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Program

Tracks
Thursday, September 28
Friday, September 29
Saturday, September 30
  • Time Description Room Location
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification
    The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification is for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members. The MRP certification program educates REALTORS® about working with U.S. service members and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support. Click here to learn more fee: $50 Members $100 Non Members
    Promenade A Manchester Grand Hyatt
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Training Course 2
    Promenade B Manchester Grand Hyatt
    9:00 AM - 2:15 PM
    Lender’s Session
    Harbor A Manchester Grand Hyatt
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    La Jolla Scenic Tour (Ticketed Event)
    Walk through a high-end listing to see what a luxury home in one of America’s wealthiest zipcodes looks like. Then head out on your own and watch as hangliders soar over beaches lined with tourists and sea lions alike! Finally, a trip to Mount Soledad is sure to leave you speechless, as you gaze out onto the iconic California Pacific Coast. Lunch is not included with this package
    • Price: $50
    • Timing subject to change
    Offsite
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Old Town San Diego (Ticketed Event)
    Welcome to AREAA’s base of operations, Old Town San Diego – the Birthplace of California. Tour the markets and shops that line our streets, and see what life back in the early pioneer days would have looked like! Lunch is not included with this package.
    • Price: $50
    • Timing subject to change
    Offsite
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    San Diego Brewery Tour (Ticketed Event)
    With nearly 200 breweries and counting, San Diego is the undisputed Craft Beer Capital of America. “Hop” on a bus and get a taste of our famous brews! We can “barley” contain ourselves! Ticket includes lunch and tastings.
    • Price $70
    • Timing subject to change
    Offsite
    10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    2017 A List
    Harbor B Manchester Grand Hyatt
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Marketplace Opening and Networking
    Harbor DEFGHI Manchester Grand Hyatt
    1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    International Session
    Harbor C Manchester Grand Hyatt
    1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    theEDGE Session
    Sponsor:
    Harbor B Manchester Grand Hyatt
    2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    AREAA Global Session
    Harbor C Manchester Grand Hyatt
    2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    Commercial Session
    Harbor A Manchester Grand Hyatt
    2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    New Landscape of Default, Not Just REO Anymore
    The new landscape of default. Understanding the alternative disposition methods used today, working with wholesalers, CWCOT, and where opportunities are at today for agents and investors.
    Harbor B Manchester Grand Hyatt
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    First Time Attendee Reception (Invite Only)
    Grand Ballroom A Manchester Grand Hyatt
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Network with AREAA members and leadership, international attendees, real estate executives, technology strategists and real estate professionals that represent all facets of the industry we serve. Meet and greet other professionals in the exciting field of international real estate, expand your network of business partners and connections, exchange best practices, and discuss strategies for the continually changing economic landscape. Attendees are encouraged to wear their traditional ethnic attire!
    Harbor DEFGHI Manchester Grand Hyatt
    8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Directory Reception (Invite Only)
    • Location: Ultimate Sky Box at Diamond View Tower 350 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    Offsite Ultimate Sky Box at Diamond View Tower
  • Time Description Room Location
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Coffee Talk with AREAA Leaders
    Have you gone to a National Convention and wanted some one-on-one time with key leaders to pick their brains or have them learn about your business?  We have created a new learning series at the Convention to give our attendees an opportunity to learn in an intimate setting.  These sessions are available on a first come – first serve basis, and are limited to a maximum of 10 participants per session. Limited space available, MUST pre-register for these sessions.
    • Jim Park, Chairman Emeritus Title: Houston We Have a Problem Have you had a great idea but struggled to get it off the ground?  Many of us have put ideas on the drawing board but these business concepts are not always easy to launch.  Having built several companies, Jim will share key factors that drives business success and personally brainstorm ways to help you launch your next big thing.
     
    • Randy Char, 2018 President Title: Be the star of your stage! Interested in attaining the starring role as a luxury brand? Bet on yourself! Join Randy to learn how to transform & succeed in the luxury space and attract high net clientele. Create & leverage your partners & resources through personal branding & luxury events. Expand your potential & have fun along the way!
     
    • Allen Chiang , 2009 Chairman & AREAA Global Chair Title: China 101 You’ve always wanted to tap into the massive real estate opportunities in China, but just didn’t know where to start.  Well, this is an opportunity to pick the brains of the Godfather.  Come learn the ins and outs of doing business with Chinese buyers.
     
