The historical structure of real estate, unconscious biases, and hiring approaches all promote the social and economic inequity that continues to exist today. How can the social and economic framework in real estate be changed to harbor a diverse and inclusive workplace?

February 16, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought massive shifts in behavior, as social distancing and other public health protocols have reshaped our daily lives. What does this mean for institutional investment in the office sector after COVID?

February 5, 2021

The pandemic has rekindled the old debate about real estate dynamics in cities versus the suburbs. But real estate is cyclical, so to see what the future holds, watch the fundamentals.

January 28, 2021

The pandemic altered assumptions about the real estate, including the shift in demand, location, and even the environment itself. Yet, at the center of the storm are the value-add investors who drive opportunity and risk when it comes to change.

January 15, 2021

Cedrik Lachance of Green Street talks about how the trend of rapid urbanization in core markets continues to accelerate, despite the emerging challenges from the pandemic.

November 23, 2020

What holds promise for improving the business relationships we depend on for making better investments? All corners of the commercial real estate arena are facing era-defining challenges. Transparency matters—now more than ever. Being intentional and open in our dealings with our investors, employees, and communities will bring closeness to all our relationships—particularly those between managers and investors.

November 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19, are we facing an urban exodus—or is it the natural outcome of generational change?AFIRE’s Future Committee weighs in.

November 13, 2020

The retail investment industry has historically always been impacted the hardest during large-scale catastrophes. Past pandemics serve as reminders of the harsh implications and desperate measures that undergo these events. How will retail continue to adapt to these changes?

November 10, 2020

After COVID-19, will we be facing the end of the world—or simply the end of the world as we know it? AFIRE’s Future Committee weighs in.

November 3, 2020

Though mixed-use developments aren’t immune to COVID-19-related disruptions, demand is likely to grow as the crisis subsides. Society’s enhanced focus on physical and mental health in the wake of the pandemic is only likely to enhance demand for such facilities once the crisis has passed.

October 27, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, every industry is racing to adjust its business practices to meet new demands and prepare for an uncertain future. What does this mean for real estate finance and ESG?

October 22, 2020