Nareit created the Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DDEI) Initiative in 2017 to take actionable and sustainable measures that support the recruitment, inclusion, development, and advancement of women, Black professionals, other people of color, ethnically diverse individuals, and members of other under-represented groups in REITs and the publicly traded real estate industry.

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As the representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate, Nareit plays a role to help advance the REIT industry’s DEI efforts. With the support of REIT CEOs and executive leadership councils and committees, including the Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion CEO Council, Nareit has built upon the Dividends Through Diversity & Inclusion (DDEI) initiative, which launched in 2017.

Nareit wishes to thank the original co-chairs and members of the Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee, who helped bring the DDEI initiative to the industry in 2017. The chairs included Diane Morefield, Mary Hogan Preusse, and Sherry Rexroad.

Check out the latest information about Nareit’s support for DEI in the REIT industry.