On June 5, Florentino Dulalia was installed as FIABCI, The International Real Estate Federation's 55th World President, succeeding in Walid Moussa from Lebanon.
The new president took office during a virtual transition ceremony broadcasted live on FIABCI's official Facebook account, given the impossibility of organizing the event during the traditional closing ceremony of the federation's World Congress due to COVID-19. Thousands watched the live stream of the ceremony in an innovative, online format that included World President 2019-20 Walid Moussa's outgoing report and Past President Medal presentation, as well as the announcement of the Medals of Honor and the new Board of Directors.
During his first remarks as World President, Florentino Dulalia committed to continuing working on the global policy and development program laid out by the Board of Directors, thus ensuring his full support to the various initiatives launched by FIABCI in recent years: "I shall undertake to continue the efforts of my predecessors in achieving our federation's vision and carve a larger role for FIABCI in doing so.", he added.
Among the core goals for his presidency are to increase membership and the formation of new Chapters, deliver relevant services to members focusing on business and learning opportunities with access to information, as well as the engagement of Chapters and Principal Members in FIABCI global events - both onsite and online - and other activities.
As World President, Mr. Dulalia also plans to explore the role of young professionals as future leaders of the federation and the industry, to actively recruit the government sector to ensure the Chapters' active participation in their country's real estate advocacies and government initiatives, to support the Chapter leadership in the organization of their national Prix d'Excellence Awards, among others.
Regarding the biggest achievement of 2020-21, Florentino Dulalia spoke about the preparation of the Strategic Plan Vision 2030, which reflects the vision for FIABCI for the next 10 years to come: "For the creation of this new Strategic Plan, we are conducting market research through which we take a holistic view of the global real estate industry, assessing major movements and trends while considering the customer's experience.", he said.
About Florentino Dulalia
World President Florentino Dulalia is the Chairman and CEO of the Dulalia Group of Companies in Manila, Philippines. Having received more than 280 awards and recognitions throughout his career, he is a renowned leader who served as President/Chairman of different real estate organizations and currently holds several internationally-recognized professional industry designations.