01/11/2021 | by

REITs across a number of different industries have been named to Newsweek’s 2021 ranking of America's Most Responsible Companies list.

Newsweek partnered with global data research firm Statista Inc. to publish the ranking, using data from the 2,000 largest public companies by revenue to narrow down the list to 399 companies across 14 industry segments.

The detailed analysis covered performance data in three areas of corporate social responsibility: environmental, social, and corporate governance. Newsweek also conducted a survey, asking 7,500 U.S. citizens about their perceptions of the companies related to corporate social responsibility. All elements were weighted to produce a final score.

The following REITs ranked within the real estate and housing segment of the Newsweek list:

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq: HST)

Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP)

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL)

Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE: KRC)

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM)

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB)

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR)

SITE Centers Corp. (NYSE: SITC)

Corporate Offices Property Trust (NYSE: OFC)

Regency Centers Corp. (Nasdaq: REG)

Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PEAK)

Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK)

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR)

Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO)


SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG)

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS)

Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT)

Equity Residential (NYSE: EQR)

Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS)

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG)

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR)

Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS)


Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE: SHO)

Highwood Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW)

Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY)

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