Head of Transactions – North America
AFIAA Foundation for International Real Estate Investments
Dino Christoforakis brings over 14 years of experience in international real estate investment and development in the United States and Europe across all asset classes and strategies. In his current role with AFIAA in New York, Dino is responsible for the transaction execution, asset and portfolio management of core, core-plus, and value-add office and retail real assets across major North American markets. AFIAA is a $3.5 billion Zurich-based global pension fund investment foundation, member of the Avadis Group, one of the largest pension fund investment managers in Switzerland.
Before joining AFIAA, Dino was responsible for acquisitions, dispositions, and asset management of value-add and opportunistic retail, industrial, and mixed-use real estate across major U.S. east coast markets at MCB Real Estate, an institutionally capitalized private equity group out of Baltimore, Maryland.
Earlier in his career, he was part of the acquisitions and development teams at J Street Companies and Concord Eastridge in Washington, DC and before that he was managing the international capital markets and fundraising division for one of the largest multifamily, residential, and hospitality developers in southeast Europe.
Dino is a frequent speaker and host at industry events and conferences. He earned an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and sits on the Advisory Board at the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), where he currently serves on the New York Advisory Board, the Global Exchange Council, the New York Mixed-Use Council, and as the Vice Chair of the New York Mentor program.