The Association has made a number of awards since 2011 to recognise achievement and contribution, by our members and others who support the work of AREF.

The awards are presented at the AREF Annual Dinner each year.  To view information on the Annual Dinner, click here.

To find out more information, including the purpose, selection criteria, selection process and previous winners, click on the awards below:

Investor Award for Outstanding Achievement

New for 2019, AREF is launching this new Award, open to all AREF Fund Members, to be judged by a panel of key fund investors.
Members are invited to nominate their fund by stating, in no more than 500 words, how their fund excels and why it should be considered for this award. There are three areas to focus on for the award this year:

  • Governance (candidates should consider more than the AREF Code of Practice);
  • Environmental & Social Impact; and
  • Investor Communication.

Fund members can make their submission based on any one of these focus areas. Click here for full details on this new award.

Winners:

2019: UBS Triton Property Fund LP

Performance Award: 5-year, risk adjusted, relative return

Independently calculated by MSCI, this award is for the Fund that has produced the best risk-adjusted return over a 5-year period to the end of the second quarter, relative to the MSCI/IPD UK Quarterly Property Fund Index (UK PFI).

Previous winners include:

2019: L&G's Industrial Property Investment Fund

2018: L&G's Industrial Property Investment Fund

2017: AEW Core Property Fund

2016: Schroders West End of London Property Unit Trust (WELPUT)

2015: Schroders West End of London Property Unit Trust (WELPUT)

2014: Schroders West End of London Property Unit Trust (WELPUT)

2013: Henderson Central London Office Fund

2012: Henderson Central London Office Fund

2011: Joint winners: COIF Property Fund & The Lend Lease Retail Partnership

 

Performance Award: 5-year, risk-adjusted, absolute return

To recognise an increasing cohort of Funds that participate in the UK PFI but have a return objective that is independent of it. Again independently calculated by MSCI, this award is for the Fund that has produced the best risk-adjusted return over a 5-year period to the end of the second quarter, in absolute terms.

Previous winners include:

2019: L&G's LPI Income Property Fund

2018: L&G's LPI Income Property Fund

2017: L&G's LPI Income Property Fund

2016: The M&G Secured Property Income Fund

2015: Standard Life Investments Long Lease Property Fund

2014: The M&G Secured Property Income Fund

2013: PGIM UK Ground Lease Fund

Affiliate of the Year Award

This award recognises the invaluable support many of our Affiliate member firms provide to the association in a variety of ways. Although this is often manifest through the efforts of one or two individuals, the award is to the firm as a whole, recognising the background support that the individual representatives can draw on. The award is judged on a number of measures, such as significant activity in a key area, hosting of events, or consistent contribution to our affairs over a long period. The selection of nominees and winner is done with input from our Management Committee, the Chairs of specialist committees and working groups, and from our Secretariat.

Previous winners include:

2019: CMS (other nominees included: CBRE, Charles Russell Speechlys, Deloitte, Vistra)

2018: Browne Jacobson (other nominees included: Eversheds Sutherland, Vistra, CMS)

2017: Intertrust (other nominees included: CMS, Osbourne Clark, Browne Jacobson)

2016: CBRE (other nominees included: CMS, Eversheds, Hogan Lovells)

2015: Eversheds (other nominees included: Hogan Lovells, Mourant Ozannes, Nabarro)

2014: KPMG (other nominees included: CBRE, Nabarro, Willis)

2013: Nabarro (other nominees included: Berwin Leigton Paisner, Deloitte, PwC)

2012: Eversheds (other nominees included: Berwin Leighton Paisner, Hogan Lovells, Nabarro)

2011: Ogier (other nominees included: Bovill, Eversheds, Nabarro)

 

 

 

Oustanding Individual Contribution Award

This is a discretionary award, decided by the Board, which is not necessarily made each year, but is awarded to an individual who has gone the extra mile in terms of their personal involvement in our affairs and their commitment to the evolution of the association and the industry.

Previous winners include:

2019: Guy Glover of BMO

2018: Joint winners:  Will Chetwood, Aviva & Melville Rodrigues, Charles Russell Speechlys

2017: John Forbes, John Forbes Consulting LLP

2016: No award given

2015: Paul Edwards, Legal & General

2014: Anthony Shayle, UBS

2013: Jenny Buck, Tesco Pension Investment Ltd

2012: Jenny Pidgeon, TIAA Henderson Global Investors

For further information on the AREF Awards please email: info@aref.org.uk.

To view photos from past Annual Dinners, click here.