Nareit recognizes the achievements and contributions of its members and industry professionals through its annual awards. Nareit presents member companies with awards for sustainability efforts and communications with the public. Executives and industry professionals are recognized for their contributions to the industry.


The links below provide more information about each award program as well as award recipients.

Nareit Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recognition Awards

Nareit’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recognition Awards honor both Nareit member companies and individual members who have demonstrated a strong commitment and made outstanding contributions to the advancement of diversity and inclusion within their companies as well as in the REIT and publicly traded real estate industry.

Nareit Investor CARE Awards

Nareit’s Investor CARE (Communications & Reporting Excellence) Awards honor those Nareit corporate members that interact most effectively with their investors online, in writing and orally, as well as those member companies that provide those investors with the most comprehensive, clearly articulated and useful information in the most efficient manner.

Nareit Leader in the Light Awards

Nareit's annual Leader in the Light Awards honor Nareit member companies that have demonstrated superior and sustained sustainability practices. The Leader in the Light Awards are presented to REITs in property sectors as well as presented to an individual in the “Leadership Personified” category.

Nareit Leadership and Industry Achievement Awards

The Industry Leadership Award is presented to a REIT executive who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the growth and betterment of the industry. Industry professionals whose acumen and integrity have helped heighten awareness of REITs and publicly traded real estate are eligible for the Industry Achievement Award.