AFIRE Virtual Event: Ethics Summit

Online, October 20, 2020


The fog of a global crisis can make the world seem murky, but it also has the power of revealing true character.

The real estate and investment ecosystem is no exception, especially as COVID-19 has revealed fissures in everything from political stability and economic inequality to racial justice and international relations.

In this inaugural Ethics Summit virtual event, AFIRE welcomes Professor Dan Ariely, a leading behavioral economist at Duke University and New York Times-bestselling author of The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, The Upside of Irrationality and other groundbreaking books in behavioral economics, alongside a host of AFIRE leaders, to explore what it means to be an ethical investor through and beyond 2020.

This 90-minute virtual event is open to all AFIRE member firms and delegates. The guided discussion will focus on real-world examples of COVID-era decision making, and begin to establish a basis for guiding the future of ethical conduct for the global real estate investment community.


Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University

Russ Appel, Founding Principal, Praedium Group

Byron Carlock Jr., US Real Estate Practice Leader, PwC

Ignacio Diego, CEO, Avila Real Estate

Evelyne Dubé, Managing Director, Tricon Residential

Amilcar Grot, Senior Portfolio Manager, Blue Sky Group

Elchanan Rosenheim, Founder and CEO, Profimex

Gunnar Branson, CEO, AFIRE (Moderator)



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.

Other special virtual events, outside the weekly scheduled, focus on specialized and timely topics, as well as supporting ongoing education and research.

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


Asmait Tewelde, Meeting Director 202 312 1404

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