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Public Affairs Committee

Goal

To guide the development and implementation of a public affairs programme that ensures European regulators and policy makers are aware of the contribution and importance of non-listed real estate investment to economic growth and job creation in Europe. The committee also actively supports the engagement of the INREV public affairs team in Brussels with stakeholders to promote the interests of the industry in regulatory consultations and policy initiatives.

Key Objectives

  • Regulatory and policy initiatives - monitor and provide input on proposed regulations and policy initiatives and promote the interests of the industry in public consultations; major regulatory and policy initiatives currently include the Solvency II Directive, AIFMD (the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive), EU Merger Regulations, the Capital Markets Union and Brexit.
  • Training and events - support INREV in organising and providing expert content for the Regulatory Update, Risk Management and Tax and Legal Aspects of Fund Structuring courses and other INREV events and training courses that include regulatory-related topics.
  • Information - keep INREV members up to date on important regulatory developments, for example through snapshots, monthly Briefing calls, articles and speaking at events.
  • Know-how - assess the impact of proposed and existing regulations to keep INREV members informed of their business impacts and act as a platform to share expertise with national and EU regulators.

Committee members are selected on the basis of their knowledge of the non-listed real estate industry and European regulations and policy initiatives impacting it; this expertise enables INREV to educate and inform its members as well as European policy makers, as they develop proposed regulations that could impact the non-listed real estate funds industry. 

Committee members

Name Company Country
Catherine Martougin (Chair) Baker McKenzie Luxembourg
Oliver Krieg (Vice-Chair) Allianz Real Estate GmbH  Germany
Claude Niedner Arendt & Medernach Luxembourg

Friedrike Werner

DWS United Kingdom
Gerhard Mueller Invesco Real Estate Europe Germany
Julia Martin Jones Lang LaSalle United Kingdom
Niels Kokkeel CBRE Global Investors  The Netherlands
Paolo Alonzi Aberdeen Standard Investments  United Kingdom
Peter Franks NREP Sweden
Robert White EY Luxembourg

 

Tax and Regulations Monthly Briefings

During INREV’s monthly Tax and Regulations Briefings, experts present their insights and answer questions on the current regulatory and tax issues facing our industry. Calls take place on the last Thursday of the month at 9:30 am in Central Europe and 8:30 am in the UK.

Learn more about monthly briefings

Country by Country Guide

Since the global financial crisis, the European non-listed real estate industry is under ever more scrutiny by tax and regulatory authorities. Our handy guide helps INREV members improve their knowledge and awareness of existing tax and regulatory issues affecting the non-listed real estate industry in 17 European countries.

View country by country guide

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