EUROPE - Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe was crowned Best European Institutional Investor last night at a glittering event in Amsterdam to celebrate this year's IPE Real Estate Awards 2009.
The German pension fund picked up three awards in total as along with the platinum title it also won a gold award as Best Large European institutional investor and a silver award as Best Investor in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
Andrea Carpenter, director of research and market information at INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles, was also presented with a platinum award for Outstanding Industry Contribution to the real estate sector - an award voted for IPE Real Estate readers.
West Midlands Pension Fund was rewarded the work conducted to manage its real estate portfolio with both a gold award as Best Medium Institutional Investor and a Silver Award as Best Investor in the UK and Ireland.
ATP, the giant Danish pension fund, also won two silver awards as Best Institutional Investor in the Nordics and Best Opportunistic Investment, while Gothaer also won two silver titles as Best Innovation and Best Portfolio Construction.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Platinum awardsBest European Institutional Investor Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe Outstanding Industry Contribution Andrea Carpenter
Gold awardsBest Large European Institutional Investor Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe Best Medium European Institutional Investor West Midlands Pension Fund Best Small European Institutional Investor APK Best Investment Consultancy Mercer
Silver (regional) awardsBest European Institutional Investor in Benelux/France Pensioenfonds KBC Best European Institutional Investor in Austria/Germany/Switzerland Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe Best European Institutional Investor in Nordics ATP Best European Institutional Investor in UK and Ireland West Midlands Pension Fund
Silver (themed) awardsBest Core Investment BVK Best Direct Investment Lansforsakringar Liv Best Indirect Investment VBV Best Innovation Gothaer Best Opportunistic Investment ATP Best Portfolio Construction Gothaer
Congratulations from all at IPE Real Estate to the winners and a big thank you to all our sponsors as well as everyone who joined us in Amsterdam for yesterday's IPE Real Estate Forum & Awards 2009.