Monthly Brief

A round-up of current European real estate-related news, our Association’s activities, and long-term regulatory issues, which you may have missed but which will not miss you.


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October 10, 2019
Our recently held Conference in Madrid, where we celebrated EPRA’s 20th anniversary and hosted the Association’s founding fathers with a record of 475 attendees, had a number of highlights. After a busy beginning of September, we are now looking forward to our Autumn programme.
July 30, 2019
All the latest news from the European listed real estate sector in our July Monthly Brief.
July 22, 2019
Solvency II changes mark significant progress for listed real estate; new reports related to the EU strategy on sustainable finance; launch of the EPRA Diversity & Inclusion Award; KPMG's survey on digital transformation and innovation in real estate.
May 31, 2019
EPRA Chairman visits the Brussels office; EPRA sustainability committee meets in Marseille to prepare the 2019 sBPR assessment; new Total Markets Table interactive infographic launched; a wrap up of European investor outreach.
April 30, 2019
In light of the upcoming EU elections, EPRA prepared a manifesto with a set of recommendations for the policymakers to address Europe’s challenges. We also look at a recent major breakthrough for BE-REITs, which are now allowed to flexibly issue equity through ABB. Finally, we wrap up the Bloomberg and EPRA Real Estate Summit 2019 and take a closer look at the our upcoming Corporate Access event and the EPRA Conference in Madrid.
March 29, 2019
Earlier this month, we received some encouraging news on the Solvency II regulations. Read about this move more in detail, discover the newly launched sustainability library and register to our webinar on trends and coming changes in Emerging markets.
February 28, 2019
Pan-European Pension Product agreement; feedback to the European Commission on climate change mitigation; disruption in the Emerging market and highlights from the Global Real Estate Total Markets Table at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018.
January 31, 2019
In our first brief of 2019 read about EPRA's plans for this year and make sure to mark your agendas with some exciting events we have lined up for you!
November 29, 2018
In our last monthly brief of 2018, read all about the highlights of our Sustainability Workshop and find out what research piqued investors' interest during our Investor Outreach tour in the U.S. You will also find the latest scope on our first large-scale Corporate Access & Market Insights Day
October 31, 2018
Read all about the European stakeholder meeting on non-financial disclosure and discover the up-coming activities we have in store for you, including our ESG workshop on November 23 and the corporate access event on December 12.
September 27, 2018
The past couple of months have been packed with activity as we have published a number of important reports on the sector, hosted Nareit for a joint pan-European outreach programme and hosted the EPRA Conference in Berlin, which proved to be record-breaking in every sense.
June 28, 2018
This month on the agenda: 10th EPRA Asia Week, first Frankfurt-based event of the year, Iberian Real Estate Summit in London, ERES Conference, IASB meeting, REIT regime event in Budapest, annual European Pensions Awards and much more!
May 31, 2018
Read all about REIT regime developments in Central and Eastern Europe and in China in the May edition of our Monthly Brief, and find out how EPRA is implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which recently entered into force.
April 27, 2018
We wrap up the Reporting & Accounting Workshop, look at EPRA's and GRESB's first comparative Gap analysis as well as discuss the recently published research paper on the impact of emerging technologies on European listed real estate. Finally, the countdown to the 2018 Conference has officially begun, with the launch of applications for the Outstanding Contribution to Society Award!
March 28, 2018
As the Developed Europe Index is growing with new inclusions in Q1 2018, we look back at the Spanish REIT success story and the many meetings we held at MIPIM and other various events to update investors on our sector.
February 26, 2018
The team is busy with the Q1 index review and the coordination of our various events, which will take place throughout the year. We are working in partnership with the Iberian Property on the inaugural Iberian REIT summit as well as the first in a series of diversity breakfasts.
January 30, 2018
Following another successful Asia Week and our already traditional Insight events in London and Amsterdam, our investor efforts are gearing up with the Nomura Global Real Estate Forum and the German real estate investors’ conference, as well as further meetings with specialist and generalist investors.
November 30, 2017
As we are nearing the end of the year, we look back at the various events held in November, from the MiFID II seminar, to the Sustainability Workshop and look to build on the recent successes.
October 27, 2017
Working for our members is at the forefront of EPRA’s mission, and we welcome every opportunity to further promote with our members the European listed real estate sector. Read more about EPRA activities.
September 29, 2017
As announced over the summer, we gave EPRA a new look and feel – from the logo to a more user-friendly website, which we launched at the EPRA Conference in London.
July 28, 2017
We are entering the final stretch before the EPRA Conference at the beginning of September and works are underway to ensure a great experience for all our members
June 28, 2017
As temperatures have reached near record highs in Brussels, investor outreach has been our hot topic this month
May 29, 2017
It has been a busy month again, with several committee meetings, Investor outreach trips across Europe and Asia, meetings with MEP’s and EU officials as well the quarterly FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Index review now just days away, the annual BPR and sBPR surveys have kicked off
August 24, 2017
We had some very positive feedback from the attendees of the recently held Reporting & Accounting Summit, while EPRA members’ commitment to sustainability was on show in Berlin this week
August 23, 2017
Dominique Moerenhout takes over the leadership of EPRA with this first Monthly Brief introduction
August 23, 2017
Philip Charls is stepping down as EPRA CEO and looks back at some of our successes
August 23, 2017
EPRA kicked-off 2017 with a very busy schedule
August 23, 2017
In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election we look back at 2016 and lay down EPRA's priorities for 2017
August 23, 2017
Very busy month for EPRA, with a full week of meetings with senior government officials, institutional investors and property companies in Asia. Back in Europe, we were pleased to hear that a draft Polish REIT legislation has been published
August 23, 2017
The summer holiday period was busy at EPRA, as we were preparing for this year’s Annual Conference
August 23, 2017
The metaphor of a political earthquake is much over-used these days but it does indicate the uncertainty of the consequences we are facing after the Brexit vote
August 23, 2017
For the past three years EPRA has been actively advocating for an improved REIT regime in Italy, which would give investors access to the listed market of the fourth largest economy in Europe by GDP
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