Our events through the global pandemic, by Clare Whyte, Marketing Manager at AREF

"Six months on from the UK entering lockdown, I thought it would be useful to review the events we’ve held & more importantly, outline what we have planned"

RICS recommends a general 'lifting' of material valuation uncertainty clauses on all UK real estate

Paul Richards, Managing Director of AREF said: "We welcome the lifting of the material uncertainty clause as one step on the path back...

FCA rules and fund suspensions due to material valuation uncertainty

Click to read which type of funds are affected by new FCA rules on fund suspensions due to material uncertainty.

FCA to consult on open-ended daily dealt property funds

Chris Woolard, Interim Chief Executive at the FCA gave a speech announcing the FCA’s intention to openly consult on potential policy options to better manage the liquidity mismatch of open-ended daily dealt property funds.

Accounting issues in respect of the treatment of rental income & distributions for funds

In recent weeks a number of members have raised a possible accounting issue over the treatment of rental income and the impact on distributions. Click to read more...

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For member comment: Code of Practice for Commercial Property - Final version released

View the final version of this code, released by the Government

Remote working in a post-coronavirus environment: FutureGen Whitepaper

In this whitepaper, the FutureGen Committee aims to look at how remote working has affected young professionals, whether this trend is here to stay, and what more our employers can be doing to help during such unprecedented times.

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For comment: Draft Government Code of Practice for Commercial Property

AREF's Online Information Hub and Discussion Forum

The Coronavirus Centre is a one-stop-shop for members including the Info Hub, discussion forum, all related articles and events.

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Post-event materials: AREF Investor Member event - Listed Real Estate and Valuations - 19 May 2020

Click to view the slides from this event

FutureGen Network Survey: Remote working in a post-coronavirus environment

The FutureGen Committee are holding a survey about working from home practices across the FutureGen Network

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Survey - Landlord/ tenant relationship

We would like to ensure we have a good understanding of our members' approaches to tenants so that we can sensibly discuss the issues facing member funds.

Sponsor announced for The AREF Pub-chat Podcast Series – Looking beyond the COVID tunnel

We are delighted to announce 'RSM' will be the sole sponsor for our first ever podcast series. 

An update from Paul Richards, MD of AREF

This is a quick update on my and AREF’s focus over the last month and our likely focus in the coming months

Proposed Amendment to IFRS 16 – Leases regarding COVID-19

The amendment to IFRS 16 Leases intends to make it easier for lessees to account for Covid-19-related rent concessions, such as rent holidays and temporary rent reductions. Click to read more.

FCA Statement on annual valuation of immovables held in funds

The FCA have published a statement to clarify their expectations of complying with COLL rules under current circumstances.

Crisis Forums: Webinar #1

Extension of GRESB Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessment submission deadlines

GRESB have extended the Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessment submission deadlines to 1 August 2020.

AREF member issues for the FCA, Treasury and Bank of England

AREF launches new Online Information Hub and Discussion Forum

We invite you to send in and view material relating to the current crisis in our new shared Information Hub. Have your say and create amd contribute to discussions in our new AREF Member Discussion Forum.

A special message from our MD, Paul Richards

Coronavirus/COVID19 Update

Read AREF's policy on COVID-19/ Coronavirus

Do Some Good: Outreach for Support for the NHS from the Real Estate Industry

The 'do-some-good' outreach provides an opportunity to make a difference during the coronavirus outbreak.

AREF Summer Drinks - Postponed to 2021

Last week, this week… A brief update from Paul Richards, Managing Director, AREF

As part of our more regular member communications at this time, here is a brief update on AREF’s key activities.

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