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2018 Leadership Summit

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January 31st – February 2nd 2018

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Tuesday, Jan 30th
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Advisory Council Dinner (Invite Only)
Wednesday, Jan 31st
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Advisory Council (Invite Only) Regional Rep. Training (Invite Only)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Opening Session and Kick Off to Leadership + Excellence Summit (Open to All)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Cocktail Hour (Open to All)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Board Dinner (Invite Only)
Thursday, Feb 1st
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM General Session (Open to All)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Breakout Session 1
Drama Free
Location: Salon 2
Hope Atuel
Kurt Nishimura
Breakout Session 2
Dynamic Event Planning
Location: Salon 3
Randy Char
Julie Kang (Invited)
Marlene Cagatao (Invited)
Breakout Session 3
Pitching AREAA to Potential Sponsors and Members
Location: Salon 4
Jim Park
Nina Fabbri
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Session 4
Managing Boards and Meetings
Location: Salon 2
Carmen Chong
Tom Truong
Breakout Session 5
Membership Retention
Location: Salon 3
Vicky Silvano
Dick Lee
Breakout Session 6
Technology / Database
Location: Salon 4
Michelle Mauricio
Jazz Miranda
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Breakout Session 7
Effective Fundraising
Location: Salon 2
John Wong
Dawn Lin
Breakout Session 8
Succession Planning
Location: Salon 3
Bryan Ahn (Invited)
Rela Pantaleon (Invited)
Breakout Session 9
Marketing and Communications
Location: Salon 4
Angie Lee (Invited)
Dyllan Nguyen (Invited)
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Team Building
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Reception
Friday, Feb 2nd
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Foundation Board Meeting Global  Board Meeting Committee Chair Meeting
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM National Board Meeting
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Staff Hours
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 2018 GLS and China Summit Planning



The 2018 AREAA Leadership Summit brings together AREAA’s influencers, chapter leaders, AREAA’s crème de la crème and representatives from organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong AAPI community through housing and real estate.

This year, our focus is to curate inspirational leadership, intentional skill development and experiences that help our leaders succeed.

At the heart of this year’s summit is an open “unconference-style” event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any given topic. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These “unconference” sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, mastermind sessions and networking opportunities. Topics include:

  • Drama Free Board
  • Roberts Rules of Governance 101 (who’s Robert anyway?)
  • Effective Fundraising
  • AREAA’s Elevator Pitch

And many more!

You won’t want to miss this day-long session capped with a team-building event for everyone to participate!


The room block is now full at the Ritz Carlton.  The hotel may still have rooms, but the rate is now over $600.

We have an overflow hotel below. Please book by January 9, 2018.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas
41000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Rate: $219

To book your room at the Omni, please click here.

Group Code: 013018AREAA2018 Phone #: 1-800-THEOMNI



The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage is located about 10-15 mins from the PSP (Palm Springs) airport. For shuttle service options please click here.

Flying into LAX and driving to Palm Springs is an option as well.   Please note that the drive time is about 2 1/2 hours.


Valet Parking is the only option the hotel provides.  The rate is $30 per night.


An elegant resort where palm trees and snow-capped mountain views provide a delightful visual choice,The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage reveals a Palm Springs luxury hotel that holistically embraces its desert surroundings. From design elements that evoke nature, to spa treatments born from indigenous herbs to fresh California culinary experiences, let one of the most tranquil hotels in Rancho Mirage touch both your soul and adventurous spirit.

Learn more here.

If you have questions or concerns about registration please email

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2017 AREAA National Convention


The AREAA National Convention is an annual celebration of the Association’s accomplishments and growth. The 2017 National Convention will be at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, on September 28th-30th, 2017. The Convention includes several exclusive ticketed events, networking receptions, educational breakout sessions, and the largest exhibition hall aimed at real estate professionals serving the AAPI community. The anticipated attendance is over 1,200 real estate professionals.

Click HERE to register


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