Global Initiative

GMAR's Global Initiative's mission is to support GMAR members who participate or are interested in conducting business in global markets. We provide education and networking activities by helping establish fruitful business partnerships worldwide. We actively promote the Metro Detroit area as a global destination and foster strong relationships with local organizations representing diverse, ethnic, and cultural communities throughout the region.


Global Initiative Committee Members:

  • Chair, Justin Oliver
  • Vice-Chair, Caroline Chen
  • Dee Dee Ohara-Blizard
  • Dmitry Selektor
  • Nicole Carter
  • Dmitry Koublitsky
  • S. Toni Jennings


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  • Education

    Register for GMAR's upcoming education classes, which will assist you in your global real estate business. 

    • Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS)
      • Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day, and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Likewise, Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize and expand your business.


    • At Home with Diversity® Certification (AHWD)
      • The At Home with Diversity® certification coursework is designed to enable you to work successfully with and within a rapidly changing multicultural market. It will help you learn diversity sensitivity, how it applies to U.S. fair housing laws in your business, and how to develop professional guidelines for working with people in the increasingly multicultural real estate market.


    • Resort and Secondary-Home Specialist Certification (RSPS)
      • RSPS is recognized as an official NAR Certification and allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a REALTOR® who specializes in buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination, to assist them with their search.
  • NAR Global Events

    Global events are a great way to build your professional network and expand your knowledge of global business practices. The following is a list of:

    For specific information on these events, please contact the sponsoring organization.