About Us

The CRE Finance Council (CREFC) is the trade association for the $4.3 trillion commercial real estate finance industry. More than 300 companies and 11,000 individuals are members 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. 

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What We Offer

Industry Connectivity - CRE Finance Council provides high-quality networking and connectivity with decision makers from leading commercial real estate finance companies around the word.
Conferences & Seminars - CREFC hosts two major industry conferences each year (January and June) that are the meeting piece for leading industry participants representing every market sector. We also host frequent regional Mini-Conferences and After-Work Seminars in locations around the country that cover a breadth of commercial real estate finance issues including best practices, transactions, and trends.
Industry Sector Specific Forums - CREFC offers our Members the opportunity to participate in one or more sector-specific Forums. These Forums provide Members with the meeting platform to address specific issues and needs of participants in the various sectors of the industry such as investors, lenders, issuers, and servicers.
Government Relations - As the recognized leading voice of commercial real estate finance, CREFC is the industry advocate for federal policies affecting our industry. We continually educate lawmakers and regulators about commercial real estate finance and its importance to the overall economy. This allows us to effectively advocate policies promoting the strength and liquidity of the markets.
Industry Standards & Best Practices - CREFC facilitates the development of best practices and industry standards that promote the commercial real estate finance market's efficiency, transparency, and liquidity worldwide. We educate borrowers, lenders, investors, servicers, rating agencies, and other market participants on the benefits derived there from.
Member Communications - Magazine & Industry News - CRE Finance World® is CREFC's premier magazine, available to our Members. Written by leading participants in commercial real estate finance, CRE Finance World is considered the best source available for its own market. The magazine complements other ongoing Member communications provided on a daily and weekly basis.
Research & Surveys - CREFC offers research and insight complied from our Members. We also develop periodic surveys that provide specific sectors of the industry with performance benchmarking and trend analysis.

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