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 City, Dino is responsible for the transaction execution, asset and portfolio management of Core, Core-plus, and Value-add office and retail real assets across North American gateway cities and major MSAs. AFIAA is a $2.5 billion Zurich-based Swiss 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, Dino 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 business development and fundraising division for one of the largest multifamily, residential, and hospitality developers in southeast Europe.
Dino earned an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is a mentor and an active member of the Global Exchange Council, New York Mixed-Use Council, and the New York Advisory Board at the Urban Land Institute (ULI), as well as various other organizations, including the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), the New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).