Real Estate Meetups and Networking Groups

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Association of Foreign Investors in US Real Estate – Nonprofit that represents the interests of nearly 200 investing organizations from 21 different countries.

BOMA: Building Owners and Managers Association International – International association representing the owners and managers of commercial property.

Community Development Society – Provides leadership to professionals and citizens worldwide across the spectrum of community development.

Core Net Global – Association for corporate real estate and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers..

CREW – Business networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate.

Institute of Real Estate Management – International community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing.

International Council of Shopping Centers – Organization that seeks to advance the shopping center industry and to promote its role in the commercial distribution of consumer goods and services.

International Economic Development Council – Nonprofit organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession.

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SIOR: The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors – Professional commercial and industrial real estate association.

Urban Land Institute – Nonprofit education and research institute with a focus on the use of land in order to enhance the total environment.


CCIM Institute – Education and networking organization for commercial real estate practitioners.

NAIOP: National Association of Industrial and Office Properties – Organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate.

National Association of Residential Property Managers – An association of real estate professionals who manage single-family and small residential properties.

National Multifamily Housing Council – The largest apartment association in the U.S.

National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women – Networking organization for women in commercial real estate.

Real Estate Investment Advisory Council – A national nonprofit trade association that provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas, concerns and experiences between people who conduct commercial real estate transactions.

Real Estate Research Institute – High quality research on real estate investment performance and market fundamentals.

U.S. Green Building Council – Issues LEED certifications.


Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin – Provides knowledge, tools and resources for managing rental properties.

Real Estate Board of New York – Organization for office and residential property owners and builders, brokers and managers; banks, financial service companies, utilities, attorneys, architects, contractors and other individuals and institutions professionally interested in Manhattan real estate.