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Deka Immobilien contributes its long-term expertise and know-how to national and international associations and committees.
A number of examples of our commitments in this area are presented below:


German Investment Funds Association (BVI)

The German Investment Funds Association BVI is the point of contact for politicians and supervisory authorities on all issues related to the German Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch, KAGB), and represents the interests of investment fund management companies. BVI’s over 100 members manage assets of nearly 3 trillion euros for private investors, insurance companies, pension and retirement schemes, banks, churches and foundations. Deka Immobilien has been an active member for many years and is involved in various work groups.


German Property Federation (ZIA)

The German Property Federation (ZIA) is the umbrella organisation of the real estate industry in Germany. ZIA combines the interests of the property sector’s entire value chain as well as all its product types, which reinforces the industry and reflects its importance for the economy. It views itself as the strong voice of the property industry and fosters dialogue with its members, which include more than 25 associations. ZIA acts at the national and European level – and as a member of the Federation of German Industry (BDI). As an active member of the ZIA, Deka Immobilien contributes to boosting the transparency and professionalism of the real estate industry.


Society of Property Researchers, Germany (gif)

The Society of Property Researchers in Germany (gif) was founded in 1993 by representatives from the academic, development, property and financial sectors. The objective of the society is to promote real estate research. To this end, gif supports networking of different market participants, provides a forum for information exchange and discussion on relevant questions, identifies fields of study requiring thorough analysis and derives research activities, support for research and teaching in the real estate field in associated disciplines. It also lays out definitions and promotes the further development and improvement of professional standards. Deka Immobilien is a sponsor of gif.


Digital Real Estate Management Initiative (IDIM)

The Digital Real Estate Management Initiative (Initiative Digitales Immobilienmanagement, IDIM) brings together a group of specialists from different areas of the real estate sector who deal with the topic of digitalisation in the real estate sector in general and digital real estate management in particular. Deka Immobilien is a founding member of the initiative.


Association for Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)

AFIRE is an organization that represents the “who’s who” in the global real estate investment industry. It provides a platform for top investors to communicate through global meetings in the U.S., Europe, and key cities around the world. AFIRE members have a common interest in preserving and promoting investment in cross-border real estate. Founded in 1988, AFIRE currently has nearly 200 members, including Deka Immobilien, representing more than 20 countries.


German Council of Shopping Centers e.V. (GCSC)

GCSC is the only association in Germany that represents the interests of retail property owners. More than 700 member companies from the areas of development and analysis, financing, centre management, architecture, retail properties, retailers and marketing specialists make up an active group that creates an ideal network for retail property owners and industry players. Deka Immobilien uses this platform to discuss shopping centre and centre management issues with industry experts.


German Logistics Association (BVL)

The mission of the German Logistics Association (Bundesvereinigung Logistik, BVL) is to act as a neutral platform to raise awareness of the importance of logistics and supply chain management in industry, science and the public sphere, to systematically document logistical problem definitions, to develop methods and processes to solve these problems on an interdisciplinary and sector-focused basis and to promote and continuously optimise the application of the relevant solutions. Today, BVL has over 11,000 members – companies and individuals from the worlds of industry, commerce, services and science who are actively involved in the business of logistics and supply chain management. BVL is a primarily honorary network of experts whose goal is to support the exchange of knowledge and ideas among members. Deka Immobilien has been a member since 2016.


Logix – Initiative logistics properties

The Logix Initiative brings together well-known personalities and companies from the industry to promote dialogue between the various interest groups and to contribute research work to an objective discussion of current topics. Since 2013, the Logix Initiative has presented the Logix Award for outstanding logistics properties in Germany every two years. Deka Immobilien is a founding member of the initiative and initiator of the Logix Award.


Initiative Corporate Governance (ICG)

The initiative is aimed at developing and establishing principles for transparent and professional corporate governance in the real estate industry. Deka Immobilien has supported the initiative for many years with other leading companies in the real estate industry and helped develop, for example, a practical guide for social action in the German real estate industry. The initiative and its member companies, including Deka Immobilien, stand for value-oriented corporate governance, professionalism, transparency, integrity and sustainability, based on ten key principles for the real estate industry. For more information, go to:



ANREV is the Asian Association for Investors in the Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles. The platform for sharing knowledge on the non-listed real estate industry and to improve transparency, professionalism and best practices across the sector with the goal of making the asset class more accessible and attractive to investors. ANREV is a sister organisation to INREV in Europe and works with a number of associations across Asia Pacific and North America on research and professional standards. Deka Immobilien is a member of both associations.