26 May 2020

AREF recognises that together, our members probably cover every angle of the real estate funds market. This is why, during the current Coronavirus outbreak, we would like to use our members’ collective expertise and extensive experience to share information and best practice across our industry, to help everyone address the challenges we all face at this difficult time.

We have therefore launched the following areas for AREF Members only:

  • Online Information Hub - we are inviting all members to send us any industry insights, best practices, views and analysis, overriding policies and/or any other general information you consider may be valuable and that you are prepared to share with other members - we will post these in the Information Hub for all members to view.  If you would like anything added to the Information Hub, please email Eve and Clare at info@aref.org.uk.
  • AREF Member Online Discussion Forum - we are encouraging an open discussion around how the ongoing crisis is affecting our industry and a sharing of ideas on how the many issues arising can be tackled.  Members will need to log-in to the site to access the forum (you can re-set your password here).


Enter Online Information Hub
Enter Member Online Discussion Forum

A big thank you to our Affiliate Member, Travers Smith for sending us the first two documents to upload onto the Information Hub, including 'Rent mitigation between landlords and tenants' and 'New Government Assistance available to businesses'.

For assistance with these new pages, please feel free to contact us at info@aref.org.uk.



Clare Whyte

Clare Whyte

Marketing Manager, AREF

Clare is responsible for managing and developing AREF's marketing strategy. 

Clare joined AREF in August 2012 and has over 20 years experience in the real estate industry, mainly in the Real Estate team at Aviva Investors in a variety of roles; latterly as Real Estate Marketing Manager.  She also worked as a Technical Fund Assistant in the Property Team at Kames Capital on a short-term contract.