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Member Benefits

Through its efforts to foster the exchange of real estate finance information, REFA has earned a reputation for delivering quality programming at a more than competitive price.

More than 50 specialized breakfast and lunch programs, such as The State of the Market and Capital Markets. Programs are led by popular guest speakers, including high-level economists from Fairfield University, Webster Financial Group, Moody’s Analytics, and the Center for Real Estate at UConn and Torto-Wheaton

Special networking events, including seasonal cocktail receptions, sponsor receptions, and the annual golf outing

The REFA-CT Gala, considered the networking “event of the year” for Connecticut real estate finance professionals

An online membership directory, including an updated website list of association members.

A Who’s Who

As THE information resource for the Connecticut real estate community, REFA hosts an impressive calendar of educational seminars and networking events that include a who’s who of the industry.

Members come from many sectors of the industry, including:
  • banks
  • real estate investment trusts
  • insurance companies
  • investment banking concerns
  • mortgage bankers and brokers
  • investors and advisors
  • pension fund advisors
  • real estate developers
  • attorneys
  • appraisers and consultants and others

Social Events

REFA’s summer and winter networking socials, held at upscale venues, provide a great opportunity to connect with fellow members and exchange ideas and experiences.

Harness the information from colleagues to assist in critical decision making within your corporate infrastructure, or share your presentation to further the association’s expertise and footprint. 

Source: NCREIF. Moody’s, Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets

Viewing presentations is a REFA Member Benefit.