NAREIT's team of economists and data specialists conducts research regularly on a wide variety of topics relevant to real estate investors including:

  • listed REIT returns, volatility, and correlations with other assets;
  • real estate market fundamentals including construction, rent growth, and occupancy levels;
  • macroeconomic fundamentals including employment, consumer spending, and household formation;
  • performance of institutional private equity real estate investments; and
  • diversification benefits of listed REITs and private equity real estate.

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NAREIT regularly sponsors projects conducted by:

  • outside research organizations including Wilshire, Morningstar, and CEM Benchmarking; and
  • academic researchers and research centers such as the MIT Center for Real Estate.

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NAREIT compiles and disseminates third-party research including:

  • research reports by investment consultants, investment managers, and other industry participants; and
  • research studies conducted independently by university-based researchers, in many cases prior to their publication in academic journals.  

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