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.
2020 Award Winners
We are delighted to announce the winners of the AREF Awards 2020.
In 2020, we gave three awards, the winners were:
- Outstanding Individual Contribution Award - Tom Pinnell, Langham Hall
- Affiliate of the Year Award - Ocorian
- Investor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement - UBS Triton Fund LP
The awards were presented by our Chairman, Adrian Benedict of Fidelity. Watch our virtual awards ceremony below!
To find out more information, including the nominations, deadlines, purpose, selection criteria, selection process and previous winners, click on the awards below:
Launched in 2019, this award, open to all AREF Fund Members is judged by a panel of key fund investors.
Members were 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 with regards to any of the following criteria:
- Governance (candidates should consider more than the AREF Code of Practice);
- Environmental & Social Impact; and
- Investor Communication.
Details for the 2021 awards will be announced soon.
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We are delighted to announce the 2020 Winner of the Investors' Award for Outstanding Achievement, for the second year in a row, is: UBS Triton Fund LP. The panel of Investors felt the fund deserved the Award specifically due to the strength of its achievements in relation to Environmental & Social Impact.
2020: UBS Triton Property Fund LP, for the strength of its achievements in relation to Environmental and Social Impact.
2019: UBS Triton Property Fund LP, for exemplary governance and demonstrable ESG achievements.
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 is done with input from our Board, Management Committee and the AREF Team. The Board and AREF Team then hold a vote to determine the winner.
We are delighted to announce the 2020 Winner of the Affiliate of the Year Award is Ocorian.
Previous winners include:
2020: Ocorian (other nominees included: Aztec, Carey Olsen and RSM)
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)
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. The selection of nominees is done with input from our Board, Management Committee and the AREF Team. The Board and AREF Team then hold a vote to determine the winner.
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Outstanding Individual Contribution Award is Tom Pinnell of Langham Hall.
Previous winners include:
2020: Tom Pinnell of Langham Hall
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view photos from past Annual Dinners, click here.