IPD Guides and Standards

One of IPD’s earliest ambitions is to help professionalise the real estate industry and raise its professional practices to the level of other organised asset classes. To do this, IPD undertakes three main types of activities:

  • IPD releases headline financial performance indices on real estate markets around the world, free of charge, to enable transparency.  (See ipd.com/Indices)
  • IPD provides research to asset owners, REIT managers, academics and trade associations, as well as IPD’s clients and sponsors. (See ipd.com/Research)
  • IPD issues guides and standards to which IPD adheres and to which the rest of the industry is encouraged to use too.

IPD publishes the following guides and standards:

  • IPD Index Guide
  • IPD Benchmark Guide
  • IPD Protocol
  • IPD Global Estate Measurement Standards (GEMS)
  • IPD Measured Funds Guide

IPD works with authoritative organisations such as Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS), the European Central Bank, PREA (Pension Real Estate Association in the US) and the RICS  (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) to  ensure that the guides and standards IPD publishes are anchored with the right foundations.