Board of Directors

2017 Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Officers, three at-large members from the Board, and the Membership, Program, and Legal and Tax Directors, the General Counsel, and the previous year's Chairman.



First row (l-r): Deputy Chairman Edward M. Casal, Aviva Investors; Chairman Catherine L. Pfeiffenberger, Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc.; Chief Executive James A. Fetgatter, AFIRE; Corporate Secretary Stephen Taylor, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
 
Second row (l-r):
Treasurer Donald M. Wise, Metzler Real Estate; General Counsel Willys H. Schneider, Kaye Scholer LLP; Prior Year Chairman Francis P. Lively, Wafra Investment Advisory Group; Director of Membership Stephen R. Collins, Jones Lang LaSalle
 
Not pictured: Member-at-Large Glenn Grimaldi, HSBC Bank USA, NA; Member-at-Large Adam Adamakakis, Ivanhoé Cambridge; Member-at-Large Martin Brühl, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH; Director of Programs Mark D. Gibson, HFF; Director of Legal and Tax R. Byron Carlock, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


2017 Board of Directors

AFIRE is governed by a Board of Directors made up of designated delegates from the membership. Members include up to three Directors from each country represented and five Directors from among the Associate members. The Directors serve a two-year term. From among the Institutional members, Officers are elected each year, including a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary.
 

First row (l-r):  Naoshi Ogikubo, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); Ali O. Alghannam, Oqyana Real Estate Company; Treasurer Donald M. Wise, Metzler Real Estate; Deputy Chairman Edward M. Casal, Aviva Investors; Chairman Catherine L. Pfeiffenberger, Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc.; Chief Executive James A. Fetgatter, AFIRE; Corporate Secretary Stephen Taylor, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP); Christopher R. Ludeman, CBRE; Amilcar Grot, Blue Sky Group
 
Second row (l-r): Marwan Isbaih, National Bank of Kuwait; El Rosenheim, Profimex Ltd.; General Counsel Willys H. Schneider, Kaye Scholer LLP; Prior Year Chairman Francis P. Lively, Wafra Investment Advisory Group; Director of Membership Stephen R. Collins, Jones Lang LaSalle; Matt Bronfman, Jamestown US-Immobilien GmbH; Jason Kern, LaSalle Investment Management
 
Third row (l-r):
Will Gibby, Hermes Real Estate Investment Manager Ltd.; Michael E. Shields, ING Real Estate Finance; Michel Schram, PGGM; Bardo Magel, AFIAA Investment AG; Thomas R. Arnold, ADIA; Brent Steele, Abu Dhabi Investment Council; Steven A. Kohn, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
 
Not pictured: Member-at-Large Glenn Grimaldi, HSBC Bank USA, NA; Member-at-Large Adam Adamakakis, Ivanhoé Cambridge; Member-at-Large Martin Brühl, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH; Director of Programs Mark D. Gibson, HFF; Director of Legal and Tax R. Byron Carlock, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Eric C. Wurtzebach, Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.; Mark A. Stefanek, Westfield Corporation, Inc.; Tom McCullogh, Canada Post Pension Plan; Michael Nielsen, ATP Real Estate; Olivier Thoral, AXA Real Estate Investment Managers; Barbara Knoflach, BNP Paribas Real Estate; Gitta Becker, Commerz Real AG; Goodwin Gaw, Gaw Capital Partners; Raymond Chow, Hongkong Land; Chaim Katzman, Gazit-Group USA; Tetsuya Masuda, Rockefeller Group International, Inc.;  John E. Westerfield, Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc.; Abdulaziz Al-Marzooq, KFH Capital Investment Company; Karen Horstmann, Norges Bank Investment Management; Tracy Stroh, GIC Real Estate, Inc.; Lucy Rumantir, OUE Limited; Ignacio Diego, Avila Real Estate; David C. Sherwood, Alecta Real Estate Investment, LLC; Helena Olin, AP2 Second Swedish National Pension Fund; Martin Lamb, Credit Suisse; Thomas O’Shea, UBS AG; Michael H. Beattie, Grosvenor; Kathleen McCarthy, The Blackstone Group LP; Leonard O’Donnell, USAA Real Estate Company
 



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June 7-8, 2017
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September 11-13, 2017

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October 5, 2017 2018

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