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A cradle-to-cradle ESG risk management approach, including analyses of climate and governance risks, and potential financial impacts, can future-proof strategies and processes.

November 20, 2023 Christopher Muoio, Director, Research and Strategy, Madison International Realty; Katie Cappola, ESG Manager, Madison International Realty

An upswing in occupancies and rents has taken root, and the key age demographic is on the precipice of what is anticipated to be unprecedented growth.

November 16, 2023 Tom Errath, Managing Director and Head of Research, Harrison Street

An upswing in occupancies and rents has taken root, and the key age demographic is on the precipice of what is anticipated to be unprecedented growth.

November 16, 2023 Robb Chapin, CEO & Co-CIO, Bridge Seniors Housing, Bridge Investment Group; Jack Robinson, Chief Economist & Head of Research, Bridge Investment Group; Andrew Ahmadi, Vice President, Client Solutions Group, Bridge Investment Group; Morgan Zollinger, Director, Head of Market Research, Bridge Investment Group

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

October 20, 2023 Benjamin van Loon, Editor-in-Chief, Summit Journal

Web3 applications offer unique capability to monetize real estate carbon value—but web3 tech alone cannot solve dysfunction of the carbon marketplace.

October 13, 2023 Zhengzhen Tan, Research Scientist and Lecturer, MIT Center for Real Estate; Alice Guo, Former Strategic & Planning Manager, Oxford Properties; Naveen Arunachalam, PhD Candidate, MIT

By gathering key property data and providing proper documentation to insurers, CRE owners may be able to secure reduced premiums and/or coverage for properties in high-risk areas.

October 10, 2023 Bob Geiger, Principal, Executive Director, Partner Engineering & Science

Investors have plenty of reasons to be worried about climate risk, but there are already winners in the new economy—and there will be more.

October 5, 2023 Michael Ferrari, PhD, Chief Scientific and Investment Officer, Climate Alpha; Parag Khanna, PhD, Founder and CEO, Climate Alpha

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

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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