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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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United States

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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

Predicting the Climate Future: Part 1 (ep. 2022.07)

4/20/2022
We are all invested in the cities, assets, and infrastructure of tomorrow, even if we might not live to see the ten largest cities in 2100. But understanding climate change can get us closer. https://www.afire.org/podcast/climatefuture202207/ Can you guess what the ten most populated US cities were in the year 2000? New York and Los Angeles would be safe bets and come without hesitation. A moment’s pause, and Chicago would come to mind. Those who follow cities might remember that San...

Duration:00:25:07

Predicting the Climate Future: Part 2 (ep. 2022.07)

4/20/2022
We are all invested in the cities, assets, and infrastructure of tomorrow, even if we might not live to see the ten largest cities in 2100. But understanding climate change can get us closer. www.afire.org/podcast/climatefuture202207/ Can you guess what the ten most populated US cities were in the year 2000? New York and Los Angeles would be safe bets and come without hesitation. A moment’s pause, and Chicago would come to mind. Those who follow cities might remember that San Francisco and...

Duration:00:17:32

We Can Build It (ep. 2022.06)

3/28/2022
Daniele Russolillo, COO of Planet Smart City, explains how his company is building affordable communities in India, Brazil, Italy, and the U.S. while delivering high levels of sustainability, technology, and community support for their tenants—all the while delivering solid returns for investors. https://www.afire.org/podcast/buildit202206/ The demand for affordable housing around the world is not disputed, but the supply is another matter. Investors and developers have long been stymied by...

Duration:00:36:24

Diversifying into Digital (ep. 2022.05)

3/15/2022
(Featuring Warren Wachsberger, CEO, AECOM Capital) https://www.afire.org/podcast/diversifyingdigital202205/ As investors look for sustainable sources of inflation-protected yield, real estate investment is increasingly blurring into a wider range of “digital” real asset investment strategies. Inclusive of physical broadband networks (fiber or wireless), small cell and distributed antenna system (DAS) networks, and data centers, digital real estate shares many of the same attributes as...

Duration:00:23:22

Choosing Flexibility (ep. 2022.04)

3/6/2022
(Featuring Tal Peri, Head, US East Coast and Latin America, Union Investment Real Estate.) https://www.afire.org/podcast/choosingflex202204/ Employees are increasingly demanding flexibility and choice for where (and when) they work. What strategies can landlords implement to adapt? In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the negative sentiment regarding the prospects of office properties was influenced by lockdowns, empty offices, and a better-than-expected short-term outcome of the...

Duration:00:23:11

What Are We Doing in the Office: Part 1 (ep. 2022.03)

2/2/2022
There’s been a lot of discussion through COVID about work from home and the eventual return to office space. Yet, most predictions are either that everything will return to normal—or nothing will ever be normal again. The reality is likely neither of these two extremes...but what will it be? In this two-part episode of the AFIRE Podcast, Doug Holte, former President of Irvine Company and current founder and CEO of AgileWorkweekInvestments, explores what "work" has become and how office space...

Duration:00:22:04

What Are We Doing in the Office: Part 2 (ep. 2022.03)

2/2/2022
There’s been a lot of discussion through COVID about work from home and the eventual return to office space. Yet, most predictions are either that everything will return to normal—or nothing will ever be normal again. The reality is likely neither of these two extremes...but what will it be? In this two-part episode of the AFIRE Podcast, Doug Holte, former President of Irvine Company and current founder and CEO of AgileWorkweekInvestments, explores what "work" has become and how office space...

Duration:00:17:24

The Rent is too Damn High! (ep. 2022.02)

1/19/2022
(Featuring Alicia Glen, Founder and Managing principal of MSquared and former Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development for New York City) https://www.afire.org/podcast/toodamnhighcast/ Alicia Glen, founder and managing principal of MSquared and former deputy mayor of housing and economic development for New York City, explains how to intelligently and profitably invest in affordable housing at scale. It isn’t easy, especially when using old categories and old business models – and...

Duration:00:33:53

Real Estate Stewardship: Part 1 (ep. 2022.01)

1/11/2022
(Featuring Dr. Alexis Crow, Lead, Geopolitical Investing Practice, PwC) https://www.afire.org/podcast/stewardshipcast/ Whether it’s the impact of income inequality and the lack of affordable housing or the rise of populism and global sea levels, or evolving migration to and from primary cities, the economic and geopolitical challenges of today matter to the institutional real estate investor. There is more risk, but also more potential to make a meaningful positive impact for investors and...

Duration:00:23:06

Real Estate Stewardship: Part 2 (ep. 2022.01)

1/11/2022
(Featuring Dr. Alexis Crow, Lead, Geopolitical Investing Practice, PwC) www.afire.org/podcast/stewardshipcast/ Whether it’s the impact of income inequality and the lack of affordable housing or the rise of populism and global sea levels, or evolving migration to and from primary cities, the economic and geopolitical challenges of today matter to the institutional real estate investor. There is more risk, but also more potential to make a meaningful positive impact for investors and the...

