18 Feb 2020

Enter your fund to win this prestigious award and showcase your fund's achievements. First launched in 2019, only open to AREF Fund Members, entries will be judged by a select panel of real estate fund investors. They will choose one winner and two runners-up.

Members are invited to nominate their fund by stating, in no more than 500 words, how their fund excels and why it should be considered for this award with regards to any of the following criteria:

  •     Governance (candidates should consider more than the AREF Code of Practice);
  •     Environmental & Social Impact; and
  •     Investor Communication.

The panel will also consider supporting documentation, should you wish to provide it.


The deadline for the award submissions is 18.00hrs on Friday 12th June 2020.


Please send your submission to info@aref.org.uk


Please email info@aref.org.uk.

The Winner:

The winning fund will be presented the award at the AREF Annual Dinner & Awards 2020, held at the iconic London venue 'The Guildhall' on Tuesday 22nd September 2020.

Previous Winner:

2019: UBS Triton Property Fund LP, for exemplary governance and demonstrable ESG achievements.


Ed Protheroe

Ed Protheroe

Strategy Consultant, AREF

Ed Protheroe consults for and acts on behalf of AREF on several Board initiatives around communications, strategy and business development. He has over 30 years of experience in the fund management industry. Before founding Parkview Capital Limited in Feb 2017, he had a senior franchise management role as an Investment Director, co-Head of Equities Investment Specialists at M&G Investments and prior to that, he was Head of Real Estate Investment Specialists at M&G Real Estate. He has also been Head of Research at a boutique broker and a senior pan-European equities fund manager and unit trust board director at Aberdeen Asset Management. He started his career at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management.