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AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

African Real Estate Society
South African Institutue of Valuers
South African Property Owners Association

Middle East & North African Real Estate Society (MENARES)

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Property Council of New Zealand
Real Estate Institute of Australia
Real Estate Institute of New Zealand
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Australia
New Zealand Property Institute

CONTINENTAL EUROPE

Association of Institutional Investors in the Netherlands (IVBN)
Central European Real Estate Association Network
Chambre des Experts Immobiliers de France FNAIM
Confédération des Immobiliers de Belgique
CoreNet Global (Europe)
European Association of Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV)
European Public Real Estate Association (EPREA)
European Real Estate Council/Conseil Européen des Professions Immobiliéres
European Real Estate Society (ERES)
Fédération International des Géomètres
Fédération Internationales des Professions Immobilières (FIABCI)
Hungarian Real Estate Association
Norges TakseringsForbund – Norwegian Valuers and Surveyors Association
Ordre des Géomètres-Experts
Polish Real Estate Federation
Real Estate Council of the Netherlands
Scandinavian International Property Association
Turkish Counsel of Shopping Centers (AYD)
GYODER, Turkish Association of Real Estate Investment Companies

FAR EAST

All Japan Real Estate Federation
Asian Public Real Estate Association
Korean Real Estate Brokers Association
Real Estate Companies Association - Japan
Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia
Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers
Thai Appraisal Foundation

INTERNATIONAL

International Real Estate Society (ERES)

UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND

British Institute of Facilities Management
Chartered Institute of Builders
Fédération Internationales des Professions Immobilières (FIABCI)
Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation
Irish Auctioneers & Valuers Institute
National Association of Estate Agents
Property Consultants Society
Royal Institute of British Architects
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Royal Town Planning Institute
Society of Chartered Surveyors (Ireland)

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AFRICA



African Real Estate Society

African Real Estate Society

Ms AM Batengas
Managing Director
Gimco Estate Agency
PO Box 32822
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

Website: www.sapoa.org.za/
E-mail: abatengas [@] consultant.com


The African Real Estate Society (AfRES) is a continent-wide organisation that seeks to promote networking, research and education among property professionals across Africa. It is affiliated to the International Real Estate Society (IRES), along with the American Real Estate Society (ARES), the Asia Real Esate Society (AsRES), the Europe Real Estate Society (ERES), the Pacific Rim Real Esate Society (PRRES) and the Latin America Real Estate Society (LaRES). AfRES is a not-for-profit organization.


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AFRICA



South African Institute of Valuers

South African Institute of Valuers

General Secretary
13 TL Samuel Centre, 410 Main Road
Escobme, Queensburgh
KwaZulu-Natal, 4055
South Africa

Postal address:
P O Box 28060
Malvern, 4055
Website: www.saiv.org.za/
E-mail: gen [@] saiv.org.za


The South African Institute of Valuers (SAOV) was founded in 1909 and is the national society of professional real estate valuers. The Institute is dedicated to serving the public interest by advancing high standards for members of the appraisal profession.
SAOV has some 1550 members representing about 60% of registered valuers in South Africa.
As the representative body of the valuation profession in Southern Africa, the Institute is in the business of promoting excellence by: • Setting and maintaining high standards of professional proficiency, ethics and education • Striving to provide the appropriate educational programmes, sources of data and information • Marketing and creating awareness of the benefits of the professional services of its members to existing and potential clients • Monitoring and making representations on relevant legislation in the best interests of its members and their clients.
The South African Institute of Valuers supports individuals and organisations doing professional property valuations in the Southern Africa region. The Institute maintains standards and professional conduct via various initiatives, education and the upliftment of the profession in the public eye.


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AFRICA



South African Property Owners Association

South African Property Owners Association

Neil Gopal
Chief Executive Officer
Paddock View, Hunt's End Office Park
36 Wierda Road West, Wierda Valley, Sandton
P O Box 78544, Sandton 2146
South Africa

Website: www.sapoa.org.za/
E-mail: sapoa [@] sainet.co.za


SAPOA is committed to protecting the interests of the commercial and industrial property sectors, in terms of ownership, management and development.
Its objectives are based on the principles of the free enterprise system as the only workable economic system and the inalienability of property ownership, not only for its members but also for the future of South Africa, and its competitiveness in the world arena.
SAPOA's aims and objectives include:
* Maintaining a unique organisation which encourages its members to share their expertise through active participation in the association;
* Fostering key relationships whilst maintaining government acceptability;
* Maintaining a non-political bias whilst participating in governmental legislative structures;
* Contributing through excellence in educational programmes and setting quality standards;
* Providing an efficient forum for responding to change.


