Real Estate Finance Association summer programs and signature events

June 08, 2018 - Financial Digest

Boston, MA On Tuesday, June 19, REFA will be holding an Education Series program on the topic of “Navigating Development in a Challenging Environment.” Panelists for the program will be moderator Jeff Tompkins, founding partner, SGA Architects and speakers Brian Fallon, president, development, The Davis Companies, Manny Kratsios, managing director, Merritt & Harris and Mark McGowan, vice president, development, Skanska Commercial Development. The program will be held at 100 High St., as a breakfast program from 8 - 9:15 a.m. These programs are open to both REFA members and non-members. 

REFA will hold its second Women’s program of the year on June 20 on the topic of how to be more confident and effective when giving presentations, both in personal and professional settings. This program will be Part 1 of a 2-part education series focused on the topic of public speaking and presentations. 

Formed in 2015, REFA’s Women’s programs & events are held throughout the year as a chance for women in the real estate finance industry to network with one another, discuss market updates and trends, and hear from prominent female leaders within the real estate finance community. 

REFA’s second Fundamentals Education program of the year will be held on July 17 on the topic of “Acquisitions and Dispositions” with speakers Eric Lemont, partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Eric Allon, partner, Bernkopf Goodman LLP. The speakers will provide an overview of key provisions of commercial purchase and sale agreements from both the seller’s and buyer’s perspective and also discuss what is “market” when negotiating such provisions. The program will be held as a Luncheon from 12 – 1:15 p.m. at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, One Post Office Sq. 

REFA’s Fundamentals are held throughout the year as 101-type programs, designed as a general overview and refresh on the topic at hand. These programs are open to both REFA members and non-members. 

Save The Dates:

This year’s Annual REFA Charitable Golf Tournament, Golf Clinic and Tennis Tournament will be taking place on Monday, July 23 at Dedham Country and Polo Club. The Tournament will be benefiting FamilyAid Boston and Rosie’s Place, two charities whose mission is to help end homelessness within Greater Boston. 

The 30th Annual REFA Gala will be held on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 – 9:00p.m. at the Marriott Copley Place. 

For more information about REFA and upcoming events, please visit our website at  Follow REFA on Twitter and LinkedIn @REFABoston.

REFA hosts 30 programs and events per year with the help of its Committees. Interested in helping develop and shape a program while networking with other REFA Members? If so, we encourage committee participation. There are several committees to choose from, including the: Annual Events Committee, Emerging Leaders Committee, Golf Committee, Membership Committee, Programs Committee and the Strategic programming committee. Join today and grow your network with REFA!


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