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Through the rest of this year, investors forecast challenges for global capital, but thoughtful investors are forging ahead.

August 29, 2022 Gunnar Branson, CEO, AFIRE; Benjamin van Loon, Editor-in-Chief, Summit Journal

The Summer/Fall 2022 issue of Summit confronts uncertainties about the future of commercial real estate investment, and finds new opportunities in the mix.

August 29, 2022 Benjamin van Loon, Editor-in-Chief, Summit Journal

Martha Peyton of Aegon Asset Management joins the AFIRE Podcast to discuss her recent Summit Journal article focused on an outperforming multifamily class.

August 25, 2022 AFIRE

Malcolm Johnson, CEO of Langdon Park Capital, believes true affordability is possible—and that affordable housing strategies may be investors’ strongest emerging opportunity for core markets in the US.

August 4, 2022 AFIRE

Max LaVictoire, Principal at Hodes Weill & Associates, discusses his recent article in AFIRE’s Summit Journal about how secondary offerings for existing funds have evolved from a defensive move to a more strategic option for managers and investors.

July 14, 2022 AFIRE

Megan Walters, PhD, Global Head of Research for Allianz Real Estate, shares her latest insights on European office markets that are well positioned for growth. Based on her recent article in AFIRE Summit, the best cities are not always the obvious choice.

July 7, 2022 AFIRE

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.

July 6, 2022 AFIRE

In the current era of globalization, failures of governance, investment, and development can no longer be easily swept under the rug.

June 23, 2022 El Rosenheim, CEO, Profimex

Two years after offices closed in the US due to the COVID pandemic, the debate over the long-term future of the office continues. What should office investment look like going forward?

June 22, 2022 Dags Chen, CFA Head of US Real Estate Research and Strategy, Barings Real Estate ; Ryan Ma, CFA Managing Director of Research and Strategy, Barings Real Estate ; Ryan LaRue, Director of Innovation and Portfolio Strategy, Barings Real Estate

As a labor-intensive and service-oriented asset class, hospitality is uniquely positioned to be a leader in advancing sustainability goals for investors.

June 16, 2022 Charlotte Kang, National Hotel Practice Group Leader, Valuation Advisory, JLL; Geraldine Guichardo, Global Head of Research, Hotels, JLL; Lori Mabardi, Global Research Director, ESG and Sustainability JLL; Emily Chadwick, Lead Risk Advisor, ESG, Valuation Advisory JLL

Parag Khanna, founder of FutureMap, discusses how cities will always be the center of our shared future—and what this means for investors, building users, and communities.

June 16, 2022 AFIRE

While continuation vehicles in real estate were once viewed as a signal of delay or failure, market sentiment is rapidly changing.

June 7, 2022 Megan Walters, Global Head of Research, Allianz Real Estate

As an increasingly popular asset class for institutional investors, single-family rentals are supported by strong future demand drivers to propel sector outperformance.

June 2, 2022 Daniel Manware, Director, Nuveen Real Estate

The US is in the middle of one of the biggest housing crises that the country has ever seen. A more resilient approach to housing will be critical as inflation pushes rents ever-higher.

May 31, 2022 Todd Williams, Chief Investment Officer, Grubb Properties

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

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

Foreign investors in the U.S. have traditionally focused acquisitions on trophy properties in the top handful of core markets, but that trend is changing as persistently low yields make it hard to meet return targets.

May 6, 2021 Yardi Matrix

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