Summit Journal

Summit Journal is the official publication of AFIRE, the association for international real estate investors focused on commercial property in the United States. Readers stand at the intersection of real estate, institutional investing, data science, and economics.

Published multiple times per year in digital and print formats, the award-winning Summit features articles from AFIRE members and guest experts as an extension of the association’s mission to provide an essential forum for real estate investment thought leadership through research and analysis of real estate capital markets, cross-border issues, policy, demographics, technology trends, and management topics.

Summit is a free, open access trade journal.
ISSN 2689-6257 (Print)
ISSN 2689-6257 (Online)

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The past year was unlike any other. If we’re lucky, we’ll never see another one like it.

This current issue, appearing at the end of 2020—with the pandemic still spiking around the world and a volatile political situation in the US and abroad—is a continuation of the critical conversation AFIRE has been leading since 1988. Importantly, the ideas contained here also represent the responsible outlook of an industry that demands the surety of the long-term view.

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The world is changing and so is the way we work. What are the steps investors and managers should take to set up office assets for the future?
February 9, 2021
Gone are the days when industrial was a niche sector not worth most institutional investors’ attention. But over the last five years, what is now called “logistics” in Europe has firmly established itself as one of the key sectors on par with office, retail, and residential.
February 4, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic wrought massive shifts in behavior, as social distancing and other public health protocols reshaped our daily lives. Using alternative and traditional data analysis can help navigate the post-COVID-19 office investment landscape.
February 2, 2021
The pandemic has rekindled the old debate about real estate dynamics in cities versus the suburbs. But real estate is cyclical, so to see what the future holds, watch the fundamentals.
January 26, 2021
Is diversification in real estate portfolios about buildings or about the places where they’re built? How investors define their diversification strategies varies within the property level, and others, at the city level.
January 19, 2021
The shock provided by the global pandemic has roiled real estate markets around the world—which means that the quality and location of properties has never been more important. After the first year of COVID-19, opportunities come into view as a result of the seismic shifts in real estate.
January 14, 2021
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The publisher of Summit is not engaged in providing tax, accounting, or legal advice through this publication. No content published in Summit is to be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any asset. Some information included in Summit 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 Summit are those of its respective contributors and sources and do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher.