Why Join AFIRE?

AFIRE represents the interests of foreign investment in the United States. It also provides its members with a high-level environment where senior executives of real estate investment institutions can meet and exchange ideas. Membership is available to qualified applicants only and those members enjoy benefits, such as:
  •  High-level, informative meetings
  •  Exposure to key US policymakers and opinion leaders
  •  Cutting-edge research
  •  Quarterly newsletters
  •  Periodic updates on important legislation and tax regulations
  •  Website Members Only section
  •  The AFIRE Guide to US Real Estate Investing
  •  Professional relationships
  •  Annual foreign investor survey
  •  Private membership directory

What are AFIRE Members Saying?

"AFIRE members are like a group of friends who happen to work in the same industry."

- German Private Equity Fund

  "AFIRE is an institutional investor-centric group that offers excellent networking events with like-minded investors."

- Canadian Pension Fund

"The speakers at the conferences are unparalleled and deliver thought-provoking ideas that reach far beyond real estate into the realms of global economics, politics and history."

- Swiss Pension Fund

"Consistently high quality/seniority of members and attendees."

- German Insurance Company

  "The most important feature of AFIRE is that it is both focussed in terms of its membership (principal/investor-driven) and in terms of its subject matter (inbound investment into US). Most other organisations try to be too many things and please all the people all of the time. As a result they end up less valuable. The consequence of AFIRE's focus is that it is a 'club' with a smallish number of members and all the better for it."

- UK Institutional Investor

"To meet like-minded foreign investors in US real estate in an informal setting."

- Dutch Pension Fund

"It is a platform to comingle with institutional investors in US real estate at a very high level, concentrated in one place.

- Middle Eastern Institutional Investor

"Ability to network and liaise with peer investors to compare thoughts on investment strategy, deal structuring, tax issues."

- Asian Sovereign Wealth Fund

  "The ability to engage with other like-minded institutional investors at a senior level is the key attraction; this is supplemented by some very strong technical commentary of major topics of mutual interest."

- UK Insurance Company

If you believe that you meet the qualifications for membership based on the listed requirements and would like to discuss membership, please contact Lexie Miller, Chief Operating Officer, at

Meetings & Conferences

2019 Data & Technology Summit

Chicago, Illinois 
July 9-10, 2019

2019 Annual Membership Meeting

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



Munich, Germany
October 7-9, 2019

Event Registration

  • Jul

    We look forward to seeing you in Chiacgo! Tuesday, July 9th Cocktails and Dinner at Prim...

  • Sep

    Brief Agenda Tuesday, September 10th: 8:00AM-10:00AM - AFIRE Executive Committee Meeting ...