Duration:00:21:44

Cars are the Problem

11/17/2021
(Featuring Gabe Klein, Co-Founder, CityFi) Cars revolutionized the world when they were invented, but they've also had an oversized role in dictating the shape of urban environments over the past century. But our transportation culture is beginning to change—so what can cities do to adapt? https://www.afire.org/news/carproblemcast/ Cars are a regular part of our everyday lives. They take us wherever we need to go, whenever we need it. They offer independence and convenience. However, they...

Duration:00:36:40

Developing Dayton

11/10/2021
(Featuring Nan Whaley, Mayor, Dayton, Ohio) The discussion on recovery as COVID begins to decline often focuses on larger US cities. So what’s next for the mid-sized markets, and could Dayton, Ohio have some answers? https://www.afire.org/podcast/developingdaytoncast/ How have mid-size cities with less density responded to the pandemic? Are there advantages or disadvantages to living in smaller urban areas in the COVID times? Most importantly, what opportunities can these areas offer...

Duration:00:20:17

AFIRE at Expo Real: Joao Andrade, Fidelidade

11/3/2021
After the postponement of the landmark international trade fair Expo Real in 2020, AFIRE was pleased to return to Munich, Germany last month for Expo Real 2021. Running from October 11 to 13 and held at the Messe München exhibition center, this year’s Expo Real had a diminished attendance compared to previous years—due largely to still-active travel restrictions inhibiting frictionless international travel. But the event still welcomed more than 19,000 visitors from 52 countries, and nearly...

Duration:00:22:52

AFIRE at Expo Real: Martin Brühl, Union Investment Real Estate

11/3/2021
After the postponement of the landmark international trade fair Expo Real in 2020, AFIRE was pleased to return to Munich, Germany last month for Expo Real 2021. Running from October 11 to 13 and held at the Messe München exhibition center, this year’s Expo Real had a diminished attendance compared to previous years—due largely to still-active travel restrictions inhibiting frictionless international travel. But the event still welcomed more than 19,000 visitors from 52 countries, and nearly...

Duration:00:19:30

AFIRE at Expo Real: Bardo Magel, AFIAA

11/3/2021
After the postponement of the landmark international trade fair Expo Real in 2020, AFIRE was pleased to return to Munich, Germany last month for Expo Real 2021. Running from October 11 to 13 and held at the Messe München exhibition center, this year’s Expo Real had a diminished attendance compared to previous years—due largely to still-active travel restrictions inhibiting frictionless international travel. But the event still welcomed more than 19,000 visitors from 52 countries, and nearly...

Duration:00:15:32

AFIRE at Expo Real: Janice Stanton, Cushman & Wakefield

11/3/2021
After the postponement of the landmark international trade fair Expo Real in 2020, AFIRE was pleased to return to Munich, Germany last month for Expo Real 2021. Running from October 11 to 13 and held at the Messe München exhibition center, this year’s Expo Real had a diminished attendance compared to previous years—due largely to still-active travel restrictions inhibiting frictionless international travel. But the event still welcomed more than 19,000 visitors from 52 countries, and nearly...

Duration:00:24:38

AFIRE at Expo Real: Sebastian Vetter, DekaBank

11/3/2021
After the postponement of the landmark international trade fair Expo Real in 2020, AFIRE was pleased to return to Munich, Germany last month for Expo Real 2021. Running from October 11 to 13 and held at the Messe München exhibition center, this year’s Expo Real had a diminished attendance compared to previous years—due largely to still-active travel restrictions inhibiting frictionless international travel. But the event still welcomed more than 19,000 visitors from 52 countries, and nearly...

Duration:00:19:03

Supply Change

11/3/2021
(Featuring Melinda McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Research, Prologis) Urbanization, digitalization, and demographics are the key trends to watch for understanding the future of logistics real estate. https://www.afire.org/podcast/supplychangecast/ The global pandemic has forever altered the logistics real estate landscape. Supply chain decisions have become more holistic, more data-driven, and more urgent than ever. Underlying this shift are the same forces of urbanization,...

Duration:00:24:03

Restructuring Infrastructure (Part II)

10/27/2021
(Featuring Secretary Rodney E. Slater, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Congressman Bill Shuster, Senior Policy Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs; Caren Street, Principal, Squire Patton Boggs) https://www.afire.org/podcast/restructuringinfracast02/ Much of the way a city works depends on where you are, and ultimately, where you want to go. And this place—where you want to go—is the source of critical questions about our lives within cities: How can I get there? Can I afford to live there? Is there a...

Duration:00:27:17

Restructuring Infrastructure (Part I)

10/25/2021
(Featuring Secretary Rodney E. Slater, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Congressman Bill Shuster, Senior Policy Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs; Caren Street, Principal, Squire Patton Boggs) https://www.afire.org/podcast/restructuringinfracast01/ Much of the way a city works depends on where you are, and ultimately, where you want to go. And this place—where you want to go—is the source of critical questions about our lives within cities: How can I get there? Can I afford to live there? Is there a...

Duration:00:23:42