ABOUT SUMMIT JOURNAL
Summit Journal is the official, award-winning 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, Summit features articles and original ideas and research from investors, executive leaders, and academics from around the world, focused on the 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 2689-6249 (Print) / ISSN 2689-6257 (Online)
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Even the real estate industry—one powered by leagues of smart people with innovative ideas—has its own tendencies towards groupthink. The pandemic has therefore served as a gut check on the established orthodoxies of our business.
Conscious investors and owners are taking a deeper look at the emergent and intersectional fundamentals that will generate long-term value as the world gradually emerges from convergent global crises into the “new normal.”
What we see in this newest issue of Summit Journal is less group think and more group problem solving. The authors here have eschewed standard predictions or calculated optimism about the standard asset classes—office, retail, residential, and industrial—and outlining strategies for movement into alternative sectors.