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.

  • 7/6/2020

    Nareit’s REITworks Provides Opportunity to Learn from Peers’ Experiences in Unprecedented Times

    Kelly Meissner, Director of Sustainability at Ventas, is looking forward to learning from peers’ experiences and successes at REITworks, particularly related to COVID-19. Another area of focus for Meissner is working towards addressing diversity and inclusion issues in the real estate industry.
  • 6/30/2020

    JBG SMITH CFO on Timeliness of New REIT Industry ESG Conference; Importance of Enterprise-Wide ESG Practices

    Steve Theriot, CFO at JBG SMITH, is one of six program directors for the inaugural REITworks: 2020 Virtual Conference, to be held Sept. 21-22.
  • 6/29/2020

    Treasury Issues Final 199A Regulations Confirming 20% Deduction for Qualified REIT Dividends Applies to Mutual Fund Shareholders

    Regulations are consistent with congressional intent and recommendations by Nareit and the mutual fund industry.
  • 6/29/2020

    Nareit Supports Congressional Request of Treasury to Report on Pandemic Insurance Availability

    The letter authored by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) asks how insurers have responded to COVID-19.
  • 6/29/2020

    Nareit mREIT Council Comments on Federal Home Loan Bank Membership

    mREITs can demonstrate mission alignment and contribute to the FHLB’s ability to fund housing and community development.
  • 6/29/2020

    Nareit Releases Second REIT Industry ESG Report

    The report highlights the REIT industry’s many initiatives tied to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and good governance.
  • 6/29/2020

    Overcoming Decades of Exclusion in Real Estate

    John Jones, Nareit vice president of government relations, participated in a webinar hosted by Scout with an esteemed panel made up of real estate executives, media personalities, and academics discussing the history of segregation and inequality in the real estate industry. 
  • 6/25/2020

    Many Commercial Real Estate Sectors Faring Well, Despite Economic Shock

    Nareit’s Calvin Schnure tells AEI panel that unspent stimulus funds will help fuel the recovery.
  • 6/23/2020

    Registration is Open for Nareit’s REITworks: 2020 Virtual Conference

    The conference will be held virtually on Sept. 21-22, and session recordings will be available on demand for registrants after the event.
  • 6/22/2020

    California Indefinite Evictions Moratorium Bill for Commercial Tenants Dies in Committee

    Nareit and other trade groups strongly opposed the bill.