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Ă–STERREICHISCHER VERBAND der IMMOBILIENWIRTSCHAFT (Ă–VI)

Austrian Real Estate Association 
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Coordinates

FavoritenstraĂźe 24/11
AT-1040 Wien

Tel: + 43 1 505 48 75
Fax: + 43 1 505 48 75-18

Structure

President: Georg Flödl, MA, MRICS
Vice-Presidents: Mag. Klaus Wolfinger, Mag. Elisabeth Rohr, MRICS
CEO: Mag. Anton Holzapfel
Treasurer: Mag. Markus Reithofer, MSc, MRICS, CIPS, CIS ImmoZert
Secretariat: Karin Zimmermann

Number of direct members: 479 companies
Number of qualified valuers (individuals): 150
Number of student members: 120
Number of valuation companies: 92 (working not only, in the field of valuation)

Member of TEGoVA since: October 2015
Category of membership: Full

 

Founded in 1979, Ă–VI represents the professional and commercial interests of its members: real estate agents, property managers, builders and surveyors.

Permanent Representatives to TEGoVA

Georg Flödl

Georg Flödl MA MRICS

President

Dr. Funk Immobilien GmbH
Neutorgasse 12/13
AT-1010 Wien

Tel: +43 1 505 48 75
Mobile: +43 676 40 60 920

Anton Holzapfel

Anton Holzapfel

Managing Director

Tel. +43 1 505 48 75
Fax +43 1 505 48 75 - 18

Brief History & Role

OVI was founded in 1979 with the purpose of representing the professional and commercial interests of its members: real estate agents, property managers, builders and (since 2012) surveyors.

The first president who was at the same time a representative of the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria (Wirtschaftskammer Ă–sterreich), wanted to establish a private lobbying organization in addition to the compulsory membership to the Chamber of Commerce. Until now there has been close cooperation with the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria.

Over the years Ă–VI has established itself as the most important voice of Real estate in Austria. Politicians as well as mass media trust the opinions of OVI's experts. Ă–VI runs a well-known Training Institute (Ă–VI Immobilienakademie) as well as a real estate specialised certification body (ImmoZert GmbH).

Principal Activities

Ă–VI is engaged in legislative processes at the national and European level, submitting proposals and expert opinions on real estate issues.

Ă–VI participates in Expert Committees at the Austrian Standards Institute (ASI) and the CEN (eg. CEN 15733 Real Estate Agent, Ă–NORM B 1802-3: 2014 08 01 Real estate evaluation - Part 3: Residual value method) .

Public relations are one of the most important activities in the association, acknowledged by all members. It aims to promote professional business practice in the real estate sector.

Congresses, trade fairs, seminars, conferences and many other types of business events are organized by Ă–VI to ensure the promotion and networking for real estate professionals.

Ă–VI member services cover a lot of day to day business: consulting in legal and tax affairs as well as model contracts and forms for each type of real estate business.

Principal Areas of Policy

Quality of Real estate services / Rental law / Affordable housing - affordable building / Consumer protection in real estate business / Condominium / Civil law / Tax law / Urban planning / Growing and shrinking cities / Non-discrimination policy / Energy efficiency.

Organisation

The bodies of the association are

- General Assembly
- Board
- Managing Director
- Advisory Board
- Managers of the regional offices (Landesstellen)
- Young Professional Forum and Board
- Internal Arbitration Court
- Internal Auditors

For details and persons see www.ovi.at

Membership

Ă–VI has been a Member of CEI since 1996 and is now member of CEPI/CEI.

Ă–VI cooperates in Austria with , amongst others:
- ARE
- FIABCI Austria
- Ă–sterreichischer Haus-und Grundbesitz
- Verband der Institutionellen Investoren
- FMA

and on the international Level with:
- NAR (National Association of Realtors)

Publications

OVI Immobilienakademie publishes books on real estate law and valuation.

The recent releases are:

Bienert/Funk, Immobilienbewertung Ă–sterreich, Edition Ă–VI, Wien 2014, 3r edition
Knittl/Holzapfel: Maklerrecht Ă–sterreich, Edition Ă–VI, Wien 2014, 2nd edition
Kothbauer: Erhaltung und Wartung im Mietrecht, Edition Ă–VI, Wien, 2015