CEPI Meets in Luxemburg and Elects a New President, Board and New Logo

CEPI met in Luxemburg 10-12 November for an important series of meetings. The agenda included a series of elections for the mandate 2017-2020 effective as of 1 January 2017. Notably these included the election of a President and new Board of Directors and the election of the Presidents of the professional divisions.

Belgian real estate agent Luc Machon was unanimously elected as President to succeed the current Presidential Committee made up of Jens-Ulrich Kiessling President, from Germany, and Vice-Presidents Manuel Negrao, from Portugal, and Claudine Speltz, from Luxemburg.

For the past 8 years, Mr. Machon has been a member of the board of IPI-BIV, the supervisory body for the real estate sector in Belgium. From 2009 to 2013 he was President, and then (for 2013 to 2017) First Vice-President of IPI/BIV. From 2006 to 2010 he was President of CIB Vlaanderen. He will now bring his knowledge and experience to a European level for CEPI. “As President of the European real estate organization I want to bring Europe closer to the real estate agent and property manager and focus on the qualities of the real estate professions. An important point of attention for me shall be the digitization of the fight against money-laundering.”, explains an ambitious Luc Machon. “Cooperation between national organizations and continuing education of its members are also considered as main priorities.”

Other topics discussed at the meetings in Luxemburg concerned the development of future projects for both real estate agents and property managers as well as policy at EU level including the implementation of the Single Market Strategy and rules against money laundering.

The association will now have a new look and a new logo. As well as making important administrative decisions, these meetings were an opportunity for real estate professionals from inside and outside the EU to meet and exchange ideas and information about professional practices and experiences in different countries.