Celebrating twenty-five years of supporting the next generation of cross-border real estate professionals, the FIABCI Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce four new grants.
These outstanding students have shown academic achievement, clear international goals, financial need and a history of community involvement:
• Wei Xiao from Shanghai, China is pursuing duel Master’s in Real Estate & Architecture from Harvard and worked in the US and Denmark. She intends to work on high-quality, micro-unit housing in crowded urban areas to provide affordable, cool community living space for the young generation.
• Jeremy James from Sydney, Australia is completing a Master’s in Design Studies fromHarvard and will focus on feasibility studies for large-scale urban infrastructure projects such as mass transit linesandairports to bring together governments, investors, operators, and surrounding neighborhoods.
• Henry Akerele from Lagos, Nigeria is working on a Master’s in Real Estate from Cornell. He worked on retail projects in Nigeria, West Africa and the Middle East and plans to focus on retail project development in emerging and frontier markets.
• Wei Cheng Hsiao is from Taichung, Taiwan and recently started the Master’s program in Construction at Columbia. He was a volunteer tutor in New Zealand during his gap year and founded an online sporting goods business. His future will include working on green buildings, particularly reuse material technology.
Grants are awarded twice each year with application deadlines March 30 and September 30. A Board of Trustees of FIABCI members from Australia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Taiwan and the United States reviews the applications and determines the award recipients.
The FIABCI Scholarship Foundation is funded by members of FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation. FIABCI is a business network of real estate professionals worldwide providing access and opportunity for real estate professionals interested in gaining knowledge, sharing information and conducting international business with each other. For more information use the contact above or visit www.fiabci.org.