Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) today
announced it has joined forces with the Association of
International Property Professionals (AIPP), strengthening both
organisations offering in the international property sector.
As part of the merger, the NAEA International brand will be
subsumed into AIPP, which will retain its identity. AIPP was
established six years ago and, since that time, has established
itself as the leading force in the market. The industry body
represents property specialists across the globe, including
developers, agents and professional service providers.
Sue Ash, Chair of AIPP, said: "The international property
industry needs one strong, dedicated organisation committed to
strengthening professional standards and giving the public
confidence in buying property overseas.
"I have no doubt that this amalgamation is a tremendous
opportunity for both AIPP and NFoPP. It accelerates our joint aims
to develop a global association of like-minded companies, intent on
delivering the best for those working in the industry as well as
for consumers and investors. It builds on all that has been
achieved by the AIPP in the last six years."
Mark Hayward, acting chief executive of NFoPP, said: "For some
time now, we have represented UK-based international property
professionals through NAEA International and other NFoPP brands;
however we wanted to bolster our presence in reflection of the
growing market strength.
"We are therefore really pleased to be bringing NAEA
International and AIPP under one brand, and in doing so, creating
an organisation with a truly global reach, extensive membership
base, and complementary standards and procedures."
Members of both the NAEA International and APIP boards will
remain until spring 2013, when a smaller board of 12
representatives will be elected by members. Sue Ash, Chair of AIPP,
remains in post. Ian Tonge for the NAEA is currently Joint