About Us

The Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) is the voice of the real estate funds industry.

We are recognised by policy makers, regulators, tax authorities and other official organisations and industry groups as the leading representative of the real estate fund management industry and therefore have the ability to significantly influence the way it evolves and the regulatory and fiscal framework within which it operates.

Investors and their advisers are aware of the high standards our fund members adhere to, which we regularly oversee, both in corporate governance and information transparency, increasing their confidence in investing in real estate funds.

Full members have a collective NAV of circa £58bn under management* and the majority choose to have their performance measured using the leading AREF/IPD UK Quarterly Property Fund Index (PFI).

* As at 31 Dec 2014

Business size

26-100 employees

Commercial presence