The programs and services REFA offers are the backbone of the association and are the responsibility of a variety of committees made up of REFA members. Joining a committee is a key way to optimize your REFA membership. Listed below are the 2019 REFA committees in which you are welcome to become involved. REFA’s success is directly related to the participation of its members and so we invite you to return the below form at your earliest convenience with your committee choice(s).

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Annual Events Committee
The Annual Events Committee is responsible for planning REFA's Signature Panel Programs - the Annual Forecasting Luncheon held in January and the Fall Conference held in September. Committee responsibilities include: composing the program content, identifying and securing the keynote speaker, moderator, and panelists and assisting with the content development and marketing. The Annual Events Committee meets ever other month or as needed.

2019 Tri-Chairs:
Lauren O'Neil, HFF
Sean Randall, Citizens Bank
Jonathan Schneider, JLL

REFA Emerging Leaders Committee

The Emerging Leaders Committee is responsible for planning networking and educational programs focused on Leadership Development. The committee also plans quarterly community service activities and After Hours networking receptions. The Emerging Leaders Committee meets monthly in a small group setting - meetings typically include an industry/market round-table discussion.

2019 Tri-Chairs:
Sam Hallowell, Newmark Knight Frank
Chris Legocki, Skanska Commercial Development
Ian McKinley, Hunneman

REFA Golf Committee
The Golf Committee is responsible for planning the Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament held in July of each year. This includes planning event components, identifying sponsorship opportunities, and assisting with sponsor outreach. The Golf Committee meets January - July.

2019 Co-Chairs:

Israel Lopez, The Gutierrez Company
Ross Sabasteanski, Wells Fargo Bank

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee is responsible for generating new member leads, assisting with the dues renewal process and identifying ways to retain, engage, and attract new members. The Membership Committee meets monthly January - March and then every other month for the remainder of the year.

2019 Tri-Chairs:
Bob Brown, Brookline Bank
Sam Crossan, CBRE
Jenieri Cyrus, AEW Capital Management

Programs Committee
The Programs Committee is responsible for planning 11 educational programs per  year. Committee responsibilities include: identifying timely topics and speakers, securing speakers, assisting with content development and marketing. The Programs Committee meets monthly.

2019 Tri-Chairs:
Kristen Binck, Oxford Properties
Amanda Eckhoff, Robinson + Cole
Patrick Keefe, HFF

Strategic Programming Committee
Formed in 2017, the Strategic Programming Committee is focused on initiatives to help strengthen the REFA Membership. The committee is responsible for expanding the Women's Initiative, the REFA Mentor Program, and developing engagement opportunities for REFA's Corporate Sponsors. The Strategic Programming Committee meets monthly January - June and then every other month or as needed.

2019 Tri-Chairs:
Naomi Mayeux, National Development
John Roach, US Bank
Amanda Strong, MITIMCo

Form may be returned to Courtney McHugh at cmchugh@gbreb.com, faxed to 617-588-0286 or mailed to:
REFA
Three Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite
Boston, MA 02108.

Upcoming Events

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REFA Women's Roundtable Series Ft. Elizabeth Lowrey
Elkus Manfredi Architects
7:45am
 
REFA Exec. Insights Ft. Dave Greaney, Synergy Investments
Chrome Amenities Center
7:45am
 
GBREB Massachusetts Executive Office Breakfast Briefing
Two Center Plaza
8:15am