Thompson Taraz has joined the Association of Real Estate Funds (“AREF”) as an affiliate member. Affiliate membership is open to leading property industry advisers and firms who offer support to real estate funds and their managers.
John Cartwright, Chief Executive of AREF gave Thompson Taraz “a warm welcome to the Association”.
Founder and Director of Thompson Taraz, Afshin Taraz, said: “Membership of the association is a natural fit for us due to our long history of working as a fund operator in the real estate industry. We are very much looking forward to being an active part of AREF, helping to promote the association’s values and activities.”
One of the first AREF events to be attended by TT is the regulatory discussion: ‘AIFMD – The Journey So Far’, to take place on 17th November. Thompson Taraz was one of the first firms in the UK to receive its Small UK AIFM Status from the FCA in March this year. (See News & Views, 2014 April 01.) Then, in June, the FCA approved its application to act as an AIFMD depositary to closed ended unauthorised private equity and real estate funds. (See News & Views, 2014 June 10.)
For more information on this AREF event, please see http://www.aref.org.uk/events/aifmd-journey-so-far