On behalf of Illinois Association of REALTORS® President Jim Kinney, IAR Global Working Group Staff Liaison Sharon Gorrell, participated in the June 26 ceremonial signing of a memorandum of understanding between IAR and La Asociacion Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios (AMPI) at the 2015 AMPI International Summit in Nuevo Vallerta, Jalisco, Mexico. Representing AMPI was National President Antonio Hanna Grayeb and President-Elect Gustavo Solares Campos.

The memorandum recognizes the strategic importance of Mexico and Illinois and the value of sharing information on education, marketing and real estate best practices with our REALTOR® colleagues in Mexico.

AMPI is currently working throughout their states on establishing license laws in each area while also considering a nationwide license structure.

The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) was also present to sign a similar commitment. Mainstreet Global Council Chair, Marsha Collins-Mroz signed on behalf of MORe.

National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Vice President Mike Ford, and President’s Liaison to Mexico, Richard Miranda were also present for the signing.