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Lifting the lid on AUM

Recently, the collaborative forces of INREV, ANREV and the NCREIF/PREA Reporting Standards completed a deep dive into assets under management (AUM). The exercise revealed some intriguing insights and IQ has delved into the latest chapter in the ever-evolving story of one of real estate’s key financial metrics. Read more

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A Clearer Lens on Investor Reporting

Easy access to regular valuation, financing and cash flow information on a vehicle in a standard structure has helped advance the professionalism and further transparency in thenon-listed real estate industry. From its relatively opaque state ten years ago, the industry is now in a much clearer position with regard to the structure of holdings and how their performance is evolving over time.  Read more

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Future-proofing the INREV Guidelines

The INREV Guidelines sit at the core of the Professional Standards programme. The last major revision was carried out between 2012–2014. Over time, several adjustments or expansions were performed, driven by:  Read more

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ESG – From Boardroom to Action 

Guy Grainger, Global head of Sustainability Services, JLL shared his thoughts recently at the INREV Annual Conference, on ESG and what’s currently happening in the market, how to turn strategy into execution, and presented a scenario of our industry five years into the future. Read more

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Time for TGER

Since the start of this year, the Total Global Expense Ratio (TGER) has been required data for all those using the INREV Guidelines. This means that TGER disclosures should be provided for all reporting periods ending on or after 31 December 2020. Read more

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Asset level sustainability project

As the threat of climate change comes ever closer, real estate investors and managers are increasingly embracing the sustainability agenda. In particular, the regulatory agenda in Europe is intended to steer capital flows in the direction of green investments and away from high-carbon investments.  Investors are asking how their real estate assets are performing against sustainability objectives. Read more

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The rise of virtual due diligence

As COVID-19 has come to restrict face-to-face meetings and international travel, this is having massive implications for how we all do business.  Sylvia Slaughter, Senior Director – Fund Management at investment manager GLP, told IQ how this environment is impacting real estate fund due diligence and what innovations it is spawning could mean in the longer term. Read more

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Tax conduct code proposed as new INREV Guidelines module

In recent years, investors and fund managers have increasingly focused on how tax structuring of investment vehicles fits within their social and corporate responsibilities. Many have adopted internal codes of tax conduct to guide how they make choices in this area. Read more

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Bringing global transparency to non-listed real estate

As the non-listed real estate industry becomes increasingly global and with international capital flows growing exponentially over the last decade, INREV aims to reflect these realities as far as possible. Read more

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Impact investing in real estate

ESG issues have been high on the real estate agenda for number of years now, recognising that it has a big role to play in a number of areas such as energy transition and social wellbeing. Acknowledging that real estate can have a positive impact on the world, attention has recently turned to the potential of impact investing for real estate, even if the concept has not always been well understood. Read more