AREF is not solely for senior staff of our member firms - we are committed to investing in our future! We have over 400 future generation members in our FutureGen Network.

The AREF FutureGen Committee was set-up in 2018 to raise awareness and engagement with the next generation of real estate professionals in our member firms.  The Committee create events capturing topics of interest for the future generation* in Real Estate.

*Future generation = staff in the first 10 years of their career / not in a senior management position

Join the AREF FutureGen Network

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AREF FutureGen Network - 2021 Survey

Last year the FutureGen Committee ran a survey to find out how working from home was affecting members of the FutureGen Network. This year, with lockdowns easing and a return to work on the horizon, we would like to find out how attitudes have changed over the past 12 months, and what the world of work could look like in the future. 

25 June 21 - The survey is now closed.

The results of this survey will be published in a short whitepaper, put together by the AREF FutureGen committee, as a follow up to the previous paper 'Remote Working in a post-coronavirus environment'

'FutureGen Connect' - our digital networking solution

With the recent Covid-19 crisis and the move to working from home, we realise that important networking opportunities have been put on hold. We have therefore launched 'FutureGen Connect' - offering our FutureGen members the opportunity to expand their network digitally.

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FutureGen Educational Series of events

The AREF FutureGen Educational Series 2021 'Real Estate: The Investor's Perspective'

Sponsored by Carey Olsen, we are delighted to announce details of our three part 2021 educational series bought to you by the AREF FutureGen committee.

This year's series, 'Real Estate: The Investor's Perspective' follows on from our previous two years of successful instalment.  In this virtual series, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of the investment manager in an indirect real estate portfolio, from the beginning to the end of the process - including pitching to clients and agreeing a mandate, constructing a diversified portfolio and managing that portfolio once established. We are joined by a great selection of speakers and we do hope you are able to join us.

To view recordings of the events, along with other information please click here.

  • Event 1: Agreeing an Investment Management Agreement 
  • Event 2: Investment Selection and Initial Deployment of Capital 
  • Event 3: Ongoing Portfolio Management 

This series is proudly sponsored by: 


The Bricks and Mortar of Real Estate - 2020

In this virtual series, the committee aimed to provid a comprehensive understanding of fund and portfolio management, what dictates strategy and an overview of the investment process. They were joined by a great selection of speakers.

To view recordings of the events, along with other information please click here.

The FutureGen Fund Life Cycle Series 2019

Access full resources The FutureGen Fund Life Cycle Series 2019 for this 2019 education series, including slides and videos from the series here.


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Upcoming Events open to FutureGen Members

FutureGen Past Events

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