The IPF originally established the IPFET back in 1995 as a charitable vehicle to support the advancement of education and research in the property investment market. Over that time over £1 million was raised and spent to bridge the gap between practice and academia by investing in research and educational initiatives in business schools and universities with the central aim of supporting and encouraging future generations of professionals acting in the property investment market.
In 2016 a decision was made by the Trustees of the IPFET to spend all its remaining reserves, following which the Charity was closed. The Trustees felt that the original objects of the Trust had been successfully fulfilled over its twenty year life and that a significant contribution to education and research had been made – the positive impacts of which will continue to be seen.
Past projects included:
- The College of Estate Management: new reference library
- City University: new computer suite
- On-line guide to property investment for private investors
- London School of Economics: Research and travel grants for real estate academics
- Saïd Business School: Development of new MBA real estate elective
- Sheffield Hallam University: European web-based portfolio management simulation
- Cambridge University: Real Estate Fellowships
- Aberdeen University: MSc dissertation prize
- Sheffield University: MA dissertation prize & annual field trip grant
- Cambridge University: PhD sponsorship
- Kingston University: Research Assistant funding
- IPF: Development of Property as an Asset Class module
- Reading University: PhD sponsorship
- Henley Business School: Development of MBA real estate elective
- Urban Land Institute: UrbanPlan programme for schools
The Trustees would like to thank all their funders, supporters and grant recipients over the years for enabling the charity to fulfil its objectives and make a difference to new generations of investment professionals in the property market.