Nareit Developments

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.

  • 7/22/2020

    The Role of Accounting in ESG Strategy, According to Columbia Property Trust’s CAO

    Wendy Gill, SVP & chief accounting officer at Columbia Property Trust, Inc. is one of the six program directors for REITworks. Last week, she spoke with Nareit about the upcoming virtual conference.
  • 7/20/2020

    CEO of The Robin Hood Foundation Confirmed as Keynote at Nareit’s REITworks

    Held Sept. 21-22, REITworks is Nareit’s new ESG-focused educational conference.
  • 7/20/2020

    Nareit Submits Comments to Treasury/IRS Regarding 2020-21 Priority Guidance Plan

    Letter regarding 2020-21 Priority Guidance Plan requests feedback on several issues.
  • 7/20/2020

    Nareit Wins Association Publishing Awards

    Association Media & Publishing presented Nareit with EXCEL Awards for magazine design excellence and video.
  • 7/15/2020

    Nareit’s 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Recognition Awards Application Process Now Open

    Applications for the 2020 awards must be submitted by Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.
  • 7/13/2020

    Florida State Board of Administration Launches $400 Million REIT Mandate

    The pension fund created the new investment mandate to add to its existing $1.7 billion REIT portfolio.
  • 7/13/2020

    Philippines’ SEC Approves Country’s First REIT IPO

    Move follows changes in REIT regulations earlier this year.
  • 7/13/2020

    Hawaii Legislative Session Adjourned Again Following Brief Return

    Bill that would have disallowed the dividend paid deduction for REITs is dead for the session.
  • 7/13/2020

    Pandemic Crisis Points to Need for Business Continuity Insurance

    The Coalition for Business Continuity is working to find ways to reduce the economic damage from new outbreaks of COVID-19.
  • 7/10/2020

    Nareit Launches ESG Exchange Series with July 21 Webinar

    This interactive webinar—held on July 21—will bring together an ESG-focused REIT investor and two REIT executives to discuss how their perspectives, and their company’s priorities in ESG, have evolved recently.