Articles and Publications

The Foreign Investment in Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) AAR General Counsel Michelle Lind provides insights into FIRPTA.

Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) is a trade association for the foreign real estate investment community whose members have a common interest in preserving and promoting international real estate investment.

Foreign Embassy Information and Publications

Hoover’s (Handbook)-International company information


United States Government Agencies

CIA World Factbook

Department of Agriculture research US Import/Export data with other countries

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Foreign Consular Offices in the U.S.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation a US government agency that assists US private investment overseas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office

U.S. Census Bureau find data on the demographics of immigration into the US

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics statistics on countries that trade with the US, products that are traded, and balance sheet on the dollars that are imported and exported for each country

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Exports

United States Department of Commerce information on the policies that the United States has for commerce and lists information concerning trade

Visa Information (U.S. State Department)

International Government Agencies
Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce promoting trade and investment between the United States and Brazil

Chamber of Peruvian Construction known as CAPECO offering services to promote national development and to improve the quality of life of citizens

People’s Republic of China


Arizona Department of Commerce extensive information for business people looking for international resources

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promoting the success of Hispanic businesses through relationships, development and knowledge

Arizona International Growth Group Blog

Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) members work in the real estate industry that serve the diverse Asian Pacific American market

Border Trade Alliance addresses many cross-border issues between the U.S. and Mexico

CCIM International

Canadian Snowbird Association a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of traveling Canadians

Colliers International Commercial Real Estate Consultants

Consular Corps of Arizona information on who is represented in Arizona, history, events, members, and sponsors

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) is a global trade portal of information on international business

Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London working for the United Kingdom interests for a safe and prosperous world

Hispanic Association of Real Estate Professionals

Inter-American Development Bank news beyond the American soil

International Division of the National Association of Home Builders (IUHF) provides a wide range of services and products for its US and international members

International Union for Housing Finance – a worldwide networking organization that provides the latest developments in housing finance

International Consortium of Real Estate Associations or

International Investment Law provides comprehensive guidelines, legal Journals, and Investment Arbitration-Related Databases to professionals with specific needs

National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade dedicated to developing the legal infrastructure to build trade capacity and promote economic development in the

People to People offers a unique experience for international professional exchange


Doing Business in International Markets (U.S. Department of State)

International School of Arizona the school’s curriculum emphasizes second language acquisition through immersion

Journal of Commerce an interactive business tool for industry experts who require a resource that will give them the information they need to meet their business goals

Market ICIWorld Commercial Real Estate Electronic Network

NationMaster offers global statistics, country profiles, and statistics for comparison that can be used in business plans or marketing


Automatic Currency Exchange the universal currency converter

Test your cultural IQ test your cultural knowledge with this online 20 question quiz

Cross Cultural Communication

Business Etiquette When Working With Other Cultures

Language Dictionaries (hosted by look up almost any written language from 200 countries in the world

Jennifer’s Language Page – Learn how to say several words and phrases in hundreds of different languages

The Weather Channel (travel) accurate weather forecasts domestically and internationally

Trip Advisor

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (for Travelers)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) – for Travelers

Virtual Tourist domestic and international travel guide

About the Author

Michelle Lind

K. Michelle Lind, CEO of Arizona REALTORS®, is also an attorney, State Bar of Arizona board certified real estate specialist, and the author of Arizona Real Estate: A Professional’s Guide to Law and Practice. Please note that this article is of a general nature and may not be updated or revised for accuracy as statutory or case law changes following the date of first publication. Further, this article reflects only the opinion of the author, is not intended as definitive legal advice and you should not act upon it without seeking independent legal counsel.