2022 Annual Membership Meeting

New York, NY, September 13–15, 2022

AFIRE members are invited to New York this September 13–15 for the 2022 AFIRE Annual Membership Meeting, AFIRE’s flagship conference for real estate leaders and institutional investors from around the world.

Held at the Pierre Hotel next to Central Park, this year’s program will feature committee meetings, information-packed sessions, and rich networking opportunities for AFIRE members to connect at the forefront of innovation and thought leadership for the future of commercial real estate.

Register now and watch this page for more updates, agendas, health policies, and other important information.

(This event is only for AFIRE members and invited guests.)


10:30–13:00 Board Meeting and Lunch
      Pierre Hotel Wedgewood Room & Salon

15:00–17:00 Tour of One Vanderbilt
      317 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

18:00–20:00 Welcome Reception
      Pierre Hotel Ballroom (2nd Floor)


(All activities will be in the Pierre Hotel Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor) unless otherwise noted.)

08:00–09:00 Breakfast and Networking

09:00–09:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

09:30–10:15 Planning for Uncertainty: Capital Markets
      Paula Campbell Roberts

10:15–10:45 Morning Break

10:45–11:45 Calibrating Climate Risk: A New Course?
      Brodie Boland, William Pattison,
      Bryan Sanchez, Kevin Fagan

11:45–13:00 Lunch
      Pierre Hotel Cotillion Room (2nd Floor)

13:00–14:00 Keynote Session: Urban Reinvention
      Edward Glaeser

14:00–15:00 Future Plans: Rethinking Development
      Scott Rechler, Karen Horstmann

15:00–15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30–16:30 Building Upwards: Housing and “Affordability”
      Margaret Anadu, Joshua Benaim,
      Malcolm Johnson, Gunnar Branson

16:30–17:00 Day One Recap

17:00–18:00 Cocktail Hour

17:00–18:00 AFIRE Mentors and Fellows Reception
      Pierre Hotel Lexington Room (4th Floor)

18:00–20:30 Keynote Dinner with Fareed Zakaria
      Pierre Hotel Grand Ballroom

21:00–23:00 Cocktails with Young AFIRE
      The Bar Room, 117 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022


(All activities will be in the Pierre Hotel Grand Ballroom unless otherwise noted.)

07:45–08:45 Asset and Market Discussion
      (Institutional Members Only)
      Pierre Hotel Lexington Room (4th Floor)

08:00–09:00 Breakfast and Networking

09:00–09:15 Opening Remarks and AFIRE Chair Gift

09:15–10:15 Market Trends: Focus on Assets
      Byron Carlock, Jimmy Hinton,
      Clyde Holland, Will McIntosh

10:15–10:45 Morning Break

10:45–11:45 From the Ground Up: Diversity and Inclusion
      Maggie Coleman, Tej Hazra,
      Dionna Johnson, Todd Sears

11:45–12:30 Executive Insights: AFIRE Chairs in Discussion
      Steve Hason, Karen Horstmann,
      Catherine Pfieffenberger, Sylvia Gross

12:30–14:00 Closing Remarks and Parting Lunch



If you are registered for the tour of One Vanderbilt and plan to leave from the Pierre to visit the site, AFIRE is providing buses to and from One Vanderbilt.

For those departing from the hotel, please meet in the lobby of the Pierre beginning at 2:30pm. Buses will depart for the tour site as they fill.

For registrants arriving at One Vanderbilt independently, please arrive at the entrance on Vanderbilt Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets (facing Grand Central) for the by the beginning of the tour at 3:00pm sharp.

The tour of One Vanderbilt will conclude with a champagne toast and light refreshments, and buses will depart from the tour site and returning to the Pierre around 5:00pm.



Harvard University | Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics; Chairman, Department of Economics


The Vistria Group | Senior Partner


McKinsey & Company | Partner, Washington, DC


PwC US | Real Estate Leader
AFIRE | Director of Legal and Tax


Moody’s Analytics | Head of CRE Economic Analysis


Newmark | Head of Investor Strategies


AFIRE | Chair (2022)


Ferguson Partners | Director, DEI


MetLife Investment Management | Head of Real Estate Research & Strategy


RXR Realty | CEO & Chairman


Out Leadership | Founder


CNN/Washington Post | Journalist and Best-selling Author


Aria Development Group | Founder and CEO


KKR | Managing Director, Head of Global CREM


Sera Global | Managing Partner, Private Capital Advisory


APG Asset Management | Managing Director, Head of Americas Real Estate
AFIRE | Past Chair (2014)


Holland Partner Group | Executive Chairman


Langdon Park Capital | CEO


USAA Real Estate | Global Head of Research
AFIRE | Director of Programs


Jamestown | Managing Director, Head of Development and Construction
AFIRE | Past Chair (2017)


Lionstone Investments | CEO


Korn Ferry | Senior Client Partner, Global DEI Solutions

(The AFIRE Room Block at The Pierre New York is now sold out. You may still be able to book rooms for the standard rate at The Pierre, or take advantage of nearby hotels.)


