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Back to news room FIABCI Scholarship Foundation Announces New Grantees and Move to Online Fundraising

FIABCI Scholarship Foundation Announces New Grantees and Move to Online Fundraising

Given the changes in instructional delivery to remote learning for most universities, the FIABCI Scholarship Foundation announces an online donation portal and the first grant to a student completing a real estate degree completely online. Meeting online instead of in person at FIABCI Global events, the Trustees agreed this was a great opportunity to move forward with enabling online donations and expanding grant-making to all four FIABCI Regions.

Grantees for the Spring 2020 term were:

Georgetown University, School of Continuing Education

  • Omar Sadek, originally from Egypt, is completing his Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate online while living and working in Dubai. He intends to use his degree to change how the industry operates in the Middle East by developing more sources for data and statistics to attract more international investors.


Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

  • Maarten Dechaumes is pursuing a Masters in Real Estate Finance & Development. As a dual European and American citizen with an investment management background, he is interested in building an urban development and advisory firm that facilitates the sustainable urban development of cities.


Grants are awarded twice each year with application deadlines March 30 and September 30. A Board of Trustees of FIABCI members from Australia, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, the Philippines, Taiwan, and the United States reviews the applications and determines the grant recipients.

The FIABCI Scholarship Foundation is funded by members of FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation. FIABCI is a business network of real estate professionals worldwide providing access and opportunity for real estate professionals interested in gaining knowledge, sharing information, and conducting international business. For more information use the contact above or visit www.fiabci.org

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