About

AFIRE:  A Fellowship for International Real Estate - focused on commercial property in the United States



An essential forum for real estate investment thought leadership – AFIRE members gather throughout the year to help each other become:
 
Better Investors
Better Leaders
Better Global Citizens

through conversations, research, and analysis of real estate capital markets, cross-border issues, policy, economics, technology & management. Representing the "who's who" in the global real estate investment industry, AFIRE membership is exclusive to principals and senior executives.
 
The core activity of AFIRE is its meetings – held throughout the year around the globe.  AFIRE meetings are unique both in the caliber of people in the room and the quality of the discussion.   It is understood by all participants that:
 
All discussions are protected
All discussions are interactive
No one “pitches” their business
Attendance at meetings is restricted to AFIRE members and invited guests.
 
To support the discussion beyond meetings, AFIRE publishes research and analysis that includes
 
The Summit – a journal of thought leadership & member points of view
Surveys on cross boarder investing, leadership, and management best practices
AFIRE Guide to US Real Estate Investing
 
In 1988, AFIRE was created to serve the needs of non-US institutional real estate investors navigating the challenges of investing in the United States. For 30 years, AFIRE has been a tightly-knit community of institutional investors (now from 21 countries), combined with investment managers, brokers, and service providers in the US.  Through meetings, publishing, and the annual survey, it has been an invaluable tool for information, insight, and networking.
 
Institutional real estate investing in the U.S. and around the globe has evolved significantly since 1988. There is more data and expertise from multiple sources about the U.S. market than ever before.  At the same time, a large number of investors are aggregating capital from multiple countries and investing it around the globe.  Institutional investing has become truly global, and therefore involves a more complex landscape of operational, risk, and investment challenges.
 
The dialogue fostered by AFIRE has two complementary objectives:
To help members gain competitive advantage through strategic and operational thought leadership
To help improve the global real estate investment industry as a whole
 
Membership is granted on a corporate basis and by invitation only.


Meetings & Conferences

2019 MIPIM Brunch

Hotel Barrière Le Majestic
Cannes, France
March 14, 2019


2019 Rising Leaders' Summit

CBRE
New York, NY
April 29-30, 2019


2019 European Conference

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Frankfurt, Germany
June 4-5, 2019


2019 Data & Technology Summit

Deloitte
Chicago, Illinois 
July 9-10, 2019
 

2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Seattle Sheraton Hotel
Seattle, WA
September 10-12, 2019


2019 AFIRE at EXPO REAL

Munich, Germany
October 7-9, 2019

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