2 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065

Ever since The Pierre opened in 1930, it has been revered as both a quintessential monument to New York City grandeur and an outstanding archetype of service excellence.

AFIRE is actively monitoring COVID-19 trends and guidance provided by the CDC, ECDC, and Washington, DC, and the impact that health measures or other factors may have on the 2022 European Conference. The health and safety of our in-person meeting attendees, staff, and guests is our top priority, and AFIRE is committed to creating a safe environment for this event.

All in-person attendees will need to (A) provide a proof of vaccination and (B) be encouraged to wear a mask for any indoor activities.

AFIRE will provide sanitized, medical-grade masks on-site.

Proof of vaccination can be provided digitally (via scanned PDF or other file type) prior to the event by emailing Asmait Tewelde, Meeting Director, atewelde@afire.org. Vaccine forms may also be shown at check-in prior to receiving your event badge.

(All vaccine and COVID result forms will be presented for review by event staff and will not be retained for any reason.)

By registering for the 2022 Annual Member Meeting, you agree to the AFIRE 2022 ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING COVID-19 LIABILITY WAIVER AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK.

If you are displaying any symptom of COVID-19 (e.g., sore throat, cough, fatigue, headache, rash, fever, body aches, etc.) and/or you have recently and knowingly been exposed to anyone who tested positive, do not attend the conference in person. Your registration will be fully refunded (or partially refunded should you opt for the virtual alternative).

AFIRE may need to adjust its policies and procedures to remain compliant with public health measures and will communicate any such actions to meeting participants with expediency and transparency.

In addition to operating in compliance with municipal and federal health and safety standards, event managers will implement the following best practices:

  • Usage of optional, color-coded stickers or wrist bands to communicate social distancing preference.
    • Green: Handshakes and hugs okay; no distance desired
    • Yellow: Bows or fist bumps okay; partial distance desired
    • Red: No physical contact; full social distance desired
  • Compliance with state, local, and venue guidance regarding health and safety, and will encourage frequent hand washing, sanitizing, and social distancing.
  • On-site signage will include reminders for physical distancing throughout the meeting space, highlighting rules around health and safety practices.
  • Disposable masks and hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the event space and common areas, and clearly marked.
  • High-touch areas will be regularly cleaned and sanitized.

AFIRE is committed to implementing conscious and intentional measures that will not only help reduce the risk of COVID-19, but also promote health and safety standards for all AFIRE events. Please continue to check this page, as well as local, national, and international guidance, for other COVID-19 mitigation measures. AFIRE will revise any or all of these policies as needed and required or recommended.

The registrant (referred to as “Attendee” or “I”) understands that in-person participation in the 2022 Annual Member Meeting (“AMM”) of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (“AFIRE”) is entirely voluntary. By participating in the AMM in person rather than through other means, such as videoconferencing, Attendee knowingly accepts and assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any COVID-19-related injury. Attendee has carefully considered the risks involved in traveling to and attending the AMM, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and corresponding risks of its transmission. Attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless, to the maximum extent permitted by law, AFIRE, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any COVID-19 related injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind (collectively, “Claims”), that Attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the AMM.

While AFIRE is the convener of the meeting, Attendee understands and acknowledges that AFIRE has no direct control over and is not responsible for the acts or omissions of any meeting venue personnel or others involved in producing this event, or any other attendees at the meeting. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the AMM may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend or work at the AMM or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Attendee understands and agrees that the release set forth herein includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of AFIRE, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the AMM.

In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to the Attendee’s attendance at the AMM, Attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures, restrictions and requirements that have been implemented by AFIRE, state, and local officials, and designated event locations, including, but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements.

I certify that I have read and fully understand this COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk agreement and understand that it affects my legal rights. I also understand and agree that by registering for the AMM, I am giving up the right to sue for any Claims that I may suffer as a result of attending the AMM.

I agree and acknowledge that this agreement (1) shall be binding on me, my heirs, family, estate, representatives, and assigns and (2) is intended to be as broad as permitted under applicable law, and each waiver or provision herein is severable and shall apply notwithstanding the invalidation of any other provision herein.

AFIRE maintains a flexible cancellation or registration adjustment policy for the 2022 Annual Member Meeting.

AFIRE will provide full refunds for in-person cancellations.

Requests for refunds or adjustments received prior to September 11, 2022 will be processed within a few business days. Any requests received from September 11, 2022 up to the beginning of the event will be processed after the event concludes.

All requests for cancellations or alterations should be made in writing to atewelde@afire.org.

Lodging cancellations or adjustments should be handled directly with your hotel.

The 2022 Annual Member Meeting is closed to all press and media.

AFIRE reserves the right to capture and broadcast digital media content in the form of professional photographs, live-streaming, audio, and video during the 2022 Annual Member Meeting.

By registering for the meeting, you hereby grant permission to AFIRE and its representatives to photograph and/or record you during the in-person and virtual events at the 2022 Annual Member Meeting, and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise globally disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval or payment.

All meeting attendees agree to observe AFIRE’s House Rules regarding protected discussions, mutual respect, and inclusivity.

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