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About CRE Finance Council

The CRE Finance Council (CREFC) is the trade association for the $3.2 trillion commercial real estate finance industry. More than 275 companies and 6,500 individuals are members of CREFC. Member firms include balance sheet and securitized lenders, loan and bond investors, private equity firms, servicers and rating agencies, among others.

Our industry plays a critical role in the financing of office buildings, industrial and warehouse properties, multifamily housing, retail facilities, hotels, and other types of commercial real estate that help form the backbone of the American economy.

CREFC promotes liquidity, transparency and efficiency in the commercial real estate finance markets. It does this by acting as a legislative and regulatory advocate for the industry, playing a vital role in setting market standards and best practices, and providing education for market participants.

CREFC also hosts globally recognized events that bring together market participants from leading companies and organizations. Complementing these major conferences are regular After-Work Seminars and regional conferences held throughout the year.

CREFC facilitates the engagement of all market participants through a platform of forums that are structured by specific industry sector groups. These “Forums” include the following:

Combined with CREFC's standing committees and task forces, these Forums are crucial in enabling dialogue among various market sectors to build consensus on important issues facing the commercial real estate finance market, whether they be business practices, standards or policy.

A hallmark of CREFC is its Investor Reporting Package® (IRP), a robust and standardized compilation of bond, loan and property-level information for CMBS reporting. The IRP provides investors with detailed monthly reports and ensures that servicers are providing uniform information on all CMBS deals. No other asset class in Structured Finance provides this level of standardized disclosure.

CREFC is the voice of the commercial real estate finance industry and has affiliates in Europe and Japan.

CRE Finance Council. The Voice of Commercial Real Estate Finance