About > History of FIABCI
Founding in France of CNAB (French National Federation of Property Managers)
The organization's first President, Pierre Colleville, entertained visions of a federation with an international reach. In doing so, he shared the ambitions of his Danish counterparts.
CNAB national congress in Paris
The presence of representatives from the real estate profession in North America, Belgium, and Switzerland provided a preview of the forthcoming realization of President Colleville's hopes for an opening onto the world, in the process prompting CNAB to pursue contacts with its European counterparts.
First official international CNAB congress hosted by Pierre Colleville in the presence of Belgian, Canadian, Swiss, Danish, British, and Dutch delegates. It was considered as the First International Congress of the Federation, although the organization was not constituted officially until 1951.
Constitution of the International Federation of Property Managers with Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, and the United States, on the 2nd of June. Second International Congress of the Federation.
During this period the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, and Canada acceeded to the Federation as full-fledged members.
On the 21st of July, the new federation obtained consultative status on the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
International congress in Vienna: It was this congress that adopted a new name for the organization: the Fdration Internationale des Administrateurs de Biens Conseils et Agents Immobiliers (FIABCI).
Institution of a permanent office to the European Community.
The decision was made at the Tel-Aviv World Congress to rename the Federation the International Real Estate Federation. This existing acronym FIABCI, however, already recognized worldwide, was kept.
FIABCI adopted new statutes and internal regulations. The Executive Committee was renamed the Board, and the Board was renamed the General Assembly.