Our History

Founded in 1948, FIABCI has been serving the Global Real Estate Community for over 65 years.

1945 - Founding, in France of CNAB ( National Property Managers).

Pierre Colleville, the organisation's first President envisioned a federation with an international reach.

1946 - CNAB National Congress

CNAB National Congress in Paris is attended by real estate professionals from North America, Belgium, and Switzerland.

1948 - First International Congress

First International Congress of CNAB with delegates from Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark, UK and Netherlands.

1951 - Constitution of the International Federation of Property Managers on 2nd June.

Second International Congress of the Federation.

1954 - New Federation obtained consultative status

On the 21st July, the new Federation obtained consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

1956 - The name FIABCI is adopted.

The name « Fédération Internationale des Administrateurs de Biens Conseils et Immobiliers », FIABCI is adopted at the International Congress in Vienna.


Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Canada become full members.

1959 - Institution of a permanent office

Institution of a permanent office to the European Community

1964 - FIABCI gets renamed

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.

1969 - 20 years

FIABCI celebrates 20 years of serving the international real estate industry

1992 - International Prix d'Excellence Awards are launched.

FIABCI launches the international Prix d'Excellence Awards to recognize projects that best embody excellence in all real estate disciplines involved in its creation

1999 - 50th Anniversary

FIABCI celebrates its 50th anniversary at World Congress in Sevilla, Spain

2011 - FIABCI launches the FIABCI World Councils:

FIABCI launches the FIABCI World Councils: · World Council of Brokers · World Council of Managers · World Council of Experts · World Council of Developers/Investors
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