31 Oct 2019

A high level summary of what's being discussed in recent committee meetings:

  • The Committee is supporting the inclusion of ESG metrics in the AREF Questionnaire.
  • The Committee is monitoring the effect of LGPS pooling on indirect property funds.
  • The Committee is ensuring AREF is considering how Brexit would affect investors in property funds.
  • The Committee is working with the Secondary Markets Working Group on improving trading processes for secondary market deals.
  • The Committee is assisting AREF in writing a paper on what investors should ask their property fund managers.
  • The Committee has been monitoring the proposal for a Professional Investor Fund. 

Next meeting: January 2020

View more on the committee here.

Author

Dugal Hunt

Dugal Hunt

Director, CBRE Global Investors

Dugal Hunt is a Director within the CBRE Global Investment Partners team with responsibility for client portfolio management and sourcing and undertaking due diligence on investment opportunities.

He has 14 years property industry experience and has 11 years of detailed knowledge and experience of investing in real estate funds in the UK and Continental Europe.  In addition to underwriting new investment opportunities, Dugal has been able to use his industry contacts to actively source investments in existing funds on the secondary market.  He has been successful in negotiating attractive entry pricing in a number secondary market transactions on behalf of clients of GIP.

Dugal joined CB Richard Ellis Investors in March 2004.  Prior to this he has worked at Investment Property Databank on the Portfolio Analysis Service for 3.5 years.  Dugal gathered valuable experience during his time at IPD, understanding and analysing portfolio performance statistics.

Dugal is a member of the investment property forum and he has been approved by the FCA to conduct investment business.  He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a graduate of University of Bristol with a degree in Geography.