About Nareit

Nareit serves as the worldwide representative voice for REITs and real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate. Nareit’s members are REITs and other real estate companies throughout the world that own, operate, and finance income-producing real estate, as well as those firms and individuals who advise, study, and service those businesses.

REITs are real estate working for you. Through the diverse array of properties they own, finance, and operate, REITs help provide the essential real estate we need to live, work, and play. REITs of all types collectively own around $3.5 trillion in gross assets across the U.S., with stock-exchange listed REITs owning over $2.5 trillion in assets. U.S. listed REITs have an equity market capitalization of more than $1 trillion. In addition, more than 145 million Americans live in households with a REIT investment through their 401(k) and other investment funds.

We are the voice for the REIT industry among U.S policymakers, whom we inform about the important roles that REITs and REIT investment play in job creation, economic growth and the lives of millions of investors. We also are an information resource for policymakers in countries around the world that have introduced or are considering introducing REITs.

Nareit is the leading producer and sponsor of research on REIT investment, which we use to communicate its benefits—continuing income, diversification, capital appreciation and inflation protection—to investors, policymakers and the media, worldwide. We also provide REIT news, data and our industry’s perspective to all our audiences, and we host the REIT industry’s primary investor conferences and educational events.

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Nareit offers memberships to real estate companies operating as REITs and publicly traded real estate companies and individuals who provide support and services to REITs and the publicly traded real estate industry. Nareit brings together a diverse group of professionals sharing a common interest in real estate investment.

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Since its inception, Nareit has diligently worked to preserve and perfect REITs by helping to shape the landmark legislation and policy decisions that have defined the evolution of REITs and real estate investment.

Speaking as the voice of the industry, Nareit articulates its position at the highest levels of the U.S. and other governments, at state and local levels, and before numerous standards-setting organizations around the globe.

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Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative

Nareit has created the Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative to promote the recruitment, inclusion and advancement of women in REITs and the broader commercial real estate industry. This initiative seeks to achieve this mission through providing education and career development opportunities, hosting networking events and more.

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