INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles, has appointed Jeff Rupp as Director of Public Affairs and Professional Standards. The appointment signals the association's continued commitment to implementing a robust public affairs mandate and taking a proactive role in promoting global standardization.
In his new role, Jeff, a lawyer who has worked for several years as a writer and editor in the field of non-listed real estate, will be responsible for INREV's public affairs program. This will include the establishment of an office in Brussels and leading INREV's efforts to address the numerous regulatory initiatives being developed there. Jeff will also oversee the professional standards portfolio which includes topics such as corporate governance, reporting, due diligence, secondary markets and liquidity, and sustainability.
Commenting on his appointment Jeff said: "There are some exciting challenges ahead, Solvency II and European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) to name just a few, and I look forward to tackling them with the team at INREV. There are also a number of important initiatives underway such as the further adoption of INREV guidelines and standards in regions outside Europe."
Jeff has a long relationship with INREV, having edited and written a number of reports and articles for the association. Before moving to the Netherlands nearly 10 years ago, Jeff worked as a lawyer in Germany, Italy, Turkey as well as in Washington DC where he was involved in legislative and regulatory development. Jeff is a Dutch citizen and studied both economics and law at the College of William and Mary.
Matthias Thomas, Chief Executive of INREV, commented on Jeff's appointment: "This year we identified public affairs and a more active role in global standardization as key priorities. Jeff's appointment strengthens our commitment to address both these areas and I very much look forward to working with him to support our members' needs in today's market."
Source: Firstlight PR