Nareit and the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) joined forces for a series of investor outreach meetings in New York, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, and Columbus, Ohio.
Meredith Despins, Nareit senior vice president, investment affairs & investor education; Calvin Schnure, Nareit senior vice president, research & economic analysis; Dominique Moerenhout, EPRA CEO; and Ali Zaidi, EPRA director, research & indexes, met with a dozen public and corporate pension and retirement fund sponsors, investment consulting firms, and asset management organizations during a three-day roadshow.
The team offered investors a global macroeconomic overview and an outlook for investment in REITs and publicly traded real estate companies, highlighting research conducted and sponsored by both Nareit and EPRA.
Investors were particularly interested in hearing perspectives on the response of REITs to the interest rate environment and central bank policy, as well as how certain property sectors are positioned.
Nareit and EPRA also met with the FTSE Russell sales, asset owner and client relationship teams to provide an overview of the global REIT and listed property company investment proposition, and to compare notes on investor and market sentiment for the FTSE EPRA Nareit global family of indexes.
(Contact: Meredith Despins at email@example.com)