Global Pano Pic


Ohio REALTORS understand that the work of our industry extends well beyond our state and national borders. In fact, here in Ohio we have 133 international companies doing business every single day. We are connected like never before which impacts everything we do. The real estate industry is no exception.

The way we do business has changed. The needs of your clients have changed. The way our industry must perform has changed. That’s why here at Ohio REALTORS we are going Global!

International Residential Transactions Survey

The objective of this survey was to gather information about international residential real estate transactions of Ohio REALTORS members during April 2019–March 2020.

Welcome to Ohio

Ohio...The Heart of it All

As REALTORS we know the strengths of our communities. We know what makes them special. Collectively, we also know what makes Ohio a great place to live, work and play.

State Economic Data for Engaging in International Real Estate

This Report provides state-level economic data that points to the potential of working with interntional clients interested in purchasing U.S. residential or commercial real estate.


Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

Our volunteer association members provide expertise in the global marketplace.

See a listing of Ohio CIPS members | Interested in obtaining a CIPS designation? Learn how

At right, Ohio REALTORS wins NAR's Global Business Council Achievement Program Award

Visit NAR Global | NAR Website in Spanish

Exchange Students

The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange is a comprehensive information resource on international students in the U.S. and U.S. students studying abroad.

International Educational Exchange, Inc. provides international exchange opportunities to students, recent graduates and young professionals. IEE is staffed by dedicated, enthusiastic team members with years of experience working with international participants.

Our staff is well qualified to assist program participants and employers with all phases of the J-1 Visa Program as well as our Global Programs in order to ensure a meaningful and memorable experience for all.

Census image


Japan and Ohio's Economy | March 2021 | View | See speaker bios below

Ohio's Global Business | May 2020 | View Story & Video

Hiroko Nishikawa Naumann
Mark Kitabayashi
Akiko Miyamoto

Hiroko Nishikawa Naumann

Naumann is a real estate professional experienced in business in both USA and Japan. Hiroko’s main area of expertise is in residential property sales. 

Hiroko is 2021 Global Ambassador to Japan and Mongolia, 2021 President Elect of the Women's Council of REALTORS L.A./Beverly Hills Network. Greater Los Angeles REALTORS, Global Committee Chair 2019-2020 and AREAA L.A. Coastal Chapter, Board of Directors 2018-2020. She has CIPS, SRES.

Mark Kitabayashi

Kitabayashi has been a Washington state REALTOR for 20 years and involved in many aspects of real estate, including Association Leadership, Local Jurisdiction, Global Instructor-Presenter. His primary Business are Residential, New Construction, Foreclosure, Global Investment.

He is a NAR National & Global Instructor and the 2021 NAR Global Coordinator Asia/Pacific. He holds the COE, CIPS, AHWD, ABR designations.

Akiko Miyamoto

Miyamoto is a REALTOR at Re/Max 24/7. She specializes in investment properties and relocation of Japanese expatriates specially in Dublin area. Because she is one of the very few bilingual (English and Japanese) real estate agents in town, she receives 3-8 rental home inquiries a week.

Akiko is currently serving on Ohio REALTORS Diversity PAG and has done a lot of work with NAR and Japan.