Foreign Real Estate Investors UnitNames Brown Raysman As General Counsel

Wednesday, December 1, 2004 - 01:00

AFIRE, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, announced that it has appointed Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP, a nationally recognized law firm with one of NYC's fastest-growing real estate, capital markets and finance practices, as its general counsel.

Founded in 1988 by a group of German and Dutch pension funds as well as other institutional investors from around the world, AFIRE tracks and promotes the interests of foreign real estate investors.

Richard Crystal, a partner in Brown Raysman's real estate department, will serve as Brown Raysman's lead attorney during the two-year assignment.

"We are pleased to have Brown Raysman representing AFIRE as its general counsel," said James Fetgatter, chief executive of AFIRE. "Brown Raysman will bring their considerable legal expertise to the assignment which will serve AFIRE extremely well."

The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) is a leading not-for-profit association for the foreign real estate investment community. AFIRE provides an exclusive forum for investors to meet and exchange information through regularly scheduled meetings in the United States and abroad. Since 1988, AFIRE has provided an opportunity for the foreign investor in the United States to become as knowledgeable as U.S. domestic investors. Through an exclusive membership of international investors from 17 countries AFIRE members form a distinctive part of a global investing network.