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.
 

2019 AFIRE Board of Directors



Australia

Eric C. Wurtzebach
Senior Managing Director
Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.
2019-2020
 
Matthew Strotton
Senior Vice President
US Property Funds
QIC
2019-2020

Jaap Tonckens
Group Chief Financial Officer
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
2019
 

Canada 

Jane Gavan
Chief Executive Officer
Dream Global REIT
2019-2020
 
Lisa Lafave
Senior Portfolio Manager,
Real Estate
HOOPP
2019-2020
 
Ted Willcocks
Global Head of Asset Management                         
Manulife
2018-2019
 

China

Kai-yan Lee
Managing Director
Vanke
2018-2019
 

Denmark

Michael Nielsen
Chief Executive Officer
ATP Real Estate
2018-2019
 

France

Steve McCarthy
US Head, Asset Management
and Transaction
AXA Real Estate Investment
Managers

2018-2019
 

Germany

Christoph Donner
Chief Executive Officer
Allianz Real Estate of America LLC
2019-2020
 
Markus Zoppa
Head of the Americas
DEKA Immobilien GmbH
2018-2019
 
Sylvia Gross
Managing Director-
Head of Capital Markets
HQ Capital Real Estate
2019-2020
 

Hong Kong, China

Goodwin Gaw
Managing Principal and Chairman
Gaw Capital Partners
2018-2019
 
Raymond Chow
Executive Director, Commercial Property
Hongkong Land
2019-2020
 

Israel

Chaim Katzman
Chairman of the Board
Gazit-Group USA
2018-2019

El Rosenheim
Managing Director
Profimex Ltd.
2018-2019
 

Japan

Jun Asaki
Senior Vice President
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
2018-2019
 
John E. Westerfield
Chief Executive Officer
Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc.
2018-2019
 
Tomiji Hasegawa
Executive Officer, Investor
Relations Department Head
Tokyu Land Capital Management Inc.
2019-2020
 

Kuwait   

Abdulaziz Al-Marzooq
Chief Executive Officer
KFH Capital Investment Company
2018-2019
 
Marwan Isbaih
General Manager
National Bank of Kuwait
2018-2019
 
Ali O. Alghannam
Chief Executive Officer
Oqyana Real Estate Company
2018-2019



The Netherlands

Phil McAndrews
Head of Real Estate Equity
Aegon
2019-2020
 
Steven Hason
Managing Director and Co-Head, Americas
Real Estate; Head, Americas Infrastructure
APG Asset Management
2019-2020
 
Stephen Tross
Managing Director,
International Investments
Bouwinvest REIM
2019-2020


Norway

Karen Horstmann
Portfolio Manager
Norges Bank Investment Management
2019-2020


Singapore

Tracy Stroh
Senior Vice President
GIC Real Estate, Inc.
2019-2020
 
Ralf Wessel
Head of Fund Management
and Business Development
Global Logistics Properties Limited
2018-2019
 
Dolf Renaud
Executive Vice President,
The Americas
OUE Limited
2019-2020
 

Spain

Ignacio Diego
Chief Executive Officer
Avila Real Estate, LLC
2018-2019
 

Sweden

Helena Olin
Head of Real Estate
AP2 Second Swedish National Pension Fund
2018-2019

Catherine Pfeiffenberger
Senior Vice President
Skanska
2018-2019
 

Switzerland

Bardo Magel
Global Head of Asset Management
AFIAA AG
2019-2020
 
David C. Brainerd
Chief Investment Officer
Capital Guidance Corporation
2018-2019
 
Thomas B. Brown
Partner
LGT Capital Partners
2018-2019
 

United Arab Emirates

Thomas R. Arnold 
Head of Americas, Real Estate
ADIA
2019-2020
 
Brent Steele
Principal - Americas Real Estate
Abu Dhabi Investment Council
2019-2020
 

United Kingdom

Ian D. Hawksworth
Chief Executive
Capital and Counties Properties PLC
2018-2019

Will Gibby
Deputy Fund Manager
Hermes Real Estate Investment Manager Ltd.
2018-2019

G. Christopher McGibbon
Senior Managing Director, Head of the Americas
TH Real Estate
2019-2020
 

Associate                                     

Dietrich Heidtmann
Managing Director-Head of International Capital Markets
GTIS Partners
2018-2019
 
Clyde Holland
Chief Executive Officer and President
Holland Partner Group
2019-2020
 
Ronald M. Dickerman
President
Madison International Realty, LLC
2018-2019
 
Michael F. Streicker
Managing Director
Sentinel Real Estate Corporation
2018-2019
 
Lanhee Yung
Managing Director, Global Capital Raising
and Investor Relations
Starwood Capital Group Global, LLC
2019-2020

 


Upcoming Events

2018 NYC Town Hall 

Deloitte New York Office
New York, NY
October 17, 2018


2018 Toronto Town Hall 

HOOPP Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Toronto, Canada‚Äč
November 1, 2018
 

2019 Winter Conference

Mandarin Oriental, NY
New York, NY
February 6-7, 2019
 

2019 MIPIM Brunch

Hotel Barrière Le Majestic
Cannes, France
March 14, 2019
 

2019 European Conference

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

2019 Annual Membership Meeting

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

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