Nareit’s Investor Outreach team conducted 551 meetings this year with many of the largest and most influential investment organizations within the institutional investment marketplace.
Collectively, these entities represent close to $63 trillion in assets under management or advisement. They included:
- 141 with prominent domestic and international pension, retirement and sovereign wealth fund plan sponsors that represent more than $4.1 trillion in assets;
- 72 with investment consultants with assets under advisement of more than $27 trillion; and
- 247 with investment managers representing more than $31.5 trillion of assets under management that sponsor global and domestic products for the institutional and retail investor market.
The team held another 91 meetings with other organizations and associations active in investment management and the retirement industry.
Nareit was also active on the institutional investment conference circuit in 2017. Team members attended 71 events and participated in 53 as a speaker, board member or sponsor.
These meetings and appearances enable Nareit to communicate the benefits of the REIT approach to real estate investment—competitive performance, dividend income, diversification, capital appreciation and inflation protection—to investors worldwide. Data on allocations indicate that investors continue to gain an even greater appreciation for what REITs and real estate can offer their portfolios.
(Contact: Kurt Walten at email@example.com)