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AFIRE is the association for international real estate investors focused on commercial property in the United States. www.afire.org

AFIRE is the association for international real estate investors focused on commercial property in the United States. www.afire.org

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AFIRE is the association for international real estate investors focused on commercial property in the United States. www.afire.org

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@afireglobal

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English


Episodes

(Corporate) Transparency Rules

4/11/2021
https://www.afire.org/podcast/corporatetransparency/ Non-US-based investors face the disclosure regime of the Corporate Transparency Act. What do you need to know? Non-US-based investors that own or invest in US real estate have never been free from disclosure requirements. But the disclosure regime has historically been relatively inobtrusive. The Federal government has been ratcheting up the scope of required disclosure, in part as a response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and to rising...

Duration:00:27:59

Next Generation Leadership (Part 2)

4/6/2021
(This podcast episode is part one of a two-part conversation. Listen to the full conversation at www.afire.org/podcast/nextgenerationleadership/) Developing the next generation of leadership in real estate calls for a total reimagination of talent development. It's not just about hiring the right people—it's going to be about giving tomorrow's leaders the space and creativity to grow. In this two-part AFIRE Podcast, host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with Andrew Pandaleon,...

Duration:00:21:17

Next Generation Leadership (Part 1)

4/6/2021
(This podcast episode is part one of a two-part conversation. Listen to the full conversation at www.afire.org/podcast/nextgenerationleadership/) Developing the next generation of leadership in real estate calls for a total reimagination of talent development. It's not just about hiring the right people—it's going to be about giving tomorrow's leaders the space and creativity to grow. In this two-part AFIRE Podcast, host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with Andrew Pandaleon,...

Duration:00:24:05

Proptech and the Future of CRE (Part 2)

4/1/2021
(This podcast episode is part two of a two-part conversation. Listen to the full conversation at https://www.afire.org/podcast/jllsparkproptech/) As proptech continues to transform commercial real estate, discoveries happening on the venture side provide key insights on the future of ESG, portfolio optimization, cost savings, and human capital. In this two-part AFIRE Podcast, host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with Vincent Cicciarelli, Growth Lead at JLL Spark, to look at the...

Duration:00:24:33

Proptech and the Future of CRE (Part 1)

4/1/2021
(This podcast episode is part one of a two-part conversation. Listen to the full conversation at https://www.afire.org/podcast/jllsparkproptech/) As proptech continues to transform commercial real estate, discoveries happening on the venture side provide key insights on the future of ESG, portfolio optimization, cost savings, and human capital. In this two-part AFIRE Podcast, host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with Vincent Cicciarelli, Growth Lead at JLL Spark, to look at the...

Duration:00:19:01

Ethics Front and Center (Part 2)

3/30/2021
(This podcast episode is part two of a two-part conversation. Listen to the full conversation at https://www.afire.org/podcast/ethicsfrontandcenter01/) While discussed in universities, business schools, and corporate mission statements, ethics need to be front-and-center during times of crisis and uncertainty. What should this look like in the world real estate investing? In this new episode of the AFIRE Podcast, podcast host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with El Rosenheim, Founder...

Duration:00:20:16

A New Way To Network

3/22/2021
https://www.afire.org/podcast/new-way-to-network/ The global pandemic has disrupted our ability to meet together in-person with clients, colleagues, and collaborators—but according to Bill Himmelstein of Tenant Advisory Group, this is a beginning for how we can redefine relationships, and not the end. In this new episode of the AFIRE Podcast, host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with Bill Himmelstein, CEO of Tenant Advisory Group, to share his insights on how to become a partner...

Duration:00:21:47

Cross-Border Investing after COVID-19

3/19/2021
With travel limitations, empty offices, and remote working, the routine operating procedures for cross-border investment faced seas of uncertainty over the past year. As the world returns to a new normal, what's next for international investment? https://www.afire.org/podcast/afirepodcast43/ In this new episode of the AFIRE Podcast, host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with Mike Hu, Managing Director of Gaw Capital Partners, to share his thoughts on US property markets from the...

Duration:00:29:41

The Great Real Estate Reset (Part II)

3/15/2021
https://www.afire.org/podcast/real-estate-reset-2/ So much has changed with the global COVID-19 pandemic, but the honest concern is, will real estate be ready to embrace a new change? In this new episode of the AFIRE Podcast—the second of a two-part conversation—podcast host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with Tracy Loh of the Brookings Institution, and co-author of Brookings' "The Great Real Estate Reset: A data-driven initiative to remake how and what we build," to explain the...

