Membership

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 amy@prea.org (860-785-3846).

Affinity Group Leaders

Alternative Real Estate Investment

Lewis Ingall 
Heitman

Shawn Veldhouse 
New York State Common Retirement Fund

Capital Markets – Blue Flight

Robert Byron
Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC

Bleecker Seaman
Lowe Enterprises Investors

 

Capital Markets – Red Flight

Stephen Coyle
The Davis Companies

Chris Miers
Bard Consulting

Defined Contribution Plans

Tracey Luke
Invesco Real Estate

Anne-Marie Vandenberg
DWS 

 

Development

Angelo Bianco
Crocker Partners

Michael Buckley
UTA Center for Metropolitan Density

Innovation

Laura Craft
Heitman

Nils Kok
GeoPhy

 

International Real Estate Investment

Jacques Gordon
LaSalle Investment Management

Dev Subhash
StepStone Group

Reporting & Valuations

Douglas Poutasse
Bentall Kennedy (US) LP

 

Research

Mark Fitzgerald
USAA Real Estate Company

Jack Kern
Yardi Systems, Inc.