AFIRE Virtual Event: Opening the Black Box (An AFIRE Rising Leaders Discussion)

Online, May 19, 2020

Opening the Black Box

An AFIRE Rising Leaders Discussion (Members Only)
May 19, 2020, 10:30-11:30 ET

Everyone in the real estate industry agrees that data matters. But there remains a perceived “Black Box” around the science of that data and how it gets translated into the human language of management, decision making, and stakeholder relations.

In this AFIRE Rising Leaders discussion, panelists and attendees will explore what happens when we open the Black Box. What is the role of data science in real estate, and how extensive is its role for the future of real estate investing? How can leaders bolster trust to build the bridge between intelligence and understanding? What technical and personal skills are needed for both established and emerging team members?

All executive and emerging professionals from AFIRE member firms are invited to the discussion.

Those with interests across management, operations, research, analytics, data science, and communications will leave with new insights and working materials to help them open the Black Box at their own organizations.


This AFIRE Virtual Event is a discussion presented by AFIRE Rising Leaders, who represent a diverse group of mid-career real estate and investment leaders from AFIRE member firms.


Launched in early 2020 as part of AFIRE’s membership events program, AFIRE Virtual Events provide a recurring digital format for AFIRE members to stay connected beyond in-person meetings.

AFIRE Virtual Events include weekly, members-only, town hall-style meetings; simple 60-minute, discussion-style sessions (hosted on BlueJeans), with AFIRE member panelists and presenters talking about current trends and ideas in an accessible, conversational format.

Other AFIRE Virtual Events outside the weekly town halls focus on specialized and timely topics, as well as supporting ongoing education and research.

AFIRE uses BlueJeans, a virtual meeting platform, for our Virtual Events. For an optimal experience, virtual meeting attendees should access BlueJeans via Google Chrome or the BlueJeans event app.

AFIRE Virtual Events are recorded and made available for members only.


Asmait Tewelde, Meeting Director 202 312 1404

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