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MIDDLE EAST



Middle East and North Africa Real Estate Society logo

Middle East & North Africa Real Estate Society (MENARES)


Website: www.menares.org/
E-mail: info [@] menares.org


Founded in Dubai in 2009, The Middle East North Africa Real Estate Society (MENARES) is a pioneering organization in the MENA region. MENARES brings together real estate professionals, industry leaders, academics, investors and public sector officials in an aim to foster discussion, to enhance research, to expand cooperation, to put forth action plans and to improve education and professionalism in the real estate sector and its allied fields. The Society is committed to the positive growth and improvement of the MENA region's real estate sector and is working to ensure it shines as a global leader of excellence.
The members of MENARES are professionals, academics and researchers who, through the association, attend events and exchanges with similar societies.
MENARES is affiliated to the International Real Estate Society (IRES), along with the African Real Estate Society (AfRES), the American Real Estate Society (ARES), the Asia Real Estate Society (AsRES), the Europe Real Estate Society (ERES), the Latin America Real Estate Society (LaRES), and the Pacific-Rim Real Esate Society (PRRES). AfRES is a not-for-profit organization.


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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND



New Zealand Property Institute

New Zealand Property Institute

PO Box 27-340
Wellington

Website: www.property.org.nz/
E-mail: national [@] property.org.nz

The New Zealand Property Institute was formed in 2000 by the amalgamation of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers (NZIV), the Institute of Plant & Machinery Valuers (IPMV), and the Property & Land Economy Institute of New Zealand (PLEINZ). The Institute has around 3,000 professional members, who provide services in a number of property related areas involving people, places and spaces. These include; property management, property consultancy, property development, property valuation (rural, residential, commercial and industrial), facilities management, plant and machinery valuation, financial analysis, real estate sales and leasing, project management, and others. The Institute has 17 branches across provincial and metropolitan New Zealand, a number of overseas members, and is affiliated to a number of other international property organizations.

Professional Designations

The new Institution has eight levels of membership that recognize different levels of professionalism and achievement - Student, Graduate, Affiliate, Associate, Full Member, Senior Member, Fellow and Life Member


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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND



Property Council of New Zealand

Property Council – New Zealand

Level 4 (Foyer Level), WHK Tower
51-53 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010

P O Box 1033, Auckland 1140
Website: www.propertynz.co.nz
Property Council New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation representing New Zealand's Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Property Funds and Multi Unit Residential property owners, managers and investors, Property Council covers all forms of commercial property and property investment in New Zealand.

Membership ranges from leading institutional investors, pension funds, property trusts and financial organisations to private investors and developers. Asset managers, the professions and trade suppliers actively participate in the association.

NZPC encourages property investment in New Zealand and provide advocacy, research, seminars and networking opportunities. The Council aims to help create a vibrant commercial property market. It provides timely and impartial research information to assist investment decisions and holds events and seminars that provide information and networking opportunities.

Property Council is the only New Zealand property association actively involved with central, local and other government associated bodies. One of its strnghts is the number of members available to lobby, with over $24 billion invested in the New Zealand commercial property scene.

In all over 550 corporations are members, while more than 40,000 people attend over 350 major activities each year.



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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND



Real Estate Institute of Australia

Real Estate Institute of Australia

16 Thesiger Court
(P.O. Box 234)
Deakin West, ACT 2600
Website: www.reiaaustralia.com.au
E-mail: reia [@] reiaustralia.com.au

The Real Estate Institute of Australia is the national professional association for the real estate sector of Australia. Founded in 1924, REIA is one of the oldest professional associations in Australia. REIA represents the interests of the real estate sector to the Federal Government. REIA has 8 members, being the State and Territory Real Estate Institutes, which collectively represent about 6,500 real estate firms and licensed estate agents (about 70% of the industry nationally).
REIA also represents Australian real estate internationally as a principal member of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) and as a co-operating association with the association with the National Association of REALTORS© in the USA.

The mission of REIA is to ensure the preservation and growth of property markets, and the business and professional interests of organised real estate practice in Australia.


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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND



Real Estate Institute of New Zealand Inc. (REINZ)

Real Estate Institute of New Zealand Inc. (REINZ)

PO Box 5663
Parnell, Auckland
Website: www.reinz.co.nz

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand was formed in the early 1900's following a merger of various land agents and auctioneer groups. Members of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand include all licensed real estate agents throughout New Zealand. The REINZ operates under the Real Estate Agents Act 1976 and is responsible for the professional standards of its members. The Association acts as a link between government, its members and the public. The Institute operates a disciplinary process to deal with complaints made by the public against real estate agents.


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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND



Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Australia

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Australia

Level 25, Chifley Tower,
Chifley Square
Sydney NSW, 2000
Website: www.rics.org.au
E-mail: info [@] rics.org.au

The Australia region of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors incorporates Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

The key practice areas of the regions 1,100 members are: GENERAL PRACTICE; QUANTITY SURVEYING; BUILDING SURVEYING; PROJECT & DEVELOPMENT. The RICS has a vigorous University course accreditation process which covers 180 courses in 15 countries including 14 courses in property valuation and quantity surveying at Australasian universities. A secretariat is based in Sydney with an executive director, Mr. John Coward, who is responsible for the operations in the region and linking the head quarters based in the UK. 14 RICS accredited courses are available to students to undertake at Universities in the region.


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FAR EAST



Asian Real Estate Society

Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES)




Website: http://www.asres.org/
E-mail:

Real Estate Society (AsRES) was established in 1996 with an aim to produce and disseminate real estate related knowledge with particular emphasis on Asia. Starting with 60 founding members, AsRES has grown rapidly. In a short period, AsRES has established her presence in Asia by holding conferences in Hong Kong, Taipei, Hawaii, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore. AsRES will hold its 16th annual conference in Korea (2011) and its 17th in Singapore (2012).

