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.


Requirements for Chapter Membership


  • REALTOR® member in “good-standing”
  • Successful completion of at least one Certified International Property Specialist course
  • Annual payment of membership dues

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


2021 Meeting Dates


    • February 10
    • May 12
    • August 11
    • November 10


The CTAR Global Business Chapter 2021 Board of Directors

President: Dana Gipson

President-Elect: Kay Minson

Secretary/Treasurer: Debra Kuhns

Immediate Past President: Duval Acker

Board Members: Georgia Richard, Renee Pote, Mike Cassidy


CTAR Global Business Chapter Sponsors Trade Mission to Panama

Sunday, October 6th – Friday, October 11th, 2019

CTAR Realtors® in attendance:
Lora Goolsby; 2019 GBC President, Duval Acker; 2020 GBC President-Elect,
Andrea Capers; Dana Gipson; Kay Minson; Georgia Richard & Lawrence Richard;
Wil Riley, CEO and Lora Able, GBC Liaison and VP of Education.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Panama association (ACOBIR) and CTAR will encourage future business opportunities and networking. Contact Lora.Able@gmail.com to learn more about joining the CTAR Global Business Chapter or about attending the Certified International Property Specialist Institute March 1 – March 5, 2021.


NAR Recognizes Charleston’s Global Business Council (2020)

The CTAR Global Business Business Council has been awarded the PLATINUM Global Achievement Program Award!

The CTAR Global Business Council was formed in 2013 as a committee of members dedicated to globally themed education, programming, and networking. In 2019 the GB Council became the GB Chapter of CTAR.

The GBC leadership group are CIPS designees and assist the CTAR staff liaison in planning global programs, and hosting CIPS courses. Additionally, the Global Business Chapter acts as a Realtor®️-driven community resource, helping REALTORS®️ build partnerships with globally-minded businesses, mortgage brokers, attorneys, and other relevant local business partners.

Find a Certified International Property Specialist here!

If you are interested in joining the Council, please Contact Lora Able, CTAR Staff Liaison for more information.


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.


View the NAR 2020 Real Estate International Business Data, Profiles and Trends


2020 South Carolina Economic Data for Engaging in International Real Estate
2020 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate
2020 Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends

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