Mr Chrek Soknim

President of AVA

Greetings, everyone, and welcome to ASEAN Valuers Associations (AVA).

Please allow me to take the opportunity to thank AVA’s former presidents and all members of their enormous contributions and efforts during the past few years. I am very pleased and honored to serve as the President of AVA for the term 2020-2021.

AVA was established in 1981 to promote real estate and valuation regulations, standards, and techniques adopted in the profession across Southeast Asia. Currently, AVA has eight members; Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Every year, the association organizes a congress meeting where members come together to exchange knowledge, update on the economic development in each country, and discuss problem matters and the solutions.

In 2021, the association will run its 23rd Congress Meeting which will be held in Cambodia where I have the privilege to lead the Cambodia Valuers and Estate Agents Association (CVEA) as the organizer of this prestige event. CVEA is a non-profit organization comprising of more than 120 professional valuers and real estate agents.

As we know, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a great impact on the global economy in almost every sector and the real estate industry is no exception. During the current economic turmoil, the responsibility of property valuation becomes even more crucial. For this reason, we will all face challenges. However, I truly believe that we will overcome these difficult times and succeed if we work together as one.

Once again, the 23rd Congress Meeting will be held in Cambodia and I look forward to hearing and sharing the progress and challenge to the real estate industry in the region.

It is my pleasure to invite all members of AVA and everyone to join the upcoming congress in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on [When?]. I am very excited to share more about Cambodia’s real estate landscape to the delegates and attendees.

I look forward to seeing you all at the congress meeting and witness another milestone of AVA

Sincerely yours
Chrek Soknim
President of AVA