IP REAL ESTATE AWARDS - 16 MAY 2013, LONDON
Now well established in the real estate calendar, the IP Real Estate Awards is one of the industry’s leading events to honour investors for excellence in investment strategy, transparency and innovation within the real estate sector; The annual event comprises a highly topical one-day conference featuring leading industry figures including top buy and supply side executives, followed by a gala dinner during which the Awards are presented. There are also extensive opportunities for high-level networking.
At the 2012 event held in London, 263 delegates attended from 20 countries. Close to 100 delegates were pension fund executives. Now in its ninth year, the 2013 event will once again be held in London, on May 16th. The venue is the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel in the heart of the multi-billion euro Nine Elms regeneration project, which includes the iconic Battersea Power Station, the new US Embassy, and the tallest residential tower in Europe.
We are delighted that Paul McNamara, formerly head of research at Prupim and internationally recognised as a leading industry thinker, will be co-moderating the seminar. We are equally delighted that Helen Fisher, regeneration chief for Nine Elms, will give a talk about the project as part of a broader look at the opportunities offered by urban regeneration.
WHY ENTER FOR AN IP REAL ESTATE AWARD?
“Winning the Award for Best Medium European Institutional Investor makes us very proud and is a recognition of our work within real estate both in Denmark and abroad."
Søren Schjødt-Hansen, Group Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer
APK in Austria
"Being selected for the IPE Real Estate Awards was a great honour for our investment team and an additional motivation to structure our property investments in an appropriate manner now and in the future. Our mission to find innovative and state-of-the-art investment solutions in this asset class has herewith been given the stamp of approval. This represents for our customers an international certification of competence for our real estate investments. We see it as a challenge to fulfil the standards for our future investment decisions and aspire to be considered as a nominee again."
Christian Böhm, Chief Executive Officer
Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe in Germany
“IPE Awards are highly recognised among institutional investors. Winning makes us very happy and proud. It is a great acknowledgment of our innovative real estate strategy, which has guided us in our development from a regional investor with only direct holdings to a supraregional player a widely diversified portfolio. But more importantly better than raw return or yield figures, which can be misleading and confusing at times, winning the IPE Awards serves as a valuable sign of the quality of our management and investment capabilities, especially to our members and pensioners.”
Marian Berneburg, Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Investments
APG Asset Management in The Netherlands
“Winning the Outstanding Industry Contribution Award was a great recognition for the founding group of investors: APG, PGGM, USS and Maastricht University. By winning this Award, we received a great deal of interest from other investors and leading real estate bodies and associations that would like to participate in future surveys. The award is an extra motivation to standardise and professionalise the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark and for our aim to establish an industry standard for the sustainability due diligence of real estate investments.”
Patrick Kanters, Managing Director Global Real Estate
Generali Deutschland GmbH
"We were very delighted to be awarded the Best Investor Austria/Germany/Switzerland 2010. The award is an important acknowledgment of the enormous efforts our team has accomplished during the restructuring of our real estate portfolios and operations."
Timo Singer, Portfolio Manager
VBV in Austria
"The IPE Awards are the benchmark in our industry and we see wining the awards as getting international recognition that our approach and processes are state-of-the-art. Winning an award for is therefore a deep satisfaction and joy that all our year long efforts to increase quality and performance pay off."
Günther Schiendl, Member of the Board and Chief Investment Officer
HOW THE IP REAL ESTATE AWARDS WORK
Contested on three levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum, the IP Real Estate Investor Awards are presented to institutional investors in the Real Estate sector. They are split into categories covering regions and specialist activities.
The review period is typically 15 months, covering January 2012 until March 2013. But this is flexible and intended only as a guide. So, if you have embarked on an activity requiring a longer time-frame or if your year-end falls outside this parameter, that is equally acceptable.
YOUR ENTRY - OUR COMMITMENT TO HELP
Our simple online entry system will guide you through the process for each Award you wish to enter and we offer comprehensive interactive guidance to help ensure your entry is as strong as possible. We will help you draft your entry on any level and at any stage of the process. This includes conducting interviews and then writing the entry on your behalf.
Contact Robert Watson for further details and get your entry started:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3465 9327
The regional and themed categories constitute the Silver level of the IP Real Estate Awards. Each fund enters its regional category by default and may enter as many themed awards as it likes.