AsRES offers the opportunity for members to learn more about Asian real estate markets and to interact with real estate educators and professionals in Asia.

AsRES established its official journal (International Real Estate Review) in 1998.


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FAR EAST



All Japan Real Estate Federation logo

Zennichi

3-30Kioi-cho
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo
Website: www.zennichi.or.jp

The All Japan Real Estate Federation was established in 1952 and now has over 20,000 members. The federation is made up of official members who are private individuals or corporations possessing a license under the Building Lots & Buildings Transaction Business Law, private individuals who have an interest in real estate, corporations and organizations that support the business activities of the Federation as supporting members, as well as honorary members who possess learning and experience in real estate.

In addition to conducting studies and research necessary for the promotion of the use of real estate, proposing real estate policies to the National Diet and the government, and popularising knowledge on real estate and enlightening the general public, the objective of this Federation is the smooth conduct of real estate transactions and promoting the efficient use of the that real estate by ensuring safety and fairness, and while contributing to society, helping to realise the sound development of the industry.


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FAR EAST



 Real Estate Companies Association in Japan(RECAJ)logo

Real Estate Companies Association in Japan (RECAJ)

Kasumigaseki Building, 7th Floor
2-5 Kasumigaseki 3-chome
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-6007

Website: www.fdk.or.jp
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FAR EAST



Korean Real Estate Brokers Association

Korean Real Estate Brokers Association (KREBA)

10th Floor, Shinsung Development Bd.
920-8 Yeoksam-Dong Gangnam-Gu
Seoul
Website: http://test.kreba.or.kr/eng/about/asso_intro.asp
E-mail: admin [@] kreab.net

KREBA focuses on improving the rights and abilities of licensed real estate brokers and improving the national brokerage system. The Associatation focuses on training and systematic research. In particular, it promotes the specialized licensed brokerage system that was established to protect the nation's real estate through the secure transaction process approved by the Minister of Korea's Construction and Transportation Ministry (Article 30 of the Regulations for Real Estate Brokerage).
In adition, KREBA promotes international exchange and is building a strategic real estate investment information network to increase the role of licensed real estate agents, as well as an efficient real estate information network.
The Association central office is in Seoul, it has 16 city and provincial sub-associations, 224 regional associations, and 661 branch associations. Its has over 30,000 members.


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FAR EAST



Asian Public Real Estate Association

Asian Public Real Estate Association

Peter F. Mitchell
Chief Executive Officer
13 Amoy Street #02-01
Far East Square
Singapore 049955
Tel: +65 6438 1110
Fax: +65 6438 5550
E-mail: peter.mitchell [@] aprea.asia

The Asian Public Real Estate Association (APREA) is a non-profit association that represents the real estate sector (listed and unlisted) in Asia Pacific region.
APREA works to encourage greater investment in real estate in the Asia Pacitic through the provision of better information to investors, improving the general operating environment, encouraging best practices and generally unifying and strengthening the industry.

APREA's mission is to:

  • Promote the real estate sector in the Asia Pacific region to domestic and foreign investors
  • Develop a unified and powerful professional industry body
  • Represent the sector to governments and regulators to improve the commercial operating environment for members

  • Members of APREA comprise real estate companies, listed real estate trusts, unlisted property funds, investment managers, investment banks, property securities fund managers, institutional investors, real estate consultants, corporate advisors, stockbrokers, investment advisors and universities.
    The APREA Institute, APREA's education and training arm, provides the foundation for raising standards in the industry through the provision of practical and applied training programs. Its Certificate of Real Estate Investment Finance program is the only course of its kind in the region to be both developed and delivered by industry practitioners.


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    REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING DEVELOPERS' ASSOCIATION MALAYSIA

    Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Malaysia (REHDA)

    Website: http://rehda.com/

    Over 800 developers from across the nation are members of REHDA. These companies are responsible for around 80% of the total real estate built.

    REHDA is the leading voice for developers in all property categories, from traditional housing projects to condominiums, townships, towering commercial complexes, shopping malls, state-of-the-art golf courses, hospitals, theme parks and industrial estates.

    REHDA's guiding principle is to provide responsible leadership to all property developers in building quality housing and real estate for the nation.

    Specifically its objectives are : •To promote and co-ordinate the development of land and construction of buildings for residential, commercial, industrial, tourism and other related purpose by members with a view towards contributing effectively to the economic development of the country;
    •To promote measures aimed at securing improvements pertaining to the techniques and methods of the development of land and construction of buildings for residential, commercial, industrial, tourism and other related purpose by members throughout the country; •To study problems arising from the development of land and construction of buildings as well as to propose solutions to the government, through the relevant ministries, departments and agencies; •To protect the legitimate interests of members, in particular, to dialogue with the government and its agencies on matters pertaining to policy, finance, legislation, technical standards and administrative procedures, affecting the development of land and construction of buildings.

    Members are required to abide by the Association's Code of Ethics.


