Trends to Watch in 2021

Online, January 12, 2021


Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM EST

With President-elect Joe Biden about to be sworn in, and light finally at the end of the tunnel for the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the political and public health uncertainties that have dominated economic forecasts and analyses over the past twelve months are coming to an end. But even as some dangers and unknowns begin to cede, the future now presents new types of risk—and new opportunities.

In this virtual event—the official “kickoff event” for AFIRE in 2021—panelists will provide a roadmap for the months and years ahead for commercial real estate investing. What’s next for the office sector? Which cities will grow, and which will shrink (if any)? What does the post-pandemic retail landscape look like?

Join fellow AFIRE members on Tuesday, January 12 to hear from the experts—and to share your own ideas—on the trends to watch in 2021.

This event is open to all members and invited guests.


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

Jim Costello, Chief Economist, Real Capital Analytics

Steve Franceschina, President and CEO, Metzler (MODERATOR)

João Madeira de Andrade, MRICS, Fidelidade – Property Europe, S.A.

Bert van den Hoek, Senior Portfolio Manager, Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors B.V.

Gunnar Branson, CEO, AFIRE (MODERATOR)


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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 202 312 1404

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