European Property Federation

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European Property Federation

Founded in Brussels in 1997, EPF represents all aspects of property ownership, investment, brokerage and management: residential and commercial landlords, housing companies, commercial property investment and development companies, shopping centres, the property interests of the institutional investors (banks, insurance companies, pension funds) estate agents, building managers and real estate training institutes. Its members provide, manage and broker buildings for the residential or service and industry tenants that occupy them. It's core purpose is to ensure that the making of EU regulation and funding targeting or impacting real estate benefits from the expertise and market experience of the European real estate industry and qualified European property professionals.

Welcome to EPF

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

EPF represents the full range of private property ownership and investment: residential and commercial, direct and indirect, big and small - with assets of €1.5 trillion under management. Our mission is to bring property culture to EU policy makers and EU culture to the property industry.

Why EPF

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EPF, with its national association and direct-company membership, has been the European forum and policy vehicle for real estate since 1997.

Join us

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Join us at the meeting point of real estate investors and professionals building a common European real estate culture and vision for EU real estate policy.

RATING THE SMART READINESS OF BUILDINGS

Smart readiness of buildings

European Commission regulations.

EU RENOVATION WAVE ON BUILDING STOCK

EU renovation wave

The deepest regulation of the building stock in the history of the Union.

COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION ON ENERGY POVERTY

EU energy poverty

A very low impact initiative.

CJEU JUDGMENT ON AUTHORISATION OF SHORT-TERM LETTING (2)

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The Court judgement.

FOR REAL ESTATE, THERE IS NOW BREXIT CERTAINTY

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Opinion piece by EPF DG Michael MacBrien in IPE Real Assets.

EU ENERGY RENOVATION FUNDING

EU Energy Funding

InvestEU took a hit.

EUROPEAN CLIMATE LAW (2)

European Council

German Presidency compromise text for Council First Reading Position.

REVISION OF THE RENEWABLES DIRECTIVE

Residential and Commercial

Specific renewables targets for residential and commercial buildings.

COMMISSION REPORT ON PROGRESS TOWARD THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY TARGETS

Carbon reduction

Member States set to miss 2030 target.

COVID-19 EUROPEAN SEMESTER DISCONNECT

European Semester

Classic real estate issues erased by virus.

EP RESOLUTION ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF BUILDINGS

Building Energy

Parliament wants tighter EU standards and stronger EPCs.

FRANCE’S LONG-TERM RENOVATION STRATEGY

EPBD Renovation

Possible EU game changer.

STATE AID: Commission approves €184 million Czech rent compensation

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Public support to address the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

LAUNCH: the IMMUNE Building Standard

Inmune Building Standard

The first, open-source global certification standard that has been launched.

ENERGY: new long-term renovation strategies

Energy efficient building

Must include policies, actions, education and financing.

EUROPEAN CLIMATE LAW (1) – EP Rapporteur’s amendments

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Rapporteur raises 2030 emissions reduction to 65 %.

EPF AND FIABCI BECOME GLOBAL PARTNERS

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EPF and FIABCI have agreed to a global partnership.

EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS: Renovation funding not cost-effective

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The ECA complains that the EU funding is not geared to deep renovation.

EUROPEAN SEMESTER 2020 COUNTRY REPORTS

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EPF Secretariat analysis.

IPUT plc SECURES IRELAND’S LARGEST GREEN RCF

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Read Press Release.

ECSO FINAL REPORT ON HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

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EPF Secretariat analysis on final report.

OPINION OF ADVOCATE GENERAL - Short-term Furnished Rental Accommodation

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EPF reported on the subject.

EPF ON EU STATE AID RULES FOR HOUSING

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EU rules on social housing using state aid.

SWEDISH STATE AID FOR RENT REDUCTIONS

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Loosening of EU state aid controls on hotel, restaurant and retail real estate.

SHORT-TERM HOLIDAY RENTALS

Short term rentals

EPF supports Cities' call for EU regulation.

EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL FUNDING

EU Green Deal

Opportunity for property associations and companies.

EUROPEAN CLIMATE LAW

European Green Deal

The Commission released the Proposal for a Regulation on 4 March.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY ACTION PLAN

European Green Deal

An offshoot of the European Green Deal.

EU FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE PARIS REGION

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EIB signed financing agreement.

THE EUROPEAN SEMESTER’S ROLE IN THE EU GREEN DEAL

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Should have major impact on buildings.

EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL – Social aspects relating to housing

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So far, the Commission has not gone beyond vague declarations.

FINANCING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL – Commission Proposals

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The European Commission speaks of needing "at least € 1 trillion over the next ten years".

EUROPEAN COMMISSION AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACTION

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EPF reported on the subject.

KTI - High quality analysis on the Finnish property market

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