AFIRE Operates like a Private Club

AFIRE operates much like a private "club" and provides an exclusive platform where principals and senior executives communicate through global meetings in the US, Europe, and key cities around the world. Members have access to global real estate resources, market insights, new industry innovations, networking opportunities, expertise from leading players, and exposure to influential US policymakers such as Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Gordon Brown, Madeleine Albright, and General Colin Powell, who spoke at recent AFIRE conferences.

AFIRE Ensures the Foreign Investor is as Informed the Domestic Investor

AFIRE also provides updates on important legislation and tax regulations and authors informative publications dedicated to ensuring that the foreign investor is as informed the domestic investor.

AFIRE members have a common interest in preserving and promoting investment in real estate. Membership is granted on a corporate basis and by invitation only and is an acknowledgment of an institution's standing in the international real estate community.

What AFIRE Offers


Connect with fellow AFIRE members at events throughout the US and Europe, discussing trends in international real estate investment and the political, industrial, and technological changes impacting our members. All AFIRE events are exclusively for members.


AFIRE members have the opportunity to connect between events through the AFIRE print and online directories. The Association produces an Annual Membership Directory available only to AFIRE members every March but provides constant membership updates through the Online Directory. Only AFIRE members have access to contact details of fellow members. For members who have not received a hard copy of our membership directory, please email for an updated copy.


AFIRE publishes a bi-monthly journal, AFIRE News, which features articles on real estate investing, market trends, tax and legal issues among other industry topics. AFIRE News is available only to members. To feature articles in the newsletter, contact the AFIRE News editor, Lexie Miller at  

Additionally, AFIRE produces the AFIRE Guide to US Real Estate Investing, a primer on investing in real estate in the United States. It is an invaluable resource not only to those new to the US real estate market but also to experienced investors for whom it serves as a ready resource, encompassing the spectrum of topics relevant to institutional investors with US commercial real estate portfolios. Written by some of the leading practitioners in the field, it acquaints the reader with the major issues and ensures the savvy foreign investor asks the right questions. The AFIRE Guide can be purchased by members for 75% off.

View digital and print copies on the AFIRE Store

Industry Research

As the official voice of the foreign real estate industry in the United States and the pre-eminent global real estate organization, AFIRE represents the interests of over 200 investing organizations from 22 different countries. The Association is often cited as the authority on global real estate markets. Through its Annual Foreign Investor Survey, AFIRE reports on the attitudes and interests of foreign investors. Coordination with other real estate associations allows AFIRE members to expand their knowledge base.

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Meetings & Conferences

2019 Winter Conference

Mandarin Oriental, NY
New York, NY
February 6-7, 2019

2019 MIPIM Brunch

Hotel Barrière Le Majestic
Cannes, France
March 14, 2019

2019 European Conference

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Frankfurt, Germany
June 4-5, 2019

2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Seattle Sheraton Hotel
Seattle, WA
September 10-12, 2019

Event Registration

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    AFIRE Brunch at MIPIM 2019 Thursday, March 14, 2019 -- 9:00am-11:00am In the Dinard Sal...