Rising Leaders Summit

Online, May 18, 2021


Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00–11:00 a.m. EDT

While the recent AFIRE International Investor Survey, underwritten by Holland Partner Group, detailed strong investor optimism for the year ahead in US real estate, the metro- and property-level outlook brings a host of questions—and opportunities—for the months and years ahead.

Panelists will discuss strategies for increasing US allocations, including the benefits of core, value-add, opportunistic, and other approaches. What’s next for non-traditional asset classes, such as life sciences, cold storage, and data centers? Secondary and tertiary cities are becoming more favorable, but what are in the areas within these markets that stand out? Are you using leverage as a return booster? Are you seeking maximum financing?

In this Rising Leaders Summit, presented by AFIRE’s Rising Leaders, who represent a diverse group of mid-career real estate and investment leaders from AFIRE member firms, experts will offer a detailed look into the US market from a range of global perspectives.

This event is open to all members and invited guests.


Martin J. Brühl, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Freddie Kim, Senior General Manager at Renewable Energy & Real Asset Investment Team, Hana Financial Investment

Brandon McMenomy, Senior Director, CBRE Capital Markets

Meighan Phillips, Managing Director, Portfolio Management, Principal Global Investors

Michel Schram, Director, Private Real Estate, PGGM


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

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


Asmait Tewelde, Meeting Director
atewelde@afire.org+1 202 312 1404

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