Thought Leadership

In addition to the PIF, Melville is a commentator on topical issues for the UK and European real estate funds sector


08/03/24: Social Market Foundation Commentary:

How the next government can reform pensions to ensure a better deal for the economy and British savers

19/1/24 IPE Real Assets: Guest view: Solving real estate’s fund valuer problem

28/7/23 IPE Real Assets:Guest view: Property fund managers need comprehensive ESG disclosures

16/6/23 IPE Real Assets: Guest view: Let our SME real estate fund managers flourish

10/3/23 IPE Real Assets: Guest view: Let’s have easier fund access rights for UK managers in Europe

23/2/23 IPE Real Assets: Guest view: Should UK real estate managers adopt FCA’s SDR labels?

23/1/23 -Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence:

Regulatory outlook for UK investment funds in 2023

2/12/22: IPE Real Assets: UK government prepares to create new onshore closed-ended funds

22/11/22: ProfessionalAdviser: Consumer Duty: Action points and pension questions

25/10/22: IPE Real Assets: UK sets out sustainable fund labels that move beyond the EU’s SFDR

21/10/22: Social Market Foundation Commentary:      To achieve growth, we need more policy stability. Here’s our suggestion

31/8/22: IPE Real Assets: Guest viewpoint: DC pensions must pursue indirect alternatives strategies

29/7/22: Net Zero Investor: Decarbonising the real estate sector

30/6/22: IPE Real Assets: A choice for real estate fund managers: Luxembourg or UK?

1/6/22: The Times: Investing in illiquid assets would be a big boost for pensions

22/4/22: IPE Real Analysis: Real estate fund managers should explore the UK’s new QAHCs and REITs

13/4/22: IPE Real Assets: UK urged to adopt real estate metrics and product labels for SDR regime

4/2/22: IPE Real Assets: UK Solvency II reform must ease real estate requirements – and quickly

14/1/22: Property Week: Predictions for 2022: Brace yourself

7/1/22: IPE Real Assets Regulation: Shaping the TCFD metrics for commercial real estate

17/12/21: RICS Property Journal: Protecting the position of valuers under AIFMD

10/11/21: IPE Real Assets Opinion: Ensure the right ESG metrics are applied to commercial property

4/11/21: IPE Real Assets Regulatory Briefing: What would launching a long-term asset fund entail?

1/10/21: IPE Real Asset News: Will UK asset holding companies be coming home?

23/7/21: IPE Real Asset Analysis: Disclosure, disclosure, disclosure: Get ahead of regulation

Jan/Feb 21: IPE Real Assets expert view: Real estate managers must prepare for SFDR. The Top expert view IPE Real Assets magazine article of 2021!

8/1/21: Real Estate Assets,How can UK alternative fund managers access European Investors post Brexit

Sept/Oct 20: IPE Real Assets, UK real estate fund managers face post-Brexit choices

27/7/20: Portfolio Adviser, How to tackle ‘tick box’ compliance on fund boards


7/11/23 - AIMA/AREF/BPF/The Investment Association/IPF Webinar - Assessing the Government's Pension Reforms and Funds Regime Review

22/5/23 - AREF Investor/PropertyMatch/Real Estate Investors' Forum: How should Indirect Real Estate Investors manage ESG challenges?

19/1/23 - Carbon Intelligence Event - SDR: An ESG regulatory game changer?

25/11/22 - AREF/BPF/CREFCE/INREV/IPF: How will SDR affect Real Estate?

18/11/22 - AREF: Are DC Pension Schemes serious about investing in alternatives?

25/5/22 - Carbon Intelligence Webinar: ESG in real estate: Are we about to see a metrics game changer

25/5/22 - AREF Investor/PropertyMatch/Real Estate Investors' Forum Event: Private/Unlisted REITS and the effect of Inflation

12/1/22 - AREF Investor/PropertyMatch/Real Estate Investors' Forum Event: 2022 Year Ahead - from indirect real estate investors' perspective

23/11/21: AREF TCFD webinar: enhancing climate-related disclosures

15/9/21: AREF/PropertyMatch/REIF Investor event: Diversity and Inclusion

1/9/21: AREF, INREV & IPF: FCA CP21/17 Enhancing climate-related disclosures

TCFD Knowledge Hub - webinar recording , slides

7/7/21: Apex Group, UK Funds Review: what will be the outcome? How should managers prepare for the outcome, which may include LTAFs and PIFs?

9/6/21:  Net Zero Pathways – AREF, PropertyMatch & Real Estate Investors’ Forum

23/3/21: Investor event: Long Income and LGPS pooling


7/1/21: REIF, AREF Investors & PropertyMatch: 2021 Market Prospects and Sustainable Financial disclosure

16/12/20: AREF, Member Event on AIFMD Consultation

24/11/20: Real Estate Investors' Forum (REIF), AREF Investors & PropertyMatch:

24/9/20: REIF, AREF Investors & PropertyMatch: measuring social impact investment & (in light of Covid-19) what should be the risk premium for real estate?

27/8/20: INREV, Brexit and UK fund developments briefing

19/5/20: REIF, AREF Investors & PropertyMatch: listed real estate and valuations