2017 Winners' Thoughts 

“The National Pension Service is immensely pleased and honoured to be recognised for receiving such a prestigious award as the “Global Real Estate Investor of the Year” in 2017. We are so happy to see that our long strenuous efforts achieved a great milestone. More importantly, we are sending many thanks to IPE Real Estate and the judges for recognizing our strategies and performance. This award, and two other equally meaningful awards we received, are a huge encouragement for the NPS to continue to live up to the high expectations of the real estate investing world in key areas including investment strategies and risk management.”
National Pension Service
Winner, Global Real Estate Investor of the Year, Asia Pacific and Investment in Asia Pacific
“Winning the award brought just recognition for the management of Nordea’s real estate investments. This is highly rewarding, as we we are only a small part of Nordea’s total asset allocation. Externally, we were featured in articles about the awards on major Danish sites writing about real estate. This is very important as helping us become visible the whole in the complex Danish institutional real estate sector.”​
Nordea Ejendomme
Winner, Nordic Countries
“Winning the IPE Award Real Estate” was key for us. Integrale has been active on the direct real estate market for many years obtaining a very good risk / return ratio fitting its long-term investment strategy. Winning this award is recognition of the hard work by all at Integrale and visibly highlights our expertise. Coming home with a trophy is a pleasure that motivates all the personnel and confirms also to our affiliates and members that their retirement pension is in good hands.”
Winner, Belgium and France
“Winning the Real Estate Portfolio Construction Award is an important accomplishment for the UPS Group Trust Real Estate program and a testament to the hard work the team has put into designing the overall portfolio strategy. It is an honour to be recognised among so many world class real estate organisations and we look forward to next year’s event!”​
Winner, Portfolio Construction
“The IPE Real Estate Global Conference & Awards is the best networking event for institutional real estate investors. In particular, APK honours the judges’ views and the opportunity to get such high quality feedback on our work. Winning the Silver Award for the Austria, Germany and Switzerland region means a lot to APK Pensionskasse and shows that an unconventional approach investing in real estate can translate into superior returns.”​
APK Pensionskasse
Winner, Austria, Germany and Switzerland
”We are continually expanding our real estate investments in order to provide our members with good, stable and long-term return well above the yield on bonds. In all of our real estate investments, we focus on sustainability, because it benefits us as an investor, our tenants, the climate and the environment. This award is a recognition of that work and we are very proud to receive it.”​
Winner, Nordic Countries
"Courtland Partners is honoured to be the recipient of this year’s IPE Real Estate Global Award for Investment Consultancy of the Year. We believe in being “Fiduciary First” by providing truly independent advice. This ethos was instilled in Courtland by its co-founder Michael J. Humphrey, who unexpectedly passed away in November 2016, making this award that much more significant. Courtland’s staff dedicates this award to his memory.”
Courtland Partners
Winner, Investment Consultancy of the Year
“Naturally we were particularly pleased with our win in the new platinum level award for Real Assets & Infrastructure Investor of the Year. The IPE Real Estate Global Awards represent an invaluable validation of our work, especially given the high calibre of participants and international reach. At the same time, the award shows that it was the right decision to put assets into infrastructure at an early stage as part of our risk-oriented long-term investment strategy.”​
Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe
Winner, Real Assets & Infrastructure Investor of the Year and Opportunistic Strategy
“We were honoured to be awarded the gold award as Small Real Estate Investor of the Year, and see it as appreciation of a focused strategy to restructure our real estate portfolio, which we started some four years ago. Of course, in the end, it is performance that counts; and with a last year’s return on our portfolio of 11.7% we can safely say that the new strategy has paid off. Furthermore I would like to acknowledge the professional support of Almazara, our external real estate consultant. Together we re-defined and implemented our real estate strategy, which has worked out to the fullest of our expectations.”​
Pensioenstichting Transport
Winner, Real Assets & Infrastructure Investor of the Year and Opportunistic Strategy
“We are pleased to have been awarded for our direct strategy. To also be commended by the judges on our innovative investment strategy and dynamic approach makes the win even better.”​
The Crown Estate
Winner, Direct Strategy
“As we are growing our presence and our assets globally and in Latin America, this award means a lot to our employees at Ivanhoé Cambridge and to our partners in Brazil and Mexico. We thank the jury and the organisers for looking beyond the headlines and recognizing our contribution to the region’s development.”​
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Winner, Investment in Latin America