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Though “impact investing” is no longer totally distinct from investing in general, investors still have a lot of work to do to fulfill the social and governance aspects of ESG expectations.

September 17, 2021 AFIRE

Uncertainty surrounding remote work and politics suggest a wide range of potential outcomes for big cities, which may upend the long-running megatrend toward urbanization.

September 14, 2021 AFIRE

The rise of the creator economy spells big changes for the multifamily sector.

September 14, 2021 Ernest Lee, Managing Director, Americas citizenM Hotels

What environmental safeguards will be necessary to prepare cities for climate change?

September 9, 2021 Paul Fiorilla, Director of Research, Yardi Matrix; Clair Anhalt, Senior Analyst, Yardi Matrix; Maddie Harper, Senior Analyst, Yardi Matrix

Paula Campbell Roberts (KKR), shares how investors and decision-makers can look past the headlines and towards the fundamentals that matter, especially during times of prolonged uncertainty.

September 8, 2021 AFIRE

Urbanization, digitalization, and demographics are the key trends to watch for understanding the future of logistics real estate.

September 7, 2021 Melinda McLaughlin, Senior Vice President, Research, Prologis; Heather Belfor, Director, Head of US Research, Prologis

With Brexit and pandemic resolutions coming into focus, pricing disparities could dissipate based on improved cross-border liquidity and cap rate compression in the London office market.

September 1, 2021 AFIRE

Though “impact investing” is no longer totally distinct from investing in general, investors still have a lot of work to do to fulfill the social and governance aspects of ESG expectations.

August 31, 2021 Lauren Krause, Director of Environment, Social, and Governance, Grosvenor Americas; Brian Biggs, CFA, Research Director, Grosvenor Americas

While most agree that the office sector has a difficult road ahead, there is less consensus about future demand in the sector. What are the indicators investors should be tracking?

August 24, 2021 Phillip Conner, Head of US Real Estate Research and Strategy, Barings Real Estate; Ryan Ma, Managing Director, Real Estate Research, Barings Real Estate

With Brexit and pandemic resolutions coming into focus, pricing disparities could dissipate based on improved cross-border liquidity and cap rate compression in the London office market.

August 19, 2021 Christopher Muoio, Vice President, Data and Research, Madison International Realty

The evolution of global real estate education over the past three decades will be integral to developing a rich pipeline of talent for the future of commercial real estate.

August 17, 2021 Julian Josephs, FRICS, Adjunct Professor, Graduate Global Real Estate Program, Georgetown University

Over the past two decades, the single-family rental industry has evolved into an institutional-caliber asset class—so where is the sector going next?

August 10, 2021 Jonathan Ellenzweig, Chief Investment Officer, Tricon Residential

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 AFIRE

The future is bright for build-to-rent housing, and institutional investors are increasingly looking at investing in the sector.

August 3, 2021 Stacy Krumin, Partner, Real Estate Practice & Global Board Member, Squire Patton Boggs; John Thomas, Partner, Real Estate Practice Leader, Squire Patton Boggs

With uncertainty remaining high in real estate, potential outcomes for big cities may upend the long-running megatrend toward urbanization.

July 29, 2021 Dave Bragg, Co-Head of Strategic Research, Green Street; Jared Giles, Senior Research Associate, Green Street

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 AFIRE

Media Coverage

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

According to the 2021 AFIRE International Investor Survey conducted in March, almost a quarter of foreign investors ranked Austin as the No. 1 spot for increasing their commercial real estate investments this year.

May 20, 2021 MSN/Motley Fool