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    Singapore Instiutue of Surveyors and Valuers

    Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers

    20 Maxwell Road #10-09B
    Maxwell House
    Singapore 069113
    Website: www.sisv.org.sg
    E-mail: sisv.info [@] sisv.org.sg

    The Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers is the professional body representing he land surveyors, quantity surveyors, valuers, property managers, property consultants and real estate agents. SISV's professional members provide services in the real estate and construction industry and contribute to the development, use and management of the built environment.


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    Thai Appraisal Foundation

    Thai Appraisal Foundation

    55/40-42 Nonsee Road
    Bangkok 10120
    Thailand

    Website: www.thaiappraisal.org
    E-mail: info [@] thaiappraisal.org


    The Thai Appraisal Foundation is a non-profit organization set up for Valuation Education in Thailand. It acts as a research centre, conducting research on property appraisal and urban studies for the advancement of the profession and as an education centre conducting regular valuation and research courses organized for the professionals and taught by experienced experts from Thailand, Australia, USA and other countries.

    The Foundation also maintains contact with most national and international institutions to help develop the profession and maintains a nationwide real estate database.

    In addition, the Foundation contributes to the public through annual free seminars, exhibition and counselling services for home buyers, providing first-hand and independent information and guidance from its experts and panellists.


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    INTERNATIONAL



    International Real Estate Society

    International Real Estate Society (IRES)



    E-mail: peres [@] ua.es

    Website: www.iresnet.net

    IRES does not have individuals as members. Individuals get the benefits of IRES by joining and participating in the activities of one of the affiliated real estate societies.
    The International Real Estate Society (IRES) is a federation of regional real estate societies, including the African Real Estate Society (AfRES), the American Real Estate Society (ARES), the Asia Real Esate Society (AsRES), the Europe Real Estate Society (ERES), the Pacific-Rim Real Esate Society (PRRES) and the Latin America Real Estate Society (LaRES). Each Society maintains control over its own activities while participating in the federation to get the benefits of global co-operation.

    The mission of the International Real Estate Society is to:

    • Encourage communication, co-operation, and co-ordination regarding real estate research and education on a world-wide basis;
    • Encourage and assist in establishment of real estate education and research programs on a world-wide basis;
    • Encourage research on international real estate topics;
    • Encourage and facilitate faculty exchanges;


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    FRANCE



    Chambre des Experts Immobiliers de France FNAIM

    Chambre des Experts Immobiliers de France FNAIM

    129 Rue de Faubourg St Honoré
    F-75407 Paris, Cedex 08

    Website: www.fnaim.fr


    Created in 1946, as the Fédération Nationale de L’Immobilier, FNAIM represents and defends the real estate profession at national (parliament, government and administrative) and at a local (commune and regional) levels. FNAIM brings together over 7,000 firms and some 30,000 individuals drawn from property agents, property managers, developers and consultants. FNAIM provides insurance and legal advice to its members and promotes education and research.


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    EUROPE



    CoreNet Global logo

    CoreNet Global

    European Headquarters
    Park Atrium
    rue des Colonies, 11
    BRUSSELS
    Belgium
    Website: www.corenetglobal.org

    See more CoreNet Global (USA)


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    Central European Real Estate Association Network

    Central European Real Estate Association Network (CEREAN



    ROMANIA


    Website: www.cerean.com.org









































    EUROPE



    The European Group of Valuer's Associations

    The European Group of Valuer's Associations (TEGOVA)






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    EUROPE



    European Public Real Estate Association

    European Association of Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV)

    Strawinskylaan 631
    1077 XX
    AMSTERDAM
    The Netherlands

    Website: www.inrev.org

    INREV is the European association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate funds. It is Europe’s leading platform for the sharing of knowledge on the non-listed real estate funds sector. INREV's goal is to improve transparency, professionalism and best practices across the industry, making non-listed real estate funds more accessible and attractive to investors.
    INREV works for and with its members in a number of specific ways. These include: 

    • Research reports – to track industry development and have the latest market information at your fingertips
    • Analytical tools – to undertake peer group analysis and compare and contrast information on individual funds
    • Guidelines and professional standards – to help fund managers present information on funds consistently and transparently and help investors compare and contrast fund offerings
    • Public affairs – to provide updates on regulatory issues which could effect the non-listed real estate funds industry, and to act as a platform for constructive dialogue between our members and EU policy makers
    • Events – to stay ahead of market trends, exchange ideas and network with industry peers
    • Training courses and webinars – local training across Europe and accessible online webinars with an emphasise on practical education by professionals, for professionals


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    FRANCE



    Ordre des Geometres-Experts

    Ordre des Géomètres-Experts

    40 Avenue Hoche
    75008 Paris
    Website: www.geometre-expert.fr


    The official organisation of géomètres-experts (land surveyors) in France. The profession of géomètres-expert was established in 1946 (Law of 7 May 1946). The activities of the géomètres-expert involve topographical surveying, bornage (establishing legal boundaries), land planning, land measurement and evaluation, the establishment of documents in connection with copropriété (co-ownership), cadastral plans and other surveying roles. The Ordre des Géomètres-Experts is associated with other European associations, in particular the Comité de Liaison des Géomètres-Experts Européens.


