CEPI and CEI do merge.

With the merger between the European Council of Real Estate Professions (CEPI) and the Confédération européenne de l'Immobilier (CEI) – two leading professional umbrella organizations in Europe - 34 national organizations with over 250,000 affiliates in Europe will be fully represented in Brussels.

New players and products, emerging and diversified new services all complicate the task of real estate agents and managers, who are also confronted by a multitude of different national and European legislations which the European Union has not yet chosen to harmonise. 

In this context, strong and consistent action from a unifying and fully representative organisation at a European level appears to be essential in clarifying, structuring and directing the development of the real estate services. 

«This merger is very good news for real estate professionals as it makes it possible to have one common and strong representation", said Manuel Negrao (Lissabon), CEI President. CEPI President Claudine Speltz (Luxembourg) stressed that CEPI will add capacity to voice the interests of RE professionals to the EU institutions and develop education and communication projects to strengthen quality service of real estate professionals to their clients, so becoming a point of reference for the sector in Europe ». 

This decision was taken in Dublin on November 27, 2014. Click here to see the plenary meeting..