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US garden apartment investments are offering outsized return potential—but access remains a challenge.

May 24, 2022 Martha Peyton, Managing Director, Applied Research, Aegon Asset Management

Be careful about advice you hear from surveys— it will not always play out as expected.

May 19, 2022 Jim Costello, Chief Economist, MSCI Real Estate

Allianz Real Estate “Cities That Work” study applies a current office sector outlook to understand what makes London, Stockholm, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Paris the top cities for office investment.

May 17, 2022 Megan Walters, Global Head of Research, Allianz Real Estate

Except during two World Wars in the first half of the last century, when troops were deployed overseas, the US working age population has never declined. As of 2021, that statement is no longer true.

May 10, 2022 Stewart Rubin, Senior Director, Head of Strategy and Research, New York Life Real Estate Investors; Dakota Firenze, Senior Associate, New York Life Real Estate Investors

The new 2022 AFIRE International Investor Survey Report reveals future institutional investment trends as the pandemic transformed preferences for how we live, work, and play.

May 3, 2022 Gunnar Branson, CEO, AFIRE; Benjamin van Loon, Senior Communications Director, AFIRE

Beginning with this issue of Summit, we are adding a new dimension to the journal: the voice of our inaugural editorial board.

May 3, 2022 Benjamin van Loon, Editor-in-Chief, Summit Journal

In this episode, Rajeev Ranade, Partner at Climate Core Capital, and Owen Woolcock, Partner at Climate Core Capital, discuss their recent Summit Journal article about the future of climate change and its effects on real estate.

April 21, 2022 AFIRE

The 2022 survey, conducted in Q1 2022 and underwritten by CBRE and Holland Partner Group, reveals institutional insight and intent towards future real estate investment.

April 20, 2022 AFIRE

Daniele Russolillo, COO of Planet Smart City, explains how they are building affordable housing in India, Brazil, Italy, and the U.S. with sustainability, technology, and community — all while delivering solid returns for investors.

March 29, 2022 AFIRE

We are all invested in the cities, assets, and infrastructure of tomorrow, even if we might not
live to see the ten largest cities in 2100. But understanding climate change can get us closer.

March 1, 2022 Rajeev Ranade, Partner, Climate Core Capital; Owen Woolcock, Partner, Climate Core Capital

The pandemic-driven changes to downtown areas and central business districts are changing the geography of institutional investment. What else changes because of this?

February 16, 2022 Bruce Katz, Founding Director, Nowak Metro Finance lab, Drexel University; Frances Kern Mennone, Managing Director, FBT Project Finance Advisors

With more tenants focusing on environmental targets, the burden to reduce direct emissions places increased pressure on investors, who are at a pivotal moment in ESG strategy.

February 8, 2022 Lori Mabardi, Senior Director, Research, ESG, JLL; Emily Chadwick, Lead Risk Advisor, ESG, JLL Valuation Advisory EMEA

To better prepare for risk, firms need diversity. Is the goal of 50% female representation possible in investment and asset management firms?

February 3, 2022 Izabel Ruiz Halter, Director, Global Real Assets Practice, Sheffield Haworth

As the public health situation started to improve in early 2021 and the economy re-opened, did migration flows change too—and what if we are able to answer this in real time?

February 1, 2022 Michael Clawar, Vice President, Data Science, StratoDem Analytics, An Altus Group Business; Gleb Nechayev, Senior Vice President, Head of Research, Berkshire Residential Investments

Interest and excellence in ESG performance is becoming increasingly critical to portfolio strategy. So with sea levels on the rise, how can CRE portfolios stay above water?

January 25, 2022 Jerry Speltz, Head of US Real Estate Engineering, Barings Real Estate

Media Coverage

For thirty years, AFIRE (Association for International Real Estate Investors) has conducted an annual survey to understand the goals, challenges and long-term thinking of international investors in U.S. real estate. Show host Michael Bull interviews AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson on the results and insights from this year’s survey.

April 20, 2022 America's Commercial Real Estate Show

New research from the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate may show that global buyers with long-term goals still have an appetite for U.S. real estate.

September 20, 2021 National Association of Realtors

During this week’s episode of Leading Voices in Real Estate, Gunnar Branson, CEO of AFIRE, speaks with Matt about current issues facing the CRE business, including his thoughts on what is driving foreign capital into US real estate right now as we are moving forward from the COVID crisis.

June 21, 2021 Leading Voices in Real Estate Podcast

For instance, in AFIRE’s, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate 2021 survey, the percentage of investors expecting to put more money into US CRE was much larger than for Europe (17%), Asia-Pacific (9%), the UK (7%), Canada (5%), or Australia and New Zealand (3%).

June 14, 2021 GlobeSt.com

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