AFIRE’s Summit Journal is currently seeking abstracts, proposals, and submissions for Issue 14, which will be published in early winter 2024.

September 22, 2023 Benjamin van Loon, Editor-in-Chief, Summit Journal

The “great sag” in the US office market—and potential underlying financial fragilities—do not necessarily portend the calamity popularly forecasted by today’s market skeptics.

September 22, 2023 Dr. Alexis Crow, Head of Geopolitical Investing, PwC; Byron Carlock, Jr.

Summit Journal: Issue 13 provides insights for the climate change, risk pricing, senior housing, office, and the future of #CRE.

September 18, 2023 Benjamin van Loon, Editor-in-Chief, Summit Journal

From August to September 2023, AFIRE invites all association members and relevant experts to participate in the Mid-2023 Investor Pulse Survey, underwritten by Holland Partner Group.

August 14, 2023 AFIRE

Hard times make for opportunistic strategies and rescue capital could see increased adoption in the current climate. How should investors prepare?

July 20, 2023 Andrew Weiner, Partner, Real Estate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Joshua M. R. Becker, Counsel, Tax, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

There used to be an inverse relationship between the change in office jobs and office vacancies. That relationship broke down after COVID.

May 31, 2023 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

There is a growing divide between valuations and real-time pricing. Can the global real estate industry achieve universal consistency?

May 25, 2023 Matt Pomeroy, MAI, Director of Valuation, Reporting and Analytics, Chatham Financial; Jackie Bowie, Managing Partner, Board Member, Head of EMEA, Chatham Financial

The recent rise in interest rates has, among other things, led to dramatically lowered transaction volumes which, in turn, has led to much uncertainty about today’s market-clearing capitalization rates – as well as where such rates will come to rest in the future.

May 18, 2023 Joseph Pagliari Jr., Ph.D., CFA, CPA, Clinical Professor of Real Estate, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Media Coverage

The U.S. media continues putting rising interest rates and ongoing inflationary concerns in its headlines. Yet despite all of this, international institutional investors continue to view U.S. commercial real estate as “a preferred destination, relative to Europe, for real estate investment across property types,” according to a recent survey released by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE).

March 30, 2023 Connect CRE

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 25, 2022 America's Commercial Real Estate Show

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