2018 Annual Membership Meeting

Washington, DC, September 5–7, 2018

Thank you for joining us at the 2018 AFIRE Annual Membership Meeting, which took place in Washington, DC in September 2018 at the Mayflower Hotel. Go here to view AFIRE's upcoming events.


The Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM AFIRE Executive Committee Meeting
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM AFIRE Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Registration and Dinner Reception

Thursday, September 6, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM New Member and Guest Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome: Ed Casal, AFIRE Chairman, and Senior Advisor, Aviva Investors
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Keynote Address: Ray La Hood, Secretary US Department of Transportation (2009-2013); Member of Congress (1995-2009)
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Infrastructure and Opportunity Zone Investing: Where are the opportunities in these new frontiers of real estate investing, who has been successful at it, and how can it work for you?
Moderator: Stephen Tomlinson, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM Luncheon Address: Political Update: Jim VandeHei, Chief Executive Officer, Axios
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Investment Strategy Forum: Fund vs Direct Investing: Ed Casal, AFIRE Chairman, and Senior Advisor, Aviva Investors
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS): Jeff Keitelman, Co-Managing Partner, Stroock LLP
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Reception and Dinner
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM Young AFIRE Event

Friday, September 7, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Board of Directors Breakfast and Photos
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Announcements and Introduction of New Officers
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Keynote Address
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Aligning with the Business: What Occupiers Want
Organized by CoreNet Global, the association for corporate real estate executives. Global occupiers are looking for real estate solutions that provide flexibility, agility, and access to talent. What are the implications for investors?
Moderator: Tim Venable, Senior Vice President, CoreNet Global
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Luncheon Address: Dr. Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (2014-2018)


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

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