Investors are increasingly evaluating companies based on specific ESG-related criteria and the subset focused on “responsible investments” continues to grow.

Kilrow Realty Corp

Kilroy Realty Corp

The REIT and publicly traded real estate industry makes up the physical structures of our nation’s communities and as such is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship, social responsibility and good governance practices within our society.

Delivering long-term value in today’s business landscape requires a more holistic approach that serves all stakeholders, including investors, tenants, employees and communities, and systematically addresses the full spectrum of environmental, social responsibility, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. As REIT stakeholders become increasingly impacted by and interested in corporate ESG performance, the ESG journey for REITs and publicly traded real estate is urgent and accelerating.

Fulya Kocak at 2019 ESG Forum

Nareit ESG Leadership and Initiatives

Nareit develops metric-based programs and strategic partnerships for the commercial real estate industry to support the REIT industry’s efforts to advance its ESG objectives with a dedicated focus on people, partnerships, and philanthropy.

2021 ESG Report cover

2021 Nareit ESG Report

The third-annual report of the REIT industry’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance details the state of sustainability efforts in the publicly traded U.S. REIT industry. Featured case studies showcase REIT leadership and ESG innovation from a variety of sectors and serve as a practical tool for stakeholders to assess the scale and impact of the REIT industry’s ESG commitments and initiatives.

REIT portfolios containing green certified buildings

ESG Resources and Research

Nareit supports and promotes the REIT industry’s adoption of ESG principles by providing resources for industry stakeholders and dissemi­nating information about ESG oversight, manage­ment, tracking, and reporting.