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.


According to Anthony Malkin of Empire State Realty Trust, the altered approach to the “new office” won’t be easy or business-as-usual, but there is a compelling future.
July 26, 2023
Urban economist Ed Glaeser discusses how American cities have been fundamentally transformed—and what leaders need to prepare for the future.
July 10, 2023
Mandi Wedin, CEO of Feroce Real Estate Advisors, draws on her experience growing up in Alaska to help investors learn a “frontier mentality.”
June 7, 2023
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
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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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