17 May 2021

Calling all investors in real estate funds!

This is the second session in our new initiative, Property Investors' Voice.  Exclusively for Investors in real estate funds and open to any and all qualified investors using property funds, no AREF membership required.

At these quarterly group video-call sessions, we invite you all to come together for 45 minutes and set your own agenda. Let’s discuss what matters to you as investors.

To help the open discussions along, each session will be co-hosted by our Managing Director, Paul Richards, alongside one of AREF’s Investor Members.

Virtually everything AREF does is ultimately for the benefit of the end-investors of our member funds. So why not come along and get involved with the discussion.   

We are here. We are listening.


Second session

Confirmed speakers:

  • Chair: Paul Richards, Managing Director at AREF
  • Co-Chair: Dugal Hunt, Director at CBRE Global Investors & Chair of the AREF Investor Committee


Wednesday 7th July 2021


09.30 - 10.15hrs

More information & booking:


Materials from previous sessions

Session one - April 2021




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.