President of Costa Rica Luxury Estates Joins Elite International Network: FIABCI

Posted by Yalile Alpízar — July 30, 2007

(San José, Costa Rica) – July 31, 2007 – Yalile Alpízar, president of in San José, Costa Rica has been accepted as a member of the International Real Estate Federation, commonly known by its French acronym, FIABCI.Founded in Paris in 1949, FIABCI links professionals in the real estate industry in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary network conducting business in countries around the world. The only international real estate organization with representation in the United Nations, FIABCI is considered by real estate professionals and those in affiliated industries to be the leading international real estate association worldwide.“FIABCI opens doors around the world,” Alpízar said. She has been active in international transactions for 17 years in Costa Rica. As president of Costa Rica Luxury Estates, Alpízar specializes in high-end real estate and luxurious living in Costa Rica. Her company’s Web site is the number-one source for luxury real estate searches in Costa Rica. She is the pioneer luxury-real-estate expert of Costa Rica, exclusively dedicated to the upper-tier market.It was back in 1997 when Costa Rica Luxury Estates closed on a multi-million-dollar deal by selling a 123-acre farm near the International Airport, to INTEL Corporation to install their Latin American Regional operations. This sole transaction changed the future of the whole country, turning the eyes of foreign investors toward Costa Rica with a different vision, and transforming its typically agricultural economy to an economy oriented to high technology and tourism.Alpízar joins a network of 5,000 FIABCI members in 57 countries, specializing in brokerage, appraisal, counseling, development, financing and management. FIABCI holds “Special Consultative Status” at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations – a privilege reserved for international organizations that are recognized by the U.N. Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations as having a special competence in their fields.Alpízar is also the exclusive representative in Costa Rica of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate ( and The Board of Regents ( the most-recognized international networks of luxury real estate specialists.For more information on FIABCI, visit or contact FIABCI-USA, 2000 N. 15th Street, Suite 101, Arlington, VA, 22201; 703-524-4279; fax 703-991-6256;

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