23 Jun 2021

Due to popular request the date for submissions for the AREF Research Award has been extended to 15th July 2021. 

New for 2021, members of the Research & Information Committee are launching the AREF Research Award.

The AREF Research Award

We invite all member firms to submit a maximum of three pieces of original research, published by your firm or sent to your clients since 1st July 2020, to be judged by a panel of AREF Committee members.

In line with the AREF Research and Information Committees’ long term goals, the winner of the prize will be judged upon:

  • Its contribution to the UK institutional real estate funds industry
    • The topical nature of the research and information presented
    • New understanding it brings to an area
    • The degree to which it helps the industry learn

The winner will be invited to present their research at an AREF event for members. In addition, the winning paper and any other reports the judges consider noteworthy will be showcased on the AREF website.

The deadline for submission has been extended to 15th July 2021.

For more information including the T&C's and award criteria click here. 

We have also added new criteria for 2021 for the Investor Awards for Outstanding Achievement - for more information on this click here

These awards, along with our other awards 'Affiliate of the Year' and 'Outstanding Individual Contribution of the Year' will all be presented at a virtual awards ceremony in September.



Clare Whyte

Clare Whyte

Head of Marketing & Events, AREF

Clare is responsible for all aspects of the planning, development and execution of the marketing strategy for AREF. 

Clare leads on event management, liaising with committees and members to schedule, plan and deliver an effective events calendar for the association.  She also has overall responsibility for brand, as well as the design, development and production of marketing across both digital and offline channels, including the website.