REAL ESTATE INVESTORS
It is only in recent years that we began to accept real estate investors (borrowers) into our membership, but there is no looking back, Now representing more than 10% of our membership, they are a valuable addition to conversations and gatherings across our network. We also organise occasional meetings for them to compare notes amongst themselves, inform the secretariat about their concerns and priorities, and learn about work we are doing outside their field of vision.
We have always had links to CMBS investors, since our early days as the CMSA, with its product focus on CMBS. Those links were revived during start-stop revivals in European CMBS activity, as well as during times of regulatory activity affecting securitised real estate debt. We believe Europe’s CRE debt market could benefit greatly from collective investor outreach, and that we can help promote better information and understanding about both the asset class as a whole and the different investment channels available for gaining exposure to it. We would like to be the information portal for prospective investors – and indeed for the consultants advising institutions on portfolio allocation – wishing to gain insight into our market.
There is no formal, permanent group for this constituency, but we bring people together when there's a reason to, and are always keen to maintain existing, and build new, connections. Please contact Peter Cosmetatos to learn more.