Property Finance Forum launched - The first network for property finance directors

Article date: 26 January 2005

Over 80 of property's leading finance professionals attended theofficial launch of the Property Finance Forum (PFF) earlier thisweek at a reception held at top of 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin).The PFF is the first dedicated network for finance directors andsenior finance professionals working in the property sector.

The idea for a forum for property finance professionals wasconceived by Julius Gottlieb, property finance director at MorleyFund Management. The PFF's steering group, chaired by Julius,includes amongst others, Andy Banks, finance director at Legal andGeneral Property, Robert Parkinson, tax manager at Hammerson Plc,William Sunnucks finance director at Capital & Regional Plc andBen Freeman, finance director at Prudential Property InvestmentManagement.

Commenting on the launch of the PFF, Julius Gottlieb, chairman,said: "The aim of the Property Finance Forum is to be the dedicatednetwork for finance directors and senior financial professionalsworking in the property industry. Its primary objective is to bringtogether members to allow them to meet and exchange ideas andexperiences.

"The property market has had a great run over the last few yearsbut the industry is likely to face many challenges andopportunities during 2005 and over the next few years. The role andresponsibilities of the Finance Director in property has becomeincreasingly important and with the PFF network we hope that we canface both the challenges and the opportunities together."

Information about the Property Finance Forum can be found


For further information please contact:

Media enquiries:
Laura Cook, CorporateCommunications Exec 020 7809 8125

Morley Fund Management

General Enquiries:
Julius Gottlieb,Property Finance Director, 020 7809 6801

Morley Fund Management

The Property Finance Forum Steering Group consistsof:
Julius Gottlieb, Property Finance Director,Morley Fund Management
Andy Banks, Finance Director, Legal and General Property Ltd
Ben Freeman, Finance Director, Prudential Property InvestmentManagement Ltd
William Sunnucks, Group Finance Director, Capital & Regionalplc
Robert Parkinson, Tax Manager Hammerson plc
Paul Huberman, J C Rathbone Structured Finance Ltd
Jill Parker, Berwin Leighton Paisner
Claire Treacy, KPMG
Andrew McLean, Nabarro Nathanson
Peter Beckett, Ernst & Young

Contact us at Morley Fund Management, No. 1 Poultry, London EC2R8EJ.

Telephone calls may be recorded for training and monitoringpurposes.

Morley Fund Management is a business name of Morley FundManagement Limited, registered in England No. 1151805. A member ofthe Norwich Union Marketing Group, members of which are authorisedand regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority forlife assurance, pensions and investments. Registered Office: No. 1Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ. A member of the Investment ManagementAssociation.

Morley Fund Management is also a business name of MorleyInvestment Services Limited and Morley Fund ManagementInternational Limited. All are Aviva companies.

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