FIABCI is the French acronym for "Federation Internationale des Administrateurs de Bien-Conselis Immobiliers", which means "The International Real Estate Federation".
In its 61 years of existence, FIABCI has built an enviable reputation. It represents the world's real estate professions through its Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations Organisation.
FIABCI's role in the United Nations is to make recommendations and provide advice on matters such as property rights, housing for the poor and money laundering.
With chapters currently operating in more than 60 countries, FIABCI represents every discipline in the industry and links thousands of real estate professionals worldwide.
Environmental (Rehabilitation/Conservation) Category
Project that rehabitates an environment or to conserve existing environment, ie Ex-mining land, polluted river, land fill, land that has been damaged severely by industrial use, marshland destroyed by deforestation or such similar damaged land.
Heritage (Restoration/Conservation) Category
Restoration or conservation old buildings that have been identified by the relevant authorities for Heritage Conservation.
Business type or leisure type, service apartments that are strictly operated as hotel, etc.
For industrial building, industrial parks, technology parks, warehouse, factory, workshop, etc.
Master Plan Category
For a development concept plan that has been approved by the authority, ie township development and housing estate development.
For office buildings and office parks.
Public Infrastructure/ Amenities Category
Project exclusively financed and developed by public fund, ie government building, hospitals, road, bridges, airport, stadium, etc.
Purpose Built Category
For purpose built building, ie international school, airport.
Residential (High Rise) Category
Apartments, condominiums (17 storey and above).
Residential (Mid Rise) Category
Apartments, condominiums (above 5 storey and below 17 storey).
Residential (Low Rise) Category
Housing estates, housing complexes (5 storey and below).
Beach resorts, hill resorts, theme park, marinas, etc.
Mall, shopping centres, hypermarket, etc.
Sustainable Development Category
For energy saving project, ie save energy feature, building allow more natural lighting, conserve or harvest rain water for use.