ESG Forum Attendees Discuss Sustainability Best Practices

Nareit’s 2018 ESG Forum was held in Seattle from Jan. 23 – 24, offering attendees a collaborative workshop for real estate ESG professionals to advance the sustainability conversation and to share thoughts on best practices with their peers.

Ninety attendees, including 31 first-timers, participated in discussions on the most pressing issues currently facing the real estate industry, such as investors' perspectives on ESG issues; third-party ESG evaluations of companies; social and governance issues and risk management; climate events; and new trends.

This year’s program also featured a track tailored Nareit’s ESG JumpStart Program, an initiative with a goal of providing guidance to Nareit members and real estate organizations that are either just starting sustainability programs or looking for further growth in their existing programs.

(Contact: Fulya Kocak at

Get Nareit Developments blog posts delivered straight to your inbox.


The Nareit Developments section on provides updates of Nareit's activities and key events impacting the REIT and commercial real estate industry. Nareit is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets. Please see our Terms of Use.