The commercial real estate industry may not yet fully grasp the actual relationship between climate risk and asset pricing and value. But the knowledge is coming fast.

November 29, 2021 Jim Clayton, Director, Brookfield Centre of Real Estate and Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, York University; Steven Devaney, Associate Professor, Research Division Lead, Henley Business School, University of Reading; Sarah Sayce, Professor, Sustainable Real Estate, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Kingston University; Matthew Ulterino, Manager, Responsible Property Investment Program, UNEP FI; Jorn Van de Wetering, Associate Professor, Director, Studies for Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School, University of Reading

No matter your age or experience, 2021 has shaped up to be a year that no one can forget. Findings from the AFIRE 2021 Mid-Year Pulse Survey detail a cautious road ahead.

November 29, 2021 Gunnar Branson, CEO, AFIRE; Benjamin Van Loon, Director of Communications, AFIRE

Taken together, the ideas discussed in the Fall 2021 issue of Summit Journal do not represent a new consensus—nor should they. Value is not derived from consensus, but from ingenuity.

November 29, 2021 Benjamin van Loon, Editor-in-Chief, Summit Journal

Cars revolutionized the world when they were invented, but they’ve also had an oversized role in dictating the shape of urban environments over the past century. But our transportation culture is beginning to change—so what can cities do to adapt?

November 18, 2021 AFIRE

The discussion on recovery as COVID begins to decline has often surrounded America’s largest cities, but what’s happening in mid-size urban centers?

November 11, 2021 AFIRE

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

November 4, 2021 AFIRE

AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson also joined members on-site at the exhibition center for a series of candid conversations with several Europe-based AFIRE member leaders sharing their views about asset types, investment trends, and emergent challenges and opportunities for US real estate investing.

November 4, 2021

The report is a follow up to the AFIRE 2021 International Investor Survey Report, released April 2021, and details evolutions in real estate investor sentiment over the past six months, alongside emergent outlooks for risk management in the US real estate.

October 19, 2021 AFIRE

The commercial real estate business is based on conversation. So when the world has gone online and casual conversations have become scarce—how do we keep the conversation going?

October 14, 2021 AFIRE

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

October 5, 2021 AFIRE

As the global life sciences sector continues to grow, specialized
skills will be the keys to success.

September 28, 2021 Max Shepherd, Director, Global Real Assets, Sheffield Haworth, London; Jannah Babasa, Senior Associate, Global Real Assets, Sheffield Haworth, New York

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

Media Coverage

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

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

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