The Regional Awards in 2013 cover:
• Benelux & France
• Nordic Countries
• UK & Ireland
• Other Countries & Regions
The Themed Awards in 2013 comprise:
• Best Core Investment
• Best Direct Investment
• Best Indirect Investment
• Best Innovation
• Best Opportunistic Investment
• Best Portfolio Construction
• Best Use of Debt Instruments
• Best Use of Sustainability
• Best Value-Added Investment
All winning and shortlisted entries at Silver level automatically qualify to be judged for a Gold Award:
• Best Large Investor (€750m+ invested in Real Estate)
• Best Medium Investor (€250m - €750m invested in Real Estate)
• Best Small Investor (up to €250m invested in Real Estate)
There is also the opportunity to enter separately for the Gold Award for:
• Best Newcomer to Real Estate Investment
• Real Estate Investment Consultancy of the Year
The three winners of the European Gold Awards for Best Large, Best Medium and Best Small investor are then judged against each other to determine the Platinum Award for:
• Best Real Estate Investor 2013
Each year, we also seek nominations for the Platinum Award to determine:
• Outstanding Industry Contribution
Nominees can come from any part of the real estate investment industry and may be an individual, a team, a company or a dedicated project.
Who judges the IP Real Estate Awards?
IP Real Estate works with leading industry professionals from across the industry to assess the entries to determine the winners os each Award. Once each judge has evaluated the entries in their categories they submit their scores to IP Real Estate.
IP Real Estate then takes an aggregate of the scores to determine the winners of each award. The judges' decisions are final and IP Real Estate does not enter into any correspondence regarding any spect of the judging process.
Who can attend and who qualifies for a subsidised place?
The IP Real Estate Investor Forum & Awards are open to pension funds, other institutional investors, pension fund investment consultants, our sponsors and our sponsor's guests.
IPE guarantees free accommodation to two senior executives from all pension funds and similar institutional real estate investors that submit an entry for the IP Real Estate Awards and attend the IP Real Estate Awards Dinner on May 16. Pension funds and similar institutional real estate investors that do not enter but attend the IP Real Estate Investor Forum also the Awards Dinner on May 16 might also be eligible for free accommodation and travelling expenses but places are limited so please register early.
Institutional real estate investors other than pension funds include insurance companies, charities, foundations and sovereign wealth funds. Subsidised places provide free accommodation at a four-star hotel booked by IPE plus up to €350 towards receipted travel expenses. IPE reserves the right to charge any subsidised attendee who registers but does not attend the IP Real Estate Awards dinner the full hotel accommodation charge while travel expenses will not be reimbursed.
Please note that guests from pension funds and similar institutions who accept this offer but find they are unable to attend must inform IPE before the event to ensure that these charges are not incurred.
Please also note the following guidelines when booking your travel
- Only direct return tickets from your point of origin to the Awards city will be reimbursed. If you wish to travel to the Awards from one city and return to another city, or if you wish to make a stopover en route, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make special arrangements otherwise these tickets will not be reimbursed.
- First/Business/Premier class travel will not be covered
- If you wish to travel by car, IPE will require receipts to reimburse fuel charges, tolls paid and any parking expenses
- Attendance at the IP Real Estate Awards Dinner on May 16 is mandatory
Can investment consultants attend?
Yes. They may attend free of charge but do not qualify for subsidised places.
The IPE Awards is an industry event and as such registration is restricted to the following delegates: pension fund executives and trustees and other institutional investors, pension fund investment consultants, sponsors and sponsor's guests.
If you do not fit one of these categories you might still be eligible to attend. Please contact Yvonne Cooke for more details at: email@example.com
How do asset managers and other service providers attend?
Asset managers and other service providers have the opportunity to join the event as co-hosts. To receive more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Yvonne Cooke at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is the 2013 event being held?
This year, the IP Real Estate Investor Forum & Awards take place at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel in London, UK, on May 16. Please select the relevant button in the left hand navigation pane at the top of this page to register your attendance and to enter for an Award.
How confidential are the entries?
At the request of the entrants, IP Real Estate does not disclose in advance any information about winning entries. Nor do we publish the names or any part of any entry of those who enter but do not win.
However, if an entry wins an Award, the investor automatically gives IP Real Estate the right to publish all or part of their entry, to disclose their name at the IP Real Estate Awards Gala Dinner and to feature it as part of the IP RE Awards supplement which will be available to guests after the IP RE Awards Gala Dinner and distributed with the subsequent issue of IP Real Estate.