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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

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Navigating the unknown 

COVID-19 has resulted in major operational and reporting challenges for investment managers. Read more

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Increasing Impact in Real Estate

As real estate fund managers have become increasingly keen to provide suitable products to meet institutional investors’ demand for real estate impact investments, INREV’s ESG committee has taken steps to provide more clarity and consistency in this important area. Read more

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Creating climate risk metrics for real estate markets

The building and construction sector produced 39 percent of energy and process-related carbon emissions globally in 20171  .It is also directly exposed to adverse climate events such as storms, flash floods, and extreme heat and cold, which are now expected to happen more frequently and with greater intensity. Read more

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Bias and Groupthink

Decision making is a fundamental part of investing. Unconscious bias, anchoring and group think are all examples of the ways in which outcomes of decisions can be influenced. Read more