Nareit represents REITs and publicly traded real estate companies in matters of legislation and public policy. Additionally, Nareit informs the investment community about the REIT approach to real estate investment. Efforts in these areas extend to international investors and governments. 

stock photo of office workers

Policy Issues

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.

Ensuring that our members' collective best interests are effectively promoted remains our topmost priority.

Learn more about Nareit's policy priorities.

Investor Outreach

Nareit’s Investment Affairs & Investor Education Outreach Program has been developed to inform institutional investors, individual investors and financial advisors worldwide about the many positive investment performance attributes of REIT-based real estate investment, thereby empowering all cohorts of investors to make more informed decisions about the appropriate allocation of assets invested in stock exchange-listed REITs.

Nareit’s outreach initiatives target key constituents in the investment decision making of both institutional and individual investors. These constituents include sponsors of DB pension plans and DC retirement savings plans; endowments and foundations; investment consulting firms that advise institutional investors with respect to their investment policies; registered investment advisors; and developers and providers of investment products.

Learn more about Nareit's investor outreach efforts.


REITs Around the World

Nareit plays an active role in the international expansion of the REIT industry. Building on the long-term track record of REITs in the U.S., listed REITs are the primary way the world invests in real estate.

Learn more about REITs around the world.


Federal REIT Tax Compendium

The searchable compendium includes Nareit summaries of all IRS and Treasury rulings, regulations and pronouncements since 1997 affecting the REIT industry and links to the official IRS or Treasury documents when available.

Search the compendium.