The Association for Real Estate Funds F-O-R-T event

What changes are happening with Operations, Regulation and Tax in the Fund industry?

On Thursday 7th February 2019, we sponsored the second event from a series of events by The Association for Real Estate Funds. This event was part of the F-O-R-T series focusing on Funds, Operations, Regulation and Tax.

Ben Mardon, Head of European Real Asset Fund Services, Citco Fund Services (London) Limited, spoke on the panel and was joined by Cathryn Vanderspar, Pamela Thompson and Richard Batchelor (Eversheds Sutherland) and Jonathan Brady (BlackRock-Real Assets) to discuss topical issues happening in the industry.

This event launched AREF's detailed study of real estate fund structures. Through numerous interviews with leading stakeholders in the industry, it will detail all structures available and discuss the key issues and trends affecting them both now and the potential for the near future. A brief presentation was followed by an interactive panel discussion.

The detailed study, also sponsored by Citco Fund Services (London) Limited, will be produced based on the findings from this event.

Event details:

Moderator: Alex Moss (Director of Real Estate Research Centre, Cass Business School)

Speaker: Rachel Portlock (Investment Management Professional & Author of the Fund Structures Paper)


- Ben Mardon (Head of European Real Asset Fund Services, Citco Fund Services London Limited)

- Cathryn Vanderspar/Pamela Thompson/Richard Batchelor (Eversheds Sutherland)

- Jonathan Brady (Vice President, BlackRock-Real Assets)

Venue: Cass Business School, 2nd Floor, 200 Aldergate Street, London, EC1A 4HD


08.30: Registration & Breakfast

09.00: Event Start

10.00: Coffee & Networking

Our contacts

Barbara Flusk

Barbara Flusk

Head of Real Estate Fund Services, Fund Services

T+1 212 551 3252

Stephanie Stopp

Stephanie Stopp

Senior Vice President, Fund Services

T+44 (0)20 764 768 62