    • Atsuko Yube, 2017 International Chair Title:  Domo Arigato – Let’s do Business in Japan! Join AREAA Japan Connect founder and 2017 International Committee Chair Atsuko Yube for an interactive session on how to effectively build real estate business with Japanese investors and developers. Learn about Japanese cultural understandings, and building a pipeline by gaining an understanding of the rise in US –Japan business opportunities.
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Opening General Session
    Sponsor:
    Harbor DEFGHI Manchester Grand Hyatt
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout 1: Get to Know America’s Finest City
    San Diego is one of the hottest markets for residential, commercial, and investment real estate. With a burgeoning smart economy and a young, educated workforce, the city is poised for years to come to be a top real estate destination. We’ve brought in some major players to discuss some exciting new developments currently underway and share what they see as the future for America’s Finest City.
    Harbor A Manchester Grand Hyatt
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout 2: Turning the American Dream into Reality
    AAPI tend to have high rates of education and income, high credit scores (when they can be scored properly), low DTI and LTV ratios, and the population’s purchasing power will top $1 Trillion by 2018 – so why does their homeownership rate lag behind the national average by nearly 10%? By learning about some of the obstacles facing our community in housing, you can better help your potential AAPI clients achieve their dreams of owning a home.
    Sponsor:
    Harbor B Manchester Grand Hyatt
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout 3: MasterMind Session – AREAA’s Finest Share Their Secrets
    Be a part of the conversation between top producing agents and loan officers as they discuss real estate team structures, lead generation, best practices and much more to help take your business to the highest level.
    Sponsor:
    Harbor C Manchester Grand Hyatt
    12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    AREAA “A” List Lunch (Invite Only)
    Sponsor:
    Grand Ballroom A Manchester Grand Hyatt
    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Breakout 4: One Size Does Not Fit All – Understanding the Cultural Nuances of Doing Business with Asians
    The rising power of Asian American consumers presents both challenges and opportunities for companies that want to reach them. Unlike other ethnic groups, who mostly share one language and/or religion, Asian Americans are made up of diverse communities from countries like India, China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines, making messaging difficult. Learn about the many business and cultural nuances you will need to know to successfully work with Asian consumers.
    Harbor A Manchester Grand Hyatt
    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Breakout 5: Getting the Most from Your Team
    Having a real estate team that you can trust can be a great advantage. Now that you’ve decided to build a team, how do you go about putting your plan in action? Learn strategies for putting together the right group of people to effectively harness their individual skills and optimize productivity.
    Sponsor:
    Harbor B Manchester Grand Hyatt
    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Breakout 6: On the Shoulders of Giants
    It’s time to take charge of your career. This session features veteran AREAA leaders discussing how to significantly improve your leadership skills and confidently drive your own career development. This session will provide you with first-hand knowledge on how to create a proven approach for accelerating your leadership development and growth.
    Harbor C Manchester Grand Hyatt
    3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    Best of AREAA Awards Ceremony
    Harbor DEFGHI Manchester Grand Hyatt
    3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    AREAA Foundation Announcements and Updates
    Harbor DEFGHI Manchester Grand Hyatt
    4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    AREAA’s Got Talent
    Sponsor:
    Harbor DEFGHI Manchester Grand Hyatt
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    AREAA Fashion Show
    Sponsor:
    Harbor DEFGHI Manchester Grand Hyatt
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Best of AREAA Event (Invite Only)
    • Location: San Diego Wine & Culinary Center 200 Harbor Drive #120, San Diego, CA 92101
    Offsite San Diego Wine & Culinary Center
  • Time Description Room Location
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Coffee Talk with AREAA Leaders
    Have you gone to a National Convention and wanted some one-on-one time with key leaders to pick their brains or have them learn about your business?  We have created a new learning series at the Convention to give our attendees an opportunity to learn in an intimate setting.  These sessions are available on a first come – first serve basis, and are limited to a maximum of 10 participants per session. Limited space available, MUST pre-register for these sessions.
    • Carmen Chong, 2015 Chairwoman Title – Who wants to retire? Retirement is eventuality and many of us are not prepared. Did you know you can use real estate  and/or other assets to secure a lifetime income?  Tax Free!  Whether you have a little or a lot, a financial road map will help you and your family worry less, breath easier, and enjoy life as it should be.
     
