AREF welcomes two new members to the Board of Directors

AREF are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors to their Board: Edmund Craston and William Hill.

Reminder: UK PFI deadlines Q4 2021

Please find below the deadlines for submission to the MSCI/ AREF UK Property Fund Index for Q3 2021. 

Welcome to new members Yardi Systems Limited

We are delighted to announce that Yardi Systems Limited will become Affiliate Members of AREF from the 1st January 2022. We look forward to working with them in the future. 

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Consultations on ESG Ratings and Data Providers

View AREF's responses to consultation from FCA and IOSCO on ESG Ratings and Data Providers.

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FCA consultation on enhancing climate-related disclosures

View AREF's draft response to FCA CP21/17 Enhancing climate-related disclosures by asset managers, life insurers, and FCA-regulated pension providers.

'Thank you for your support this year' - From Paul Richards, MD

This is the last Newsletter of 2021 and you are all busy getting transactions done before the year-end, so I’m not going to write a long piece. The first thing that I want to do is to thank members for their support this year, whether that is formally working on Committees, Working Groups and Taskforces or simply providing informal feedback and advice as friends and colleagues. 

Events from Diversity Talks Real Estate

View these excellent courses, aimed at women in the RE Industry which we think may be of interest to our member.

Simplifying the VAT Land Exemption – HMRC call for evidence

MRC published a call for evidence to look at potential options and ideas to simplify the land and property VAT exemptions. On 30 November HMRC published a summary of responses to the call for evidence. Click for more info.

Capital Markets Union: European Commission publishes new measures to boost Europe's capital markets

IA event - Data challenges & opportunities with EU Taxonomy and SFDR Regulations

This webinar is free and open to AREF members. Click for more info and to register.

Sustainable finance and climate change disclosures

View information on SFDR here.

CREFC/ BPF joint events: UK moratorium news (and two webinars)

Don't miss these two webinars run by CREFC and BPF on the UK moratorium. Click for more info and to register.

New laws and code to resolve remaining COVID-19 commercial rent debts

On 9th November 2021 BEIS announced that they will be introducing the Commercial Rents (Coronavirus) Bill, to resolve the remaining commercial rent debts accrued due to the pandemic.

Property Investors' Voice

Calling all investors in real estate funds! Our new quarterly discussion calls are exclusive for real estate fund investors. Click the image to view more info and to book

Tax regime for qualifying asset holding companies

AREF responded to the HMT consultation exploring whether changes to the tax treatment of companies used by funds to hold assets could make the UK a more attractive location for these companies. HMT have published their response to feedback and a second stage consultation.

Two new Fund Members!

It is our pleasure to announce two new Fund Members joining us on the 1st November, The Lime Property Fund, managed by Aviva Investors and Fiera Real Estate Long Income Fund managed by Fiera Real Estate.

Residential Property Developer Tax

In the 2021 Autumn Budget, the Government confirmed they would introduce RPDT from April 2022.

Roundtables to discuss changes to the AREF/ MSCI Index, from Paul Richards, MD

FCA PS21/14: A new authorised fund regime for investing in long term assets (LTAF)

The FCA published this Policy Statement as a follow on from their consultation (CP21/12) on a new category of authorised open-ended fund called the long-term asset fund (LTAF).

RSM's Real Estate 360 survey

Take part in RSM's Real Estate 360 survey, and help determine the outlook for the UK real estate sector.

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