Nareit Corporate Member Benefits

Nareit corporate members benefit from exclusive access to investors, increased visibility, national and state advocacy, industry-leading research, member-only events and savings.

There’s a reason why 96% of U.S. REITs* are members of Nareit.

Nareit corporate membership is exclusively available to all REITs based in the U.S. or in any country that has existing REIT legislation, as well as listed real estate companies. Find the full list of corporate benefits here.

Members benefit from:

  • High-level interaction with investors—Nareit hosts the largest annual REIT investor event, open only to Nareit corporate members, that brings together investors, members of REIT management teams, and industry leaders.
  • Federal and state advocacy—Nareit advocates on its corporate members’ behalf and works to protect and promote their interests.
  • Increased visibility—Members are featured in Nareit’s publications, website, and social media accounts.
  • Investor outreach—Nareit meets with top investment consulting firms, pension funds, retirement plans sponsors, and providers on our members’ behalf to educate them on REITs and real estate investment.
  • Research and industry information—Members gain access to reports, analysis, communication guides, and member-only publications providing the latest trends in the industry.
  • Savings on events, products, and services—Nareit members receive reduced prices on all Nareit events; Nareit’s Annual Compensation Survey; access to Nareit’s directors and officer’s liability insurance program; and more.

Contact Nareit’s Membership Team to Join Today

For more information on how Nareit can support your organization, contact Nareit Vice President, Membership & Meetings Katelyn Rowland or Nareit Vice President, Membership & Meetings Afia Boone to ask questions or to obtain the corporate member application.

 

Policy & Politics: Nareit Advocates For You

Policy & Politics: Nareit Advocates for you

With more than 112 years of combined experience in Washington, Nareit’s Policy & Politics team is dedicated to advocating at both a federal and state level on behalf of Nareit members. Speaking as the voice of the REIT industry, we work tirelessly to promote our members’ collective best interests.

Nareit advocates for the REIT approach to real estate investment all over the world. Nareit met with government officials and submitted comments with respect to many countries’ adoption of REIT rules modeled after the U.S. approach. Today, nearly 40 countries have REITs, including all G7 countries. Nareit also frequently engages with the OECD to ensure REIT interests are represented globally.

Additionally, Nareit’s Policy & Politics team also helps oversee REITPAC, the only political action committee in the U.S. dedicated solely to issues relevant to REITs and publicly traded real estate companies.

Nareit corporate members benefit from:

  • A unified, authoritative voice championing the issues impacting your business. Nareit’s Policy and Politics team works on your behalf at federal and state levels (and internationally) to preserve and promote members’ collective best interest.
  • The opportunity to have your voice heard and elevate the issues that are important to you and your business. Members have the opportunity to join Nareit committees, subcommittees, councils, task forces and initiatives.
  • Being the first to know about policy updates and information that may impact your business. Nareit sends out email alerts exclusively to members. 
  • Opportunities to participate in meetings with legislators in congressional districts to share the impact your business makes on the community. 
  • Representation before the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Nareit works directly with FASB, IASB, and our corporate members to best represent the perspective of the real estate industry.
  • Assistance in sharing year-end tax information with mutual funds, brokers, and investors.

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Research & Investor Outreach

Nareit’s Research & Investor Outreach team informs and educates institutional investors, financial advisors, policymakers, and the public about REITs and their important role in well-diversified portfolios. Nareit research provides valuable insights to Nareit members on investor communication strategies.

Outreach with an Impact

  • In 2019, Nareit’s Investor Outreach team conducted over 600 direct meetings with investment consulting firms, pension funds, retirement plan sponsors, investment managers, and organizations in the investment industry. Direct meetings spread the message that REITs provide low cost, transparent, and liquid access to the commercial real estate asset class.
  • Nareit provides education on the role of real estate—and REITs in particular—in defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, which represent over $16 trillion in assets.
  • In recent years, Nareit has conducted a series of direct marketing campaigns targeting more than 50,000 U.S.-based registered investment advisors (RIAs) to promote REIT-based real estate investment to the retail investor marketplace.
  • Nareit conducts international outreach in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. During 2019, Nareit conducted direct meetings with some of the world’s largest pension plans and sovereign wealth funds.

Powerful Research that Elevates the REIT Industry

Nareit conducts REIT research and analyses—and sponsors third party research on the benefits of the REIT approach to real estate investment—that is published on REIT.com and shared via multiple media outlets and newsletters.

Nareit’s research demonstrates the competitive, long-term market performance record, and diversification benefits of REITs. Nareit members gain exclusive access to Nareit sponsored market research, including a recent study that examines the investment predispositions and expectations of generalist investors.