Duration:00:19:56

The Great Real Estate Reset (Part 1)

3/8/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many investors to restructure their agendas. What does it mean to "reset real estate," and what role should investors have in imagining in the future of the world? https://www.afire.org/podcast/real-estate-reset/ In this new episode of the AFIRE Podcast—the first of a two-part conversation—podcast host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with Tracy Loh of the Brookings Institution, and co-author of Brookings' "The Great Real Estate Reset: A data-driven...

Duration:00:28:04

Ethics, Front and Center (Part 1)

3/2/2021
(This podcast episode is part one of a two-part conversation. Listen to the full conversation at https://www.afire.org/podcast/ethicsfrontandcenter01/) While discussed in universities, business schools, and corporate mission statements, ethics need to be front-and-center during times of crisis and uncertainty. What should this look like in the world real estate investing? In this new episode of the AFIRE Podcast, podcast host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with El Rosenheim, Founder...

Duration:00:16:01

A More Flexible Future (with Dror Poleg)

3/1/2021
https://www.afire.org/podcast/drorpoleg02/ All of the middle class amenities much of the world takes for granted today are still relatively new—and were even considered radical when they first appeared on the real estate spectrum. . . . so as the world emerges from the pandemic into the new normal, what are the key lessons of novelty and economic evolution the real estate ecosystem should understand today in order to better plan for tomorrow? In the second half of AFIRE's conversation with...

Duration:00:26:45

What Happens Next? (with Dror Poleg)

2/23/2021
Over the last several years, there has been significant change in the real estate industry—and the pandemic has served to kick that evolution into high gear. So what happens next? https://www.afire.org/podcast/drorpoleg01 While some sectors—such as industrial and housing—have shown increased promise through and beyond this current advanced moment in the pandemic, some of the real changes in "core" assets might not become clear for several years. In this newest episode of the AFIRE...

Duration:00:17:12

Industrial, Ugly Duckling Or Swan

2/18/2021
A fast-changing and profitable landscape, industrial real estate, or what is now called “logistics” in Europe has firmly established itself as one of the key sectors on par with office, retail, and residential. https://www.afire.org/podcast/duckling-or-swan/ The pandemic and subsequent severe recession has caused friction in many parts of the real estate market, especially in retail, hospitality, and office. In contrast, many parts of the industrial market are set to benefit, most obviously,...

Duration:00:22:44

An Opportunity For Change

2/16/2021
How can the social and economic framework in real estate be changed to harbor a diverse and inclusive workplace? https://www.afire.org/podcast/opportunity-for-change/ The historical structure of real estate, unconscious biases, and hiring approaches all promote the social and economic inequity that continues to exist today—within and beyond the real estate industry. In an echo for more transparency with communities of color, education provides a more holistic outlook towards diversity....

Duration:00:26:55

Is Portfolio Diversification About Buildings or Location?

2/11/2021
Portfolio diversification is one of the most fundamental concepts in investing. Diversification is a useful risk management tool employed to construct a portfolio in such a way that an investor is not overly exposed to any asset or risk. https://www.afire.org/podcast/city-vs-property/ How can real estate investors think about constructing a diversified portfolio in an efficient and cost-effective manner? Investors do not necessarily need to spread themselves thin in order to thrive in...

Duration:00:23:19

Office (S)pace and Institutional Investment

2/5/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought massive shifts in behavior, as social distancing and other public health protocols have reshaped our daily lives. What does this mean for institutional investment in the office sector after COVID? https://www.afire.org/podcast/institutional-investment-office-sector/ A wide-scale embrace of remote work and decentralized labor forces will have significant ramifications on the future demand for office space across the US. However, these narratives have been...

Duration:00:20:48

Shifting To The Suburbs

1/28/2021
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. https://www.afire.org/summit/shiftingtosuburbs/ Real estate investors should consider a couple of factors when deciding where to acquire or build the next property. Recent data does indeed show that multifamily and office properties in the suburbs are outperforming, a trend that is likely to continue in the...

Duration:00:23:01

The Changing Paradigm in Real Estate

1/25/2021
As COVID comes to define a new era, institutional investors in real estate will need to understand that prior strategies won't work like they once did. https://www.afire.org/podcast/changing-paradigm Online shopping, virtual work, and emerging technology are a few of the ways that COVID shaped the new reality. As trends continue to accelerate, new habits replace old ones, and unlike past events, these have personally impacted everyone to some extent. What are people doing now and why? In...

Duration:00:14:08

Changing Strategies in the Office Sector

1/21/2021
COVID forced an experiment at global scale to test productivity and culture in a work-from-home environment. Now that we're a year into the experiment, what's the future of the office sector ecosystem? https://www.afire.org/podcast/office-space With the coronavirus pandemic entering into its second year, a lot of occupiers are rethinking their real estate strategies. Investors are trying to find the right way to pivot and find new strategies for value creation in the midst of a large-scale...

Duration:00:22:47