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    BELGIUM



    Confédération des Immobiliers de Belgique

    Confédération des Immobiliers de Belgique

    Chaussée de Waterloo, 715, Bte. 40
    Bruxelles, B-1180
    Belgium
    Website: www.cib.be


    The Belgian Real Estate Confederation (CIB) has around 1,600 members. It is a professional body whose mission is to bring together real estate professionals from the following real estate sectors : brokerage, management and valuation. It offers services such as further education seminars and courses, real estate publications and consultancy and also organizes study groups to address real estate issues.


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    European Association of Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV)

    European Association of Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV)

    Strawinskylaan 631
    1077 XX
    AMSTERDAM
    The Netherlands

    Website: www.inrev.org

    INREV is the European association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate funds. It is Europe’s leading platform for the sharing of knowledge on the non-listed real estate funds sector. INREV's goal is to improve transparency, professionalism and best practices across the industry, making non-listed real estate funds more accessible and attractive to investors.
    INREV works for and with its members in a number of specific ways. These include: 

    • Research reports – to track industry development and have the latest market information at your fingertips
    • Analytical tools – to undertake peer group analysis and compare and contrast information on individual funds
    • Guidelines and professional standards – to help fund managers present information on funds consistently and transparently and help investors compare and contrast fund offerings
    • Public affairs – to provide updates on regulatory issues which could effect the non-listed real estate funds industry, and to act as a platform for constructive dialogue between our members and EU policy makers
    • Events – to stay ahead of market trends, exchange ideas and network with industry peers
    • Training courses and webinars – local training across Europe and accessible online webinars with an emphasise on practical education by professionals, for professionals

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    European Public Real Estate Association

    European Public Real Estate Association

    Schiphol Boulevard 283
    1118 BH Schiphol Airport
    The Netherlands
    Website:www.epra.com


    EPRA aims to provide European public real estate companies with effective and continuous leadership in matters of common interest. EPRA encourages discussion of issues impacting the industry both within its membership and with appropriate Governmental and regulatory bodies. EPRA endeavours to develop policies concerning standards of reporting disclosure, ethics and industry practices. Although not a disciplinary body, EPRA actively encourages adherence to these policies. EPRA sponsors and publishes research and analysis for the benefit of its members.


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    Conseil Européen des Professions Immobiliéres

    European Real Estate Council/Conseil Européen des Professions Immobiliéres (CEPI)


    Xavier Ortegat, Administrateur délégué
    Martine Van Adorp, Office Manager
    avenue de Tervueren 36 bte 2
    B - 1040 Bruxelles
    BELGIUM

    Email: cepi [@] cepi.eu
    Web site: www.cepi.be


    Created in 1990, the European Real Estate Council is an international non-profit association (aisbl) headquartered in Brussels.
    CEPI is an umberella organization for 42 national associations in 25 EU and EFTA countries. In this way it brings together more than 200,000 real estate professionals, property agents and property managers. Its primary aim is to support European and cross-border real estate transactions by enhancing and developing the work and the activities of real estate professionals.
    CEPI has also established a limited number of partnerships with European and American professional associations to exchange information, points of view, experience and expertise.


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    European Real Estate Society

    European Real Estate Society



    Website: www.eres.org


    The European Real Estate Society (ERES) was established in 1994 to create a structured and permanent network between real estate academics and professionals across Europe. ERES provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of research relevant to applied decision making in real estate finance, economics, appraisal, investment and asset management. The European Real Estate Society is dedicated to promoting and advancing the field of real estate research throughout Europe. Incorporating many national property research societies, academic researchers and real estate practitioners, our annual conference and regular publications provide a forum for information flow and debate on research issues. ERES is a non-profit organisation affiliated with the International Real Estate Society.


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    Fédération International des Géomètres

    Fédération International des Géomètres

    FIG at Lindevangs Alle 4
    DK-2000 Frederiksberg
    Denmark
    Website: www.fig.net

    FIG was founded in 1878 in Paris. It is a federation of national associations and is the only international body that represents all surveying disciplines. It is a UN-recognized non government organisation (NGO) and its aim is to secure that the disciplines of surveying and all who practice them meet the needs of the markets and communities that they serve. Nearly 100 countries are represented in FIG by member associations, affiliates, sponsors and academic members.


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    HUNGARY



    Hungarian Real Estate Association (HREA)

    Hungarian Real Estate Association (HREA)

    Magyar Ingatlanszövetség (MAISZ)
    Margit krt. 43-45
    Budapest H-1024
    Tel: +36 1 336 0072
    Fax: +36 1 3360073
    Hungrary
    E-mail: info [@] maisz.hu
    Website: www.maisz.hu
    The Hungarian Real Estate Association was established in 1991 as the Chamber of Hungarian Real Estate Dealers. It adopted its current name in 1998.
    The Association works to assist real estate agents, appraisers, developers and managers in their professional activities. HREA organizes and coordinates the efforts of the members engaged in property sales, brokerage, development, appraising, management and other activities related to real estate.
    The Association promotes continuous education by organizing training courses, conferences, fairs and professional workshops. The Association provides certification for its members in the form of a EUFIM certificate.


