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.
To learn more, visit www.afire.org
American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)
Serving Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 8 million jobs the U.S. lodging industry supports, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, bed and breakfasts, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry that advances long-term career opportunities for employees, invests in local communities across the country and hosts more than one billion guests’ stays in American hotels every year. AHLA proudly represents a dynamic hotel industry of more than 54,000 properties that supports $1.1 trillion in U.S. sales and generates nearly $170 billion in taxes to local, state and federal governments.
To learn more, visit www.ahla.com
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).
To learn more, visit ARDA's website.
Building Owners & Manager 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.
To learn more, visit www.boma.org
CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate. Our courses, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders, deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision, and success for an asset. Some professionals go on to earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate’s most coveted credential, which represents proven expertise in investment analysis.
To learn more, visit www.ccim.com
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.
To learn more, visit www.crefc.org
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.
To learn more, visit www.crewnetwork.org
ICSC is a member organization for industry advancement that promotes and elevates the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play and gather as foundational and vital ingredients of communities and economies. ICSC produces experiences that create connections and catalyze deals; advocates to shape public policy; develops high-impact marketing and public relations that influence opinion; provides an enduring platform for professional success; and creates forward-thinking content with actionable insights – all of which drive industry innovation and growth. Founded in 1957 as the International Council of Shopping Centers, ICSC now stands for Innovating Commerce Serving Communities.
To learn more, visit www.icsc.org
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.
To learn more, visit www.mba.org
National Apartment Association (NAA)
National Apartment Association (NAA), America’s leading voice for the apartment housing industry, provides its members with the best range of strategic, educational, operational, networking and advocacy resources they need to learn, to lead and to succeed. As a federation of nearly 170 state and local affiliates, NAA encompasses over 72,000 members representing more than 8.8 million apartment homes globally. NAA’s purpose is to enable every single one of its members to fulfill his or her professional goals with great competence, speed and the highest standards of ethics.
To learn more, visit www.naahq.org
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.
To learn more, visit www.nahb.org
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.
To learn more, visit www.naiop.org
Nareit is the worldwide representative voice for real estate investment trusts—REITs—and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets. Nareit advocates for REIT-based real estate investment with policymakers and the global investment community.
To learn more, visit www.reit.com
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.
To learn more, visit www.nar.realtor
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.
To learn more, visit www.nareim.org
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.
To learn more, visit www.nmhc.org
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.
To learn more, visit www.prea.org
Real Estate Executive Council (REEC)
Founded in 2003, the Real Estate Executive Council is a professional trade association composed of minority men and women executing business in the commercial real estate industry.
REEC members are made up of the most senior executives throughout the nation, along with the rising stars in the commercial real estate industry. These individuals come from varying backgrounds all culminating in professional careers allied to investment, management, leasing, financing and property development.
Learn more about REEC membership here.
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.
To learn more, visit www.uli.org