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.
Both awards were created in 1992 to honor Nareit members who have displayed excellence in their contributions to the real estate industry and to the programs of the association. The leadership award is presented in memory of Edward H. Linde, the late CEO of Boston Properties. The achievement award is presented in memory of E. Lawrence Miller, the former CEO of one of the industry’s first REITs, Bradley Real Estate Trust, and a past Nareit Chair.
Nareit Industry Leadership Award Recipients:
2021: Glenn Rufrano, former CEO of VEREIT
2020: Connie Moore, former president and CEO of BRE Properties
2019: Ed Walter, former CEO of Host Hotels and Resorts
2018: David J. Neithercut, CEO of Equity Residential
2017: Ronald L. Havner, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Public Storage
2016: David Henry, former Vice Chairman, President and CEO of Kimco Realty Corp.
2015: Donald C. Wood, President and CEO of Federal Realty Investment Trust
2014: Debra A. Cafaro, Chairman, President and CEO of Ventas, Inc.
2013: Bryce Blair, former Chairman and CEO of AvalonBay Communities
2012: Martin E. Stein, Jr., President and CEO, Regency Centers Corporation
2011: Nelson Rising, Chairman, Rising Realty Partners
2010: Douglas Crocker II, Trustee, President and CEO, Equity Residential Properties Trust
2009: Arthur M. Coppola, Chairman and CEO, Macerich
2008: Leland R. Speed, Chairman, Parkway Properties and EastGroup Properties
2007: David E. Simon, Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group
2006: Edward H. Linde, CEO, Boston Properties, Inc.
2005: Hamid R. Moghadam, Chairman and CEO, AMB Property Corporation
2004: Steven Roth, Chairman and CEO, Vornado Realty Trust
2003: William D. Sanders, Co-Chairman, Verde Realty
2002: Kenneth B. Roath, Chairman and CEO, Health Care Property Investors, Inc.
2001: Bernard Winograd, CEO Prudential Real Estate Investors
2000: Samuel Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investments
1999: Milton Cooper, Chairman and CEO, Kimco Realty Corporation
1998: Stanford J. Alexander, Chairman and CEO, Weingarten Realty Investors
1997: John P. McCann, Chairman and CEO, United Dominion Realty Trust
1996: Sylvan M. Cohen, Chairman, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
1995: William Newman, Chairman, New Plan Excel Realty Trust
1994: Arthur von Thaden, Chairman, BRE Properties
1993: Arthur Viner, Real Estate Consultant
1992: Royce B. McKinley, Chairman, Santa Anita Realty Enterprises
Nareit Industry Achievement Award Recipients:
2021: Jeffrey Horowitz, head of global real estate, gaming and lodging for Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2020: Michael Bilerman, managing director and head of real estate and lodging research team at Citi
2019: Sheila McGrath, Evercore Partners Senior Managing Director
2018: Z. Jamie Behar, Managing Director, Real Estate and Alternative Investments at General Motors Investment Management Corp
2017: Michael Grupe, Executive Vice President, Research and Investor Outreach at Nareit
2016: Steve Buller, Portfolio Manager at Fidelity Investments
2015: Mary Hogan-Preusse, Managing Director and Co-Head of Americas Real Estate at APG Asset Management US Inc.
2014: Keith R. Pauley, Managing Director of LaSalle Investment Management Securities
2013: T. Ritson Ferguson, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of CBRE Clarion Securities
2012: Robert H. Steers, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Cohen & Steers, Inc.
2011: Theodore R. Bigman, Managing Director & Global Head of Real Estate, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
2010: Gilbert G. Menna, Partner & Co-Chairman, Goodwin Procter LLP
2009: Thomas E. Robinson, Senior Advisor, Stifel, Nicolaus
2008: Martin J. Cicco, CEO, MJC Associates
2007: Barden N. Gale, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for Real Estate of ABP Investments, U.S.
2006: Cydney C. Donnell, Executive Professor, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
2005: Arthur Zankel, High Rise Capital Management, LP
2004: Ralph L. Block, Publisher, “The Essential REIT” newsletter
2003: Jon A. Fosheim, Principal, Green Street Advisors and Mike Kirby, Principal, Green Streen Advisors
2002: Barry Vinocur, Editor-in-Chief, Realty Stock Review
2001: Martin Cohen, President, Cohen & Steers Capital Management
2000: Robert A. Frank, President and CEO, Intellectual Capital Markets, Inc.
1999: Richard B. Saltzman, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
1998: Morris L. Kramer, Partner, Roberts & Holland LLP
1997: Mark O. Decker, Managing Director, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc.
1996: Howard Mason, Senior Vice President, BRE Properties, Inc.
1995: Kenneth D. Campbell, Chairman, CRA Real Estate Securities
1994: William B. King, Partner, Goodwin, Procter & Hoar LLP