As the association for international real estate investors focused on commercial property in the United States, AFIRE publishes and produces original insights, research, analysis, and thought leadership focused on the future of real estate and cross-border investing.

With a focus on helping each other become Better Investors, Better Leaders, and Better Global Citizens, AFIRE leads the conversation through events, podcasts, publications, and online content exploring real estate capital markets, cross-border issues, policy, economics, technology, and management.

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The pandemic has rekindled the old debate about real estate dynamics in cities versus the suburbs. But real estate is cyclical, so to see what the future holds, watch the fundamentals.
January 26, 2021
As COVID comes to define a new era, institutional investors in real estate will need to understand that prior strategies won’t work like they once did.
January 25, 2021
Summit Journal has been awarded a 2020 Platinum MarCom Award for excellence in print concept, design, and editorial vision.
January 22, 2021
COVID forced an experiment at global scale to test productivity and culture in a work-from-home environment. Now that we’re a year into the experiment, what’s the future of the office sector ecosystem
January 21, 2021
Is diversification in real estate portfolios about buildings or about the places where they’re built? How investors define their diversification strategies varies within the property level, and others, at the city level.
January 19, 2021
The pandemic altered assumptions about the real estate, including the shift in demand, location, and even the environment itself. Yet, at the center of the storm are the value-add investors who drive opportunity and risk when it comes to change.
January 15, 2021
The shock provided by the global pandemic has roiled real estate markets around the world—which means that the quality and location of properties has never been more important. After the first year of COVID-19, opportunities come into view as a result of the seismic shifts in real estate.
January 14, 2021
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