NAIOP Massachusetts announced today that AEW Capital Management has been selected to receive their 2017 Distinguished Real Estate Award for achievements in real estate, charitable activities and community betterment. The award will be presented by Tom Alperin of National Development at NAIOP's Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston.
"This award is a testament to AEW's ability to maintain its role as a leader in real estate investment and asset management services, while continuing to strategically adapt over the years to the changing markets," said David Begelfer, CEO of NAIOP Massachusetts. "In addition, the company is committed to environmentally responsible investing, sustainability and charitable giving."
Founded in 1981, AEW Capital Management, L.P. (AEW) provides real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. One of the world's leading real estate investment advisors, AEW and its affiliates manage over $63.4 billion of real estate assets and securities in North America, Europe and Asia on behalf of institutional and private investors. Grounded in research and experienced in the complexities of the real estate and capital markets, AEW actively manages portfolios in both the public and private property markets and across the risk/return spectrum.
AEW is committed to a vision of prudent property stewardship that endeavors to enhance the sustainability of its commercial property investments. The firm has a Sustainability Committee that is responsible for leading the environmental and energy initiatives for AEW's investments and the company as a whole. The committee works to identify and implement environmentally impactful improvements.
AEW has long-supported the needs of the communities in which it works and operates. Targeted areas for financial support include those involving public education, the environment, health awareness and homelessness. Some of the organizations in which AEW has been involved include The Home for Little Wanderers, United Way, Community Servings, Special Olympics, Christmas in the City, and Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center.
"We are honored to receive this award from NAIOP Massachusetts," said Pamela J. Herbst, AEW managing director. "The recognition underscores not only our commitment to our investors but also to our community, both of which are core components of AEW's cultural values."
About NAIOP Massachusetts
NAIOP Massachusetts, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, represents the interests of companies involved with the development, ownership, management, and financing of commercial properties. NAIOP's over 1,650 members are involved with more than 240 million square feet of office, research & development, industrial, mixed use, retail and institutional space and 50,000+ apartment units in the Commonwealth, valued at around $40 billion. In addition to providing outstanding education and networking opportunities, NAIOP advances the interests of the industry and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit www.naiopma.org.