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Profile of registrant

The Association of Real Estate Funds

Identification number in the register: 5804781152-61
Registration date: 07/07/08 12:57:07

The information on this organisation was last modified on 27/06/14 10:59:23
The date of the last annual update was 27/06/14 10:59:23

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: The Association of Real Estate Funds
Acronym: AREF
Legal status: UK company limited by guarantee, not for profit organisation
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  John Cartwright
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Mark Sherwin
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 65 Kingsway 
London WC2B 6TD
Telephone number: (+44 20) 7269 4677
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: We promote the interests of member funds by:

•Ensuring that members offer consistently high quality products and support services to investors and their advisers, and by enhancing the understanding of real estate funds by those users through our governance and transparency standards;

•Informing, influencing and lobbying policy makers, tax and regulatory authorities, and other official bodies to achieve the optimum business environment for real estate funds, through the work of our Executive, Secretariat, Committees and Working Groups;

•Influencing the evolution of our industry by
(i) seeking ways to enhance the products and services offered by members;
(ii) addressing the concerns of third party stakeholders, and;
(iii) developing members’ understanding of new asset types; through promotion of debate, arrangement or sponsorship of events, and commissioned research.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Member of the European Real Estate Forum (EREF) - an informal multinational alliance of organisations with an interest in institutional investment in European real estate.

Member of the Property Industry Alliance (PIA)- a cross industry group representing the commercial property industry in the UK.

Financial data

Financial year: 10/2012 - 09/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.