CARLSBAD, Calif., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its upcoming Global Summit, North America's largest real estate association representing the Asian community, the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), will bring together industry experts and investors to assess current market opportunities in North America and Asia. "AREAA is the perfect conduit to bridge North American and Asian opportunities. We are extremely excited to be hosting this premier industry event connecting these countries in Hawaii, where we will meet each other halfway," stated Tanya Reu, AREAA's Global Summit Chair. "Global is the new local in our industry and I am proud of the leadership role we have taken to educate the industry on this new reality." AREAA is holding its 2013 Global Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 21–23. The event was first held in 2012 to develop a common understanding of best practices among real estate practitioners in Asia and America, and to address how Asian investment could contribute to the sustainable housing recovery in the United States. "This event is designed to foster business relationships and share market knowledge between professionals and investors around the globe," said AREAA Chair Jim Park. "With roughly 25 percent of international transactions in the U.S. coming from Asia, it is vital that AREAA continues to build a strong connection between Asia and North America. AREAA's Global Summit is fast becoming the industry's leading event focused on international real estate and high net worth domestic buyers in the U.S." The 2013 AREAA Global Summit, which includes educational sessions, keynote presentations by industry experts, networking and a luxury property tour, is expected to attract hundreds of real estate professionals and investors worldwide. For information or registration, visit www.areaa.org/summit. Discounted registration and hotel room rates are available. This is a must attend event for any real estate professional that services or wants to learn how to more effectively service Asian consumers worldwide.