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    INTERNATIONAL



    Fédération Internationales des Professions Immobilières (FIABCI)

    Fédération Internationales des Professions Immobilières

    FIABCI – The International Real Estate Federation
    23 Avenue Bosquet
    75007 Paris, France
    Website: www.fiabci.com


    An association originally founded in Paris in 1951 under the title Fédération Internationales des Administrateurs de Biens, Conseils et Immobilièrs (FIABCI) and now the largest international association of companies and persons practicing the real estate profession. The association is now called the Fédération Internationale des Professions Immobilièrs (more commonly FIABCI for short) or the International Real Estate Federation. In 1999 FIABCI embraced more than 50 member countries and has over 5,000 members. The Federation's objectives are "1. Primarily, the study of all aspects of major problems with which the real estate profession is concerned in each country, and of any general solution the Federation can recommend. 2. The pooling and circulation of general and technical information to facilitate professional and public action. 3. The protection of members' interests, and assistance to members whenever the rules of the real estate profession are called into question. 4. Vocational training for the young and extension of their knowledge through international exchange of trainees. 5. Lastly, though very important, guidance of the efforts of the profession to promote the unification and development of real estate policy through out the world, publicity and communication techniques, town planning and new social patterns." FIABCI has an association with over 100 other professional bodies.


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    INTERNATIONAL



    International Real Estate Federation

    See Fédération Internationales des Professions Immobilière


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    IRELAND



    Irish Auctioneers & Valuers Institute

    Irish Auctioneers & Valuers Institute

    Website:www.iavi.ir


    The Irish Auctioneers & Valuers Institute (IAVI) is the leading real estate body in Ireland, and is the country's largest and most important professional institute representing the vast majority of qualified auctioneers, estate agents, valuers and other property professionals.

    Founded in 1922, it now has over 1,600 individual and associate members and more than 500 Member Firms including all the national agencies. Members are spread throughout the 32 counties in small and large practices, as well as in in-house property positions with some 67 state and semi state bodies, financial, educational and many other institutions. Members are multi-disciplined, providing the public with a full range of expertise in all aspects of property-related matters to the highest standards.


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    Society of Chartered Surveyors (Ireland)

    Society of Chartered Surveyors (Ireland)

    5 Wilton Place
    Dublin 2
    Website: www.scs.ie


    The Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS) is the professional body for Chartered Surveyors practicing in the Republic of Ireland. The Society has over 1,250 qualified members practising in all areas of the Property and Construction Industry. The Society regulates the profession in the public interest and oversees all aspects of the profession, from education through to qualification and the continuing maintenance of the highest professional standards. The Society requires that its members carry professional indemnity insurance. The Society was a member of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) until 1993, when it became an independent body granting its own qualifications of Associate (ASCS) or Fellow (FSCS). However, it retains strong links with the RICS and members of the Society are entitled to reciprocal membership of the RICS as Member, (MRICS) or Fellow (FRICS).

    The Society is a founder member of the European Society of Chartered Surveyors (ESCS) with headquarters in Brussels and with fourteen other member associations of Chartered Surveyors throughout Europe. In addition to the ESCS, the Society also represents Irish construction and property interests on many other European organisations. The Society is also a founder member of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and is also a member of the Forum for the Construction Industry.











































    THE NETHERLANDS



    Association of Institutional Property Investors in the Netherlands

    Association of Institutional Property Investors in the Netherlands
    Vereniging van Institutionele Beleggers in Vastgoed, Nederland (IVBN)

    P.O. Box 620
    2270 AP VOORBURG
    The Netherlands

    Website: http://ivbn.nl

    The Association of Institutional Property Investors in the Netherlands (IVBN) was established in 1995 to promote the interests of its members, to provide a platform for institutional property investors and to further professionalism in the sector. To this end IVBN focuses on direct and indirect investment in property, concentrating on the actual bricks and mortar.
    Membership of IVBN is open to institutional property investors whose objective is sustainable commercial operation. The members include pension funds, insurance companies and banks, real estate funds and companies which may or may not be listed and professional portfolio managers who have a substantial direct and/or indirect property portfolio.
    The members of IVBN include large pension funds, insurance companies, banks, and real estate funds and companies that may or may not be listed. On 1 January 2009 IVBN had 31 members who jointly represent more than €50 billion investment in Dutch property and another €150 billion abroad. The organisations affiliated to IVBN invest – both directly and indirectly – mainly in housing (approximately 43%), offices (approximately 24%) and retail outlets (approximately 28%). They also invest in industrial property, including car parks.


