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.

Insights at AFIRE include the latest thought leadership from Summit Journal, our growing database of Research Resources, recent Surveys and Reports, the Ethics Project, and our monthly Tax & Regulatory Briefing.


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The commercial real estate industry may not yet fully grasp the actual relationship between climate risk and asset pricing and value. But the knowledge is coming fast.
November 29, 2021
No matter your age or experience, 2021 has shaped up to be a year that no one can forget. Findings from the AFIRE 2021 Mid-Year Pulse Survey detail a cautious road ahead.
November 29, 2021
Taken together, the ideas discussed in the Fall 2021 issue of Summit Journal do not represent a new consensus—nor should they. Value is not derived from consensus, but from ingenuity.
November 29, 2021
Cars revolutionized the world when they were invented, but they’ve also had an oversized role in dictating the shape of urban environments over the past century. But our transportation culture is beginning to change—so what can cities do to adapt?
November 18, 2021
The discussion on recovery as COVID begins to decline has often surrounded America’s largest cities, but what’s happening in mid-size urban centers?
November 11, 2021
Urbanization, digitalization, and demographics are the key trends to watch for understanding the future of logistics real estate.
November 4, 2021
AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson also joined members on-site at the exhibition center for a series of candid conversations with several Europe-based AFIRE member leaders sharing their views about asset types, investment trends, and emergent challenges and opportunities for US real estate investing.
November 4, 2021
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The report is a follow up to the AFIRE 2021 International Investor Survey Report, released April 2021, and details evolutions in real estate investor sentiment over the past six months, alongside emergent outlooks for risk management in the US real estate.
October 19, 2021
The mid-year pulse survey, underwritten by Holland Partner Group, will track changes in sentiment and strategies over the past few months, especially as the pandemic, climate events, and geopolitics have continued their rapid evolution since the beginning of 2021.
August 9, 2021
The 2021 survey, conducted in March 2021 and underwritten by Holland Partner Group, reflects investor sentiment and was designed to help understand the goals, challenges, and impacts of international investments on US real estate opportunities.
May 4, 2021
The 2021 AFIRE International Investor Survey seeks your opinion on key challenges, opportunities, and future trends for US real estate.
March 10, 2021
In the latest Global Commercial Property Monitor, headline rents and capital values expected to soften amid gloomy economic backdrop.
November 16, 2020
The Q1 2020 AFIRE/RICS North America Property Monitor shows the pandemic impacting the real estate market, with sentiment moving into negative territory.
July 30, 2020
The Q1 2020 AFIRE/RICS North America Property Monitor shows the pandemic impacting the real estate market, with sentiment moving into negative territory.
May 4, 2020
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