Nareit provides sought-after industry data, including:

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Build Industry Connections at Nareit Events

Nareit brings members, investors, and industry stakeholders together via Nareit-sponsored meetings and conferences. These high-level events serve to extend the industry’s core messages, provide educational opportunities, give subject matter experts a forum to express their viewpoints, and facilitate networking with peers. Nareit members receive discounted registration and access to exclusive investor-only events.

Nareit hosts six annual events that connect its members to peers, investors, policymakers, and other key stakeholders.

CEO Forum & Advocacy Day

Every February, Nareit corporate member CEOs come to Capitol Hill to discuss issues relevant to the REIT industry with policymakers. Members have the unique opportunity to meet directly with policymakers and advance issues essential to their company’s success.

REITwise: Law, Accounting & Finance Conference

Nareit’s REITwise: Law, Accounting & Finance Conference provides attendees with in-depth information on the latest developments impacting legal, financial, tax, and accounting professionals in the REIT and publicly traded real estate industry. REITwise also offers opportunities to earn CPE/CLE credits. Nareit corporate and individual members receive significant savings on registration fees.

REIT Investor Relations Symposium

Nareit and the New York Stock Exchange partner to host this event, designed exclusively for REIT investor relations professionals. Conveniently held the day before REITweek and open only to Nareit members, this one-day program covers best practices for investor communications, IR trends, and more.

REITweek: Investor Conference

Every June, Nareit corporate members are invited to attend the largest gathering of institutional investors interested in REITs at Nareit’s REITweek. REITweek is an invitation-only event held annually in New York that allows Nareit corporate member REITs to connect with investors through one-on-one private meetings, luncheons, and individual company presentations. Nearly 3,000 REIT executives, investors, and analysts attend REITweek annually.

REITworks Conference

REITworks is an educational conference where REIT industry professionals have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and good governance impacting the real estate sector. CPAs and HR professionals also have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Attendees can customize an individualized event program to suit their needs, interests, and goals.

REITworld: Annual Conference

Every November, Nareit’s REITworld: Annual Conference brings together more than 1,400 REIT executives, investors, and industry professionals. Nareit corporate members can host private meetings with investors and participate in networking events and educational sessions.

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Increase Your Company’s Visibility

Nareit’s Communications team works to support the organization’s overall mission of promoting the REIT approach to real estate investment. As a Nareit corporate member, helping to tell your story is our top priority. Nareit produces member-focused content to provide you with new vehicles to communicate with all stakeholders, including the investment community and the general public.

Gain publicity through Nareit publications

In 2019, Nareit news stories on REIT.com received more than 660,000 pageviews. These stories highlight member accomplishments and help communicate company news and achievements to investors and the general public.

Nareit members have the opportunity to gain publicity through:

Extend your company’s reach via Nareit’s channels

Nareit members are featured prominently throughout REIT.com and on Nareit’s social channels. All Nareit corporate members are included in the REIT directory, which had more than 665,000 pageviews in 2019. Each member page features stock price, performance details, recent news, and more.

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Additional Benefits of Nareit Membership

  • Nareit U.S. corporate members have access to a Nareit-sponsored best-in-class primary Directors & Officers Liability (“D&O”) insurance program. This program gives members access to a talented team of individuals who specialize in analyzing and underwriting unique D&O exposures and trends impacting REITs.
  • Nareit members have access to exclusive content on Nareit’s website, including an online directory of all Nareit corporate and individual members.
  • Nareit produces valuable industry resources and publications, including an exclusive weekly newsletter directly from Nareit’s CEO that features updates related to key policy issues, real estate industry news, investor outreach highlights, and the latest news from Nareit.
  • Nareit corporate members are eligible to participate in (and receive a free copy of) the annual Compensation Survey. Conducted for more than 25 years, this survey includes data from U.S. equity REITs on current and long-term compensation policies to help executive teams stay competitive and attract top talent. Members that do not participate receive a significant discount on the survey.
  • Members receive a discount on ad placements in Nareit’s Real Estate Investment SmartBrief. Nareit members can leverage the daily newsletter—read by more than 34,000 real estate investment professionals—to maintain their brand awareness, showcase their thought leadership, or even generate qualified leads.
  • In addition to the annual ESG-focused conference, REITworks, Nareit hosts the JumpStart Workshop, exclusively available to corporate members. Nareit also produces the annual REIT Industry ESG Report, which provides a review of the state of ESG practices within the REIT industry—including case studies of corporate member achievements. Learn more about how Nareit supports REIT industry ESG efforts here.

Contact Nareit’s Membership Team to Join Today

For more information on how Nareit can support your organization, contact Nareit Vice President, Membership & Meetings Katelyn Rowland or Nareit Vice President, Membership & Meetings Afia Boone to ask questions or to obtain the corporate member application.