Winter Conference


AFIRE members are invited to Miami, Florida from February 20–22 for the AFIRE 2024 Winter Conference, AFIRE’s annual executive conference for real estate leaders and institutional investors from around the world.

Held at the the Four Seasons Miami (1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131), this year’s program will feature cutting-edge ideas, capital market intelligence, information-packed sessions, and rich networking opportunities for AFIRE members to stay connected at the forefront of innovation and thought leadership for the future of commercial real estate.

This event is only for AFIRE members and invited guests.

Watch this page or check AFIRE Global for updates.

FEB 20 / TUESDAY

12:00–14:30

AFIRE Board of Directors Meeting

15:00–17:00

Downtown Miami Walking Tour

Empira Group, in partnership with Arquitectonica and Swire, will host an interactive walking tour of Brickell to showcase the evolution of one of the largest financial districts in the US. Members will get a firsthand look at notable Miami real estate and mixed-use assets that are fostering community among the area’s fast growing residential population including Brickell City Centre, an ultra-modern complex spanning nine acres in the heart of Brickell.

If you are attending the tour, please meet at ground-floor entrance of the Four Seasons by 14:30 for a 14:50 bus departure, or a 14:45 walking departure (~15 minute walk).

A bus will transport guests at 14:50 from the Four Seasons to EAST Miami 788 Brickell Plaza, where Empira Group will provide refreshments and give welcome remarks and a presentation beginning promptly at 15:00, followed by a walking tour of the development.

A bus will also be provided for return to the Four Seasons by 17:00.

Casual or business casual attire is acceptable.

17:30–19:00

Welcome Reception

Outdoors in the Palm Grove at the Four Seasons. Cocktails and canapés will be served around a barefoot wading pool, with sandals and a shoe valet available.

Resort casual and business casual attire is acceptable. (Dinner will not be served.)

19:30–21:00

Board of Directors Dinner

FEB 21 / WEDNESDAY

08:00–09:00

Mentorship Family Breakfast
(Miami Ballroom at the Four Seasons)

08:00–09:00

Breakfast and Networking

09:00–10:00

Opening Remarks + Asset Class Updates

10:00–11:00

Opening Keynote Address
w/ GENERAL STAN MCCHRYSTAL

11:00–11:30

Morning Break

11:30–12:30

Capital Markets: What’s Happening Now?
w/ Roy March, Eastdil

12:30–14:00

Lunch and Networking

14:00–14:45

14:45–15:00

Table Discussions

15:00–15:30

Afternoon Break

15:30–16:15

16:15–17:00

Signs of Change: Debt and Equity Markets, Restructuring, and Bank Recovery
w/ James Barresi, Squire Patton Boggs; Jack Kopnisky, Webster Financial Corporation; Alan Tantleff, FTI Consulting

17:00–18:00

Cocktail Reception

18:00–20:00

Seated Dinner and Keynote Speaker
w/ Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics

20:00–23:00

AFIRE After Hours @ Almarosa (View Invitation)
RSVPs required by Feb. 14. Click here to RSVP.

FEB 22 / THURSDAY

08:00–09:00

Breakfast and Networking

09:00–09:30

Opening Remarks + Asset Class Updates

09:30–10:00

Welcome to Miami
w/ Mayor Francis Suarez

10:00–10:45

Pricing Climate Risk: Insurance Impacts and Navigating Property Challenges
w/ Kevin Madden, AON; Christopher Merrill, Harrison Street; Kyle Sliwerski, Lockton

10:45–11:00

Table Discussions

11:00–11:45

Strategies for Future-Proofing: Infrastructure, Migration, and ESG Performance
w/ Amy Erixon, Avison Young; Jeffrey Kanne, National Real Estate Advisors; Hans Nordby, Lionstone Investments

11:45–12:00

Closing Remarks

All activities will be held at the Four Seasons Miami unless otherwise noted.

This agenda is regularly updated. Watch this page or check AFIRE Global for updates.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

GENERAL STAN McCHRYSTAL

Co-Founder, McChrystal Group
Author, Leaders: Myth and Reality, Team of Teams and My Share of the Task
Former Commander of US and International Forces in Afghanistan

MAYOR FRANCIS SUAREZ

City of Miami | Mayor

WITH

PHIL BARKER

ACRE Solutions | CEO & Managing Partner

ANN COLE

JP Morgan Asset Management | Managing Director

FELIPE FIGUEROA

Indepencia Asset Management | Vice President

JEFFREY KANNE

National Real Estate Advisors | President & CEO

ROY MARCH

Eastdil Secured | CEO

HANS NORDBY

Lionstone Investments | Head of Research and Analytics

KYLE SLIWERSKI

Lockton Companies | Director, Global Property Practice

JAMES BARRESI

Squire Patton Boggs | Partner

RONALD DICKERMAN

Madison International Realty | President & Founder

PAUL GUEST

UBS | Senior Portfolio Manager

JACK KOPNISKY

Sterling National Bank (former) | President and CEO

STEVE MCCARTHY

AFIRE | Chair
AXA IM Real Assets | Head of North America, Real Assets

EUGENE PHILLIPS

PGGM | Investment Manager

ALAN TANTLEFF

FTI Consulting | Senior Managing Director

GUNNAR BRANSON

AFIRE | CEO

AMY ERIXON

Avison Young | Principal & President, Global Investment Management

CLYDE HOLLAND

Holland Partner Group | Executive Chairman

KEVIN MADDEN

Aon | Managing Director, Real Estate Practice

CHRISTOPHER MERRILL

Harrison Street | Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

CHRISTOPHER REILLY

Brookfield | Managing Partner, Real Estate

LANDON TAYLOR

MacFarlane Partners | CEO

…AND MANY MORE!


The AFIRE 2024 Winter Conference will be held at the Four Seasons Miami (1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131).

The AFIRE room block at the Four Seasons Miami is FULL. Click here for a view at nearby hotels.

An alternate AFIRE discounted room block is available at the Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami (1102 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33131), which is located less than a half-mile from the Four Seasons.

Discounted rooms at the Hyatt are $379 per night (+ a $35.40 destination fee) and are available until Jan. 26 or until fully booked.

Click here to book at the Hyatt.

Via Atlanta Magazine / CHRISTIAN HORAN/FOUR SEASONS

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