Partner Associations

By bringing together the leaders of 17 national real estate trade associations with leaders of the nation's top public and privately-held real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms, The Real Estate Roundtable helps ensure that a more cohesive voice is presented to the government and the public about the real estate industry and its important role in the global economy.  Our trade association partners represent more than one million people involved in virtually every aspect of the real estate business. 


Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)  

The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) is the only not-for-profit association for the foreign real estate investment community. AFIRE members have a common interest in advocating and promoting international real estate investments. Since 1988, AFIRE has provided a opportunity for the foreign investor in the United States to become as knowledgeable as US domestic investors. Through an exclusive membership of international investors from 17 countries AFIRE members become a distinctive part of a global investing network. The association is governed solely by non-US investor institutions through their designated delegates and managed by a full-time staff in Washington, DC.


American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)  

Serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.


American Resort Development Association (ARDA)  

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.-based professional association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Established in 1969, ARDA today has nearly 1,000 corporate members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded companies and international corporations with expertise in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate. The membership also includes timeshare owner associations (HOAs), resort management companies, and owners through the ARDA Resort Owners Coalition (ARDA-ROC).


Building Owners & Managers Association, International (BOMA)  

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. Find BOMA online at


Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Finance Council  

The CRE Finance Council is the trade organization for the global commercial real estate finance industry. We have a presence in Europe, Japan and North America.   The CRE Finance Council serves all market constituencies and currently includes five Forums: Investment-Grade Bondholders, Multifamily Lenders, Portfolio Lenders, Servicers, and Securities and Loan Investors. We are dedicated to insightful, forward-thinking initiatives that encourage vision, innovation and continuous professional growth for market participants.


CREW Network

Founded in 1989, CREW Network is the industry's premier business networking organization dedicated to supporting the achievements of women in commercial real estate. Our 9,500 members represent nearly every discipline within the industry and are located in 72 major markets across North America. CREW Network seeks to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by focusing on fulfilling four key initiatives: business development, leadership development, industry research and career outreach. 


International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Founded in 1957, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry.  Its 65,000 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.


Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 500,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. It has over 3,000 member companies, representing all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. 


National Apartment Association (NAA)

The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America's advocate for quality rental housing. NAA's mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public. NAA is a federation of 192 state and local affiliates, comprised of more than 51,000 multifamily housing companies representing more than 6.1 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. NAA, through a joint legislative alliance with the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), monitors legislation and regulations in all 50 states and shares that information with local and state affiliate staff.


National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

NAHB is a Washington, DC-based trade association representing more than 235,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Founded in 1942, NAHB analyzes policy issues, takes the industry's story to the public, monitors and works toward improving the housing finance system, and analyzes and forecasts economic trends. 


NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association  

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of our members. NAIOP advances responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live.


National Association of Realtors (NAR)  

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.


National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM)  

The National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) is a national professional association for entities engaged in the provision of real estate investment services. NAREIM's member organizations represent both domestic and foreign capital, and include real estate advisors, financial institutions, REITs, opportunity funds and private investors. At present, NAREIM's member organizations manage in excess of $320 billion in real estate investments.


National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)

NAREIT is the national trade association for real estate investments trusts (REITs) and publicly traded real estate companies. Members are real estate investment trusts and other businesses that own, operate and finance income-producing real estate, as well as those firms and individuals who advise, study and service those businesses. Through REITs and other publicly traded real estate companies, income-producing commercial real estate is accessible to investors small and large.


National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)  

The Washington, DC-based National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) is the apartment industry’s leading advocate and strategic consultant. Founded in 1978 with just a few members, NMHC’s membership roster now includes the principal officers of the most distinguished multifamily firms in the United States.  NMHC members are engaged in all aspects of the rental housing business, including apartment ownership, management, development, brokerage and finance. Backed by one of the most competent and professional staffs in real estate, the Council focuses on the three key areas of advocacy, strategic information and industry meetings.


Pension Real Estate Association (PREA)

PREA's mission is to serve its members engaged in institutional real estate investment through the sponsorship of objective forums for education, research initiatives, membership interaction and the exchange of information. We serve and educate our members in the global institutional real estate investment community regarding real estate investments.


The Urban Land Institute (ULI)

The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.  Founded in 1936, the Institute  has more than 37,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service. ULI members are the people that plan, develop and redevelop neighborhoods, business districts and communities across the U.S. and around the world.

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