Thank You!

What a great year it has been! To our members, committee volunteers, program participants and Corporate Sponsors: Thank you for your support and dedication to the organization throughout 2017 - your contributions continue to help our organization thrive. 

To view REFA's 2017 highlights sheet, please click here

REFA 2017 Year In Review


Thank You For Attending...

On Tuesday, November 21st, REFA held its Annual Holiday Party in conjunction with an appreciation reception.  Members and colleagues enjoyed an evening of networking, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks all in a relaxed and festive setting.

Celebrating with a Cause...
In the spirit of giving, REFA held a gift card drive benefiting REFA's 2017 beneficiaries: FamilyAid Boston, HomeStart & Rosie's Place - all organizations committed to helping end homelessness within the Boston area. 

Thank You For Attending: REFA President's Reception and Holiday Party




Thank You To All Who Helped Support The Gala!

This year, REFA held its 29th Annual Gala on Wednesday, October 4th at the Boston Marriott Copley Place with 500 in attendance. Stephen Karp and Steven Fischman of New England Development were both honored with the Robert S. Swain, Jr. Distinguished Service Award.

For photos from the event, please click here.  To view The Real Reporter article, please click here.  
Thank You For Supporting: 29th Annual REFA Gala
REFA Membership Discount

Join NOW FOR 2018 & Receive the remainder of 2017 for free! 

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Prorated Membership Period!


REFA Annual Fall Conference

REFA's Annual Fall Conference took place on Friday, September 15th at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The 2017 Fall Conference consisted of one Keynote Session followed by two Panel Discussion Sessions.

Opening Remarks

Paul Nasser,CFO, COO, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, 2017 REFA President

Keynote Session: Fireside Chat
  • Bryan Koop,Executive Vice President, Boston Region, Boston Properties andRob Griffin,U.S. Head of Capital Markets, President,New England,Newmark Knight Frank. Moderated byBill Poorvu,Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Emeritus,Harvard Business School andCo-Chair,Baupost Board of Advisers
Debt Capital Markets Panel: Is It a Lender's or Borrower's Market?
  • Moderator: Sarah Lagosh,Managing Director, Eastdil Secured
  • Panelists: Tony Fineman,Managing Director, ACORE Capital;Ray Mattia,Associate, TH Real Estate;Michael Petrizzi,Director, Wells Fargo;Victor Woolridge,Vice President, Debt Placement and Syndications, Barings

Reshuffling Urban and Suburban Boston - Where Are All the Jobs Heading and is the Demand for Real Estate Growing?

  • Moderator: Andrew H. Hoar,President, Co-Manging Partner, CBRE | New England / Advisory and Transaction Services
  • Panelists: Andrew Maher,Founder and Managing Director, Anchor Line Partners;Alexander A. Randall,Partner, Goodwin Procter; Roy Hirshland, CEO and Co-Founder, T3Advisors

For photos from the event, please click here. ​

REFA Fall Conference - Thank you For Attending!

Upcoming Events

REFA Annual Forecasting Luncheon