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    Real Estate Council of the Netherlands

    Real Estate Council of the Netherlands

    P.O. Box 93002
    2509 AA
    THE HAGUE The Netherlands

    Website: http://roz.nl



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    NORWAY



    The Norwegian Valuers and Surveyors Association

    Norges TakseringsForbund (NTF) — The Norwegian Valuers and Surveyors Association

    Fyrstikkalleen 20
    0661 Oslo, Norway
    E-mail: adm[@]ntf.no

    Website: www.ntf.no
    NTF represents approximately 1100 independent valuers in Norway. Its sister organisation NITO represents the balance of approximately 1500 valuers. The NTF has two subsidiary companies, Norges Eiendomsakademi AS – NEA (The Norwegian Real Estate Academy Ltd.) and Verdi AS (Value Ltd.).
    NTF has established a subsidiary that is primarily concerned with the education of new valuers and ensuring that practicing valuers continue with Contining Professional Davelopment (CPD). This subsidiary is called Norges Eiendomsakademi (The Norwegian Real Estate Academy). NTF is also concerned that valuers are fully aware of the prevailing regulations in the industry.
    NTF also promotes standards in property management. Studies in Facilities Management are in the process of being established. NTF caters to property owners' interests by educating proficient real estate managers with economic, technical and juridical qualifications and skills.


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    POLAND

    Polish Real Estate Federation

    Polska Federacja Rynku Nieruchomości – Polish Real Estate Federation

    ul. Şwiętokrzyska 36, lok.8
    00-116 Warsaw
    Poland
    Tel. +48 (22) 654-58-69
    Email: federacja@pfrn.pl

    Website: www.pfrn.pl

    The Polish Real Estate Federation (PREF) (formerly the Polish Federation of Real Estate Brokers) is an independent professional organization created by six regional real estate brokers associations in January 1995. Currently, the Federation incorporates 23 regional associations with approximately 3500 members, who are either real estate or property management professionals or academics and real estate councilors.

    The Federation aims to achieve its objectives by: a) Cooperating with governmental agencies and other organizations and institutions interested in the regulation and development of real estate market; b) Enabling and encouraging improvement of members' qualifications; c) Organizing conferences, trainings/seminars and exhibitions; d) Publishing and disseminating papers, periodicals, specialized books and reports related to real estate markets; e) Presenting common opinions on new legal regulations concerning real estate markets; f) Promoting and stimulating cooperation among real estate professionals; g) Promoting the services of members; h) Creating a positive image of the real estate professions through contacts with mass media; i) Developing real estate market research; j) Establishing liaisons with foreign real estate associations and their members.


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    UNITED KINGDOM



    Chartered Institute of Builders

    Chartered Institute of Builders

    Englemere, Kings Ride
    Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7TB

    Website: www.ciob.org.uk/


    The Chartered Institute of Building is the leading professional body worldwide for managers in the construction industry. For over 160 years the Institute has pioneered the way in establishing and promoting standards of excellence, and now sets the pace on a global scale for education and professionalism of those who manage the construction of the built environment. Its objectives, as defined in its charter, are (a) the Promotion for the public benefit of the science and practice of Building; and (b) the advancement of public education in the said science and practice, including all necessary research and publication of the results of all such research. The CIOB has almost 40,000 members drawn from the top ranks of the construction industry working in over 90 countries. These members have a common commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards in the industry. CIOB is an educational charity, governed by Royal Charter, that provides a multi-disciplinary technical management-based qualification.


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    Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation

    Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation

    41 Doughty Street
    London WC1N
    Website:www.irrv.net/


    The Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation was founded in London in 1882, originally as the Metropolitan Rate Collectors’ Association. Today the Institute is the pre-eminent professional body in the UK concerned with local taxation and property valuation, with nearly 6,000 members. The Institute's mission is to be the leading professional body in the field of local authority revenues, including associated valuation and benefit areas. This mission is expressed through the Institute's policy work and research; the advice it gives to governmental and other agencies; its educational initiatives and promotion of standards of lifelong learning and teaching; and its national and international conferences, seminars and training programmes. The IRRV’s mission is international and the Institute welcomes many individual members across the world, as well working in close partnership with international partners.


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    National Association of Estate Agents

    National Association of Estate Agents

    Arbon House,
    21 Jury Street
    Warwick
    CV34 4EH
    Website: www.naea.co.uk


    The National Association of Estate Agents is the largest professional organization in United Kingdom dedicated to estate agents involved in sales and letting. The Association has over 9,500 members. The aim of the Association is to promote unity and understanding among estate agents and to protect the general public against fraud, misrepresentation and malpractice; safeguard its membership and the public against restrictive practices within the profession; encourage a high ethical standard of competitive practice combined with commercial practice; provide an organisation for land and estate agents and managers, surveyors, auctioneers and valuers for the protection of their collective interests; and do such things as may be necessary or expedient to sustain or raise the status of such professionals and particularly the members of the Association. Members of the NAEA benefit from the Association’s HomeLink, which is a national referral system with international connections and has over 900 members.


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    British Institute of Facilities Management logo

    British Institute of Facilities Management

    67 High Street
    Saffron Walden,
    Essex CB10 1AA
    Website: www.bifm.org.uk


    BIFM’s objectives are to develop high standards of professional conduct in facility management; to support the practice of facility management with training, education, information and research and to generate awareness of the value of the effective use of facilities management.


