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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Alicia Glen, founder and managing principal of MSquared and former NYC Deputy Mayor, explains how to intelligently invest in affordable housing at scale.
January 20, 2022
Life sciences real estate has been a “hot” property type for the past decade—and even more since the pandemic. Will all the capital targeting the space be placed where it needs to go?
January 18, 2022
Dr. Alexis Crow, leader of PwC’s Geopolitical Investing Practice, discusses real estate’s stewardship role amidst an evolving global landscape.
January 13, 2022
As investors look for sustainable sources of inflation-protected yield, real estate investment is increasingly blurring into a wider range of “digital” real asset investment strategies.
January 11, 2022
The mainstreaming of non-traditional property types is well on its way within institutional investing, which will materially broaden the real estate investment universe.
January 6, 2022
Real estate investments have historically coalesced around common property types—but it may make sense for investors to reconsider specialty property sectors in the post-COVID world.
January 2, 2022
Summit Journal, the official publication of AFIRE, is currently seeking abstracts, proposals, and submissions for the Spring 2022 issue, which will be published in March/April 2022.
December 22, 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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