21 Oct 2021

We are delighted to bring you our latest research report, in partnership with Aztec Group, and launched at our event at the wonderful Bloomsbury Hotel. 

The report shines a light on the operational side of our industry and provides an opportunity to learn how real estate leaders are investing for future success.

Written by David Butcher of Communications and Content, the report looks at the key operational issues and opportunities in European real estate.

Based on a survey of 29 COO's and CFO's, plus in-depth interviews with specific industry leaders, the report throws up plenty of useful conclusions, with data, reporting, technology and ESG being the key themes throughout.

There was a lively discussion with the panellists at our event and it is clear AREF can play a major role in bringing the industry together to share ideas, set standards and drive real, positive change. Watch this space for more!

To download your copy, please click here or the blue 'Download' button below. 

We look forward to working with our members on a number of key topics raised here in the near future. 





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Paul Richards

Paul Richards

Managing Director, AREF

Paul is the Managing Director of AREF.

Before joining AREF, Paul was Head of the European Real Estate Boutique within Mercer’s investment consulting business for almost 10 years, previously he was Head of Indirect Real Estate Investment and Global Managed Accounts at LaSalle Investment Management, where he was responsible for managing global portfolios of unlisted real estate funds for clients from Europe and Asia Pacific.

He has over 25 years of real estate experience in investment, corporate finance and research, and has advised investors, occupiers and venture capital companies on property portfolio strategy and on financial structuring, including PFI, senior and mezzanine debt and joint venture arrangements. His employers have included LaSalle Investment Management, Cushman & Wakefield and Henderson Investors.

Before coming into the world of real estate, Paul worked in marketing and market research. He originally studied Physiological Sciences at Lincoln College, Oxford and has a Master of Science in Real Estate from City University Business School, London, now Cass Business School.