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    UNITED KINGDOM



    Property Consultants Society

    Property Consultants Society

    Basement Office
    1 Surrey Street
    Arundel, West Sussex
    BN18 9DP
    Website: www.p-c-s.org.uk/
    E-mail: pcs [@] propco.freeserve.co.uk


    A society whose principal objects are to provide a central organisation for quantity surveyors, architects, valuers, auctioneers, land and estate agents, master builders, and constructional engineers, who practice as consultants in their branches of the profession and including legal members specialising in real estate matters. The society has the aim of helping to raise the professional standing and status of members.


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    Royal Institute of British Architects

    Royal Institute of British Architects

    66 Portland Place
    London W1N 4AD
    Website:www.riba.net


    The principal body of architects in Britain and the most famous architectural institute in the world. Founded in 1834 to promote "the general advancement of Civil Architecture and for promoting and facilitating the acquirement of the knowledge of various Arts and Sciences connected therewith". The RIBA has over 30,000 members worldwide, who share the same knowledge base and the same concern for the built environment.

    Professional Designations:

    Associate of the Royal Institution of British Architects (ARIBA)
    Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (FRIBA)


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    Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

    Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

    12 Great George Street
    Parliament Square
    London SW1P 3AD
    Website: www.rics.org


    The RICS was founded in 1868 and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1881 as The Surveyors Institution. Its name was changed to The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1947. The RICS is the world's largest professional society of surveyors with over 85,000 members. Chartered surveyors are the leading source of professional advice on land, property and construction throughout the world. Membership of the Institution consists of four classes, namely Fellows, Professional Associates, Associates and Honorary Members; and there are classes of Probationers and Students attached to but not Members of the Institution. Fellows and Professional Members may use after their name the initials FRICS or ARICS and the designation 'Chartered Surveyor'. Associates and Honorary Members are appointed to assist with the profession, its professional knowledge and objects; the former are not surveyors by profession and the latter are not engaged in practice as a surveyor in Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. All Members of the Institution are subject to the Bye-Laws of the Institution.

    Professional Designations:

    Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (ARICS)
    Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)


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    Royal Town Planning Institute


    Royal Town Planning Institute

    26 Portland Place
    London W1N 4BE
    Website:www.rtpi.org.uk


    The Royal Town Planning Institute is responsible for members of the town planning professional in the United Kingdom. Its membership exceeds 18,000. The Institute is independent of government and its object is to advance the science and art of town planning for the benefit of the public. The RTPI maintains high standards of education, training, competence and conduct within the profession, promotes the role of planning and presents the professions views on current planning issues and policies. The Institute offers guidance to its members and the public on matters of professional practice, and helps run a nationwide network of free, voluntary planning aid services.

    Professional Designations:

    Member (MRTPI)
    Fellow (FRTPI)
    Legal Member (RPTPI) (now replaced by Legal Associate)
    Technical Member (TechRTPI)
    Retired Member (MRTPI (Rtd), FRTPI (Rtd) or LMRTPI (Rtd))


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    SCANDINAVIA



    Royal Town Planning Institute


    Scandinavian International Property Association (SIPA)

    Box 161 32
    SE-103 23
    Stockholm
    Phone: +46 70 2842910
    Fax: +46 8 21 06 24
    E-mail: info [@] sipa.nu
    Website: www.sipa.nu


    The Scandinavian International Property Association (SIPA) was founded in 1989 and is an organization for major property investors with interests in the Nordic countries.
    Throughout the years SIPA has developed to be the natural partner for foreign investors looking for partners and information on real estate in the Nordic area.
    The association seeks to maintain and expand internal and external links between its members and aims to support Nordic investors in acquiring, managing and developing domestic and foreign properties.
    The Association is only open to those organizations that by their size or their activity can play an important role on the North European property markets.
    SIPA members represent the largest and most important property association in the Nordic markets. The majority of the members are coming from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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    TURKEY



    Turkish Council of Shopping Centers


    TCSC — Turkish Council of Shopping Centers (AYD)
    Alişveriş Merkezi Yatırimcıları Derneği


    Website: http://www.ayd.org.tr/EN/Default.aspx

    TCSC aims to contribute to the healthy development of the Retail Sector, working with Retailers, Consumers and other involved in this sector. The Council's objectives include: leadership; standardization (expenses, terminology); training; roduction of statistical data; awards; cooperation with National and International Retail Sector and Trade Organizations and the Governmental authorities; research; and review of legislative plans.

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    Turkish Association of Real Estate Investment Companies

    Turkish Association of Real Estate Investment Companies

    Cumhuriyet Caddesi No:48
    Pegasus Evi Kat Zemin C Elmadağ
    Taksim
    Istanbul
    Tel: +91 212 282 53 65
    Fax: +91 212 282 53 93


    Website: www.gyoder.org.tr/
    E-mail: info [@] gyoder.org.tr

    GYODER, The Association of Real Estate Investment Companies, was established in 1999 by the representatives of existing and founding Real Estate Investment Companies (REICs), to promote and represent the real estate industry and to improve standards and education for those working in the sector.
    Gyoder's objectives include establish standards for the industry; working to encourage urban in coordination with local municipalities and governmental organizations; collaborating with national and international organizations, chambers of commerce and industry, stock exchanges, professional organizations, foundations and other real estate associations; to be increasingly effective in real estate international markets; and enhancing communication, information flow and coordination within the sector.

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