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Mission | The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), is a commercial real estate business association providing members with high quality networking and educational opportunities. REFA strives to maintain its reputation for excellence by promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and development for its Emerging Leader membership.

What We Do | REFA hosts close to 30 events per year including speaking programs with industry leaders, the 500 person Annual Gala and networking events. REFA is committed to giving back to the community with the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament and community service activities.

Who We Are | Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 600 members and 67 corporate sponsors. Now in its 10th year, REFA has a strong Emerging Leader membership with over 200 members.

Mission | The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), is a commercial real estate business association providing members with high quality networking and educational opportunities. REFA strives to maintain its reputation for excellence by promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and development for its Emerging Leader membership.

What We Do | REFA hosts close to 30 events per year including speaking programs with industry leaders, the 500 person Annual Gala and networking events. REFA is committed to giving back to the community with the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament and community service activities.

Who We Are | Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 600 members and 67 corporate sponsors. Now in its 10th year, REFA has a strong Emerging Leader membership with over 200 members.

Mission | The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), is a commercial real estate business association providing members with high quality networking and educational opportunities. REFA strives to maintain its reputation for excellence by promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and development for its Emerging Leader membership.

What We Do | REFA hosts close to 30 events per year including speaking programs with industry leaders, the 500 person Annual Gala and networking events. REFA is committed to giving back to the community with the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament and community service activities.

Who We Are | Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 600 members and 67 corporate sponsors. Now in its 10th year, REFA has a strong Emerging Leader membership with over 200 members.

Mission | The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), is a commercial real estate business association providing members with high quality networking and educational opportunities. REFA strives to maintain its reputation for excellence by promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and development for its Emerging Leader membership.

What We Do | REFA hosts close to 30 events per year including speaking programs with industry leaders, the 500 person Annual Gala and networking events. REFA is committed to giving back to the community with the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament and community service activities.

Who We Are | Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 600 members and 67 corporate sponsors. Now in its 10th year, REFA has a strong Emerging Leader membership with over 200 members.

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Join Us for an Industry Leaders Breakfast with Mark Howard-Johnson of BlackRock - June 4th
On Thursday, June 4th, Mark Howard-Johnson, Managing Director, Global Head of Global Real Estate Securities, BlackRock will address REFA Members and non-members at Morgan Lewis Bockius from 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

The REFA Industry Leaders Series features national leaders in the real estate finance industry to speak to the REFA community on a topic of interest in their respective role. Past Industry Leaders speakers include Anthony Frammartino, The Townsend Group; David Neithercut, Equity Residential; Tom DeSimone, WS Development; Pam Herbst, AEW Capital Management.

For more information on Mark Howard-Johnson's presentation, please click here. Questions may be addressed to Maggie Collins at 617-399-7856.

New Corporate Sponsorship Model
The contributions of REFA’s Corporate Sponsors are integral to its success and survival. We at REFA would like to thank our Corporate Sponsors for their continued support.

Beginning in 2015, REFA is excited to announce a brand new Corporate Sponsorship! We believe this model will be a great benefit to any interested in Corporate Sponsorship and will assist with your organization's visibility, professional development and education.

For more information on the Corporate Sponsorship and to see our current list of sponsors, please click here. Please direct any questions to Maggie Collins at mcollins@gbreb.com or 617-399-7856.

First REFA Event of 2015 - Annual Members Only Forecasting Lunch 1/15
Join REFA for our first luncheon of the year. Our Annual Forecasting Lunch will feature a distinguished panel of professionals covering economics, capital markets and entrepreneurial real estate investing. For more information, including the list of panelists, please click here. Please direct any questions to Maggie Collins at mcollins@gbreb.com.

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Upcoming
Education & Events

Fundamentals of Real Estate:
Commercial Real Estate Appraisals

Wednesday, April 29th | Goodwin Procter

Industry Leaders Breakfast Series
with Mark Howard-Johnson
Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate Securities Management,
BlackRock
Thursday, June 4th
 | Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Save the Date
REFA Annual Charitable Golf Tournament

Monday, July 20th | Blue Hills Country Club, Canton

Save the Date
27th Annual REFA Gala

Thursday, October 8th | Westin Copley, Boston


Past Events

26th Annual REFA Gala
Thursday, October 2nd | Westin Copley Place
Click here to view photos from the night.

GBREB 125th Anniversary & Scholarship Event
Thursday, May 8th | Boston Public Library

Asset Allocation for 2014
 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP | February 27th

2014 Annual Forecasting Luncheon 
January 15th | WilmerHale LLP

25th Annual REFA Gala - Click for photos and videos!
October 17th | The Westin Copley

2013 Annual Charitable Golf Tournament
July 22nd | Blue Hill Country Club

Click here for photos of past events!

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REFA Corporate Sponsors

A. W. Perry, Inc.
AEI Consultants
AEW Capital Management
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Beacon Communities LLC
Berkeley Point Capital LLC
Boston Financial Investment Management
Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
Cabot Properties, Inc.
Cambridge Trust Company
Capital One Bank
Chestnut Hill Realty
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
Citizens Bank
Cohn Reznick
Colliers International
Colony Realty Partners
The Davis Companies
DLA Piper LLP US
Eastdil Secured
Eastern Bank
Equity Office Properties
Fantini & Gorga
Fidelity Investments
First American Title Insurance Company – National Commercial Services
First Niagara Bank
Goodwin Procter LLP
Goulston & Storrs
HFF
Hinckley Allen
Holland & Knight
Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation
John Hancock Real Estate Finance
KS Partners LLC
Locke Lord LLP
Marcum LLP
McCarter & English LLP
McCauley Lyman LLC
McGladrey LLP
Mintz Levin/ML Strategies
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
M & T Bank
National Development
Net Lease Capital Advisors
New Boston Fund, Inc.
Newbanks
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
O’Connell Hospitality Group
People’s United Bank
PNC Real Estate
PwC
Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster
Riemer & Braunstein LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Salem Five Bank
Santander Bank
The Schochet Companies
Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, P. A.
Sherin and Lodgen LLP
TA Realty
TSG
UBS Realty Investors
US Bank
Walker & Dunlop
Webster Bank
Wells Fargo
WilmerHale
WinnCompanies

 

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