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Press Release

27 April 2017 - AREF launches new Education and Training Committee

The Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Education and Training Committee.

The Committee will aim to build a more extensive education and training programme for AREF members engaging with a much wider audience of industry participants and investors.
The Committee will be chaired by Darren Stolzenberg, a Partner at Nabarro. Darren has been practising law since 1999 and in his current role focuses on structuring UK and international real estate and real estate related transactions including funds through onshore and offshore vehicles.
The Committee launches with representatives from the following AREF member firms: Blackrock Real Assets, Kames Capital, PGIM Real Estate, Schroders Real Estate, Standard Life, Travers Smith and Alter Domus.
Commenting on the new Committee, Darren Stolzenberg said:
“I think it is incumbent on us all to give back to and promote our industry. We hope to achieve that through the new committee by sharing knowledge and best practice and encouraging participation by all members including the "next generation".“
John Cartwright, Chief Executive of AREF, said:
“AREF has long been known for the quality of its events aimed at senior players in the industry and, whilst we want to continue with, and expand, those this will give us the opportunity to build on our growing engagement with the “next generation” of talent in member firms.”
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About The Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF):
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