CTAR Global Chapter

The CTAR Global Business Chapter was established in 2019 to provide the education to expand core real estate skills and knowledge needed to meet the unique needs of foreign clients. This includes building awareness of culturally appropriate business practices and providing networking opportunities with other international business professionals and organizations.

CTAR Global Business Chapter Membership | $90 Annually

GBC Benefits Includes:

  • Attendance at quarterly educational meetings
  • Attendance at networking events
  • Discounted admission for any GBC sponsored education seminars
  • Contact list (including emails) of all current GBC members
  • Name on CTAR GBC website directory
  • Monthly GBC newsletters

Requirements for CTAR Global Business Chapter Membership:

  • Confirmation of good-standing status as a REALTOR® member.
  • Successful completion of at least one *Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) course or the **At Home With Diversity (AHWD) course.
  • Completion of GBC membership application with payment of current Global Business Chapter membership dues here

The following links include online course registration and other important information:

Contact Claire for additional membership information or learn more by attending one of our upcoming meetings.


The CTAR Global Business Chapter 2023 Board of Director

President: Mike Cassidy
President-Elect: Gayle Smith
Secretary/Treasurer: Michele Costanzo
Immediate Past President: Kay Minson
Board Members: Andrea Capers, Georgia Richard, Joel Torres

Download the 2023 CTAR Global Business Chapter Member Directory here!

Save the Dates

Watch Monthly Newsletters for Upcoming GBC Event Dates:

-Spring Date TBA – IAAM Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour
-Jun 23 – Folly Beach Sweep
-Jul 19 – CTAR Summer Conference
-Aug 23 – Global Happy Hour
-Oct 11 – GBC Luncheon @ CTAR
-Dec 6 – GBC Luncheon @ CTAR

CTAR Leads South Carolina as Top Market for International Buyers

Download NAR Survey Results for insights from the SC International Residential Real Estate Business Survey Report.

Dana Gipson Named CTAR Global REALTOR® of the Year

Dana Gipson, CIPS, with Exp Realty was recognized as the CTAR 2022 Global Realtor of the Year at the CTAR Global Business Chapter meeting in March!

NAR Recognizes Charleston’s Global Business Council with Platinum Award (2023)

Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®️ has been awarded the PLATINUM Global Achievement Program Award for 2023! This is the fifth consecutive year CTAR GBC has reached the status of PLATINUM. A 12-person NAR staff review team determined that our Global Business Chapter rose above the competition, providing the highest level of service, giving members the tools, education and networking needed to handle international real estate- and also continued to work in innovative ways to connect to the global community in our market area and beyond.

Find a Certified International Property Specialist here!

If you are interested in joining the Chapter, please Contact Claire Hayden.

Global News You Can Use

Greenville, Charleston mayors see growth from foreign investment
Moving Cities Onto The Global Stage

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance-Global Fluency Initiative is supported by a committee of community volunteers, and focuses on both the integration of new foreign residents and outreach to Charlestonians on the benefits foreign investment and cultures provide. Many of our CTAR Global Business Chapter members are involved as volunteers and utilize Global Fluency resources including the Charleston Community Guide to help clients feel welcome, and connect to the community. CRDA also releases an annual “global connectivity snapshot” that provides a concise distillation of the significance of global engagement to the region’s prosperity.


NAR 2023 Real Estate International Business Data, Profiles and Trends

2023 International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate

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