2016 Winter Conference

New York, NY, February 8–9, 2016

Thank you for joining us at the 2016 AFIRE Winter Conference, which took place in New York in February 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental, New York. Go here to view AFIRE's upcoming events.


Mandarin Oriental, New York

80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023


Wednesday, February 8

9:30 am - 11:30 am | Executive Committee Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Board of Directors Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Registration
2:00 pm - 2:10 pm | Winter Conference Begins; Welcome by Catherine Pfeiffenberger, AFIRE Chairman, and Senior Vice President, Skanska USA Commercial Development
2:10 pm - 3:00 pm | Keynote Address; Richard W. Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (2005-2015)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Capital Steps: What direction will capital markets take as we step into an uncertain and perhaps volatile future?
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm | AFIRE Investment Survey: A presentation of the 25th AFIRE Annual Foreign Investment Survey by Joe Walsh, Graaskamp Center for Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, Wisconsin School of Business
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Cocktail Reception: Mandarin Oriental Hotel (South Salon)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Young AFIRE Event: Location TBA

Thursday , February 9

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Guest and New Member Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am | Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am | Panel: When in Rome: A panel of US funds will describe how domestic pensions are navigating the uncharted waters of real estate investing. Are they plotting the course for a safe passage?
10:30 am - 11:30 am | Panel: What Do Tenants Really Want? A guide to a fulfilling relationship between an owner and the new modern tenant. This is not your cookie-cutter lease deal anymore.
12:00 pm - 2:00pm | Luncheon Address: A New Disruptive Technology for Finance and Real Estate: Michael Casey, Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab
2:00 pm | Conference Concludes


Nancy Knight, Director, Meetings & Membership, +1 202 312 1404nknight@afire.org

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