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Cooperations and Memberships

Helping to shape the leading association of the real estate industry

The German Property Federation (ZIA) represents the interests of the entire real estate industry in terms of regulatory and economic policies. It promotes and supports appropriate measures to maintain and improve the economic, legal, tax and political environment of the real estate industry.

As a business association, ZIA gives its members, who are among the most important companies in their sector, a voice at national and European level – and in the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The Executive Committee, elected by the annual general meeting, is responsible for the overall management of the ZIA. From this, the Executive Board takes over the management of the association's business. Real I.S. is represented on ZIA's Executive Committee.

About the German Property Federation (ZIA)

ZIA is one of the most important associations in the industry. It views itself as the voice of the real estate industry. ZIA combines and comprehensively represents the interests of its members in the forming of public, political and administrative opinion.

ZIA member companies and associations represent the entire value chain of the real estate industry. Together with its members, including more than 25 associations, the ZIA represents around 37,000 companies in the industry.

The substantive work of the ZIA takes place in committees staffed by a total of around 500 experts from the member companies. The members meet regularly to work on forming opinions on real estate policy issues.

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PRI: Principles for Responsible Investment

By joining the United Nations-backed Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI) investor initiative, we have reinforced our commitment to align
Real I.S.'s corporate governance and fiduciary mandate in a sustainable way and to contribute to a sustainable international financial system.

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ECORE: ESG Circle of Real Estate

ESG Circle of Real Estate, ECORE for short, is an industry initiative to develop and establish a robust and marketable European industry standard for measuring the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios.

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ECORE: ESG-Circle of Real Estate

ESG Circle of Real Estate, ECORE for short, is an industry initiative to develop and establish a robust and marketable European industry standard for measuring the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios.

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ICG: Institute for Corporate Governance in the German Real Estate Industry

The ICG is the standard-setting organization for value-oriented, sustainable corporate governance in the German real estate industry. The ICG develops, describes, recommends, promotes, teaches and monitors best practices in leadership, organization, risk management, compliance, professionalization and industry image.

As with all members, the ICG is committed to upholding the principles of proper and fair business conduct, integrity, transparency, professionalism, control, accountability and value-driven, sustainable corporate governance.

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Promoting a spirit of innovation in the real estate industry

We aim to establish innovativeness as a key success factor for the future of the industry by providing targeted support for science and young talent. We are a foundation partner of the International Real Estate Business School (IREBS) and support innovation projects of the European Business School (EBS). Under this partnership, Real I.S. donates the annual "Innovation Award", which rewards innovative project ideas from students.

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Promoting a spirit of innovation in the real estate industry

We aim to establish innovativeness as a key success factor for the future of the industry by providing targeted support for science and young talent. We are a foundation partner of the International Real Estate Business School (IREBS) and support innovation projects of the European Business School (EBS). Under this partnership, Real I.S. donates the annual "Innovation Award", which rewards innovative project ideas from students.

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About the scientific cooperation between Real I.S. and EBS

The private, state-recognized EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht is one of the leading business schools in Germany and is particularly distinguished by its two synergistically linked faculties, EBS Business School and EBS Law School. The "Real Estate Management Institute" (REMI) focuses its research and teaching on the interdisciplinary aspects of real estate transactions as well as the sustainable value chain in the real estate life cycle.

The SOVEREIGN research unit at EBS sees itself as an interdisciplinary research unit and is thus the first academic institution in the German-speaking world to unite innovation management in a holistic sense with the real estate industry and to make reference to the social challenges of the future.

The real estate expertise of REMI is complemented by the innovation competence of the "Strascheg Institute for Innovation, Transformation & Entrepreneurship" (SITE), one of the largest research institutions in Germany in the fields of innovation management and entrepreneurship.

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About the scientific cooperation between Real I.S. and EBS

The private, officially recognized EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht is one of Germany’s leading business schools and is particularly distinguished by its two synergistically linked faculties: EBS Business School and EBS Law School. The "Real Estate Management Institute" (REMI) focuses its research and teaching on the interdisciplinary aspects of real estate transactions as well as the sustainable value chain in the real estate life cycle.

The SOVEREIGN research unit at EBS views itself as an interdisciplinary research unit. As such, it is the first academic institution in the German-speaking world to unite innovation management in a holistic sense with the real estate industry and to reference the social challenges of the future.

The real estate expertise of REMI is complemented by the innovation competence of the "Strascheg Institute for Innovation, Transformation & Entrepreneurship" (SITE), one of the largest research institutions in Germany in the fields of innovation management and entrepreneurship.

Learn more about EBS