AREF Connect, networking event - 30 June 2022

Thank you to those who joined us for AREF Connect on Thursday 30th June. This year is proudly sponsored by Crestbridge.

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ESG Ratings and Data Providers

Consultations from FCA, ESMA and IOSCO on ESG Ratings and Data Providers.

Pre-summer break update from Paul Richards, MD at AREF

I suppose that one day I will stop saying how much I’m enjoying (re)meeting people face-to-face, but I’m still enjoying it and I’ll still keep saying it. Recently the team has been very busy, particularly around the Committee Day, continuing action around fund liquidity, success in direct lobbying & expanding membership. 

AREF breakfast with Residential Funds

On Tuesday 14th June 2022 we held a breakfast meeting with a number of residential fund managers and members of the AREF Residential Funds Working Group to discuss the residential sector. Click to read more.

Revised deadline for Submissions for the AREF Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce details of the AREF Annual Awards 2022.

The IA’s Path to Net Zero bulletin

View the IA's Path to Net Zero Bulletin - June 2021.

ESG Metrics for Real Estate

In mid-April 2022 AREF, along with other real-estate related associations, submitted proposals to the FCA on ESG metrics for real estate. Click to view this proposal.

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Technical Guidance for Real Estate Operations

With the assistance of the ESG Disclosures Working Group, AREF has submitted the following response to the draft Technical Guidance for the accounting and reporting of real estate-related operational emissions, released in May 2022.

Appointed Representatives Regime

In early December 2021, both the FCA and HM Treasury published consultations relating to the Appointed Representatives regime (AR regime). Both the FCA and HM Treasury have requested responses by 3 March 2022.

AREF Committee Day 2022

On the 24th May 2022 we hosted the 2022 AREF Committee Day at CBRE's offices, Henrietta House. This networking event was an opportunity for those most involved in AREF, our committee members, to come together and discuss our strategy for the year ahead. Click to read a brief overview of the day.

Events from Diversity Talks Real Estate

View these excellent courses which we think may be of interest to our members.

Quarterly newsletter from Investment 20/20

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The Investment Association Engine - Current projects

Embracing innovation is vital to ensuring that the UK remains a world-leading centre for investment management. Click to read more about our collaboration with the IA's FinTech accelerator, Engine..

Webinar recording: Crucial challenges for the construction industry?

Our moderator Kerri Hunter, abrdn was joined by keynote speaker, Dr Neil Blake of CBRE. Neil discussed the seriousness of building costs inflation, what is driving it and importantly, forecasts of when it will come down.

Welcome to ​​​​​​​Imperial College Investment Property Office our newest Associate Member

We are delighted to announce that ​​​​​​​Imperial College Investment Property Office have become and Associate Member of AREF from the 1st May 2022. We look forward to working with them in the future. 

BBP - ESG Training Course for Real Estate Professionals & BBP Climate Commitment

Levelling Up and Regeneration: further information - Policy paper

On 11th May 2022 the Governments Department for Levelling up, Housing & Communities has released policy paper Levelling Up and Regeneration: further information. 

The Investment Association Political Update - Queen's Speech

The Investment Associations Political Update: Local and Stormont Elections

Update on data provision and deadlines to UKPFI and Property Fund Vision

One area that has begun to slip and is in need of monitoring is with regard to sign off of the data once it has been submitted, processed and fed back to data contributors. we would encourage data contributors to ensure that this part of the process is also acknowledged and actioned in line with the timetable and deadlines set.

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