Waterfront City Hosts Graduation Ceremony with R.E.A.L

 Real Estate Agents Awarded Certificates

Beirut, Lebanon, June, 9th, 2015:Waterfront City, the 250,000 m2 master-planned community and REAL, the Real Estate Syndicate of Lebanon, awarded the graduates of the real estate brokerage course of the Syndicate in collaboration with AUB – Continuing Education Center. The event was hosted at the Waterfront City premises in Dbayeh, in the presence of Mr. Samer Bissat, Senior Development Director at Majid Al Futtaim – Waterfront City, the president of REAL Mr. Massaad Fares, AUB-CEC Director Mr. Ziad Shaaban, and the AUB-CEC course Coordinator Mrs Raghda Jaber PHD and key figures from the real estate industry in Lebanon.

The Syndicate’s brokerage course that was held at AUB-CEC is a program that aims to instill professionalism in the field of real estate brokerage in Lebanon and promote a culture of transparency and integrity. The newly certified agents received their degrees during the ceremony, which was followed by a reception on the Waterfront City office’s terrace.

Mr. Bissat welcomed the attendees and congratulated the graduates. Emphasizing the need for professional standards in the real estate business, coupled with a strong belief in the future of Lebanon, Mr. Samer Bissat, Senior Development Director at Majid Al Futtaim – Waterfront City, said: “We are proud of our new graduates. They represent the future of the profession and are essential to Lebanon’s real estate sector. Thanks to their professionalism and integrity, we know we can hope for the best.” He added:  “We realize that Lebanon will always be in high demand and that we are a resilient country and people.That is why we, at Waterfront City, are offering a unique integrated community including residential, commercial and retail spaces offered in varying sizes and for various budgets. Consumers and brokers will constantly find excellent deals at Waterfront City. We believe that the emerging areas of Dbayeh and Nakkash will be high-value properties on many brokers’ portfolios for years and years to come.”

The president of REAL Mr. Massaad Fares addressed the graduates saluting them for their dedication and highlighting their promising future despite the slow market in Lebanon. He highlighted that “Lebanon can overcome many challenges and it will always be blessed with sophisticated buyers of high standards and an industry in constant innovation. Those traits will continue to allow real estate in Lebanon to grow and the market for brokers to flourish.” In his closing remarks, Mr. Fares stated: “Waterfront City is an example of the promising future real estate holds in Lebanon, we wish them success and thank them for their cooperation in supporting REAL and for creating so many opportunities for the consumers and brokers in the Lebanese market.”

The real estate brokerage program is designed and prepared by REAL in collaboration with a group of professors of the American University of Beirut- CEC. The certificate is designed to equip those aspiring to a career in real estate brokerage with the basic skills required by the profession stemming from the code of Ethics of REAL and its aspiration for a highly skilled and professional real estate brokerage industry.

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