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REFF's Mission

Real Estate Finance Forum (REFF) is a Chicago based women’s business group that was founded in 1987 by a group of women in real estate finance looking for networking opportunities with other women in the industry. Our mission is:

    • to further the professional development of women in all phases of commercial real estate finance; 
    • to promote avenues of communication among professional women inter- and intra-industry; and 
    • to encourage the recognition and advancement of professional women in the field of commercial real estate finance.

REFF has grown to more than 250 active members that help advance women in real estate through education, networking, and philanthropy. Our annual Holiday Party has become famous for bringing more than 1,000 Chicagoland CRE professionals together each year. Our members span all real estate asset classes and industry segments including investors, developers, lenders, brokers, attorneys, consultants, and a multitude of others. 

To learn more about REFF, please contact our Membership Chair, or view the REFF Newsletter archives!

Want to learn more about becoming a member?

Please reach out to our Membership Chair, Annamarie Bjorklund ( for information and prospective member meetups.


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