AFIRE Virtual Event: Middle East Investors Summit

Online, November 17, 2020


Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM GST
Tuesday, November 17 2020, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM EST

As countries continue battling COVID-19—and as the political situation continues to evolve between the US and the Middle East during an especially contentious US presidential election year—investors are seeking new strategies across all sectors, within and beyond real estate.

In this special AFIRE virtual event for Middle East-based investors, panelists will discuss macro-level economic and political trends affecting the current investment outlook in the US, including sector-level trends and the opportunities emerging from a mounting wave of proptech and other technology innovation in the real estate industry.

What should investors watch for to map opportunity and risk for distressed properties? What will a US election year and evolving political landscape in the EU and the Middle East mean for cross-border capital flows? What is the state of capital markets in the US, and what changes will we see in office, retail, industrial, and infrastructure?

This event is open to all members and invited guests.


Paula Campbell Roberts, Director, Global Macro and Real Estate Americas, KKR

Divesh Makan, Founder, ICONIQ

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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