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.

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REIT Industry ESG Report

This 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. The report serves as a practical tool for stakeholders to assess the scale and impact of the REIT industry’s ESG commitments and initiatives.

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ESG Dashboard

With the goal of communicating the U.S. REIT industry’s ESG impact and progress, Nareit created the ESG Dashboard. Developed in partnership with GeoPhy and updated annually, the ESG Dashboard identifies and tracks company reporting of ESG key performance indicators (KPIs) for the U.S. REIT industry.

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Practical Reference for ESG Implementation and Reporting

This Reference provides actionable guidance, as well as helpful tools and resources, to enable effective ESG management and disclosure for REITs and commercial real estate organizations that are new to, progressing in, or advanced in their sustainability journey. Information contained in this Reference is distilled from ESG standards and frameworks, perspectives from subject matter experts, and leading practice examples, and complements Nareit’s ESG Frameworks (available below).

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ESG Frameworks

The Nareit Guide to ESG Reporting Frameworks helps Nareit members better understand and navigate the array of environmental, social and governance reporting frameworks. The inaugural guide, developed with assistance from AccountAbility, was released in 2019 and is available in a downloadable PDF.

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ESG Rater Presentations

Nareit hosted a series of webinars with ESG raters in summer 2021. Representatives from FTSE Russell, ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS), MSCI, and Sustainalytics who cover the real estate sector shared insights into how REITs are assessed, how they factor or adjust for tenant behaviors, differences between real estate sectors, and more. Recordings are available exclusively to Nareit corporate members.

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2021 Nareit Compensation Survey

The most comprehensive real estate survey of its kind, the 2021 Nareit Compensation Survey features compensation data on more than 200 job titles commonly found at REITs and REOCs.


Home Isn’t Where the Office Is – Research Paper from University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy and Nareit

In a summer 2021 survey of Black professionals, participants observed that offices have historically provided ways for Black professionals to develop relationships, gather information, and create opportunities for advancement that are significantly superior to virtual alternatives.