Affinity Groups

Designed to maintain a small group dynamic even as the Association's membership grows, affinity groups allow members to discuss topics of shared interest. Each affinity group, open to a maximum of 40 individuals from member firms by invitation, is devoted to a specific topic, such as green building, international investment or capital markets. Affinity groups meet during the Spring and Annual conferences and members sign on for two year terms.

PREA 2022 Affinity Group Reports

How do I join?

Affinity groups present excellent opportunities to dig deeper into specific topics during the major conferences. Interested PREA members should complete the application form and email it to Amy Laffargue, Director of Meetings and Events (860-785-3846).

Affinity Group Leaders

Alternative Real Estate Investment

Denise Olsen
GEM Realty Capital, Inc.

Shawn Veldhouse 
New York State Common Retirement Fund

Capital Markets – Blue Flight

Shawn Lese

Nuveen Real Estate


 

 

Capital Markets – Red Flight

Peggy DaSilva
Allianz Real Estate of America

Chris Miers
Samuels & Associates

Defined Contribution Plans

Adriana de Alcantara
Hines

Jani Venter
JPMorgan Asset Management

 

Development

Matthew Claeys
Heitman

Kristopher Wojtecki
PSP Investments

Innovation

Laura Craft
Heitman

Nils Kok
Maastricht University 

 

International Real Estate Investment

Joanne Douvas
BentallGreenOak

Roberta Waxman-Lenz
State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio

Reporting & Valuation

Michael Morrell
New York State Teachers’ Retirement System

Candice Todd
Morgan Stanley

 

Research

Mark Fitzgerald
USAA Real Estate

Gleb Nechayev
Berkshire Residential Investments

Acore

Aegon

AEW

Clarion

DRA

Europa Capital

Grosvenor

Juniper

Lasalle

nuveen

Principal

TA Realty

TGM

USAA