Associate Membership

Our Associate Members typically encompass real estate investment managers who may not yet manage funds eligible for membership or who are not yet in a position to commit to fund membership but do support our principles around sound governance and transparency. Others may be firms that while not managing funds, uphold AREF's values and wish to contribute to the valuable service our industry provides.  

Associate Membership benefits

AREF is widely recognised by policy makers, regulators and industry bodies as the leading voice of the real estate funds industry. Furthermore, AREF is regarded by investors as having the gold standard in corporate governance and transparency. Associate Members will be seen as conducting their business to the same high standards of transparency and integrity as our Fund Members.

Through our Committees and Working Groups, Associate representatives can participate in the lobbying and consultation work that we undertake, to the direct benefit of their businesses. These, as well as our events, allow interaction with other individuals across the industry and sharing of knowledge.

Associates may also have a link from this site direct to their own web-site.

Associate Membership is at a corporate level, which means that all employees of the firm can enjoy full membership benefits - these include receiving our newsletter, invitations to seminars and social events, free to all members, and access to other, member only, areas of the web-site.

Associate Membership fees

£5,800 per annum (+VAT).

Renewals are due 1st November each year.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining AREF, please complete our 'Enquiry Form' and someone from the AREF Team will contact you.

The application process

All applications for Associate Membership need to be submitted to the Board for approval - once application approval has been received, the following can commence:

  • Prospective member meets with member of the AREF team. 
  • Firm submits Associate Member Application Form (this will emailed to you).
  • Recommendation submitted to Board for approval.

View a list of our Associate members below:

Membership enquiry

If you are interested in becoming a member, contact us today.