Nareit’s Investor CARE (Communications & Reporting Excellence) Awards honor those Nareit corporate members that interact most effectively with their investors on line, 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. All Nareit publicly traded corporate members, both equity and mREITs based within and outside the U.S., automatically are considered with respect to their relevant activities during the twelve months before the award year. Judges are solicited from the universe of analysts, portfolio managers and academics that advise, study and service our corporate members.
Nareit revamped the Investor CARE contest this year by broadening the criteria used to select the winners and by changing the award categories. This year, Nareit presented gold, silver and bronze awards for large cap as well as small cap equity REITs. Nareit also presented a gold award for mREITs.
In the past, Nareit focused on corporate members’ annual reports and websites and did not split out any member categories. This year, the criteria for choosing the winners consisted of the following: