chairwoman and currently serves as the CEO for AREAA Global, the for profit arm of AREAA.

    Being of Chinese descent, but born and raised in Nicaragua, Carmen is trilingual in English, Spanish and Cantonese.

  • Jeff Needham
    Jeff Needham
    Sr. Vice President HSBC


    Jeff Needham is currently the Regional Manager and Senior Vice President responsible for HSBC’s Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Retail Business Banking, and Residential Mortgage Lending businesses across the Western United States.

    Jeff began his career with HSBC in 1993, and has held various senior positions throughout his twenty-seven year career with the organization. Prior to his current posting, Jeff had responsibility for our Retail Banking and Wealth Management businesses across New York City and had previous responsibility for our National Residential Mortgage Lending business across the United States.

    Jeff is proud to represent HSBC as a member of AREAA’s National Corporate Advisory Council.

  • Kurt NIshimura
    Kurt NIshimura
    AREAA Global Project/Development Co-Chair
  • Mike Reagan
    Mike Reagan
    Senior Vice President, Industry Relations and Global Growth & Development

    Mike Reagan leads global growth and development for RE/MAX, with franchise operations in more than 110 countries and territories outside the U.S., including the RE/MAX of Western Canada Region. During his 30 year career with RE/MAX, Mike has held many leadership positions and currently leads Industry Relations and RE/MAX Diversity and Inclusion initiatives to support fair housing for all. Mike has managed a 29 year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that has raised over $160 million through the RE/MAX Miracle Home Program.