We believe that it is important for industry bodies to collaborate wherever appropriate. While different industry bodies may have differing memberships, objectives or perspectives, where overlaps are substantial they will usually best serve their members’ interests by sharing information and cooperating.
In addition to our close relationship with our American sister organisation, the CRE Finance Council, we are an active member of the Property Industry Alliance in the UK and the European Real Estate Forum at the EU level.
We were represented on the Real Estate Finance Group that produced the report A Vision for Real Estate Finance in the UK and are involved, through the Property Industry Alliance and in dialogue with the Bank of England, in seeking to implement certain of its recommendations in a sensible way.
We also collaborate where it makes sense to do so with other associations, including AFME, the Loan Market Association and the Better Buildings Partnership.
We are among the financial supporters of the UK Commercial Property Lending Report produced by Bayes Business School, City University of London, the more recently established German Debt Project of the International Real Estate Business School (IREBS) at Regensburg University, and the even newer research into the French CRE lending market run by L'Institut de l'Épargne Immobilière et Foncière (IEIF).