Key to the success of the Foundation’s efforts has been the strategic partnerships it has forged with a wide network of organizations and recognized experts in the real property field. These partnerships provide funding and assistance which enables the Foundation to access the top real estate and appraisal professionals who provide technical assistance in developing economies around the world.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)

VEGA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, founded in 2004 through a Leader with Associate (LWA) cooperative agreement, as a vehicle to allow USAID Economic Growth Officers to reach out to organizations providing technical experts in private, public and NGO sector development. VEGA is the world’s largest consortium of economic growth volunteer organizations that collectively have assisted 140 developing and transitional countries by sending out more than 25,000 experts/advisers to help promote economic growth activities over the last 40 years. VEGA has a credible track record of delivering economic development programs with sustainable solutions throughout the developing world. Since its inception in 2004, USAID funding of $4 million for VEGA has resulted in global programs worth more than $140 million.

The VEGA LWA Advantage:

  • The has been extended until 2017.
  • There is no award ceiling.
  • Programs awarded under the VEGA LWA can continue for 5 years beyond the 2014 LWA end-date.
  • The VEGA LWA requires an internal competition among the member organizations, a unique asset compared to other LWA mechanisms.

Ford Land Development Corporation

The Appraisal Institute

Reaume Foundation

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

The Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB)

The Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM)

The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)

Terra Institute Ltd.

The Peoples Group Ltd.

Development Alternatives Inc.

QED Group, LLC

Shorebank International

World Council of Credit Unions

Communities Group and TCG International

International Executive Service Corps

Financial Markets International, Inc.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Booz Allen Hamilton

The American Land Title Association (ALTA)

The Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO)

International University Study Center (IUSC)

International Housing Coalition (IHC)

Emerging Markets Group, Ltd. (EMG)

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA)

The International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA)

England and Mendez

The Alliance for Strengthening of Real Property Rights

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)