The Real Estate Finance Association has an educational Spring for members

June 10, 2022 - Financial Digest

Boston, MA On Wednesday, May 18th, over 150 REFA members tuned into a REFA Fundamentals Webinar on Insurance 101: Property & Liability.  Industry experts Mike White, Scott Mateer, and Annie Fleming of Brown & Brown – Specialty Risk Solutions and Sarah Shepard of Custom House Risk Advisors, shared a presentation on property and casualty/liability insurance, including current trends in the insurance marketplace for both stabilized and construction risks in the real estate sector. In addition to an overview on property and liability insurance, attendees learned about relevant coverage, limit, and retention considerations from owner/operator, developer, and lender perspectives.

REFA hosted another webinar on Wednesday, June 1st on Cannabis & Real Estate. Andrew Lines, CohnReznick, moderated the panel with Joe Campanelli, Needham Bank; Alexandra Slavet, Nutter; and Connor Yost, Opus Consulting. REFA members learned about the quickly maturing cannabis market in Massachusetts and the impacts it has on our commercial real estate market. The panel discussed how owner-operators, ten-ants, landlords, lenders, investors, and communities are navigating this fast-moving industry and what the outlook is on both the local and national levels.

The REFA Emerging Leaders are hosting a Property Tour of 212 Stuart St. on Wednes-day, June 29th, courtesy of Greystar, one of REFA’s corporate sponsors. Following the property tour, Greystar has invited the Emerging Leaders to a networking program on the roof of 212 Stuart St.   

The REFA Charitable Golf Tournament is officially sold out, but there is still room to participate in the Tennis Match with a Pro! Visit to learn more or to register for tennis.

Please save the date for the Annual REFA Gala: Thursday, October 6th at the Westin Copley Hotel.

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



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