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The programs and services REFA offers are the backbone of the association and are the responsibility of a variety of committees made up of REFA members. Joining a committee is a key way to optimize your REFA membership. Listed below are the 2016 REFA committees in which you are welcome to become involved. REFA’s success is directly related to the participation of its members and so we invite you to return this form at your earliest convenience with your committee choice(s).

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Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for identifying topics and securing speakers for over 12 educational programs per year. The committee also assists with promoting events. The Edcuation Committee meets monthly. Active committee assignment

2016 Co-Chairs
Ryan Bradley, TriTower Financial Group
Robert Brown, Brookline Bank

REFA Emerging Leaders Committee

The Emerging Leaders Committee plans networking and educational eventswith a focus on leadership development. They also coordinate several community service projects with several different charitable organizations throughout the year. The Emerging Leaders Committee meets monthly (members aged 35 and younger).Active committee assignment

2016 Co-Chairs
Sam Crossan, CBRE | New England
Max Ricciuti, Spaulding & Slye Investments

REFA Golf Committee

The Golf Committee plans and promotes REFA's annual charitable golf tournament held on July 21, 2014. The committee meets monthly from April - July. Medium committee assignment – Deadline to join: April 1st

2016 Co-Chairs
Billy McArdle, Capital One Bank
Frank De Vito, Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster

Industry Leaders Series Committee

The Industry Leaders Committee is responsible for planning and promoting 2 luncheons per year featuring an industry leader with a national perspective. The Industry Leaders Committee meets every other month or as needed. Medium committee assignment

2016 Co-Chairs
Sarah Lagosh, Eastdil Secured
Timothy Schlitzer, MassPRIM

Luncheon Committee

The Members-Only Luncheon Committee is responsible for planning 5 Members-Only Luncheons per year. Responsibilities include identifying topics and speakers, securing speakers and assisting with marketing. The luncheon committee meets monthly. Active committee assignment

2016 Co-Chairs
Cristen Conkling, AEW Capital Management 
Douglas Lanois, Tremont Realty Capital - A Division of the RMR Group

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for generating new member leads, assisting with the renewal process, identifying ways to retain and attract new members. The Membership Committee meets monthly from January - March and then every other month for the remainder of the year. Active committee assignment in first half of year - Deadline to join: March 1st

2016 Co-Chairs
Bill Flynn, Net Lease Capital Advisors
Hayley Suminski, KeyBank

Form may be returned to Jackie DiPersio at jdipersio@gbreb.com , faxed to 617-588-0286 or mailed to

One Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite
Boston, MA 02108.

Please direct any questions to Jackie DiPersio at jdipersio@gbreb.com or 617-399-7856.