As investors look for sustainable sources of inflation-protected yield, real estate investment is increasingly blurring into a wider range of “digital” real asset investment strategies.

January 11, 2022 Warren Wachsberger, CEO, AECOM Capital; Josh Katzin, CIO, AECOM Capital; Corbett Kruse, Associate, AECOM Capital

The mainstreaming of non-traditional property types is well on its way within institutional investing, which will materially broaden the real estate investment universe.

January 6, 2022 Kate Pennartz, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Rebecca Singh, Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs

Real estate investments have historically coalesced around common property types—but it may make sense for investors to reconsider specialty property sectors in the post-COVID world.

January 2, 2022 David Wertheim, Senior Director, Client Portfolio Manager, Invesco Real Estate

Summit Journal, the official publication of AFIRE, is currently seeking abstracts, proposals, and submissions for the Spring 2022 issue, which will be published in March/April 2022.

December 22, 2021

As sustainable investing continues to grow in popularity, family offices have taken note.

December 14, 2021 Kate Pennartz, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Rebecca Singh, Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs

Employees are increasingly demanding flexibility and choice for where (and when) they work. What strategies can landlords implement to adapt?

December 9, 2021 Tal Peri, Head, US East Coast and Latin America, Union Investment Real Estate, New York

Debt funds remain a comparatively small part of the real estate investment market, but they have been gaining in prominence in recent years.

December 7, 2021 Karen Martinus, Senior Research Associate, USAA; Mark Fitzgerald, CFA, CAIA, Executive Director of Research, USAA; Will McIntosh, PhD, CRE, Global Head of Research, USAA

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

Media Coverage

Investors looking for the next new thing in the US property market would do well to look straight through all the glass office towers rising in gateway markets and focus their gaze on residential property across the country.

March 1, 2016 IPE Real Assets

In the 18th annual Foreign Investment Survey of AFIRE, 51 percent of survey participants identified the United States as the market offering the best opportunity for long-term capital appreciation.

February 11, 2010 Observer

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