About EPRA

Assoc.jpgThe rapid emergence and growth of listed property and REIT regimes around the world, and the more general impact of globalisation, present unique challenges for EPRA. They underline the need for an effective, coherent and well resourced voice for the European listed real estate industry.

EPRA activities reflect its mission to promote, develop and represent the European public real estate sector.

Our underlying objective is to foster trust for and encourage greater investment in listed real estate in Europe. This is achieved by a full commitment to transparency, from EPRA and its members alike.


Our company members represent EUR 250 billion worth of real estate assets. These companies influence the efficiency and quality of the European built environment and provide an opportunity for the full spectrum of shareholders to own a stake in a range of property businesses.

Our members therefore have a direct impact on the European economy and its citizens. The majority of EPRA's members are property companies who are listed on the public stock exchanges. They own, manage, develop and refurbish commercial and residential property. Many of our members are structured as REITs.


EPRA strives to establish best practices in accounting, reporting and corporate governance, to provide high-quality information to investors and to create a framework for debate and decision-making on the issues that determine the future of the sector.

And on many issues we work in unison globally with sister associations.

As a member of REESA (The Real Estate Equity Securitization Alliance), EPRA works in close coordination with NAREIT in the US, APREA (the Asia equivalent) and other industry organisations to promote common interests in this dynamic international industry.

  • 1 Hammerson: Bishopsgate (London) provides 26 floors of high specification office accommodation totalling 31,500sqm. Principal tenants include Deutsche Bank and Latham & Watkins.

  • 1 Gecina: Portes de la Defense, 15-55 blvd Charles-de-Gaulle 92700 Colombes, size 42 700 sqm, Architects: Skidmore Owings & Merril et Mas & Roux. This building complex located right next to the La Défense district of Paris offers a wide range of services from auditorium, to fitness center and concierge within 4 office buildings that spread throughout 40,000 sqm.

  • 1 Hammerson: Highcross Leicester. Ownership: 60% Hammerson, Royal Mail Pension Plan 40%. Highcross opened to the public in September 2008. The project comprised an extensive refurbishment of the former Shires shopping centre together with a mixed use extension. The scheme is anchored by John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams.

  • 1 IVG: The SQUAIRE (at Frankfurt Airport) is one of the most spectacular buildings in Europe: 660m long, 140,000 sqm office and retail space, 9 floors and “NEW WORK CITY” concept. Main tenants are Hilton and KPMG.

  • 1 British Land: 5 Broadgate London. Architect Ken Shuttleworth. A 55,000sqm building for UBS targeted to achieve a BREEAM Excellent 2008. 12 floors The project will divert 90% of demolition and construction waste landfill.

  • 1 Great Portland Estates & Brookfield Office Properties JV: 100 Bishopsgate Partnership. Mixed use. The proposed development will provide 955,300 sq ft of office, retail, restaurant and public space. The core and the floorplate – functional, simple, and highly efficient – will be capable of housing the highest occupier populations in the City, while retaining quality, comfort and flexibility.

  • 1 Befimmo: Brederode, 8,000 sqm. Architect: J. Brunfaut, Art & Build and A. Sanguinetti (renovation)

  • 1 Befimmo: La Plain, a 16,000 sqm office space in Brussels. Architect: H. Montois

  • 1 Gecina : Av Champs Elisee, 9,800 sqm. Gecina owns, manages and develops property holdings worth EUR 11.7 billion at December 2010, 85% located in the Paris region.

  • 1 Derwent London: Arup phases II & III, Fitzrovia, London W1 - Offices. As engineering innovators of the construction industry, Arup's HQ has many sustainable features designed in, including chilled beam heating and cooling, solar heated hot water, rainwater collection, daylight sensors and metering to monitor energy use.

  • 1 Hammerson: Moor House provides 30,000sqm of office space in a landmark 17-storey building at the intersection of Moorgate and London Wall. Architect: Foster & Partners

  • 1 Gecina: Angle Boulogne, 11,000 sqm, Architect: Jean Paul Viguier. At the northern entrance of the new Ile Seguin Rive de Seine district of Boulogne-Billancourt, L’Angle is a clearly visible building housing the HQ of the French sports’ journal l’Équipe.

  • 1 Derwent London: Horseferry House, London SW1 Offices, Art deco building required extensive and sensitive refurbishment to restore it to its former glory. Long redundant features were brought back to life and new elements were added including metal-clad portals and steel framed bridges.

  • 1 British Land & Oxford Properties JV: London Leadenhall, mixed used - 55,000sqm, 47 floors. Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners. Likely to become one of the tallest and most iconic buildings in the Square Mile.

  • 1 Derwent London: Qube, Fitzrovia, London W1 - Offices Qube is a striking new addition to the West End, with spacious and light offices around a central atrium. Six retail units front Tottenham Court Road, giving new life to this area.

  • 1 Derwent London: Johnson Building, London EC1 - Offices. A RIBA award-winning development. Sensitive refurbishment and enlargement of an existing 1930s structure in Hatton Garden. The building is centred around a spacious, full height atrium, offering both light and volume.

  • 1 Hammerson: Silverburn, Glasgow. Ownership: Hammerson 50% and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board 50%. Opened in 2007, Silverburn attracts 14 million customers per year and is anchored by Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Next and TK Maxx.

  • 1 Derwent London: Angel Building, London EC1 - Offices/Retail. Designed by AHMM architects with elegant and robust modern detailing, Angel Building will contribute to regenerating the area.

  • 1 Gecina: Pyramidon, 34 avenue Léonard de Vinci 92400 Courbevoie. Size 9 363 sqm, Architect - Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. At the center of the new La Défense business district, Pyramidion opens to a 6,200 sqm garden and offers its lessees top-of-the-line amenities.

  • 1 Hammerson: Bullring Birmingham. JV Partners : Hammerson 33% , Future Fund 33% and Henderson Global Investors 33%. Bullring was developed in 2003 and is anchored by Selfridges and Debenhams. With footfall of almost 40 million a year, it is one of the UK’s most successful retail destinations and regeneration projects.

  • 1 British Land: Ropemaker Place London. Architects Arup Associates, this 20-floor 52,000sqm City landmark is one of the most sustainable developments yet. Office/retail.

  • 1 Hammerson: 60 Threadneedle Street. Construction was completed in January 2009. The building provides office accommodation totallying 19,900sqm. It forms part of the site previously occupied by the London Stock Exchange.

  • 1 Hammerson: Italie2, Paris. Hammerson acquired this shopping centre in 1998 and it was refurbished in 2001. It is the second largest shopping centre in central Paris and is a key location for fashion and leisure brands.

  • 1 Castellum: Sicklaön 394:5, Nacka (Vikdalsv 50), Sweden. Tenant - Fastighets AB Brostaden. Size: 1,805 sqm office premises.

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The organisation

Founded in 1999, EPRA is a not-for-profit association registered in Belgium. The association is governed by an Advisory Board, which delegates some of its functions to a Board of Directors.


EPRA’s success is based on its working committees, which develop and drive the agenda of the association. Each committee brings together experts from different countries and sectors of the real estate industry to provide the insight and expertise needed to meet the challenges facing the listed real estate sector in Europe.

The working committees are the Research Committee, Global Index Advisory Committee, Reporting & Accounting Committee, Tax Committee, Sustainability Reporting Committee, Regulatory Committee and the Investor Relations Committee.

Together they enable EPRA to provide high quality services to its members and fulfil its mission and objectives.

Contact us

T: +32 (0)2739 1010
F: +32 (0)2739 1020
E: info@epra.com

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