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Mission | The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), is a commercial real estate business association providing members with high quality networking and educational opportunities. REFA strives to maintain its reputation for excellence by promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and development for its Emerging Leader membership.

What We Do | REFA hosts close to 30 events per year including speaking programs with industry leaders, the 500 person Annual Gala and networking events. REFA is committed to giving back to the community with the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament and community service activities.

Who We Are | Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 600 members and 67 corporate sponsors. Now in its 10th year, REFA has a strong Emerging Leader membership with over 200 members.

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Mission | The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), is a commercial real estate business association providing members with high quality networking and educational opportunities. REFA strives to maintain its reputation for excellence by promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and development for its Emerging Leader membership.

What We Do | REFA hosts close to 30 events per year including speaking programs with industry leaders, the 500 person Annual Gala and networking events. REFA is committed to giving back to the community with the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament and community service activities.

Who We Are | Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 600 members and 67 corporate sponsors. Now in its 10th year, REFA has a strong Emerging Leader membership with over 200 members.

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Mission | The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), is a commercial real estate business association providing members with high quality networking and educational opportunities. REFA strives to maintain its reputation for excellence by promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and development for its Emerging Leader membership.

What We Do | REFA hosts close to 30 events per year including speaking programs with industry leaders, the 500 person Annual Gala and networking events. REFA is committed to giving back to the community with the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament and community service activities.

Who We Are | Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 600 members and 67 corporate sponsors. Now in its 10th year, REFA has a strong Emerging Leader membership with over 200 members.

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Mission | The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), is a commercial real estate business association providing members with high quality networking and educational opportunities. REFA strives to maintain its reputation for excellence by promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and development for its Emerging Leader membership.

What We Do | REFA hosts close to 30 events per year including speaking programs with industry leaders, the 500 person Annual Gala and networking events. REFA is committed to giving back to the community with the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament and community service activities.

Who We Are | Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 600 members and 67 corporate sponsors. Now in its 10th year, REFA has a strong Emerging Leader membership with over 200 members.

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Mission | The Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), is a commercial real estate business association providing members with high quality networking and educational opportunities. REFA strives to maintain its reputation for excellence by promoting the exchange of information between professionals in the real estate finance community, and fostering a platform for growth and development for its Emerging Leader membership.

What We Do | REFA hosts close to 30 events per year including speaking programs with industry leaders, the 500 person Annual Gala and networking events. REFA is committed to giving back to the community with the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament and community service activities.

Who We Are | Formed in 1988, REFA currently has over 600 members and 67 corporate sponsors. Now in its 10th year, REFA has a strong Emerging Leader membership with over 200 members.

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Events

27th Annual REFA Gala Just Under 2 Months Away!
Join the commercial real estate finance community on Thursday, October 8th to honor Bryan Koop, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager, Boston Properties with the Robert S. Swain Jr. Distinguished Service Award. Past recipients of the Robert S. Swain Jr. Distinguished Service Award include Pam Herbst of AEW Capital Management in 2014; Mayor Thomas Menino in 2013, Joe Fallon of The Fallon Company in 2012, Thomas Hynes of Colliers International in 2011, and Thomas DeSimone of WS Development in 2010. To learn more about the REFA Gala and other past recipients, please click here.

Questions may be addressed to Maggie Collins at mcollins@gbreb.com or 617-399-7856.

September 11th: REFA Fall Conference
Join our panel of industry leaders for an in-depth discussion on the latest trends in the dynamic Boston Suburban Market. Our panel of some of the most active players in the suburban markets will discuss overall market influences, development projects, and the current financing environment. Our annual Keynote Speaker: Hans Nordby, Managing Director, CoStar Portfolio Strategy will provide an overview and insight into market dynamics.

Click here to learn more about our panel and to register.
Questions may be addressed to Maggie Collins at
mcollins@gbreb.com
or 617-399-7856. 

REFA Prorated Dues - Now is the time to join REFA!
Join REFA for almost half off for the remainder of the year! Take advantage of REFA Benefits including: access to membership director, discounts for educational programs and committee participation. Join REFA today!

For more information on the Corporate Sponsorship and to see our current list of sponsors, please click here.
Please direct any questions to Maggie Collins at mcollins@gbreb.com or 617-399-7856.

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Upcoming
Education & Events

REFA Fall Conference
Friday, September 11th | Westin Waltham

Fundamentals of Real Estate:
Real Estate Tax Credits

Tuesday, September 29th | 9OFS Conference Center

27th Annual REFA Gala
Thursday, October 8th | Westin Copley, Boston

Members Only Luncheon:
Project Update: North Station

Tuesday, October 20th | Mintz Levin/ML Strategies

Industry Leaders Breakfast:
Stephen Kenny, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Tuesday, October 27th | Goulston & Storrs


Past Events

Click here for photos of past events!

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REFA Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to our 69 Corporate Sponsors.
Interested in being added to this list? Join Today!

  • A. W. Perry, Inc.
  • AEI Consultants
  • AEW Capital Management
  • Arbor Commercial Mortgage
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Beacon Communities LLC
  • Berkeley Point Capital LLC
  • Berkshire Group
  • Boston Financial Investment Management
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
  • Bowditch & Dewey LLP.
  • Cabot Properties, Inc.
  • Cambridge Trust Company
  • Capital One Bank
  • Chestnut Hill Realty
  • Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
  • Citizens Bank
  • Cohn Reznick
  • Colliers International
  • Colony Capital, Inc.
  • The Davis Companies
  • DLA Piper LLP US
  • Eastdil Secured
  • Eastern Bank
  • Equity Office Properties
  • Fantini & Gorga
  • Fidelity Investments
  • First American Title Insurance Company – National Commercial Services
  • First Niagara Bank
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Goulston & Storrs
  • HFF
  • Hinckley Allen
  • Holland & Knight
  • Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation
  • KS Partners LLC
  • Leggat McCall Properties
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Marcum LLP
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • McCauley Lyman LLC
  • McGladrey LLP
  • Mintz Levin/ML Strategies
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • M & T Bank
  • National Development
  • Net Lease Capital Advisors
  • New Boston Fund, Inc.
  • Newbanks
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Novaya Real Estate Ventures
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
  • O’Connell Hospitality Group
  • People’s United Bank
  • PNC Real Estate
  • PwC
  • Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
  • Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster
  • Riemer & Braunstein LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Salem Five Bank
  • Santander Bank
  • The Schochet Companies
  • Sharon Credit Union
  • Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, P. A.
  • Sherin and Lodgen LLP
  • TA Realty
  • TSG
  • UBS Realty Investors
  • US Bank
  • Walker & Dunlop
  • Webster Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • WilmerHale
  • WinnCompanies


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