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WASHINGTONIAN: National Building Museum Hosts Annual Garden Party
June 11, 2018
The National Building Museum presented its 32nd Honor Award to Madison Marquette and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington at its annual garden party gala on May 31. More than 750 guests, dressed in their garden party best, enjoyed a cocktail party, dinner, and lively after party with live music and dancing until midnight in the Museum’s historic Great Hall. The evening’s master of ceremonies was the Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, president emerita of Spelman and Bennett Colleges. Dr. Cole shared African proverbs fitting for each honoree and moved the crowd to a standing ovation. The night also featured a special tribute to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). 
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BIZNOW: AFIRE Taps New CEO As Longtime Head James Fetgatter Retires
June 4, 2018 | Jon Banister
The longtime head of the Association of Foreign Investors In Real Estate is retiring and being replaced by another industry veteran. AFIRE, the D.C.-based group that tracks cross-border real estate investment, named Gunnar Branson as its new CEO. Branson will take over upon the September retirement of James Fetgatter, who has led the group for 27 years. Branson has spent the last seven years as CEO of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers. He has previously held leadership roles with GE Capital Real Estate and Heller Financial and consulted with several top real estate firms. 
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BLOOMBERG: LONDON BEATS OUT NEW YORK AMONG FOREIGN INVESTORS IN REAL ESTATE
Jan 8, 2018 | Peter Jeffrey
New York City took a double hit in an annual survey of real estate investors, which saw London overtake it in first place globally and Los Angeles tie it for top U.S. city. The annual survey of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate asks its members, who are estimated to have more than $2 trillion in real estate assets under management, to rank markets by various measures, such as stability and opportunity for capital appreciation. This year’s poll, the 26th, also saw pricey San Francisco, which had been one of the top five global cities since 2011, fall to 11th place, and Washington, D.C., skid to 25th from 15th place last year, part of a long slide.
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GLOBE STREET: WHY IS WASHINGTON DC DROPPING IN AFIRE’S SURVEY?
Jan 8, 2018 | Erika Morphy
Here we go again. Up until last year, Washington DC has been among the top five US cities cited by foreign investors as a market which they liked and saw as fitting for investment, according to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) annual survey. Then last year we were bumped to No.6 on the list of US cities and No. 15 for global cities. This year the DC area made its way back on the top five US cities list but has fallen to 25th for global cities.
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GLOBE STREET: NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES BOTH RATED TOP US CITIES FOR CRE FOREIGN INVESTMENT
Jan 8, 2018 | Erika Morphy
London has become the top city in which foreign investors want to invest, according to the locally-based Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)’s annual survey. The city has nudged New York from its previous place as the No. 1 global city for real estate investments. Furthermore, the survey revealed that New York City is no longer the only No. 1 city in the US that appeals to foreign investors; that title is now shared with Los Angeles, which tied with New York in this latest survey. Up until this year, New York had been named the top US city for the last seven years, holding a substantial lead over Los Angeles. As recently as 2014 Los Angeles was in fifth place among US cities. It only moved into second place in 2016.
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