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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With uncertainty remaining high in real estate, potential outcomes for big cities may upend the long-running megatrend toward urbanization.
July 29, 2021
Facing fiscal challenges, social unrest, geopolitical conflict, climate change, supply chain disruption, and the ongoing COVID crisis, what should tomorrow’s real estate leaders do today to prepare for the future ahead?
July 27, 2021
Institutional investment in single-family rentals accounts for less than 5% of the segment, but that balance could start to change.
July 27, 2021
AFIRE’s Summit Journal seeks future-focused thought leadership across finance, investing, real estate, ESG, technology, management, demography, economics, and more.
July 22, 2021
As the world now deals with the latter stages of the pandemic, with many cities now cautiously entering a recovery phase, what have we learned, and how should CRE investors think about the future of urbanism?
July 21, 2021
Could an idea to “bring back” New York after the pandemic work in other cities? (Adapted from “Real Estate: A Love Story” by Joshua Benaim.)
July 20, 2021
This special four-part series presents key ideas that point towards possible futures for the housing sector and institutional investors.
July 19, 2021
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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
Results points to strong fundamentals for commercial real estate in the US and growing concern about external risks.
March 4, 2020
The Q4 2019 AFIRE/RICS North America Commercial Property Monitor (GCPM) shows a generally positive sentiment for US/Canada, aside from retail.
February 20, 2020
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