The AFIRE Podcast

The AFIRE Podcast is the official podcast of AFIRE, the association for international real estate investors focused on commercial property in the United States.

Produced by the AFIRE staff, the AFIRE Podcast was launched in 2020 and features interviews, candid conversations, and business insights from AFIRE members and real estate investment leaders from around the world. Podcasts are available across a growing list of podcast services and free to listen and download by all podcast listeners.

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AFIRE Podcast #00: Welcome to the AFIRE Podcast

Association meetings are impossible at a time of COVID-19, so how can members stay connected? The AFIRE Staff describes some of the ways they’re working right now to support connection in a virtual environment and explains some of the programming available to everyone. (May 11, 2020; 7:50 minutes). LISTEN HERE.

Cedrik Lachance of Green Street talks about how the trend of rapid urbanization in core markets continues to accelerate, despite the emerging challenges from the pandemic.
November 23, 2020
What holds promise for improving the business relationships we depend on for making better investments? All corners of the commercial real estate arena are facing era-defining challenges. Transparency matters—now more than ever. Being intentional and open in our dealings with our investors, employees, and communities will bring closeness to all our relationships—particularly those between managers and investors.
November 17, 2020
Due to COVID-19, are we facing an urban exodus—or is it the natural outcome of generational change?AFIRE’s Future Committee weighs in.
November 13, 2020
The retail investment industry has historically always been impacted the hardest during large-scale catastrophes. Past pandemics serve as reminders of the harsh implications and desperate measures that undergo these events. How will retail continue to adapt to these changes?
November 10, 2020
After COVID-19, will we be facing the end of the world—or simply the end of the world as we know it? AFIRE’s Future Committee weighs in.
November 3, 2020
Though mixed-use developments aren’t immune to COVID-19-related disruptions, demand is likely to grow as the crisis subsides. Society’s enhanced focus on physical and mental health in the wake of the pandemic is only likely to enhance demand for such facilities once the crisis has passed.
October 27, 2020
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