EUROPE - Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe (AeVWL) was crowned Best European Institutional Investor last night at a glittering event in Amsterdam to celebrate this year's IPE Real Estate Awards 2010.
It was the second year in a row the German pension won the platinum award. AeVWL also picked up three gold awards on the night: Best Large European Institutional Investor, Best Direct Investment, and Best Core Investment.
The platinum award for Outstanding Industry Contribution went to the initiative set up jointly by APG, PGGM and Universities Superannuation Scheme, in conjunction with Maastricht University, to establish a global environmental benchmark for the property sector.
Danish pension fund Finanssektorens Pensionskasse (FSP) won the gold award for Best Medium Institutional Investor, while Belgium's Pensioenfonds KBC and France's ERAFP also won gold awards for Best Small Institutional Investor and Best Newcomer 2010, respectively.
ATP, the giant Danish pension fund, also won a total of four silver awards as Best Portfolio Construction, Best Opportunistic Investment, Best Private Equity and Best Value-added Investment.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Platinum awardsBest European Institutional Investor AeVWL Outstanding Industry Contribution APG/PGGM/USS
Gold awardsBest Large European Institutional Investor AeVWL Best Medium European Institutional Investor Finanssektorens Pensionskasse Best Small European Institutional Investor Pensioenfonds KBC Best Newcomer 2010 ERAFP Best Investment Consultancy Mercer
Silver (regional) awardsBest European Institutional Investor in Benelux/France
Altera Vastgoed NV Best European Institutional Investor in Austria/Germany/Switzerland
Generali Deutschland Immobilien Gmbh Best European Institutional Investor in Nordics
PFA Best European Institutional Investor in UK and Ireland
The Wellcome Trust
Silver (themed) awardsBest Portfolio Construction ATP Best Core Investment AeVWL
Best Opportunistic Investment ATP
Best Innovation APK Best Private Equity ATP Best Direct Investment AeVWL Best Indirect Investment Gothaer Best Value-added Investment ATP
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 2010.