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The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) is a trade association formed to bring together the best people, knowledge, and experience to provide informative programs and networking opportunities for commercial real estate finance professionals throughout the Greater Boston area. Real estate professionals from a variety of institutions join REFA to exchange ideas through breakfast panels, luncheon programs, networking events and professional education seminars. From forums for senior level executives to the Annual REFA Gala awards dinner, REFA has established a reputation for excellence in promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and education. Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 500 members, 63 corporate sponsors, and last year hosted over 30 educational and networking events.

The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) is a trade association formed to bring together the best people, knowledge, and experience to provide informative programs and networking opportunities for commercial real estate finance professionals throughout the Greater Boston area. Real estate professionals from a variety of institutions join REFA to exchange ideas through breakfast panels, luncheon programs, networking events and professional education seminars. From forums for senior level executives to the Annual REFA Gala awards dinner, REFA has established a reputation for excellence in promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and education. Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 500 members, 63 corporate sponsors, and last year hosted over 30 educational and networking events.

The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) is a trade association formed to bring together the best people, knowledge, and experience to provide informative programs and networking opportunities for commercial real estate finance professionals throughout the Greater Boston area. Real estate professionals from a variety of institutions join REFA to exchange ideas through breakfast panels, luncheon programs, networking events and professional education seminars. From forums for senior level executives to the Annual REFA Gala awards dinner, REFA has established a reputation for excellence in promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and education. Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 500 members, 63 corporate sponsors, and last year hosted over 30 educational and networking events.

The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) is a trade association formed to bring together the best people, knowledge, and experience to provide informative programs and networking opportunities for commercial real estate finance professionals throughout the Greater Boston area. Real estate professionals from a variety of institutions join REFA to exchange ideas through breakfast panels, luncheon programs, networking events and professional education seminars. From forums for senior level executives to the Annual REFA Gala awards dinner, REFA has established a reputation for excellence in promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and education. Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 500 members, 63 corporate sponsors, and last year hosted over 30 educational and networking events.

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Online Registration Now Open!
After a recent database conversion, we are pleased to announce that Online Registration and our Members Portal is now live! For more information on accessing the Membership Portal & register for our many events online, please contact Maggie Collins at mcollins@gbreb.com or 617-399-7856.

Join Today Until The End of 2015!
Pay your 2015 dues and receive the remainder of 2014 free with REFA's 15 for 12 month membership. To learn more about membership and the prorated rates, please click here or contact Maggie Collins at mcollins@gbreb.com.

26th Annual REFA Gala to be Held October 2 at Westin Copley Place
We are pleased to announce that we will be honoring Pamela Herbst, Managing Director and Head of the Direct Investment Group, AEW Capital Management, with the Robert S. Swain Jr. Distinguished Service Award. Please direct any questions on the REFA Gala to Maggie Collins, mcollins@gbreb.com.

GBREB's Annual Scholarship Event and 125th Anniversary
Greater Boston Real Estate Board’s (GBREB) - 125th Anniversary Celebration and GBREB Foundation Scholarship Event was held Thursday, May 8 at the Boston Public Library. The GBREB Foundation scholarship, now in its 3rd year, provides students from the greater Boston area with financial support for college. The event included a brief video on the history of GBREB's influence in Boston's real estate market over the past 125 years. Scholarship recipients were also in attendance. Please click here to view photos from the night!

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Upcoming
Education & Events

26th Annual REFA Gala
Thursday, October 2nd | Westin Copley Place
SOLD OUT

REFA Emerging Leaders Series
Featuring Dan Cordeau, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Wednesday, October 8th | Alexandria Real Estate

REFA Members Only Luncheon “How Assembly Row was Assembled”
Thursday, October 9th | Tishman Speyer Conference Center

REFA Industry Leaders Luncheon
Featuring Anthony Frammartino, The Townsend Group

Tuesday, October 21st | Brown Rudnick

Fundamentals of Real Estate
Introduction to Real Estate Development

Thursday, November 6th | Goodwin Procter

REFA Education: Real Estate Market Outlook
Wednesday, November 12th | PwC

Past Events

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

Asset Allocation for 2014
February 27th | PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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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  • Golf 2013
  • 2014 GALA
  • REFA Fundamentals of Real Estate
  • Industry Leaders
  • REFA Education