PensionDanmark triumphs at IP Real Estate Awards 2011

PensionDanmark, the not-for-profit labor market pension fund, took out five awards at the seventh annual IP Real Estate Awards, which was held at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam on the evening of Wednesday May 18, 2011. The IP Real Estate Awards is the largest gathering of European pension funds investing in real estate. Traditionally about half those attending the IP Real Estate Awards come from pension funds across Europe, with 220 representatives from 18 countries taking part in this year's event.


Claus Lyngdal, Head of Alternative Investments at PensionDanmark receives the Platinum award for 'Best European Real Estate Investor' from sponsor AMB Property Corporation's Martina Malone.

A total of 20 awards (in Silver, Gold and Platinum categories) were presented during the event's gala dinner:

Best Institutional Investor in Austria/Germany/Switzerland: Gothaer
Best Institutional Investor in Benelux & France: Altera Vastgoed NV
Best Institutional Investor in Nordic Countries: PensionDanmark
Best Institutional Investor in UK & Ireland: Clwyd Pension Fund

Best Core Investment: PFA (joint winner)
Best Core Investment: Crown Estate (joint winner)
Best Use of Debt: Gothaer
Best Direct Investment: Första AP-fonden / Andra AP-fonden
Best Innovation: PensionDanmark
Best Indirect Investment: Gothaer
Best Opportunistic Investment: Clwyd Pension Fund
Best Portfolio Construction: ATP
Best Sustainable Investment: PensionDanmark
Best Value-Added Investment: West Midlands Pension Fund

Best Newcomer in Real Estate: GE Woodchester DB Pension Fund
Consultancy of the Year: Towers Watson
Best Small Real Estate Investor: Clwyd Pension Fund
Best Medium Real Estate Investor: Finanssektorens Pensionskasse
Best Large Real Estate Investor: PensionDanmark

Outstanding Industry Contribution: APG/PGGM/USS/Maastricht University Partnership
Best European Real Estate Investor: PensionDanmark

"IP Real Estate would like to congratulate all winners and those investors who supported the awards by submitting entries," says Erik van der Kolk, Publisher of IP Real Estate. "The competition level this year was higher than ever."

Source: IPE/Real Estate Publishers


Altera Vastgoed CEO Rene Hogenboom receives the award for 'Best Institutional Investor in Benelux & France' from sponsor Alain Gerbaldi at UFG-LFP.

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