We have a number of working groups and committees covering a range of topics, to allow members to exchange views, discuss shared challenges and opportunities facing the industry or parts of it, and collaborate where appropriate. In most cases, we seek to ensure that there is a good mix between principals and advisers and different market perspectives on each group. We also recognise that the priorities of different constituencies within our membership may sometimes conflict and can change over time, with different areas of focus attracting varying levels of interest at different times. We aim to be balanced, fair and pragmatic in how we resource different areas and interests. All our working groups and committees operate in accordance with our competition policy.
Our industry has been in a state of considerable flux in recent years, and continues to diversify against a backdrop of unusual and uncertain macroeconomic conditions and significant regulatory challenges. Most recently, the pandemic has revealed, accelerated and perhaps created structural forces that may transform parts of the underlying CRE market in the years to come, with implications for the financing of CRE.
Against that backdrop, and with time at a premium for many of our member contacts, some of the working groups and committees listed here are more active than others, some are in the formative stage, and others may be revived – under the same or different leadership – after a period of hibernation. With active oversight by our Board of Advisors and high calibre resource in the secretariat, our goal is to keep working groups that our members care about on track and suitably supported.
Our aim is always to dedicate resources in the way that best serves our members’ and the market’s needs from time to time. We are always open to ideas for new work streams, including from non-member firms – please contact David Dahan or Peter Cosmetatos if you have any suggestions.
Our recent, current and planned working groups and committees are listed above. Each links to further information.