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Florentino S. Dulalia Jr., chairman and CEO of Dulalia Group of Companies, has been elected as 2018-2019 Vice-President of Paris-based FIABCI, an organization of real estate professionals around the world. Dulalia will also serve as the FIABCI World President in 2020-2021, the first Filipino to do so.
Dulalia is chairman emeritus/founding president of FIABCI Philippines. He was elected by the International Real Estate Federation at the FIABCI General Assembly on April 29, 2018 during its 69th World Real Estate Congress in Dubai, UAE attended by real estate industry leaders from more than 65 countries and over 87 professional organizations worldwide.
Dulalia will serve as the FIABCI World President in May, 2020 to May 2021. His accession as FIABCI World President will coincide with the holding of the FIABCI 71st World Real Estate Congress in the Philippines in May, 2020.
A licensed Real Estate Broker and Consultant and a Developer, Dulalia has been in real estate business for more than 40 years.
As a real estate professional and businessman, he served as head of various business and real estate organizations in the Philippines. Through serving these organizations, Dulalia received more than 270 awards and recognitions among which is the “Outstanding Professional in the field of Real Estate Service” awarded by PRC in 2015 and one of the five nominees for the “Nubla Excellence Award” (among the 46 professions regulated by PRC). He also received the FIABCI Medal of Honor in 2017 for his outstanding service to the Federation.
Dulalia said he was deeply touched by the vote of confidence and was overwhelmed by the support of his international colleagues, who elected him to the post. He considered it a blessing and an unexpected gift to their 45th wedding anniversary on May 5.
Founded in 1951 and based in Paris, France, FIABCI is an umbrella organization and business network of real estate professionals worldwide representing more than 40 professions of the real estate sector including developers, architects, brokers, investors, managers, and other experts.
With more than 48 national and multinational chapters in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Americas and Africa and Near East and with members in 65 countries, including 87 Professional Associations, 79 Academic Institutions, 2,300 regular members and about 1,000,000 associate members, FIABCI is the most representative organization of the real estate industry in the world and holds a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
Dulalia also served as FIABCI International Board Member (2017-2018), President of FIABCI Professional Division (2017-2018) and President of FIABCI Asia Pacific Region (2016-2017). He is currently the National President of the Philippine Federation of Real Estate Service Professionals, Inc.
Dulalia also served as past National President (2002, 2003, 2010) of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations, Inc. (CREBA), past National President (1989) of Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines (REBAP) and past National President of Philippine Association of Realty Consultants and Specialists (PARCS).
Part of his accomplishments include serving as Vice-Chairman and Past President of the Realty Service Council (RESCOP), the advisory body of Department of Trade & Industry (DTI).