Nareit Select Industry Service Providers (or Board Associates) are industry stakeholders that provide service and support to REITs and listed real estate companies. In turn, they are afforded the opportunity to interact with REIT management teams and Nareit’s leadership throughout the year.

2021 Executive Board Associate Program Members

Accounting Firms  
Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. 
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
KPMG LLP provides services specifically designed to help REITs navigate the challenging and ever-changing environment. Our dedicated professionals bring in-depth real estate knowledge and experience to help you identify opportunities, assess value, overcome obstacles, and navigate tax laws and regulations in jurisdictions throughout the United States and abroad. Our industry depth, global reach, and full range of relevant services can facilitate your success in today’s marketplace.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people. We're committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. 
Investment Banks  
Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving large corporations, small- and middle-market businesses and individual consumers in more than 150 countries with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides, through various banking and broker-dealer affiliates, M&A advice, equity and debt capital raising solutions, lending, risk management, treasury, liquidity, and payments management. 
Wells Fargo Securities
Wells Fargo Securities is a leading capital provider to the REIT sector and offers a full suite of investment banking and capital markets services and advice to meet our client’s needs.


2021 Board Associate Program Members


Law Firms  
Alston & Bird
Alston & Bird showcases one of the largest and most sophisticated REIT practices in the United States. Situated at the intersection of capital flows and real property, the team offers the full array of experience needed to handle virtually any type of transaction. Our REIT practice is an industry-leading, interdisciplinary group that consists of corporate, securities, real estate and tax specialists, focused on publicly traded, non-traded and private REITs and private investment funds.
Goodwin Procter, LLP
With more than 100 attorneys focused solely on the real estate industry, Goodwin Procter’s Real Estate Capital Markets Practice offers clients unparalleled experience and expertise across the United States and Europe. Our expertise in the REIT, private investment fund and hospitality and leisure industries is unmatched.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
For more than four decades, Greenberg Traurig has delivered practical business and tax solutions for real estate finance and operating companies in connection with their capital market transactions and their merger, acquisition, construction, development, disposition and financing activities.
Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells is an international legal practice that includes Hogan Lovells US LLP and Hogan Lovells International LLP. 
King & Spalding
King & Spalding’s REIT practice includes industry-leading expertise in capital markets transactions for public and private REITs involving virtually every asset class from office, industrial, multifamily and retail to some of the most challenging, such as timber, senior living facilities, healthcare facilities, single-family homes and hotels.
Proskauer is an international law firm recognized for its excellence both in practicing law and serving clients. It is a trusted advisor to many of the world’s top companies, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organizations across industries and borders. With 725+ lawyers in 12 offices and approximately 50 areas of practice, Proskauer has the capabilities, experience and creativity to guide our clients through their most important legal and business challenges.
Sidley Austin LLP
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s largest law firms. With more than 2,000 lawyers worldwide, we provide a broad range of services to meet the needs of large and small businesses across a multitude of industries, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Sidley is at the forefront of representing REITs in the full range of legal services, including capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate, finance and other matters. Sidley’s team of seasoned lawyers is dedicated to providing outstanding client service and innovative legal solutions.
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For more than 30 years, lawyers in Vinson & Elkins’ Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) practice have been helping clients achieve their business objectives. After adding five REIT industry veterans to the firm’s practice in early 2016, V&E now boasts one of the largest teams of dedicated REIT practitioners in the industry. Our lawyers have extensive experience with REIT formation and capital markets transactions, as well as merger and acquisition transactions, joint venture formations, restructurings, spin-offs and recapitalizations, including transactions involving publicly traded REITs, public non-traded REITs, externally managed REITs, private REITs, C-corporations, and partnerships.
Winston & Strawn LLP is a distinguished global law firm with more than 850 attorneys in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. 


Accounting Firms  
BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies.
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Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. We help real estate owners, investors and operators grow by providing meaningful, actionable insights for privately owned and publicly listed clients.


Investment Banking Firms  
With more than 100 attorneys focused solely on the real estate industry, Goodwin Procter’s Real Estate Capital Markets Practice offers clients unparalleled experience and expertise across the United States and Europe. Our expertise in the REIT, private investment fund and hospitality and leisure industries is unmatched.
BMO Capital Markets
BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American-based financial services provider, with approximately 2,200 professionals in 30 locations around the world, including 16 offices North America, offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. 
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as 'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 46,600 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
J.P. Morgan
A global leader, J.P. Morgan delivers strategic advice and solutions, including capital raising, risk management, and trade finance services to corporations, institutions and governments.
KeyBanc Capital Markets
Key Banc Capital Markets help institutional clients lead in an ever-changing marketplace and in all market conditions. We are an integrated source for capital-raising, strategic advisory and industry expertise providing customized solutions from debt offerings to privatization.
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in financial advice and market execution. With offices in more than 43 countries, the people of Morgan Stanley are dedicated to providing our clients the finest thinking, products and services to help them achieve even their most challenging goals.
Raymond James
Raymond James Financial, Inc. is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has nearly 6,400 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.6 million client accounts in more than 2,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. 
RBC Capital Markets
RBC Capital Markets is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products and services to corporations, institutional investors and governments around the world. We work with clients in over 100 countries around the globe to deliver the expertise and execution required to raise capital, access markets, mitigate risk and acquire or dispose of assets. 
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Scotiabank is one of the leading foreign banks serving large national and multinational corporations in the U.S. through its Global Banking and Markets, Global Transaction Banking and Wealth Management business lines.
Stifel Investment Banking provides strategic advisory, capital raising, and underwriting services to our clients in North America, Europe, and Asia principally focused on the middle-market. The combination of a full-service product offering and investment bankers with deep domain and product expertise allow us to provide solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation is a core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, a Tokyo-based bank holding company that is ranked among the largest 25 banks globally by assets under management. SMBC Americas Division, with more than 2,500 employees, oversees operations in the US, Canada, Mexico, and South America. We work across SMFG to offer corporate and institutional clients sophisticated and comprehensive financial services around the globe.



Other Industry Service Providers  
Chatham Financial
Chatham Financial is the premier, independent partner for commercial real estate investors seeking capital markets solutions.  Founded in 1991, the company provides comprehensive financial risk management and investment management services.  From its offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, the company serves more than 1,600 clients globally.
Duff & Phelps Real Estate Advisory Group, A Kroll Business
Duff & Phelps Real Estate Advisory Group, A Kroll Business is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, and compliance and regulatory consulting. 
Ferguson Partners, Ltd.
FPL Advisory Group is a global professional services firm specializing in executive and director recruitment, compensation consulting, and organizational, financial & strategic consulting. For more than 25 years, FPL’s consultants have acted as trusted advisors to senior leaders at companies throughout the real estate and financial services industries.
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Green Street Advisors
Green Street is the preeminent provider of research and advisory services on Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). The firm has been analyzing commercial real estate for 30 years and now employs over 30 dedicated real estate research professionals in the U.S., more than triple the size of its average competitor. Green Street provides in-depth analysis on more than 80 U.S. REITs (over 90% of the REIT $900B market cap), across 13 real estate subsectors and over 30 European REITs and real estate companies (over 75% if the EPRA market cap). The firm’s clients include some of the top diversified and REIT dedicated institutional money managers, private equity funds, investment banks, and hedge funds around the globe.