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.

  • 5/4/2015

    Hawaii Bill to Study REITs Near Passage

    Last week, a joint committee of the House of Representatives and Senate in Hawaii approved S.B. 118, a bill calling for a study on the impact of REITs in the state and the potential effect of repealing the dividends paid deduction (DPD)for REITs.
  • 5/4/2015

    NAREIT Welcomes Newest Corporate Members

    NAREIT is pleased to welcome its newest corporate members: Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. (NASDAQ: CSAL), American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust Inc. and American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II Inc.
  • 5/1/2015

    NAREIT Participates in NAGDCA Event

    NAREIT’s Investor Outreach team participated in the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Association’s (NAGDCA’s) Annual Industry Roundtable held in Washington, D.C. from April 30 to May 1.
  • 4/30/2015

    NAREIT Investor Outreach Team Held 32 Meetings in April

    In April, NAREIT’s Investor Outreach team held direct meetings with a diverse group of 32 investment organizations controlling more than $8 trillion in assets in the institutional investment market.
  • 4/30/2015

    FIRPTA Reform Legislation Introduced in House

    Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Joseph Crowley (D-NY) introduced a bill on April 30 in the U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA).
  • 4/29/2015

    NAREIT’s Investor Outreach Team Participates in IMCA Annual Conference

    Members of NAREIT’s Investor Outreach team participated in the Investment Management Consultants Association’s (IMCA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas on April 26 to April 29.
  • 4/28/2015

    NAREIT Supports Legislation Providing Relief From FIRPTA

    NAREIT and 17 other organizations are supporting the Real Estate Investment and Jobs Act of 2015, which is expected to be formally introduced in the House of Representatives on April 30 by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Joseph Crowley’s (D-NY).
  • 4/27/2015

    Houses Passes Two Cybersecurity Bills

    The House of Representatives passed two NAREIT-backed cybersecurity bills last week.
  • 4/24/2015

    Tenant Star Bill Heads for Obama’s Signature

    The House of Representatives passed the “Tenant Star” bill on April 21, putting the legislation on track to be signed into law by President Barack Obama.
  • 4/24/2015

    NAREIT and Organizations Request Extension of Comment Period for DOL Fiduciary Rule

    NAREIT joined a coalition of industry groups on April 21 in requesting an extension of the comment period for a proposed rule from the Department of Labor to impose a fiduciary duty on all retirement savings advisers.