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2018 Leadership Summit


January 31st – February 2nd 2018

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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!


Tuesday, Jan 30th
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Advisory Council Dinner (Invite Only)
Wednesday, Jan 31st
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Regional Rep. Training (Invite Only) Advisory Council (Invite Only)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Top Producers/Giants Round-table/A List Session
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Cocktail Hour (Open to All)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner (Invite Only)
Thursday, Feb 1st
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM General Session
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Breakout Breakout Breakout
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Breakout Breakout
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Breakout Breakout Breakout
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 Meeting Global 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



To book your room please click here or call The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage at (877) 781-8552 and be sure to mention you are with AREAA. The hotel rate is $259 per night and is available for both Wednesday (1/31) and Thursday (2/1) nights. This hotel discount will expire on January 5, 2017. Rooms space is limited please book early.

If you wish to stay longer the group rate will be honored three (3) days before group arrival and three (3) days after group departure based on availability.


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