Real Estate Finance Association year-end programming and events

November 10, 2017 - Financial Digest

Boston, MA On Monday, November 6, REFA held a Market Outlook program hosted at PwC. Paul Nasser, COO and CFO, Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. (2017 REFA president) moderated the discussion with speaker Mitch Roschelle, U.S. National practice leader, PwC Real Estate Advisory Practice. The program went into detail regarding the state of both the commercial real estate and housing markets. 

Formed in 2015, REFA’s Women’s programs, as part of a Women’s Series, are held throughout the year to help engage and bring together women in the industry. The REFA Women’s Series range from small roundtable programs with prominent female industry speakers, to cocktail receptions and special events. On Tuesday, November 7, REFA held a Yoga and Networking Event. Lyndsey Morash, founder of Chasing Nirvana Yoga and certified yoga instructor, led an hour-long yoga session, followed by a networking reception at 6B Lounge. 

Matt Pullen, executive managing director, Newmark Knight Frank will Moderate a “E-Commerce: The Present and Future of ‘Last Mile’ Industrial” panel on November 14 as part of REFA’s Education program series. The panelists for this program will include Scott Gredler, senior director, Cushman & Wakefield; Robert Provost, founding partner, Longpoint Realty Partners; Stephen J.T. Murphy, partner and principal of acquisitions, Campanelli and Patrick Ryan, executive vice president, investments, Cabot Properties. The program will take place at WilmerHale, 60 State St., from 8-9:15 a.m. Join them as the panel of investors, developers and brokers discuss the economic impacts and potential opportunities in the industrial and warehouse space.

Interested in learning more about East Boston’s transformation? REFA will be hosting a Members-Only Breakfast regarding the growing neighborhood the morning of December 5. The program will take place at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, 155 Seaport Blvd., from 8-9:15 a.m. The panel will include moderator Sue Hawkes, managing director, The Collaborative Companies and speakers Matt Edlen, director of acquisitions and development, Gerding Edlen; Raul Duverge, project manager, Boston Planning & Development Agency; Joel Kadis, partner of leasing & development, Linear Retail; Nick Islen, general manager- development, LendLease.

Don’t miss REFA’s Holiday Networking Night on Thursday, December 7! The event will be held at Central Wharf Co., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come celebrate this year’s achievements with REFA as they wrap up 2017! This year’s beneficiary is FamilyAid Boston, and attendees are encouraged to bring a gift card or monetary donation for the giving tree. FamilyAid Boston is an organization within Boston dedicated to helping end homelessness. 

REFA is currently in its 14 for 12 membership period! Those who join now for 2018 receive the remainder of 2017 for free. All Membership information can be found on REFA’s homepage,  

To learn more about REFA, including membership, events, and ways to get involved, please visit us at Follow REFA on Twitter @REFABoston. 


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