James A. Fetgatter
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate
James A. Fetgatter is chief executive of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), a position he has held since 1992. AFIRE is a not-for-profit association formed in 1988 whose members are foreign institutions who have a common interest in international real estate investing. AFIRE members have approximately $1 trillion in real estate investments worldwide. He has guided the growth of the association from a small group of Dutch pension funds to an organization of over 190 investors from 21 countries.
Prior to his appointment as chief executive, Fetgatter spent 15 years in the real estate industry. His last two positions prior to joining AFIRE were with Dutch and UK investment and development companies.
Fetgatter served as an officer in the United States Navy and holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.