Coronavirus Centre

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The Association of Real Estate Funds

AREF aims to establish industry standards, promoting best practice in corporate governance and transparency. It brings key stakeholders together to improve the operational environment for participants, helping the industry adapt and evolve and protect investors’ interests.

About Us

AREF is the body that represents the interests of its fund managers, those firms that advise and support them and the end investors.

Our Committees

Much of AREF's activity is driven by the valuable work of our various committees.

Performance Data

The majority of AREF’s member funds choose to have their performance measured using the leading NAV-level MSCI/AREF UK Quarterly Property Fund Inde...

Performance data

Our summary statistics are drawn from the AREF/IPD UK Quarterly Property Fund Index (QPFI) and are intended to be a useful quick reference.



Active Consultations

View all our active consultations.




Fund Investors

Our fund members and AREF have the end investor's best interests at heart.

Property Fund Vision

The property researchers' bible - view the most up to date version here.

Investor Committee

The AREF Investor Committee comprises various investors and advisors.

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Find out how you can become an AREF member

Our membership includes over sixty-five funds spanning the leading real estate fund management houses in the industry, through to smaller, specialist boutiques, with a collective net asset value of over £72bn. We have more than fifty Affiliate members, a number of Associate members and hundreds of Investor members.

Membership enquiry

If you are interested in becoming a member, contact us today.

22 Jul 2020

AREF Brochure 2020

Read who we are and what we do in our AREF brochure.