Affinity Groups

Designed to maintain a small group dynamic even as the Association's membership grows, affinity groups allow members to discuss topics of shared interest. Each affinity group, open to a maximum of 40 individuals from member firms by invitation, is devoted to a specific topic, such as green building, international investment or capital markets. Affinity groups meet during the Spring and Annual conferences and members sign on for two year terms.

How do I join?

Affinity groups present excellent opportunities to dig deeper into specific topics during the major conferences. Interested PREA members should complete the application form and email it to Amy Laffargue, Director of Meetings and Events at (860-785-3846).

Affinity Group Leaders

Alternative Real Estate Investment

Lewis Ingall 

Shawn Veldhouse 
New York State Common Retirement Fund 

Capital Markets

Robert Byron
Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC

Stephen Coyle
The Davis Companies


Defined Contribution Plans

Tracey Luke
Invesco Real Estate

Scott Stuckman
USAA Real Estate Company


Michael Buckley
UTA Center for Metropolitan Density

Marc Weidner
Franklin Templeton Real Estate Advisors


International Real Estate Investment

Lisa Amzallag
LBA Advisors

Joshua Daitch
SAJE Capital

Reporting & Valuations

Douglas Poutasse
Bentall Kennedy (US) LP



Andrew McCulloch
Green Street Advisors, Inc.

Lee Menifee
PGIM Real Estate


Laura Craft

Nils Kok