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EPRA Monthly Brief
February 2018
As part of EPRA’s ongoing commitment to expand its investor outreach footprint across Europe, I’m particularly looking forward to our inaugural Iberian REIT summit on the 22nd of March (more details below). We are working in partnership with the Iberian Property and have a great line-up of speakers from Spanish SOCIMIS, the investor community and regulators, as well as other European REITs who will share their experience about the benefits our sector can bring to the market.
 
The event will be preceded by the first in a series of diversity breakfasts, led by Cristina García-Peri from Hispania and in partnership with WIRES – the Spanish association of women in real estate.
 
Our investor outreach efforts are of course not only focused in Europe, and this week we travelled to Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai for a series of one-on-one meetings with investors and on the invitation of the Nomura Global Real Estate Forum, where I gave a keynote speech about the European listed real estate sector.
 
In the meantime, the team is busy with the Q1 index review, which will be published in the coming days, and the coordination of our various events, which will take place throughout the year.
 
As I prepare to celebrate my first year at EPRA, I would like to welcome our three newest members: Baker McKenzie, Foncière INEA and MAS Real Estate, and look forward to catching up with many of you at MIPIM.

Dominique Moerenhout, EPRA CEO
EPRA news

Additional support for sustainability reporting

We are pleased to welcome AccountAbility, Ecorys, EVORA and JLL - Upstream Sustainability Services as members of the EPRA sustainability Best Practices Recommendations (sBPR) Advisory Panel. The panel was created to support our members in the implementation of EPRA’s key sustainability performance indicators and to raise the standards and consistency of sustainability reporting for listed real estate companies across Europe. The panel, composed of experts and professionals operating in the sustainability sector with a narrow focus on real estate, will advise property companies on the adoption of the new edition of the sBPR Guidelines, which now include ESG disclosure. All the queries submitted by EPRA members and assessed by the panel are published in the sBPR Q&A document.

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EPRA awarded for its Conference!

EPRA’s Conference 2017 won a Bronze Award in the European Association Awards 2018, in the category Best Association Conference. The European Association Awards provide a platform for identifying and exchanging best practice and knowledge, as well as recognise exceptional achievements and creativity. The 2018 edition of the EPRA Conference will take place on 4-6 September in Berlin. Discover the programme and register soon on our website!

EPRA activities highlights

Discover our events’ programme for the next couple of months:
  • Join us in Madrid for the inaugural meeting in a series of diversity breakfast events to network, exchange best practice and discuss the way forward in addressing gender diversity in the European listed real estate sector.
  • EPRA partners with the Iberian Property to bring together the investor community and discuss the evolution of the European REIT and Spanish SOCIMI regimes and the way forward. More information.
  • Don’t miss the 2018 edition of the EPRA Reporting & Accounting Summit, themed around the growing trend of behavioural finance, with a focus on investment, international markets with a special panel with the members of the Real Estate Equity Securitization Alliance (REESA), and financial accounting. More information.
  • EPRA’s first private wealth manager event of the year will focus on the industrial listed sector. Join Jefferies, SEGRO, Tritax and Hansteen in London and learn more about this booming sector. More information.
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