The European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), the industry body representing the interests of the listed property industry in Europe, is to move its office to Brussels from Amsterdam in early July, following approval of the decision by its executive board and members.
EPRA Chief Executive Philip Charls said: "A major part of European policy-making takes place in Brussels, and EPRA's move will provide the association with the opportunity to build better relationships with EU policy-makers on a day-to-day basis. The move will enhance EPRA's visibility as a European representative organization and therefore assist it in its mission to promote, develop and represent the European public real estate sector."
EPRA's annual conference will also be held close to Brussels on September 3-4 this year. The meeting gathers together top real estate executives and equity analysts from across Europe to discuss and debate the key issues affecting the industry and the latest market outlook. This year's event is particularly timely for those wishing to gauge the direction of the listed real estate sector, due to the difficult market conditions.
Source: Bellier Financial