Make the Most of Your CREFC Membership

Every Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) member strengthens our community by adding their voices to important industry issues and building connections with our vibrant and influential network of commercial real estate finance professionals.

Ensure that every one in your company benefits from your CREFC Membership:

  • Round Up Your Team Members. Are all of your team members aware of your CREFC membership? Each employee of your company can establish an individual account as part of your corporate membership. Not sure who is signed up? Request your team roster.

  • Register for a CREFC Forum. Share your voice and expertise by joining one of CREFC’s Industry-Specific Forums. Comprised of like-focused market constituencies, Forums interact and address issues critical to their business sector and work to achieve solutions that serve a common purpose. One of the key benefits of CREFC membership is the ability to support and influence conversations and efforts that directly affect the industry.

  • CREFC’s Government Relations Team Advocates for You. Working directly with CREFC’s highly experienced and knowledgeable Government Relations team, CREFC members work to curate and develop the commercial real estate finance industry’s voice in Washington, D.C., focusing on regulatory and legislative actions that support the commercial and multifamily finance and property-market industries. Get involved with our Advocacy efforts.

  • CREFC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is charged with ensuring continued progress toward CREFC’s vision of developing policies and programs that promote workplace diversity and inclusion and foster a culture that ensures every voice is welcomed, heard, and respected.

  • A Vibrant and Constantly Evolving Women’s Network. CREFC’s Women’s Network enhances the visibility, profile, and advancement of women in the commercial real estate finance industry. It does so by providing a well-structured platform within the Association dedicated to women’s initiatives and the creation of opportunities for networking, mentoring, and the development of professional women.

  • Attend Upcoming Events or Host an Event and you can Sponsor an Event.

  • CREFC’s Resource Center. CREFC has long served as the ‘voice’ of commercial real estate finance. It has done so by diligently developing the content, research, and advocacy efforts that not only reflects the current markets but also serves as the ‘go-to’ resource for the press, academia, and – most importantly – our legislators and regulators who are vital the development of our markets and industry.

  • CREFC’s Sustainability Initiative will address the impact of climate risk on commercial real estate. Our objectives are to provide robust educational resources, promote transparency via relevant reporting standards and best practices, advocate for productive partnerships with government and other organizations, and foster creative financing solutions that enhance both the public good and the liquidity of the CRE finance market. Beyond our important efforts related to climate change, this Initiative also will focus on social responsibility and governance

  • Are You a Young Professional? CREFC’s Young Professionals (YP) Network is an exceptionally vibrant platform that allows the industry’s exceptional young CRE professionals to develop and foster meaningful business relationships and gain relevant industry knowledge through networking events, educational offerings, and panels. CREFC generously provides for discounted pricing for our Young Professionals for all of its celebrated conferences and seminars for members 30 years of age or younger.

  • Unrivaled Educational Programming – Learn from the Best. Expand your CRE finance knowledge base via CREFC’s live webinars, digital learning events, and on-demand videos – all designed to expand your knowledge and grow your own personal brand. ‘CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance at the Schack Institute’ at New York University offers individual non-credit courses to all CREFC members each semester, a highly-regarded, challenging, and attractively priced NYU Schack CRE Finance Certificate Program, and the ability for senior members of CREFC to be awarded CREFC fellowships.

  • Discover more member-only benefits in the Membership Brochure.

  • Meet the CREFC Staff: We know this is a lot of info. Reach out to us, ask questions…we are here to help you in growing your career and your company’s footprint in an industry we all love.