The AFIRE Podcast

The AFIRE Podcast with Gunnar Branson is the official, multiple-award-winning podcast of AFIRE, the association for international real estate investors focused on commercial property in the United States.

Hosted by AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson, the podcast features informative and in-depth conversations with experts across the full spectrum of real estate, investment, sustainability, economics, geopolitics, and urbanism with a focus on helping each other become Better Investors, Better Leaders, and Better Global Citizens.


The challenges of inflation, interest rates, and returns to the office can be overwhelming, but according to Hans Nordby of Lionstone Investments, changing demographic forces may be the biggest story of our time.
May 22, 2023
Matt Pomeroy, Director of Valuation for Chatham Financial, discusses the challenge of determining accurate valuations when the market is essentially frozen in place.
April 27, 2023
Scott Rechler of RXR Realty joins the AFIRE Podcast, discussing how increasingly obsolete offices can transition to a new financial “regime.”
April 19, 2023
Bill Ferguson, President and Carrie Nowicki, COO of the Ferguson Charitable Foundation Centers for Leadership Excellence, discuss how real estate can bring an entire generation of racially and ethnically diverse students into the industry.
April 12, 2023
Parag Khanna, international bestseller and CEO of Climate Alpha, joins the AFIRE Podcast to talk climate change and our shared future.
April 5, 2023
Ethan Penner, CEO of Mosaic Real Estate Investors, reflects on the current landscape of real estate dislocation and how investors need to change their understanding of risks and opportunities.
March 14, 2023
Michael Mandel, Co-Founder and CEO of CompStak, a marketplace for CRE data, discusses how the use of data is (and is not) changing the practice of global investing.
March 1, 2023
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The publisher of AFIRE Podcasts is not engaged in providing tax, accounting, or legal advice through this publication. No content published in the AFIRE Podcast is to be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any asset. Some information included in the AFIRE Podcast has been obtained from third-party sources considered to be reliable, though the publisher is not responsible for guaranteeing the accuracy of third-party information. The opinions expressed in the AFIRE Podcast are those of its respective contributors and sources and do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher.

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