    • Angie Lee, 2017 President Title:  Wonder Woman vs. Superman Angie will host a discussion group on why women are key to empowering other women and obstacles women continue to face in today’s environment. This session is not a coaching series; i’s designed for 10 AREAA’s female members who are willing to build a stronger bond and community of minority female leaders in real estate by creating a life-long friendship in the process.
     
    • Tom Truong, 2018 President-Elect Title: Houses: Flip or Flop Have you been teased by the flipping home shows and thought “Hmnnn, if they can do it, can I do it?” Get 20 years of experience in a one hour session and learn how to build a flipping homes business in addition to your real estate sales business.
     
    • Vicky  Silvano, 2016 Chairwoman Title: Around the World in 80 days Explore the global opportunities and learn from Vicky’s knowledge of international relationship building! NAR has appointed Vicky as the 2018 Global Liaison and will incorporate successful AREAA Trade Missions to the 1.2 Million NAR members and its Global Councils. Listen and learn on how Vicky does it!
    9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Closing General Session
    Harbor DEFGHI Manchester Grand Hyatt
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout 7: Effective Tools in Wealth Management
    Creating a financial plan helps you see the big picture and set long and short-term life goals. When you have a financial plan, it's easier to make decisions and stay on track to meet your goals. Learn from a panel of experts on integrating real estate assets in your financial planning decisions.
    Sponsor:
    Harbor A Manchester Grand Hyatt
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout 8: ‘Lean In’ with AREAA’s Finest Women
    AREAA’s membership base is over 50% female. The last three National Chairs have been women. Get ready to be inspired as you learn and network with the talented women of our organization. This interactive session seeks to empower women in the business world by teaching you how to develop your professional and leadership skills and position yourself for greater influence in your career. But beware, if you come to this session you are expected to participate!
    Sponsor:
    Harbor B Manchester Grand Hyatt
    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Breakout 9: The Very Real Benefits of Diversity
    Having an office that is representative of the market you serve has many very real benefits for your business’ bottom line. In this roundtable session that covers all sectors of the industry, you can discuss how to recruit a diverse team, the reasons why you should strive to do so, and other practical applications and benefits of a diverse office.
    Harbor C Manchester Grand Hyatt
    12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Keynote Luncheon (Ticketed Event)
      Fee: $100 per ticket
    Sponsor:
    Harbor DEFGHI Manchester Grand Hyatt
    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Breakout 10: Game of Drones
    Drones and virtual reality are revolutionizing the real estate industry. Drones can give you the unique edge in marketing to make your listings stand out from the crowd, and virtual reality allows you to show or see listings anywhere in the world instantly. Hear and see first-hand demonstrations on how this technology is changing the real estate world!
    Harbor A Manchester Grand Hyatt
    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Breakout 11: Influencing the Affluent
    Understanding the nuances of working with high-end clients is critical to success in the luxury sector. Understanding their unique lifestyle and needs, and having the ability to accurately evaluate homes that don’t necessarily have any comps are just part of what it takes to become the go-to luxury agent in your market. Listen to some of our top luxury minds the myriad strategies you can employ to help you influence the affluent and generate a steady stream of high-end clientele.
    Sponsor:
    Harbor B Manchester Grand Hyatt
    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Breakout 12: The Entrepreneur Blueprint: Empowering You To Succeed in Business and Life
    Join fellow esteemed real estate professionals for a dynamic session, revealing how to take your business to the next level. Learn how to take on adversity and navigate decisions along your path to success.
    Sponsor:
    Harbor C Manchester Grand Hyatt
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Installation Gala Reception and Dinner (Ticketed Event)
    Join AREAA Leaders as they thank the 2017 National President Angie Lee  for her past year of service, and install 2018 President Randy Char and his Leadership Team. Fee: $175per ticket Reception: 6:00 PM Dinner: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Attire: Business Formal
    Sponsor:
    Harbor DEFGHI Manchester Grand Hyatt
    10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Late Night Networking Hosted by: theEDGE Event (Ticketed Event)
    Join AREAA’s future leaders for an evening that has become a “can’t miss” event and enjoy a vibrant night of music, dancing and networking.
    •  Fee: $50 per ticket (includes drink ticket and entry fee)
    • OMNIA Nightclub San Diego 454 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    Sponsor:
    Offsite OMNIA Nightclub

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